Raf Raf

30 years old
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from Kew Gardens, NY

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    • What I've Been Playing

      3 years ago

      Raf

      This week I finished two games while streaming and I wanted to share my thoughts about what I played.

      On Monday I started and finished...

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      which I learned about from @crofteria's journal about the game.

      "Oxenfree is a supernatural thriller about a group of friends who unwittingly open a ghostly rift. You are Alex, and you’ve just brought your new stepbrother Jonas to an overnight island party gone horribly wrong." - Steam

      The first thing that really got my attention was the art style of the game. It's really pretty. The game is straight forward, the puzzles aren't too difficult and I was able to run through it in a little under 5 hours. If I had explored a bit more it would've probably pushed it to somewhere around 6. The game was a fun experience and definitely had me going "What the fuck is going on here!?" at points. So if you enjoy games like that, I would highly recommend checking it out. Watch a video of the first few minutes of game play to really get a taste of what you're getting yourself into. I'm actually hoping more people do play it so I can discuss it a bit further as I'm not sure if certain choices change the ending in anyway.

      Last week I started playing...
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      and finished it up last night.

      "Q.U.B.E: Director's Cut is the definitive version of the brain-twisting first-person puzzler. Using special high-tech gloves to manipulate cubes in the environment, the player solves an array of conundrums - from physics-based challenges; to 3D jigsaws; to platform-based trials." - Steam

      I picked this up a little while back as I was on a puzzle game kick and from the videos and pictures I saw it reminded me of Portal which I absolutely enjoyed. I didn't think the game would have a story, more of a straight forward puzzle game. Now the story isn't overly crazy and enthralling but it is there and I believe it fits the game quite well. I may have missed some things as when I was playing it I also had music playing in the background but would turn it off when the dialogue would come up. That may be the one gripe I had with the game, there was no subtitle option to turn on but that's minor issue. The puzzles aren't that difficult. Definitely had my brain working and they were fun. I also enjoyed that the game would change up as you progressed to elaborate on the things you move with your gloves. This helped the standard push/pull of cubes to grow and make you think a bit more. This was great because if it was just that through the whole game I could see my self quitting 2 hours in.

      Saturday I think I'll be starting up Silence of the Sleep on stream.
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      "You play as a man called Jacob Reeves. A man who has lost his reason to live. He throws himself into a blackness to end his misery, but instead of it being the end he wakes up without a memory of his life before." - Steam

      it's another one of those games that caught my attention because of the art style. We'll see how well it plays.

      Always looking for more puzzle games too, so if anyone has any suggestions definitely drop em in the comments.

      Hope you all are having a wonderful week!

      -Raf

    • Video Format Change Up For Unboxings

      3 years ago

      Raf





      Here's the first crate of 2016. I decided to switch up how I recorded it this time around as I wasn't satisfied with how my webcam footage was coming out. Decided to add a little music in the background as well to see how that goes. I am very pleased with the outcome. Never hurts to try new things to improve your videos. Any feedback would be appreciated.

      Friday we'll be releasing the editing time lapse video if you're interested in checking out how I go about editing the ShimmySham Co-Op videos. Warning, there is a lot of beard stroking. Looks pretty ridiculous sped up.

      Thanks for reading, thanks for watching, and hope you all have a great rest of the week!

      -Raf



    • When the Guardian Acceptance Comes in...

      3 years ago

      Raf

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      it's time...

      Excited to meet all the new faces who are joining the team and to work with everyone again this summer. Very grateful for the opportunity once again. We're going to kick all the ass this summer. <3

      -Raf

    • Monday Motivation!

      3 years ago

      Raf

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      Kick this week's ass. ;)

      -Raf

    • Have a Great Sunday!

      3 years ago

      Raf

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      Bonus: "True Love"

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      She sat on my lap purring and looking at me like that for at least 30 minutes yesterday. This was probably the best part of my day as it just made me laugh and sit there with a giant grin. Pets, they really know how to brighten your mood.

      Hope you all had a good weekend.


      -Raf

    • Making a Yarny Video and Horrible Sleep Patterns

      3 years ago

      Raf

      "IT'S ABOUT REACHING OUT, TRYING TO MEND A BROKEN BOND"



      Yesterday I found the tutorial video from the official Unravel YouTube channel on how to make a Yarny. Now I'm very excited for this for this game and since I saw the trailer I wanted a Yarny of my own. Went out and bought the supplies and decided to give it a go. My Yarny is a bit on the wonky side, but it's cool, it represents me well. Hope you guys enjoy the video! My set up for this also caused me to lose the last few minutes of the video, so you don't see me making the eyes. This is what happens when you use an old phone taped to a mic stand to cap your hands working and forget to delete EVERYTHING off of it other than just pictures and videos. Good lesson for next time.

      Now on to sleep. For the past week I've been having the weirdest dreams. For instance the other night I had one where I was with someone shopping for donuts, but specifically Halloween donuts and we were in competition who could find the best ones. This has been going all week, random little things where I wake up at 4am (another reoccurrence every night) just going "what in the fuck?". Maybe I should start downing Chamomile tea before sleep. Now I haven't been sleeping bad per say, but it's the constant waking and weird dreams that's leaving me a little...well, idk. It's weird.


      Hope you all have a great rest of your week! Thanks for reading and watching!

      -Raf

    • 3 years ago

      Raf
    • A Wolf In Autumn Full Play Through and Art/Creative Kick!

      3 years ago

      Raf

      "After escaping from a locked shed, a young girl finds herself in the middle of an idyllic autumn forest. At first her surroundings seem peaceful, and she's comforted by her mother's voice coming through a strange tin device. But gradually, things begin to turn disturbing and sinister." - As written on Steam.

      I bought the game on a whim. It was really cheap and I wanted to do some more horror games after playing SOMA. Yesterday I sat down and played through A Wolf In Autumn, the game is short. I finished it in under an hour, but it is really an interesting experience. I didn't know how short the game would be and some parts really just made my skin crawl. So this video is a little longer than our usual stuff as I didn't see any reason to break it up into two parts. I feel that would break the tension that the game builds. Check it out and let us know what you thought of it! I'd love to hear your thoughts on it. Don't forget to hit subscribe and like if you enjoyed it and want to keep up with our content!



      Yesterday I also got hit with a creative kick so I pushed it into overdrive. I managed to get a lot of things fixed up for the ShimmySham Youtube Channel, including a wonderful new end slate that will be featured in the next video we put out. I also recorded a time lapse video of myself editing one of our Halo videos because I thought it'd be interesting to show the process I go through to do it. Unfortunately I lost the last 15 minutes of the video as I took a break and when I went back to it I hit STREAM rather than RECORD on OBS. No biggie, got the majority of it capped.

      Lastly I was listening to music on my way to the store to grab a Monster last night and an idea sparked from Taylor Swift's Bad Blood and the Star Wars kick I've been on as well. I watched through the original Trilogy in the last two days. hahaha. So I made a parody of Taylor Swift's Bad Blood posters with Kylo Ren as the main focus.

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      That was my day. Got a lot done and it was wonderful to be extremely busy. Hope you all have a wonderful week! Thanks for reading/watching!

      -Raf

    • 3 years ago

      Raf
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