Dunno what's next, but I'll probably go back to single player games and not posting entire threads about them here. I figured this playthrough would be more relevant to the Giant Bomb as it's a two person foray through an entire game in the vein of the Endurance Run.
This video goes up to 2560x1600 res if you feel so inclined to select the "original" resolution option. I encoded it at 12M bitrate and it was super-clean but Youtube decided to lame it up a bit anyways.
Where The Nightingale Sings
So, like...relax. It's time to relax now. Yeah, I know it was just party time and all, but now it's relax time...like, way relax time.
The footage in this video was recorded at Suiho-En, a Japanese Garden nearby. Van Nuys...at a waste treatment facility, to be exact. Yeah, just over the wall to this garden, they're filtering poop water. Poop aside, the garden is what it is and it's lovely. :)
So, there's this game on Steam now, Moonbase Alpha from NASA and friends. It takes place on the moon. Bad stuff is happening and you have to fix everything.
It's not easy to do alone, so luckily it can be played cooperatively. Unfortunately though, I was all by myself.
There is no winning in space. The moon only knows hate.
Resident Evil 5
Something else that has a cooperative mode is Resident Evil 5, which I played a bit of yesterday. I made a test video to see if I could edit together videos with footage and commentary from two people. I think it turned out pretty good, so a full playthrough is forthcoming. :D
That's all for now. There's other new stuff on mah youtube page and stuff, but whatever. :P I'll be posting new music here too after I get some video to go along with it.
The video playlists are embedded in the list for easy access.
I'd write an interesting history about my adventures in Let's-Play-land but really, It's only been 6 months since the first playthrough. Maybe after a year or two I'll have more to say than, "Well, I uh, started making these and yeah, I've kept making them..."
This blog is simply to bring attention to the existence of the list and the fact that I'm still making vids. :)
In other news
1. I can't wait for Nvidia to drop their "Surround" drivers so I can finally try out some triple monitor gaming.
2. I'm Muffin747 on Words With Friends for iPhone. I'll kill you, because I am both a pastry and an airplane.
3. The stuff shown at E3 so far that I'm the most excited about: Portal 2, Limbo, Dead Space 2, Crysis 2, X-COM, Rush'n'Attack, Bionic Commando 2, Arkham Asylum 2, Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit, Monkey Island 2: Special Edition. Particularly the first 5, hot damn.
I’m no virtuoso yet, but it’s the furthest I’ve advanced with any instrument. I’ve had a guitar since high school and simply cannot contort my fingers to produce a decent sound from it. I’ve also had numerous keyboards and access to pianos and have never managed to get very good with them either. I mean, I can play a few chords, but beyond that; forget about it.
I’m pretty excited about this. :)
since I feel the need to tack on at least one additional topic to every blog
Biplanes HD is in playtest right now on the XNA Creators Club; getting some valuable feedback on it's current state. Those guys always come up with things we hadn't considered. They're wizards. :O
Back in October 2009 I ordered this...thing. It's a plank of wood with strings on it and it makes noise, kind of like them geetars the kids are into. It's a 24-string tapping instrument. It's tuned to a whole tone scale (C, D, E, F#, G#, A#). It also has some interesting tech built into it. The bass and melody strings go through separate built-in pre-amps. When you lift your finger off a string it stops immediately thanks to the per-string mute system. Also, it sustains forever, which is weird.
Anyways, a few months into the build they offered to upgrade it from the D1 to the new K24 model they were working on, but that it would add a few extra months to the build. Decline a free upgrade? Hell no! So now, nearly seven months later, it has finally arrived. Yay!
A few images for those who are allergic to videos:
In Other News
I saw a squirrel. It was going like this. *squirrel*
I have been making noise. Rock-like noise; you know, guitars and drums and stuff, but with the addition of a few chiptune synths and orchestral strings for good measure. Yes, it's very Machinae Supremacy inspired. It's also got a bit of Iron Maiden in there, which was also the inspiration for the accompanying video using wartime footage.