Whitless and I have started yet another Playtime series for the PS3 game Beyond Two Souls. It's a co-operative effort, though truthfully I think the both of us are a little to suited for our respective roles in the game!
Mai Sheri and I will be going to Unplugged Expo in Toronto at the end of the month. I plan on shooting the masquerade at that convention so if you are going to be in it, bring your A game! Mai and I already did a promo video for it too!
Extra Life is closing in soon! Have you donated yet? There is still time to get a $25 donation in if you want me to continue making a fool of myself on camera for all of you.
I've also been doing some livestreaming to help promote the event. Not entirely thrilled with the performance of Google+ hangouts to be honest but it's better then nothing I suppose.
New Whitless Letter! Always glad to be back doing these with Whitless. Mai Sheri even gets in on this one, helping us out with her unique set of skills. Hope you guys enjoy!
Whitless and I are also partnering up for a Playtime series on Bioshock Infinite, mostly because Whitless can't play action games that well. So I play it for the action, she watches for the story. Fair trade.
The next crop of Rock Band For Charity videos are up too. As you can see below, apparently embarrassing myself in the name of raising money for sick kids has been doing quite well. I'm excited to see how much more I can raise by November 2nd.
Also some new Ninja Reviews up since I've been to the movies quite a few times in the last few weeks.
I've got all of the Con Bravo videos finished and uploaded. Quite the harvest this year!
My second round of Rock Band songs that I am singing for my Extra Life charity are starting to go up online too. As expected, they are as embarrassing as ever, but that's what you all paid for with your generous donations, so it's all good! We gotta get up to $900 before the next round can happen though, so if you haven't donated yet (and you can spare a few bones), use the link down below to help out!
Mai Sheri has been keeping me busy with some of her convention videos lately as well. She's got an Atomic Lollipop video up and a Colossalcon video in the works!
Playtime has also exploded with new content! Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance has finally finished up, and hot on its heels are of course the Rock Band videos, an odd one-off about a strange indie game called Papers, Please, as well as the DLC content for Telltale's The Walking Dead (those will be going up sometime next week). Add to all of that the fact that Ducktales Remastered ALSO came out recently and it's no surprise that my Playtime plate is quite full! Game on!
Con Bravo just happened! That was a thing!
Doctor Holocaust and I worked on a video he entered into a contest at Con Bravo held by the crew at thatguywiththeglasses.com. Turns out... it came in 3rd overall in that contest, so now the video is hosted (and can be viewed) on their site! I'm just glad to see the finished product finally. Whitless also entered one of her letters in that contest too, and despite not winning anything it DID get a cheering applause from the viewing audience.
As for me, I spent SO much time at Con Bravo shooting footage that I have an entire backlog of projects to complete. Between packaging shows like the masquerade, the D20 Live event and a few concerts here and there, I've also got general convention coverage to arrange into a fun video as well as some interviews with some of the con staff and guests.
Add to that the fact that (as you can see below), I've crossed another $300 milestone in my Extra Life fundraising campaign, so it's time to step up to another round of Rock Band songs chosen by those who donated. The fears. I have them.
Whitless and I knocked another letter out of the park in a single afternoon yesterday. She's always impressed with how fast I can get those videos done. I'm always impressed with the lengths she'll go to in order to get a laugh.
I've also started up another Playtime series, this time to an action game. Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance is an absolutely ridiculous game, but it makes for a fun Let's Play series.
I did a new AMV! I haven't done an AMV in a LONG time, but I heard this song shortly after playing through the Starcraft 2: Heart of the Swarm single player campaign and it just clicked!
Whitless and I did another letter video ALSO related to Starcraft 2. She doesn't play the game herself but after I showed it to her the idea for this letter came together pretty quickly.
Mai Sheri, Doc and I have all spent the last month pretty much doing nothing but working on our VEDA (Vlog Every Day in April) challenges. It's been quite the learning experience for the lot of us having to crank out a vlog every day, but I have to say I'm pretty proud of how well they've been turning out. (At least for Doc and Mai anyway)
Going into next month, I'm hoping to kick my Playtime series back into gear again. It's been sitting idle for a while now but I'm hoping with the acquisition of some new equipment I can start producing a little bit more content for that.
As well, Anime North 2013 is coming up at the end of next month, and I'll be sure to be at that convention putting efforts into continuing my tradition of cosplayer video funtimes. Be prepared for more masquerade videos after that as well!
PAX East was a wild convention. There was SO much stuff going on that I don't even know where to begin on trying to put together a retrospective vlog together, so I have come up with a somewhat different approach.
This week I am taking it easy and working on a personal project as a way to sort of decompress after my trip down to the US. Next week, VEDA starts up again. Last year was pretty interesting, so I'm looking forward to seeing how this year will turn out!
Uploaded the rest of the Con-G videos. What a great convention that was.
I did another little just-for-fun editing project including some loud quotes from my favorite movies. I've been taking it easy on the projects after Con-G so that I don't get overwhelmed going into the end of March. I've got a trip down to Pax East next week that is going to be mostly vacationing for me, and then starting in April I am considering doing VEDA (Vlog Every Day in April) again, so I wanted to leave space on my plate for that.
Dr. Holocaust finally cut together a trailer using some of the footage I worked on earlier this year. That's pretty exciting! I can't wait for the final project!
Con-G was a blast this year, but by far the highlight was getting to sit down with geek icon Rob Paulsen (better known as the voice of Yakko Warner, Pinky, Raphael and so many others) for a small interview.
Besides that, there was the wonderful masquerade as well as the opportunity to speak to a lot of the other guests at the convention (many of whom I have the good fortune of being good friends with). There are more videos on the way!
Things are starting up again. Con-G is next week, and I'm ready to go on getting a big video project started once that wraps up. I'll probably be doing a full Masquerade video along with a general shenanigans video too. I'm hoping to get a lot of interviews with some of the guests this year!
Dr. Holocaust is also going to be presenting the big project he and I have been working on for the past few months at Con-G too, so I'm looking forward to all the hard work from that paying off!