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Chainsaw Massacre (Aliens Edition)

Sorry I haven’t been posting for the past few days. My attention has been in a bunch of places at once, and on top of that writer’s block has hit me pretty hard. I got a bunch of games during the summer sale and I’m having a hard time picking one to talk about.

But I recently decided to stop being a cheapskate and shell out for Fraps, and holy crap, Fraps is amazing.

Well, compared to Livestream Procaster it’s amazing. I’m no connoisseur of video recording software, mind you. But Fraps is really a great tool. It can record virtually any game out there, from Doom to Magicka to even Windows Minesweeper. It shows you your framerate, it can automatically take screenshots, and recording videos hardly hurts the framerate (depending on the game). And of course, the quality is much better.

So I figured I’d have fun with it and record a little something for you guys.

I’m aware I already talked about this game, but in all honesty I think I was a bit unfair to it. It’s quite immersive and fun, and I think it’s better than the original Doom. And it does have some interesting moments. But for the  most part the whole “horror” thing just isn’t working for me.

I like horror. I’d go so far as to say that I love horror. I’m pretty sure the only true horror game I’ve ever played was Amnesia: The Dark Descent, but that game was fantastic. It gave me some of the biggest thrills I’ve ever had. I feel like that game has spoiled me to a degree. Now whenever these other games try to scare me they only make me roll my eyes.

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10 responses

  1. Rayzn

    I like how the gun goes pewpewpew :D

    July 14, 2011 at 2:56 AM

    • JPH

      I know, right? Best gun EVER.

      July 14, 2011 at 2:57 AM

  2. Sumanai

    I’m going to have to thank you, and Jarenth, for bringing to my attention the game “Cthulhu Saves the World”. Inadvertently, but still.

    July 14, 2011 at 8:44 AM

    • It’s what I do best.

      July 15, 2011 at 11:15 AM

  3. The big problem with FRAPS is the insultingly large amount of space each video takes up before conversion. I’d be interested in starting some form of Let’s Play series and one big reason for not doing it (other than general laziness and the fear of being completely unfunny) is accidently destroying my laptop with a giant sized video.

    July 14, 2011 at 11:43 AM

    • Sumanai

      Would an external hard-drive work?

      July 14, 2011 at 5:19 PM

      • I’d never considered that. Seeings as my girlfriend has a Terrabyte drive lying around somewhere, that might be worth checking out.

        Now…just have to overcome my crippling fear of embarassing myself…

        July 14, 2011 at 6:19 PM

        • Being unfunny is absolutely no barrier to achieving any sort of notoriety on the Internet. I mean, look at me, or possibly [insert name of unfunny internet person you dislike].

          July 15, 2011 at 11:17 AM

          • JPH

            I think you’re a great example of the fact that being funny doesn’t automatically gain you any notoriety. I mean, you’re hilarious, and… Wait, who are you again?

            July 15, 2011 at 4:05 PM

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