Friday, May 29, 2009

News: Big ass Arby season finale on it's way


I don't want you to get used to these lengthy videos, but unfortunately the script for the Arby 'n' the Chief season three finale was really fucking big, and I wasn't able to cut the video up into adequate parts, or even at all since I'm only allowed to have thirteen episodes per season, so get ready for a super jumbo Arby 'n' the Chief episode this Saturday.

At eighteen minutes long, it's the longest episode aside from the movie.

I really had to bust ass on this one, so I hope you dig it.

Is this the end of Arby 'n' the Chief? There's a very real possibility that it could be, but you never know. I might get some inspiration to do a bit more, but no guarantees.

Here's the episode synopsis to tide you over:

"A matchmaking game of King of the Hill on Guardian mysteriously breaks down due to an unknown error, and as Master Chief, the Arbiter and six other players refuse to leave because of fear of losing experience points or other personal reasons, they are forced to mingle with one another. Tempers shortly flare though as each player has a different favorite machinima director and ends up designating a portion of the level to himself, and it's up to the Arbiter to put everything right."


P.S. Those who have been pissed off because of the plot hole involving Todd, Travis and Cortana will most likely be pleased with this upcoming finale.



Friday, May 22, 2009

News: New Hard Justice longer than expected


So I just finished the fifth episode of Hard Justice, and as I took the liberty of milking all the drama I could from Bernard's current terrible predicament, the video ended up being about eleven minutes long in total. So I hope you guys enjoy this Saturday.


Saturday, May 16, 2009

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S3E12: "Evil"


So here it is, the second last episode of Arby 'n' the Chief's third season, "Evil". You can view it here.

By the way, I see people saying stuff like, "Glad Jon's making these episodes long again". Stop that! Consider the video being ten minutes long a bonus because the script just happened to be that long, there were a lot of long shots, etc. Keep in mind that the standard length is between 6 - 8 minutes. Keeping videos at 10 minutes once a week is hard man.


Thursday, May 14, 2009

News: "Evil" comes hither


I've just finished the second last episode of Arby 'n' the Chief's third season, "Evil", which most have already guessed is based on Resident Evil 5 and the controversy generated by it's supposed "racist" content. It's an issue that's been hammered into the ground and been blown over already, but this episode presents a slightly different take on the issue.

It's also longer than a usual episode, specifically just over ten minutes in total, and also contains well-lit and stable live action shots. Overall it's really well put together and I'm confident it will take its place in at least one of the top five episodes of the series. Hope you guys dig it.

Stay tuned.


Monday, May 11, 2009

News: ...Dude.


After just watching the season five finale of House, I can safely say that I have been astronomically mindfucked. They actually TOPPED season four's epic finale!


- Jon

Saturday, May 9, 2009

News: Mothers day, new video by Lemur


Wish your moms a happy Mother's Day and tell them I said "thanks for last night".


Also, Lemur "D Laz" Gimmick uploaded a special Mother's Day video which can be viewed here.

Happy Mothers Day,

News: Star Trek!


Go see Star Trek. It's fucking incredible, and I'm talking Dark Knight incredible. Perhaps even... dare I say... better?

Serious, even if you're not much of a Star Trek fan, go see it anyway because it kicks major ass. Upon entering the theatre I was only somewhat familiar with the old show and it's characters, and the new Star Trek movie is like now one of my favorite movies ever. J. J. Abrams really knows his shit.


Video: Hard Justice S2: Episode 4


Hard Justice S2: Episode 4 is now available here.

You'll probably enjoy this one, doesn't suck as hard as the last one did.


Sunday, May 3, 2009


...CAN'T... TYPE...


Click here for friendly advice on how to combat swine flu*.
Click here for a dramatization of what COULD happen if said advice is not followed.

Swine flu* failed to consume the world in 1976. Now it's back...

...with a vengeance.

*NOTE: Could be horseshit (eg. global warming)

- Jon

UPDATE: If swine flu, global warming, SARS, bird flu, Y2K and all other global threats had a musical theme, this would be it.

Saturday, May 2, 2009

News: Updates and stuff


So yeah sorry for the abrupt ending to Hard Justice S2: Episode 3, I had a bunch of shit to do that week including visiting my mom for her birthday and I had to cut the last scene out to get the video delivered on time, it was a scene with Max and that new guy, which I'm going to have as the intro for episode 4 instead.

I see that the latest Arby got very mixed reviews as usual. I don't want to sound like a prick and say that perhaps poor writing on my part didn't factor in, but I honest-to-God thought I wrote a half-decent script for "Company (Part Two)", relatively speaking of course.

I think the thing about Arby 'n' the Chief is that the fans have such a mixed bag of expectations for all the episodes, and it's all so evenly divided that there's always some majority party that ends up not liking it. There's the people who wanna see the live action stuff, there's the people that wanna see more machinima, there are those that appreciate the Arbiter's zingy dialog, there's those that like Chief's antics and then there's those that simply like hearing stupid words spoken by Microsoft Sam. There's not enough time to cater to all those people in a single episode so thus I always end up disappointing a few groups.

It might also have to do with the fact that it's so popular now and there's people who stay up all night just to tune in as soon as it's uploaded and have such great expectations; it's kind of like if you bought a DVD set of a show you really like and you watched all the episodes, and even if one particular episode wasn't that great, you'd probably say to yourself, "Hey, that was okay" because you knew you could skip straight to the next episode after it's over, and you'd end up looking at the series as a whole and judging it that way instead of on a per-episode basis.

When a show's coming twice a month though, people may tend to hype it up in their heads and even if the slightest gag wasn't funny, the time spent waiting and the time they know they'll have to wait for the next one amplifies their irritation and makes them go, "I waited all this time for this?"

That's just my two cents. Anyway I hope at least some of you enjoyed it.

Regarding my flash game, it may take longer as expected since I've basically scrapped the first version and am building a second version. The first version was a very static sidescroller where jumping was animated and not scripted, and the levels didn't scroll.

This second version I'm working on now lets you jump for real, as in altering your Y value up and down, and there's also gravity and friction that factor in, and the level now scrolls past you now, resulting in a great platformer feel.

For those who want a little more detail about the game, you play as a little bald pre-schooler who's town has been infested with giant dick monsters. You're armed with a handgun, the power and magazine capacity of which can be upgraded using a money system. You can also upgrade your maximum health capacity, defense, speed and jump height. WASD to move, Q for your upgrade/status menu, E to interact with objects, R to reload your gun and F to fire.

I guess that's everything for now.


Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S3E11: "Company (Part Two)"


The new Arby 'n' the Chief is up and you can check it out here.


Video: Hard Justice S2: Episode 3


You can view the third episode of Hard Justice's second season here, sorry it took me forever to post this.