Friday, May 30, 2014

Why I Left The Vlog Projects

That's right.
I left The Vlog Projects.
It might have been obvious that I left since there hasn't been a TVP video from me in a few weeks.
It wasn't an easy decision. Far from it. It was an extremely tough decision, but it's one I felt I had to make.
When I was contemplating the decision, I kept giving myself reasons to stay, but I just couldn't get myself to stay.

Every week I had less and less time to make videos.
Sure, I could give myself 10 minutes a week to simply record and upload, but I wanted to be able to properly think my videos through, edit them the way I'd like.
With the limited time I have, That's pretty much impossible.

I didn't feel it was fair to the other members that I couldn't live up to the expectation I set up for myself.
There were several videos towards the end of my time with TVP that I wasn't very proud of.
The quality of my videos declined in several areas. The decline continued with almost every video that followed, and I wasn't happy about it.

I was making videos simply for the sake of having a video up.
It was no longer a "Quality over Quantity" mentality for me.
I had agreed to upload a video every week, and I didn't want to break that agreement.

I'm proud of posting 31 videos through the span of 33 weeks, but all good things must come to an end.

I made some great friends during the project, and I couldn't be prouder of that fact.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Why the WiiU isn't selling.

Anyone who follows the world of gaming (even if it's just a little bit) knows that the Nintendo WiiU isn't selling well.

The WiiU is seen by the "core" gamers as a "kid console", which means kids also see it as a kid console.

They want to be like the "cool" older kids so instead of begging their parents for a WiiU with a copy of Mario Kart 8, they beg their parents for a PS4 or Xbone with a copy of the latest Battle of Duty, or Call of Halo.

It also doesn't help that when people talk about the "console wars" of this gen, it's usually a duel between Microsoft's Xbox One and Sony's Playstation 4.

The WiiU is usually absent from the debates.
Because the WiiU isn't as powerful as its competition.

Remember, The Wii wasn't as power as its last gen counterparts, yet it sold more that both systems.

And if you think about it, Nintendo has never made the most powerful systems.

The Gameboy wasn't nearly as powerful as the Gamegear... which one do people continue to talk about, and still play.

I have a friend. He's a college freshmen who got an Xbox One he never plays, but he's dying to play my WiiU.
Why is that?
Why did he get the Xbone over the console he actually wants to play?
Because that what he's told is cool. He doesn't realize it yet, but I know the majority of his friends got the Xbox One.
He got it to fit in. Because it's what seemed "cool"

It doesn't help the WiiU's case that it lacks third party support.
Third Party Developers don't want to support it.

They don't support it because it doesn't sell well, it doesn't sell well because it lacks Third Party Support.
It's a viscous cycle.

Luckily Nintendo has AMAZING First Party games which can hold it afloat.

Now we wait for Smash Bros. 4.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Week 32: Brotherly Love (The Vlog Projects)

This weeks theme is "Family"
So I made a video with my younger brother.

My Brother's twitter (Which he never uses):