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This topic contains 26 replies, has 15 voices, and was last updated by  bomberman 13 years, 10 months ago.

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  • #2874

    Skyclad
    Participant

    There was some sounding this time around for a Thursday night. Comments, dates etc?

    Dave

  • #9887

    Pete
    Participant

    Fridays suit us lads who have to travel better, but to be fair I understand that Friday doesn’t suit everyone so if it’s gonna be Thursday this month, the earlier we decide the better so arrangements can be made

  • #9902

    aphra
    Keymaster

    well we have Thurs 27th, Fri. 28th and Sat. 29th to consider.. someone else thought a Sat. might be good too..I don’t really have a preference…it is up to you guys..

    I thought the pub was good this time though!

    Aphra.

  • #9903

    Pete
    Participant

    Saturday might be cool, if we kicked off around the usual 7 mark

  • #9980

    Idora
    Participant

    I’d opt for the Thursday night, as some have expressed an interest in trying this evening in the past (as an alternative to the Friday) and I’m not convinced we’ll get any kind of decent attendance on a Saturday night…

  • #9982

    meedja
    Participant

    I’m OK with giving Thursday a try

    Peter

  • #9987

    Grifmike
    Participant

    Hi,

    Thursday evening suits me better than a Friday or Saturday.

    Certainly I think a Saturday would be problematic for a lot of people.

    Regards,
    M.

  • #9997

    Woody FX
    Participant

    I dont mind what night but if it was on a thursday it would need to be later than 7 for me (maybe others) toget there.

    Friday is good also.

  • #10006

    aphra
    Keymaster

    ok I think the general agreement is for Thurs the 27th this time. I know the guys in Torc are up to their eyes at the moment so hopefully they won’t mind ..

    Skyclad is going to check out if Mahaffey’s is ok for a Thurs night so bear with us on the venue…

    Aphra.

  • #10008

    Andy
    Participant

    If only it were this weekend I’d be able to meet you all but alas maybe next month I’ll time my trip home to coincide with the shindig!!!

  • #10010

    Apollo
    Participant

    im doing the ludo course at the moment, just wanted to know about any age restrictions in regards to who can go to the shindigs?

  • #10011

    aphra
    Keymaster

    only age restrictions are those imposed by those serving in the pub..if you are underage we will buy you an orange juice..

    Aphra.

  • #10046

    Apollo
    Participant

    cheers, maybe the vitamin c will give me the will to keep on showing up for classes

  • #10058

    Skyclad
    Participant

    I’ve booked Mahaffey’s for Thursday 27th, so come one and all and be merry. Am definately looking forward to meeting a few of the folks for whom Fridays dont suit.

    A quick recap on directions…

    “on the corner of Pearse st/westland row, about half a minutes walk from Pearse Street Dart station”. Currently has scaffolding up aorund it, but is nice and quiet inside.

    Dave

  • #10063

    omen
    Participant

    Bit premature I guess seeing as this thread is about November, but December? Dunno how long or when I’m going to be home. Was wondering is there one going to be planned, as going with the usual dates will clash will xmas parties no doubt?
    I might actually be able to make this one if it happened.

    D.

  • #10074

    Jamie McCormick
    Keymaster

    Usual here, I’ll probably be free so I’ll probably be there, whenever suits.

    Jamie

  • #10102

    mediaeval
    Participant

    So the venue is Mahaffys on Thursday 27th – what time?

  • #10103

    Skyclad
    Participant

    We have the corner all night. Ill probably be there by 6.30. Usually people start arriving about 7-7.30

    Dave

  • #10112

    Pete
    Participant

    Can’t see meself making this one lads, have a good ‘un and hope to make the December bash.

  • #10117

    ian_hannigan
    Participant

    Hi All,
    will be at the shindig, see you all then! Skyclad give me a bell if you want to meet up earlier in town!

    Cheers,
    Ian

  • #10129

    aphra
    Keymaster

    Hi all,

    I’ll be a bit late (9pm ish) because of another committment.. but see you guys all later on..

    Aphra.

  • #10130

    Andy
    Participant

    Hey all, have fun!! looks like if I join you at the next one I’ll be a pro rather then a wannabe game developer…

  • #10133

    aphra
    Keymaster

    anyone want to do a brief summary of what happened earlier in the evening last night…since I didn’t arrive until about 10.45 in the end…

    I can report that people went from Mahaffys to Doyles and there was a lively discussion as to the relationship between gamedevelopers.ie and the IGDA Ireland chapter..as it stands we are cooperating closely but distinct entities…there seemed to be some support for things to stay that way…

    Aphra.

  • #10134

    ManE
    Participant

    Sorry I couldn’t make it at all last night, good things still happening.
    For those interested, the Ludo course classes are going to be held in Arts block Ballyfermot and not in Dame street from next week onwards. In arts block for a while, waiting for new building to be completed.

  • #10139

    Skyclad
    Participant

    A lot of the conversation earlier on in the evening involved the IGDA too. Having come directly from the first meeting, there were a lot of questions asked about goals, aims, who was to be involved etc.

    We all agreed that the extended 4 DVD Two Towers was excellent, though there was some dispute about Matrix: Revolutions.

    Other then that, there were a quite few new faces which is always good to see. There was one guy (I’ve lost the name, apologies) working on distributed systems and noting that the next gen consoles will probably require some sort of additional level of middleware to handle the (4-16) processors going into these machines. That moved on to some discussion of the requirements (in terms of people) that the next gen consoles will need to create AAA games.

    There were quite a few tables of people, so I am sure there was a lot more then that going on over the course of the evening – Upstart/Konami popped up a few times aswell as the usual spreading of rumours about what Torc/Kapooki etc were up to.

  • #10142

    omen
    Participant

    4 – 16 processors?

    I heard a rumour that the PS2 would be consists of 8 processors and each of these would have 8 slave processors working off it, leading to 72 processors….

    Damian

  • #10144

    bomberman
    Participant

    His name is Dominic and you can go on his website:
    http://www.redplain.com

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