RTX 2014- Day 1 Main Liveblog

05:51 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- OH WAIT. One last thing before we go. Eddie Rivas is working on an RvB book and expanded universe. So there.

05:50 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Even though there will be plenty more questions and thanks to go around, we've got plans for an interview with Iron Gaming on the convention floor, so that's a wrap for RvB! Thanks for joining us today!

05:49 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Q5: Obligatory thanks to all of them. Now a request for Joel. In Caboose's voice, explain why you hate babies.

Joel: I need a writer. 

05:47 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Shannon: "The plot point that only happened in Episode 8 of this one season, he knew it was all going to happen again. He's thinking seasons ahead."

05:47 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Burnie: "Miles has done a great job of getting the voice of RvB."

05:45 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Q4: How hard has it been to write around plot points where you didn't expect them to go that long?

Miles: I will relate Joel's answer that there are no plot points. 

05:44 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Q3: Can you give a message to the assembled fans in your character's voice?

Chaos ensues.

05:44 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Q2: What are Theta and Iota's attributes in Project Freelancer.

Matt: Iota was smallness, Theta was skateboardiness.

Burnie has confirmed this.

Q3: Will we learn any other of the Freelancer's real names?

Miles: Spoiler question.

05:43 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon-

Miles: We can do up to three episodes a week, but then we start getting mad at each other.

05:41 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Q1: How long does it take to film one scene?

Really depends on the scene.

Joel is busy attempting to get Chris back. 

05:40 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Ground rules: No questions on future plot. No dumb questions.

05:40 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- And now it's time for Q&A. Cue the epic Hunger Games race for pole position.

05:39 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Joel: I need Josh. Don't take him. And now he's with RvB. THANKS JOSH.

05:38 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- So there you go guys. The answer to the most asked question: How do I work at RT?

05:36 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Chris talking about how he got hired by Rooster Teeth, so he started the Minecraft Mini-mations, and he was then brought on remotely to do the AH animated recap. But before that even, he entered the Season 9 music video contest. His entry consisted of Tex kicking everyone.

05:35 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Miles is evidently a tottering old man with Alzheimer's.

05:33 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Matt remembers in Season 10 when Miles would literally not stop listening to Gangnam Style. Fortunately, the episode turned out fine.

05:32 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- The conversation is just pinging back and forth, everywhere. One minute epic sax guy, the next What Does the Fox Say? 

05:31 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Matt is so grateful that the team has been working so hard making dumb horn sounds.

05:29 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- The agenda today according to Miles: "the stupid shit that goes on while we make the show".

05:29 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Joel comments and compliments the writing for being great, very funny. Burnie remarks on just how many people there are in this room.

05:27 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- And we've got Joel, Miles, Kyle, Josh, Chris, Ray Haddock (not to be confused with Ray from AH), Shannon, Matt, and finally, but certainly not least, Burnie.

05:26 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- We've got all of the cast members, Burnie is gently reminding Miles that the panelists would have liked to be introduced personally...

05:26 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- And we're back! Here we go, everyone is coming out now to fill out the rest of these chairs. It's a great episode, look forward to it on Monday.

05:10 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- ...and he's gonna show us the next episode right now. No spoilers will be provided here though. He does tell us it is fifteen (15!) minutes long. 

05:09 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Miles is on stage, and making fun of us for the cliffhanger.

05:08 PM on Friday, July 04

Simon- Miles says: "Previously on Red vs. Blue..." Cue a highlight reel of the most recent episode.

05:07 PM on Friday, July 04

Alex- The lights dim, the crowd cheers, and we are underway!

05:06 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis now with Sam at the Patch-
Q: Why do you have to be married Ryan?
Ryan: Legitimate heirs I guess???

05:04 PM on Friday, July 04

Alex-Phew, not a moment too soon! Simon and I arrive as they are giving away the last of the chairs, it is fully packed here in the Main Hall.

04:53 PM on Friday, July 04

Alex- While Sam is at the Patch, Simon and I will be heading over to the Main Hall where we will be letting you know whats going on at the Red vs Blue panel!

04:43 PM on Friday, July 04

Sam - According to Ryan the death of Warcraft was WoW, Gus and Ryan are glaring at each other.

04:39 PM on Friday, July 04

Sam - According to Ashley the scariest part of Fallout 3 are the feral dogs.

04:34 PM on Friday, July 04

Sam - This just in: The Hourglass is equivalent to an albatross.

04:24 PM on Friday, July 04

Sam- Hi everyone, Sam here with front row seats for the Patch, starting in six minutes.

04:24 PM on Friday, July 04

Sam- Hi everyone, Sam here with front row seats for the Patch, starting in six minutes.

04:23 PM on Friday, July 04

Alex- We just had a lovely chat with the people from Certain Affinity, look forward to Sam telling you all about whats happening at the Live Recording of The Patch here on our main feed.

03:25 PM on Friday, July 04

Alex- Just finished chatting with some lovely folks from Respawn Entertainment, make sure you check out wordfaire.com/rtx2014panels where Davis is reporting from the RTAA panel.

02:21 PM on Friday, July 04

Alex- Back in the media room, getting ready for our second interview and happened to bump into Burnie Burns. As always, nicest guy, taking the time to talk to everyone who had a question while his Guardian PA and the PR organizers did their best to keep him on schedule.

02:05 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis- How do you come up with names?

Miles Kerry: Sometimes we start with the name of the team then figure out names, other times we have a name we really like and make ridiculous names to match them, it's like a ridiculous game of scrabble.

01:55 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis- We also learn episodes in season 2 will be longer, closer to 12 minutes each and there will be extra content

01:54 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis- More questions: Is it hard to animate women in RWBY since triple A developers can't? Monty: you can only do what your engine allows, didn't anticipate background people and on delivery had to have silhouette.

01:51 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis- Someone asked about the lack of gore? Answer: If you have a soul you have an aura, grims don't have souls so they do bleed.

01:47 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis- And I should point this out, this was at Warner Brother's request. Obviously there is a market.

01:47 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis- Warner brothers Japan is going to dub and produce RWBY in Japan in Japanese. Interesting that RT is exporting Anime-like animation to Japan.

01:41 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis- Also, for you collectible fans, they've announced plushies for the main RWBY characters.

01:36 PM on Friday, July 04

Davis- First big update is that there is a Rwby video game in production, playable on the floor. Ruby only playable character currently, Yang will be playable soon.

01:06 PM on Friday, July 04

Phillip-Just some of the awesome attractions on the show floor.

12:57 PM on Friday, July 04

Phillip-Deadpool says hi.

12:56 PM on Friday, July 04

Alex- Alright everyone, we are getting close to the first panels of the day. Davis will be letting you know whats happening at the RWBY panel while Simon and I will be at our secondary live blog (http://www.wordfaire.com/rtx2014panels/) to let you know whats going on at a panel entitled "From Pong to Peggle: The Evolution of Video Games and Psychology". Sit tight and enjoy.

12:35 PM on Friday, July 04

Phillip- GameDistiller's Simon Wu interviews Dave and Adam from Iron Galaxy Studios. Look for the interview to be out on our website soon!

12:25 PM on Friday, July 04

Phillip-One, big, happy, well armed family.

12:04 PM on Friday, July 04

Phillip- Meet the Spartans.

11:22 AM on Friday, July 04

Phillip- Hello from RTX, day 1! This is Phillip reporting from the Austin Convention Center, helping out Simon and Alex. Beautiful day as we celebrate July 4th and the beginning of RTX 2014!

11:06 AM on Friday, July 04

Alex- Just settling in here in the media room at the Austin Convention Center. Let me tell you, air conditioning is a wonderful thing! That aside, we are setting up as we get inside an hour till the start of the convention. Whats everyone looking forward to the most? Tweet at me @WGG_ram to let me know!

09:12 AM on Friday, July 04

Alex- Hey Everyone! Alex from GameDistiller here in Austin, Texas as we get ready to head on over to the Austin Convention Center. We will be updating here all day on the happenings at everyone's favorite Machinima-originating gaming and internet culture convention. Follow Simon and me here and on Twitter @wggswu and @wggram throughout the day for sneak peeks of interviews, panels, and booths on the floor.

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