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News for October 18th, 2014:
Click here to watch Ancient DOS Games Filler #41 - Final Weeks of Season 3
Very short filler episode this weekend just to give you guys a heads-up on what to expect for November and December, as well as a little inside info on how Season 4 of ADG is going to work. Already have the first seven episodes planned out! ;)
Beyond what I talk about in the video, it turns out I'm not the only one having video issues in general right now. The latest Flash update also seems to have broken the older Blip player for some people (including myself) when using specific browsers and has also taken out Blip playback completely for a smaller group of people. If running different browsers doesn't solve the problem try watching the show from http://blip.tv/adg, which is the Blip page dedicated to ADG and uses Blip's newer player. I've mostly stuck to using the older player simply because I like it better and like that I can adjust its look to match the colour scheme on my website, as well as have "ADG" show up as the branding of the player in the bottom-right corner. :B
But it's not just Blip that's having issues. YouTube connectivity has been really sketchy for me lately. The highest throughput I'm getting from them is about 800 Kbps at best, even though I'm on a 6 Mbps connection and am having no connectivity issues with any other websites. On top of this, my connection to YouTube is constantly getting interrupted and I'm fairly certain it's a YouTube bug because what I've noticed is that, if I watch the progress bar intently, even with the video paused, it'll buffer a certain amount of video... then COMPLETELY ERASE its buffer and start buffering again from where it's paused! o_O; (Also affects when playing back, causing playback to automatically pause for a moment to refill the buffer slightly.)
To fruther cement my notion that YouTube is having issues, a couple days ago when logging in, my messages bell showed three new messages. I open it up, and there's at least a DOZEN new messages... and then it occurred to me that I hadn't seen the message indicator pop up at all for at least a week prior.
Yeah, so Blip is having issues likely related to Flash updates, and YouTube is slightly broken for me at the moment. HOORAY, TECHNOLOGY! >_>;;;
...hopefully all these issues are sorted out soon enough. If I find my own solutions I'll let you guys know about them in these news posts.
News for September 3rd, 2014:
Finally have a new development journal entry up for Ivxscape. Most of the coding work I've been doing has just been foundation building which is why it's taken so long to get up to a point where I have anything to show, but the video configuration screen actually serves as a great example to explain many (not all) of the little things going on in the background which is going to make it possible to make the rest of this game MUCH faster. ;)
Also, even though Patreon support has dropped back below the $256/mo milestone, I did indeed hit it, even if only for a little, so I'm gonna follow through with the milestone end result of doing exclusively requests on ADG. Besides, I've already planned out which games I intend to cover between now and the start of Season 4 of ADG! :)
News for July 7th, 2014:
Click here to watch my 1st Patreon Milestone Video!
Yup. I promised a commemorative video for reaching my first milestone goal on Patreon and spent quite a number of weeks trying to come up with something decent that could really do the event justice, and I think the end result is something very special and not something you could ever get with a typical television show or something that would be competing for ratings. It goes to show the strengths that come with producing an internet video series and just how different (and better) a paradigm such a series is. (Besides, I personally feel "television" as we know it will probably be dead in a decade or two as stronger technologies take the scene for delivering content to people.)
And of course, don't forget to watch the latest ADG episode on Starflight if you haven't yet! ;)
News for February 10th, 2014:
Click here to watch Ancient DOS Games Filler #36 - Patreon
I now have a Patreon account set up!
The idea behind Patreon is that it enables people to directly support content creators on a regular basis, kinda like Kickstarter, but with pledges based on each piece of content created, or in my case, monthly for all content. It's a way for those of you who've wanted to support the show more directly to do so beyond simply watching it and spreading the word! :)
Though I want to make this perfectly clear: I will NEVER start charging money just to watch Ancient DOS Games! This is just an extra thing for those of you who want to give that extra bit of support, plus I have some rewards set up too so that everyone who provides a monthly pledge (even as little as $1 a month) will get something in return for being super-awesome! :D
Latest Ancient DOS Games Episodes!
Filler #41 - Final Weeks of Season 3
Episode 150 - Jazz Jackrabbit
Episode 149 - Star Control
Episode 148 - Jetpack
Episode 147 - Blood (Mature Rated)