Tawmis got a reaction from suejak in Neverending Nights
If you're ever bored and finding yourself with a lot of time on your hands... I introduce to you a project I started back in 2004 with a friend...
It's 64 Episodes of Machinima.
If you're wondering what Machinima is, we talk about it here: http://neverendingnights.com/about (along with some of the things we've accomplished!)
One of the great things was having Al Lowe (who I think everyone recognizes?) and Greg Johnson (maybe not recognized by people - but you should know about the two funkiest aliens besides the Two Guys - being none other than Toejam and Earl) - Greg was one of the writers (and the voice of Earl, among others, in TJ&EIII).
All the videos are available for download here (in various formats)...
(If you hit the videos menu you will also get additional options).
If you don't want to download, you can watch them on Youtube:
Or even on our FB page:
We parody several things and make all kinds of references to other shows, movies, etc.
Tawmis got a reaction from Datadog in Neverending Nights
I have made a play list now - that begins with Episode 01 (and currently goes to 03, the newest Episode).
Sierra fans (that's you!) should recognize something that's "Sierra Related" in Episode 03...
HD 1080p Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Wr4-u9-zw0&index=1&list=PLbRG7dzFI-u3EJd0usasgDrrFO3mZ1lOZ
Tawmis got a reaction from Sir Procestuous in TGFA Kickstarter Fan Art Project
A collection of some of the Twinkie Nose Tuesdays (me and Alan)
And these I also did (but not for SpaceVenture, but there was a spike in interest/viewers)...
Tawmis got a reaction from Sir Procestuous in Share Your Twinkie Nose Tuesday Submission!
Yeah. It really did. Nothing ever came of it, despite me and Alan's numerous submissions (usually at least one a week until SpaceVenture got funded). No idea what they're going to do with it, if anything, sadly. In the end, it was fun to do - and learning (once again) that Twinkies are the most vile thing to eat in this world.
Tawmis got a reaction from pcj in What are you playing?
No, it doesn't make you an "ignorant gamer" (nor was I implying such) - I was merely marveling at the idea of a shooter that could make ME2 look "generic." Shooters, are just that. Shooters. Go into an area, kill, rinse and repeat. What makes one stand out - is the story as to why you're character is there doing this. To me, this is what makes ME (1,2 and 3) stand out above the rest. It's not just ONE story. You can go through and do different dialogue options that could result in different things (siding with one alien race over another over geneophage and such). And for the most part, if you import save games from the previous ME games, it "remembers" (almost everything) you did previously (if you sacrificed "X" ally in the previous game to save "Y" ally).
Agree with Dat. I own and played and beat EVERY Halo game. From the first one, down to ODST, Reach, etc. I enjoy the Halo games. The difference is, the Halo games don't have that complex of a story (ODST did better than the others in terms of story). I think the reason for this is - Halo is all about Master Chief. Just Master Chief. Everyone else is going to be cannon fodder. ME offers you allys that have distinct personalities and different dialogue things that they will say when you speak to them (and sometimes, when you're walking around they will say things). To me, this helps me get more involved in ME. It's not just about me shooting up people and things. It's about my allies that are with me, who have these personalities that seem pretty real. It's not about keeping me alive, but it's about keeping my team alive - not because I want to, but because I come to a point where I care about these characters.
So to me, ME is anything BUT a "generic shooter." It's by and far, a superior shooter in my opinion.
I get some don't dig the mechanics, and prefer a more realistic type shooter (Battlefield 3 and such being extremely popular). That doesn't concern me. I play shooters for the story that I get - WHILE I shoot stuff.
You praise HALO. It's good. But in my view, not even close to ME. Gears of War, for that matter, to me is much more superior than Halo. (Gears of War being my second favorite shooter, sometimes beating ME, depending on my mood).
Tawmis got a reaction from pcj in What are you playing?
Um. Generic? You get to play action games where you can make different choices, via dialogue, that impacts how various things will turn out? And that selecting certain things will actually change how it all impacts everything? That's generic action? I must have a list of these generic action games you have played. Because ME is anything but my "generic action" type of game.
Tawmis got a reaction from Troels Pleimert in SpaceVenture Haiku, Limericks, Ballads, and other poetry
Sludge Vohaul laid low
Thanks to Scott Murphy and Mark Crowe.
A return to their fame
They return with a brand new game.
I watch around the clock
Until I can play Astro Cock.
Waiting for the day
I can play Ace Hardway.
Yesterday is not soon enough
Because this friggin' waiting is tough.
Tawmis got a reaction from Johnathon in Share Your Twinkie Nose Tuesday Submission!
No. No they're not. I can't believe I ate it as a kid. I probably didn't. Because when I bought them just for the contest (which no winner was ever decided), I decided to try and eat it - and it's bad. I mean, real bad.
Tawmis reacted to JRock3x8 in Space Quest for the Next Generation
Space Quest was not my first computer game but it was the first game I fell in love with. The last two weeks with all of the interviews and commentaries I revisited that part of my youth a little bit. I watched one of the play throughs on youtube with my 7 year old son watching over my shoulder. I was amazed at how excited he was about it considering the pretty awful graphics compared to what he is used to.
So I got a copy of the game and installed it on a spare XP laptop we had (installing that game on modern machines is quite an adventure in its own right, thank you whoever built those modern installers...).
I soon realized that this wasn't just entertainment for him but also education. The only games he has ever played only involve a Wii motion controller or maybe a PS3 or 360 gamepad where everything is more or less intuitive. Now all of a sudden all of that is stripped away. Moving the character is still fairly intuitive but now everything the character has to do requires thought, spelling and typing from him, skills he doesn't really have mastered yet. On top of that, the early part of SQ1 is timed, so he needs to learn to do those things quickly.
I'm so thrilled that not only do I get to share a part of my childhood with my son but that he also gets to learn valuable skills that he needs for life in the process.
Tawmis reacted to s_d in Neverending Nights
No idea how I missed out, I frequented nwnvault for sure. I think that, at the time, machinima in general wasn't on my radar (I blame Halo, and by association, Rooster Teeth for that... was *not* a fan of Red vs. Blue). However... great job on these! I see a difference & improvement even between ep 1 and 2. I'm up to ep 6 now...
Tawmis got a reaction from s_d in Neverending Nights
Not sure how you didn't hear about us if you were a NWN fan! We were everywhere back in the day! From being Interviewed by Bioware on their site, article in PC Gamer UK, hired by Atari to do NWN2 promotional videos, and on several other big NWN sites (nwnvault, several NWN related podcasts, even some non NWN related podcasts!) I am very glad I decided to post about it here (probably the only forum I have ever been on that I hadn't immediately posted it as one of my first or second posts about myself!) LOL - Especially since that means reaching another potential fan of something that was very much a labor full of so much love from me!
I always like to warn people that the first 10 episodes are really rough to watch - because we were just learning how to make it work with NWN to make it machinima... We were using cheap things to capture, record, and edit everything - and Season One as a whole was one huge learning experience for us - that I used to springboard us forward into Season 2 (and later Season 3) to make it better than ever. We also spent a considerable amount of money on all kinds of upgrades for equipment, software, hardware, being used to make these.
If you watch these - you have about three or four hours of (hopeful!) entertainment ahead of you! And despite these being old - I'd love to hear any comments - good and bad that you have for each and every episode!
Also, if there's any NWN Forums or sites you still visit - feel free to mention us, in the event there's others who have not seen our stuff! We have unlimited bandwidth - so if suddenly 30 zillion people began downloading the episodes, I wouldn't mind in the least! I'd love it for that matter, to see new people enjoying what we've done!