XBOX Tuesday, September 6, 2005 | 10:01 PM

Xboxyde at the Tokyo Game show !

Xboxyde at the Tokyo Game show !

I've been hinting at this since a few days, but now it's finally official. I'll be flying to Tokyo early next week to make as much videos as possible of all upcoming Xbox and especially Xbox 360 games that will be presented there. And since I could not go there with my old camcorder, I also bought a brand new HDV camcorder (Sony HDR HC1) in order to make the best videos I possibly can, even in 720p if needed !
If you were wondering why the advertising banner had been moved to a more visible position, now you understand why. I also had to buy a new portable PC and I'll make another very big hardware investment in the upcoming months.
Update : I finally found a few minutes to play a bit with the camcorder. I've uploaded a sample 720p video of Amped 2 filmed on my DLP retroprojection TV, with LCD display the image will be even better than that.

Test sony HC1 (Amped 2 720p)
Download: AVI HD

All comments

Commented on 2005-09-06 16:58:28
Congratulations! :D
Commented on 2005-09-06 17:00:04
Xboxyde RULEZ!!

Buon viaggio!
Commented on 2005-09-06 17:04:33
Congrats. Looking forward to some great videos.
Commented on 2005-09-06 17:23:02
I need to get your job bravo mate
Commented on 2005-09-06 17:26:20
You guys are the best source of 360 media all around. Period. And I love you.

TGS is gonna be freakin amazing. I can't wait for the vids, but I'm sure nothing will compare to the aura and excitment of the real deal up close. You lucky, beautiful bastards.
Commented on 2005-09-06 17:29:48
Hard life ain't it?!? ;-)
Commented on 2005-09-06 17:36:58
Awesome, you guys rock. Best Xbox media site around. I'll click some more ads for ya. :)
Commented on 2005-09-06 17:42:04
Blim, try filming games that we havn't heard much of. We dont need more videos of NFS or Full Auto. Get us the more juicy stuff like PDZ or something that has been in hiding in the dark. Keep up the good work man!
Commented on 2005-09-06 18:03:36
Great news ! Cant wait to see what you can find for us at the TGS. Hope you also get to play some 360 game yourself and post some first hand impressions here :)
Commented on 2005-09-06 18:32:19
can't wait to see the first videos :)
Commented on 2005-09-06 18:48:08
Good work blimblim, I'm glad you got a better Camera, I hope we do see some interesting footage from the latest 360 games.

Hope you can maybe give us insite into how these games play feel, etc. Good Luck, enjoy your trip.
Commented on 2005-09-06 19:01:52
That is a freakin' sweet camera man.

1080i as well!! It's so small. Mental.

Better produce some sweet vids. How the hell do you afford to run this site, get the hardware and get to go to Tokyo and stuff. Awesome.

Good luck, I want me some Gears of War and PDZ footage.
Commented on 2005-09-06 19:31:06
Hell!!!!!! yea man this site rocks!!!! u guys Rule!!
Commented on 2005-09-06 19:33:02
Woaaah love you guys. Always on top of everything.
Commented on 2005-09-06 20:14:36
I can assure you, that camera is totally badass, I've never seen anything like it. The videos recoreded with it is _INSANE_. Hopefully it works fine recording TV-screens too.
Commented on 2005-09-06 22:11:13
Jesus CHRIST! That footage is crisp as hell!

$10 says someone asks if it is next-gen! ;)
Commented on 2005-09-06 22:42:18
Omg the footage is smooth, nice!

The recordings will be really nice, this is what most should be producing is terms of recording quality.

T G S footage will be totally kick ass with this quality.
Commented on 2005-09-06 23:31:15
Yeah men awesome footage, great camera and fantastic video. Hope to see as many as possible videos from Tokyo Game Show!!

BlimBlim you rox all the way!! :>
Commented on 2005-09-07 04:09:20
Blimm you never cease to amaze me! Good luck at the TGS!

Commented on 2005-09-07 09:12:36
Great news!
Just make sure you don't use the auto-focus when filming off of a screen. If the screen turns dark the auto-focus will get confused and go out of focus. I keep seing this mistake all the time on even the biggest sites. Use the auto-focus before the movie starts to get good focus then turn it off. Just a small tip ;)

Commented on 2005-09-07 09:32:14 In reply to StefanWallberg
Posted by StefanWallberg
Great news!
Just make sure you don't use the auto-focus when filming off of a screen. If the screen turns dark the auto-focus will get confused and go out of focus. I keep seing this mistake all the time on even the biggest sites. Use the auto-focus before the movie starts to get good focus then turn it off. Just a small tip ;)

Of course I always use manual focus when filming a screen. It's a joy to do it with this camcorder too :)
Commented on 2005-09-07 11:02:10
Bon Voyage !!!
Commented on 2005-09-07 22:54:23
I dont know if Elder Scrolls Oblivion will be in the Tokyo game show but if there is please get some footage of it. Thankyou!

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