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Now F42 Gaming!
16 June 2013, 12:32 am
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So it’s been about two weeks since I started the whole YouTube series thing, and I’m liking it. REALLY!

I’ve got three videos up already, and a fourth on the way. Granted I have very few views (less than 20 as of this blog) and the only Like I have is from myself. BUT, I am not so easily beaten.

I’m of the mind that if I keep up at it, and keep improving my editing and my content eventually an audience will emerge. Now I could be completely wrong, but what else can I do?

At any rate, I would love for all of you to check out my videos and offer any insights.



Flanders42 Gaming

So the first video is up on my YouTube channel, it’s got about 10 views currently. I’m hoping that I can increase that soon as I continue to post videos.

I’ve already got the footage for the next two videos, I just need to edit it. So right now I really I had a Premiere Pro mentor, as well as a mentor for After Effects.

Needless to say if any of you are even proficient in either of those two applications, PLEASE let me know. I could really use some pointers.



New venture!

Well since I got laid off about a month ago I haven’t set foot here on WordPress. However! That is about to change, because here I am.

I’d like to let you all know that I’ve recently started a YouTube channel, and will be posting gameplay videos from various games on there. Currently I’m shooting some videos while playing Minecraft, but I plan to quickly move to other games, such as Star Trek Online, Skyrim, Kerbal Space Program, yadda yadda yadda.

Anyway, I’d really love for you, or anyone to come and check it out! I’ve got a Twitter account, and Facebook page setup as well, and hopefully this is something I can get off the ground and keep doing.

Thanks and let’s get playing!



Favorite Games

Greetings programs! I thought I’d take this opportunity today to share with you some of my favorite games. Now this could potentially be a massive list of games. So I thought I’d limit it to the three games that I currently play the most.

Those would be, in the order of which I play them the most:

Star Trek Online

Star Trek Online

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

Minecraft

Minecraft

Now I will whole heartily admit, that I spend a lot of time playing all of these games. Sometimes I’ll get some play time in on each one, other times I may only play one of them a week and then another the next week.  But these are the games that eagerly eat up my gaming time.

First on the list is Star Trek Online. I’m hesitant to write much about this game as I’ve written about it in the past. Suffice to say, Star Trek Online is a MMORPG based in the Star Trek universe.

Taking place in the year 2409 the game takes place roughly forty years after the end of the Star Trek: The Next Generation series.

It combines elements of both ship based space combat and ground based player combat.

Secondly, Bethesda Softworks The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim. Skyrim is the fifth installment of the Elder Scrolls series of games, and in my opinion is the best to date.In Skyrim you play as the Dragonborn, and it’s up to you to battle dragons, vampires, werewolves and a host of other monsters to save the land of Skyrim.

Initially released in 2011 the game quickly became a favorite not just among fans of the franchise but RPG as well as fantasy gaming fans as well. Fast forward two years to now and the game is still going strong. With three DLC additions and a near limitless selection of player made Mods Skyrim shows no sign of losing its place as one of the best RPGs of all time.

Last but certainly not least is Minecraft. Created by Markus “Notch” Persson then published and now developed by Mojang, initially released for PC in 2009 it had quickly spread to the XBox 360 and mobile platforms as well. Received as a simple game, Minecraft offers a true sandbox experience. Allowing the player to create or destroy the environment as they see fit, as well as construct numerous tools to enhance game play.

The most common activity in Minecraft by far is constructing amazing structures, or recreating iconic structures in the game world.

Mojang is steadily releasing updates, some with major additions, to Minecraft and constantly driving to improve the overall experience that is Minecraft.

Personally I play a custom mod of Minecraft played Yogcraft that is available through the Feed The Beast mod pack. Inspired by the Yogbox of ages past, Yogcraft is the current incarnation of the Yogbox.

Well that’s it, those are my three favorite games right now. As always I welcome any comments or suggestions.



EXPERIMENT!
22 April 2013, 9:40 am
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So I’ve decided that I’m going to try to “find my voice” so to speak on here. Over the next week or so I plan to experiment with several posting formats, and see which one I prefer. As is I feel that my posts are rather dull. A plain splotch of text, with some links peppered in. So I’m going to try to liven things up, some video here and images there. Who knows what to expect, I surely don’t.

Also, I’d love to hear from some of you. What are some easy steps to take to widen your reader base? What’s your stance on keeping on topic (i.e. does your blog adhere to one over reaching topic or do you cover whatever you want.)? As a reader what do you think about small to the point posts as compared to longer posts covering multiple topics?

These are the types of questions I have, and I assume many people have or have had. At any rate, I do look forward to any and all feedback that crops up from this endeavor.



Star Trek Online VS The oncoming Romulan horde

The launch date for Star Trek Onlines first expansion, Legacy of Romulus, is quickly approaching and I for one cannot wait.

I always liked the Romulans, the gray, somewhat paranoid yet roman-esque cousins of Star Treks beloved Vulcans. The ships that they employed were massive yet graceful, and were nothing like their Starfleet or Federation counterparts.

The expansion looks to bring 3 new playable races, a new faction, a new reputation tree, lots of new ships, a level cap increase, UI improvements and a slew of other enhancements to the game.

Due out on May 21st, a steady stream of Development blogs from Cryptic Studios has been keeping players up to date on what to look forward to in the coming expansion. Coupled with updates to Tribble, one of the two public test servers that Cryptic has for players to experience new game play content, many players have already whetted their appetite and can’t wait for the expansion.

I for one am eagerly awaiting the Legacy of Romulus and all its pointy eared awesomeness.



RAIN!
18 April 2013, 10:03 am
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If you happen to live in Illinois, and more specifically northern Illinois you’ve been inundated with precipitation. Now I don’t mind the rain at all I actually really like the rain. What I do not like however, is that this rain has decided to invade my basement. Now previously the rain and I had a pretty good relationship. It stayed outside, maybe occasionally slipping in around the front or back door when someone was coming or going. However this grievous trespass will not stand.

So I’ve emailed the landlord, and had my lovely wife call him in hope that we can eradicate this bothersome intruder to my man cave.