If you happen to follow myself (antman1983) or Oli (Oligon) on Twitter, you’d have noticed a lot of techno-talk going back and forth the last few days. Apart from being socially inadequate, only comfortable talking in numbers, there was an underlying project around it all.
Here’s the skinny: Guernica, Hugo Rune, Oligon and myself used to team up and play Monster Hunter Tri every Tuesday. I mean EVERY Tuesday, you could bet your house on it. However one by one we slowly lost interest in Monster Hunter Tri. I can’t put my finger on a specific reason, we each had our own. And so it came to pass that I missed the close connection I had with three awesome fellas who knew the right end of a longsword. Don’t underestimate the connection we had, this connection encouraged Mr. Rune and young Mr. Chilvers to come to my house in Cornwall. It also gained me access into chez Guernica for the Eurogamer expo. I can also say without a shadow of a doubt if the masterful Mr. Oligon ever wanted to come to the UK, he would find my quaint domicile the happy recipient any day.
It came somewhat as a surprise when Hugo suggested that we get together to do one last job: To slay the mighty Deviljho. At the same time we were also talking about trying to film game footage and skype audio and somehow combine them, and so the MLG Monster Hunter Tri Project was born.
I won’t bore you with the technical difficulties, but I’ll just say there was 2 hours gaming and about 20 man-hours in getting it up to Youtube. Anyway grab the popcorn and get comfy, all 2 hours of gameplay are ready to watch now. If you have any suggestions on how to improve this for later episodes, please leave them in the comments section below.
UPDATE: Week two is also uploaded and ready to go here: (linky)