Saturday, June 26, 2010

Video: Arby 'n' the Chief S04E01: "Out of Reach"

Well, here it is, the Arby 'n' the Chief season four premiere.  Hope you enjoy.

Thanks,
Jon

Thursday, June 24, 2010

Music: Digital Cheesecake Invasion

lol, check this out.

Thanks,
Jon

Monday, June 21, 2010

News: Batman: City of Scars

Dudes,

You gotta check this out; an independently made Batman movie, shot in 21 days on a $27,000 budget, sub-titled "City of Scars".  I just had to share it, it's a fantastic effort from writer/director/editor Aaron Shoenke.  Spread the word!

http://scifiwire.com/2010/06/watch-awesome-fan-made-ba.php

- Jon

Video: One Life Remaining S2: Episode 3

Hey,

You can view the third episode of One Life Remaining's second season here.

Thanks!
Jon

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Hey,

Sorry for the lack of updates again.  Been pretty busy with E3 and stuff.  Got a number of things to cake care of:

New Videos:
One Life Remaining S2: Episode 2 (View)
Arby 'n' the Chief S4 Teaser (View)

Airing this upcoming Saturday should be the One Life Remaining S2: Episode 3 as well as the E3 coverage that I'm doing, Top X Hidden Gems of E3 (haven't figured out the number yet, still gotta go through the footage and find out what worked and what didn't).

Also, looking at the comments for the Arby 'n' the Chief S4 Teaser, I think those at Machinima.com besides myself that worked on Arby 'n' the Chief in LA are taking too much heat, people think I'm coming in to "save" the series.  I still wrote the majority of Arby 'n' the Chief in LA, so it was primarily my fuck-up.  I screwed it up.  Though granted, I didn't exactly have the greatest launching point, I started writing around the fourth episode in the season and the series was heading in a direction I didn't feel confident in, but I had to give the story a middle and an end anyway.  My heart just wasn't really in it.  I think a lot of credit needs to go to the voice actors and the editor on Arby 'n' the Chief in LA, they did a good job.

The premiere episode of Arby 'n' the Chief season four should air next Saturday.

Regarding E3, I do have a piece of coverage coming this upcoming Saturday as I mentioned, and I will be covering the top X amount of "hidden gems" at the event, the stuff other people aren't really covering that ranges from kinda cool to completely ridiculous.  I try to be pleasant at each presentation even if it's completely retarded, I'll let the audience judge the exhibits for themselves.  Seriously, there's some stupid shit here at E3 this year.  It's hilarious.

I could cover the better stuff, but there's a million other places you can go for coverage hosted by people much better at interviews and performing in front of the camera than I am.  For instance, all of my co-workers, like the Inside Gaming crew.  I'm fucking terrible, anyway.  I'm just here for comic relief, really.

Who do I think won E3 this year?  Nintendo, man.  They fucking kicked everybody's ASS this year.  The 3DS, in my opinion, is the most amazing piece of hardware at the show.  On top of that, Nintendo announced portable 3D revamped Ocarina of Time and Starfox 64, brought back Kid Icarus and Donkey Kong Country, had Kirby's Epic Yarn which looks insane, a fucking new Goldeneye revamp for Wii that's actually decent, and of course Zelda Skyward Sword (which I was expecting to be a little more original and inspired, it really just looking like Twilight Princess with Wind Waker's color palette), but no doubt it'll be fun anyway.  Nintendo sure as hell didn't pull any punches.

Thanks,
Jon

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Secret Project: Arby 'n' the Chief season four

Hey all.

I was gonna save this until Machinima.com aired a teaser trailer for my new project, but that's at least a week away and it was already premiered publicly at CanWest 2010 anyway.

I'm doing one more season of Arby 'n' the Chief.  This is not a continuation of Arby 'n' the Chief in LA.  This is a continuation of the original series, and I will be handling all aspects of production again.  No melodrama, no crazy plots, no new characters, just classic Arby 'n' the Chief, back-and-forth banter and wacky around-the-house antics.  The first two episodes of this fourth season (picking up pretty much where "King" from season three left off, with the original opening credits and everything) are centered around the Halo: Reach beta (not unlike the Master Chief Sucks at Halo 3 video), and the remaining episodes will be sweet and simple shorts centered around either other popular Xbox games or other things (I have one episode idea where the Arbiter and Master Chief compete against each other to see who can draw the greatest dick picture on opposing whiteboards).

It was the two premiere Halo: Reach beta episodes that I showed at CanWest 2010, cut together without any opening or closing credits, and I'm happy to say that the audience loved it.

The catch?  The episodes are shorter.  They're extremely tedious to film, and I'm already putting a lot of work into One Life Remaining's second season which will continue to run alongside this new Arby 'n' the Chief season.

The big improvement in writing seen in One Life Remaining so far will also apply to Arby 'n' the Chief, so the episodes might be short but the substance will be there.

So yeah, there you have it.  Stay tuned for that in the coming weeks.  It's very much a gift for the fans.

Thanks,
Jon

P.S. One Life Remaining season 2 episode 2 was supposed to air this Saturday and... it didn't.  Again.  There's some malfunctioning with Machinima.com's programming schedule I guess.  It'll most likely go up this following Saturday instead.

P.P.S. CanWest 2010 was a blast and I met so many great people, the Rooster Teeth community's made up of some pretty nice folks.