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Author:  Eagle [ Fri Feb 21, 2014 6:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Screenshot Challenge - YES! SOMEONE IS WORSE THAN ME!

Yeah, posting on facebook, twitter, etc, is much appreciated. The site faces an uphill battle because the data it requires costs money, I've pre-paid for all of 2014. I'll have to make a decision about 2015 eventually. I don't mind losing money so long as the site is growing.

I have more games planned too, just have to decide what to build next.

Author:  Riggs [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:50 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Screenshot Challenge - YES! SOMEONE IS WORSE THAN ME!

There are some screenshots marked as guessed wrong by me that I didn't even answer?

Author:  Eagle [ Sat Feb 22, 2014 3:35 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Screenshot Challenge - YES! SOMEONE IS WORSE THAN ME!

Once you see a screenshot, you have a week to answer.

Author:  Riggs [ Sun Feb 23, 2014 4:22 am ]
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Oh, ok thanks Eagle.

Author:  Algren [ Wed Feb 26, 2014 11:42 am ]
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Hey Eagle, thanks for adding a way to view our challenges.

Author:  Algren [ Wed Feb 26, 2014 12:17 pm ]
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...although I'm not seeing new challenges just created on that page. Only ones that were created before I asked you about this query.

Author:  matatonio [ Wed Feb 26, 2014 1:56 pm ]
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from nearly 90% accuracy and i went to 31% in a day... :glare:

Author:  Chippy [ Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:11 pm ]
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I didn't realize that once you view a screenshot that you had a certain time to predict it.

Boo.

Author:  Riggs [ Wed Feb 26, 2014 2:20 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Screenshot Challenge - YES! SOMEONE IS WORSE THAN ME!

Yeah, that sucks. But otherwise, I love this game.

Author:  Algren [ Thu Feb 27, 2014 9:05 am ]
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I think the time limit is why this game is great. It maintains regular visits and keeps excitement.

Author:  Chippy [ Thu Feb 27, 2014 10:29 am ]
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Well yeah. It's fine. If I had actually known about it before.

Also, I haven't seen every movie ever. If there is a screenshot that is from the 30's, and I look at it, why do I automatically get it "wrong" if I don't predict it?

Author:  Eagle [ Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:34 pm ]
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Mainly because you either know it or you don't. It's a more accurate representation of your score.

Author:  Eagle [ Thu Feb 27, 2014 1:50 pm ]
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Algren wrote:
...although I'm not seeing new challenges just created on that page. Only ones that were created before I asked you about this query.


This should be fixed, let me know if it continues happening.

Author:  Algren [ Sat Mar 01, 2014 12:28 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Screenshot Challenge - YES! SOMEONE IS WORSE THAN ME!

Eagle wrote:
Algren wrote:
...although I'm not seeing new challenges just created on that page. Only ones that were created before I asked you about this query.


This should be fixed, let me know if it continues happening.

It's now fixed. Thanks.

Author:  Riggs [ Mon Mar 10, 2014 4:00 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Screenshot Challeng

I've got a problem with one of Algrens screenshots

Spoiler: show
The one with Jet Li from The Warlords. I've got the movie right but typed in the original title "Tau ming chong" which was false. Funnily, the production year is 2007 for Tau ming chong and 2010 for The Warlords.

Author:  David [ Wed Mar 12, 2014 11:53 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Screenshot Challeng

The database of films is definitely the most (honestly, for me, only) flawed part of the game. It is often very hard or even impossible to find foreign films or even many classics. And now and then one finds strange glitches. For example, Grindhouse exists as two entries "Grindhouse" and "Grindhouse - Planet Terror," so it would be wrong to post a screenshot from the Rodriguez half of the film because both choices are right. Another example: Sherlock Holmes (2009) is listed twice, though this might be because of an Asylum cash-in release.

On a more amusing note, films which do not even exist are included. ;) The Departed 2!

Author:  Eagle [ Thu Mar 13, 2014 9:25 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Screenshot Challeng

That part is outside my control.

You can understand, I'm sure, why I can't keep such a database up to date myself. I believe the foreign films aren't included because it's a domestic release list of films. I'm sure with respect to the oddities, they likely were separate releases, but you're right, it wouldn't be fair to use such a film. It does include future releases, movies in development, etc.

Let me know if you can think of anything that may help.

Author:  Algren [ Wed Mar 19, 2014 12:59 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Screenshot Challeng

Riggs wrote:
I've got a problem with one of Algrens screenshots

Spoiler: show
The one with Jet Li from The Warlords. I've got the movie right but typed in the original title "Tau ming chong" which was false. Funnily, the production year is 2007 for Tau ming chong and 2010 for The Warlords.

That's your own fault, really. It is a 2010 US-released film, not a 2007 one, and why would you search for the Cantonese title??

1. It's an English-language box office game. So better keep to using English.
2. You're not Chinese, nor can you speak Cantonese. It's weird that you would search for the foreign title (unless you thought that I was being sneaky and listed it as that).
3. Tau ming chong is not the correct Cantonese title, nor is it the correct Mandarin title. Not your fault, this.

Author:  David [ Mon Mar 31, 2014 12:36 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Screenshot Challeng

Ha, I was moving through Riggs' many challenges rather rapidly, and I confused Mark Lee in Gallipoli with Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart. Oops. ;)

Author:  Riggs [ Mon Mar 31, 2014 3:57 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Screenshot Challeng

David wrote:
Ha, I was moving through Riggs' many challenges rather rapidly, and I confused Mark Lee in Gallipoli with Hilary Swank as Amelia Earhart. Oops. ;)


:funny:

I really counted on you getting this one right.

Author:  Algren [ Tue Apr 01, 2014 11:54 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Screenshot Challeng

Merry Christmas fucked me up! :funny:

Riggs is doing good with his screenshots recently. They're not impossibly hard, and not incredibly easy like Eagle's, just inbetween, which is challenging.

Author:  Riggs [ Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:38 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Box Office Seer - Game Announcement (Screenshot Challeng

I know, I know :pinch: I typed Joyeux Noel in first and there were no results so I just took the Merry Christmas movie which is closest to it's release date.

Thanks, Algren. The Forever Young screenshot was just for you, so you don't have to guess it a few times more. :)

Author:  Algren [ Tue Apr 01, 2014 8:18 pm ]
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Joyeux Noel is there, but it's Joyeux N'@#${el, obviously. :funny:

Author:  Algren [ Sun Apr 13, 2014 7:51 am ]
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It's a shame that nobody plays this game anymore.

Author:  Riggs [ Sat Apr 19, 2014 4:59 am ]
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Absolutely. This faded fast, I hope it picks up soon again. I really enjoy the game.

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