Monday, April 30, 2007

TV Turn Off Week - Day One

Last week was the beginning of TV Turn Off Week, in case none of you knew about it.
Well, I'm going to post what my experiences were last week:

Monday, April 23rd, 2007.
It was the hardest day for me, because I wasn't used to having a TV/computer/radio to turn on and go watch TV/surf the web/listen to with me whenever I had periods of time that lasted more than a day that I didn't go on the, well, you get the idea.

Okay, I didn't do much, I just read, ate, and slept.
And I went to the bathroom.

Well, that's day one for ya!

Catch you tomorrow!


Ken Kutaragi will retire in June!!!!!!!

I can't wait for this to happen, because he is one of the biggest arse faces in the entire gaming industry!!!!

He once stated that video games can't be art.
I guess he never played anything by Team Ico, such as Ico (which is where they got their name) or Shadow of the Collossus.

I just can't wait for June!!!!

Sunday, April 22, 2007

.hack//TOMORROW on YouTube

My latest AMV, which is called ".hack//TOMORROW" is now up on YouTube.

The anime is .hack//SIGN, which I used five different episodes of, and the song is "El Manana" by Gorillaz. Manana means tomorrow, so that's where I got the name from.
My AMV is about friends and the love of Subaru and Tsukasa.

It's a lot better than my other AMV, but it is off by a couple frames, but it's kind of hard to tell, unless if you are focusing on it.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

AMV is now on MetaCafe!

They Might Be Final, Here Comes The Fantasy! - Amazing videos are here

MetaCafe and Veoh have a lot better resolution than YouTube, which is why I am partly annoyed by YouTube.

Well, my video has an average of about 2.8 on these sites, and I didn't think it would be that highly rated... Well, when I fine tune it,it apparently will get an even higher score!?!?!?!?
But that'll be within the next year or two.

And the best thing about MetaCafe is if any video that the poster made gets over 20,000 views, the people who made the videos get PAID!!!!
A lot of money has already been shelled out, and there's a lot more where that came from!

Bring Monster Rancher On DVD Petition

Bring Monster Rancher On DVD Petition

Please sign the petition to get Monster Rancher on DVD in the U.S. and Canada.

Friday, April 13, 2007

How game developers and musicians can get more $$$$$$$$

One very simple way for video game developers and musicians and their respective companies can get a lot of money is if you take a game like, let's say LittleBigPlanet, and you let people upload their own levels to let other people download them.
But what they could do with these games is sell people songs (that may or may not be played only on that game, i.e. also put on the console for unlimited playback) and let them use these songs during the levels. One element that would probably make this a little popular or more popular is if the gamers were allowed to use certain songs at certain points, or even certain portions of songs at certain points in the game.

Something like this can be done for a lot of different games.

This would be replacing the soundtrack, if it even had any.

It costed about $250K to have a full song in a game back in 2005, which is why most games either feature songs that are re-made by another company or the songs are cut in half, but if the songs weren't put in the game, and were made available for download, game developers might be able to let us have full songs (at our dime) without being charged the full 250K. In order to do so, they would probably make a deal with the music companies that would probably have a minimum price paid to the music companies and would have a set amount of royalties per song sold.

The world of downloadable video game console content is going to go through a lot of changes in the next 10-20 years until it finds a stable point, kind of like what just happened with the internet. I.e., it doesn't have many new things that pop up every year.

Well, I think the price of games will drop to $50 by the end of 2008, and the microtransactions will make up more and more of the amount spent on games. I also think the price of microtransactions will drop, i.e. SingStar, Guitar Hero, Rock Band, Dance Dance Revolution, and all other song games that will (probably) have songs for download will see the prices drop to about $1 to $1.50 each. They currently cost a little more than $2 on Guitar Hero 2 for the Xbox 360.

And for those who say that portable consoles (the PSP and DS) will rule the industry by 2010, just shut your faces up!
The home consoles will always be in control, because most people who play games on home consoles don't buy handhelds (and that won't change much, either). And also, the game software for home consoles will always be larger than portables. The games/360 ratio is over 5 per 360 right now, and neither the PSP or DS has more than 4 games per console. (The PSP and DS were released before the 360 came out).

Wednesday, April 11, 2007

Something crazy

I am just amazed that the video I posted has over 4,000 views and I have two subscribers!?!?!?!?

I don't even know why anyone would subscribe when I only have one (true) video.

Well, I just have to say thanks to everyone who has watched my video and who will watch my video and who has and will subscribe to me on YouTube!

Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Two to three weeks...

I haven't worked on my AMV for the past two days, and I won't be able to work on it much tomorrow, if I even get to work on it.
I won't be able to work on it this weekend, unless if I move the (very) large computer to another house.
So, I might have a couple days to work on it this weeks (three to four hours each day) and I might get more days of work on it next week, so it will probably be a couple weeks until I have completed it.

Monday, April 9, 2007

AMV Partly Done

My AMV is partly done!!!
I have 1 minute 4 seconds of my AMV completed so far, and there's only 3 minutes left!!!
I have spent about 3 1/2 hours working on it, and it looks like it will be about 12-15 hours of work left!!!

Good times, or not...

(the 3 1/2 hours doesn't include the 8 hours spent finding programs to convert and edit the files)

Friday, April 6, 2007

Working on NEW VIDEO!!!!

I am working on a new video now!!!

I spent about eight hours working on ripping DVDs onto my computer and converting them to a file that my trial version of Sony Vegas (I'm too poor for $90...) can use.

I finally found one, but each episode takes up almost 6 GB of space.

Well, I have about 30 seconds of the 4 minute AMV done, and I will (hopefully) get it done this weekend!