CONCEPT: Game or Lame
YOU SUGGEST, WE COMPETE.
ONE CHALLENGE, ONE PUNISHMENT.
TIME LIMIT: ONE HOUR.
ARE YOU GAME? OR ARE YOU LAME?
Think of this as an expansion of Challenge Monday. Every week, one g1 will be tasked with a challenge suggested by you g1s. This challenge must be done within a certain amount of time, usually under one hour. These challenges must be feasible and reasonable in order to be accepted. Now then, should the g1 complete this challenge, he/she will be considered "GAME" and we will post the amount of time of his/her player alongside the high score (if applied). If unsuccessful, then he/she will be considered "LAME" then a punishment will be delivered.
The major draw of this is that all challenges and punishments are to be chosen at random by the spin of a wheel - 6 challenges and 6 punishments will be placed on the wheel. About an hour before the show, the challenge will be picked (this is for the g1 to prepare everything in the meantime) and, just before the show starts, the punishment will be chosen (but not revealed until the end of the show). Both the challenges and punishments will follow these criteria:
- The games must be games the g1 owns at the moment. These must not include emulators.
- The punishments must be at the limits bound by the rules of Game or Lame suggestions AND the g1's willingness to do them.
- We do not allow body inflicting punishments. This include aggression (slapping/kicking/punching, etc.), tattoos, shaving, etc.
- We allow clothing as long as the person's income allows it.
- We allow singing and dancing, so long as the person is willing to reveal himself in video.
- We allow avatar changing and behaviors, so long as it's SFW.
- Removing anonymity is strictly prohibited! We respect those who want to remain faceless and/or nameless.
- Blog writing is encouraged - we recommend reviewing movies and/or TV Shows.
- All punishments must be completed to remove the "LAME" status from future shows.
- Punishments are decided depending on what the person can do at the moment - do NOT ask us to evade certain shows or types of punishments, because they will end up being considered in the end! You got in the deal, now SHUT UP and follow the rules.
For now we only seek SUGGESTIONS for both challenges and punishments. We will later look on potential challengers. Spit some questions while you're at it, in the meantime. Well, then. Are you Game...or Lame?
(We're also taking suggestions at the forums!)
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Hi, Great insights, You have nicely described. Thanks for sharing…
Not necessarily, if you read the punishment rules I specifically say that punishments cannot violate the right of anonymity of a player, meaning they can take a different type of challenge (blogs on a specific subject, reviews on bad games/tv shows, etc.). I want to keep things as open as possible, but also as fair.
that just can't happen thats why i didn't suggest it
OK. I guess the punishments would have to be captured live on camera.
Since I don't have one, my show doesn't have video footage of me while I play the games. But even if I did, I'm currently streaming with Adobe Flash Media Encoder which only allows one audio & one video source. So I can't even get my voice in the stream even though I want to and have a mic to do it. I'd like to try out the free version of Xsplit (since I'm having serious money issues now), but I'm concerned that it will cause problems with Flash Media Encoder also on my computer (which I don't want to uninstall just in case). I heard it can be a memory hog & requires you to connect to servers which can slow down depending on the usage.
As for the challenges I'll be taking from g1s for Eternal Challenges, I have a system in place that I will be bringing up in blogs where g1s have a certain amount of time to post a challenge. Then after the deadline, I write down & put all the challenges in a hat/container and blindly choose one of them as my next challenge.
Good luck with your show though. I'd participate in one, but I don't have a camera or Xsplit as I said and given my health problems, I can't eat or drink many things in case I fail & the punishment chosen has to do with food or drinks. Since I've been feeling a little better & returned to streaming again recently, I may post a blog for my next challenge sometime next week, so if you'd like to test out something you want to do in your show in one of my challenges, let me know.
I'd like to see ScrewAttack have a Challenges section in their Suggested g1 Shows tab and have our respective shows listed in them.
There are two key differences between your show and mine: 1) We will punish those who fail, and 2) Both challenges and punishments are chosen at random (though its choices will be according to the games said player owns or can do at the moment). This is actually a show I'm planning to do myself with some help with g1s, but I do hope other stream-happy g1s will join in the party.
I already started a show with this concept back in July called Eternal Challenges and successfully attempted a self-imposed challenge of streaming myself beating Zelda II without dying on my 2nd attempt in the show:
The problem is, I've been waiting to have challenges thrown my way by other g1s, which hasn't been happening. I was hoping g1s would post challenges they wanted to see me attempt on my wall, but I guess I need to post blogs to continuously publicize the show.
I have some ideas of self-imposed challenges I will be doing, but before doing those, I'm hoping others will challenge me to do certain things. I also haven't been feeling well with my health problems, so that's another reason why I haven't been more active with that & my other shows and other stuff I've been planning for a while.
If I can find some time off I'd LOVE to get in on this! I was thinking one level in Halo Reach, all skulls on, legendary. Have fun.
At least it's the end of Turbo Tunnel and not the whole game.
well i'm going to be super jerkish and say beat Battletoads up till the turbo tunnel without getting a game over
Wanna Share the frustration? WaW Coop on the hardest Difficulty setting with the death card sticks and stones activated. No guns only unlimited dud grenades, your knife and luck.
It's for any game platform, from retro to current.
There's no time settled yet.
I can understand that. Save states, rewinds, slowdown... quite a few easy ways to cheat. If you ever do any PC games I'm interested in then I'd be up for that.
Sounds like fun, I'd be in for sure !
A nice retro one might be : Beating Castle of Illusion on Mega Drive without dying/getting hit once. It's not that hard of a game and pretty short but not getting hit once would at least require some practice in the later levels and since you only have 1 hour it might be cutting it to close.
How about something team based? Then more people could take part at the same time with only one or two needing recording devices. Should that be done for some special episode(or maybe as an entirely different series?) I volunteer for "TF2: Win a MannVsMachine in one hour- Spies only"(That was a suggestion, by the way) or something, provided we'll find someone to stream it.
also does this apply to any consoles or just retro consoles
I work during the day. So I can't take part.