2 weeks ago
One of our favorite things about making the show Million Dollars, But... is the day that we get to sit around at the bar and debate the ridiculous scenarios we have concocted. The heart of the show is the "clarifying round" where people get to ask questions about their idea to really figure if they would do it. And now, we have a way for you to experience that as well. I am proud to announce our first ever card game: Million Dollars, But... The Game, which goes live on Kickstarter at 12:01 p.m. CT today.
Ever since Lazer Team, I have been trying to find a way for us to recreate the awesome experience of our crowdfunding campaign. It was such an incredible community experience that ran for 30 days, but lasted for over a year. It made our first-ever feature film possible, and created unique experiences like theatrical screenings and the "Infamous 535."
Our first step into the world of tabletop gaming seems like a perfect fit. Our goals are much lower this time around (cards cost less than movies), but it's a great way to introduce our game to the world. And we have some really cool social games planned for the stretch goals, which we will announce once the dust from our launch settles. We even got to make one of those ridiculously pretentious announcement videos.
Thanks for your support. I hope you love the game as much as we have loved designing it. #ButStuff
3 weeks ago
If you listen to the podcast or were around during the Lazer Team campaign, you probably know that I am a huge fan of crowdfunding. I often show up with some bizarre gadget that I backed which will (I am sure) change my life immeasurably for the better. And the Lazer Team campaign was an awesome, summer-long community event that reminded everyone in the world just how massive and supportive the Rooster Teeth community is.
Sadly, the story for crowdfunding the last few months has been some very high-profile projects failing to deliver the products that were backed. The goal for our campaign was to deliver the first-ever Rooster Teeth movie, and we did that in ANOTHER record-setting evening of crowdsourced screenings all over the globe. You guys should get a record for breaking records.
As Lazer Team heads into the home stretch toward a retail DVD/Blu-ray release, we wanted to pause and evaluate the progress of the campaign, break down the funds, and lay down some dates for the final deliverables.
To that end, we have produced the following report card which tells you everything you need to know about the project we made together:
Any questions or comments? Hit us up in the discussion below!
The final physical deliverables are the signed scripts, which have been manufactured and are currently being signed by members of the writing staff. The digital scripts will go out when the physical ones do.
Scripts being signed:
That leaves the last digital stretch goal: three more installments of my favorite show, Game Time. Next week, I will sit down with three new guests to record those episodes. I've already announced Meg Turney and our production designer, Marcus LaPorte. I am happy to say that my final guest will be Lazer Team co-star, Mr. Michael Jones. Prepare your ears.
Thanks again for all your support during Lazer Team. It would not be the same movie without you!
2 months ago
Spoiler warning for Episode 5 of TAR28 below.
A lot of people on RT, Reddit and Twitter have been asking how we managed to beat Sheri & Cole to the mat for sixth place when they landed so far in front of us. If you go to the CBS website and watch Episode 5 We're Only Doing Freaky Stuff Today at 39:24 you can see the exact moment we passed them.
3 months ago
Here we go...
First thing to note: the leg start time for each team is based on how we checked in for the previous leg, so Ashley & I will be starting 6th, one minute after Brodie & Kurt (if you check in at the same time you start one minute later).
Also, Scott & Blair have to do one extra task this week (Speed Bump) because they were save by a non-elimination leg last week.
Mr. Olympia 1998
Questions answered by burnie
Thanks, Gus. Just keep pluggin' away. You'll get there.
| Asked by: doomtroop83 3 months ago
I'm usually racing to hit my calorie move goal by the end of the day. I don't drink really. So I basically just browse the web. The say you aren't meant to look at screens right before falling asleep but I do it a lot.
| Asked by: EvilPun 3 months ago
Nah. Part of the Q&A sessions at live events are about the interaction. I know people outside the events will often criticize the question askers, but it's not their job to entertaining. That's our responsibility. If questions get too bland, we'll just talk for 15 minutes before taking the next one.
The only thing I hate is the fake "oh is it my turn?" "is that what my voice sounds like?" performance garbage that some people do. I have warned audiences many times that once you get to that mic you are part of the show. I have no problem blasting you in front of 5000 people the same way I do to Gavin or Joel or Gus. It's how we show love. Basically, if you do something to slow down the energy in the room we will quickly move to get it back.
Ashley's cat Nutmeg loves me, but she wakes me up every single day and yells at me. We get in an argument every morning. Somehow, Ash sleeps through it.
| Asked by: Stephanie 3 months ago
Last time, we hung out and took photos for about an hour. I imagine we would do the same this time.
| Asked by: Bally520 3 months ago
The single hardest I have ever laughed was when I interviewed Kara for the What Do You Know show about guy movies. Her Back To The Future answers were so funny and when she said which way the car travels through time, I lost it. I literally could not stop laughing for ten minutes. They cut all of that out because my host character is meant to be supportive and deadpan, but that was just too much for me.
Nope. Vines are hard. I have lots of respect for Vine artists.
| Asked by: Sarronix 3 months ago
This might sound rude, but I've been trying to find a way to say this for a long time: I never open the flash drives people hand me. It's not that I don't like to review people's work, it's that I don't trust a flash drive I don't know in any of my computers. It's far better to have an online repository and just send that to me in a link. Sorry.
I also don't eat baked goods that people give us at conventions. But I do appreciate them. And Blaine eats it all.
| Asked by: MogarMalcolm 3 months ago
Sure, but that's really the commentary on the DVD.
I would never spoil anything in RWBY, even if I knew.
| Asked by: Mr_Spooky 3 months ago
Games is our fastest growing division. Follow Michael Hadwin on the site and/or Twitter.
| Asked by: TheAdmiester 3 months ago
Sure, I will be the guy talking about Tharsis non-stop and not knowing what The Witness is.
| Asked by: Thatguynamedjlo 3 months ago
Crossroads, trashy style
Walking Dead, Jessica Jones, Mr Robot
I have been working through a huge backlog of movies as well. Just watched John Wick. It was great.
| Asked by: CrazyOrange 3 months ago
Sure. Reviews don't scare me. I think I said this on a podcast after our festival run, but it's inevitable to get some bad reviews. People are brutal when talking about movies. A videogame can have parts that are broken or missing on day one and still get a 9/10. Movies don't get that same pass. I am just very happy the audience likes it. It may seem like a forgone conclusion that the RT audience would like it, but that's not at all the case. There's been plenty of shows our existing audience hated. If that had happened with Lazer Team, we would have had a big problem on our hands.
| Asked by: Jayylexx 3 months ago
We have tested cooking in a couple of different formats. I think the people who enjoy cooking most don't really have time to pilot a new show that far off the beaten path.
Pancake podcast is this week and I am super excited.
| Asked by: Jumpers 3 months ago
They are hiring an editor right now.
| Asked by: dizzyblinker 3 months ago
Just keep using the site and posting awesome stuff. I saw that Awesome On Its Own was making a return and that made me very happy.
| Asked by: Joee 3 months ago
Actor -- narrative shorts and our featured productions like LT and Crunch Time
Director -- not really directing much these days, but as a Producer I will say Immersion
Writer -- Featured Productions and developing new series
| Asked by: turtles730 3 months ago
Sure. We moved in the middle of last year so we had to change our setup, but I can tell her you would like to start again. I'm a little reluctant to admit that I don't play that many games anymore. In the last six months I have played FO4, some Just Cause 3 and a smattering of smaller Steam games. It's one the reasons I'm not ever on The Patch. I don't have much to talk about.
| Asked by: KennyCargill 3 months ago
Last few years I have focused on work in front of the camera rather than behind. 2016 will put me back in the Director's chair.
| Asked by: hollytogel 3 months ago
Probably the Carribean for vacation and Australia for just general travel. Once, I went down to New Zealand and rode the train from Christchurch to Greymouth. It was an amazing journey. If you go, eat the whitebait.
| Asked by: TonyMejia 3 months ago
It depends on the job. If you mean a personality/artist job then there is no requirement. A lot of our personalities never went to university. Some didn't even graduate high school.
Joe The Cat is about eight years old. He's getting super fat in retirement.
| Asked by: AdamBurton 3 months ago
Matt was telling me that the box office numbers in UK were higher than in US even though it has 1/5 the population. My response was "RTUK?", he punched me.
I would love to have the US show be a traveling show the way MineCon does. But I know how radically inefficient that model is. Hopefully we can do more touring-style events like the LT screenings, Let's Play Live and Dude Soup Live.
| Asked by: The00Devon 3 months ago
I wish I had a better answer than "I know it when I see it" but that's really the main answer. Also, our writers have to be fast. It's just the nature of what we do.
All better. Stitches out and just stretching it every day.
| Asked by: audiophonik 3 months ago
There's nothing you can do about it. Some things are constant on the internet. You can't ever say what the weather is like where you are, because people will just tell you why it's worse where they are. You also can't mention an event without people being upset that you aren't coming to where they live. No one sees all the other responses and obvious jokes when they are making their single post.
| Asked by: lmnakama 3 months ago
I could not be happier. Watching fans all over the world have mini-meetups was absolutely mind blowing.