Going to be strange to not listen in on them anymore once I finish that up. Been auditing them for the past few months, which means I’ve had them on in the background while I work every single day. It’s been nice to revisit, and some of them have been pretty fun still, which is nice.
We’re making some good progress, only around 90 more Saturday streams to drop into the archive before they’re all available. Pretty cool.
Not bad at all. A lot of the remaining streams tend to be 4+ hours long so it’ll take me the better part of this year to get them all up at this rate. We’ll make it.
So it’s obviously been a number of months since kuoushi’s last stream, as well as since the last time an update has been posted here on the old blog. Time to remedy that a bit with a small update!
Basically, had a second kid so that slowed everything down. Just think of Vin Diesel saying family a few times and you’re on the same page.
With that news now out of the way, on to site related stuff!
Drunk Streams Returning to the Archive!
Ever since the fall of Viddler, drunk streams haven’t been something we could go back and re-watch for a long time. I’m remedying that now, but I have to watch through each drunk stream before getting it into the archive and some of these are absolutely rough. They will be offensive, and they probably won’t be that entertaining by my current lofty standards of comedy even. I mostly only suggest them as an educational look back into what awful people we were back in the day. Or at least me, I was pretty stupid.
Don’t worry, though, the more modern drunk streams with a much higher standard of humor will come in eventually. I just chose to start at the beginning and work my way up from there. There are like 430 or so different drunk or Saturday streams, so it’s a lot to get through. Aside from the RoboCop stream anyway. I put that one in the archive in its entirety with no cuts whatsoever. Still the most effort stream I’ve ever done, which is saying a lot about the quality of the rest of my streams.
After drunk streams, I’ll move on to getting things like the various specials and birthday streams up, though I might make an exception and go through to get a number of the 24 hour streams up sooner rather than later for no real reason other than to put them up.
A Return to Streaming and Doing it Live?
Uncertain when at this point, but it’s still a thing I’m wanting to do. I’d like to get a schedule back up and going, but with two kids that’ll be a bit tough. It’s on my radar, as always. Don’t give up too much hope. Or do, I’m not your dad.
If the latest streams section on this website hasn’t clued you in yet, or the cool new stream calendar that I’ve put in hasn’t caught your attention yet, you may not have realized that we’ve started up our next set of streams to follow Alice: Madness Returns — Homefront: The Revolution. I have a rocky relationship with the Homefront series, stemming from the first game blocking all of my in-game progress with a waist-high barrier that I couldn’t get across during a drunk stream a long ways back, and then subsequently just simply jumping over said barrier a few years later and beating the game. So, playing the sequel to that will surely go well and I won’t have to worry about it being a buggy mess, right? Right.
Catch up on those Homefront: The Revolution streams in the archive, and maybe even join us live one of these days, or nights, or any of the other irregular times that I stream.
Now, with that out of the way, the real announcement for this post is that I have finally completed a significant amount of streams in the archive, and they’re all available now. Basically, every single longform stream that we’ve done over the years, from 2009 all the way to today, is now available in VOD form. This doesn’t yet include any of our drunk, Saturday, or otherwise special streams like the 24 hour ones, but it is a really cool significant milestone as it does cover the majority of our playthroughs over the years.
Here’s a few of the more recently added streams to the archive: Thief, Suikoden II, Breath of Fire 2, Chrono Trigger (even though the audio desyncs), Clock Tower 3, Deadpool, and a bunch of other odds and ends and games.
Honestly, it’s a lot of streams, and shit I’ve been doing this for a while. It’s been neat for me to at least vaguely revisit all of these streams and see what a dick I’ve always been. Hopefully they’re still enjoyable as entertainment to anyone who happens to go through them, and not just for my own personal entertainment from a historical (meaning, historical for me but not so much for the world) standpoint.
Thanks for all the times, ladies and gents. I’ll keep streaming, but it’s certainly been a long time from the beginning to now. Oh, and Happy New Year, I guess?
So we finally managed to update the archive with a bunch of new series, and we streamed a small horror game for Halloween. All in all, a pretty good weekend.
No one lives under the lighthouse
A pretty fun game overall, and I didn’t even finish it 100%. Nor will I. Not planning to specifically 100% the game, but it does seem like it has a lot to it so I recommend picking it up for like, $7 or whatever it costs.
On to the archive though, pretty large-scale update just went in. Dead Island makes an appearance, with all of its jank. Also we did it mostly co-op with Log and Krisper. Then, we also got Mark of the Ninja and all those stealthy good times. It’s an actual good game, though sadly some audio tech issues happened in the early streams. And lastly we delve back into the even more classic streams with Legend of Zelda: Wind Waker. I’m still not a fan of Zelda games, but whatever.
All in all, a pretty productive time for the site and the stream. We’re getting closer to starting the massive project that is archiving all of the drunk streams, but we’ll get there when we do eventually.
So we’ve done another good thing, and despite all of my lack of time, I’ve managed to knock this game out and finish it off. My very fair and honest review of this game is that it’s alright. Not great, not bad, but mostly forgettable. It’s possible I was just playing it wrong, and by playing it wrong I mean completely ignoring the campaign and proceeding to just play the multiplayer. Pretty standard choice to make for games like this. But hey, at least the shortest campaign was the most fun one. Almost like they just did a few set pieces from the other campaigns but didn’t really tie them together into a cohesive story or anything really.
Anyway, here’s the archives!
Alien vs Predator (2010)
And speaking of archives, I’ve managed to get the one here on the site updated with a few more full playthroughs. Nothing exciting since these were already on YouTube, but Tales of Eternia and The Walking Dead are there now, and that’s exciting because those are the last two holdovers from YouTube that hadn’t been included in the site here yet. I also fixed up the F.3.A.R. stream dates using some detective work by looking at my Steam achievements and the dates attached. I’m super smart.
In NEW archive news, I’ve also added in Surgeon Simulator, in which I was a very good surgeon and nothing ever went wrong.
So as you can see, I’m still here. Still streaming, still getting the archive in order, still alive. Go me.
Look at us, just playing through all these horror games and finishing them at a reasonably normal rate. Layers of Fear was absolutely a video game that we played, and white it had some decent atmosphere, it relied way too much on them jump scares. I know a jumped a few times, but like, it got more annoying than spooky most of the time. Still, was fun to kick around in and see what kind of games people are making. And hey, there’s a sequel out if that’s something you’d be interested in. And maybe I’ll play the DLC someday.
Layers of Fear Archive
And, on top of beating Layers of Fear, we also went back and ran through the (fairly) short DLC for F.E.A.R. 2. I guess it helped us to better see how we led into the third game, but it really was pretty damn short overall. Fun, in the same way the base game was fun, at least. It’s in the archive for that game if you’re interested.
Beyond that, I guess I should pick another new game to play next. Who knows what that’ll be. I certainly don’t, and won’t until the last minute probably.
Since we technically finished playing through F.E.A.R. 2 last weekend, that means we had to pick a new game for this weekend. Who procrastinated until the last minute and had to pick a filler game? Sure wasn’t this guy. I totally wanted to stream this game since days long gone when I somehow obtained it. I’m actually not sure if I paid money for it though. Probably came in a bundle, or was free at some point? My memory is awful, and my Steam library supports my terrible OCD choices.
Anyway, Layers of Fear will get added to the archive as I stream it, so if you miss any due to it being so late at night and you’re asleep, just head on over to the category and catch up on them there.
On another note, just as the title states, I’ve updated the archive with all of the fun Sleeping Dogs streams I did. So, of you ever need to hear vaguely shit humor about and surrounding Asians, I guess you should watch.
Sleeping Dogs Archive
Yep, that’s a lot of streams. I sure as fuck used to stream quite a bit. Hopefully I can get a lot more games done like I used to!
So, managed to square away some time to update the archive and here we are. Our Shadow Warrior streams are up now and available for all of you cool people to watch. Also, you might’ve noticed that there was a Twitter post for this as well. Lots of cool stuff coming together for the site again, and aside from maybe a bit of slowness, it’s working pretty well.
Shadow Warrior Stream Archives
We’ll get some more stuff added to the archives soon. Maybe I’ll start delving into our Saturday and drunk streams finally. I’m sure those are what a lot more people have fun memories of, but I like my longform streams the most.