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This blog is your source for the latest updates and announcements about our latest and up coming videos. So check back often for updates. I will normally post a weekly update, but when there is a big major event or a very important video, I will let you know as soon as possible through this blog. So stay tuned!

Monday, April 26, 2010

All video projects delayed until further notice

Due to some technical difficulties which I have mentioned in one of my previous posts several months ago, I cannot continue producing more videos until the issue has been solved. The last time I mentioned these technical issues, they were fairly minor back then and only prevented me from consistently producing 1080p videos. But now, the problems are getting far worse. Even typing up this update can cause some of those problems to happen. What are the problems? Well here you go:

I have a Dell XPS M1530 Laptop which has a nVideo GeForce 8400M Graphics Card. Some faulty manufacturing in the M1530 series causes the graphics card to overheat very quickly. Normally if the graphics card overheats, the laptop will just shutdown or freeze. After it cools down, I can start my laptop back up again. Well, after several times of this happening, the GPU and the motherboard start to become damaged from the heating and cooling cycles. Now whenever my graphics card overheats, my screen goes crazy flashing all these lines and colors. Sometimes it even causes my laptop to get the Blue Screen of death. I'm running Windows Vista so a blue screen isn't supposed to happen and if it does, it's usually bad. Recently, the problem is getting worse and occurring more frequently. Basically my laptop is suffering from the PC version of the Xbox 360's Red Rings of Death. For the moment, my laptop can still be used. But anything that requires a lot of graphics power can cause a lot of problems. And since I'm running Windows Vista, all those fancy Windows Aero effects aren't exactly helping. So for the time being, I disabled all those effects and reverted to Windows Classic Theme which pretty much makes Windows Vista look like a mix of Windows XP and Windows 2000. Anyways, I've already contacted Dell and they're going to have someone fix my laptop. But until then, I won't be producing any videos because my laptop is at risk of a complete unrecoverable hardware failure much like the Red Rings of Death. I'll keep you all updated about the progress of my laptop's repair. So stay tuned!

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

One Final Effort - A Halo 2 Machinima

Well as you all know, today is the last day of Xbox Live for Halo 2 and all original xbox games. We've decided to spend the day playing the game one last time and we even made a quick 2 part machinima in Halo 2. The 1st part has been completed today and we will be uploading it onto Youtube later today or tomorrow. So stay tuned!

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Planet Zero Episode 2 - The Inhabitants

As promised, I would be releasing more details and the plot summary of Planet Zero Episode 2 once it's released. Yep, that means the episode is almost finished! It should be finished and released sometime later this week. If not, then next week. Now, the moment you've all been waiting, the synopsis of Planet Zero Episode 2:

The story continues off from episode 1 where it was mentioned that the whole team was split up when they went through the portal back in the Halo universe. This episode follows the military part of the team that went through the portal. A small squad of soldiers led by General Robertson lands inside an abandoned airport. There does not appear to be any signs of life around so they decide to split up to search the area. One soldier, Sergeant Coleman, comes across a small group of people while searching the area, however these people are not who they appear to be. Sgt. Coleman approaches the inhabitants only to be brutally attacked and torn apart by the zombie-like inhabitants. The other soldiers hear the scream and rush to Coleman to find out what happened. They see the zombies eating the body of sgt. coleman. General Robertson gives the order to open fire on the zombies. However, their weapons appear to be ineffective and the zombies don't even flinch when they were shot. The zombies then start charging at the soldiers who panic and split up. The zombies also split up and pursue the individual soldiers. Each soldier gets killed until the only one left is General Robertson. He tried to radio for help but no one responds. The zombies catch up to him and he runs outside onto the tarmac only to find that there's no way out. Backed up against the fence, the zombies are about ready to attack the General until an explosive shot from an AC-130 in the air destroys all the zombies. Another team of people then crash lands in front of the general. However, these people are not the team of scientists and soldiers from the Planet Prometheus. The leader of these people is Commander Hayes who led the attack on the planet back in episode 1. They take the General with them and the plane flies away. 

Well, there you go, that's pretty much what Planet Zero Episode 2 is going to be like. Hope you'll enjoy it. Stay tuned for more updates!

Friday, April 2, 2010

Planet Zero Episode 2 - Exclusive Preview

Episode 2 of Planet Zero was just recently filmed and early editing has just begun. You can watch what we have done so far right here on this blog in our exclusive content section. I'll post the plot details later. Remember, this is an early version so no part of the script has been added in yet and there's still A LOT of editing to do. If you wish to comment and make any suggestions, you can post that comment directly to this post. Enjoy!