Monday, December 15, 2014

Welcome Back


     I've come a long way since I've last streamed on Twitch - some of you may have even seen the first half if it. Having a job, the second half, has been a fantastic experience so far. Multiples better than my previous employer, GameStop. I work with friends, drink wine and converse with customers about things going on in our lives. It's like I'm living in a small suburban neighborhood and I'm getting to know everyone. Meanwhile, I've got the roar of NYC buses down the road. I've never been happier.

Okay, enough with that. "What is this post about?" you may ask. Well, to keep it brief, I love GamingOwl. It is a break-away hobby of mine that brings a lot of joy, but I did not enjoy the immaturity that surrounded it when I left. Yes, GamingOwl is going to be much more grown up. Don't think that means I won't occasionally be doing crazy voices or freaking out over in-game moments, it doesn't. Let's just say we're turning things back down to a nine from an eleven in terms of wildcard behaviour. It's certainly not the quietest of beginnings, *as my ears continue to bleed from Adool's laughing*.

I love you guys/gals. I've virtually (literally) grown up with you. I've met so many great people through broadcasting, some of which I've even met in person! Never did I imagine doing something as simple but as cool as that. Gaming has become a universal language. No matter the age or ethnicity, a few simple taps on your phone screen, clicks on a keyboard, or trigger squeezes with your favorite controller, they all either engaged or entertained us in some positive way - and will continue to.

Doing it right, the wrong way.

     I've always taken such care into the things I put out on the internet, especially when this community is concerned. A life lesson I've learned the hard way, is that you will not always get it right the first time - usually not the second, either. It's something we keep hearing, but don't fully understand until experienced. You have to keep trying, over and over. Never give up.

Form did not follow function for me, it was the other way around. A lot of time was spent doing things that wouldn't affect the end result when it came to the viewer-end of the spectrum. Too much time spent on little effects, touches of flare or whatever. I always wanted it to look professional. And you know what? Being professional is great, but it was not prioritized correctly. I promise to try my best to just get some real content out there for you all on a consistent basis.

The situation, and how you can help.

     A perk of my job is I usually start my shifts around the late afternoon/early evening, meaning I've got time to do my usual 11 AM US EST stream for a few hours. But that doesn't leave enough time to continue doing anything productive for the community. Hell, I might even switch it back to 10... tell me what you think. GamingOwl people, I need your help! Doing this takes a lot of time, energy, commitment and effort. It's not a walk in the park. So I need some extremely talented individuals I know are reading this to help keep this thing alive. Tell us how you could help at our contact form and we'll try to get back to you as soon as possible. As a little bonus, using this on your resumé wouldn't be a bad idea at all if you get a role for us! You'd also get a number from me for you to reference if your potential employer requests it. It provides a great opportunity to get a taste of the gaming industry and remain connected among some of the most talented and educated people I've met. Teamwork is crucial. I know we can do it!

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Sunday, August 17, 2014

Custom Carnage 7: Are We There Yet?

Game: Grand Theft Auto V
Platform: PlayStation 3
Date: Friday, August 22nd [Convert]
Time: 11:30 AM US Eastern
Watch it LIVE: [GamingOwl TV]


*IMPORTANT*

  1. You must include "CC7:" before the title of your track to allow faster playlist creation (e.g. "CC7: Deej is Rockstar Verified").
  2. Your track must be a greater than or equal to 4.00 miles in length.
  3. Your track must be a Point-to-Point race.
  4. All tracks must allow up to 16 maximum players.

REGISTER - VIEW RACERS
Green boxes = user confirmed for the event.

Monday, August 11, 2014

Custom Carnage 6: Speed Run Kings

Game: Grand Theft Auto V
Platform: PlayStation 3
Date: Friday, August 15th [Convert]
Time: 11:30 AM US Eastern
Watch it LIVE: [GamingOwl TV]


  • The track must be newly published. A previously created circuit cannot be used in the event.
  • All tracks must allow up to 16 maximum players.
  • Include "CC6:" before the title of your track to allow faster playlist creation during the event day. (e.g. "CC6: BJ's Crashed Mercedes")

*IMPORTANT*

Your track must be less than or equal to 1 mile in length. You can check the length of your circuit at the bottom right hand corner of your screen when in the creator.

REGISTER - VIEW RACERS
Green boxes = user confirmed for the event.

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Custom Carnage 3

Game: Grand Theft Auto V
Platform: PlayStation 3
Date: Friday, April 4th [Convert]
Live Broadcast: [GamingOwl TV]


  • To register for this event, post a link to your custom race in the comments below along with your PlayStation Network ID. You may post two races for this event.
  • The track must be newly published. A previously created circuit cannot be used in the event.
  • Include "CC3:" before the title of your track to indicate that the track was created for the event. (e.g. "CC3: Barkei's OCD Pills Run")
  • IMPORTANT! You will need to be in our TeamSpeak server (ts.gamingowl.com) during the event.
Registered Racers:
  1. LukaX23 [Broadcaster]
  2. barkei [Dude Eat Doge & Better Than Roadkill]
  3. iLawliet__ [Beeline & Logger]
  4. oooyababie [RIP Thumbs & Back up track]
  5. Big-_-t0ny [Feltzererer & REQUESTING BACK UP!]
  6. DEEJAYB1874 [My Name Is... & Teatime For Tony]
  7. oldskl [lumps & HONK]
  8. supsupb0i [RIP in chickens & Yes]
  9. Benjamin_crossen [Chihuahua RACE]
  10. SHERIFF-FCVPI [Heel and Toe-nail]
  11. mdmusicpl [No]

Sunday, March 9, 2014

GTA V PC Listed on GameStop Website

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Browsing GameStop's PowerUp Rewards website, I came across Rockstar's famous Grand Theft Auto V listed for PC. The game is currently only available for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360, so maybe PC players will finally get some love. If true, I personally hope for a fully optimized experience that won't require and insanely high-budget gaming machine to run at 1440p.

Non-News: For those of you looking for a Rockstar crew, feel free to join the official GamingOwl crew. This allows you to join us during our Twitch TV broadcasts in crew-only sessions on PlayStation 3.

Could Rockstar really be working the long-rumored PC version of Grand Theft Auto V? 
Let us know what you think.

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Custom Carnage 2

Game: Grand Theft Auto V
Platform: PlayStation 3
Date: Friday, February 28th [Delayed]
New Date: Friday, March 7th, 2014 [Convert]
Live Broadcast: [GamingOwl TV]


  • To register for this event, post a link to your custom race in the comments below along with your PlayStation Network ID. You may only post one race.
  • The track must be newly published. A previously created circuit cannot be used in the event.
  • Include "CC2:" before the title of your track to indicate that the track was created for the event. (e.g. "CC2: Sheriff's Doughnut Run")
  • IMPORTANT! You will need to be in our TeamSpeak server (ts.gamingowl.com) during the event.
Registered Racers:
  1. GamingOwlTV [Broadcaster]
  2. SHERIFF-FCVPI [Vinewood Dash]
  3. iLawliet__ [ParKing]
  4. barkei [Tire Nutz]
  5. deejayb1874 [The Second Floor]
  6. Big-_-t0ny [Hectic Skidz 2]
  7. sigma659 [Insert Deck]
  8. Benjamin_crossen [Night Ride]
  9. oooyababie [CR0C0T0N0S Chicken Run]
  10. Neidl32 [In Her Harbor]
  11. oldskl [Sprunk Invitational]

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Custom Carnage

Game: Grand Theft Auto V
Platform: PlayStation 3
Date: Friday, February 7th, 2013 @ 11AM US Eastern [Convert]
Watch Recording: [GamingOwl TV]


  • To register for this event, post a link to your custom race in the comments below along with your PlayStation Network ID. You may only post one race.
  • The track must be newly published. A previously used circuit cannot be used in the event.
  • Include "CC:" before the title of your track to indicate that the track was created for the event. (e.g. "CC: Marko's Kart Track")
  • You will also need to be in our TeamSpeak server (ts.gamingowl.com) during the event so that we can set the track settings to your liking.

Registered Racers:
  1. LukaX23 [Two Wheel Fury]
  2. oldskl [Vinewood Rally]
  3. barkei [Fridgit]
  4. SHERIFF-FCVPI [Terminal Velocity]
  5. neidl32 [Plum Smugglers]
  6. big-_-t0ny [Hiker Biker]
  7. oooyababie [Buoy nice track]
  8. Benjamin_crossen [No place to PARK!!!]
  9. supsupb0i [no re]