As Miles already pointed out on Twitter, all episodes of Sponsor Play: Alien Isolation have been re-uploaded! That means you can once again watch them in HD or maybe see them for the first time since the low quality bug may have been what was keeping you from watching. What's more exciting is that the episodes now have a new place to live but more about that later. First a little explanation about why it took so long to fix and the motivation for moving and re-uploading the episodes.
Every time a question is posted here or on Reddit about what to watch as a new FIRST member I always see a lot of suggestions for Sponsor Play: Alien Isolation. In those same comment threads I would also see a lot of responses to that suggestion and they were almost always about two things, how hard the episodes were to find on the site and how none of them were playing in HD anymore.
The low quality playback was a glitch caused by switching video players/hosts and was something I knew about for awhile. During the video host migration only a very low quality file was grabbed for some reason. I eventually figured out the only solution for this was to just re-upload the episodes with old exports but there was a problem. The location of the old exports had become fragmented over the years. Worse still was that I later found out a few exports were gone completely so that meant a totally new export had to be made. Now I had to find all of the exports AND project files across a few years of office moves, server changes, computer upgrades and backup drives. The biggest hurdle to all of this was the same hurdle that caused all of the files to become fragmented in the first place, time. However after a lot of searching and file
consolidating I was finally able to go back through and re-export the missing episodes of Alien Isolation. I handed everything off to our Programming Director, Melissa and she got everything re-uploaded last Friday so it will now play in HD rather than the low quality versions that were there. The re-upload also gave me a chance to address how hard it is to find the Alien Isolation episodes on the site.
All episodes of the Alien Isolation let's play Miles and I did for Sponsor Play can now be found under the Backwardz Comatible show tab! Just scroll down and click on "Episodes" and under that all episodes are sorted by year. You should find them under 2014 and 2015.
http://roosterteeth.com/show/b... Hopefully this makes it easier for new FIRST members to watch these for the FIRST time and for old members to re-watch them as much as they want.
Finally a little bit about the plans for Backwardz Compatible in October. There were a lot of great game suggestions in the comments on the last episode and I thought it would be a shame to just pick one. So for the month of October there will be a different spooky game each week. Obviously Alien Isolation is one of them since we did it last year but as for the rest you will just have to wait and see.
I am not sorry for the pun.