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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #82: East Side, West Side, Best Side

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Feb 25, 2015 at 1:46 AM (136 Views / 2 Likes)
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Slightly late podcast but not nearly as bad as it's been
It's time for a new episode of the KH-Vids Podcast! Joined by @Llaverion and @cstar, @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn sit down to discuss Eastern and Western game development -- we begin by defining the characteristics of each, from our perspectives, and discuss differences in gameplay mechanics, storytelling, and character designs. We also cover how Eastern development lagged in the past console generation, while the West claimed their stake -- and how the industry more and more is forcing the East to adapt elements of Western game design, while holding true to their roots.

Afterwards we answer a user-submitted question from @Graxe about which card in a deck fits us best, and two Table Topics (our favorite deserts and us as parents!). For community news and projects, we plug once again the Top 5 Seasonal Spotlight, and pay homage to our dear and departed (resigned) administrator, @Sanya.

It's a fun-filled podcast for the gaming masses, so please have a listen, participate in the Podcast by following the links below, and leave us a comment with your thoughts and your answers to our user-submitted questions!

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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #81: PreOrder 1886

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Feb 17, 2015 (229 Views / 4 Likes)
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A podcast... on time!?

By the suggestion of the graceful and delicately understated @Knight of Fafnir , KH-Vids Podcast hosts @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn are joined by podcast alum @Llaverion for a discussion about preorders! We establish gamers' reasons for preordering, why & how publishers and retailers encourage the practice, and preorders that have disappointed us. Made to feel guilty over her preorder for The Order 1886, @Misty addresses some of the backlash the game has received in the weeks before its release, which leads us into a discussion of the nature of game review scores and the value of playing a game for yourself.

Afterwards we launch into user-submitted questions! @Graxe poses the offer of a suddenly enormous and controllable tongue and @Eric Luna asks us to take the place of a video game protagonist. We also answer a Table Topics question about our most controversial personality traits, which somehow leads into a debate about the relative pros and cons of wearing socks.

Finally we plug some community news and projects! The Top 5 Winter Seasonal has begun, where video editors can earn a pin, a special Wonderland prize, and a chance to be featured on our homepage! We also remind everyone of the opportunity to suggest games for future Spoilercasts through our topic submission form! So if there's a game out there that you really feel we could have a good discussion about, definitely send it our way and we'll look into it.

Please everyone enjoy the episode, leave us a comment, and participate in the podcast by following the links below!

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Interested in being a member guest on the podcast? Fill out our form here and we'll be in touch. Ask us a question by visiting this page or sending an email to podcast@kh-vids.net!

Top 5 Seasonal Spotlight: A Winter WONDERLAND

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Stardust, Feb 15, 2015 (333 Views / 3 Likes)
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Attention video editors: It's time for another round of our Top 5 Seasonal Spotlights! Read below to see what we have in store for our winter edition -- Word on the street is that the Queen of Hearts will be visiting us soon; could it be that she'll have some extra goodies in store for Top 5 competitors? Hmmm....

If you're new to Seasonals or need a refresher, here's how they work! It's simple: While during the summer we run the Top 5 as we have in the past, we take a break with periodic themed contests the rest of the year. Each season has its own competition with a corresponding theme for the editors to work with!

It's easy to participate! The contest works as follows:

  • Editors have two weeks from the time of this posting to make and submit a video that matches the given theme.
  • Post in this thread when you've completed your video (Unlike summer's Top 5, embedding on our Portal is not an automatic submission due to the specific nature of the contest -- simply posting a link in the thread is fine!)
  • We will take a week following that to judge the submissions.
  • The results will be posted the same way as the usual Top 5 on our homepage! As always, you can earn a Pin for placing.

We're looking forward to seeing your videos! If you have any questions, please contact a member of staff or post here. For this competition, normal Top 5 content & footage rules apply.

Our theme for winter this year is: Valentine's Day! As an added bonus, regardless of placing PARTICIPANTS IN THIS CONTEST WILL ALSO RECEIVE AN EXTRA PRIZE DURING THIS YEAR'S ANNUAL WONDERLAND EVENT, which is right around the corner!
You have until Sunday, March 1st to turn in your entries. Please post them in this thread!
(& Make sure to check out the home page on Sunday, March 8th when we reveal the winners!)

KH-Vids Podcast Episode #80: The Last of Us Spoilercast

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Feb 11, 2015 (335 Views / 4 Likes)
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Late podcast but long podcast

This week @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn host the first of many Spoilercasts, where we discuss a certain game in all its in-depth, spoiler-y glory! We selected The Last of Us, Naughty Dog's hit PS3 game (that has also been remastered for the PS4), which follows Joel and Ellie as they survive in a zombie-like infected world.

Starting from around 15 minutes in, we cover our general thoughts about the game, our favorite characters, the game's contentious ending, the Left Behind DLC, the upcoming movie, and the possibility of a sequel.

Not interested in The Last of Us, or you don't want to be spoiled for it? That's okay! You can skip ahead to 1:44:40 for our user-submitted questions! @Graxe makes us select between Soul Edge and Soul Calibur (which prompts @Misty to discuss her video game boyfriend, Kilik), and @KHGrl15 gives us the option to date a Kingdom Hearts character!

It's a fun-filled podcast that I hope you all enjoy! Please leave us a comment with your thoughts, answer our user-submitted questions, and participate in the podcast through the links below!

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KH-Vids Podcast Episode #79: The Value of Let's Plays

News in 'Community News & Projects' posted by Misty, Feb 3, 2015 (575 Views / 3 Likes)
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A podcast? At this hour? Damn straight!

This week @Misty, @libregkd, and @Calxiyn are joined by @Scarred Nobody for a chat about Let's Plays! Before that, we go over some Kingdom Hearts news & updates, and Cal updates us on some recent revelations regarding the Realm of Sleep in Kingdom Hearts χ (Chi).

For our main discussion, we talk about why people watch Let's Plays, why people do Let's Plays, and why parents just don't understand! Misty also brings up the gender divides in viewership and creation of LPs after watching a really enlightening YouTube video on the subject; it turns out, Google is determining your gender in pretty funky ways, and Cal's YouTube channel has a huge female following and she should be proud.

As per usual we answer user-submitted questions; @Eric Luna makes us choose a video game universe to live in and most of the answers will surprise exactly no one, @Graxe asks what's our poison, and @Knight of Fafnir gives Misty an excuse to gush about Life is Strange (and other games coming out in 2015).

Finally, @Scarred Nobody informs us that former KH-Vids member, @fadedphantom, is actually famous and will appear in the Kill la Kill dub set to air on Toonami this month! Once a KHV member, always a KHV member, so check her out as Mrs. Mankanshoku!

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Interested in being a member guest on the podcast? Fill out our form here and we'll be in touch. Ask us a question by visiting this page or sending an email to podcast@kh-vids.net!