Friday, September 27, 2013

FPS Friday! CoffeeWithGames Game Night - Black Ops II Wii U match footage


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Well, it has been an interesting week. Sunday started off with the first official CoffeeWithGames Game Night playing some matches in Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Wii U. Then Monday night I started working on putting together a video of one of the matches from the Game Night.

Before I digress into the video rendering issues I have experienced though, the video above is from the very first match of the CoffeeWithGames Game Night on Sunday. I believe it's also the very first video I have uploaded in 1080p, though I'm not very good at telling the difference between 1080p and 720p myself.

I have been using the Elgato Game Capture HD device since January of this year, and while I initially had some issues with rendering files out back in January in my video editing software, I quickly solved that problem. Then Monday happened. I tried rendering out one of the Black Ops II matches from the previous night, as I had done many times before with videos and trailer, but upon rendering the video out from the match, it became EXTREMELY blurry.

So, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and yesterday (Thursday), I randomly spent time trying to fix the rendering issues. Again, I now capture my gameplay videos using the Elgato Game Capture HD, but I edit them together using Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD Platinum 10.0 edition, which is the video editing software I have used for pretty much the last 3 years.

No matter what I tried, how many times I re-recorded the match, re-rendered the video, it was always turning out extremely blurry after rendering the video. So, while my solution for what I HOPE is a permanent fix using Elgato video files with Sony Vegas Movie Studio HD, I think that's for another post altogether.

If you watched the video above, you can see the match went pretty well for the team I was on. I was able to play for just over an hour, and got in several more matches in the game, all playing just regular Team Deathmatch battles. The first match was actually my best match in terms of my kill/death ratio for the night, but I enjoyed all of the matches.


So, while the first CoffeeWithGames Game Night was a success in terms of getting some matches in, being that a new Call of Duty will be releasing in just over a month now for the Wii U, I'm not sure how many more Black Ops II Game Nights there will be!

If you own a Wii U and are interested in Black Ops II, it is STILL currently on sale for just $19.99 on Amazon.com. You can click the image above to be taken directly to the game's Amazon.com page if you would like. If you own a Wii U and Black Ops II, my NNID is Coffees and feel free to send me an invite.

Questions
Have any of you been playing Call of Duty: Black Ops II on the Wii U and enjoying it, but perhaps are now looking forward to when Call of Duty: Ghosts releases in November for the Wii U?

You can see new and used prices for Black Ops II on Amazon.com below, as well as the pre-order page for Call of Duty: Ghosts Wii U:


*Disclaimer: My copy of Call of Duty: Black Ops II Wii U was provided by Activision for coverage purposes.

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3 comments:

  1. Tearing it up pretty well around 3:40 Coffee!


    Watched, well mostly listened, to this on the way to work and it looked great on my phone. :) Though it didn't look bad here in 720 or 1080 watching on a PC. Maybe that's the post-fixed video, us skimmers can't read it all you know.


    I do wonder how much the community will move onto the next game or if it will remain strong for awhile. You know, with new WiiU owners this holiday perhaps providing a surge of new players who would rather not pay a premium for the new COD. I'd certainly pick it up for $20.


    BTW, is that using the gamepad or mote/nunchuck? (and why so much hate for mote/chuck in Wii FPS's? It usually works pretty well unless the default controls are garbage like 007)

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  2. "Maybe that's the post-fixed video, us skimmers can't read it all you know."

    Haha, this is the fixed video. The blurry is on YouTube though:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=37yfIpwDI08

    "I do wonder how much the community will move onto the next game or if it will remain strong for awhile. You know, with new WiiU owners this holiday perhaps providing a surge of new players who would rather not pay a premium for the new COD. I'd certainly pick it up for $20."

    This is actually something I'm curious about, since the Wii Call of Duty titles didn't offer online until 2008, basically 2 years after the system launched and had a great install base.


    On controls, I was using the GamePad. I usually don't use the Wii Remote/Nunchuk controls now unless the GamePad battery starts getting low, mainly because I'm usually playing on JUST the GamePad with Off-TV Play. Occasionally I'll use the TV, and use the Wii Remote and Nunchuk controls with the GamePad on its stand to glance at the larger map.


    It's funny you mentioned the garbage 007 controls though, as I still get random hits on my "fix" post I did on the controls for that game.


    Thanks for the comment!

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  3. I see what you mean, even on 720p it's blurry and blocky/pixelated.


    Gamepad: That's right, I keep forgetting about the Off-tv play.

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