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2018, 24 and three months and one day late

Posted by dawarnerbros on April 5, 2018 at 8:00 PM Comments comments (0)

Well, well.

So eh, that didn't pan out did it? Almost as if I forgot. So maybe not something that'll be a tradition per se but I'll try at around the beginning of each new year to do some sort of update. Okay so 2017, what do I have to say about it, well....

FINAL FANTASY TCG

Ehem. So with that subtle introduction, this is one awesome Card Game! I started around this time last year and haven't been able to put the game down, hell it even got me out to the local tournaments which have been very enjoyable, espeically the drafts for new Opus Releases (which sadly haven't been so frequent with the new releases) but anyway, It's a great game, please support it, please help me stop spending so much money on it and don't forget to pay your bills.

Beyond that I sadly don't have much to say about last year at this point, it certainly happend and I did some fun stuff mostly away from the computer for once but not so much content, streaming or, well, much of anything for that matter - OH wait actually I should also mention...

Guild Wars 2: Path of Fire

Oh yes, the second expansion to the only MMO that's had a strangle hold on me longer than World of Warcraft. Guild Wars 2's second expansion was a hoot! The story was pretty epic at points and certianly took some very interesting twists and turns but personally fell a little short of my hopes were sheer amount of story was concerned. It was good, not great and what's sadder is a find little bother to return even for Achievements (Although I definetly will!)

Calling it now, next expansion is Steve, giant underwater combat rework for a giant underwater expansion! Fingers crossed.

Plans for 2018

So this section makes me a little sad, mainly because I genuinly don't have any outlandish or over ambitious promises to make, quite the change I know. My ambitions to create a video game of some sort is still there but the reality of such a feat has settled in better, it sucks but hey-ho that's the way things go, at the end of the day creating good content of any form takes a good amount of grind and commitment and frankly the grind and commitment needed for video games particular is, erm. HEFTY.

Now video production, streaming and a bit of art or music here and there is definetly achievable for me albeit not all at once. So, that's the plan for the year. I know, I know! Hardly the Everest sized challanges I've foolishly decided to set myself in the past, something bite-sized and managable alongside full time work? Craziness!

As a side note, stuff like New N' Tasty, Murdered and L.O.R are things I'll continue to push out however they'll be sparse and less schedualed, as I've posted previously, stressing myself out to reach an audiance that isn't there is not such a great idea - I also want to finally finish that damn 4by3G review I've had in the works for literally three years now, it is not good enough to been stewing for so long and frankly I feel as if I'm going to completly re-write the script into something less AVGN/JonTron esc and try to find something more my own style, if possible. It'd be such a waste to throw away all that gameplay footage.

Okay, so that's enough of my rambling nonsense for another year.




(Really wanna make the 3rd/4th Series of Kvasir Heist Squad... might need to get the old team back together or perhaps some new blood?)

Brexit Wins

Posted by dawarnerbros on June 24, 2016 at 8:05 AM Comments comments (0)

Well, look at that.

UK Leaving the EU, pretty intense night to start with but around half three in the morning Leave started blitzing Remain - it was pretty fucking epic.

Also getting there with 4by3G review... its a big one.

Muh Heatsink

Posted by dawarnerbros on June 16, 2015 at 11:40 AM Comments comments (0)

Well my stock CPU Cooler is buggering up... I think so I've bought a new one and I can't really game at all on this PC without it getting pretty damn hot so gotta play the waiting game now.

In other news... not much - just keeping the videos regulary chugging along and such...

Video editing problems FIXED!

Posted by dawarnerbros on March 2, 2015 at 8:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I've had some issues with my Shadowplay recordings going out of sync, this is actually to do with the video editing software and also a little to do with me doing long recordings at 60FPS and higher.

So first things first, I want to be putting out higher quality videos and the only way I can really improve them at this point is by going up from my usual 30FPS to 60FPS videos which as of recently I've been putting out - NOW doesn't seem like a problem does it? well it sadly is because when recording with Shadowplay at or above 60FPS it actually also takes into account the higher spikes of FPS while recording for example New 'N Tasty is actually running at between 90-120FPS and so the file also uses these spikes of frame rate.

Shouldn't really be a big problem but sadly almost all video editing software just does not like variable frame rates, they only really like working with a video that stays consistant and it is much, much easier to keep the frame rate consistant when it is locked to 30, as it will rarley if ever drop below 30 and obviously it can go no higher thus a more consistant frame rate even while the file itself allows variable frame rates. So that explains why this is only now an issue for me but I did some googling and I've found a mostly good solution and thankfully its a free one.

Handbreak, great little piece of software that is easily able to convert a video file with a variable frame-rate to a conistant one without losing almost any of the visual fadelity of the original file, unless you set it to at least. So now there is a new problem, Magix (my video editing software) is having a lot of trouble loading this file while editing, it takes forever to preview and I can't jump around smoothly anymore on the video track, something that was buttery-smooth using the untouched Shadowplay files (ironically). I'm sure if you've ever edited videos you will know that the worst possible thing to abstruct your progress is this very issue not to mention just being something that will demoralise and frustrate you to no end.

SO FINALLY, I decided to mess around with Handbreak and hopefully find a good medium - because to be fair if I had to stick with either issue it would easily of added hours to every video editing session, I'm glad to say I found a suitable setting it is no where near as quick or smooth as editing raw Shadowplay files but it is a far cry from editing the lossless converted files from Handbreak.

And that's all I really have to say about that... except NEVER bother using the lossless setting in Handbreak, the file size is larger than the source and is also probably always slower to edit.

Back from Holiday

Posted by dawarnerbros on February 10, 2015 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

Nothing to update really, as with most I've spent the last two months getting over Christmas/New year and so on but more recently I've spent the last week getting over flu or fever that I caught on the tail-end of my holiday, still had a good time but christ what a horrible illness!

Anyway, I'm probably going to get cracking on more MSS lets play videos seeing as I don't feel much like doing other things right at this moment... oh and Dying Light is fun!

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