The New Chess

Talk about the latest LRR video or discuss your past favorites.
User avatar
Lordxabbu
Posts: 18
Joined: 27 Apr 2012, 17:32
First Video: Unskippable 01 - Lost Planet

Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Lordxabbu » 26 Jan 2014, 01:36

any one here ever play Knightmare Chess?

I use to play it with a friend but he had no clue how to play chess the regular way and I would woop him hard every time so he won't play me any longer :-P
User avatar
MowDownJoe
Posts: 497
Joined: 15 Oct 2010, 19:49
First Video: Joystique
Location: New Jersey

Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby MowDownJoe » 26 Jan 2014, 14:35

PaulaG wrote:Wow, that was a beautiful job done on the Action 9 intro!! It looks very professional.

Yeah. Though it does make me wonder: how long as Yummies Corp owned Action 9 News? Because it seems like they're well on the path to global domination.
Image
Image
Victim of a Platinum Angel/Phage combo in Momir. Thanks, LRR!
User avatar
AdmiralMemo
Posts: 7343
Joined: 27 Nov 2011, 18:29
First Video: Unskippable: Eternal Sonata
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Contact:

Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby AdmiralMemo » 26 Jan 2014, 17:21

This was pretty awesome. :)
Graham wrote:The point is: Nyeh nyeh nyeh. I'm an old man.
LRRcast wrote:Paul: That does not answer that question at all.
James: Who cares about that question? That's a good answer.

Image
IgnisDeus
Posts: 7
Joined: 09 Dec 2013, 15:45
First Video: I don't remember....
Location: Lincoln, NE

Re: The New Chess

Postby IgnisDeus » 27 Jan 2014, 04:07

MULTI-BALL!!
User avatar
Omega696
Posts: 21
Joined: 16 Dec 2013, 11:07
First Video: Checpoint
Location: Scotland
Contact:

Re: The New Chess

Postby Omega696 » 27 Jan 2014, 04:37

My one question... Is the Giga-King skinable? What sort of custom skins can we apply to it, Can I get a Mythic Dragon Giga King?
I tap my Mana and Summon the all powerful Slifer the Sky Dragon!

... What do you mean I can't... Oh right MTG...

Fine, in that case, I tap my Mana... Royal Flush!
User avatar
phlip
Posts: 1789
Joined: 24 Apr 2010, 17:48
First Video: Eternal Sonata (Unskippable)
Location: Australia

Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby phlip » 27 Jan 2014, 04:40

TheMoatman wrote:People in the DB chat have been talking about whether you guys know about this or not: http://ludemegames.com/chess2/
God, that sounds awful. I mean, it may be a decent game, but it's not chess anymore.

Yeah, I saw that game being promoted last time I turned on my XMBC machine, and downloaded the demo. Haven't actually checked it out yet... to be honest, I'm a little scared to.
While no one overhear you quickly tell me not cow cow.
but how about watch phone?

[he/him/his]
User avatar
Clypheous
Posts: 271
Joined: 11 Jul 2012, 05:17
First Video: Checkpoint Episode One
Location: Newer Prahv

Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Clypheous » 27 Jan 2014, 05:37

Omega Lairon wrote:You guys are still playing Chess? That game's been unplayable since they added that ridiculous "diagonal movement" crap back in 3.2.7. I switched to checkers the day after the announcement and never looked back.


Because chess added ridiculous diagonal movement you switched to checkers? Which is 100% diagonal movement? That's probably wise. Also, when you try to castle in checkers people get all bent out of shape for some reason.
User avatar
SAJewers
Posts: 505
Joined: 28 Jan 2012, 11:18
First Video: Tuscon or Bust
Location: Halifax

Re: The New Chess

Postby SAJewers » 27 Jan 2014, 05:56

I think I'll stick to this chess.
User avatar
Yaxley
Posts: 2389
Joined: 02 Nov 2008, 14:38
First Video: Lock Out
Location: Pennsylvania

Re: The New Chess

Postby Yaxley » 27 Jan 2014, 10:53

We have 100% Spot appearances so far in the YRR of LRR. If he's in next week's sketch, that'll be five in a row, tying the all time record.

That is all.
User avatar
magicpokey
Posts: 195
Joined: 16 Jul 2010, 10:10
First Video: Paper Boy
Location: Goldsboro, NC, USA
Contact:

Re: The New Chess

Postby magicpokey » 27 Jan 2014, 15:02

ok. im honestly surprised that nobody has made a pdf of Chess 4.5.2 rules and stats yet. A'la Viking Secret Wildcard Poker. I'll do it if you want me to. Just give me the word.
I'm a bigger nerd than you. Not by way of intelligence, mind. But because I'm over six feet tall and more than 350 lbs.
User avatar
empath
Posts: 13530
Joined: 28 Nov 2007, 17:20
First Video: How to Talk Like a Pirate
Location: back in the arse end of nowhere

Re: The New Chess

Postby empath » 27 Jan 2014, 15:08

...oh...

...my...

...gawd...


I think I have to go to the hospital; it seems I pulled a muscle in my cheek from all the grinning! :P

That was PERFECT!


The "better than most local network news shows" opening sequence, the "mass media is owned by Big Business", the jab at the gaming industry, the...delivery (Paul as an AMAZING 'straight-faced-while-playing-all-the-punchlines', and Graham as the 'wait...what the HELL is this? I never expected THIS?!?' newscaster {the glace off camera about 1/2 in seals it :mrgreen:} )

The stinger, the...EVERYTHING!!!

Thank you; this is going in my 'intro to LRR' short list! :D
Image
Image
Image
User avatar
Robo4900
Posts: 1180
Joined: 28 Jun 2013, 22:30
First Video: Installation Anxiety
Location: Another time and place

Re: The New Chess

Postby Robo4900 » 27 Jan 2014, 15:12

Awesome video, guys. I like how A9N is now owned by Yummies. XD

Also, that whole "Chess 2" thing sounds interesting. The thing I most like about it is the King crossing the middle thing. Other than that, I'm slightly skeptical, although willing to try it out.

Ad Vurt wrote:I can see a very faint "the escapist" on the first frame of the video. :D

I notice that in every video but I always forget about it by the time the video ends. XD
"If we hit that bullseye, the rest of the dominoes should fall like a house of cards. Checkmate."
User avatar
theashigaru
Posts: 206
Joined: 08 Apr 2008, 15:14
First Video: The Con
Location: South Carolina

Re: The New Chess

Postby theashigaru » 27 Jan 2014, 19:59

Great vid! New A9 intro was awesome. Glad white finally got nerfed.

I was looking at Chess 2 a few days ago and the king crossing the middle rule seemed like the worst thing about it to me. So much of what chess (4.5.1) is about is the endgame where the king becomes very active, often moving all around the board. When there's so much space on the board it's often hard to visualize what your opponent can do 5 moves ahead.

If the king moving across the middle will end every game, it seems like you will never get to those deep endgames that require so much calculation.
Is it safe?
User avatar
Flewellyn
Posts: 477
Joined: 02 Nov 2007, 13:50

Re: The New Chess

Postby Flewellyn » 27 Jan 2014, 20:10

This might make chess something I'd be actually good at. 'Cause regular chess? Not so much.
User avatar
kade_zero
Posts: 118
Joined: 14 Mar 2013, 14:40
First Video: The LoadingReadyRap
Location: Camden - Michigan - U.S.A.
Contact:

Re: The New Chess

Postby kade_zero » 27 Jan 2014, 20:10

I want to play this.
MagicMaster
Posts: 1
Joined: 20 Nov 2013, 20:11
First Video: Digital Devil Saga; Unskippable

Re: The New Chess

Postby MagicMaster » 27 Jan 2014, 20:51

How does the Giga king work? Do you have to take all four squares it occupies in order to capture it? When it moves, does it completely vacate it's previous squares, or does it rumble across the field like some fell behemoth?
Can you even put the Giga king in check?

I do enjoy that the addition of a leveling system gives new opportunities for people who spend to much gawddamn time playing chess. I hope the en passant bug will be fixed in the next patch!
User avatar
AlexanderDitto
Better Than the First Alexander
Posts: 4377
Joined: 28 Nov 2007, 07:41
First Video: Desert Bus 1: The Original!
Location: Cambridge, Massachu~
Contact:

Re: The New Chess

Postby AlexanderDitto » 28 Jan 2014, 06:44

*Sigh*

You guys, if you're trying to figure out how Chess 4.5.2 would actually work... you've missed the point of this video. :P

(Which was hilarious, by the way.)
Aydin225
Posts: 111
Joined: 21 Apr 2011, 10:57
First Video: arms race

Re: The New Chess

Postby Aydin225 » 28 Jan 2014, 07:48

Simply wonderful. Just so perfect in every way
User avatar
Omega Lairon
Posts: 286
Joined: 10 Jan 2014, 20:22
First Video: Fun with Microwaves
Location: Sydney, Australia
Contact:

Re: New video! The New Chess

Postby Omega Lairon » 28 Jan 2014, 13:17

Clypheous wrote:
Omega Lairon wrote:You guys are still playing Chess? That game's been unplayable since they added that ridiculous "diagonal movement" crap back in 3.2.7. I switched to checkers the day after the announcement and never looked back.


Because chess added ridiculous diagonal movement you switched to checkers? Which is 100% diagonal movement? That's probably wise. Also, when you try to castle in checkers people get all bent out of shape for some reason.


I was wondering when someone was going to pick that up. I also would have accepted "but 3.2.7 came out [x] centuries ago, just how freaking old are you?".
Image

ert+
y76p; 'Olu8jykee;u4p;e'/Rh
Strong ba15456`-------++++++gf
+++++-//==========/*8901ikg
User avatar
Snowman
Posts: 114
Joined: 28 Mar 2010, 21:32
First Video: Unskippable 01 - Lost Plane
Location: Tornado Alley

Re: The New Chess

Postby Snowman » 29 Jan 2014, 04:28

Really happy to see the ENN set make a comeback, loved the schech too
User avatar
Lord Chrusher
Can't Drink Possible Beers
Posts: 8913
Joined: 29 Apr 2005, 22:53
First Video: Door to Door
Location: In England.

Re: The New Chess

Postby Lord Chrusher » 31 Jan 2014, 22:32

AlexanderDitto wrote:*Sigh*

You guys, if you're trying to figure out how Chess 4.5.2 would actually work... you've missed the point of this video. :P

(Which was hilarious, by the way.)


I thought you had been around long enough to know how LRR's fans operate.
Image
We are all made of star dust. However we are also made of nuclear waste.
Remember to think before you post.
Image
2stepz
Posts: 2519
Joined: 26 May 2008, 17:14
First Video: .

Re: The New Chess

Postby 2stepz » 02 Feb 2014, 11:15

Whats so very impressive to me is that Paul is doing all of this without his glasses, so you know he has all of this loaded in his short term memory banks, not just reading it off cue cards or some sort of prompter.

Such Dedication, Very Funny, Much Laughter. Wow.



(Sorry. May I never Doge meme again.)
steric hindrance
Posts: 136
Joined: 17 Nov 2013, 19:32
First Video: Installation Anxiety 2010
Location: Hanover, NH

Re: The New Chess

Postby steric hindrance » 06 Feb 2014, 20:34

theashigaru wrote:I was looking at Chess 2 a few days ago and the king crossing the middle rule seemed like the worst thing about it to me. So much of what chess (4.5.1) is about is the endgame where the king becomes very active, often moving all around the board. When there's so much space on the board it's often hard to visualize what your opponent can do 5 moves ahead.

If the king moving across the middle will end every game, it seems like you will never get to those deep endgames that require so much calculation.


It would also rule out one of my favorite things -- the king hunt. Winning because your opponent's pieces chased it across the board into a mating net seems illogical to me.

As for the video, my only complaint is that FIDE was mispronounced (it should be "fee-day"). FIDE has been trying to modernize the game, though -- for example, they've instituted drug tests, imitating other professional sports (though why they feel they should be testing for illegal narcotics, marijuana, and caffeine is frankly beyond me).
User avatar
Graham
Super Moderator
Posts: 15038
Joined: 09 Mar 2004, 19:37
Location: Victoria, BC
Contact:

Re: The New Chess

Postby Graham » 07 Feb 2014, 02:54

steric hindrance wrote:
theashigaru wrote:As for the video, my only complaint is that FIDE was mispronounced (it should be "fee-day").
But, it's an acronym… I don't see how it's supposed to be said "fee-day" at all.

If anything (assuming a French speaker) it would be "eff-ee-day-uhh".
steric hindrance
Posts: 136
Joined: 17 Nov 2013, 19:32
First Video: Installation Anxiety 2010
Location: Hanover, NH

Re: The New Chess

Postby steric hindrance » 07 Feb 2014, 07:45

Graham wrote:
steric hindrance wrote:
theashigaru wrote:As for the video, my only complaint is that FIDE was mispronounced (it should be "fee-day").
But, it's an acronym… I don't see how it's supposed to be said "fee-day" at all.

If anything (assuming a French speaker) it would be "eff-ee-day-uhh".


Illogical though it might be, "fee-day" is the pronunciation I've heard from other chess players (and Wikipedia does back me up here); I suppose it's just one that's stuck (i.e. I-urn, floor-ide).

Return to “LRR Video Discussion”



Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests