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Saturday, December 25, 2010

Recording Update

Hey everyone it's Mike!

So for Christmas I asked for an external hard drive and I got one that's a terabyte. :) I installed Fraps on to it to kind of take the pressure off my computer in hopes that I would be able to retain some FPS and it seems to be working. So today I spent a lot of the day recording some stuff.

I recorded 2 CSS videos, an AK gameplay on Office and an M4 gameplay on Office.
I recorded like 3 or 4 StarCraft 2 league games from way back in like October.
When I'm done commentating all of the videos and rendering them I'll take a picture of all the videos that are going to be uploaded in January. There's going to be a lot from me which should make up for my inactiveness a few months ago. Plus those videos will be fillers for me while I study and am unable to get new footage.

Happy Holidays everyone! See ya!

Friday, December 24, 2010

Update, Holidays, New Poll

Hey everyone it's Mike!

First of all I'd like to start off by wishing all of you a Merry Christmas! If you don't celebrate Christmas then Happy Holidays! We hope all of you had a splendid time.

The update portion of this post pertains to just me. My bandwidth has like 7GB left on it which I'm trying with so much effort to save without actually turning off my router so I won't be posting any videos until my bandwidth resets on January 4, which coincidentally is, I believe, the day I return to school. -.- However, in January you can look forward to I think 3 Black Ops gameplays, 2 Counter-Strike Source gameplays, a Fail of the Day brought to you by I R Black and some more Left 4 Dead 2 stuff! However, January is the last month of my first semester so I'm going to be extremely busy with projects and studying for exams.

Now for the poll. Last week we asked you: "Should Vigil Gaming do live shows?" 71% of you (5 voters) said yes we should while 28% of you (2 voters) said we should not. I'm going to be buying a laptop on Sunday, December 26 so going off the poll results I'll probably use the webcam in that laptop to broadcast some live shows from uStream a couple times a week. This weeks poll once again tests your Vigil Gaming history knowledge: "Who was the first person recruited to Vigil Gaming?" with the following options: "Sgt. Pepper", "I R Black", "Patar" and "Dyzix". This poll ends on Friday, December 31, 2010!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Poll Results & New Poll

Last week we asked you all: "Who initiated the creation of Vigil Gaming?" with all the known members of Vigil Gaming as options. The results were Sgt. Pepper with 75% (3 votes) and Sw1tch with 25% (1 vote). The actual answer is Sw1tch. :) He had the idea to start a gaming channel with Mike. The more you knoooooow!

This week we want to know: "Should Vigil Gaming do live shows?" with only "Yes" and "No" as options. These live shows would be actual live shows, not gameplays, that would be broadcasted by Mike. I think it's possible to live stream gameplay and I'm pretty sure Sw1tch has a hard on for doing that but this poll isn't about that.

So go ahead and vote! This poll ends on Friday, December 24, 2010!

Mike's Back In Business!

Hey everyone it's Mike!

Good news! The processor came in the mail today and it's hooked up and I am officially back on my PC. :)
Videos may still be a bit delayed since I have other priorities but they'll hopefully be coming!

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Live Shows?

Hey everyone it's Mike!

I'm just wondering, and this will probably be the poll for tomorrow but feel free to leave me a comment, would any of you be interested in attending Vigil Gaming live shows? Like on uStream or BlogTV. It wouldn't be a gameplay (though I'm sure Sw1tch would love to broadcast himself playing on JustinTV) it would just be me in the flesh talking to you all, answering questions and what not. I just want to see if there's a good amount of people who'd be interested before I put all the time in to it only to have like 6 people show. :)

So let me know!

Monday, December 13, 2010

Longer Videos FTW

For those who haven't already heard, YouTube has increased the time limit of uploads for a ton of users. They did not specify if there is a new limit but by the way they described it there is no time limit. However, your video is still bound to the 2GB maximum file size. Regardless, good job YouTube. This will definitely be a useful tool at some point. Would have been cool during the StarCraft 2 walkthroughs but let's not get in to that.

To read more about it visit:

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Mike Update

Hey everyone!

So I got word today from my brother that the new processor for my computer just shipped out today. It should be here within 1-2 weeks, but he's more than sure it'll take 2 weeks. Let's hope it just gets here as soon as possible.
It'll be a blast having a better processor that now runs 3.0 GHZ instead of whatever I had before. Plus I'll be able to finally play some games, and make videos for both Vigil Gaming and HopelessProd!!!

The one thing I'm glad for is that Black Ops will have had like a month to fix itself by the time I can play it again so I'm hoping when I get back it'll be running smooth, especially with my new processor.

Friday, December 10, 2010

Vigil History & Commentary vs Gameplay

Last week's poll asked you all: "Which type of gameplay do you enjoy more?" with only 2 options. The results were very one sides and quite expected. "Gameplay with commentary" got 100% with 6 votes while "Gameplay without commentary" got no votes.

This week we want to know how well you all know your Vigil Gaming history. The question is "Who initiated the creation of Vigil Gaming?" with the following options: "Mike", "Dyzix", "Sw1tch", "Sgt. Pepper" and "Black".
Just in case the question isn't clear we just want to know who you think had the idea to start the Vigil Gaming channel. This poll ends on Friday, December 17, 2010!

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Monday, December 6, 2010

1100 Subscribers!

Today we have reached 1100 subscribers! It took us a frustrating while to get there too. We hovered around the 1050 mark for so long but finally we kept on moving. What's awesome is that ever since our start back in May we've managed to get a 100 subscriber milestone every month.
Everyone that is a part of Vigil Gaming would like to thank all of you for subscribing; the oldies out there that have been with us since our conception, the new people who have joined fairly recently and everyone else in between. It means more to us than we can describe that 1100 of you like what we do and support us in our video making. It's a great self-esteem and ego booster.

We promise to keep the videos coming. Once again thank you all so much and don't forget to help us grow by telling your friends to check us out!

Friday, December 3, 2010

Another Mike Update

Hey everybody it's obviously Mike.

Just wanted to inform you all that my processor on my computer has died. I am currently on an older PC that I'm only using for school and watching YouTube. This would be either the second or third year in a row that around this time something has broken in my computer. This would be the like 10th year in a row that something has gone wrong with my computer. I'll hopefully have a new processor within 1-2 weeks. So I'm no good for Vigil Gaming for that time period, even though I only have 1 video to post anyway.

Speaking of uploading, my brothers computer, which I used to upload on, is no longer available for use so I'm stuck with my shitty internet. I get a max of 60 kb/s so I'm trying to convince my mom to pay $27 more a month so I can get 1 mb/s and 125GB monthly bandwidth opposed to my current 60GB limit.

I hate computers.

Poll Results!

Hey everyone!

Last week we wanted to know "How much time per week do you usually spend gaming?" and we got the following resutls: "3-6 hours" and "12+ hours" tied at 40% (2 votes) and "6-9 hours" got 20% (1 vote). Results look pretty decent.

This week we want to know: "Which type of gameplay do you enjoy more?" with only 2 options, "Gameplay with commentary" and "Gameplay without commentary". Make sure to vote and even leave a comment as to why you prefer one over the other! This poll ends Friday, December 10, 2010!

Don't forget to follow us on Twitter!
Also, a new feature has been added to our website, if you scroll down and look on the right side of the page (where the poll is) you'll get to a section that shows our most popular posts. Make sure to check them out if you haven't already!