12 second video reviews - good or bad idea?


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peej
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This site's intrigued me: 12 Second TV and I had an idea about bringing video reviews to AATG in some way. Yeah, because you really want to see our ugly fizzogs telling you in 12 seconds why you should or shouldn't buy a game.

Good or bad idea? Could be a laugh at least. Anyone used 12seconds.tv before?

#1 at 10:05:33 - 22/02/2010
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Just had a look and...it doesn't talk to my iMac's camera or mic.

/epicfail
#2 at 10:38:40 - 22/02/2010
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I saw a brief newsie-style thing on BBC News 24 and thought it would fit. Most video reviews and podcasts yammer on and on. Being succinct and stuffing a summary opinion into 12 seconds would be quite cool.

I will give it a go at home but I'll be wearing a bag on my head.
#3 at 11:08:31 - 22/02/2010
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Can't seem to get it working with my macbook either. I guess that's why there is Youtube :/
#4 at 11:17:09 - 22/02/2010
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aha, use the USB setting on the mac peej. Even though its a built in camera.
#5 at 11:20:55 - 22/02/2010
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Binky said:aha, use the USB setting on the mac peej. Even though its a built in camera.


Ooh cheers I'll give that a go. Now where did I put that paper bag.
#6 at 11:21:31 - 22/02/2010
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Hehe, I was this close to doing a vid review of Eyepet, but then I looked at my face in the television, bathed in harsh light, and I thought "hmm... no". :D
#7 at 11:24:17 - 22/02/2010
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aww man, there's a reason why I've never done this before.

http://12seconds.tv/channel/MrBinks

I sound like that WOW playing fat fuck from youtube. Mic settings need adjusting I fear! :D

watch before I delete account!!
#8 at 11:24:39 - 22/02/2010
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I'm thinking of getting the microsoft text to speech stuff to read out my stuff. So I don't sound like some mockney wanker
#9 at 11:38:55 - 22/02/2010
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My accent is such a mess, I'd almost certainly throw on an American or Irish accent for confidence and clarity :)
#10 at 11:45:15 - 22/02/2010
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Heh I like that idea. Different accent every review.

/breaks out comedy glaswegian
#11 at 11:46:33 - 22/02/2010
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Dude you should hear my thick as pigshit northern accent. Makes me sound like a right fucking tool.
#12 at 11:46:45 - 22/02/2010
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I've been accused of being foreign by several people -

"Where are you from ?"
"England"
"Yeah, but originally ?"
"England"

Dolts.
#13 at 13:49:33 - 22/02/2010
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Some people can't tell from my accent where I'm from (when I'm talking English) which I think is great since I really don't like the German accent. ^.^
#14 at 13:52:16 - 22/02/2010
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Funny accent issues aside (bonus points if anyone can do it in a South African accent), what would be the point ?

You can't say much in 12 seconds, and if its just a picture of warbling face the video aspect seems pretty null. Whilst i don't think it would make much sense on its own, might be amusing to add a 12 second video as a review summary perhaps ?
#15 at 15:50:54 - 22/02/2010
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The point - or at least my original idea was to have them purely as footnotes to a written review. I mean these 12 second long clips wouldn't really give you enough time to summarise an entire gaming experience but as a neat video-accompanied underlining of whether you liked or hated a game, they might work OK.

Might give 'em a go with my next review just for shits and giggles.
#16 at 15:56:43 - 22/02/2010
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I dare not watch :)

Like radio personalities, I don't like finding out what online people look like (regardless of attractiveness). It's like watching the film of a book: it's never quite how you imagined!
#17 at 16:01:49 - 22/02/2010
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I think they could work quite well then in that context. :)

/dons mask
#18 at 16:06:41 - 22/02/2010
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NewYork said:I dare not watch :)

Like radio personalities, I don't like finding out what online people look like (regardless of attractiveness). It's like watching the film of a book: it's never quite how you imagined!



Don't worry, you certainly won't be seeing my fizzog. I aim to go for the Victor Lewis-Smith approach!
#19 at 16:23:20 - 22/02/2010
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Why do I get the feeling this will end up looking like a series of BBC sex-offender interviews with identity protection? :D
#20 at 19:17:47 - 22/02/2010
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LOL! Yeah you do have a point...
#21 at 08:47:47 - 23/02/2010
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Grrr, got the video working on the iMac - but it doesn't recognise any sound input devices I choose.

Focksake
#22 at 09:56:17 - 23/02/2010

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