Sometimes, I get questions. A lot of questions. Sometimes, I get the same question over and over! We call these “frequently asked questions.” I wish I could copy and paste answers I could just store in my nifty Microsoft Office Word Clipboard, however, I found writing a special section for FAQs would be more profitable. So here you go. Your questions, answered!
Q.| How do you do your Let’s Plays? What software/hardware do you use?
A.| I use a few things. When I have a guest in my LPs, which is always, I record both of our commentary with a program called Pamela for Skype. It records the call, and spits out an mp3 file. Most of my games are DOS games, so when I play the games in DOSbox, I can just record the footage using it. I record the game, and record the call with pamela, then I sync the two files using an editing program. I use a junior version of Sony Vegas. Only Dosbox is free. If I am doing a solo LP, I record my voice in Audacity, record my footage in DOSbox, then sync the two together using an editing program. So, to recap:
What to I use to record my voice? Either Pamela for Skype, or Audacity. (Audacity is also free.)
What do I use to record my game footage? Usually DOSbox. By pressing ctrl + alt + F5, you can record footage.
What do I use to edit? I use a junior version of Sony Vegas. You can learn more about editing software at the Sony website. There are different programs for various prices.
Q.| What happened to the “Carmen Sandiego” LP?
A.| Unfortunately, due to legal/copyright problems, I had to take down the video. There will not be any more LP Shortys on games from Broderbund, or Scholastic, and anything I did that involved those two companies have been taken down.
Q.| Will you LP ‘Grim Fandango’?
A.| I will not. Grim Fandango is a very long game, and it’s already very, very funny. Though I feel it would be a fun game to just watch someone play, I like to choose games that are either considered bad, or games people have played from their childhood.
Q.| What is your favorite video game of all time?
A.| My all time favorite game is King’s Quest 3.
Q.| Are you dating (insert name here) from TGWTG?
A.| I am not dating anyone on the site I work for. We’re all just good pals.
Q.| Who is your favorite pokemon?
A.| I get this question all the time, despite never mentioning pokemon! I actually never got into it. I can barely name more than 3 pokemons.
Q.| Can I donate something to you/send you a game?
A.| I actually do not take donations. While I am flattered anyone would want to just give me games, I wouldn’t feel right, even if I used them for a review. Trust me, I appreciate the thought, but I will not be taking donations.
Q.| Since you’re not dating anyone on TGWTG, will you date me? I’m single.
A.| No. It’s really nothing personal. I’m just more interested in dating people I know. And… you know… know what they look like. And sound like. And are not complete strangers on the internet.
Q.|You seem to be popular, and a lot of people follow you, but I don’t like you, and it frustrates me that other people like you. I’m quite mad now.
A.| That is most unfortunate. I most likely do not like you either, so at the very least, we have a mutual understanding.
Q.| Can you offer me any guidance or advice for this problem I am having?
A.| I am really not fully equipped to try and help someone with their life problems, honestly. I am not a therapist, or a councilor, or a trained social worker, so I feel it is not my place to even attempt to give advice. Some of the blogs I write are meant to offer some kind of insight about certain problems, and that is why I write about them. But I cannot give people I’ve really not met guidance.