Saturday, December 17, 2011

The Old Republic is officially out!

Alright so after playing TOR for about 5 days now here's my initial reaction to the game.

The game is spectacular. It is a very fun game and I can totally see this being an amazing experience that will keep us entertained for years to come. One thing I have to admit to is the fact that this was over hyped. This game is very fun but I need to be frank, the way we looked forward to this game was as if it was the second coming of Christ. I mean seriously we worshiped this game and every Friday we flew home from school seeing what new features would be in the game. We all need to remember that this is just a game. Having said that, it is a very fun game and it will last a long time but we definitely over hyped it. I will personally never follow and monitor a games progress like I did for SW:TOR ever again. Other then that the only problem I have with the game is that the Jedi Knight has absolutely 100% no force powers until level 24. There is a blatant disregard for the Force in the Jedi Knight's Class and I understand the Consular is geared more towards that but still it makes no sense because Luke and Anikan used the force even though they were Guardians. That's it for now guys! Enjoy SW:TOR and keep gaming!

-Zionoth

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Updates and Discussion Area

Ok so just incase there still are a few of you who follow this blog I'm going to make a quick little update.

So as for videos coming in the next few weeks, I will be starting my Assassins Creed Playthrough this friday and hopefully get you guys some videos by either late friday or early saturday morning. Other then that I'm trying to get skyrim before Christmas however, even if I do I have a feeling no one wants to see yet another playthrough of that on youtube but it's up to you guys so tell me what you guys think in the comments below. With that, I am upgrading to a Quad Core Processor on christmas and hopefully you'll see some BF3 videos around that time. With that, SWTOR comes out on Dec. 20th but I am going to be able to play on the 15th because of early access and so you may see some early videos from me. So that's gaming videos update.

In terms of Live Action Movies, Malgus is coming over my house this weekend to help finish filming Shooter 3 so I should be finished editing by early next week.

When it comes to our community, we really loved playing Huttball with you guys and so we're deiffinitly going to continue playing with you guys. Future game nights will consist of AC Revelations, TF2, Battlefront 2, Battlefield 3, and of course SWTOR! We're also setting up for a Euro Game night that will take place either fridays or saturdays so if your from Europe than please leave your feedback here!

Live long and prosper guys and I hope to hear from you all soon!

-Zionoth

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

New Gaming Schedule

Ok so I've worked on my schedule for this year and I think I've come up with a pretty good schedule. Here it is:

Monday: Minecraft
Tuesday: Nazi Zombies
Wednesday: Short Machinima, Podcast
Thursday: Playthrough (Possibly an Adventure map or full fledged Let's play)
Weekend: Swtor Update and Misc

Hopefully this schedule will work out and this will be a great gaming year!

Live long and prosper,
Zionoth

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Server Rules

Rules for DarthVulku's Server
Beta 1.7.3 Edition

    Under no circumstances are you allowed to have/give the following items; TNT, Fire, Flint and Steel, Lava (Both still and flowing count), and Bedrock. If you need a fireplace, have an admin light it for you. You are not allowed to light a forest on fire for the sake of clearing land, ever. If you need a project done that requires TNT or Bedrock you can forget about it.
    Under no circumstances are you allowed to do the following: You are not allowed to curse or use vulgar language. This includes other languages and sexual body parts. You are not allowed to grief under any circumstance. This includes Placing Items (such as dirt) in someones home or destroying items in someones home. Do not build 1X1 Towers. Do not leave floating trees. If a tree is to big to cut down completely, don't cut it down! Be kind and respectful of other players. Do not build in someone elses house if they do not permit. Do not build on top of or too close to other peoples creations as to not upset them. No making sculptures or symbols that might offend some people. This includes Swastikas and Sexual body parts. If someone builds a city, ask the owner of the city before making a house inside of it. Respect all admins as there ruling is final. Do not ask to become an Admin.

Admin Rules: (Applies only to admins)

Do not give any illegal items to citizens. Do not promote anyone to admin without my consent no matter what they say. Do not spawn in any illegal items yourself. If you are caught with TNT you are in just as much trouble as you would be if you weren't an admin. If you see someone breaking one of the rules, report it to me immediately via youtube message if I'm not on the server and tell the person to stop. If he continues, ban him immediately and message me via youtube on the subject matter.

Monday, August 8, 2011

The Old Republic News

So me and the crew have come up with the idea to revamp our Swtor Fridays and basically create a news broadcast about swtor. This would function just like the normal news show in that I would sit infront of the camera and talk and we would have video features/segments and what not. Now I need help with coming up with segments for the show so you can let me know if you have any ideas but here is what we came up with:

Part 1: Introduction. Introduce topics for the day.
Part 2: Update: See what was updated on the swtor website today.
Part 3: Discussion. Discuss what was updated and whether we think it will better/worsen the game.
Part 4: Community Creations. This is where we feature fan art, short stories, movies, and any other fan creations done by YOU! Yes you! We want to feature some of the cool stuff you guys do that is swtor related.
Part 5: Sign Off.

Once the game comes out we will most definitely be adding a segment that highlights gameplay footage, guild battles, and possibly a fail of the week or something like that. Please let me know if you guys have any ideas for other segments we can do on the show.

Live long and prosper,
Zionoth

Thursday, June 30, 2011

Lost Episode 3

So episode 3 of lost is going to launch a bit later than expected. This next episode requires a lot of actors and a lot of visual effects. I won't give to much away but the next episode of lost is going to have a ship in it and there for I need to animate the ship sailing. The crew of the ship consist of four people and in some shots we have Cosmo and Jim in there as well so we would normally need 6 different actors for this particular scene which is a ton of people and there would be a lot of lag. To conquer over this, we will be using a green screen. I am going to shoot Mick in front of a green screen as all the different characters, and then I'll take that footage, apply the green screen effect, and then put all the characters into the shot on the ship. So in actuality we only need 1-3 people to film a scene with 6 or more characters in it. The green screen effects I'm still mastering so this is why it may be some time before we can publish episode 3 because everything needs to look perfect and there is a lot of room for errors. Anyway hope you guys will comment below with your feedback on this and I hope you enjoy episode 3 when it launches!

Wednesday, June 29, 2011

News

So not to many updates this week so I'll just condense everything into one little paragraph:

The new schedule has been working out well but over the summer you lose track of time so the schedule is getting... floppy. I've already missed one Kotor Tuesday and like a months worth of portal and I'm sure a pirates thursday with a few late uploads here and there. Sorry : ( Anyway I'm still hanging onto the schedule just so that you guys don't go the whole summer without a video to watch but don't expect the uploads to be right on and know that I'll probably miss a video here and there. Anyway another reason for the upload times being a day late (minecraft mondays going up on tuesdays) is because my processor is practically fried. My friend convinced me to get a dual core AMD when we bought the computer. Dual cores are fine if all your doing is gaming but I need to record videos and run the games at the same time and on top of that I would like to eventually be able to render out videos while recording and gaming so a dual core will not do. I'm trying to get a part time job somewhere so I can pay for a quad core so I'll let you guys know how that goes. Anyway if I do get that job it will also pay for SWTOR and all the other games coming out in the fall. For the up coming week Minecraft Beta 1.7 should be coming out soon and that has pistons so I will deffinatly be ready to make a ton of videos with them in it. That about does it for this week so thanks for reading!

-Zionoth

Thursday, June 9, 2011

Weekly Update

So as far as updates go we'll basically be talking about E3 and the new Schedule and how that has worked out so far.

GAMING NEWS
Now then, let's get started! E3 so far has been a blast and I am really looking forward to the fall/winter season of Gaming! At E3 they announced that Halo 4 is under development and they are looking at a Winter of 2012 release. This game is being made not by Bungie, but by 343 Industries. 343 Industries was created by Microsoft for the soul purpose of making Halo games and they helped in the development of Halo 3. The game is going to start off the new Halo Trilogy that takes place in deep space with The Chief as the main character. It will no doubt include great multiplayer and forging features as we have come to expect from them. I will deffinatly get this game when it comes out and maybe make commentaries for you guys if you wish. Along with Halo 4, Microsoft announced that they will be remaking "Halo CE" which was the first in the franchise. They are remastering the Campaign and are throwing in multiplayer as well. I do hope that Theater mode will come back so that I'll be able to make some awesome Machinimas for you guys! This game will be coming out on Novemeber 15th and I will be first online to play that.

With that, EA released tons of cool information about Battlefield 3. Battlefield is a great game and in my opinion better then any call of duty. Call of Duty is going down the tubes and anyone who still likes Call of Duty is just a "Shallow" gamer as I like to call them. Battlefield is an infinatly better experience and so I will be getting that right away when it comes out. Long live EA.

Modern Warfare 3 had a ton of new content at E3 and that game will suck. Reason being, all the Call of Duty games have gotten progressively worse and worse over the years. Why would that change now just because there is a battle in NYC? Who gives a crap? I live there why do I want to see it blown to bits? You Cod Mod 3 Fans can complain your pathetic cases below.

Star Wars the Old Republic also had a new trailer and that thing was freaking amazing! I have decided to do an entire Let's Play of the Jedi Knight Class so you can all look forward to that!

Assassins Creed: Revelations also had some gameplay and I will deffinatly get that game, and hopefully do a Let's Play with that as well. Ubisoft along with Bioware is my favorite company and I love all their games. Ubisoft also announced Far Cry 3 which hopefully will be on PC and my friends and I will play that.

Mass Effect 3 was talked about at the EA press conference. It looks pretty sweet and is scheduled to release on March 12, 2012 which is Malgus's Birthday lol.

I will also be getting Batman: Arkam City. Done deal.

Media News
I'm looking forward to Halo CE so I can make some cool Machinimas for you guys. Other than that, same as last week.

Other News
The new schedule we're using has worked out very well and all seem to be satisfied so for now no changes will be made.


Hope everyone enjoyed this Update and I hope to see you back here next week!

Live long and prosper,
Zionoth

Friday, June 3, 2011

New Schedule

So I've decided to do something rather rash. For noi on, we are going to have a strict schedule on what commentaries I publish and on what days. Here is the schedule:

Monday: Minecraft
Tuesday: Kotor
Wednesday: Portal
Thursday: Pirates
Friday: The Old Republic Update, Misc
Saturday: Misc
Sunday: Misc

Now this isn't that official. If I find I have time on monday to upload minecraft and another video I will do so keep that in mind but anyway this is it! This is for all the marbles! Loroflmao

-Zionoth

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Weekly Update

So as far as updates go this week we don't really have a whole lot so sorry about that but whatever. Here we go:

Gaming News
So as you guys know I just got Portal 2 and I began a Let's play of the entire game. Right now we're on episode 5 so if you missed any episode just check out my channel and get caught up on all that. We'll also be doing some multiplayer/co-op for portal so be sure to look out for that. We also might start doing some Age of Empires videos so if that sounds interesting to you please comment below. Other than that no real games have come out recently so expect the usual from this channel.

Media News
So for Media News this week it's pretty much the same as last week. We're still working on that Reach Machinima called "The Bounty Hunter Chronicles" and still planning out the "Colors of War" filming. Other than that we may be doing a lightsaber duel with special effects and stuff so be sure to look out for that but otherwise that's basically media for this week.


Other News
As you all know I got the new "Blue Mic - Yeti Mic" this week and the quality is amazing so I've been having lots of fun with that. I'm also looking into getting an HD PVR which is a capture card that records really nice HD footage from an XBOX, Video Camera, and other things. The problem is its 200 dollars so that's a lot of money for someone without a job but we'll see in time if we can afford that. Other then that I've been working on a book that includes basically everything in the Star Wars timeline so maybe I'll publish that here once its done.


Thanks everyone for reading and hope to see you all here next week!
May the force be with you,
Zionoth

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Star Wars - History Lesson 1

The Mandalorian Wars

4 Thousand years before the rise of Darth Vader, the famed Sith Lord Exar Kun had retreated into his temple on Yavin 4 and became a force spirit which ended the Great Sith War. Roughly 30-40 years later surviving Sith in deep space came to the Mandalorians and convinced them to go fight with the Republic. The Mandalorians were convinced and so being led by Mandalore the Ultimate, they launched an attack on the Republic. Before they did this however, they went from planet to planet outside the Republics jurisdiction and conquered it. This gave the Mandalorians much needed wealth and resources. The Republic couldn't intervene since the planets being conquered were not under the control of the Republic. Mandalore then launched his attacks on the Republic. The Republic at first didn't see them as a true threat but soon learned the might of the Mandalorian Empire as hundreds of there worlds burned.

The Republic pleaded with the Jedi to help but the council preached patience and thought of alternatives to all out war. This is when the Jedi Knight Revan and his Apprentice Malak gathered many Jedi Knights and lead them to war, putting aside what their masters told them. Revan was a war genius. He began to lead the Republic to countless victories on all fronts. The Mandalorians were beaten but there was still one last move the Republic had to play. Revan pushed the Mandalorian forces back to Malachor V. Malachor was a world feared by the Mandalorians for centuries and was off limits to them and Revan knew this all too well. The full might of the Republic and the Mandalorian armies fought in the skies and on the ground of Malachor V. It was evident the Mandalorians would lose being that they were out numbered five to one. Revan boarded Mandalores flag ship and slew him single handedly. The Republic won the battle and the Mandalorians were stripped of their weapons, ammo, and armor.

Revan was a hero but he still defied the Jedi Council. However, he never faced justice among the order because he never returned. He and Malak left Republic space with a third of the Republic fleet claiming to be searching for the remnants of the Mandalorian Crusaders. Though that was not his true intention. You see, Revan was about to encounter something much darker and more powerful than the Mandalorians could have ever hoped to be...
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Friday, May 20, 2011

Pirates 4 - On Stranger Tides

Me, Malgus, and another friend of mine went to see Pirates 4 on opening day and it was freaking amazing! I loved it so much and would recommend it to anyone who likes a good swashbuckling adventure film with comic relief.

Warning! The following contains spoilers! Don't read if you haven't watched the movie yet!

The biggest thing that stood out to me was the usage of Jack as the main character. What I mean by that is in the first movie, Jack was a side character and Will was the main character. In the second and third, the role of the main character was used by Jack, Will and Elizabeth. In this newer movie Jack becomes the main character because Elizabeth and Will are no longer in the films. To me, this was a great move! Jack is a much funnier and interesting character so this was one of the best things to me. One other thing was that Jack was not in a captain role in this movie. This surprised me and quite honestly I was looking forward to seeing him lead his crew into battle but instead he served on the crew of Black Beard for a good portion of the movie but of course he had his own motives. This didn't bug me though. They actually pulled this off quite nicely if I do say so myself. But anyway it was an interesting spin to see Jack without the role of Captain (of course he had the title) "There should be a captain in there somewhere."

Another thing that stood out to me was that there were no ship to ship battles like there were in Pirates 3. I must be honest, I missed this dearly but the reason of its absence was financial issues. Disney granted Pirates 3 a 300 Million dollar budget where as this movie was given a 25 Million Budget so they had to use there money wisely and you can no doubt tell there were not as many gigantic fighting scenes as there were in the third due to the lacking of funds. Disney didn't grant them as much money because of the recession so blame Obama. The only thing that stood out as "bad" or not up to speed with the rest of the movie was the love story between the Mermaid and Phillip the Missionary. I personally favored this and actually liked the whole love story between them but the ending was a bit dramatic and could have been shorter in my opinion. It was my counter parts who disliked the love theme all together. Where I thought it assisted the overall theme and plot to the movie they thought it was plain old stupid so you'll have to be the judge of that.

Anyway I still loved the movie and will be seeing it a few more times in theaters this weekend so please leave your thoughts on the movie below because I love to hear all of your perspecitves on these things.

Live long and prosper,
Zionoth

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Weekly Update

Hey Guys!

As you can tell, this is my first post and I thought I should let you guys know about a few new things going on at Zionoth Studios and Vulku Productions. So hope you enjoy this entry for the first ever Weekly Update

Gaming News

Otherwise gaming news for the week is that I'm getting Portal 2 for PC so I'll be doing Co-op videos of that along with a Let's Play. Otherwise you guys should deffinatly comment here or message me with other suggestions for what games I should get and do videos for I'm open to all possibilities.

Media Projects
So we are in the process of making a Halo Reach Machinima called "The Bounty Hunter Chronicles". If you are interested in helping me film this online feel free to message me on my email, xbox, or youtube whichever you prefer. Other then that are making an action movie called "Colors of War" and that is to be filmed in real life (not machinima) so I'll notify you guys of that when it comes out.

Other News
So I just invested in a new microphone called the Yeti Pro by Blue Mic so if your interested in seeing that, look forward to my next setup video coming out next week otherwise google in right now and see what it looks like. Other then that I was just promoted to a Captain in Halo Reach!

Hope you all enjoyed the weekly update! Please leave feedback below!

Live long and prosper,
Zionoth