Highlights and site status? New stuff is weird
Been doing a bit more work around the site and streams now that I have a bit more time to work on these things. We'll be a real website with real streams and features soon enough. Because, you know, we aren't yet for some reason?
So anyway, first up, I've set up a new status page to help visualize when the site is down. Check it out over at http://status.kuoushi.com, and you'll see all of my cool recent downtimes. One of the unfortunate parts about self-hosting is that downtimes are a thing that'll happen fairly frequently. Doing my best to minimize them, but if my router glitches while I'm asleep or out of the house, the site will just have to be down until I get home. It's cheaper and easier for me to host everything here though, considering how much I've got going on. So, just bookmark or check the status page if you can't load the site. Maybe I'll add a thing to the status checker to see if my bot's online too.
Next new thing I added is highlights. You know, like a normal streamer who actually highlights their own streams with clips and cool things that happened during the stream. This is a recent development so it's not like these are covering the entire span of over a decade of streams or anything, but maybe I'll work on that some day. But anyway, check out all the cool highlights from stuff like Trespasser and the final days of Homefront: The Revolution here, assuming you didn't watch the streams themselves like some kind of bad viewer who spends their time doing things more important than hanging out with your old pal kuoushi.
That's it for now. Thanks as always.
Jurassic Park: Trespasser, we hardly knew you
Well, we actually know plenty about the game now. It exists. I know I say that about a lot of games, but this one really does exist, despite the entire development team's best efforts to run it into the ground. They spent a ton of money getting Attenborough to voice parts, when they should've probably spent that money on the game itself. You know, like you're supposed to.
Anyway, we beat it, so now we have to find something else to play next weekend.
Jurassic Park: Trespasser Archives here!
Then once you're done watching those delightful streams, just think to yourself, would you have done anything else productive with that time? Yeah, me either.
Thanks for joining on that short little journey. See you next weekend probably.
The revolution is over. Homefront: The Revolution no more
Been a while since we've gotten to write one of those posts where we talk about the game being done with. But, that's exactly what this post is. The impossible has been achieved, and kuoushi has beaten Homefront: The Revolution, as well as its three DLCs which are just short missions. It's a game, it exists, and now we won't play it ever again. But, if you find yourself wanting to enjoy hopping in kuoushi's mind as he fumbles through the game, the archives are here to stay for all eternity. Or at least until all of my archives die out again. Hopefully, that doesn't happen.
Check out the Homefront: The Revolution archives here!
So, now comes the fun part. What game are we going to play for a year and a half next? I mean, the hope is that I'll be able to stream weekends way late at night for the foreseeable future, so games shouldn't last nearly as long, but is that something I can guarantee? Obviously not. Still, we get to choose a new game that will hopefully be just as entertaining (at the minimum) as Homefront: The Revolution.
Whatever I choose, you'll find out next weekend most likely!
What do now?
All of the archived recordings on my hard drives have been uploaded or otherwise made available. Honestly, I never would've expected to make it this far on the project. It's honestly been a little over a half a year since I started doing the Saturday streams, and an even longer time than that since I started getting up the regular long form streams. Pretty huge project, but I think the current state of the archive is worth it.
I still have a decent amount to do, though, before I can really consider the archive as complete, or as complete as it can be. I have to add in a few streams that are in my schedule but the recordings are gone. I have to recheck against the schedule to ensure the calendar dates for streams are accurate, though that should be mostly accurate at this point. I'd also like to grab old chat logs (of which I don't have any from before 2014 or so), then include those as subtitles on the appropriate videos. Plus, I'd like to eventually get the phone call segments up as their own little videos to show off what happened way back in the day when I allowed people to just call in. Lots to do, but I'll get there eventually.
And that's not at all including going back to streaming. I can vaguely see some time in my schedule opening up in the vaguely near future to stream again. I have Homefront 2 to finish (which is like, 1 or 2 streams depending on DLC), and then a whole ass list of other games I've started preparing. Things like a return to Deadly Premonition (this time with less crashes?), Demon's Souls, F.E.A.R., Thief 2, and a few oddball options like the private server for Hellgate: London. Will I get to all these? Chances are low, but I think I'm going to at least be able to stream a bit more in the future here.
Anyway, that's it from me for now. Hope to see you guys again sometime.
Saturday/Drunk stream archives are now complete
Several months ago I started on the journey of auditing through all of the drunk streams we'd done over the past decade+. Over 300 or so streams of varying lengths and qualities from all the way back in 2009 up to the present day. The average length of each of these streams was something like 4 hours, and some of them were even up to 8 hours or more in length. I watched through all of them in the background as I worked every night, making sure I don't say anything too out of line or play music that's copyright protected or whatever (this latter thing happened a lot). I got to basically relive my streaming history through all of that, and now you can too.
The entirety of my backlog of drunk/Saturday streams are now fully available (aside from the missing ones) for the first time in the archives. They're all nicely tagged, and if you're just looking for streams that feature you talking, for instance, you should be able to find them based on the tags. Or if you're a Highwang fan you can always check the Highwang tag to see some of his earlier forays into the streaming world. You know, fun stuff like that.
Anyway, it's just been a long time and I'm pretty pleased with the archive being this much closer to completion, so I thought I'd make a post about it. All that's left is getting the various specials and some other miscellaneous streams up, and then the archive will be as complete as it possibly can be.
Cool stuff, thanks for reading.