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Help us test out our Live Video Chat by talking with The Escapist Staff today at 4pm!

We're beta testing a new Live Video Chat feature that will let you, our lovely readers, interact with special guests in real time. But before we let you loose on Escapist celebrities, we figured we'd work out the kinks in the system with the Escapist Staff. (Hey, it's their job to put up with shenanigans like this.)

That's where you come in. Today at 4pm EDT, we need you to join us for the Live Video Chat. It's really easy - just click this link and you'll be taken right to the page where the chat will be held. On the bottom will be a special IRC chat room, where you can ask questions that you'd like the staff to answer. Up top, you'll see a video feed of them as they struggle to come up with an answer that doesn't make them look dumb. Simple! Well, assuming nothing blows up, that is. Please note, if you are already logged into IRC, your nickname will not show up in THIS chatroom.

What game is Russ Pitts playing right now? What's John Funk's Pokemon dream team? How would Susan Arendt fix Wet? Why do police continually receive reports of screams coming from Jordan Deam's basement? Now's your chance to find out!

Please join us today at 4pm EDT to help us test the system. There may even be...a reward...(cue dramatic music).

To start, Click Here! We look forward to you seeing us LIVE! (This link will not be live until 3:45PM EDT - Sep 30, 2009 19:45 from now).

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Spinwhiz:
We're beta testing a new Live Video Chat feature that will let you, our lovely readers, interact with special guests in real time.

Well if this pans out, you must bring us Bobby Kotick!

...you know...for a thoughtful Q and A on the video game industry...and to watch him smile...

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I ( Might ) be there !

I don't have no fancy-schmancy video web cam for recording visual images. I do have a microphone for recieving and transmitting live audio. I could help test the audio front, but not visual, sorry.

T-Bone24:
I don't have no fancy-schmancy video web cam for recording visual images. I do have a microphone for recieving and transmitting live audio. I could help test the audio front, but not visual, sorry.

Questions for the staff will be in the form of text, in an IRC channel. The staff will be answering said questions using the magic of streaming audio /video. No webcam or microphone is required to ask questions, but headphones or speakers and the ability to type is a must.

Gorbek:
Oh fer, I thought I was late until I actually read the thing and googled EDT.

GMT -4 hours

Oh fer, I thought I was late until I actually read the thing and googled EDT.

So it's at about 9pm GMT?

Exactly how long is this going for? I have class during that time and won't be done for 2 hours after that. : /

Frank_Sinatra_:
Exactly how long is this going for? I have class during that time and won't be done for 2 hours after that. : /

We're shooting for less than an hour, sadly. Try to make the next one!

We're also (I think) taping this for posterity. If it isn't terrible, we'll probably post it on the site at some point in the future.

wow, this is awesome, is it done with webcams? xD

and will this be available for members after the staff have tested it >.> cause if so I may need to buy a webcam, since mine doesnt work :/

But yeah, I should be there! :D

Russ Pitts:
We're shooting for less than an hour, sadly. Try to make the next one!

We're also (I think) taping this for posterity. If it isn't terrible, we'll probably post it on the site at some point in the future.

Aww... Bananas.
Well you have an estimated date for the next one?

Frank_Sinatra_:

Russ Pitts:
We're shooting for less than an hour, sadly. Try to make the next one!

We're also (I think) taping this for posterity. If it isn't terrible, we'll probably post it on the site at some point in the future.

Aww... Bananas.
Well you have an estimated date for the next one?

Not yet. Stay tuned!

Curse this time zone.

Can anyone translate all of that EDT and GMT gibberish for all of us non-yanks?

CaptainCrunch:

GMT -5 hours

You sure? Because it's almost 8pm GMT now and...

"04:00:00 p.m. Wednesday September 30, 2009 in Etc/GMT-5 converts to
11:00:00 a.m. Wednesday September 30, 2009 in GMT" -timezoneconverter.com

I think it is smart that you guys don't have 2-way video. Wouldn't want all the hot gamer-girls flashing their bodies to Russ, Mr. Funk, and Susan...

The Infamous Scamola:
Can anyone translate all of that EDT and GMT gibberish for all of us non-yanks?

Pretty much this, I suck at time.

Nimbus:

CaptainCrunch:

GMT -5 hours

You sure? Because it's almost 8pm GMT now and...

"04:00:00 p.m. Wednesday September 30, 2009 in Etc/GMT-5 converts to
11:00:00 a.m. Wednesday September 30, 2009 in GMT" -timezoneconverter.com

So it was at 11 in the morning here in the UK?
damn

Jedamethis:

Nimbus:

CaptainCrunch:

GMT -5 hours

You sure? Because it's almost 8pm GMT now and...

"04:00:00 p.m. Wednesday September 30, 2009 in Etc/GMT-5 converts to
11:00:00 a.m. Wednesday September 30, 2009 in GMT" -timezoneconverter.com

So it was at 11 in the morning here in the UK?
damn

Well this was posted at like 4 PM GMT, so I doubt it.

GMT. EDT is 4 hours behind that (GMT - 4), so 7:45 GMT. At the linked site, pick your country, find the GMT +- # and apply it to that.

Also, I updated CaptainCrunch's GMT modifier to account for the 'D' in EDT.

It will be on at 9pm GMT. I think.

Approximately 1 hour from this post.

I added a timer. That should end all confusion, as long as you have your computer time set correctly.

The Infamous Scamola:
Can anyone translate all of that EDT and GMT gibberish for all of us non-yanks?

Dude, GMT is essentially "London Time". Non-yanks invented that gibberish. ;)

Will the whole thing be available to watch afterwards?
I don't trust my internet to live stream it right.

I never knew you could add timers to things, cool. But yes I will hopefully be there due to my friends all getting trapped in Dorothy Perkins (No I don't know quite how that happened).

404 not found D:

I'm already there! Help save us from Kross and his crazy dancing!

Russ Pitts:

The Infamous Scamola:
Can anyone translate all of that EDT and GMT gibberish for all of us non-yanks?

Dude, GMT is essentially "London Time". Non-yanks invented that gibberish. ;)

Greenwhich Meridian? I've never heard any brit say GMT.

Isn't there some sort of fourm tag that automatically converts time into whatever you have your time set as? As in, [Time=EDT]16:00[/Time] or something. It seems like it would be easy enough to do.

"404 Error: File Not Found

This page does not exist - the link you followed may be broken or out of date. Please check the menu above for the content that you're looking for."

Did I miss it or something?

TheHitcher:
"404 Error: File Not Found

This page does not exist - the link you followed may be broken or out of date. Please check the menu above for the content that you're looking for."

Did I miss it or something?

No, it's not up for another half hour-ish

Russ Pitts:

The Infamous Scamola:
Can anyone translate all of that EDT and GMT gibberish for all of us non-yanks?

Dude, GMT is essentially "London Time". Non-yanks invented that gibberish. ;)

Us British invented the whole idea of time, donchaknow!
/Pub_Landlord. :)

The Infamous Scamola:

Greenwhich Meridian? I've never heard any brit say GMT.

GMT? It's like BST in the winter. C'mon Scam, you know "Grennitch Mean Time"

TheHitcher:
"404 Error: File Not Found

This page does not exist - the link you followed may be broken or out of date. Please check the menu above for the content that you're looking for."

Did I miss it or something?

No, it's not up for another half hour-ish[/quote]

Yeah, I just read the OP and realised and was about to edit my post but you were quicker.

Now I look like an idiot :D

The Infamous Scamola:

Russ Pitts:

The Infamous Scamola:
Can anyone translate all of that EDT and GMT gibberish for all of us non-yanks?

Dude, GMT is essentially "London Time". Non-yanks invented that gibberish. ;)

Greenwhich Meridian? I've never heard any brit say GMT.

It's Greenwich Mean Time, and yes it's British.

Should have put up a time zone clock.

http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/

There EDT is New York. Look for the city closest to you and compare the times.

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