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Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Snow Diggity » Sun Jan 06, 2013 3:03 pm

Okay so all of you mostly know me to some degree, if not (Im OrangeDJ)

ill be streaming me playin minecraft for about an hour

and here is the link

https://new.livestream.com/accounts/2453582/events/1787534
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Mir@k » Sun Jan 06, 2013 4:38 pm

is there anything more boring than watching someone gather cobblestone? are you at least playing on hardcore?
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Hiryu » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:47 pm

I remember hating watching other people play when I was a kid. I still feel that way, it's why I can never watch a let's play.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Vegedus » Sun Jan 06, 2013 5:50 pm

I feel the same way. Plus, there's gone major inflation in it, everyone and their dog is doing it.

Game Grumps is pretty funny though.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Asmodai » Wed Jan 09, 2013 3:16 pm

I only like compilation videos from such things...

The only Lets Play I truly watched, was one for Journey, since I'd never play that game myself. I'm eternally thankful that there was no commentary with it.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Mir@k » Wed Jan 09, 2013 10:16 pm

What you saw wasn't a let's play then, it was a playthrough.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:50 am

Vegedus wrote:Game Grumps is pretty funny though.

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Yeah, they're pretty funny.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Mir@k » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:27 am

In general, for a let's play to be succesful it's better if there's more than just one person playing, and a good dose of charisma helps a lot. I've seen so many let's play done by insecure people who don't speak out due to fear of saying something unfunny, and even when they do, they execute the joke so poorly due to nervousness that the funny is lost.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Thu Jan 10, 2013 10:52 am

So, either have a bunch of charisma, play with friends, or both while doing a let's play.

I always wanted to do one of these myself at least once, but don't have the slightest idea on how to start. Like what sort of software/hardware I'd need, how to edit videos, etc.

I know WB and ND make their own, so they're good to ask for tips... hmm...
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Calek » Thu Jan 10, 2013 3:06 pm

I'd do it as a hobby, but not way I'd make a "career" out of it
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Warbear » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:30 am

Mr. Sefrol wrote:So, either have a bunch of charisma, play with friends, or both while doing a let's play.

I always wanted to do one of these myself at least once, but don't have the slightest idea on how to start. Like what sort of software/hardware I'd need, how to edit videos, etc.

I know WB and ND make their own, so they're good to ask for tips... hmm...

it's not really that hard at all. the editing takes a lot of practice, but other than that it's just getting used to the idea of talking while playing games. i've seen a lot of videos where people just kind of shut down and go into that game-state where you clam up and focus and that doesn't make for very interesting watching. making LPs, and being successful at building a following, is actually pretty difficult because you need to be ON constantly and you need to be constantly entertaining, whether it be with your jokes or the gameplay or what-have-you.

but, again, that just comes with time and practice.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Warbear » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:32 am

just don't do Minecraft. the scene is over-saturated with that shit and it's so unfunny and disinteresting.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Warbear » Fri Jan 11, 2013 4:37 am

you also can't go into it hoping to make a career out of it. that, in itself, just makes you stiff and uninteresting. only do it if you enjoy it, really. try it for a while and if you like doing it, hey, stick to it, but if you don't really like it, don't force it for the sake of being famous.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Fri Jan 11, 2013 5:18 am

Personally, I'm very talkative when I know someone is or might be listening.

What do you use when you record sessions, WB? I'd like to give at least one game a Let's Play. I forgot which, but I know one of the games I have I could never find an LP for...
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Warbear » Fri Jan 11, 2013 6:47 am

FRAPS is a pretty much the standard, though there are better. It records at good quality (which means the file sizes will be huge and the files will require converting). Could torrent it. It's fairly small.

For converting, I use Handbrake, and for editing, I use Powerdirector 11, just because I know you'll ask eventually.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Mr. Sefrol » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:11 am

Yet how do people record console games using it? I'm just so uneducated about how recording works <_<
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Warbear » Fri Jan 11, 2013 7:34 am

People don't record console games with FRAPS. They either use a capture card or, if their TV can do it, they just hook up an external hard drive to it and record directly from it.
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby Snow Diggity » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:45 am

I record my BO2 plays with friends because black ops comes with that specific feature, as does ultimate tenkiachi
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Re: Livestreaming me Playing minecraft

Postby DaCrum » Fri Jan 11, 2013 11:51 am

I've thought about doing a Let's Play because I do say some funny shit while I'm playing.


Then I realize that no one wants to see another Let's Play.
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