As things are getting ironed out on the technical end, I’d like to take some time to announce some changes to expect when the show premieres… and when to expect that to happen.
First, the live show will no longer take place on Sundays.
When I started the show a year ago, Sundays seemed like a good day because everyone is home. I didn’t take into account that HBO already figured that out so everyone was already set with plans to watch their favorite show.
So when the show returns, it will be every Wednesday instead.
Second, the live show will be significantly shorter than it has been in the past.
I’ve given this decision A LOT of thought, and while it was often a lot of fun to do shows that went on all night long (Super Empire Strikes Back went on for over 7 hours!), it took away the sense of urgency and excitement that came with the shorter shows, and most people don’t want to commit to watching something that can potentially waste their entire night.
So when the show returns, each episode will be an hour and a half.
This doesn’t mean the show will never run longer, or that we won’t have special episodes that are longer. In fact, the premiere will be twice as long!
Third, from now on we will be using only original system controllers.
That means more accurate playing for us, and a more authentic look for you!
Fourth, all new microphone system.
In the past, there have been plenty of audio issues. This aspect always bothered me, and so I’ve taken this down time to perfect it. Each person on the show will have their own microphone and virtually all issues have been solved. That means no more stopping to fix issues or audio coming from only one speaker. Pretty good, huh?
Fifth, no more edited episodes.
While it was a lot of fun to edit together shortened versions of the live stream, such as Darkwing Duck, it just took up way too much time. While there will be highlights posted individually, most of the focus will be on the live show itself this time around. The live experience is really what drove the show in the first place, so I’d like to get back to that style.
I BEAT THE NINTENDO!
will premiere on
Wednesday, May 22 at 9:30PM EST
Hope to see you all there!