Doesn't Otocky already have a vid embedded? So it already seems to be possible in general. I'm definitely in for good material of titles that are featured in articles as well as well-made new concepts.
Post by blackdrazon on Jan 18, 2010 17:27:45 GMT -5
I think it would be best if the videos supplement the article in question. Many of the HG101 articles I've read have been for games I've never played, so I get most of my information from the words and screencaps, but occasionally they're not enough and I try to seek out a YouTube video that shows gameplay, just the gameplay, to figure out what the author was talking about. A video created exactly for that purpose would just speed up the process and improve the experience.
One site that uses videos well to enhance the experience is Gamescrap, but that may be because I don't like the authors' articles or jokes. The videos they've been putting up for their Action52 series pretty much just repeat what they said in the article, but since they're shown alongside the eye-crunchingly awful visuals of the Action52 games that they hit home a lot harder than they did the first time around.
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Post by Discoalucard on Jan 24, 2010 23:41:20 GMT -5
Oh, that's the one that (I think) was mentioned on the latest Retronauts. I will have to try this!
The reasons there's not much video content here (outside of the Otocky articles and a few animated intros from SNK games) are the ones already brought up. I don't like hosting them on a third party server because there's no real control over it, and plus there's so much already on Youtube that it'd most likely be redundant. Some sort of "video article" that shows the gameplay with an announcer detailing it would be ideal (and not in the Let's Play sort of fashion, just showing key bits) but takes quite a lot of time, and it's not something I'm personally interested in doing.
Post by megatronbison on Jan 25, 2010 14:16:53 GMT -5
Shame in a lot of ways- the Mr. Gimmick one unfortunately showed way too much but at the same time I thought it was fantastic. Something similar to that effect would be great for certain games. I don't think you could quite describe the awkwardness of Mr. Gimmicks star otherwise!
I was thinking it would be great if the articles could have "Last Updated" dates for those like myself who don't stop by on a regular basis. I'd like to know when an article has been updated with new content, but there's really no way for me to tell. Obviously it wouldn't be worthwhile to change the date if some typos were fixed or such, but if a section was added, it would be a helpful notification. I don't know if anybody knows when the articles currently up were put up or last updated, but I suppose if this was implemented you could just put the same current date on all of the pre-existing articles and go from there.
Seconded. It's a good idea, now that many of these articles have games that have come out since their original conception. I'm always in touch with the updates anyway but sometimes when I wonder what the last game covered was, I'm surprised when the latest entry is omitted because it was released post-article.
I'd be willing to go through the forums to find what games had a listed post date, and see if any were listed as updated. But I think the file manager for the site (if there's access to it) should have the most recent updated date.
Anyway I agree with this idea too, if it's possible.
Post by syntheticgerbil on Mar 23, 2010 10:19:58 GMT -5
Yes, I also agree with this. Also sometimes it seems that the article author is missing (or am Inot looking hard enough?) on older articles. I guess I like to know who wrote what article, even though it has no real impact on me.