The Tale of Matt Wiggins
November 28th, 2011

Posted by Matt

This week’s videos are online and ready to view. I recommend you do so.

LoadingReadyRun: The Tale of Matt Wiggins
Unskippable: Captain America
Checkpoint: The Glitchy Scrolls

So another Desert Bus draws to an end, and with it comes the requisite Desert Bus meme video. As an added bonus, this video also features the return of 64K, and of several faces you may not have seen in a while!

With Desert Bus now behind us I want to give one last shout out to everyone who helped make this expectation-shattering event such a huge success. From our friends and visitors, to our crafters and sponsors, to our viewers and donators, we could not have done this without every last one of you. Thank you all so much for your contributions to this event, and keep on being awesome! We hope you’ll be waiting at the station when the Desert Bus pulls up again next year!


November 14th, 2011

Posted by Matt

The week’s new videos are here, and ready for your viewing pleasure. Check ’em:

commodoreHUSTLE: Rarelywinter
Unskippable: Ar Tonelico Qoga: Knell of Ar Ciel
Checkpoint: UbiHardball

This week’s update marks the fourth entry in our Wizards of the Coast-sponsored series of videos, and features the Neverwinter campaign setting. When we were offered the chance to feature this particular product, it seemed like the perfect excuse to bring back everyone’s favorite D&D group – so we looked to Dale, Ryan, and Jess to help us out with this one.

We shot this video in a single evening at Dale’s apartment. We were running on a pretty strict timeline for this one, so it meant getting everyone together for a night, and hammering it out. Some careful planning, preparation, and skillful boom-work (handled by Sir-not-appearing-in-this-picture, [read: me]) later, and this one was in the can.

If you haven’t yet had your fill of Dale, remember also that Desert Bus begins this Friday at 6PM. He’ll make an appearance or two I’m sure. I’m less sure about the planned attendance of Jess or Ryan, but keep your eyes on the video stream, because you never know who’ll turn up!

One final note: our Phases tee-shirts have arrived from the printer, and we will be shipping them out as soon as is feasible. I know the plan is to get them on the road before Desert Bus starts, but we’re still in the midst of Desert Bus prep, and it may just not be possible. We ask for your patience and understanding on this one, and we’ll do our best to get them to you ASAP.


November 8th, 2011

Posted by Matt

It’s video update time!
LRR: Outbid
Unskippable: Call of Juarez: The Cartel – Part 2
Checkpoint: Battlefail 3

It ocurred to me, as I sat down to write this update that perhaps it wasn’t the best timing to release a video about the absurdity of corporate sponsorship while we are, ourselves, in the middle of producing videos that are part of a corporate sponsorship deal. Let it not be said that we aren’t willing to make fun of ourselves. This goes double for when none of us actually put two and two together and realise we’re doing it.

I am given to understand that this video idea arose from the simple fact that Victoria does, in fact, have a cathedral by the name of “Christ Church Cathedral”, and the question of Jesus’ branding deal with the Church just sort of evolved from there.

My personal contribution to the video’s content was the stinger, which we didn’t have an idea for when we sat down to shoot. The rewrite of The Lord’s Prayer seemed like the obvious choice for a stinger, and the first couple lines were already provided in the script proper. It was just a matter of following the theme to it’s ultimate conclusion.