ZOMG – The Redhead is Vlogging!

Xbox Kinect Denver Well, you’re getting a taste of The Redhead on video a BIT earlier than I’d planned. I had video blogging slated to begin on September 1, but an event last week kicked my plans into high gear. I was invited to attend the “sneak peek” event for the soon-to-be-released Xbox Kinect system here in Denver. I’m not going to say anything that’s not already in the video, but I’ll supplement it with this: video games and computers were a staple in my house growing up. From Atari to Coleco Vision to the Commodore 64, we were plugged in and competing. My brother mastered Pitfall and I was an avid Frogger fan. My sister latched on the The Smurfs. The holy grail, however, was the Atari.

Games were $30 (THIRTY DOLLARS) and my mother stood in line at Sears for more than one of them. Last Thursday night’s event convinced me of one thing…okay, TWO things:

1) I still love video games.

2) The Wii is dead.

I’ve condensed it into 6 minutes and hope you enjoy.

***Per FCC regulations, I have to disclose that Xbox has not compensated me for the review and information contained in this post. However, I did receive a Flip MinoHD as a gift for attending the event. Thanks to Edelman PR and Xbox for the kind gift! You’ll be powering my video blogging efforts from here on out.

50 comments
The Redhead
The Redhead

That makes of us, Rach. We do what we need to do in order to get by.

Pipsersmom
Pipsersmom

I just can't believe he's gone. That's all.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Honestly, I'm hooked. Glad you liked it, too!

Shelly
Shelly

That was awesome for your first vlog! I never mastered Pitfall or Frogger :( I loved Kaboom :)and.. me thinks I need one of these - I LOVE that it has NO controls.

David E
David E

Yup, that looks hooked to me. Hot too ;D

David E
David E

The guy at 2:14 has the makings of someone who is totally hooked!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Yeah I used the Flip MinoHD cam and iMovie on the Mac. The whole thing took me about an hour, plus about 1.25 hours to export and then upload to You Tube! The kickboxing was an ass-kicking workout. I was sweating! LOL.

Cherry Woodburn
Cherry Woodburn

Congratulations - you're a vibrant, verifiable vlogger now. Whoo-hoo. My younger son was and remains a gamer. I thought he was nuts until I tried Mario Brothers and Dr. Mario. Then he progressed way beyond me. The Wii was fun and I was exhausted after the boxing one. How'd you feel with this? Good fun and cardio?Did you use a flip for this? Pretty easy to make on the mac? I thought the way you did it was quite creative. Go Reds.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Thank you. BCBG goes geek ;-) (and yeah - it's freaking awesome)

Tessa Harmon
Tessa Harmon

Not a gamer, but that? Looks freaking awesome.Also, I enjoyed the shoe moment.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Yup - there ya have it! A real, live redhead ;-)

mmangen
mmangen

Yea!!! So fun to see what you look like beyond the avatar!

The Redhead
The Redhead

Sounds like it's time to beg for an Xbox!

Eileencook1
Eileencook1

Love the Vblogging my fiery redhead lova!! You've got me convinced on getting this. Problem is, my Wii is just sitting in my bedroom after I begged and begged for it! lol xoxoxo

The Redhead
The Redhead

Huh...well, I didn't see any stupid cartoony games. But hey - he's a gamer and knows what he likes! You should see if there's a Microsoft store in your area demoing the Kinect.

Jim Raffel
Jim Raffel

Yes, well I just talked to him about it...the response. "I think it's dumb. All it will work for is stupid cartoony games like the wii." Well, like his Dad he's got an opinion and isn't afraid to share it!

Jim Raffel
Jim Raffel

Well that's going to reconnect me with the lost teenage son. :)

Big L
Big L

Nice work! You're right, iMovie is fantastic and more templates would be useful, indeed! (Get on that, Apple!) The only thing I give thumbs down to is that I'm not anywhere near ready to accept the Wii as dead. Will Mario & Luigi ever REALLY be dead? :) They are kings.

igster101
igster101

Great vlog debut. Im not sure this will consign my wii to the closet just yet bu, I like the thought of no stupid platforms or controllers.

The Redhead
The Redhead

You guys are entirely too kind, especially considering I was expecting to get laughed out of town...iMovie made it really easy - I just wish there were more templates available.

parkridgedds
parkridgedds

I agree with Brandon...the video is very professional. I just experimented with my first video this weekend that I will be posting on my business website this week and believe me....it looks NOTHING like yours. Maybe it's all about the Apple ;-) Can't wait to see more of your vlogging.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Diana - coming from you, the Queen of the Bit Rebels blogs, I take that as a HUGE compliment!

The Redhead
The Redhead

It's outrageous, Lisa. Put it on your Christmas list!

The Redhead
The Redhead

But not better than a spanking...just sayin'.

The Redhead
The Redhead

Glad you enjoyed - it really did allow me to tap my inner geek girl in a most feminine way for a few hours :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

I didn't get to try the racing game and am curious to...all of the other movement games were awesome. Again, I'm sure it depends on the type of gaming you prefer, no?

The Redhead
The Redhead

HAH! Well, thanks for the compliment, Brandon. I must give all credit to iMovie - it made the process simple :)

BrandonH
BrandonH

Forget the topic, this was just way too professionally edited to qualify as a vlog. Let alone a first foray into vlogging. Nice editing chops.

Michael Fierro
Michael Fierro

People have been saying that the Wii is dead since its launch. I am not gonna vote against the champ. Kinect seems cool for dancing/exercise/body control games. But it looked very un-natural for the racing games, which naturally lend themselves to a controller (e.g. a steering wheel).

The Redhead
The Redhead

Awww...shucks, Amy! Glad you enjoyed! And yes, there will be one a week from here on out.

Amy Oscar
Amy Oscar

Loved it! I learned (in a fun way) about a product I'd never heard of; I now want the product (badly!); you've shown that Vlogging can be so much more than a talking head in an office recorded on a WebCam. In other words, great production! And you are absolutely adorable. More please!

danperez
danperez

I can totally see you as a bowling champ (Ok, not really). May I offer some video advice?

Dean Fitzpatrick
Dean Fitzpatrick

Impressive! Yours was the first video blog I've ever watched...never considered watching or starting one, but now the wheels are turning...

Clemens
Clemens

Awesome! Thanks for the reply & keep up the blogging :)

The Redhead
The Redhead

The system was very intuitive! Really loved the chance to test it out! After a few tries per game, I was hooked.-----Original message-----

Vernacular Ninja
Vernacular Ninja

Awesome sauce.Never too late to resurrect your love for video games. Good stuff Erika.

Erroin Martin
Erroin Martin

Cool. I am one of those "geeks" who would like to know how it works

Lisa
Lisa

wow....looks amazing. i think i need one.

Spencer
Spencer

Very well done! Loved you "first" Vlog. Keep 'em coming :) and ..... boy I got to get me one of those LOL

Diana Adams
Diana Adams

Wow, really nice! I love this! Thank you. ;) Hard to believe this is your first video blog, you look like a pro. Lol :)

Clemens
Clemens

Looking good, awesome how competitive people are! Great preview. Was it easy to pick up for you? A lot of information on Kinect and its game can be found on http://bit.ly/123kinect - maybe you should give that a look if you're triggered by this video on Kinect.

Trackbacks

  1. […] I arrived, this perky little smart ass of a guy. I couldn’t help but to smile, even when he was making fun of me for being the only person to explode during the tai chi game or when he was flipping me shit for my […]

  2. […] snacks, and get me to tweet/blog/Facebook about the event in return. Last year, I got to attend a sneak preview of the Xbox Kinect system. This year, someone at Dave & Buster’s thought it would be a good idea to invite me to […]