Saturday, October 25, 2014

I wanna take time away from everything....

While I won't get a much needed vacation ever (cause people won't let me and no money to do so anyway). I need time away from well...everything as much as possible.  I'm not gonna last the year at the rate I'm going now.  My physical and mental health has worsened. I can't sleep properly without the use of some sort of sleep aid. I haven't really gotten anything I need or want done.  As it stands right now I'm not even moving at my own pace.

The stress is getting to me not just from online places etc. where I won't care the next day but at home as well. Cause of this I've contemplated suicide and many other dangerous acts on an almost daily basis. With no healthcare insurance due to expensive cost I've been fending for myself in terms of making sure I'm not dead the next day.

My sleeping is not only interupted but generally brought to a point where parts of my body will twitch or experience muscle spasms preventing me from falling asleep. I end up sleeping during the day or really all day and most of the night.  Afterwards I get scolded by friends saying I just need force myself to get up and stop making excuses. While going to the hospital is the most logical thing to do. Due to having no affordable healthcare insurance and the state I live in. I'm pretty much SoL...or really I should say this state is more of a "Stop Whining and man the **** up" state. To better explain it I'm one of those few people that fall outside of the Obamacare Act where I don't have to have insurance but also can't get it cheaper.

I have a ton of family issues going on that I don't wish to talk about with people. Its rather personal and there's nothing that others can do to help about it. The friends I do ask for help can't really help either so I came to a point that I must deal with this myself. (For the most part a lot of the friends I talked to don't care either lol).

I'm gonna try and take a few days away from all of this.  I'll still have stuff uploaded to youtube and all that but I don't feel like interacting with people.  I'm not asking for help in this regard. There's nothing that can help my emotional scars right now. I just want to rest and forget my issues for awhile. Maybe my stress will die down.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Podcast October 2014: Stuff to Take Care Of


Twitch Channel: www.twitch.tv/brad_ry

Steam ID: Brad_Ry

Smash Bros Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=InmUg5F48zg

Xillia 2 Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ2KZPnnEDUbGRllGftsU6XamFkEb64rF

SC Lost Swords Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ2KZPnnEDUZ8doZUK0eDr8gY1LX4A_y9

Skylanders Trap Team Playlist:  Coming Soon

Ragnarok Odyssey ACE Playlist: http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLZ2KZPnnEDUZFmpSp1qukPUd441LBP3ha

Ask Me Stuff:  ask.fm/brad_ry

  • Ok its been awhile since I did a real podcast. I've had a ton of stuff to take care of. And still a lot of stuff to take care of. Let's go down the list of what to talk about.
  • Ask Me Stuff
  • I made an ask.fm account for the sake of hopefully being able to answer questions you guys have. Just an attempt to get more response and interaction from the viewers.

  • Stream's Back Sorta
  • I got the stream back up and running. I'm still working on the layout and stuff.  I have no idea how to do a stream layout like most of these other guys do. I'd like to do that myself.  You know with the chat on screen, Music playlist, etc.  I haven't exactly figured out how to do that yet. Haven't found a template I could use either.  
  • The other issue is the capture card I'm using Roxio Game Capture. Its an old model so it only goes as high as 720p.  I'm not one of those quality whores but I do know that ppl flock to high quality streams like flies.  This capture card also gave me problems with Using OBS. The sound goes in-and-out constantly unless I switch the sound output to microphone. Which in the end means I don't have a mic to use unless I bring out the Sound Mixer and go buy a couple more wires. 
  • Last issue is that Roxio doesn't agree with older consoles. I tried using PS1, N64, SNES, etc and got nothing. There's no composite input on the card so I figure to try and run it through the DVD Recorder instead.  No results but a messed up screen. So I'll have to get another capture card to settle that issue. Cause there's some old games I really wanted to stream.  As for PC games I can easily stream those with no problem it seems.
  • PC Games and Steam
  • Well I can play PC Games with little to no problem now. So I decided to get a Steam Account. I have a bunch of PC games I can't play on this PC cause its Windows 7. And those were back during Windows 98, XP days. Once I get some money set aside I'll download some Steam games and hopefully stream them. Right now I got an ever growing wishlist of games.

  • Skylanders Trap Team

  • I picked up Skylanders Trap Team last week. I tried uploading what happened on the stream the other day to youtube only to be stopped by Activision's copyright claim over the whole video.  I never understood why everyone else gets away with it and I don't.  Even if I do commentary mines still gets marked for copyright. Sigh...Anyway lookout for the stream when it goes live again.  Shame that like last year everyone is focused on different games.

  • May or may not be much in Smash 3DS Replays
  • After buying Smash 3DS, I did find a couple of disappointments like a ton of elitest demanding that you play a certain way, rage quitters etc.  I know that you guys probably didn't find that but I did when I first jumped online. I could only record a few matches well save the replays of.  
  • Also I found that my CirclePad is rather messed up. Its not broken like everyone elses. Mines is more like an old N64 controller, not centered and clicks a bit.  I have a hard time doing smash attacks unless I actually put in a lot of force behind the circlepad which can be trouble.  I got many suggestions on how to fix it all of them rather stupid.  I figure I'll just go buy a new 3DS model that doesn't have the CirclePad Problem instead.  

  • Other Games Being Played
  • Ragnarok Odyssey ACE: Well this is what the viewers voted on.  I posted a video linking to a poll to vote on the next game I should finish up out of 12 ppl 4 ppl voted for this game. I was hoping for a lot more votes but didn't get as many as I thought. Oh well. Now my focus is to find players still online for this game and level up my character.

  • http://strawpoll.me/2662300/r this is the poll.

  • Tales of Xillia 2 is finished.  Just gotta upload the rest of the videos now.  I'm not really planning on doing the sidequest stuff. Not that its boring just that there's no views surrounding that playlist in general. 

  • Soulcalibur Lost Swords is still ongoing. This is due to the game always being updated. The game's updates have improved and fixed all the problems it had when the game first came out. From the videos I release compared to where I am in the game now.  The videos are far behind lol. Mainly due to me recording chapter by chapter. 

  • Updating
  • I'm working on updating the YT channel and Twitch Channel layouts. This will take quite awhile cause I'm on my own in doing this. But hopefully you'll like the updates I did to it.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Super Smash Bros 4 (3DS Version) Ugh the controls ruin the game

Super Smash Bros 3DS.
Ugh...these controls...

The game is alright just the controls are ugh...My hands cramp up every 2 to 3 matches cause the 3DS is so small. Some of you reading this probably going get a bigger 3DS or get one of those many many MANY attachments to help with that. Well hate to tell you but that's out of the question.

Nothing to do about the controls

I shouldn't have to buy a bigger 3DS model simply for one game. I am unable to edit the controls to a comfy setting as there is no real editing on that. You can change the face buttons but there's no way to change anything on the Circle Pad (except for the jump which I have no problem with in the first place). I have tried moving the buttons around to try and get a better feel but no luck its simply the 3DS size that's the problem  (FYI I have the first model 3DS). I actually went online asking and searching around for some 3rd Party device that actually helps for Smash bros only to find out through many testimonies that they just don't work or are just giant 30 dollar pieces of plastic.

Seriously No Mii Usage in Online?

Another thing that makes me unhappy is the usage of Mii's online. Unless its a match with a friend. You can't use them at all online. The same goes for custom move sets. I was really looking forward to this only to have that huge disappointment slapped in my face.  I'm a sucker for create a character modes. And then to find out well you can't do that online, I'm saddened.

Offline Stuff

There is a couple of things you can do offline but it feels very limited. I guess cause the game's on a handheld and not a console. Classic and All-Star make a return once again. The other modes there's one that acts like Angry Birds which for me the fun doesn't exactly last long.  Smash Run is fun for a bit. Just collect upgrades then fight it out at the end.  The AI is as dumb as a sack of hammers though even at LVL 9. I found the AI far better in older Smash titles. I found the AI walking off screen, jumping off screen, etc. I guess the AI being dumb makes Classic and all-star that much easier but for me it only compensates my inability to adjust to the controls and not too much.  But once you're done with the offline stuff...its pretty much well you gotta go online to have fun.  I'm not fond of online play for any game these days.

Camera is a Pain

The camera can be a pain in the butt to deal with at times.  Especially during 4 Player matches. I don't really care for the small screen on my 3DS cause I have the same issue when I tried this game on an XL. I find myself walking off the stage even with the so called outlined characters. I turned the Outline setting to the max and still found myself randomly falling off the stage. Its irritating to deal with. What I find more irritating is that there's players that play perfectly fine on the 3DS.

Who Cares About the Character Roster?

I have no complaints with the character roster. I honestly could care less about who's in and not in at this point. With the Mii Fighters not that usable online I'm already disappointed. The rest is small complaints that no one cares about not even the company themselves care. It is about making money. Nintendo took my 40 bucks and left with a smirk. (I seriously could complain how there's no Ice Climbers, or no Wolf, and so many similar final smash moves but at the end of the day who cares.)

Ending 

Overall this game is not worth throwing 40 bucks at. Especially if you only have a normal 3DS. Unless you're amazing at adjusting to a fast paced game on a handheld, I say wait for the console version.  The main reason I got this on the 3DS was cause as of right now I have no real intention of buying a Wii U anytime soon.

Retail Price of Game: 39.99
Paid: 39.99
Actual Worth: 15.00