Yes the contest is over and the winners have been announced, but before I get to that, there’s something I have to straight talk here. Actually multiple things.
FiXT facebook page announced the top 10 entries for the finalist however, there was one major change, and that is they disregarded the voting poll. The contest rules indicated that:
The general public will vote at the end of the contest via the FiXT Facebook App for their favorite video(s) to become finalists. Only the top 10% will make the cut based on the public vote, so drive your fans to watch your video and spread the word!
FiXT basically handpicked the top 10 videos based on their judgement which I guess is great for folks like me and few others who rightfully deserves so, but for FiXT to suddenly change the rules like that without giving any notice beforehand loses a lot of respect for the company. That’s like saying X Japan announced a new album will release in 2010, 3 years later still no word on the new album. I can see why the high voted contestants are angry. All that effort in spreading the word only to end up being useless. FiXT, the next time you setup a contest like this, be concrete on your guidelines otherwise you’ll lose consumers and have a bad reputation to your name.
Now that the first issue is outta the way, let’s see the top 10 that were chosen. This is in no particular order by the way.
I admit I was surprised by this list here in both a good and bad way. The two videos I voted for made it into the finalist. One entry I thought for sure was gonna make it wasn’t on there which is Pr0digy89′s entry. But whatever, moving on. Now for the top 5:
Alright now here’s where I really have to rant. Aside from mine, this top 5 is utter bullshit. Wookiez is fine there but the others shouldn’t. I watched Kenshin and Jasjatik once more to see why it made to the top 5. My response is… What the hell is this garbage? How the hell did these two make it? Visstnok and Clayman90 deserve that placement since their editing was legit. But for those other two to be on there is an insult. I’m not gonna waste my time criticizing them so go watch the video yourselves and see. It should be pretty obvious.
Within a few minutes, they announced me as the Runner-up. Then afterwards… FaZe SLP has been announced as the grand prize winner. Here’s the video:
I know this guy is an after effects whore but watch the video then watch mine. Tell me who’s the better editor. The special effects are nice but the editing is sorely lacking. And yet, fans are overpraising him for being the best editor. I don’t see how the editing is good, it’s mediocre at best. There’s no energy here. The beginning of the video had a momentum going but afterwards, it fell flat. When you’re using a high energy song, you have to match that drive to the video, that way it’s effective to feel the adrenaline. It’s like going in a roller coaster without any intensity or thrill. It’s an overall very meh entry. People need to understand the difference between editing and MONTAGE because that what the video basically is. Doesn’t matter how many after effects you insert, if the editing is missing then it’s a failure. For those fanboys who are about to ridicule me for being a hater or butthurt, I’m a video editor by profession. So don’t tell me what’s the best editing or not.
I would choose Visstnok as the runner-up for the contest since his editing pretty solid. My only gripe is how short it was.
I think the main reason why my video didn’t win is due to that mouse cursor that I accidentally left in a few clips. That indeed was very unprofessional of me and should’ve taken it more seriously. In the end, FiXT team and the gaming community needs to know what real editing is. For FiXT to choose those couple cruddy entries in the top 5 over the ones that had actual edits is very disappointing.
I won this hentai manga in Project-H’s giveaway day in their twitter feeds. Out of all the giveaway contests I entered, it just had to be a hentai manga for the win, not that I’m complaining though. Just seems a little out of the field. I received the prize within a few days in a nice packaging actually.
Usually, I’m very picky when it comes to hentais in general. Looking at the cover had me skeptical. Surprisingly, With A Dictionary And No Skirt gravitates towards my kind of hentai manga. It’s a collection of short stories romance softcore hentai with great artwork tastefully done well. It’s about 200 pages and the book size is bigger than your typical manga volume. To sum it up in two words, it’s… short & sweet. Not as heartwarming as Project-H’s other title Knock Me Up but still worth the read. If I were to pick a favorite story from this short, it would be “Her Questions & A Problem”.
However, there are a few gripes I have. First is the censorship. I don’t know if its the Japanese publishers that’s calling the shots here or it was originally like this but these white out censors are mood killers and renders it laughable. My second point is the price. $17.95 is a stretch especially since it’s censored. $10 would be the most I’d be spending on these kinds of manga. Amazon is the only place that has it for less than $13 currently.
Microsoft’s Xbox boss Don Mattrick has spoken out to defend the Xbox One’s $500 price point, saying the company is in fact over-delivering value with the next-generation system.
“It’s a lower number than some of the analysts had forecasted,” Mattrick said on Bloomberg TV. “We’re over-delivering value against other choices I think consumers can get. Any modern product these days you look at it [and] $499 isn’t a ridiculous price point. We’re delivering thousands of dollars of value to people, so I think they’re going to love it when they use it.”
You’re not helping, Microsoft.
300x more slow motion, 300x the CG, and 300x the army(?).
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