I started editing/rendering the SS2 video I had completed, and realized I did not export the audio for 2 of the 16 episodes. Rather than trying to reproduce it and likely sound fake (I’m not that good of an actor), I deleted all 16 and started over. I am on episode 6 now, and only recording 2-4 episodes before editing/rendering/uploading them to youtube.
The new Series will start August 1st, as I am running these episodes longer (20-30 min average). I expect I will finish SS2 in 30 episodes or less, but it takes what it takes.
I am considering a slightly different approach to the next series after SS2 so I do not get burned out on this. I will reduce the episode releases to 2-3 per week for the primary Let’s Play game, and add one or two stand alone Let’s Plays or reviews per week. The stand alone Let’s Plays will likely be retro games, emulated games, etc. I have a huge list of stuff I want to do, and it seems to grow weekly. LOL
Current Let’s Play wish List in no particular order:
Ali Baba – (Atari Emu)
Gold Box Games – RPG – Probably too long/repetitive
Masters of Orion 1 & 2- 4X – long/repetitive
MULE (Atari Emu)
Ultima Underworld 1 & 2 – RPGish
Hexen (Heretic 2)
Kotor & Kotor 2
Borderlands & Borderlands 2 (possibly co-op)
Dues Ex : Human Revolution
Metro : Last Light
South Park : Stick of Truth
Xcom old & new
Wing Commanders 1-IV
Star Control III
Leisure Suit Larry
Dungeon Keeper 2
Might & Magic 1 – 6
Baldurs Gate I & II
Icewind Dale I & II
Descent 1, 2, 3
Miner 49er (Atari Emu)
Jumpman Jr (Atari Emu)
Archon & Archon II (Atari Emu)
Dig Dug (Atari Emu)
Galaxian (Atari Emu)
Karateka (Atari Emu)
Gauntlet (Atari Emu)
Tron, Tron II, (Atari Emu)
Eastern Front (Atari Emu)
All 51 episodes of Let’s Play System Shock are on YouTube, with one being released everyday until August 7th. Let’s Play System Shock 2 is currently in the works. I’m working on episode 16 now and will likely start that series either on August 1st or August 8th, depending on how fast I produce them. I am trying a few new things this time around. I’m using Audacity’s Noise Reduction filter to cut out the fan noise. With SS1, I was just trimming the clips down to my talking. I am also really trying to be more verbose. I’m not certain I am where I want to be yet, but we will see how it goes. There is always the next game…
Speaking of next game I’m not sure what it will be. I have a long list of games I would like to play or replay. I think I will play it by ear for now.
It’s so good getting back to playing games live, not that I’ve quit playing games on computer. There is something more visceral about sitting around a table and crawling through an adventure with friends! I’m running 2 games, one Play By Post, and one live. I’m also playing in one game. Now I just need to get a SFB campaign going and life will be good.
When it rains it pours! I got invited to 2 Beta tests this week. I can’t say much more as I’m under NDA, but when the NDA drops I’ll give my impressions.
Played some WoW last night, doing Tol Barad daily quests, cooking & fishing dailies, as well as some leatherworking, tailoring and inscription. My tailor and leatherworker is nearly to 500, and my inscription broke 500, up to 504.
Well the wife and I rejoined WoW yesterday. We both jumped on the annual pass bandwagon so we would get Diablo III with our regular subscription.
Dan and I ran Utgart Pinnacle and Gundrak last night, gaining a good bit of Guild XP, and netting level 78 for my Druid Guhlyath.
Crucible and Kortun Trilogy work stopped when my partners life took some serious turns, but things are sorting out, and we will proceed with caution, but proceed we shall.