Amateur Encyclopedia Bombastica: Quake 4

I just bought some capture equipment and wanted to use it as an excuse to look back at all the Xbox 360 launch games. It's amazing comparing games that came out in 2005 to today's releases. Historical context is sometimes important just to be proud at the industry's progression.

This is the first video I've ever made, ever. So I would appreciate some feedback, just be respectful. If you like what you see, you can look forward to videos on all the 360 launch titles minus the sports stuff.

Quake is one of my favorite franchises, but the forth entry came out to mostly mediocre reception. The 360 version suffers from atrocious frame-rate issues and simply doesn't look nearly as sharp as the PC version. This was back when you were typically insane to pick up a console version of a PC game. Now, it's usually totally fine.

I couldn't find anyone to play multiplayer with. Which isn't a surprise because that was even the case at launch because everyone was playing Call of Duty 2 and Perfect Dark Zero.

Sorry it isn't available in 720, but that would just take way too long to upload on my connection.

@stevenbeynon

12 Comments
12 Comments
Posted by poisonmonkey

Great idea for a video series, looking forward to more

Posted by MrSpaceMan

Nice commentary! look forward to the next video.

Posted by Darson

Pretty good start. I do recommend that you get him to that door, marine.

Posted by mrfluke

nice job

Posted by MildMolasses

Nice work. I'm just trying to figure out why YouTube defaulted to 144p resolution

Edited by EpicSteve

Nice work. I'm just trying to figure out why YouTube defaulted to 144p resolution

That's odd. I just tried watching it and it went to 480 like normal. Maybe you had a connection hiccup?

Posted by charlie_victor_bravo

Good, but if you want 100% real american video gaming videos, this was first:

And it has resolutions too! Bryan Davis joins at 4:10 - with vodka.

Edited by EpicSteve

Good, but if you want 100% real american video gaming videos, this was first:

And it has resolutions too! Bryan Davis joins at 4:10 - with vodka.

I say Amateur for a reason. I will never make something that great.

Posted by MildMolasses

@mildmolasses said:

Nice work. I'm just trying to figure out why YouTube defaulted to 144p resolution

That's odd. I just tried watching it and it went to 480 like normal. Maybe you had a connection hiccup?

Maybe. It did take a while to load up, but I was able to switch it to 480 and then it was fine

Posted by Wampa1

@epicsteve: You know what I want? A sequel to the original quake, that weird gothic/lovecraft mixed with the industrial reznor score Quake. The serious military tone of Q4 just didn't feel like quake 2 to me. It was all about dumb heavy metal blaring as you tear through enemies.

Good video man, feel the game audio could be a bit lower though!

Posted by XenoNick

Really impressive. I keep meaning to get some gear and start doing this stuff. One thing I'd say is that the game audio can over power your voice a bit when the guns start blazing.

Posted by EpicSteve

@wampa1: For sure! I fixed my audio issue for the second video coming out tomorrow.