I’ve been playing a little game. Every time I see a tweet or post about how someone is sure that ready player one is going to be an absolute train wreck with a bunch of pop culture references, I checked their profile. It’s a little absurd how often those people have a pop-culture reference in their avatar, their cover photo or in the form of an inspirational quote.
2 weeks agoburnie
I’ve been playing shadow of war while on the treadmill, and today I had to close it and reboot the Xbox, so I was loading it from the home screen. Because I was on the treadmill, I had a timer going right in front of me and I noticed that from the home screen to actually being able to play the game it took five full minutes of loading. That’s pretty nuts. Anyone else experienced this?
2 weeks agoburnie
I was watching a how to video on YouTube that helped me figure out how to pull my wiper blades off my old truck. At the end of the video the guy says “be sure to watch the rest of my videos” I get that that is part of the vocabulary of YouTube but does this person really think that I’m going to watch a bunch of random how to videos for projects I am not currently performing?
3 weeks agoburnie
I love bottomless, open ended sci fi. Stuff like Arrival and Martian are great, where everything gets wrapped up in a nice pretty bow. That stuff is hard to pull off. But it’s always cool to see something risky like 2001 or BR 2049 or Annihilation. Classic sci fi was always a little mind bending and I’m glad we haven’t abandoned that.
I can’t say that I would recommend the movie to anyone, but I enjoy the hell out of it
3 weeks agoburnie
I'm having a hard time dealing with this current news story that the survivors of the Florida shooting are being coerced into outrage by evil anti-gun forces. If memory serves, right after 9/11 in the United States there was a number of candlelight vigils and calls for action – – I don't remember anyone needing a coach to feel outraged about that particular tragedy. It's disgusting that someone would say this about kids who have experienced unimaginable trauma simply because their views don't align with their own.
1 month agoburnie
A number of people have asked me about the automation in my house. I think a lot of people beliece I live in some kind of unobtainable future house but 95% of what you saw was installed by me and purchased off Amazon. In fact, the most expensive individual piece of tech (besides my car) is the Roomba, which isn’t an outlandish piece of tech.
The whole purpose of that section of the Vlog was to show that really futuristic seeming tech is available right now. And some things that are really useful automated tools like programmable coffee makers and garage door openers have been around for decades.
I’ll try to go shot by shot here and break it down.
Amazon Echo $39-115
Spotify account $10/month
Lutron Caseta light switch $55
Cuisinart Coffee Maker w/ timer— $70
Roomba 960 — $650
9 Phillips Hue Bulbs — $540*
Logitech Harmony Remote Hub — $300
Phillips Hue Lamp bulb — $25
Phillips Hue bulb (Joe The Cat Painting) — $40
Caseta light switch — $55
Nest Thermostat — $230
My Smart Blind motors — $99 each
Echo Dot — $39
2015 Tesla P85D — a lot
Using the Summon feature
Controlled via third party app which communicates with Alexa
Hamilton Garage Door Opener — est $250 (came with the house)
*I really dislike Hue bulbs and wish I had never bought them. That room was the first I did and I quickly switched to the Caseta light switches after that. Could have done that room for 1/10 the cost and it’s a far more reliable solution.
So besides the car (and the blinds which are cool to see but not really worth the time and money) you could replicate that whole set up for about the cost of a mid-level gaming PC and a weekend of work. It’s not cheap, but also not an impossible leap to have a “house of the future”
Mr. Olympia 1998
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Bus w/Ellie Main
My writing desk
This is a simple photo of two signs. The yellow one directs crew to the set of our massive web series Day 5 and the other guides people to our Lazer Team feature film set. It is such a bland, little nothing set of signs but it represents so many years of hard work by so many people. When Matt and I were in university, we dreamed of one day being able to make our own Hollywood-level movies and shows. Now, we have so many productions, we have to choose which amazing thing we want to work on that day. It took a long time to get here. It didn't happen overnight, but it did happen -- and I am immeasurably grateful for this pair of crappy little signs and everything that they represent.
Questions answered by burnie
| Asked by: ElPineappleKing 1 year ago
I know this question is older but I have been using a drone in lots of the vlogs.
| Asked by: Grifshot117 1 year ago
About 3-5 times a week, depending on if I travel that week.
| Asked by: fabsz 1 year ago
I have not seen that on any roadmap.
| Asked by: Anubism 1 year ago
Exceed definitely. Outlast is a different animal. Fifteen+ seasons is very, very rare territory in any medium.
| Asked by: LaSole 1 year ago
Going to answer this with a quote from a fitness magazine. I think it's a great way to look at motivation, which is not something you can control:
"Fuck motivation. it’s a fickle and and unreliable little dickfuck and isn’t worth your time.
Better to cultivate discipline than to rely on motivation. force yourself to do things. force yourself to get up out of bed and practice. Force yourself to work. Motivation is fleeting and it’s easy to rely on because it requires no concentrated effort to get. Motivation comes to you, and you don’t have to chase after it.
Discipline is reliable, motivation is fleeting. The question isn’t how to keep yourself motivated. It’s how to train yourself to work without it."
Thanks, Gus. Just keep pluggin' away. You'll get there.
| Asked by: doomtroop83 2 years ago
I'm usually racing to hit my calorie move goal by the end of the day. I don't drink really. So I basically just browse the web. The say you aren't meant to look at screens right before falling asleep but I do it a lot.
| Asked by: EvilPun 2 years ago
Nah. Part of the Q&A sessions at live events are about the interaction. I know people outside the events will often criticize the question askers, but it's not their job to be entertaining. That's our responsibility. If questions get too bland, we'll just talk for 15 minutes before taking the next one.
The only thing I hate is the fake "oh is it my turn?" "is that what my voice sounds like?" performance garbage that some people do. I have warned audiences many times that once you get to that mic you are part of the show. I have no problem blasting you in front of 5000 people the same way I do to Gavin or Joel or Gus. It's how we show love. Basically, if you do something to slow down the energy in the room we will quickly move to get it back.
Ashley's cat Nutmeg loves me, but she wakes me up every single day and yells at me. We get in an argument every morning. Somehow, Ash sleeps through it.
| Asked by: Bally520 2 years ago
The single hardest I have ever laughed was when I interviewed Kara for the What Do You Know show about guy movies. Her Back To The Future answers were so funny and when she said which way the car travels through time, I lost it. I literally could not stop laughing for ten minutes. They cut all of that out because my host character is meant to be supportive and deadpan, but that was just too much for me.
Nope. Vines are hard. I have lots of respect for Vine artists.
| Asked by: Sarronix 2 years ago
This might sound rude, but I've been trying to find a way to say this for a long time: I never open the flash drives people hand me. It's not that I don't like to review people's work, it's that I don't trust a flash drive I don't know in any of my computers. It's far better to have an online repository and just send that to me in a link. Sorry.
I also don't eat baked goods that people give us at conventions. But I do appreciate them. And Blaine eats it all.
| Asked by: MogarVGC 2 years ago
Sure, but that's really the commentary on the DVD.
I would never spoil anything in RWBY, even if I knew.
| Asked by: theMIAgod 2 years ago
Games is our fastest growing division. Follow Michael Hadwin on the site and/or Twitter.
| Asked by: TheAdmiester 2 years ago
Sure, I will be the guy talking about Tharsis non-stop and not knowing what The Witness is.
| Asked by: Thatguynamedjlo 2 years ago
Crossroads, trashy style
Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Mr Robot
I have been working through a huge backlog of movies as well. Just watched John Wick. It was great.
| Asked by: CrazyOrange 2 years ago
Sure. Reviews don't scare me. I think I said this on a podcast after our festival run, but it's inevitable to get some bad reviews. People are brutal when talking about movies. A videogame can have parts that are broken or missing on day one and still get a 9/10. Movies don't get that same pass. I am just very happy the audience likes it. It may seem like a forgone conclusion that the RT audience would like it, but that's not at all the case. There's been plenty of shows our existing audience hated. If that had happened with Lazer Team, we would have had a big problem on our hands.
| Asked by: Jayylexx 2 years ago
We have tested cooking in a couple of different formats. I think the people who enjoy cooking most don't really have time to pilot a new show that far off the beaten path.
Pancake podcast is this week and I am super excited.
| Asked by: Jumpers 2 years ago
They are hiring an editor right now.
| Asked by: dizzyblinker 2 years ago
Just keep using the site and posting awesome stuff. I saw that Awesome On Its Own was making a return and that made me very happy.
| Asked by: Joee 2 years ago
Actor -- narrative shorts and our featured productions like LT and Crunch Time
Director -- not really directing much these days, but as a Producer I will say Immersion
Writer -- Featured Productions and developing new series
| Asked by: turtles730 2 years ago
Sure. We moved in the middle of last year so we had to change our setup, but I can tell her you would like to start again. I'm a little reluctant to admit that I don't play that many games anymore. In the last six months I have played FO4, some Just Cause 3 and a smattering of smaller Steam games. It's one the reasons I'm not ever on The Patch. I don't have much to talk about.
| Asked by: KennyCargill 2 years ago
Last few years I have focused on work in front of the camera rather than behind. 2016 will put me back in the Director's chair.
| Asked by: hollytogel 2 years ago
Probably the Carribean for vacation and Australia for just general travel. Once, I went down to New Zealand and rode the train from Christchurch to Greymouth. It was an amazing journey. If you go, eat the whitebait.
| Asked by: TonyMejia 2 years ago
It depends on the job. If you mean a personality/artist job then there is no requirement. A lot of our personalities never went to university. Some didn't even graduate high school.
Joe The Cat is about eight years old. He's getting super fat in retirement.
| Asked by: AdamBurton 2 years ago
Matt was telling me that the box office numbers in UK were higher than in US even though it has 1/5 the population. My response was "RTUK?", he punched me.
I would love to have the US show be a traveling show the way MineCon does. But I know how radically inefficient that model is. Hopefully we can do more touring-style events like the LT screenings, Let's Play Live and Dude Soup Live.
| Asked by: the00devon 2 years ago
I wish I had a better answer than "I know it when I see it" but that's really the main answer. Also, our writers have to be fast. It's just the nature of what we do.
All better. Stitches out and just stretching it every day.
| Asked by: audiophonik 2 years ago
There's nothing you can do about it. Some things are constant on the internet. You can't ever say what the weather is like where you are, because people will just tell you why it's worse where they are. You also can't mention an event without people being upset that you aren't coming to where they live. No one sees all the other responses and obvious jokes when they are making their single post.
| Asked by: lmnakama 2 years ago
I could not be happier. Watching fans all over the world have mini-meetups was absolutely mind blowing.