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Talkin’ smack with GameStop and Flex

Talkin SmackThe last Flex project I was working on before I left Click Here to join Blockdot was a site for GameStop known as the Smack Talk Generator. While the site was originally due to launch before my departure, there were unforeseen events that pushed that date out and I didn’t get to finish it up. Since that was the case, the project was handed over to a couple of my (now former) coworkers for completion and I was told that it launched yesterday.

Ok, so what exactly is this Smack Talk Generator? Well, the short version of it is this: Since gamers like to talk smack to each other, they can now do it via email (linking out of course) with voice and animation. To talk smack with someone, you simply drag words you want to use from an available “word bank” and drop them in the smack sentence area. Your chosen words can then be removed or rearranged as you see fit and then you can choose an animation to play along with your smack, preview it and then send it all out to your friends. That’s it in a nutshell.

So get over there to check it out and then come back here because I’d love to hear what you think.

One more thing for Chris, Scott and Charlie (and anyone else involved in the project): GREAT JOB GUYS!

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  1. Caused my browser to crash. I think its because I have a download manager installed. The site downloaded almost 200 mp3 files and then just sat there.

    latest flash player
    both ie 7 and firefox 2 and 3
    Internet download manager
    Vista 64

    this is not a flex problem, I’m a flex developer and know my system is setup ok.
    I’m sure it’s the download manager forcing the downloads the site throws at you to land into a unexpected directory.
    drop me an email if you’d like me to try it in any other way


    happy Christmas.

  2. Hi Glenn. Thanks for the heads up and the specs. Since I’m not employed there anymore, the best I can offer is to let the guys know and I will definitely do that at the first chance I get.

    Thanks again and Merry Christmas to you as well! :)

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