We completing games around here

How many variations of that particular phrase am I going to use for a title? I don’t know, maybe one. Maybe more. I’m not going back to check. Too busy totally streaming all the time, more than once a month. Wait, shit.

Anyway, on topic, we did beat False Skies last month. It’s not a 100% clear or anything, but I did do quite a lot of the available content in the game. There’s still new game+ and maybe 20 more hours of game to play if I want to, but I’ll leave that for my own private playing time that I totally do. Why? Because I streamed it for almost 44 hours. It’s a good game, that’s about all I’ll say here. You can read my review on Steam (mark it as helpful!) or listen to the end of the last stream to get my thoughts a bit more directly. Make sure you check out the complete archive for the game if you haven’t started watching it yet. It’s good.

And wait, what’s this? Baw gawd it’s Deadpool with a metal chair because apparently I went back to it and finished it off! Enough wrestling talk. No one does that anymore. But yeah, the last time I streamed this game was back in 2016, the world was different back then. I still streamed vaguely regularly. That was the main difference. But then life happened, and all of a sudden I ended up with a Steam Deck this year so I installed Deadpool on that and slowly worked my way back to recreating my save file as exactly as possible over a couple of weeks since I don’t have a lot of time, and then I streamed it and beat it in an hour and a half and here we are. It’s a game that exists, that much is true. Fun enough for what it is with a decent amount of Deadpool antics. Too bad you can’t buy it anymore. Here’s my complete archive if you wanted to start from the beginning, and then here’s just the last episode if you totally remember all of the streams from 2016 and just want to end the story.

The PeerTube archive transfer is also coming along. I made it back almost all the way through 2012, but it’s going to be slow going because those early years are the most full of streams. Like Suikoden II which I just finished making available through PeerTube, with its near 46 hours of gameplay (even though it’s missing a stream). It actually beats out False Skies for overall duration which is pretty impressive (for both of those games). But I’ll keep plugging along here and soon the archive will be complete again. Then maybe I’ll add call-ins. Maybe.

So there’s your update for the month. I’m still here. Things are always happening, just not always super visible.

Thanks for sticking around!

Slow News Year

So while I may not have been streaming too much lately due to overwhelming work and potentially life, I have still been working on things like transferring all of my archive over to my PeerTube instance. I’m still quite fond of PeerTube and everything that it brings. One of those things I’ve figured out is that I can directly embed playlists into my site.

So, while I’ve been transferring archives (we’ve made it back into 2013!), I’ve also been creating some complete archives that can just play through the entirety of a given game without needing too much user interaction or page reloads on the viewer’s part. They’re pretty neat, and honestly probably the better way to consume that Kuolity Kontent™ that you so crave. There’s also the added bonus of me getting to see how long I spent on each game in total, which is Fun™.

Unsure how long it will take to get everything over to PeerTube, but it’ll be worth it once it’s all there. Maybe we’ll even get a cool new stream embed on the site one of these days that uses PeerTube. Who knows. I have a lot of ideas and no real follow through. Such is life.

See you guys in future streams.

Kuoushi in 2023, a Year That Existed

All in all, a good year for streams and Kuontent™ in general

Enjoy another Twitch recap.

I know things have been rather silent the past few weeks or so, but that’s mostly because I’ve been extraordinarily busy with work even on the weekends. Sucks, but it is what it is. Hoping to get back to streaming and finishing off False Skies soon enough.

But all that aside, it’s honestly been a good year for kuoushi streams. The best on the books since 2019, and I’m sure those of you out there still following along at home will agree. We finished up Homefront: The Revolution earlier in the year, killing all the Norks in existence because why not. All’s fair when it comes to defeating invaders or something. Then we powered through a bunch of smaller games like the best Jurassic Park game ever, Trespasser, followed by F.E.A.R. and all of its expansions to finish off that franchise, the first Turok remake for more dinosaurs, and we even visited a space station in Prey (2017).

After that we launched into a small series that I’ve taken to calling The Bargain Bin, which targets games with something like 100 reviews or so in Steam. So not the biggest games ever, but still a lot of fun to just give them their time.

We also played Dino Crisis 2 which was certainly a time. I might just like dinosaurs. We even played a big ol’ Doom TC WAD known as Ashes: Afterglow which was damn solid. Way bigger than I expected, and only a few little stumbling blocks. We even played that first Call of Juarez game to wrap up that series of games as well. And finally, as mentioned in the beginning of the post, we started up a small JRPG known as False Skies. It’s big. It’s neat. It has a lot of systems. And let’s just say I like it so far, and can’t wait to finish it.

And none of the above is mentioning that my archives of streams are now as complete as they can be. Every single stream that I have a video archive for on my hard drives is now available from the kuoushi archive. Most are available through YouTube at the moment, but I’ve also started getting my archives entirely self-hosted on my own PeerTube instance to cut YouTube out entirely. It’s honestly been going really well, but I still need to get more of the old streams uploaded there instead of YouTube. This mostly helps when YouTube would mute things or otherwise say my streams are unsavory. I’m also able to stream through PeerTube as well, plus I’m looking into getting that to be the main embed on the site here with a chat that doesn’t require logging in, similar to how the old site functioned. Still figuring that all out with my limited time, though.

All in all, a good year for streams and Kuontent™ in general, even if I mostly only streamed Friday and Saturday nights when I had time. I’m hoping to free up more time next year to stream here and there, though we’ll see how that goes.

Oh, and I’m also in the top 10% of Homefront: The Revolution streamers again this year.

I’ll see you guys in 2024.

Thanks for hanging around as always.

Keeping up with posts on a blog? Who does that?

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.

Prey is as Prey does

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.

Prey Stream Archives

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.

There is nothing to F.E.A.R. because F.E.A.R. is all done

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.

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.