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  • One of the best things about D&D...

    2 days ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    ... is that you never need to upgrade your computer or console to play it.

  • What does it mean?

    3 days ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    So EA lost a prominent, public figure and are planning to reorganize, including pulling people from directing Frostbite to "fill in gaps" in the primary studios. Reorganization in EA has a bad reputation of closures and lost jobs.


    I understand that Frostbite can be a pain to use in development. If EA is planning to have a unified UX, they should consider putting some more love into Frostbite before moving forward. A smooth road is an easier ride.


    Then again, a lot of things that EA does is not all that helpful to its developers or often its customers.


    Is the world still watching EA after its debacles or has the world moved on to other things only to watch EA repeat the same mistakes over and over again?


    We shall see if this departure and reorganization hits hard or causes only a minor ripple in the rather volatile company.

  • Getting dimmer...

    3 days ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    Is it just me or do all Telltale Games games [sic] (TTGs) go darker in mood as each episode continues?


    For TTGs, I played The Walking Dead (season 1), A Game of Thrones, The Wolf Among Us (1), Tales from the Borderlands, and Minecraft: Story Mode (s1). I'm currently in the last episode of Tales from Monkey Island (which is a linear game - no branching).


    In all of those, things got more serious as the stories moved forward. (I have not played the Sam & Max games, though.) TfMI started really goofy and care-free. Now in the last episode, the main character's facing people who died because of his actions - mostly unintentionally (and, at the time, humorously but seems far less funny now).


    TWD(s1) started dark and kept getting darker. Same with GoT and TWAU(1). TftB and MSM seem to follow TfMI's pattern of starting off mostly humorous but losing a lot of that humo(u)r in the last episodes.


    (The Odd Gentlemen's King's Quest was the same. It started off happy but went dark and even ended very, very sad. Sierra originally had TTG working on it before taking it back for unknown reasons and handing it over to TOG. So, the TTG pattern remains in my opinion.)


    So, is this what I could expect from the TTG version of Sam & Max? Starting absolutely bonkers but ending with dark moral hind-sight dilemmas?


    EDIT: Yup. Season 1 of Sam and Max is starting to take some dark turns towards its end. I guess this really is the Telltale telltale [sic] standard method.

  • Он – дракон (a better love story than...)

    5 days ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    The pacing of the movie is excruciatingly slow.


    ...but the pacing is more appropriate to the story of two people struggling against what terrifies them most about themselves and each other compared to Disney's Beauty and the Beast.


    If you like the idea of dragons and the story of Beauty and the Beast and have an attention span longer than what Disney gives us credit for having, this could be the movie for you. "I am Dragon" (2015) [English title, better than the Russian title of "He's a Dragon"]


    (Mind you, the movie is in Russian.)

  • How it looks, how it sees...

    2 weeks ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    Firstly...

    I don't know if it was caused by a glitch in Mass Effect 1 & 2 (can't quite remember 3), but the Krogan often looked at things with one eye, especially up close. This makes sense given the configuration of their eyes on the sides of their heads, causing underdeveloped binocular vision (meaning using both eyes to see one view). I know that this was not in Mass Effect: Andromeda, though, and it bugged me that they always looked at everything straight-on.


    If it was intentional in ME1/2(/3), then the mistake was made in ME:A either by oversight or lack of development resources.


    Secondly...

    Don't discount discount actors.


    For full disclosure, I don't like "romcoms" (romantic comedy shows). They always end up like Three's Company (which is probably before the times of a lot of people here).


    History Lesson: Nearly every Three's Company episode was some scheme that either started because of a miscommunication or caused a miscommunication or both with the scheme typically having a different result than intended - all with a high predictability. The movie, Set It Up, is no different.


    That said, the main actors are two people who have a slight resemblance to Emma Thompson and Ryan Reynolds. Their acting also had the same resemblance, almost as if the casting and direction wanted those to actors specifically but ended up going the "discount" route - using actors that resemble the intended cast for cheap.


    That said again, I don't think Emma Thompson and Ryan Reynolds would have been the best pick over the two that starred in the movie. Being not Emma Thompson and Ryan Reynolds was a good thing, keeping only the qualities that fit the scenario without the total familiarity and adding a bit of an appropriate newcomer feeling.


    To summarize, the lesser known "discount" Zoey Deutch and Glen Powell were better picks than Emma Thompson and Ryan Reynolds.


    (To be fair, this is only an assumption that Thompson and Reynolds were intended, but I get a very strong feeling that they were. To be fair again, I still think romcoms are stupid regardless.)

  • "Motherese"

    3 weeks ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    Who all loses 90% of the remaining IQ points that you have when talking to pets?


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    *raises hand*  hand

  • Mixing Dark Chocolate with Cinnamon...

    3 weeks ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    I learned that Ellen Rose from Eurogamer's O|X watches RT's On The Spot.


    Now more than ever, I want to see some kind of collab between O|X and AH. H&H guest? OXventure guest? Let's Play Across the Pond guests? On the Spot guests?


    Come on, Rooster Teeth. Make a deal with Eurogamer to make this happen! I may not be at RTXL for a few years more (and it's on my wishlist), but that's a perfect opportunity.


    I know Eurogamer is kind of a competitor to The Know (which I love) and AH (which I love), but I love dark chocolate and cinnamon and they're great together. (Come on, Mars, Inc. Make those M&Ms!)


    On the RT broadcast so many years ago, it was mentioned how collabs are essential for online content creators.

  • Panel Prep for RTX 2018 - Broadcast Topics

    3 weeks ago

    RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

    RTX! RTX! RTX!


    We are less than two weeks from RTX and we are getting some ideas for the broadcast panels. What would you like to know or hear from Broadcast? We will also be bringing some specials clips never seen before and BTS angles (maybe some with comms so you can hear what is going on during the production).


    Here are the two panels to submit your questions for

    •  - RT Broadcast: What the Tech just happened (August 3rd @ 12:30pm - ACC Meeting Room 6)
      • General Broadcast Topics
      • Tech and Configurations
      • Daily Routines
      • Crew
      • Storytime of when things went wrong
    • - RT Broadcast: Making Extra Life Extra Special (August 4th @ 10:00am - ACC Meeting Room 6)
      • Planning for Extra Life
      • Stages
      • Moments
      • How to pull off 24 hours of streaming
      • What ever else Nick comes up with

    Let us know what you want to hear from the broadcast team and get excited for RTX! Both panel's are first thing in the morning so great way to start off your days!


    See you all soon!

  • Idle Hands

    4 weeks ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    When you can't sleep at the times when you should sleep, do you turn to books or games or hobbies or just lay there wide awake?


    What kinds of books or games or hobbies?

    (Not asking for a friend.)

  • I survived this morning.

    1 month ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    Flawless start of sales, even with all the changes this year.


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    Little victories.  8 more starting days to go through the 26th.

  • Risky Business Moments...

    1 month ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    If you arrive at work before anyone else, do you do anything that you wouldn't do when anyone else was here? (Not asking for a friend.)


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  • Doing my duty!

    2 months ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

     

    They wouldn't have coded such features if they didn't want players to experience it.

     

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    If I play Jurassic World Evolution, I will be doing this and a lot worse. You should, too. Don't let all their hard work go to waste! Kill them all!

  • Homer Simpson's Odyssey

    2 months ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    The only thing I really want from Assassin's Creed Odyssey is to be able to kick people off of cliffs.

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  • Updated Privacy Policy 5/25/2018

    2 months ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    1. Meh


    2. Bleah


    3. Definition of Terms

        a. Huh?

        b. Whatever


    4. Limits

        a. On Fridays

            i. Pancakes

            ii. Laundry

        b. On Holidays

            i. Desserts

            ii. Lots of them

            iii. Like way too much


    5. Liability

        a. Lying's not an ability


    And there you have it. My privacy policy. By viewing this journal, you accept the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

  • I'm a Pimp

    2 months ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    Arachnophobe warning (even though it's an adorable animated only-kinda-looks-like-a spider).


    I'm going to promote someone else's starter campaign because

    a) it helps a kid go to college.

    b) it's a cute talking plushie that I want.


    but it won't get made if there aren't enough pre-sales.


    Fun fact: Lucas, the Spider was created to help arachnophobes with their phobia.


    Fun fact: The spider that is the inspiration for Lucas has never had a case of a bite on a person.


    Fun fact: The hunting spiders such as the jumping spider that is the inspiration for Lucas are smarter than orb-weavers and trappers.


    Fun fact: Hunting spiders don't just sit idle and wait for their prey and can't waste energy on things they can't eat. So, they're not stimulus-attack like other spiders.


    Fun fact: Jumping spiders have excellent eyesight compared to other spiders.

  • SpaceVenture - a venture into the glory days long past...

    3 months ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    PC-playing people as old as me and @Ryan will remember Space Quest - a series of graphical adventure games. It was fun and funny and often just plain odd.


    The people who made that series of games for Sierra (who currently exists only in name) are, now, making a spiritual successor for themselves called, SpaceVenture.


    As a fan of Roger Wilco, I am watching this venture with great interest. I see that they're trying hard to reclaim the glory days of adventure games... but I think that they're digging too deep into the past.


    Adventure games look to me like they're in two categories now. You have the Visual Novel and modern Graphic Adventure. The Visual Novel is similar to what you can see all over Steam like Hatoful Boyfriend. The modern Graphic Adventure is like The Wolf Among Us or Life is Strange.


    The style of the old graphical adventure games is like Adventure Game Studio - flat scenery and flat, animated sprites moving around in the scenery. It's nothing like the modern adventure games.


    Sierra recognized this when they commissioned a finale for King's Quest - first tapping Telltale (The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead, A Game of Thrones, Tales from the Borderlands) and then tapping The Odd Gentleman. The result was a modern Graphic Adventure in the style of The Wolf Among Us (minus "Quicktime events"), not an Adventure Game Studio flat game. It had enough nostalgia while not dragging the player back into 1986.


    Guys from Andromeda (formerly known as The Two Guys from Andromeda when they worked for Sierra) are going with the 1980s-1990s flat, sprite-animated graphical adventure game that one could make with Adventure Game Studio (and probably would have saved them a lot of time by using AGS instead of building their own interpreter).


    I predict that this new story will not appeal to fans of the old games and new players in the classic style. A new story today needs to be in today's standards.


    Maybe Sierra could show them how it's done with an official finale to their Space Quest, but fans made their own finales and I believe that Sierra doesn't want to trample upon them - and the fans used AGS with a shorter dev cycle than what SpaceVenture is seeing (6 years and still going), and the fan games for Space Quest were done in the amateur devs' spare time with good results.


    I had hopes for SpaceVenture when they announced the kickstarter. I'm far less hopeful now given their published progress.


    You can't turn back time. Maybe, that's for the best.

  • Broadcast, Pilot Month, Theater Mode and more!

    3 months ago

    Stab RT Broadcast Producer

    Hey Everyone,

    Just wanted to write a little update regarding things happening in here at Rooster Teeth regarding Broadcast, Pilot Month, Theater Mode and more!


    First things first, Pilot Month. Pilots are interesting here at RT. A television pilot is usually kept behind closed doors, analyzed, and shown to a testing group before making it anywhere to an audience. Here at RT, the community is our testing group. And the pilot is put out ahead of any official season to get your opinion. We want to hear your thoughts, because at the end of the day it's a show for you and the rest of the Rooster Teeth community. For Pilot month Broadcast has two new shows, very different from any other shows we have done in the past. They are Gorq's Quest and Murder Room (link). Both have been in the works here for a bit and they have grown progressively during their testing phase. I can't say much right now, but you can see Gorq's Quest on May 15th and Murder Room on May 31st. I think both will be a favorite among community members who enjoy the game-based shows. 





    Alright, now for some Theater Mode. I hope you've enjoyed the first season of Funhaus Theater Mode. It was awesome to work with Elyse and the rest of the Funhaus team on the season and I hope to do more of the show in the future. I personally have really enjoyed Funhaus' style for the show- going for something a little closer to the original MST3K style. 


    Recently we shot our first live episode of Theater Mode at the Alamo Draft House in South Austin. Thank you to everyone who came out to the event. This is a first for us. If it proves successful it can mean doing this type of production more often and possibly not just in Austin. You can expect the edited release during the next volume of Theater Mode. Now that I got you thinking about the next volume, let's talk about it for a second. We are working on acquiring new films for the next volume as well as testing a few new ideas- TM Live being one test. I don't have much to say beyond that, except for wait for the official announcement sometime soon. 




    The last thing I wanted to mention in this update is regarding changes in RT Broadcast's crew. You probably saw on this past Monday's episode of the RT Podcast that Eric Baudor from Mega 64 has joined our crew. Eric will be taking the position as our new Podcast Producer, working on RT Podcast, Always Open, and other emerging shows in our lineup. We welcome him to our rag-tag team of Broadcasters. 

    Lastly, you've probably noticed a new face on Fridays in the Broadcast pre-stream for Off Topic and Death Battle Cast. Dennis Fant is his name. He's a former Broadcast intern that had a particular talent for our graphics system and has been helping me by taking over a few weekly shows. Now I'm happy to say he'll be joining us as the permanent Live Graphics Operator for all our shows here at Broadcast. 

    As for me, I'll be working more behind the scenes as the Producer for Let's Play Productions in Broadcast. Basically anytime a Let's Play group is shooting in Broadcast, I'll be there to work on it one way or another. 


    That's all I have for now.
    See ya!

  • Proper Zombie Attire

    3 months ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    I saw something recently and it has me curious about what the folks here think.


    Let's say that you've been attacked by a zombie and are infected. You're going to turn into a zombie and there's no avoiding it - not even a shotgun retirement.


    What kind of clothes do you want to be wearing for the rest of your unnatural unlife when you become undead?

  • Dear Mars, Incorporated,

    3 months ago

    EricHVela Don't be a divider.

    Make M&M's with dark chocolate and cinnamon.


    Signed,

    me

  • Tech Gremlins are REAL - rough week

    4 months ago

    RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

    There are weeks where everything works exactly as planned....and some weeks you are lucky if the lights even turn on.

    With adjustments coming to Broadcast and new items coming in, I get nervous and check equipment over and over to ensure things run as planned. Some of these are outside of my hands and therefore have to hope everything falls into place as planned. That didn't happen.


    • New Fiber Line - used to transfer files between systems FASTER than basic connection
      • Transfers fast.....but not as expected under current gear so POST is not thrilled  frowning
    • TriCaster for Conference room streaming - To help boost quality and ease of small room streams we ditch a laptop for our TriCaster Mini
      • Gave it to Nick and 7 minutes before his stream is supposed to start the machine crashes and won't reboot  cry
    • Laptop for Video Playback - We had to use a nearby laptop to playback a video for commentary
      •  When all the cast arrive for the read the laptop freezes and won't reboot
    • Demo Camera to be new OTS intro - We have a camera in demo and would really like to use to tease new OTS intro as season finale and highlight for Matt and Burnie to see.
      • Camera wouldn't fit on Ronin and handheld just wasn't stable enough making the risk of error too high. The backup RED also wouldn't work once we found out the Ronin remote wasn't connecting and the thumb controls were missing  dizzy_face

    Yeah it happens. We do our best so the audience doesn't see the errors and the show isn't interrupted, and some weeks are easier than others (like when things don't break). But that is why there is always another week to fix those items and get things back in order.


    Now GET THESE GREMLINS OUT OF OUR STUDIO!

  • Control Room Update - Feb 2018

    5 months ago

    RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

    With LIVE WEEK taking most of our team and equipment out of the office for the week - We found some time and some plans to make slight changes in how the control room is structured and organized. With the last redesign being right before Tuesday Night Game Fight (May 2017) it is frustrating that it only lasted a few months, but it is also exciting to see our growth continue and our room expand to handle more intense shows and make productions more efficient to all in the room.

    The majority of the updates are hidden and more to help keep the room looking clean and organized, but it goes without saying some help our productions and make the room more modular and customize-able depending on the production. This includes under-desk racks/shelves, New streaming PC, Power and Internet management, 4 Production Position Front Row (Engineer, TD, Director/Producer, Graphics) and flexible back row (Tech Flex [Bryan workstation] Associate Producer, Production Manager [Gavin C.] ) and more.

    We plan for these adjustments to help us bring better shows to you and improve our working environment allowing for more options to become available to us. 

    As a heads up - there are still more changes coming to the room and possibly switching the location and angle of the prestream camera (again). 

    This has been a fun and crazy project to be working on and planning for the past few weeks, but I am happy to see phase 1 almost to completion - can't wait for the room to be finalized (and probably changed a few months later.


    Enjoy The Show! #RTbroadcast

  • Extra Life 2017 Final Countdown

    9 months ago

    RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

    The day has finally come. *Extra Life 2017!!*


    A lot of work from a group of very talented people will finally be shown to the World. But the event is so much more than just a production. I can't thank everyone enough for helping fund this cause I have grown to care so much for. 


    While I want to show and tell you everything, some things are worth waiting for and this is one of them. Here is what I can fill you in for now. 


    Streaming - YouTube/Site/App/Twitch/Facebook (YouTube Rooster Teeth and TheKnow) Youtube on RT and site will also have a mutlicam feature to switch between main feed and BTS feed (BTS will include PiP of main feed as well so you dont miss anything)


    Archiving/Recording -

    YouTube won't post 24 hour stream and twitch will only keep for a few days after. We are recording a low res version good for the web. We will check file size and where to post. Details most likely after stream event. I hear everyone wanting the recording to watch again - we will do what we can. 


    Social

    Best way to contact is #rtextralife. Working to make YT and Twitch chat accessible to all as well as a quick way to information. If you need to reach Broadcast - we will do our best to read #RTbroadcast 


    We are working with new software so names and donations will be worked on midstream hoping to find our solution. So do your worst to try and break our system (please play nice

  • Sneak Peek into Extra Life 2017

    9 months ago

    RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

    Would you believe Extra Life 2017 still has some kinks to work on. We are wanting to make this the best extra life streaming experience you have had and share it with more people. Here is just a sneak at some items we are working toward for this Extra Life.


    • Viewing it in more places with more people. We are looking to stream to Youtube, Twitch, RT site/app, Facebook* (720p HD feed only)*
    •  BTS Feed for Multi-cams on YouTube. This feed will most likely include program audio and a PiP of the program feed with a BTS camera of our choice. Option for the RT site may be available after further testing (Multi-cam will be available on RT web site as we are looking to embed YouTube on the Extra Life page)
    •  LOUD NOISES! This still needs testing for compatibility, but we are looking to make LEET donations more present with on screen graphics that pop up and our favorite siren is making a return. Depending on Technical Director the quick cutting camera will return as well.
    • On Screen updates/counters. Items like wheel counts, URL updates, Upcoming events, Current Stretch goals. These will be updated when they are available or when needed. With all this information on screen, we hope to not pull attention away from the stream, but rather make sure everyone is informed. If this for any reason gets too crowded or too much, we may start limiting what appears on screen at a given time.
    • GAMEZ - Like....SO MANY GAMES. We are looking to have so many games playing during the event with 9 gaming stations. While a lot of the attention from the event will be main stage, we are looking to keep with Extra Life motto and play games for 24 hours.

    That's all I have to share with you at the moment, but I still have some tricks up my sleeves. I hope you are excited with the upcoming Extra Life as much as I am. Let me know what you are looking forward to the most or what you hope to see.


  • Prepping for #RTExtraLife 2017

    10 months ago

    RTcastMichael RT Broadcast guy

    IT'S HAPPENING! Talks of Extra Life 2017 are growing around the office and we are a few short weeks away. Here is the current schedule (All times in CT):
    Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Recruitment Stream
    Date: October 3rd, 2017
    Time: 5pm - 9pm
    -----
    Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Community Stream*
    Date: November 4th-5th, 2017
    Time: 8am - 8am
    -----
    Extra Life & Rooster Teeth Game Day Stream
    Date: November 11th-12th, 2017
    Time: 8am - 8am

    *=This runs into Daylight Savings so adjust your clocks accordingly

    Now is your time to get involved and let me know what you would like to see from this year's stream. Everything from stretch goal suggestions, games to be played, where you plan on watching and other technical details like graphics and layouts you would like to see.
    #RTExtraLife brings out the best in the community and this is just another chance to get involved. Of course - register with Extra Life and join us for the chaos that we hope will be a record breaking year.
    Thank you all and I'll see you in the prestream!