The new cool microsoft





  • @jergosh said:

    http://defyallchallenges.com/ 

    Sorry, I don't get it. Where's the WTF? As the OP, it's your duty to explain it. In case no proper explanation follows:



  • Is the WTF that they're not using Silverlight?



  • @Sunstorm said:

    Is the WTF that they're not using Silverlight?
    Maybe the fact that it's just a flash page, it's not accessible at all (as in for impaired people), this is a big no-no as MS tends to be very pro-active about accessibility.



  • @derula said:

    @jergosh said:

    http://defyallchallenges.com/ 

    Sorry, I don't get it. Where's the WTF? As the OP, it's your duty to explain it. In case no proper explanation follows:

     

    Did you go to the linked site. The whole thing was in flash,  and tried to look like an FPS game. I got bored after a little while, but the whole thing seemed rather ridiculous. If you could not see that as soon as you visited the site, then you, sir,are TRWTF.



  •  Gave me a headache.



  • I don't know what's you guys' problem. I think Microsoft made a nice site for their machinima tool. Okay, the videos were horrible, but that just shows that with Visual Studio every hack can make machinima.

    However, they omitted some important informations. What engine does it run on? X360, Windows, both? Is it a mod for an existing game, like Garry's Mod? It it available on the Xbox Live Marketplace or maybe Steam? I sure hope so. Also, they could've shown some videos that show the VS animation workflow, the model positiong tools etc.

    All in all, however, that site is very good at telling us that Visual Studio is a machinima creation environment. They really made a blunder when they called it the same as their IDE prouct line, however.



  • @j6cubic said:

    I don't know what's you guys' problem. I think Microsoft made a nice site for their machinima tool. Okay, the videos were horrible, but that just shows that with Visual Studio every hack can make machinima.

    However, they omitted some important informations. What engine does it run on? X360, Windows, both? Is it a mod for an existing game, like Garry's Mod? It it available on the Xbox Live Marketplace or maybe Steam? I sure hope so. Also, they could've shown some videos that show the VS animation workflow, the model positiong tools etc.

    All in all, however, that site is very good at telling us that Visual Studio is a machinima creation environment. They really made a blunder when they called it the same as their IDE prouct line, however.

     

    The mechanima appears to have nothing to do with visual studio at all, you simply make it from the  provided clips on thier site.  They just randomly mixed up a load of Visual Studio advertising in with the site.



  • @Physics Phil said:

    The mechanima appears to have nothing to do with visual studio at all, you simply make it from the  provided clips on thier site.  They just randomly mixed up a load of Visual Studio advertising in with the site.

    You don't say. My point is that you can actually navigate through the site without ever encountering actual VS advertising (apart from the logo); the machinima does an exceptionally bad job of getting the virtues of VS across. And the site feels like it advertises a mod for a first-person shooter.

    "Vsual Studio is a machinima tool" is a conclusion a hapless visitor who has never heard of VS bafore might actually make.


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