I know that, for me, I Let's Play because it is so much fun. It allows my friend and I to bond like never before, and it is always fun playing games and letting viewers know about my experiences with the game. It is also great knowing people like your work, and if it helps them, it helps you feel better about yourself.
I don't really care about getting subscribers or views, the entire process is fun for me. Whenever I upload a new video, it is exciting, and it is good to know our hard work paid off. It is great to see whenever someone subscribes, (which rarely happens, lol), or someone likes your video, but it is even better to know that you posted that video in the first place. If what you do makes someone out there smile, you know it was worth it, no matter how popular your videos are.
So, wait, was he referring to you or me? I figured he thought I was a James for some reason, but you seem to have that "above average taste in LPs," since you were at least capable of calling me out the slowbeef thing. In my experience, not enough people know who Slowbeef or what Retsupurae is.
My name is James. I tend to go by that in LPs, as I've always felt odd referring to myself as a screen name. Even when I raided in WoW my vent name was James and I encouraged people to call me that.
It also means I can name my channel Video James like a total ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥.
And yeah more people need to watch Retsupurae and even Beef and Betus' proper LPs. Man, I don't even get the whole hero worship thing, but when I met Beef and Betus at PAX I was star struck like a mother♥♥♥♥er. I was able to identify them because I walked into classic consoles and heard them talking to each other while playing a video game.
Yeah, generally anything with Beef and The Betus is pretty great, whether it's their Let's Plays, Retsupuraes, the old Webcam Wards, etc. Have you listened to their new podcast, by any chance? Got a good laugh listening to that one.
I wish I could have gone to Pax and had the chance to meet them as well as a bunch of the other guests that were there. One of these days I'll have to go to a con that isn't the local one that comes around during Spring Break.
Watching the LPs, I also really enjoyed when Proteus did guest commentary in the Prime LPs. That guy was a magnificent bastard.
So here's what I got for the SFxT LP I had mentioned I wanted to take a shot at.
My mic is broken (again... godamnit) so that's one small issue. I think my brother has one lying around his house, otherwise I'll just have to buy a new one. I'm thinking of just adding a track with my narration after the actual gameplay - I don't think doing it during combat would help me much at all as my attention would be divided.
Fighting game matches are definitely fun to watch, but I do recommend you add post commentary if you're by yourself. I can't imagine being able to provide interesting commentary in the heat of a competitive match.
Yesterday was a good day. A Retsupurae followed by a RetsuTalk.
Also, XSplit has decided to ♥♥♥♥ me over and slows my computer down whenever I stream. Streamed Slender and a dramatic reading of fan fiction last night and it was so incredibly slow. It's weird, the first stream I did with XSplit came out flawlessly, but every other time has lagged.
I don't know what it'd work in, but if anyone would have a game they could use some co-commentary on that can be done over skype or something I'm up for it. I've actually got a large range of voices I can do - I don't multitask well, so although I want to move onto an RPG where I can do voices (I'm playing Golden Sun: Dark Dawn on the DS and it amazes me how I can keep coming up with mostly-unique voices for all those main characters) I have to slog it through Binding of Isaac or drop it all together.
As for LPing, sure I want to be known; I'd be pleased as punch to get 100 subscribers atm (aim low), but my goal is to simply share my voice with the world. I love it, I love doing voices, and sharing that makes my day. Now if only I could come up with better material to use with that voice!
Anyone know a way to make it work wirelessly? My laptop is too slow to record footage. The USB cable it came with is too short to go to my PC. I'm gonna check out and see if I can find a super long USB cable or something, but was just wondering if there was a simpler way to go about this.