Since I had my capture equipment set up for the creation (and recent completion) of the My Xbox book, I decided to run some experiments before I broke everything back down. I hooked up the OnLive MicroConsole via HDMI to a ViewHD YPbPr/VGA converter. I took the output from the ViewHD's component output and ran it to my AVerTV USB HD DVR. I set the MicroConsole to 720p, which is the AVerTV's maximum capture resolution and recorded from startup through the mostly random game access and switching for about 20 minutes. It's not particularly compelling, but it does give an idea of how the OnLive service works and how well the MicroConsole itself performs in the real world. Rather than a wired or wireless connection, though, my MicroConsole is hooked up via a Western Digital WD Livewire Powerline AV Network connection, which sort of splits the performance difference between the two. My cable Internet service is through Comcast. While I did not edit this video, I did convert the YouTube-incompatible .TS file to .WMV, so any artifacts will be from that. By the way, with this overall capture method I'm also able to capture my iPhone 4's output, but strangely enough, not my iPad 2's. I really don't know why. As always, feel free to ask any questions.
|Dear Indie Gamer:
So you're thinking about buying your own registered copy of my game Thrust Lifter?
SO, what was the game you played this year that was released in 2011 that was the most fun? Console or PC or phone?
360:none stick out
PC: World Of tanks
Phone: none stood out, i did play Angery birds a bit.. but I dont consider it a great game.. good.. but not great.
Mayhem by Matt
The music in this version is by Kevin MacLeod. My old music wouldn't work because they were in MIDI format. I also made some gameplay and coding tweaks, particularly to the collision code. Enjoy!
Overall, the conversion process wasn't bad for this one...Mostly just cleaning up bad code from the original. I learned a lot of stuff making Jeepney Jeepers that I was able to apply here, though I still left some of the spaghetti--hey, if it works, don't fix it, right? Have fun! Just click "read more" to play the game. NOTE: For whatever reason, if you're on Firefox you may not be able to click on the "START" button below. Just hit your ENTER key instead!
We attended the 2011 edition of the Replay event in Blackpool (UK). We had a fantastic weekend. Here is our footage.
This is the 720p footage as YouTube does wonders (NOT) with darker footage at lower resolutions. Do check out the videos our friends made too!
Had an amazing day at the Norbreck hotel at Replay 2011. Met a lot of great people and the atmosphere was just awesome! And it is happening again tomorrow!
Retro geek heaven this is! I'll be going again in 2012 - it will be held in Manchester city a few weeks earlier even!
Elise and I were graciously picked up at Manchester airport by mr Synthmonkey aka ZombieAndy and we experienced the seafront in the sunset.
Recommend Mammas / Mamma Mia on Topping street for great Italian food
We turned in early as we all had been traveling extensively and wanted to be fit and well rested for the first day of the Replay event!
Perhaps see you there!
More will follow!
...Well almost a week. Was in Eindhoven for work. I'm a member of a network of European cities called Smart Cities which is focussed on joint learning and partner matching for EU funded projects.
Saw the original Philips factory - pity it was closed but it will be opening as a museum soon I'm told.