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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    oh do we want to try for that now that you've been mentioned on internet twitters

    because I actually know some people

    I'll get to work

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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Veretas wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    Veretas wrote: »
    Man

    WaM might be the better person to talk to about that

    yeah well, i don't have WaM here, do i?

    Also i wasn't really being serious. that seems more like a proper channels thing.

    i just want free stuff (send me free things)

    That goes for anyone.

    Oh well

    I have some pens on my desk I can send you

    They're just regular pens though

    but they were on my desk

    expect my address in yoru pm box.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    Asura's wrath is the greatest video game ever made

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  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    Asura's wrath is the greatest video game ever made

    I want to play it so bad

    but it's still too much money

    might rent it instead since I've still got a week or so left on this stupid blockbuster subscription thing

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    viv: submissions@mediumdifficulty.com

    sent'd

    Vivixenne on
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    hey orik since your site is being read by a lot of actual industry people who like it

    maybe kickstarter?

    doesn't have to be a big one, just factor the costs of getting capture equipment (I think my entire set-up cost me ~300) and put it at that

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    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
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  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    Already got one. It's just not up.

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    Asura's wrath is the greatest video game ever made

    I want to play it so bad

    but it's still too much money

    might rent it instead since I've still got a week or so left on this stupid blockbuster subscription thing

    it is worth seeing, definitely

    The fact that they made it on the unreal engine is the biggest mindfuck for me

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  • Cilla BlackCilla Black Registered User regular
    Asura's wrath is the greatest video game ever made

    I want to play it so bad

    but it's still too much money

    might rent it instead since I've still got a week or so left on this stupid blockbuster subscription thing

    it is worth seeing, definitely

    The fact that they made it on the unreal engine is the biggest mindfuck for me

    query: if I have no ability at all to button mash is this game going to be hellish?

  • Kuribo's ShoeKuribo's Shoe Kuribo's Stocking North PoleRegistered User regular
    Asura's wrath is the greatest video game ever made

    I want to play it so bad

    but it's still too much money

    might rent it instead since I've still got a week or so left on this stupid blockbuster subscription thing

    it is worth seeing, definitely

    The fact that they made it on the unreal engine is the biggest mindfuck for me

    query: if I have no ability at all to button mash is this game going to be hellish?

    nah, there are a couple of mashy bits but if you put it on easy you should be fine

    xmassig2.gif
  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    Veretas wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    Veretas wrote: »
    Man

    WaM might be the better person to talk to about that

    yeah well, i don't have WaM here, do i?

    Also i wasn't really being serious. that seems more like a proper channels thing.

    i just want free stuff (send me free things)

    That goes for anyone.

    Oh well

    I have some pens on my desk I can send you

    They're just regular pens though

    but they were on my desk

    expect my address in yoru pm box.

    Wait do I need to use like

    some sort of special stamp to mail stuff over the border

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    added a thing to the op!

    also: what do y'all think about video content on MD?

    I would not be opposed to seeing this, as it is an excellent way to promote the site further.

    Consider that Youtube videos can be embedded and shared more easily than articles, not to mention that more people are likely to watch videos than read articles.

    And not to be stupid or anything, but from a promotional standpoint, videos would totes be effective at promoting the site if you had pretty people doing it, like yourself and the aforementioned @World as Myth.

    That said, my concern is around what precisely these videos will be and what value to content (rather than just promotional stuff) they will bring to the table as opposed to, say, podcasts. How do they line up with the theme of the site?

    Vivixenne on
  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    Already got one. It's just not up.

    you should fix that then

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    Already got one. It's just not up.

    you should fix that then

    should be fixed by the end of the week.

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    Already got one. It's just not up.

    you should fix that then

    should be fixed by the end of the week.

    fix it right now butthead

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    Already got one. It's just not up.

    you should fix that then

    should be fixed by the end of the week.

    fix it right now butthead

    no. now i'm going to take longer. Just to spite you.

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    Already got one. It's just not up.

    you should fix that then

    should be fixed by the end of the week.

    fix it right now butthead

    no. now i'm going to take longer. Just to spite you.

    you are the worst people in the world

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Personally, I am less inclined to watch YouTube videos due to my changing media consumption habits.

    Unless it has kittens in it.

    Orik will it have kittens in it?

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    Already got one. It's just not up.

    you should fix that then

    should be fixed by the end of the week.

    fix it right now butthead

    no. now i'm going to take longer. Just to spite you.

    you are the worst people in the world

    finally, someone recognizes the fact i am in fact 4 people.

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    Melding wrote: »
    T4CT wrote: »
    noticing the sincere lack of podcast and voting that you absorb the already well-established BroCast

    Already got one. It's just not up.

    you should fix that then

    should be fixed by the end of the week.

    fix it right now butthead

    no. now i'm going to take longer. Just to spite you.

    you are the worst people in the world

    finally, someone recognizes the fact i am in fact 4 people.

    that awkward moment where you find out your podcast isn't four people it's just you with severe MPD

    my twitter | beats music
    I made a bad game! Download it scrubs.
    Keep it Up!: iOS Android
  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Personally, I am less inclined to watch YouTube videos due to my changing media consumption habits.

    Unless it has kittens in it.

    Orik will it have kittens in it?
    what do you consume, media-wise?

    kickstarter: yeah, i'm in the middle of writing a script and gathering togther hordes of video production people so we can do one properly. going to start outreach to artists soon for swag

    viv: your submission and my face are equally hot

    t4ct: i didn't realize a lot of industry people read my site! that is flattering.

    kittens: always yes

  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    Well I know at least two industry people do

  • VeretasVeretas Registered User regular
    Oh wait three

    I forgot about myself

  • OrikaeshigitaeOrikaeshigitae Registered User, ClubPA regular
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    That said, my concern is around what precisely these videos will be and what value to content (rather than just promotional stuff) they will bring to the table as opposed to, say, podcasts. How do they line up with the theme of the site?

    this is a great question! mostly i'm thinking that it's a great form to use to show what critical playing is like - pausing the game for a moment and explaining exactly why i get frustrated at the dialogue, for example

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    That said, my concern is around what precisely these videos will be and what value to content (rather than just promotional stuff) they will bring to the table as opposed to, say, podcasts. How do they line up with the theme of the site?

    this is a great question! mostly i'm thinking that it's a great form to use to show what critical playing is like - pausing the game for a moment and explaining exactly why i get frustrated at the dialogue, for example

    In this context, I can see this being a great value-add. Rather than writing an article and then linking to a video that illustrates your point, I can see how it could work with it all being one video where your experience is being "narrated."

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Blake T wrote: »
    Personally, I am less inclined to watch YouTube videos due to my changing media consumption habits.

    Unless it has kittens in it.

    Orik will it have kittens in it?
    what do you consume, media-wise?

    kickstarter: yeah, i'm in the middle of writing a script and gathering togther hordes of video production people so we can do one properly. going to start outreach to artists soon for swag

    viv: your submission and my face are equally hot

    t4ct: i didn't realize a lot of industry people read my site! that is flattering.

    kittens: always yes

    It's not so much what media I consume it's how/where.

    I'm mean it's still what I consumed say five years ago. TV, news shows/website with subjects of technology, reviews pop culture stuff. But five years ago the majority of my Internet was consumed on a dedicated desktop PC.

    This made consuming internet media videos convienent as I could pop it out in a window and watch as I see fit.

    Since then I have moved onto a couch with a iPhone (also with the iPhone out of the house), a now defunct eepc and the new addition of the iPad.

    All three of these devices are more difficult to consume video on as their screens are smaller and it is either impractical or impossible to have a video overlay.

    Additionally when I am out and about I don't consume videos at all due to data restrictions and additionally the iPad is also in battle with my tv when I am on my couch. And while I am fine with listening to two audio sources, Vivienne is not so I often skip then, or wait until the ads as to not bother her.

    I still think it has it's place, but due to where and how I consume content, I have been finding I watch less and less videos.

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    alternately: earphones

    but it's true, I seriously cannot handle it when a video is playing on the iPad while the TV is going, it makes it impossible for me to concentrate on just one thing

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    But then I can't hear the other thing.

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    well then honey you are just a better and cleverer person than I

    but I mean I guess my view is that you can watch that video anytime, and can pause or scrub backward if need be

    whereas on the TV, shit is HAPPENING and it's not always as easy to pause or rewind

    then again I don't know if that's an issue the majority of people have, we're just lucky enough to have a TV and two iPhones and an iPad and a desktop computron at home

    on top of the distracting fact that we are both gorgeous

    honestly it's amazing we get shit done

    Vivixenne on
  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    well,now i need new pants. for i vomited all over this pair.

  • T4CTT4CT BAFTA-NOMINATED NAFTA-APPROVEDRegistered User regular
    i was worried I wasn't going to have a rom com to fall asleep to tonight but now I got my jammies and my zerts and I'll just read those posts til it's nappy nappy shut shut time

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  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    I mean, how you are wanting to use video most definitely has its place. And I would watch that.

    But just for general things, where text is a perfectly suitable for the task at hand I prefer it.

    This was one if the reasons I never really looked at much giant bomb stuff either. Most of their stuff to me seemed to be very video and audio based and I don't have the attention it needs to adequately consume it.

  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    you mistake me

    we aren't distracted by each OTHER's gorgeousness

    we're distracted by our OWN gorgeousness

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    a lot of the giant bomb video content doesn't work in text, that's why reviews are text, the quick looks are video.

    Simply reading that the new silent hill isn't very good doesn't let you know much. seeing why it's bad tells you a lot more. Where as video reviews tend to be dumb anyway.

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    edited April 2012
    It's true.

    Sometimes I forget to breathe because I get so caught up in how ridiculously good looking I am.

    Blake T on
  • ThatDudeOverThereThatDudeOverThere Registered User regular
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    you mistake me

    we aren't distracted by each OTHER's gorgeousness

    we're distracted by our OWN gorgeousness
    Blake T wrote: »
    It's true.

    Sometimes I forget to breathe because I get so caught up in how ridiculously good looking I am.

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  • VivixenneVivixenne aDAWRable! Registered User regular
    @Melding did you read my submission

    I am thirsty for feedback here

    positively ardent, even

  • Blake TBlake T Registered User regular
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    you mistake me

    we aren't distracted by each OTHER's gorgeousness

    we're distracted by our OWN gorgeousness
    Blake T wrote: »
    It's true.

    Sometimes I forget to breathe because I get so caught up in how ridiculously good looking I am.

    Didn't you just read what I just wrote?

    I am not going to watch that.

  • MeldingMelding Registered User regular
    Vivixenne wrote: »
    @Melding did you read my submission

    I am thirsty for feedback here

    positively ardent, even

    i don't typically read submissions, as i am useless for editing them. I can look around though, i guess.

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