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November 2nd, 2012 — Blog, Gaming, Guild Wars 2, PC, Podcast
These days just are not long enough! Seriously, between work, life and other random craziness it is difficult to squeeze in the time actually play some of the stuff I ‘need to’ play. We try to get in a mix of new and old games, some variety in the content for the 25 Cent Play Podcast, but it doesn’t always work out that way. Since we’re doing the podcast as a hobby and a reason to get together and drink some beers it is hard to say, “Yeah we’ll take a look at your game”. When we don’t quite fit it in it’s not because we don’t like it, we’ve just bitten off more than we can chew, but we do the best we can, I suppose. Heck just preparing the show seems to eat up a lot of time, and I don’t even really do too much editing to it.
On top of that, there is the Second to Last Hit, which I usually forget to post, is probably the most time-consuming since I haven’t figured out a good workflow to go from Xsplit’s odd FLV format to something that I can use easily in Adobe Premier without first running it through FFmpeg. I did try to edit and convert directly from FFmpeg, but due to the way Xsplit sets key frames it results in the first 20 or so seconds of video being unwatchable when uploaded to YouTube. One of these days I’ll take a look back at that and see if there is a better way.
I just remembered I need to also do some edits to the layout of shindakun dot net and 25 Cent Play sites, I better get on it before I open Guild Wars 2 again…
October 14th, 2012 — Blog, Gaming, PC, Site News
We’re trying something a bit different on the 25 Cent Play Podcast website, adding written content, embedded YouTube videos and of course as well as the normal show. I’m getting set for the first piece of written content now, a look at XCOM: Enemy Unknown. I hesitate to call it a review, but it is, I’m even going to give it a number and everything. I’m a bit nervous about it since, I’m very out of practice writing and on top of the 2K was nice enough to give me the review copy. I wasn’t able to play until launch day, so I spent as much time as I could, without getting in the way of work or my wife, playing. After that it was a matter of trying to get back into the swing of writing again. I’ve set ten to fifteen minutes aside everyday, so I can throw something up on 750 Words, just free writing to try to get back into it. Oh well, we’ll see how it goes I guess – after all, I’ve got another title waiting in the wings already…
For now, I’m going to relax then give another proofread tomorrow before posting it.
April 7th, 2012 — Blog, Code, Gaming, PC
Time to blow some dust off and do a little spring cleaning. Honestly, I may need to complete re-install everything on the site, this version of WordPress has been through some many upgrades I’m surprised it’s still standing. I guess will just fall back into the old routine. What have I been playing? Lots of stuff really. I picked up a copy of Shogun 2 during a Steam sale a week or so back and I’ve been enjoying it. I’ve actually taken to live streaming my play which has been fun as well, you can check that out over at Twitch.tv/shindakun if you want. I’ve been also been playing a large number of rogue-likes. My favorite right now has to be Dungeon Crawl Stone Soup, odd title but great game.
On the subject of dungeon crawling, I’ve also thrown up a sub-domain here on shindakun.net called dungeon.shindakun.net which I’ve started using as a “devlog” of sorts for a small project I’ve been slowly working on. It’s mostly just ramblings that I’m jotting down to remind myself since this project isn’t a main focus right now. I don’t have a playable build up just yet but it’s getting much closer. Of course my definition of playable is a bit off since you can technically ’play’ it now but, I don’t think it’s quite ready for anyone to see it. Soon though!
Anyway, I suppose I should get back to backing the site up if I’m going to re-install everything.
May 25th, 2008 — Blog, DS, Gaming, Site News
Well, I’m starting to get settled in the new apartment – Comcast was here today and installed my cable and internet.Â So, things should be getting back to normal.Â Hopefully, I’ll be able to catch up on the gaming during my commute to work using Portland’s public transportation system.Â Thats one bus and then the MAX train – which should be perfect getting in some time with my DS.Â I’ve been bringing it along but haven’t actually played any games since, I’ve been using it as an MP3 player.Â I’ve got a few games to catch up on, including a fresh copy of Space Invaders Extreme from Play Asia.Â We’ll see what the coming week brings though.