Not me, that's for sure.
Been a couple of weeks since I streamed something, so now that I have, it's time for another blog post that will meet all of your wildest desires (for kuoushi™ content).
The most recent thing to talk about is how we've begun the current endgame for the Call of Juarez series. Playing things in reverse is normal, and here I am starting up the very first in the Call of Juarez series. What's that, you say? There was another game I'm forgetting about? Well too fucking bad. It's not sold anymore so I'm not going out of my way to get it and play it. This is it. No more Call of Juarez after I finish playing this first game, unless of course they release another. I'm sure all of the dozens of Call of Juarez fans will fault me for this and stop watching my streams in droves. Whatever the case, hey come watch the Call of Juarez streams live or check them out as they get posted to the archive.
The other thing of note is that I've kind of sort of taken up a new streaming hobby where I'll find games that have around 100 or less reviews on Steam, and then I'll stream them. There likely won't be many diamonds in the rough, but I do expect to have some experiences. On that note, we've done four such games so far! I'm calling the series The Bargain Bin to myself, and if you want to keep up with whenever I stream those games, just check out the tag here. That Which Gives Chase and The Warriorlock in particular were a lot of fun to me. Katana Soul and Powernaut Vangardt were just too hard on my old man reflexes, unfortunately. I might give the latter another try now that I know how it works though.
What's that? More has happened since the last post? You're right. I've actually been busy. On top of the above, I also finished playthroughs of Dino Crisis 2 and the Doom total conversion mod known as Ashes: Afterglow, which is fantastic.
We'll say that's it for now (aside from the PeerTube archive still moving backwards fairly swimmingly into the year 2015), so hope you've all enjoyed this recap of the past few months of totally good times.
Thanks as always.
It's done, is all I'm saying. We arrived on Talos 1 with naught but uh, naught. And we left with even less. I mean, honestly it was a fun game with a lot of different options in how you play it. I didn't play it the right way, and I can tell you why. One, I didn't even know how to zoom in until the very last stream. That's pretty much it. Also I never used any of the different powers available. Just shooty shooted my way through. But hey, it was a viable way to play and that's what makes Prey a good game. It let me be an idiot and didn't stop me from doing so. I had fun.
That being said, we now have to pick some new games! I actually already have, for once, and can let you know right in this post what we'll be playing tonight! It's a miracle of modern science.
Tonight we'll be starting off by playing That Which Gives Chase, a small horror adventure into the snows of the north with a team of dogs on my sled and shit. Honestly seems like a neat little experience. And since that's relatively short, we'll follow it up by starting up with THE WARRIORLOCK. There's a lot of WRITING in this game, and I'm really unsure of the quality, but we'll get through it all the same.
And, what would a new post be without me updating you all on the cool progress my PeerTube instance is making in transferring my entire archive from YouTube to a nice, locally-sourced video hosting platform. It's uh, it's making progress. We're going backwards through time and have made it into 2017 now with some of the final drunk streams. It's safe to say things are going well.
That's it for now, thanks as always and see you at the streams or in the comments or just, you know, wherever you happen to see me.
I'm sure that's exactly how I should phrase the title of this post.
Ignoring that, we've just finished our short play through of some supposed dinosaur hunting in the PC port of the first Turok game. For some unknown reason I didn't start with the last game or somewhere in the middle of the series, and I actually beat it pretty handily, but man it never gives you a fucking break on the ammo. You just run out constantly.
It's a fun game, but man if the weird reverb issue didn't kind of make that last part feel like I had to rush. Oh well, fun was still had.
Now, on to more future things. Next game we'll be playing is Prey (2017), which I hear is a great game. It'll take us a bit to get through, but after that I think I'm going to start taking a trip to lesser known games which will obviously be a thing. I'm expecting game quality to be all over the place, but who knows what we'll dig up.
On the stream archive side, I'm still pushing through transferring everything from YouTube to PeerTube. It's going well, but it does take a bit of time for each video to go up. Managed to get back through Layers of Fear, and F.E.A.R. 2 is going up currently. It might speed back up once we get through the post-children era of streams, so that'll be nice.
Anyway, we're keeping up with streaming on a vague schedule, so that's nice.
Thanks as always.
As is tradition, we finished streaming F.E.A.R. so now I'm posting about it. We even showed off a little bit of the fan-run multiplayer servers for the original game. So between this game finishing, and the earlier runs of F.E.A.R. 2 and F.3.A.R., we're done. We've completed the franchise. There's no more F.E.A.R. to be played. It's nice to close out a franchise, even if we did play it backwards. Nothing wrong with that, though. We saved the best for last. Except for the part where we played the expansions that are just kind of mediocre beyond a few of the new weapons being pretty neat. Love me my brick laser.
So if you're looking forward to checking out the F.E.A.R. streams, just head on over to the category page and start spinning them up. They're all on PeerTube, so you get to enjoy our locally hosted, homegrown streams there.
Anyway, we're playing Turok now. It's going to be a chill time for another weekend or so of that before we pick the next proper game.
And speaking of PeerTube, I've got the live streaming working so if you're wanting to just get my streams direct from the source, that's now an option. I still need to get it properly embedded into the site here so it's easier for you all to choose to watch it that way if you want. Basically I have to write a WordPress plugin to allow for embedding and swapping between the Twitch and PeerTube streams, and then maybe I'll work on getting another nice chat embed going.
Lots of stuff to work on as always, but we'll eventually get to the point where this site is totally cool again. Wait, no. It's totally cool now. Yeah, that's it.
Thanks as always everyone.
Basically, I've done another very kuoushi thing and created my own PeerTube instance, which basically functions as a self-hosted YouTube. This means I'm going to go back through the archive and get all of it on there so I can fully ignore YouTube. Of course that means I'm using my own bandwidth to host videos with whatever downtimes come with that, but that's okay. I like being the equivalent of an internet hermit up in the backwoods just doing my own thing. Plus, PeerTube allows...live streaming? I'm still getting that working, but apparently I can potentially even cut out Twitch. Not that I should, but it'll be nice to offer an alternative stream for people who don't want to deal with the ads or anything.
As far as what is currently on PeerTube? I've put the current set of F.E.A.R. streams on there if you'd like to test that out. It's not as feature-rich as YouTube, but I can offer chapters for highlights, plus full resolution/240p transcodes in case someone doesn't have decent enough bandwidth to stream well. It honestly seems like a really good solution for my little site so I don't have to rely on external services.
Oh, and another fun feature of PeerTube, it's federated with ActivityPub. Got yourself a Mastodon account? Go ahead and follow @kuoushi_stream to get updates whenever streams go live or new archives get published. You can, of course, just follow @kuoushi for that as well, but now you've got another way to follow me. All sorts of options to follow the cool kuoushi.
And a quick note on streams? We're going to likely finish up F.E.A.R.: Perseus Mandate next week and start a new game. What game will it be? Who knows. I certainly won't post about it until I post about being done with F.E.A.R. because I suck at promoting myself. Maybe that's normal.
That's all for now, thanks as always.