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  1. New Game Dungeon! I was really hoping to have this out before my marriage went down, but that simply didn't happen. Everything this month has been kinds of nuts for me. I'm still recovering from being sick, and I have absolutely no idea what the future plans are for the remainder of this month and possibly the next. I do plan to have a Halloween episode out later, other than that, I know nothing. I will also try and catch up on some email also, provided I'm here. I'm not sure where I'm going to be. Halloween. Videos.
  2. November videochat with fans after a 2 month hiatus. I'm mostly just rambling again, you're not missing anything too important. Besides the game session with fans this month, I'll also be appearing on a 24 hour livestream Tom White from the channel Weird Video Games will be having for a charity drive. I'll be appearing at 2AM EST on November 18th on twitch.tv/heisanevilgenius. You can see promotional video on that here. For now, expect more Freeman's Mind for the future.
  3. The next videochat with fans is on November 4th, at 4pm EST on twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. You can ask questions for the next videochat here: https://www.reddit.com/r/accursedfarms/comments/7a4ldq/november_2017_video_chat_official_questions_thread/ Ones with the most votes get prioritized. You can also ask them live, but I tend to have plenty to go through before I get to those.
  4. Here's a video to wreck my previous schedule! I'd give more details, but really I laid out everything in the video. I originally was hoping to make this a quick 10 minute video where I just talk to the camera, but my ambition got the better of me again and it's something longer and far more watchable now. Sorry about that. I'm essentially going to have no time after Saturday, likely for weeks, so I'm scrambling to get the next Game Dungeon out by then. Thankfully, this one should be a shorter episode, but I thought the same about these last 2 videos also. If you want to know if I'll make it or not, you should ask that question in the same voice as the narrator from the old 60s Batman series. This video does put me behind as I won't be prepared for Halloween, but I'm hoping to have a week or so at the end of October to get something together. A lot happening for me this month! Also because I just posted this, I notice the color will be off, but it should fix itself as Youtube finishes processing it.
  5. Well this is much more last minute than I'd prefer, but the info for the next Unreal Tournament 2004 session is here: remote.mulvenontech.com password: dog overflow: remote.mulvenontech.com:8877 password: dog It will be on 2pm, September 23rd, which you can watch live on twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I was hoping to have some mods, but honestly I didn't have time to put it together and coordinate everything with everyone in time, I prefer more notice on that. So because I'm getting a little tired of the default maps, we're going to mix it up and have team deathmatch instead of onslaught this time, maybe try other game modes later, we'll see.
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  7. More Freeman's Mind! This episode is one where I had one of the scenes in my head since back before I finished the first FM. You'll probably be able to figure out which part. This episode did come out later than I intended and while I never like getting the videos out later to people, having a slower release pattern for FM2 was one of my "conditions" back when I agreed to resume the series just so it doesn't block out my work on the movie. New Game Dungeon in a few days!
  8. September videochat with fans. More annoucnements this time. First, expect the next FM2 and RGD episodes soon, I'm predicting tomorrow for FM2 and Thursday for RGD, but I have been wrong before on my time estimates. Second, I talk about the HL2: Episode 3 story leak. The short version is if a polished enough mod based on that comes along, I don't see the reason to not continue Freeman's Mind into that. Finally, I'm getting married next month, so I'm skipping the videochat for October. That also means I'm going to be working double time this month in order to have videos for both this month and the next, since I won't have as much time in October. Expect as many videos as I can crank out for now and October!
  9. The next videochat will fans will be live 4PM EST on August 5th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. You can ask questions you‘d like me to answer here and I‘ll prioritize those with the most votes. I'll probably talk some about the Episode 3 script leak since a bunch of people emailed me about that. FM2 is currently running late, but both it and another video are getting relatively close to getting done. I‘ve had a shift of plans for September and October I think most people will like.
  10. I thought I would take a break from Game Dungeon, but ended up having some inspiration for an episode coming after this one and decided I wanted this one first. I honestly thought this would be about 10 minutes, so naturally, it's almost 23. It's definitely a game that can get its claws into you and I honestly wanted something semi-normal as a break from Armed & Delirious. In other news, I've discovered a lot of my videos have been demonetized as what I assume is an algorithm has determined they are unsuitable for advertisers. I'll have more news on that later, possibly even a video. Youtube is certainly trying to keep things interesting.
  11. Armed & Delirious! While other games like Battleforge and Bip-Bop 2 emerged to be important episodes for me, this is the episode I most wanted to make for Game Dungeon from the beginning. I've put it off for so long because I knew it would be a lot of work, and wow, it really was. There was simply no making a short episode about this game for me; there would have just been too much to cut out. I actually didn't make as many jokes as I sometimes do because the source material was so nuts there wasn't as much room to compete. Game Dungeon is going to become more sparse for a little while, so I have more time to focus on the movie, but I'll be continuing my plan to try and have monthly Freeman's Mind. This episode took weeks and weeks to make. You wouldn't think it possible, but there were just so many small aspects involved with making this that caused it to drag on a long while past I wanted it to. For this kind of effort, I really want to be working on the movie instead. Things are running behind schedule, but I'm still hoping to have two Freeman's Mind episodes this month. Also, for now, I'm going to have to postpone, possibly cancel tomorrow's UT2004 session for this month, I simply got too backed up in making this video I have to catch up on a lot of other things. Anyway, hope you enjoy the video, this game is certainly an experience.
  12. Regular monthly chat with fans for August. I think it mostly made sense some of the time. My apartment was hot. I'm hoping the website starts to see big changes this month, more coming on the videos either way. Definitely
  13. The next videochat will fans will be live 4PM EST on August 5th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. You can ask questions you'd like me to answer here and I'll prioritize those with the most votes. https://www.reddit.com/r/accursedfarms/comments/6quwfk/august_2017_video_chat_official_questions_thread/
  14. Freeman's Mind! This is showing up about a month later than I intended, but I promise to keep at it either way. Since this is the first episode with any combat, there were actually a number of issues I ran into with the Source engine that eventually got ironed out. I may have a new obstacle in the next episode, it's too early for me to tell yet. In any event, if anyone has experience with minor modding with the Source engine, you're welcome to email me just in case future unexpected surprises pop up. The bad news is due mostly to Armed & Delirious, but partially to Source, I think it's no longer realistic for my plan to have two Freeman's Mind this month (and have time to sleep, exercise, etc.). Work has started on Episode 4, but I'm afraid I'm back to a "when it's done" timetable with the intention of getting at least one a month out. I'm still hoping to have the next one out early August however, but my time estimates are frequent evidence I wouldn't have a very good career as a fortune teller.
  15. Videochat for July. I'm running behind on the videos, but working as fast as I can on it. I'm aiming for 3 videos this month, we'll see what happens. I hope to have work done on the website also, I'll have announcements before any big changes on that front.
  16. Here's an update plus a link for asking question on the next videochat. First, I'm afraid both Ross's Game Dungeon and Freeman's Mind 2 are running late. They're not on hold, they're just both taking longer than I hoped. Freeman's Mind is taking longer to multiple bugs I've run into that weren't present for me in HL:Source. I think I'll be able to get them ironed out, but it surprising how much it's slowed things down for me. The next Game Dungeon is simply just a huge episode with some complications. All I can say it's a game worthy of taking up this much time. I'm hoping to have the Game Dungeon sometime in early July and Freeman's Mind ASAP after that. Assuming I don't run into new major bugs, I'm hoping to have two FM2 episodes for July, but obviously, I can't promise anything when it comes to dates. Anyway, the next videochat will be live 4PM EST on July 2nd at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. You can ask questions you'd like me to answer here and I'll prioritize those with the most votes.
  17. Videochat for June. I keep feeling a little crazy after making these, I think it may have to do with talking to a computer for a length of time. More videos this month!
  18. More videochat. I was more coherent this time, but still rambled. New videos coming very soon! The next Game Dungeon should be up within 24 hours, a bonus one afterward, and expect another Freeman's Mind this month.
  19. Here's a link to the reddit thread for asking questions for the next videochat. It will be on Saturday at 4pm EST on June 3rd at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast. I'll prioritize answering questions that get the most votes.
  20. Freeman's Mind! There ended up being a longer delay on this than I intended, but I don't think the quality was hurt any. I'm still having some hang ups with the Source engine, as there are multiple behind the scenes fixes going on with this episode. Primarily, demo playback seems to have no consistency at all. Depending on what values I use when playing it back, I can have a combination of stuttering for the following situations: -Turning the mouse -Jumping -NPC movement -some dynamic objects playing animations -Cutscene camera movement So far, I've mostly minimized the first three, but can't seem to have EVERYTHING play back smoothly. Stuff like this is why I abandoned the Source engine for my other projects. If anyone has greater insight as to how demo playback works, you're welcome to contact me, though if you have suggested values, you may want to test them yourself in HL2 first. Next up for June will be another Game Dungeon and more Freeman's Mind. COMMENT
  21. I mean to have a post on this a few weeks ago, then simply forgot. This is an audio interview I did with a podcaster who contacted me a while back. I was impressed he got an interview with Jeff Rubin prior to me. For those unfamiliar with who that is, he used to be a member of the College Humor website and later their Youtube channel. This video is my favorite performance by him. Anyway, there were some questions about me doing machinima, but there ended up being a lot more questions about my thoughts on the global oil situation in particular. I didn't pick the questions, but that is a topic I have put a lot of research into in the past. This may not have been my best interview as I was little tired when we had it, but some of you may find it interesting. More Freeman's Mind coming before too long! I don't think any fans will be disappointed with the next episode.
  22. This is just a quick notice that I'm postponing the UT2004 playsession with fans. Both the host and myself ended up being pretty busy and didn't have time to prepare everything for this. I'm pushing it back a week to 2PM EST on May 27th at twitch.tv/rossbroadcast instead. I'll have another post in a couple days on info for how to join, since we hope to use custom maps this time. On the plus side, the next Freeman's Mind still looks on track to be out this month.
  23. Here's the next Game Dungeon! It's been over 2 years since the last follow-up episode and all I can say is it was exactly as much work as I thought it would be, if not more. I was originally hoping to do this one with a lot more help, but I ended up getting pushed so far back with the time frame I was aiming for, by the time I was ready to look into that it would have taken longer to do it that way than on my own. This unfortunately is a pattern with many of my videos, but one I'm still optimistic about breaking out of (especially since Freeman's Mind can be produced faster). I think the follow-up episodes aren't quite as interesting as a regular Game Dungeon, but they're okay as supplemental material. In any event, this one has a surprise in it to spice it up some (and is part of the reason this took as long as it did). As for the future, Freeman's Mind is next, and then a Game Dungeon episode I've been meaning to make for a long time. Besides the bonus video coming, which should hopefully be out sometime tomorrow, expect at least one more this month. Videos!

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