I'm fairly certain that one or two people at Epic are responsible for turning Fortnite into a Battle Royale game. Whoever they are, they should get a very large raise.
1 week agoburnie
A number of people have asked me about the automation in my house. I think a lot of people beliece I live in some kind of unobtainable future house but 95% of what you saw was installed by me and purchased off Amazon. In fact, the most expensive individual piece of tech (besides my car) is the Roomba, which isn’t an outlandish piece of tech.
The whole purpose of that section of the Vlog was to show that really futuristic seeming tech is available right now. And some things that are really useful automated tools like programmable coffee makers and garage door openers have been around for decades.
I’ll try to go shot by shot here and break it down.
Amazon Echo $39-115
Spotify account $10/month
Lutron Caseta light switch $55
Cuisinart Coffee Maker w/ timer— $70
Roomba 960 — $650
9 Phillips Hue Bulbs — $540*
Logitech Harmony Remote Hub — $300
Phillips Hue Lamp bulb — $25
Phillips Hue bulb (Joe The Cat Painting) — $40
Caseta light switch — $55
Nest Thermostat — $230
My Smart Blind motors — $99 each
Echo Dot — $39
2015 Tesla P85D — a lot
Using the Summon feature
Controlled via third party app which communicates with Alexa
Hamilton Garage Door Opener — est $250 (came with the house)
*I really dislike Hue bulbs and wish I had never bought them. That room was the first I did and I quickly switched to the Caseta light switches after that. Could have done that room for 1/10 the cost and it’s a far more reliable solution.
So besides the car (and the blinds which are cool to see but not really worth the time and money) you could replicate that whole set up for about the cost of a mid-level gaming PC and a weekend of work. It’s not cheap, but also not an impossible leap to have a “house of the future”
3 weeks agoburnie
One of the best parts about working at Rooster Teeth is interacting with the community and finding people that are doing amazing work on the Internet. In fact one of our brightest stars in the community just hit 10 million subscribers on YouTube. I think that kid is going places.
So, I am proud to announce that we are launching a new experimental program to make some of our talented hard-working members of the community a bigger part of our RTX events. This year we will be introducing RTX Ambassadors, people from the community who will be the faces and hosts of RTX. We’re launching this in Sydney, so we’re still in the process of figuring out exactly how all this will work, but you can expect to see the ambassadors introducing panels, interviewing people from Rooster Teeth and generally being the online guides of RTX.
Our first ever RTX ambassadors will be the crew from Boneyard Arcade -- a lovable group of
miscreantsgamers based out of Sydney. We’re really excited to be working with Dan, Lucky, Chloe and Josh. We have met them at several events over the years and everyone here has fallen in love with them. We think you will too. If you’re not familiar with their work, please check out their channel Boneyard Arcade and follow them on all the appropriate following places.
After this trial run at RTX Sydney, we plan on opening up the selection process to the community as a whole. We will have more for information about that in the future. If you're interested in being an upcoming RTX ambassador: stay tuned.
And be sure to let the Boneyard Crew know what you’d like to see at RTX Sydney if you’re not attending. I’m sure they’d love the input on what to spotlight.
3 weeks agoburnie
As I write this, the last vlog is in processing and preparing to post to the Rooster Teeth site. It was A rare treat for me to work on the last video in the series, knowing that it was the end. An odd side effect of all your ongoing support is that not many of our shows come to a conclusion. So, it was a new and enjoyable experience to plan the end of a series.
This final vlog is a little different and I think you will see how pretty quickly. I had this idea for something called a “quiet vlog” and this seemed like a great chance to make it. Since the series started with the Monday vlog, I felt it was appropriate to end with the Friday vlog. This time, we follow just one person through their day. I could easily see us doing it a few more times with different people, if people like the format.
I hope that’s the case. Thanks for supporting me for a year on this project. See you on the next one.
1 month agoburnie
Just wanted to give you the heads up that this week’s vlog is a review vlog if that’s not your cup of tea.
There’s four vlogs left (including this week). This week will be a look back at 2017 and all the fun adventures we undertook. Then we will have three more vlogs, lasting until about mid January.
1 month agoburnie
If you bought a Burnie RT Store gift for someone else for Christmas before Dec 16th and it didn't get there in time, I want to try to help make things right for you.
If you bought a merch product that has my name on it (which are: the Burnie hat, the Burnie sticker, the Burnie bobblehead or the Be Nice Work Hard shirt) as a gift for someone and it did not arrive in time to give to them for the holiday, I will personally call them and wish them a Merry Christmas and apologize for messing up your gift to them. I won't be able to talk very long as I expect to be making a few calls but I feel it's the least I can do.
If this applies to you, just use this Google Form I have set up to get me all the relevant information.
I am sorry this happened.
2 months agoburnie
Played a couple of rounds of PUBG last night. It's a pretty steep learning curve going from PC to console. The inventory system seems like they did their absolute best put there's no way they can make it as quick as it is on PC. However, I do like that you can attach/equip items straight from the ground with one button. That's pretty convenient and would be cool to have on PC.
2 months agoburnie
if you watch today’s vlog then you know that I announced in this video that I will soon be ending my weekly vlog. It’s been a tremendous amount of fun making the vlog for all of you every week. But it’s time to move on to new project and I really need to focus on that. Like I said in the video, I don’t know what the future of the vlog is – – it could move to Ellie, or some other people at the company or it could just end all together.
I’ll be wrapping up over the next few weeks, so if there’s anything you would like to see an upcoming episode please let me know the comments. Thanks for watching, it’s been a really fun adventurous year.
2 months agoburnie
We all need to get better as fans of things. On last week's podcast, I said I liked Justice League, but I guess I didn't like ENOUGH for some people. I've been getting blasted on social media for daring to criticize the portrayal of Superman in the movie. I was actually way more critical of the Flash, but OK.
Plus it's always oddly disappointing to get blasted by someone who has a cartoon avatar. I make cartoons as part of my living, but when someone is just furious on the internet and they choose to represent themselves with a picture of a cartoon character -- it's really hard to take it seriously.
Mr. Olympia 1998
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Questions answered by burnie
| Asked by: ElPineappleKing 1 year ago
I know this question is older but I have been using a drone in lots of the vlogs.
| Asked by: Grifshot117 1 year ago
About 3-5 times a week, depending on if I travel that week.
| Asked by: fabsz 1 year ago
I have not seen that on any roadmap.
| Asked by: Anubism 1 year ago
Exceed definitely. Outlast is a different animal. Fifteen+ seasons is very, very rare territory in any medium.
| Asked by: LaSole 1 year ago
Going to answer this with a quote from a fitness magazine. I think it's a great way to look at motivation, which is not something you can control:
"Fuck motivation. it’s a fickle and and unreliable little dickfuck and isn’t worth your time.
Better to cultivate discipline than to rely on motivation. force yourself to do things. force yourself to get up out of bed and practice. Force yourself to work. Motivation is fleeting and it’s easy to rely on because it requires no concentrated effort to get. Motivation comes to you, and you don’t have to chase after it.
Discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting. The question isn’t how to keep yourself motivated. It’s how to train yourself to work without it."
Thanks, Gus. Just keep pluggin' away. You'll get there.
| Asked by: doomtroop83 2 years ago
I'm usually racing to hit my calorie move goal by the end of the day. I don't drink really. So I basically just browse the web. The say you aren't meant to look at screens right before falling asleep but I do it a lot.
| Asked by: EvilPun 2 years ago
Nah. Part of the Q&A sessions at live events are about the interaction. I know people outside the events will often criticize the question askers, but it's not their job to be entertaining. That's our responsibility. If questions get too bland, we'll just talk for 15 minutes before taking the next one.
The only thing I hate is the fake "oh is it my turn?" "is that what my voice sounds like?" performance garbage that some people do. I have warned audiences many times that once you get to that mic you are part of the show. I have no problem blasting you in front of 5000 people the same way I do to Gavin or Joel or Gus. It's how we show love. Basically, if you do something to slow down the energy in the room we will quickly move to get it back.
Ashley's cat Nutmeg loves me, but she wakes me up every single day and yells at me. We get in an argument every morning. Somehow, Ash sleeps through it.
| Asked by: Bally520 2 years ago
The single hardest I have ever laughed was when I interviewed Kara for the What Do You Know show about guy movies. Her Back To The Future answers were so funny and when she said which way the car travels through time, I lost it. I literally could not stop laughing for ten minutes. They cut all of that out because my host character is meant to be supportive and deadpan, but that was just too much for me.
Nope. Vines are hard. I have lots of respect for Vine artists.
| Asked by: Sarronix 2 years ago
This might sound rude, but I've been trying to find a way to say this for a long time: I never open the flash drives people hand me. It's not that I don't like to review people's work, it's that I don't trust a flash drive I don't know in any of my computers. It's far better to have an online repository and just send that to me in a link. Sorry.
I also don't eat baked goods that people give us at conventions. But I do appreciate them. And Blaine eats it all.
| Asked by: MogarVGC 2 years ago
Sure, but that's really the commentary on the DVD.
I would never spoil anything in RWBY, even if I knew.
| Asked by: theMIAgod 2 years ago
Games is our fastest growing division. Follow Michael Hadwin on the site and/or Twitter.
| Asked by: TheAdmiester 2 years ago
Sure, I will be the guy talking about Tharsis non-stop and not knowing what The Witness is.
| Asked by: Thatguynamedjlo 2 years ago
Crossroads, trashy style
Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Mr Robot
I have been working through a huge backlog of movies as well. Just watched John Wick. It was great.
| Asked by: CrazyOrange 2 years ago
Sure. Reviews don't scare me. I think I said this on a podcast after our festival run, but it's inevitable to get some bad reviews. People are brutal when talking about movies. A videogame can have parts that are broken or missing on day one and still get a 9/10. Movies don't get that same pass. I am just very happy the audience likes it. It may seem like a forgone conclusion that the RT audience would like it, but that's not at all the case. There's been plenty of shows our existing audience hated. If that had happened with Lazer Team, we would have had a big problem on our hands.
| Asked by: Jayylexx 2 years ago
We have tested cooking in a couple of different formats. I think the people who enjoy cooking most don't really have time to pilot a new show that far off the beaten path.
Pancake podcast is this week and I am super excited.
| Asked by: Jumpers 2 years ago
They are hiring an editor right now.
| Asked by: dizzyblinker 2 years ago
Just keep using the site and posting awesome stuff. I saw that Awesome On Its Own was making a return and that made me very happy.
| Asked by: Joee 2 years ago
Actor -- narrative shorts and our featured productions like LT and Crunch Time
Director -- not really directing much these days, but as a Producer I will say Immersion
Writer -- Featured Productions and developing new series
| Asked by: turtles730 2 years ago
Sure. We moved in the middle of last year so we had to change our setup, but I can tell her you would like to start again. I'm a little reluctant to admit that I don't play that many games anymore. In the last six months I have played FO4, some Just Cause 3 and a smattering of smaller Steam games. It's one the reasons I'm not ever on The Patch. I don't have much to talk about.
| Asked by: KennyCargill 2 years ago
Last few years I have focused on work in front of the camera rather than behind. 2016 will put me back in the Director's chair.
| Asked by: hollytogel 2 years ago
Probably the Carribean for vacation and Australia for just general travel. Once, I went down to New Zealand and rode the train from Christchurch to Greymouth. It was an amazing journey. If you go, eat the whitebait.
| Asked by: TonyMejia 2 years ago
It depends on the job. If you mean a personality/artist job then there is no requirement. A lot of our personalities never went to university. Some didn't even graduate high school.
Joe The Cat is about eight years old. He's getting super fat in retirement.
| Asked by: AdamBurton 2 years ago
Matt was telling me that the box office numbers in UK were higher than in US even though it has 1/5 the population. My response was "RTUK?", he punched me.
I would love to have the US show be a traveling show the way MineCon does. But I know how radically inefficient that model is. Hopefully we can do more touring-style events like the LT screenings, Let's Play Live and Dude Soup Live.
| Asked by: the00devon 2 years ago
I wish I had a better answer than "I know it when I see it" but that's really the main answer. Also, our writers have to be fast. It's just the nature of what we do.
All better. Stitches out and just stretching it every day.
| Asked by: audiophonik 2 years ago
There's nothing you can do about it. Some things are constant on the internet. You can't ever say what the weather is like where you are, because people will just tell you why it's worse where they are. You also can't mention an event without people being upset that you aren't coming to where they live. No one sees all the other responses and obvious jokes when they are making their single post.
| Asked by: lmnakama 2 years ago
I could not be happier. Watching fans all over the world have mini-meetups was absolutely mind blowing.