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Hey its me Joey and I am now going under the internet alias 3RDplayer or the_3rdplayer and was formerly known as Acantophis3rD.
Since the name change I abandoned this blog and leave it for legacy reasons online.
Thank you very much for all your support over the years. Hope to see you soon on the new youtube channel or on twitch or the new blog. You find all the necessary links on my new blog at 3RDplayer’s Blog
People asked & now I give you the possibility to donate some money. I want to thank everyone so far that made it possible for me to replace my broken PC with the donations I already received. The efficiency & speed to produce new videos has increased! If you like my content and you wish to support what I’m doing, then here’s the opportunity to do so.
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"Lets Play" Playlists
- Alien Trilogy
- Another World
- C&C Tiberian Sun (GDI)
- Command & Conquer (Full)
- Dead Space
- Doom 3
- Doom 3 Ressurection of Evil
- Duke Nukem (EP1, EP2)
- Earth 2140 XP
- Flashback Legends
- Flashback The Quest for Identity
- KKnD (Krush, Kill & Destroy Xtreme)
- Lands of Lore: The Throne of Chaos
- M.A.X. Training Missions
- Quake 4
- Resident Evil (Chris)
- Resident Evil (Jill)
- SHOGO Mobile Armor Division
- System Shock
- System Shock (Speedrun)
- System Shock 2
- The Elder Scrolls II Daggerfall
- The Witcher
- Thief: The Dark Project
- Ultimate Doom (EP1+2)
- Warcraft II (Orcs)
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How to start my own let’s plays?
That is the question I get asked the most. Many newcomers are interested in starting their own Let’s Plays. Video game videowalkthroughs with narration by themselves. This is no in-depth how-to and only represents my thoughts instead of hard-written procedures. Before starting your own Let’s plays, you need to make the difference between equipment and personal requierments. Hardware and/or software tools needed may cost some money, too. Enough introduction, since I think you know what you’re searching for, right?
If you search for step-by-step guides with focus on hardware- equipmentrequierments, then let me help you out with the following guides:
This guide’s focus is about the equipment and setup of console recording (Xbox, PS2, PS3, you name it). It too includes informations about render settings and is written by one of the masterminds behind gameanyone, skorch82.
This second guide is about recording Lets plays for PC games. It includes some more detailed information about free capture tools, features templates for render-settings and explains the full way from scratch up to final video, using the professional video editor Sony Vegas 9. It’s the same prodecure I use for my own videos and is written by Aeterna.
Last but not least, lets talk about the personal requirements for making Lets plays. I have seen many guys with potential that made some very amazing videos but disappeared again. Others still continuing uploading videos but with minor, sometimes no success and low video quality. Then there we have people like myself, that always want to feature the best experience to their audience. Whenever I get asked how to start, then I always give the same answer:
Start with your most loved game, equal how much people already made Lets plays for. Lets playing can be seen like free-art. You have to play, capturing footage and to talk what comes to your mind. Make your jokes equal how stupid they are. Even if you think that you are the only person on this planet that likes your jokes. You will always find out that you´re not. Lets playing actually means to play as good as you can. You don’t need to be an expert in the games you play. This leads me to “DONT CUT IT OUT”.
Sometimes you will die, don’t cut it out! Unless you died 30 times in a row. Sometimes you say something very stupid, laugh about it and don’t cut it out! In other words, feel free to explore the game’s world and deliver your thoughts and knowledge, dis-knowledge.
The most important personal requirement for me is: Dont try to be someone else that does Lets plays, too. Don’t copycat your idol! Be yourself while making commentary. The world needs only one like you. Be that one!
About acantophis3rdMy name is Joey and I'm an active Lets Player on Youtube for more than 8 years now. I'm playing and writing about games of my childhood & sometimes even step into the world of modern gaming.