Best of 2007 – March

Our Best of 2007 series continues with March!

March 2007 was a time of expansion. We tried to grow to new frontiers. While some worked and others didn’t, it’s all another chapter in the history of StuffWeLike.

Best of 2007:
JanuaryFebruaryMarch April May

March

The Pipeline Club
Syndicate The Pipeline and get free advertising for it; why wouldn’t you want to?! That was the idea behind The Pipeline Club.

StuffWeLike Video Cast #11
After 10 episodes, you’d think we could make these things with a flick of a wrist! That’s apparently not the case. This episode featured the team going to a Seagate tournament. We didn’t set the audio to come from the handheld microphone so tons of background noise ensues and we get a useless episode. What a waste.

Our Media player gets a name
When we launched The Pipeline, we didn’t really have a name for it. It was just a mixture of videos uploaded by StuffWeLike. We realized that websites didn’t want to syndicate a player called StuffWeLike.com so we came up with the name The Pipeline. Yes it was really that simple.

Danny “Falls” Down stairs
This is another long story about the a**holes of the StuffWeLike team. When I was attending the Game Developer Conference, I sent an instant message to Mark Gravender. His replied message said that Danny Baruela fell down the stairs and had to go to the hospital. The next day I found out that it was Danny who wrote that message and meant it as a joke. These sort of “jokes” are totally not funny.

The Fatman Comes to StuffWeLike
The composer of the PC game The 7th Guest allowed us to air its music on the Video Game Music channel.

5,000 views
The Pipeline breaks the 5k mark! Yippeee

The Pipeline menu change
Looking back on what The Pipeline used to look like, I laugh and run away.

The Dorms
My first fictional video since The Next-Generation of Heroes. Damn I play a lot of whinny characters. 😉

Power Rangers: Operation Overdrive
Oh Power Rangers, when will you die? The new season of Power Rangers begins and it taints the brand name yet again.

Command & Conquer 3
I’m a huge fan of the Command & Conquer series, but I hated C&C Generals. Thankfully EA relaunched the series with C&C3 and they got things right! Of course I have still yet to purchase the game…

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Best of 2007 – February

Continuing with our Best of 2007 series, we take a look back at February. This month was the official start of the blog so from here on out we’ll have some fairly long lists of our top posts.

Best of 2007:
JanuaryFebruaryMarch April May

February

The Divine PR Exposition
The Divine is a PC game that a group of friends and I were working on. At 1am we launched a PR campaign with tons of screenshots, a trailer, wallpapers and random other stuff. That was an exciting and fun day. All day long we rushed to complete everything as the countdown clock ran on the website. To bad we missed our own deadline by an hour.

The Divine

 

StuffWeLike.com Video Cast #10
This makes it onto the list because this video cast episode was the last time Spencer Beebe was a host. We’ll miss you Spencer!

Welcome to 7.0
StuffWeLike officially launches version 7.0 of the website. This version includes the blog, although back then it looked totally different!

Fantastic Four 2 – Better than the FF1?
At the time it seemed as if Fantastic Four 2 could really kick ass compared to the first one. With the death defying Silver Surfer the movie looked solid. To bad trailers lie.

The Pipeline Has Bad Music
When we first started The Pipeline we had it automatically load and blast some music. Apparently people don’t like coming onto a website where music automatically begins to play. Who da figure?

News in The Pipeline
The Pipeline was the reason why I jumped on and changed the focus on StuffWeLike in 3 days. It was a very drastic move, but I just feel in love with the capabilities of the player. One of the first things that I tried was posting text press releases in the player itself rather than the blog. I thought it was cool, but later I found out that no one cared. Yay for me.

Video Game Music Channel created
Still experimenting with the boundaries of The Pipeline, I created one of my favorite shows on it the Video Game Music Channel. Ever since I started StuffWeLike, I’ve always wanted to do a internet radio show. While I did have a brief experience in that realm with version 2 of the website, this was the first time that I had full control over every aspect. Thankfully no lawyers have come knocking at my door yet!

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Journey music ROCKS

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There’s something about Journey that captures my ears and makes me rock all over my room. We whole heartedly welcome this fantastic band to The Pipeline.Don’t Stop Believin’ is probably one of my favorite songs of all time. The build up and then the rush is one of the best in any songs out there!

The Pipeline Accepts Sponsors

The Pipeline Sponsor

Get ready for advertisements to start appearing in StuffWeLike.com’s media player The Pipeline. However this does not mean we’re going to flood the player with ads! We hate “annoying” ads and understand that YOU hate them as well. We’re working with advertisers to create ads possible that don’t hinder your ability to use and enjoy videos on The Pipeline.

An affiliate program is also in the works so that you can make money off of these advertisements as well. Imagine being a blogger and embedding The Pipeline on your blog. All content will be automatically updated by StuffWeLike and you make a percent of the money that we make from the advertisements. It’s literally as simple as that.

Bottom line is don’t worry when you start seeing advertisements in the player. Support our sponsors and we’ll continue to support you by releasing great content via our blog and The Pipeline.

If you’d like to advertise in The Pipeline then email David Rodriguez davidrodriguez[AT]stuffwelike[DOT]com.

Flash Gets Updated

Flash is the program that the majority of internet video websites such as YouTube.com, SplashcastMedia.com, etc. use to air its videos. Today the developer of Flash, Adobe, has released a new and free update to the software.

This update improves playback speeds of Flash videos. So if you want smoother playback on internet videos, and we know you want to watch StuffWeLike videos in as high quality as possible, download the new update today!

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Ever wanted to know what good videos we have on our media player? If you didn’t realize it, everyday the player is being updated with new content. We now invite you to rate our content with a thumbs up or a thumbs down!

Honestly if you hate our videos let us know and we’ll never make them again – or try to make them better.

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