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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #70: State of the Superhero Universe

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Oct 29, 2014 at 12:29 AM (136 Views / 3 Likes)
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A fashionably late podcast, just for you!

In wake of the new Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer, the KH-Vids Podcast sits down to discuss superhero movies, both past and upcoming, from both DC and Marvel. @Misty and @libgrekd are joined by @Kairi ♥ and @Skyheart to discuss Guardians of the Galaxy, the lack of a Black Widow movie, Avengers, Catwoman, Superman, and Batman, and many more!

Please do note that this episode was recorded this past Sunday, so we do not cover the recent announcement of Marvel's Phase 3 movies, which include a Black Panther and a Captain Marvel movie. As such, one of our major topics of discussion -- the diversity, or lack thereof, in Marvel movies -- is altered, but it's a good listen all the same!

We also, as always, answer user-submitted questions! @Eric Luna makes us contemplate our mortality, @Graxe our personhood, and @Plums our forum memories!

Finally, I plus our latest Cutscene Archive update, which features scenes from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix in gorgeous 1080p. On top of that, we introduce an exciting new addition to the KH-Vids Podcast... but we'll let you listen to find out what it is! We're cruel like that.

Please everyone interact with us by submitting questions, submitting topics, applying to be a guest, or simply leaving us a comment! Thanks and enjoy!

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Site News Scheduled Server Maintenance: Wednesday, October 29th

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Oct 28, 2014 at 12:02 AM (160 Views / 3 Likes)
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Don't worry, it's nothing too fancy!

Over the next few days we'll be doing some upgrades to our server setup. Because we're such a large site, we run an add-on called Enhanced Search that allows our database to be searched far more efficiently than the standard site search. Those who were on the site before we had Enhanced Search will well remember how searching was near impossible, so we're glad to have this addition! This server maintenance will free up some of the resources used by Enhanced Search (it's a rather intensive add-on) by running it on its own dedicated server. We've noticed the site does get sluggish during the late night / early morning. Hopefully this maintenance will alleviate some of those issues.

So what does this mean for you guys? Very little! Following said maintenance, the site search will function the same as before, and you should expect little to no interruption to the site during this time. If anything, the search might be out of commission for a little while.

Just wanted to warn you all in advance. Thanks everyone!

Cutscene Archive Update - Kingdom Hearts Final Mix in HD!

News in 'News & Updates' posted by Misty, Oct 21, 2014 (321 Views / 7 Likes)
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Today I'm excited to announce an exciting and long-anticipated addition to our Cutscene Archive... scenes from Kingdom Hearts Final Mix, presented in lovely 1080p HD, for your viewing and editing pleasure!

For some time now the sole scenes we've had available from Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix have been from the Japanese release, recorded by @Mixt over a year ago. With Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix now upon us, I've kicked my butt into gear to personally provide you all with the HD scenes you've been waiting for. Of course, there was a steep learning curve for me, which was part of the delay! I can't tell you how many times I started recording from the game, found a better recording process, then started again from scratch. Still, I feel it was all worth it -- they're some mighty nice lookin' videos!

Each video is encoded using H264 for maximum quality and compatibility, and is available in both AVI and MP4 format (choose whichever works best for you -- quality-wise, they're identical!). Kingdom Hearts HD 1.5 Remix's native resolution is 1440x810 for most cutscenes (the FMVs are 720p), so the videos have been slightly stretched to 1080p for ease and familiarity. But really, seeing is believing -- so check out one of the videos, uploaded to our YouTube Channel:


Now I will warn you that just a few videos are missing -- I still have to grab the secret endings, Another Side, Another Story and Deep Dive, but it shouldn't take long! As such, we've yet to put up the bulk download links until we have a complete collection. Once that's finished, I'll set my sights on Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories and Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days, while @Karuta continues plugging away on videos from Kingdom Hearts HD 2.5 Remix.

The videos are available for stream and download via our Cutscene Archive...


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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #69: Death of a Handheld

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Oct 21, 2014 (364 Views / 4 Likes)
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It's Tuesday and you know what that means! Time for a new episode of the Podcast!

This week @Misty and @libregkd are joined by staff guest @Plums and member guest @Mish to discuss handheld consoles, inspired by their recently plummeting sales. We begin by reminiscing about the handhelds of yore, (namely the Gameboy and the PSP), then speculate about the future of the PS Vita and the 3DS. Will these former stalwarts of the gaming industry continue to have a place in the next few years? Or will they too join the graveyard of devices replaced by smartphones? Only time will tell, but that doesn't mean we can't make some predictions!

Following that we answer user-submitted questions! @Eric Luna inspires some bathroom humor, @Graxe wonders about our weight on other planets, @Sweeney Tummer gives our censor noise its proper praise, @Robiɳ asks us about our Halloween plans, and finally, @Plums forces us to select just one fictional character to become our best friend / soulmate. In short, we confront the real questions on the KH-Vids Podcast once again!

Please everyone enjoy the episode, and participate by sending in questions, submitting to be a guest, suggesting a topic, or just leaving us a comment!

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EU Casting Call for Kingdom Hearts Collab Video

News in 'News & Updates' posted by Calxiyn, Oct 20, 2014 (182 Views / 3 Likes)
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Similar to the Official Square Enix (US) Blog had posted a few months ago

The Official Square Enix (EU) Blog has posted a Casting call for a "KINGDOM HEARTS Collaboration Video." For European fans.

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This seems to be a bit different then the US Casting call a few months ago, but still has the same purpose. What do you guys think they are going to do with this footage? Never the less, this is an awesome chance for the EU fans of Kingdom Hearts, and is something you won't want to miss out on!