Hi all, I know it has been a while. Apologies and all. I’d like to say I’ve been a little focused on projects and I’ve kind of put this to one side. Though that is not ideal I know.
What I have been doing today though is sitting down with my Avermedia Live Gamer Portable 2. With the aim of running some test streams on Mixer. I spent the day playing Forza Horizon 4 and Fifa 19.
So after connecting everything up and sitting awkwardly to look at the TV I started working through some issues.
Firstly I tried And although I had myself via the webcam I had nothing coming through the device. This was a simple fault that was quickly remedied.
Then I had video but no audio. So if you look you’ll see that the first couple of videos just have audio from the headset mic and not the games.
But after a little tweaking this was also rectified.
What I might do next is copy the setting to Streamlabs and have a little play.
I need to run some further tests as I put streaming aside for a coupl eof months I have kind of gone backwards not forwards so that has not helped. But still the lessons learned helped get setup quicker and the pace in diaagnosing issues was significantly quicker.
I am missing some key items, but nothing that will prevent me from streaming. So I aim to be gaming merrily as normal before long.
Come have a look and follow me and I’ll be back here again shortly.
Ok, so I mentioned a need to run through some things yesterday. What I didn’t plan was sitting down for the day playing Xbox 360 Games.
I’ve been playing, Call of Duty Black Ops, Assassin’s Creed Revelation and Burnout Paradise.
What I have also done, is as sort of planned for yesterday. I’ve cleared some current games off of my Xbox One S and installed some of the mentioned games ready for some play sessions.
I have some other games on the Xbox One X, so I have choice if needed.
Burnout Paradise was the usual laugh, and it was good to cause mayhem with some takedowns on that again.
Some great memories of not to long ago, I keep thinking of installing Borderlands, but I know I wouldn’t play anything else.
I’ll be spending a lot more hours jumping between the 2 consoles as I decide which games to play when.
I do want to finish Black Ops as I have my eye on another of the CoD catalogue as it’s available, but don’t want to get until I have done at least playthrough of this game. Should finish it this week. I’ve put it off long enough.
So, I have been away for a couple of months following a run of 10 daily posts. Things just got in the way and when I thought of posting, I just didn’t to be honest.
Haven’t really streamed either, just can’t get going with that, just need to get some time to plug in and stream. No camera so it will simply be me getting respawned a lot.
Anyway, what I generally set out to do I have accomplished or am slowly working towards. Shadow of the Tomb Raider playthrough continues, and things are progressing well. Game time is now shared as predicted with The Division 2.
I have been picking a few more games over the last couple of months. As one does, place them in the to be played pile.
Final Fantasy 7 as mentioned previously popping up in the store was an instant purchase, haven’t played it yet, but I will get to it.
I haven’t played Overwatch for a while, and I have tried Apex Legends where I have so far managed 0 kills. But haven’t exactly played for hours.
Battlefield 5 progress is good, completed the war Stories and just starting to play a few rounds of multiplayer.
I have had to rearrange the furniture a little as the Xbox One X kept turning off due to getting a little warm.
Forza 7 and Horizon 4 are still getting some hours when I fancy a drive, keep thinking of getting a wheel for when playing these. So I am currently looking at options.
Regarding quests for Game Pass games, I haven’t really had a chance to look into these. Because I’m concentrating more on the games above, but this month I fancy attempting a couple a seeing how they go.
See you around.
Occasionally as you know games have updates released, which have new achievements added to be unlocked. What I always find a welcome suprise is when simply loading the game makes things go a little popping mad due to the achievement criteria already been reached.
This was a few months ago now, but it was still funny when it happened.
This obviously doesn’t mean that I don’t spend time playing the game, sometimes it is the way I find out about the update.
There are a number of achievements that I am waiting to unlock, and some of this I believe is down to the fact that I spend a lot of time jumping between 2 consoles and the save files have trouble syncing occassionally.
One such pop happened last night whilst I was checking out the last update for Rocket league.
As soon as the game was loading I turned and heard a pop. It must have just been stuck unlocking and having not played for a couple of months helped 🙂
I might need to install and load a few more games like this to see if anything else pops. If not then It is always good to have a playthrough on a classic. I was having a little play on Age of Booty earlier, just for a few minutes to have a bit of a laugh.
Well, off to try and earn a few more before the weekend is over. Closing in on a couple of goals that I have set myself.
Ok, so I didn’t know what to call this one at the start of writting this but then sometimes the title comes at the end?
Really, you should have a subject to write right?
So anyway, let’s just wing it. So far this week I have composed a few blogs piecing together memories past and current gamplay to name a couple of things.
What I am starting to put together (I hope) is a a little look into my likes, dislikes, setup gameplay etc.
As mentioned, if you have any points or queries on anything that you see or read then let me know and I will see what I can do.
I have ambition to get my gameplay hours going a little better this year to enable me to reachthe targets mentioned in previous posts. And repeated last years stats.
I spent a number of hours playing Tom Clancy’s The Division in 2018, after I found it on xbox Game Pass. Still need to do some more to complete it off in parts.
But tonight and for the foreseeable time my focus is crawling towards level 25 on Overwatch, so close now that it seems to be taking longer. The fact I haven’t played yet today hasn’t helped.
I think that I am getting so focused on that that I may forget my other goals sometimes and so that is also why i am giving myself these little reminders.
I’ll see if I can get over the line tonight and reach the target.
Evening, still getting used to this and amazed that I get these little prompts from WordPress about streaks? What are these if not Achievement earning related, am I giving up game time to compose a small note here?
I haven’t had a chance to turn the xbox on for a couple of days admittedly due to other things getting in the way, but I’ll be on Overwatch as soon as this is published to ensure I continue crawling towards that goal.
It will also give me the chance to see if any updates have installed during the past 2 days.
Following yesterdays blog post, I started compiling what I want to ensure that I dedicate time to in February, we can look into that further later.
I have essentially had as much of an unplug as I allow myself, allow the xbox to cool down for a few hours before setting up a some sessions to get things cleared.
I need to have a look over the options at the weekend and maybe give the blog a bit of a better look, as I haven’t really had the chance to play with that yet.
Let me know what you think.
I will stream often, so follow me on Mixer the support is appreciated. Eventually I’ll pick up a headset and join the chat. Nothing personal, just haven’t replaced one that just broke due to age and wear a while ago and got used to playing without it. But I normally have the chat box open.
Do suggest games, I am always on the look out for somethig to play, my favourites are pick up and play’s and that is whay I actually love the “xbox acarde” games from the 360 days, Trials HD was great for a quick couple of minutes if that’s all you had. And I can still play it as backwards compatible.
Well, off to play Overwatch.
Hi, you will probably have seen that some of my stream titles on Mixer have the simple title “weekend play”. These sessions are exactly what they say, although the Achievement popping that goes with them is the added bonus. So maybe I should change the title to “weekend achievement session”?
But, as you know, some of can take a little longer and more gameplay than others and so general play is requiered to reach the goal.
Last night I was streaming when I had the “Point Leader” Achievement pop on NHL 15, another one of those that I have been slowly working towards over recent weeks. It’s a game I noticed I only had 1 achievement on and so I aquired it from the EA Access Vault and am now raising my completion of the game.
Another game that I am working through from the Vault is Star Wars Battlefront, so seeing what I can pick up there. Though not many people for Multiplayer?
So far this weekend I have been spending the hours on a number of different games as well as ensuring that my Laptop is up to date with insider builds.
My Alienware has been with me since 2013 and is still doing well, upped the memory to 24Gb, and changed from Windows 8 to Windows 10. But as mentioned on my previous post, I do think that there are minor issues that need addressing in terms of ability for streaming.
Anyway, back to weekend play, I am nearing another milestone in the world of Achievement collection.
See you online.
Hi, join me whilst I move into a world of game streaming https://mixer.com/MisguidedSumo and the bad game play that goes with it.
What you’ll get from me is someone that is chasing the goal that will not be attained. The achievement completion target that I have set myself is more than realistic, I just need to stop playing new games and moving the goal out of reach.
You’ll see me playing games new and old, because of this as I often grab games I hadn’t finished to attain those last few Achievements. Just starting Shadow of the Tomb Raider and Battlefield V whilst catching up with Lego Movie Video Game and Hopper. So as mentioned, really can and do play a little of everything.
I’ll update you on what games I’m playing my way through, and maybe I’ll see you online.
So get in touch, what do you like to play? Do you have a channel? What’s your favourite games?
I am also starting up on YouTube Gaming @ https://www.youtube.com/user/misguidedsumo and whilst sorting a few things uploads will trickle through.
I currently have a simple setup and so settings are very much in the trial phase. I am using the AverMedia Plug and Play Game Streaming Capture Box, so if anyone has any experience then let me know.
I am 99.9% certain that the couple of issues that I have are more PC and Internet related though and so tactics change and not equipment.
Gameplay will continue and so the streaming trials will too.