Today I began working on the unboxing/review of my Blue Snowball microphone. I planning on putting more effort into this than any other video I've done so far. Hopefully it will turn out good. This may take over a week (in fact I plan on it taking more due to time restraints).
Finally got around to remaking the intro for videos. Here's a little demo of what it will like like when put into a video (footage used from first episode of Portal 2 Let's Play relaunch)
I think it turned out good, may make edits to it in the future.
In other news, I seem to have lost the second episode of the Portal 2 Let's Play relaunch. I recorded it a couple weeks ago, then I repaired my computer (only a ram issue) and installed a new hard drive. I cloned the previous one onto the new one, but now the episode recording seems to have gone missing. Don't know where it went, or if I will ever be able to find it. I won't bother re-recording it, so I'll just continue onward from episode 3.
This is the logo as I mark it as "completed", at least for now. I plan on taking more time to create a better background for it, but as of now I'll roll this out. Next on my list is to create a new intro using its pieces. I've also decided to continue uploading all let's play videos to this channel and stop production on the other channel. Two channels is too much for me to manage, so I'm sticking with keeping let's play on here. I am also planning on redoing the front page video for both the website and the youtube channel (same video) once I get better footage to work with. By sunday I will obtain the remaining pieces necessary to have my full mic setup (pop filter and scissor boom), so console let's play and streams should be showing up soon.
A couple years ago I promised to relaunch the Portal 2 Let's Play series after its failure of only 2 episodes being released. Today, I am happy to say I am keeping that promise. The video has been uploaded to youtube, and is currently video in the Let's Play section of the videos page.
The test stream will begin momentarily. Head over to
this twitch link to watch the stream.
Tonight at around 7 PST I will be doing another test stream. I will be playing some PC games to test how my current setup will work for streaming PC games. I mainly want to test how well I will be able to use my KVM switch to control both my laptop and my desktop from one keyboard and mouse.
As many of you may not know, I actual have a twitch channel with under the same username as both this website and the youtube channel (thecyberquake). It used to go very unused except to participate in chat for other streams. This was mainly due to both the lack of hardware to properly stream both PC and Console games as well as my old ISP only giving me 1 mbps upload speed, making quality so poor it was useless. As I may have mentioned in previous posts, I have been gathering the hardware to do proper streaming and recording. I have been running test streams every couple of days on twitch as I prepare the stream for a full proper stream. I've been testing a capture card I received to capture both console and PC games. I also switched ISPs, so I now have proper upload speed to do a good stream. In about a week I will be receiving a blue snowball microphone, and hopefully shortly after I will order a scissor arm boom for the microphone. I have component cables for my Xbox, and will also be receiving cables for my wii as well. And, as a final note, I am creating a program that will randomly select a game from a text file I create, which will be incorporated
My gaming channel was called CyberGaming, which when I created it I thought was unique. But, with a look at an online tool I found that same name was used in many places and by many other people. So I decided to re-brand the gaming channel to one that is much less prevalent
I haven't been on for a while, again. I am currently gathering parts in order to better record PC and console let's play. I have a desktop with the ability to record via component cable, a long component cable to reach from near the tv to the computer, I have splitters to split the video and audio to both the tv and the computer. The last few things on my list are a KVM switch so I can switch my single keyboard, mouse, and monitor between the laptop and the desktop, as well as component cables for the consoles. The KVM switch is currently on its way and should be arriving shortly. I am still, however, redesigning the logo. It's taking longer than expected due to a few setbacks and the limited time my associates have to help with each aspect. I may create a very simple background like the previous logo had, and use that temporarily until I can get a nicer one designed. I have yet to start the one for the gaming channel, but I have started planning on what it will look like and have created a few sketches, but none I'm incredibly fond with. I've spent a lot of my time focusing on school work, trying to get good grades the last semester of school. I'm hoping to get a basic logo done for TheCyberQuake as well as one let's play for CyberGaming before the end of the month, but based on the workload i've had it may or may not happen. Something else I am looking into is getting a new hard drive for the recording desktop. The one I have has a low amount of memory and won't be able to store that many video before running out of space. For now, the website will remain on hold with a few updates every-so-often until I'm fully ready to begin putting out videos, reviews, and tutorials. I'll also have to find time to create intro videos, but I can release videos without them temporarily.
I don't want to leave this website unattended while I rebuild, so I'll try to keep updates going about progress. I planned to work and finish logos during the holidays but then family events happened and that never happened. I do have progress though. Below is a part of what I have done. I kept with the original style with the circuit stylings, but better done with a more modern look. I also made sure to create larger resolution images so they will look better when trying to use them in videos. I am also currently contacting graphic design students at my school seeing if any will be willing to help design background images for all of the logos as well.