Yes, it’s true: I totally failed my first serious Livestream attempt. I don’t like failing so miserably. Live and learn, live an learn.
The plan was to showcase my initial impressions of a game that I’d never played: Rockstar’s Bully: Scholarship Edition. The premise of the game is that you play a boy who is sent to the roughest school in the entire country, Bullworth Academy. Once there, you attend classes, make friends, get beat up by bullies, and do a bit of bullying yourself. It’s basically Grand Theft Bording School.
It was available for under $4 on Steam a few days ago, so I snagged it up and installed it. With the game ready, I fired up my Livestream and started recording.
Unfortunately, I didn’t have the audio balanced properly, so my voice was almost completely blocked out by the in-game audio. It really sucks too, since I was enjoying the process so much that I decided to play the game for about 40 minutes. Obviously I’m not used to speaking when I’m playing (or speaking in general, I tend to be on the quiet side) so I wasn’t expecting to come out incredibly clever, just honest. However, all the honesty and cleverness was inaudible.
So, if anyone out there wants to see some footage of the first half-hour of Bully, here it is:
(All of my future Livestream fails (and potentially successes) will also be available on my Livestream page.)
I think what I’ll do is a second impressions in a week or so. The reason for the delay is that I’ve ordered a nice webcam that I’d like to use to augment my impressions, and I don’t really want to balance the audio for my current microphone, only to have to do so again with the new webcam.
Until then, don’t get beat up!