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Re: [Icehouse] XII IIT Finals Online

  • From"Don Sheldon" <don.sheldon@xxxxxxxxx>
  • DateTue, 27 Nov 2007 10:16:49 -0500
On 11/23/07, Elliott C. Evans <eeyore@xxxxxxxx> wrote:
> There appeared to be some interest in this recently, so I put the
> overhead video of the 2001 12th International Icehouse Tournament
> finals games up on YouTube.
> In order to fit 15 minute games within the 10 minute limitation
> of YouTube, I had to speed the video up. It's digital resampling,
> so people's voices don't get all squeaky, but you can't really
> understand what people are saying.
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-QWUkZGVobY
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXfChsy1iNU
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HXfChsy1iNU

These are awesome.  I plan to watch these very carefully when I get
home.  Thanks eeyore!

> This should demonstrate the relative usefulness/uselessness of
> overhead video of games of Icehouse.

My unsubstantiated gut instinct is that an "underhead" shot would be
better as it would avoid people's hands and heads.  It would, of
course, require a glass table and I'm not sure how conducive that is
to a stable game of Icehouse (unless you've got rubberized pieces or

In the perfect land of puppies and candy that is my imagination that's
how someone goes about making the supreme "how to play icehouse"
instructional video.

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