SIDETRACKED Episode 9 - "Taste the Rainbow..." 7/5/12
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|Creator, Coordinator, Host||Flapperdoodle|
|Title Card Artist||ChaoticMeltdown|
|Production Consultants||Alpha Unit / JETZ.acx|
|Top Ten Writer / Editor||Guru Guru / GoombaXx|
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I think Screwattack needs to make some cameo's and plug SGC through other sources. I am loving all the internal love but I believe for the kickstarter to make it we need to have people want to go to this party who may have never heard of Screwattack before.
A lot of pokecapn's Let's Plays involve four or five people commentating at once. And for his famous Mario Let's Plays, they do so while still being entertaining.
It really just depends on a combination of the game and the commentary style.
Thanks you guys. I'm always happy to satisfy you guys.
Great job on another episode of SIDETRACKED.
Thanks Ferret, appreciated.
Not even a thunderstorm can stop this podcast from being awesome.
If you do a camcorder Let's Play, it really needs to be aiming directly towards the television, otherwise it will really affect the quality in a negative way. As an alternate, if you can find a legal copy of the game (like on Steam) on a computer, then computer capture software is usually good and available at a cheap price, and sometimes for free.
For example, if you want to do a Let's Play of a Sega Genesis game, then purchase a cheap copy on Steam. Hypercam 2 is a free download that captures both video and audio, doing the latter very well but often limiting the frame rate for the former. However, it works well for retro titles. For voice, you could always try post-commentary if you want to capture the game footage without getting your keyboard and mouse clicks captured as well. I would recommend Audacity for voice capture; it picks up voice very accurately (if a bit too much) and the software is a completely free download. The final product could be edited with Windows Movie Maker, which again is free.
Length isn't necessarily a problem for Let's Play, but it really does depend on the game. Having ten minute sections for Metal Gear Solid 4 would be silly; that's an example.
But above all else, your commentary is the most important part of the video series. If you want somebody to watch your Let's Play and not just have themselves go play the game, then your commentary needs to be either entertaining, informative, possibly a combination of the two. And yes, there really should be voice for a Let's Play.
Besides that section of the podcast, there were also some pretty cool highlights mentioned. Ask the Experts and the community lists are always interesting because of the wide community involvement. Keep up the great work everyone!
Sweet. Thanks dude.
I know right, INSANE.
Nice job this week Flaps. That Ask The Experts is crazy I love it.
Ironically, the name is a mashup of two MUSH characters I used to play, and one of them was named Paradigm.
Trust me Flaps. The Rainblower (Pyro's trumpet thing) is awesome. Do everything in your power to get it! Man, I wish I could've contributed to that TF2 discusion.
Also, if you're ever running low on Top 10s, you always have the one I sent you :)
I am currently working on the finale review with g1 Burf12345.
Gonna be honest with you, Two Best Friends succeeds mainly because it carries the Machinima name, as does a lot of the so called "Let's Plays" they have on there.
The popularity of Two best friends play convinces me otherwise, but eh...I'm still wondering whether or not it's worth my time. I don't really like Let's Plays very much.
Thanks for the mention, Flaps. Much appreciated.
Speaking of which, have you finished your Avatar: The Legend of Korra reviews yet? Because I'd like to read those now if you have.
Also, great episode. I, honestly, think this was the best discussion segment you've done so far...
Don't know why sexy was the first word that came to your mind. xD
Wow... I have to respect you simply because you are going to play Sonic 06.
Who's that sexy guy named multi?
It's digmbot, like paradigm.