Monthly Archives: September 2012

Lounge L33ts Episode 1: The Grind (pilot)

http://blip.tv/romeomoon/lounge-l33ts-6372732

Well, here we go! The very first episode of Lounge L33ts. There was a bit of trouble with recording for this episode. Like I said in the inroduction, this was an episode of firsts. If FRAPS shows numbers in a magenta/pinkish-puple hue, it may not be recording properly. When we finished, I opened the file to find that only the last three minutes had been recorded. Then Matt let me know FRAPS should be loaded (although not necessarily recording) before the game is loaded. In order to get the backup footage to me through the dropbox folder (restricted to 2GB in the free version), Matt converted the file to an flv file. Unfortunately, Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD doesn’t read flv’s and I had to use Total Video Converter to convert the file into a wmv, a file type I knew the editing software would recognize. After editing, it was rendered into one of the “Internet HD” file types offered and sent through Total Video Converter to become an flv file again. At 1.9 GB, it was too big to post on Bliptv. So I went back into Sony Vegas and rendered the edit into an “Internet SD” file, which was small not to have to be converted in TVC. It was a bit of work, and hopefully the next episode will go more smoothly. Anyway, in this episode Matt Winchell, Ran-san, and I meet up in Anarchy Online’s The Grind where we discuss how we all got caught up in MMO’s, the news on Game Director Fia “Lindelu” Tjernberg’s departure, and the prospects on the future of the game:

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Lounge L33ts Introduction

So why am I doing this? Well, I’ve been sitting on the sidelines for a while, enjoying other people’s webseries and podcasts, always with an itch to try something of my own. I have always wanted to do a Let’s … Continue reading

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Let’s Play Borderlands Episode 9

http://blip.tv/madmattreviews/let-s-play-borderlands-episode-9-6310290

Surprisingly, Sledge was a lot harder this time around. When we first fought him, he went down pretty quickly with my Soldier and Matt’s Hunter. It could just be that our load outs weren’t the greatest, or that we pretty much just charged in there thinking it’s be easy again. We may have been a higher level in first playthrough, too. I did notice a lot of henchmen around Sledge that didn’t seem to be there the first time. In other words, we wind up dying…a lot. I haven’t sat down to watch this episode yet, but I’ll post if I see anything which may have caused this.

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Let’s Play Borderlands Episode 8

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This one…This is still a pip to get through, although we had more trouble with the bandits this time rather than the skags. I also have to remember to let the tank do their job and re-release the turret in a timely manner.

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Fight for City of Heroes

If you had asked me which game, City of Heroes or Anarchy online, was most likely to shut down first, I would not have guessed City of Heroes. And yet here I am, writing about something I never figured I’d … Continue reading

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