Posted 11:52am on Fri 3 February 2012
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so it's been a while since we mentioned this on the forums and there have been a few changes to what has been going on. We have recorded an episode (and it is a longer than expected one, primarily due to it being the very first one) which I have privately uploaded a while back to YouTube. Seeing as ME3 is just around the corner and the fact that we are a little behind we've decided to halt this specific production.
We will be doing other games soon but we felt that we didn't have the time and resources to complete ME1 in time.
But, it seems such a shame for the first Super Extended Play (let's play effectively) to go to waste. So here is a link to the video that will never be seen anywhere else!
let us know how much of it you watched and your comments on how it compares to other let's plays in the world. We love your feedback.
Anywho PEACE OUT PLAYERS!
Hello one and all,
We are trying out a new series called Super Extended play, if you're familiar with our normal Extended Plays then you'll know the sort of hijinks Martin and I can end up in. Effectively what the video is, is a let's play, or a complete run of a game.
We've decided with Mass Effect 3 about to be launched early this year, we would attempt to complete Mass Effect 1! The original. Martin has finished it yet I have not, and we thought it would be a laugh to have a cheeky play through. (we've successfully convinced Tom to let us sit on our butts to play a game and get paid, WIN!)
So, let us know what you think by commenting on the videos themselves, and any help or tips you can give us would be AMAZING, since we suck more than we even thought possible.
Or play along with us and let us know how it's going. But anyhow, watch this space for episode 1!
Posted 12:13pm on Fri 3 February 2012
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An entire play through of one game? I guess it'll be broken up into different videos yeah?
Sounds like a good idea but a few issues spring to mind (ones I'm sure you've already thought of!). What about the length of each video? Both in terms of bandwidth and the amount of time each user spends watching it. Do the 'First 10 minutes' videos get a lot of hits? Or is it the shorter extended plays / video reviews that get more? That could be a good indication of wether or not people will invest their time watching it.
I like the idea though, I actually didn't play ME1 so it could work out quite well in terms of sorting me out with the story!
Posted 2:34pm on Mon 6 February 2012
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If you like enjoying your story with me and Pearson flustering and bumbling our way through the entire game, then absolutely.
And, yeah, the idea is to do different videos, releasing them on a consistent schedule. We've not quite sorted out what length, but our powerful server hamsters mean bandwidth isn't an issue.
Posted 2:38pm on Mon 6 February 2012
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Ah cool, this will save me playing through it again... actually I was going to play it again anyway so I might go through it at the same pace. The main quest can be finished in like 6 hours.
I reeallyyy hope we get broadband at home soon
Posted 12:59pm on Tue 7 February 2012
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I approve of this idea. As one who has enjoyed ... ok, ENDURED ... several Let's Play series on youtube, the idea of a non-nasal annoying teenager doing the commentary definitely appeals. Plus, it may save me playing through the bloody game myself.
Posted 3:32pm on Thu 23 February 2012
Posted 4:14pm on Thu 23 February 2012
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Exclusives! Niiice. Unfortunately the video won't play Tom, says it's private. Oops.
Posted 5:31pm on Thu 23 February 2012
Posted 5:51pm on Thu 23 February 2012
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Not sure I'd watch the full 80 hour playthrough. I'd suggest recording the full game, then taking 3 seconds' worth each of 200 various awesome moments (definition - you're playing the game and you say "awesome" at a specific awesome bit, Mass Effect has 73,231 of them) then splice them all together into one 10 minute reel. Of awesomeness.
The idea being that someone with a short attention span could then watch it and think "Wait, I don't remember that bit..." at various points.
I clicked on various points in the YouTube above at random and all I got were bits of cutscenes which I've seen hundreds of time before.
Posted 7:46pm on Thu 23 February 2012
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I agree with FantasyMeister, just because I could play the game myself in that time. I like watching others go through games when there's good banter, but a highlights reel sounds more doable.