GO HOLIDAYS! Plus, video and stuff!

 
Hey. It's like the holidays. That's pretty cool no? I think it is.
 
Recently Washington state was hit with a bunch of snow, resulting in typical fashion: Of everything being shut-down. It's bee a great couple of days....Even though it seems everyone recently have been stuck in a perpetually depressing mood. Also, certain people think it's cool to borrow DVD's from you for over a year...and then disappear...
 
 
 
 ...
 
 
I made myself sad.
 
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...ANYWAY, I do hope that everyone is in a festive mood. If you're not: Consider this your ultimatum. Get in a festive mood. I demand it. If you're not then I'll appear when you least expect it, and MAKE YOU get into a festive mood!...
...And I will take my DVD's back.....Grrrrrrrrrrrr....
 
It's the freaking holidays. 
Perhaps the overbearingness of the holidays doesn't mesh well with certain people. It is too much, I can agree with that. They turned on the Christmas music where I work, continually reminding myself that apparently there are only five Christmas songs ever written and a billion variations of said music. I can never gel well into the defined holiday structure that's advertised, so my mantra during the holidays pretty much boils down to: "Fuck it, I'm going to now listen to happy music, and turn off my legitimate things to be worried about for the next month." Not ignore said issues, but make a doubled-effort to let nothing really get the best of me for anything. 
 
Laymans terms: Not let things annoy me as much as they would normally do.
 
North Korea is currently not helping my mantra. STOP IT! STOP IT NORTH KOREA! TAKE THIS MONEY AND GO BACK TO YOUR CORNER! YES! Look! I'm paying attention to you! STOP IT!
 

Gaming related things that deserve bullets

  • I'm one achievement away from an S-Rank in Enslaved.
  • Speaking of achievements my gamer-score is now over 50,000.
  • Replaying Alan Wake for cheevo's too, shooting for an S-Rank for that as well.
  • ....GB needs to get it's achievement data sorted out already.  
  • The Scott Pilgrim movie is amazing.
  • The Sly Collection is great.
  • I DON'T HAVE BLOPS. I also officially hate that acronym. 
  • My Saturn is "in the shop" and will be a-ok in the next few weeks.
  • When you're streaming game-stuff live over the internet, getting your sound set-up is ludicrous no matter what you are trying to do.
  • I hope Steam doesn't make me download another round of games during black friday that I'll never play and...I CAN DOWNLOAD EVERY GAME EVER MADE FOR TWO CENTS?! I'LL TAKE A MILLION OF THOSE!!!
 
Vidiot Channel Update.
 
Finally uploaded the second part of my playthrough of Panzer Dragoon Saga onto my "viewing" channel. To reiterate: I do streaming on justin.tv, and then I upload the said broadcast onto my LiveStream page. I use LiveStream as storage because justin.tv for some reason deletes past broadcasts. Also justin.tv has no playlist feature, so if you just want sit back and watch something even though nothing is going on, you can't. One might ask why I haven't just moved everything to LiveStream, and my response is that I'll take Flash Media Encoder over LiveStream's ridiculous proprietary (<- Fun fact, I have severe difficulty pronouncing that word in real-life whenever it comes up in conversation.) Procaster software. 
 
Whatever. It's great fun and I'm getting ready to do another round of broadcasting soon. Sorry for the ads.
 
Watch live streaming video from vidiot at livestream.com
   
 
 
YO! HAPPY FREAKING HOLIDAYS! AND HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
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Posted by vidiot

 
Hey. It's like the holidays. That's pretty cool no? I think it is.
 
Recently Washington state was hit with a bunch of snow, resulting in typical fashion: Of everything being shut-down. It's bee a great couple of days....Even though it seems everyone recently have been stuck in a perpetually depressing mood. Also, certain people think it's cool to borrow DVD's from you for over a year...and then disappear...
 
 
 
 ...
 
 
I made myself sad.
 
... 

 
...ANYWAY, I do hope that everyone is in a festive mood. If you're not: Consider this your ultimatum. Get in a festive mood. I demand it. If you're not then I'll appear when you least expect it, and MAKE YOU get into a festive mood!...
...And I will take my DVD's back.....Grrrrrrrrrrrr....
 
It's the freaking holidays. 
Perhaps the overbearingness of the holidays doesn't mesh well with certain people. It is too much, I can agree with that. They turned on the Christmas music where I work, continually reminding myself that apparently there are only five Christmas songs ever written and a billion variations of said music. I can never gel well into the defined holiday structure that's advertised, so my mantra during the holidays pretty much boils down to: "Fuck it, I'm going to now listen to happy music, and turn off my legitimate things to be worried about for the next month." Not ignore said issues, but make a doubled-effort to let nothing really get the best of me for anything. 
 
Laymans terms: Not let things annoy me as much as they would normally do.
 
North Korea is currently not helping my mantra. STOP IT! STOP IT NORTH KOREA! TAKE THIS MONEY AND GO BACK TO YOUR CORNER! YES! Look! I'm paying attention to you! STOP IT!
 

Gaming related things that deserve bullets

  • I'm one achievement away from an S-Rank in Enslaved.
  • Speaking of achievements my gamer-score is now over 50,000.
  • Replaying Alan Wake for cheevo's too, shooting for an S-Rank for that as well.
  • ....GB needs to get it's achievement data sorted out already.  
  • The Scott Pilgrim movie is amazing.
  • The Sly Collection is great.
  • I DON'T HAVE BLOPS. I also officially hate that acronym. 
  • My Saturn is "in the shop" and will be a-ok in the next few weeks.
  • When you're streaming game-stuff live over the internet, getting your sound set-up is ludicrous no matter what you are trying to do.
  • I hope Steam doesn't make me download another round of games during black friday that I'll never play and...I CAN DOWNLOAD EVERY GAME EVER MADE FOR TWO CENTS?! I'LL TAKE A MILLION OF THOSE!!!
 
Vidiot Channel Update.
 
Finally uploaded the second part of my playthrough of Panzer Dragoon Saga onto my "viewing" channel. To reiterate: I do streaming on justin.tv, and then I upload the said broadcast onto my LiveStream page. I use LiveStream as storage because justin.tv for some reason deletes past broadcasts. Also justin.tv has no playlist feature, so if you just want sit back and watch something even though nothing is going on, you can't. One might ask why I haven't just moved everything to LiveStream, and my response is that I'll take Flash Media Encoder over LiveStream's ridiculous proprietary (<- Fun fact, I have severe difficulty pronouncing that word in real-life whenever it comes up in conversation.) Procaster software. 
 
Whatever. It's great fun and I'm getting ready to do another round of broadcasting soon. Sorry for the ads.
 
Watch live streaming video from vidiot at livestream.com
   
 
 
YO! HAPPY FREAKING HOLIDAYS! AND HAVE A HAPPY THANKSGIVING!
Posted by Sweep

What's wrong with BLOPS? It's an amazing acronym! It sounds like splashback. Perfect! 
 
And I'm pleased to find someone else who enjoys (enough to get an S rank, anyway) Enslaved. I had a blast with that game. 
 
Great blog, duder :D

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Posted by Ghostiet

If we call CoD: BO BLOPS, then naturally the next installment should be Blast Athena 3, so we can call it BLAT BLAT BLAT.


I admire your bravery if you are near an S-rank in Alan Wake - for me, it's good it was so pretty, because it distracted me from story's BS and repetitive gameplay.

Edited by Tiwi

Yey this is totally coming to fruition. also It's kinda weird to hear you talk to yourself, without seeing the dumb shit I'm writing in the chat :-P

Posted by vidiot
@Sweep: 
So I got my 1000/1000 in Enslaved today. For five minutes I had an S-Rank....Then the DLC achievements finally kicked in on XBL....
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I really liked Enslaved, and I'll say it again: Ninja Theory, Naughty Dog, StarBreeze and Bioware for me have become studio's that feel as if they or on another plane or level regarding proper pacing and story-telling this generation. Their stories for the most part are not risky, but it's the attention to detail regarding their products presentation that I feel many studios can learn from.

In regards to Enslaved, I'm really upset they're putting the world on the back-burner for now and continuing with this DmC nonsense. My feelings regarding that venture are yet unchanged, perhaps more negative after finishing up Enslaved. Because I know, at least regards to story and the atheistic quality of their games that Ninja Theory has few rivals. The thing that now really bothers me is this realization, thanks to Enslaved, that they can do better than the unfocused mess they presented. I hope their creativity doesn't overshadow the proper elements of an adaptation.  
 
@Ghostiet:
I find the core mechanics and design of Alan Wake surprisingly solid. I wasn't ready to think that way, I had followed the game very loosely over the years and at one point I remember Alan Wake was actually an open-world game. You don't just slice away such a huge portion of design like that and expect no repercussions when you fit your game-world into a dramatically different design, yet Alan Wake elegantly pulls it off. The remnants are still there, the level of detail regarding some of the local environments seem too detailed as if they perhaps served a greater purpose initially. It never distracted me and I think the campaign is quite solid. I'm playing on Nightmare difficulty right now, and trust me: It get's less repetitive when you can die in a couple of attacks :P
 
The pacing is off though. There are too many long stretches in the game where you feel like it's padding. I don't think it's left-overs from the open-world design, I think it's just trying to make the damn thing longer than it needs to. The best moments are near the end, and the ending is deeply confusing and I'm hoping the DLC answers a bunch of questions.
  
I still hate "Blops"
 
@tiwi:
I'm experimenting different ways to get chat and video to work together in After Effects. (Where I do all my video editing)
I'm still learning a bunch, but I think I got a plan to make it work.
 
You are a terrible person.