28
Sep
12

SlickTiger Industries Presents: DIVE-BAR GAME REVIEWS

DBGR Ep1I was wading through my Slicky-T fanmail the other day when I stumbled on this intriguing mail from a total badass I used to know from way back.

The long and the short of it is that this total badass (we’ll just call him the TBA for brevity’s sake) now works for Megarom and asked me if I want to review games for the site to which I of course replied “HELL YEAH!”

Which in retrospect might have been a bit hasty seeing as I don’t have a console or a gaming rig that can handle anything more intense than The Sims.

Still though, it didn’t feel right passing up an opportunity to develop a relationship that could one day prove mutually beneficial when I get my shit together and actually buy a console so I told the TBA to send away and I’d figure out a way to give him some love on the site.

Fast forward to later that same day and I’m indulging in my favourite passtime with some buddies (getting drunk and playing pool badly in a dive-bar) when all of a sudden this genius idea strikes me.

My buddies have consoles! They can play the games and all I have to do is interview them about what the games were like, film it, put it on my site and KAPOW! Everyone’s a winner!

And so DIVE-BAR GAME REVIEWS was born in an alcohol-fuelled moment of pure inspiration.

So kick back, pour a whisky, relax and dig Episode 1 where my buddy Graumpot and I chat about Sleeping Dogs.

 

 

So yeah. Hope you guys enjoyed our first attempt at a Dive-Bar Game Review. Sure, it’s a little rough around the edges, it’s a little gritty, it’s a little grimy, it could use some colour-grading but it’s one of the few video projects I’ve worked on where, even after sinking about 100 hours into it, watching it doesn’t make me start twitching involuntarily.

Huge thanks to Graum and Blomdog who did me a solid on this considering our production budget was exactly R0.00.

Also a huge thanks to my long-suffering girlfriend J-Rab who spent many a boring night chilling solo in the flat while I cut this badboy up with Blomdog until the early hours.

Feel free to comment on what you thought of our review, but only say good stuff ok? Anyone trolls this I swear to God I will weep like a little girl after the hours I spent sweating blood to make this happen.

Have a killer weekend party people!

Catch ya’ll next week Winking smile

-ST


8 Responses to “SlickTiger Industries Presents: DIVE-BAR GAME REVIEWS”


  1. September 28, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    Love the idea dudes. It’s like a conversation I would have with my buddies, except with more wit.

    Only suggestion I would have is to try and get better sound… Maybe invest in a couple of lapel mics if you can?

    If you want inspiration, gametrailers.com bonus round is pretty good – http://www.gametrailers.com/full-episodes/8uxwqi/bonus-round-a-generation-in-review-ii

  2. 2 Rikki-T
    September 28, 2012 at 1:33 pm

    Fun fun fun fun, albeit a little concerning

  3. 3 SupaD
    September 28, 2012 at 1:48 pm

    Awesome stuff!

    It is a humanly known fact to all humans of earth that the only reviews (of movies, bands, girlfriends, toilet paper brands, etc) that count, are between friends in a bar around a few brewskis.

  4. September 28, 2012 at 1:58 pm

    I love how the preview pic on the video makes me look like a spastic T-rex. Had a ton of fun doing this with Slick. Really impressed with the final job, the editing rocks. Looking forward to touring more dive bars with you.

    • September 28, 2012 at 2:23 pm

      You should have seen the other two thumbnails YouTube puked out for me to choose from.

      Both were of you, one looked like you were taking a large dump and the other looked like you were on the verge of some kind of seizure.

      Fingers crossed Megarom comes to the party, then we’ll be hitting the bars of CT like a red-headed stepchild 😉

      -ST

  5. 6 JennyG
    September 28, 2012 at 2:46 pm

    Did someone say red head? 😉 Brilliant work guys! Really enjoyed this. look forward to the next one!

  6. 7 Michael
    September 28, 2012 at 4:18 pm

    Awesome human writing post stuff.

    I can’t wait to get this game.

  7. 8 BillyPineapples
    September 29, 2012 at 7:14 am

    Bladdy genius, gentlemen. I can’t even play games on my steam-operated flaptop, but beyond the actual review, you infuse a sense of comedy and camaraderie into the clip. It is both hilarious and poignant, congratulations.
    Also, I really enjoy seeing Slick & Graumie make tits of themselves. What sif-ass watering hole will host their next man-date? Can’t wait to see more.


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