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Taking a stab at doing Let's Plays

Post by Bryan Dacote on Tue Jun 09, 2015 4:36 am

Okay I've mentioned this a bit before on another thread and on the skype group but I've been debating on actually doing it. I decided to at LEAST give this thing a shot on design and testing out the video quality and audio quality.
Now my setup is pretty much standard stuff. My recording device is rather old (about 7 years old) but it still works. I used to use it for my GMVs. I CAN NOT do any HD quality videos not unless I'm tackling a PC game. I am able to integrate my web cam into the video as well. I suspect that people like Markiplier use two separate recording software to do his videos. One for his webcam and the other for the video itself. I've been able to integrate both into one program.
Only downside is audio quality. The device with the software is rather iffy. The audio won't work for crap no matter what I do. So I am forced to have one of my TVs that are closest to the laptop/webcam/microphone to supply the sound.

the quality of the audio is nothing special but after a lot of struggling for like 2 hours I got the audio to not have this weird echo sound.

I'll upload a more proper test on my old youtube account Metalshadow1701 later so you get an idea of that. Here is a screenshot of the layout.


(as you can see I've thrown in the Blargaria logo to fill in the extra space AND free advertising for here)

I am mostly doing this for fun; not to get famous or make money off of it. I also hope to do theories like Quaaman Land, Votexxygaming and Game Theory.
I intend to start up a brand new channel but... I don't have a good name in mind for myself.
I was thinking "The Overthinker" considering the theory side of the channel. I intend to cover not just video games but anime/manga and other things such as Star Trek and Back to the Future as well.

Maybe you guys can give me some tips before I try at this endevor. (one thing; I don't play new games anymore unless it really interests me and I can get my actual hands on it)
(also I don't have any recording devices for the 3DS or mobile phone. I can emulate a lot of other mobile systems like gameboy and PSP)

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Post by Bryan Dacote on Thu Jun 11, 2015 11:10 pm

Well I've started on my Let's Play channel. My first 2 games I'm trying are Doom 3 (modded) and Mystical Ninja starring Goemon for the N64 which has yet to be uploaded. I might upload it tomorrow after I get a couple more recordings done tonight.

I apologize for the bad microphone quality. I'm gonna buy a better one in like a week when I have the money.

Here's the channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCrnBdTXqpihvdVtY2zm9FbQ

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Post by gwidhw on Fri Jun 12, 2015 1:05 am

Not a bad first shot at it, Bryan~
I think it'll be much more enjoyable with better sound quality, as you're planning, and to get into the groove will take some time as well, I guess, as it does with everyone who starts doing Let's Play's.

Good luck, and I hope you continue on to hone your take Smile
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Post by Bryan Dacote on Fri Jun 12, 2015 2:09 am

thank you my friend. I admit that while I'm NOT working on getting myself situated with doing my LPs I'm watching other people's Let's Plays. I've been mostly watching Markiplier (who I took the whole webcam idea from) Super Beard Brothers (I'm a fan of The Completionist) Thundershot69 (he and the next guy mostly do DBZ related videos that aren't let's plays but I occasionally wach their stuff) Quaaman Land (I admit he's a big inspiration for me and he's sorta my how to guide on how I want my channel) and right now MasaeAnela whom I found thanks to Facebook. I'm watching her first let's play of OoT (I intend to watch her LPs of MM and OoT3D) I admit she's also a bit of a guide for me since I know she had a hard time starting out (with the whole being a quiet person)

I HOPE to one day get a new recording device so I can record consoles in HD since I am right now bound to the old composite (yellow, red and white) cords.
This is the device I am using:

I've had this for years (since high school) when I did GMVs. Still works thankfully.
Maybe MAYBE (and this is a big maybe) get a device to record my 3DS/DS since it is currently the only "console" I can not record (PSP and other handhelds I have emulators of)

I'm already working on a mental list of games that in total should take me roughly a year to do them all.
Here's my list in mind (not in any particular order)

1. Doom 3 Modded (its a personal mod) (PC)
2. Mystical Ninja starring Goemon (N64)
3. basically every 3D Zelda title (OoT, MM, WW, TP and OoTMQ)
6. No More Heroes 1 and 2
7. Duke Nukem Forever (probably PS3 when I get it)
8. Skies of Arcadia (Gamecube) (good excuse to play that awesome game again)
9. Banjo-Kazooie and Banjo-Tooie (Xbox)
10. Pokemon Snap (either N64 or Wii)
11. Starfox 64, Adventures and Assault
12. Sonic Adventure 1 and maybe 2 (Dreamcast!)
13. Sonic 06 (PS3 or Xbox)
14. RAGE
15. one of the Metal Gear titles. Likely MGS4 or MGS1 Twin Snakes
16 a couple of the Assassin Creed games
17. Tales of Symphonia
18. Tales of Vesperia
19. Halo 1 CE
20. Halo Reach
21. Luigi's Mansion
22. Sam and Max Hit the Road
23. Back to the Future the game
24. Megaman Legends 1 and 2 and maybe Misadventures of Tron Bonne
25. Gex 3
26. Battlezone 1998 (PC)
27. And then there were none (PC)
28. Real Myst Masterpiece Edition
29. The Stanley Parable
30. Portal 1 and 2
31. Minecraft
32. Shadow The Hedgehog

And whatever else I can think of. I admit some of those I know most people hate. But screw them. My channel, my rules. XD

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Post by Bryan Dacote on Sun Jun 21, 2015 12:20 am

So I guess till I get this channel with some actual subscribers I'll post each episode I do here once a day.

I'll put one up in order of upload from oldest to newest.

So here's my first ever episode.


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Post by Guest on Sun Jun 21, 2015 7:17 am

Cool cool. I'm in transit right now, but will give feedback as soon as I get stable internet.

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Post by Bryan Dacote on Mon Jun 22, 2015 3:54 pm


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Post by Bryan Dacote on Thu Jun 25, 2015 4:53 pm









Because I missed a few days of uploading. Enjoy

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Post by Bryan Dacote on Thu Jul 16, 2015 12:49 pm

I forgot to update this thing XD















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