Let's play videos worth doing?

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  1. WatchGintama
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    WatchGintama GBAtemp Maniac

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    It's a small dream of mine to make LP and commentary videos. So I wanted to buy a capture card. But is it worth spending money on a $100+ device to make videos no one will ever watch? My voice is also horribly boring and monotonous.

    AVerMedia C875 is on sale for $119 AR.

    I also would need to buy a Wii U ($300+) and a 3DS capture card ($200+). So it's very expensive.
     
  2. omgpwn666

    omgpwn666 Guy gamer and proud!

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    I would say it's worth it if you're having fun, and enjoy what you're doing. Just make a couple of videos with things you have access to before spending so much money, like, record a PC game using Fraps (or another screen capture software) or at least buy a capture card and record some games from other systems you have before buying a Wii U, see how you feel doing it.
     
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    I do love making videos. I somehow got 60k views on my first channel. Also, I have made videos before using FRAPs. But I've lost interest in MMOs and PC games.
     
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    trumpet-205 Embrace the darkness within

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    Keep in mind some consoles like PS3 use HDCP, which will prevent you from recording gameplay with HDMI connection. You will have to use either component cable or HDCP stripper like HDFury to deal with HDCP..
     
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    I think it works with my Wii though.

    But it just went out-of-sale so I can't buy it yet. Darn!
     
  6. Carnivean

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    If you enjoy making the content it's worth doing certainly, might not be worth dropping cash on equipment though. I'd do some stuff with emulators or indie games to start with, just to see if you can actually stick with the idea and if people actually enjoy watching what you produce. It's not worth dropping hundreds on a setup until you are sure you can consistently make content and that people will watch that content.

    Outside of that, always edit your failures heavily. Speed the footage up massively, jump cut between the few amusing deaths or skip chunks of footage entirely. No one wants to watch someone fail the same section in a game dozens of times (unless it's a shitty game like IWBTG where that is the entire point). Even if you try to salvage poor gameplay by imitating AVGN or something you are likely going to just come across as an arse and drive away potential viewership. The same applies to trying to anyone else's gimmicks, what works for generic youtube star might not work for you.

    But yea, try to keep in mind how incredibly oversaturated youtube is with let's players and seriously consider if you can honestly bring anything new to the table to get viewers over anyone else before you spend $500 on consoles for an imaginary audience.
     
  7. WatchGintama
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    WatchGintama GBAtemp Maniac

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    I do love making videos. And I'm always happy when users comment on them. About commentary, I don't think I can do that. My voice is horribly monotonous and boring, and I'm very camera shy (shy IRL too.) And videos without any commentary may be boring (I think)

    I just thought it'd be fun to record gameplay, A lot of things happen to me in games, and I feel very disappointed that I didn't capture the moment, ya know?
     
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    1. buy COD BO2
    2. reach round 200 on any Zombies map.
    3. ?????
    4. profit!!!!!
     
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    My Kworld DVD Maker USB 2.0 came in. It was only $10 AR on NewEgg.