Fallout

Mid-May Update

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Heya folks!

So, the new Japan Civ 5 LP is feeling extremely fun.  It’s interesting to have such a singular, focused goal: Kill my one opponent. Feels very different from a typical game, and I like the unique experience.

I am hoping to continue Alpha Centauri — I’m just feeling like I’m a bit stuck in that game, because my rustiness with the combat system has lead me to have a really unproductive war against the Believers.  Hopefully I can motivate myself to get back to it soon and see if I can find a solution.

Fallout: New Vegas is still definitely going to continue, since I want to finish the game in general (it’s my first and only playthrough). That being said, I may focus on finishing Amnesia first.

So yeah, right now I’m thinking that the two games most likely to see videos short-term are Civ 5 and Amnesia.

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I’m also thinking of making some videos for some of my non-game-playing activities. This would be on a separate channel, for a variety of reasons. Short-term, I’m thinking this might be related to computer game programming.  Would this interest anyone?

Basically, like many, many computer programmers, I have a graveyard full of unfinished games sitting on my computer.  There’s one game in particular that I’ve wanted to make since I was a teenager that I’ve never gotten around to doing — but a few months ago I finally got started on it, and it was going really well and I think it’s got a lot of potential.  However, just like with all my other projects, I stopped working on it at some point and so it sits half-finished on my harddrive.

So what I’m wondering is if I turn it into a bit of a “How to make games” video series, it’ll give me the extra motivation I need to keep working on it and to finally finish the game.

I know that many of my subscribers won’t be interested, and there may be people interested in this that aren’t interested in the game commentary videos, hence the reason to do it on another channel.

I believe this will be the channel here:

http://www.youtube.com/quill18creates

There’s nothing there now, and there might not be anything for a little while yet, but “soon” there will be.

Geez, at this rate the only thing I do on my computer that won’t be recorded is looking at porn…

Fallout: New Vegas

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Episode 1 just finished uploading and is being processed by YouTube!

Hopefully it doesn’t eat it. :(

Fallout: New Vegas – 1080p Test Upload

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UPDATE: I just started a thread in the forums asking for feedback on what kind of character I should make.

I am currently trying to upload some 1080p footage for Fallout: New Vegas (hurray for the new computer!) Assuming all goes well, this game will probably be my top-priority for the next month, because:

- I really want to play through it!

- Since it’s so story-based, it would be a huge disservice to leave it unfinished (like my Fallout 3 game, which I do hope to revisit at some point now that I have a better PC)

- And finally because it was a gift from a viewer and I really want to do it justice!

In fact, Travis is the person who also got me Amnesia, so he’s going to be responsible for most of the content for the next little while!

Of course, I still have the Starcraft 2 campaign and a short Magic the Gathering gameplay session ready to go — which will likely all get uploaded right before I leave for Scotland.  I also got Premiere reinstalled last night and I’m hoping to get started on editing the “Building a Computer” footage this weekend.

I don’t have an LoL game in my queue right now, but I’m still hoping to do Jungle Rammus “soon” and I’d like to get in a game with the new-and-improved Heimer.  For HoN, I’m going to try to find time this weekend to record commentary.  Apparently the replay system is working now, so I may try to play some games on my own, but if I’m short on time I’ll just do one of the games people sent me.

So yeah, the stuff I have on my plate right now is, in no particular order:

  • Fallout: New Vegas
  • Amnesia
  • SC2 Campaign
  • Magic: The Gathering
  • LoL
  • HoN
  • “Build a Computer”

So *ahem* it’s a good thing I’m so focused and don’t try to overload my schedule. :|

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