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Perhaps not going to UCCS.

2010-09-30 22:38:28 by TheSongSalad
Updated

Well, I've been thinking about things and applying to a couple of other schools, and I think it may be unlikely I go to UCCS in the spring. I hate to sound sure of myself when I just changed my mind, but I'm thinking it's going to be CU-Boulder. It's better in every way than the springs except it's more expensive and only has one game development course. I'm thinking about computer science or Political Science now, as I would be more likely to get a job with either degree, and it wouldn't tie me to any one industry.

Perhaps not going to UCCS.


Going to UCCS.

2010-08-08 05:01:22 by TheSongSalad

So I'm going to be going to The University of Colorado at Colorado Springs in the Spring. This fall I'll actually be attending my local community college, but after that, I'm transferring. I'm hoping to pursue a degree in game design and development. I almost shat myself when I found out a school offered such a program in my state. I had briefly considered Full Sail and UAT when I was leaving high school, but dismissed them due to cost.

It feels strange to be going to a university to study making games. I love my life. Also, Link to the program's page. For some reason the url opens the page halfway down, so you have to scroll up to see the top of the page.

Going to UCCS.



Avoidance 4: Classic released today.

Avoidance 4: Classic Released


The Broncos Should Draft

2010-04-22 16:27:12 by TheSongSalad

I'm picking who I think the Denver Broncos are going to draft over the next few days. Currently they have picks in rounds 1, 2, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, and hold No. 11, No. 43, and No. 45. For this, I'm hoping the Broncos trade the 11 pick down to the 16 pick and get another 2 pick for it.

So this is who I hope they draft:

1: Maurkice Pouncy, C, Florida
2: Sean Lee, ILB, Penn State
2: Mike Johnson, G, Alabama
2: Brandon LaFell, WR, LSU (Golden Tate, WR, Notre Dame or Arrelious Benn, WR, Illinois would also be good here, but I think both would be gone by this point.)
3: Kareem Jackson, CB, Alabama (If available. Secondary choices would be Greg Hardy, DE, Ole Miss, Ricky Sapp, DE, Clemson, Brandon Graham, DE, Michigan, or Darryl Sharpton, ILB, Miami (FL))
4: If none of 3's secondary choices are possible, George Selvie, DE, South Florida (or Joique Bell, RB, Wayne State)
6: Shelley Smith, G, Colorado State
7: Riar Geer, TE, Colorado

Idiotic management causes some of these needs, but hopefully the draft goes something like this.

Also, here are my Top 5 players at each position:

QB:
1. Sam Bradford, Oklahoma
2. Jimmy Clausen, Notre Dame
3. Dan LeFevour, Central Michigan
4. Tim Tebow, Florida
5. Colt McCoy, Texas

A deep class I think. There's 4 potential NFL starters here. Likely is the top two become starters, and one of the next two do.

RB:
1. C.J. Spiller, Clemson
2. LaGarrette Blount, Oregon
3. Toby Gerhart, Stanford
4. Ryan Mathews, Fresno State
5. Joique Bell, Wayne State

I know I didn't include Jonathon Dwyer. A injury prone guy with no catching skills? I think he still might be a good pro, but I think you'd get a lot more value from anyone else up there. I love LaGarrette Blount and Toby Gerhart. Blount would be a top 20 pick if he didn't punch that guy, and while Gerhart had too many college carries, he'll be a good one.

WR:
1. Dez Bryant, Oklahoma State
2. Golden Tate, Notre Dame
3. Brandon LaFell, LSU
4. Arrelious Benn, Illinois
5. Damien Williams, USC

This is a deep, deep receiver class. While Dez tops the list because of his talent, I wouldn't draft him simply because of all the other great picks you could get in the second round. Golden Tate is a little small, but I like him, he's a guy who will do great. Brandon LaFell is ranked so high because I think he might be the next Brandon Marshall, but I admit he's a bit of a gamble. Arrelious Benn is going to be a solid pro, and Damien Williams is a hoss, and is going to be a great value pick considering how well he did with a freshman QB.

TE:
1. Rob Gronkowski, Arizona
2. Jermain Gresham, Oklahoma
3. Jimmy Graham, Miami (FL)
4. Anthony McCoy, USC
5. Dennis Pitta, BYU

The top two are going to be all pros. The 3rd guy could be, but could also be a bust, and Anthony McCoy could be decent, and Dennis Pitta get the 5th spot because there's no one else to take it, and he's the only one left with any potential.

T:
1. Russell Okung, Oklahoma State
2. Trent Williams, Oklahoma
3. Jared Veldheer, Hillsdale
4. Adam Valtoski, Texas
5. Charles Brown, USC

Is it just me, or a franchise left tackles becoming a lot more common? I also love Bryan Bulaga from Iowa, but didn't include him on the list because of his thyroid issue. He could make it in the pros, but that's some serious shit.

G:
1. Mike Iupati, Iowa
2. Mike Johnson, Alabama
3. Jon Asamoah, Illinois
4. Brendon Carter, Texas Tech
5. Rodger Saffold, Indiana

Everyone after the first two are a risk, but do have potential to start.

C:
1. Maurkice Pouncey, Florida
2. Jeff Byers, USC
3. Justin Walton, Baylor
4. Matt Tennant, Boston College
5. Eric Olsen, Norte Dame

The top spot is the only lock, although there's some decent talent below, they all have some flaws.

DE:
1. Derrick Morgan, Georgia Tech
2. Greg Hardy, Ole Miss
3. Carlos Dunlap, Florida
4. Ricky Sapp, Clemson
5. Everson Griffen, USC

1 is the most talent with the least risk. I love the 2 spot. 3 has so much talent I had to include him, even though I wouldn't draft him. Dude was driving drunk two days before the biggest game of his life. Couldn't he just wait? 4 is a safe bet to be decent. 5 is boom/bust pick. I really don't feel too safe with any of the picks though. Huge numbers of DEs have been busts recently.

DT:
1. Ndamukong Suh, Nebraska
2. Gerald McCoy, Oklahoma
3. Dan Williams, Tennessee
4. Lamarr Houston, Texas
5. Terrence Cody, Alabama.

Many more than these 5 are good. I like Jared Odrick, Penn State too. I'm going to stop with these comments because I need to finish this before class. I just want to point out how many players are from either Alabama or Oklahoma/Oklahoma State. It's crazy. The rest of the list:

ILB:
1. Rolando McClain, Alabama
2. Brandon Spikes, Florida
3. Sean Lee, Penn State
4. Pat Angerer, Iowa (Awesome name)
5. Darryl Sharpton, Miami (FL)

OLB:
1. Sean Weatherspoon
2. Navarro Bowman, Penn State
3. Sergio Kindle, Texas
4. Daryl Washington, TCU
5. Thaddeus Gibson, Ohio State

CB:
1. Joe Haden, Florida (the next Champ Baily I think)
2. Patrick Robinson, Florida State (boom/bust)
3. Kareem Jackson, Alabama
4. Kyle Wilson, Boise State
5. Dominique Franks, Oklahoma

S:
1. Eric Berry, Tennessee
2. Earl Thomas, Texas
3. Taylor Mays, USC
4. Morgan Burnett, Georgia Tech
5. Chad Jones, LSU


Avoidance 4

2010-01-18 01:00:23 by TheSongSalad
Updated

I'm currently making Avoidance 4 with Izzy-A doing the art. It's looking really good, and I thought I'd keep this little update to help myself and if anyone else cares about it.

Classic Mode Art: 100%
Classic Mode Scripting: 100%
Adventure Mode Art: 90%
Adventure Mode Scripting: 65%
Menu Art/Design: 90%
Menu Scripts: 100%
Plot Like Things: 60%
Adventure Mode Level Design: 2%
Ads: 100%
Instructions: 50%
Classic Testing: 0%
Adventure Testing: 0%

ALSO:

This Game

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/
533358

is the most amazing thing to ever happen. I got 118,143 feet as my best.


Best Band Names Ever

2009-04-25 23:26:36 by TheSongSalad
Updated

ok, so i decided to start this thing. it's a list of what would make the best band names ever. i got the idea from a thread where you made an album from random article on wiki.

comment w/ what you think would be the best band name and if i like it enough, i'll add it! also, just added this part, tell me which ones you do and don't like and i'll keep/remove them.

here's the list so far:

The North Olympic Library System
Prophecy of the Spectral Mongoose
Fuckland
That One Band
The Ever Lasting Urge To Rock For Forever And A Week
Jiggle The Handle
Syn
African Nuclear Weapons Free Zone Treaty
Flaccid Erection(?)

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throwing this down here as a little update if anyone cares. my trial of the new flash ran out, and i'm kinda into some other stuff right now, but maybe someday i'll make another flash.

in the music department, i've made some re-mixes i think are bomb ass, but you cant upload them to newgrounds, so you all fail. i'm thinking i might make one entirely from scratch, like making the beats and using nothing but the lyrics and timing of the song, but i have to see if i can upload it here. my most wanted songs to do are swag on by solja boy, fire burning by sean kingston, and party like a rockstar by the shop boyz. i'll update.


Project?

2009-04-13 01:08:23 by TheSongSalad
Updated

ok, so i am working w/ corky52 on a football flash, which is looking pretty good so far, but is still really early in development, and i'm also may or may not be doing some voice acting for phycicpebble. fun indeed.

i'm also making a platformer game in my spare time. excellent for my understanding of flash that is. the wonders of vcam, functions, etc. i'll keep you updated.

and now for the update, that was quick, wasn't it? well, my version of flash is about to run out, damn needing money for the full thing. hopefully i'll be able to get it soon, but don't look for anything new super quick. also, the artest for the thing w/ corey is AWOL, so i doubt that's getting off the ground, and phycicpebble hasn't seemed to have been on in a while so, it'll be a bit before you see new flash from me me thinkith.

maybe some audio soon though, i really like the song connor and i made,

http://www.newgrounds.com/audio/listen /229460

so maybe we'll make something when he's done snorting coke ;P.


It's Out!

2009-04-02 18:18:55 by TheSongSalad

Avoidence 3 is finally out!!! i'm so happy.

linky:

http://www.newgrounds.com/portal/view/
489708


Avoidence 3

2009-02-21 00:51:18 by TheSongSalad
Updated

It's done! Uploading tomorrow after some final play-testing.

also, here's the icon! yay icon!

Avoidence 3


flash issues....

2009-02-16 15:59:59 by TheSongSalad

well, if anyone looks at this, i'm having issues with my flash game's hit detection... this is the code if anyone wants to help.:

onClipEvent(EnterFrame){
if (Key.isDown(Key.RIGHT)) {
this._x += 10;
} else if (Key.isDown(Key.LEFT)) {
this._x -= 10;
}
if (Key.isDown(Key.UP)){
this._y -= 10;
}else if (Key.isDown(Key.DOWN)){
this._y += 10;
}
for (i = 1; i < 3; i++)
{
var baddguy = _root["baddguy" + i];
var deltax = _x - baddguy._x;
var deltay = _y - baddguy._y;
var radiusp = _width / 2;
var radiusbddg1 = baddguy._width / 2;
if((deltax * deltax) + (deltay * deltay) <= ((radiusp + radiusbddg1) * (radiusp + radiusbddg1)))
{
gotoAndStop(2);
}
}
}

includes the code for movement, but it's on the same movie clip so hell, why not. any help?