Season 13 has ended. I finished a painfully distant 6th in the table. Won 18. Drew 7. Lost 13. Scored just 59 goals and conceded a shocking 47.
There will be no miracle qualification for the Champions League next season. I’ve already had the notification that I’ll be playing in the Europa League.
Arsenal had a great season. There have been some great teams in my time on this Master League. The current Arsenal side is one of the best. They did the double over me. As did quite a few other teams, actually.
Arsenal had a few players in the Best XI—but so did I:
I had got something special lined up for today. I recorded myself playing a full match. I also did live commentary, using my actual voice, as I played. Alas, I left it until Sunday night to start editing the video. For various reasons it’s not ready in time for the post. Let me explain.
Recently I purchased one of those HD PVR thingumajigs. I got it specifically to record myself playing PES2012 on the PS3.
I had no idea that it would require such setting up, with so many wires. Naively, I thought it was just another box that would plug straightforwardly into the back of the TV, and record whatever was displayed on-screen.
Nope. It’s not. So let this be a warning: always do your research.
I have a PS3 connected to the TV via HDMI; my 360 is connected to the same TV via the Composite sockets.
In order to set up the HD PVR to record myself playing matches on PES2012, I have to plug the PS3 into the HD PVR, and then plug the HD PVR into the Composite sockets—where my 360 plugs usually. Then I have to change the PS3’s video output settings from HDMI to Composite. And when it’s all over, I have to unplug, and replug, and change all the PS3 settings back…
It’s all a lot of fuss that I could do without. ‘Can’t be arsed’ is, I believe, the relevant phrase here. So yes, this is strictly a one-off, probably.
I recorded myself playing all six of my last matches of season 13. I only did live commentary for one of them, Swansea vs. CCFC. This was the match I tried to have ready for today’s post.
The final file size was 2.5GB, and really looked great, but alas, it was taking hours and hours to convert into a movie (via iMovie, the built-in app on Mac).
I have various other apps that do various things with video files. One of them shrinks the file-size to something more manageable. I did that, and tried to make the movie again this morning, Monday.
Hours later, it’s nearly midday. The movie won’t be ready in time. I’ll post it here whenever it’s ready, hopefully sometime on Monday (but possibly not until Tuesday—I’m out and about today). Check back later.
I was pleased to have commentated and recorded on this match for several reasons. One of them was the performance of my immense DMF, Johann Neeskens. Yes, he does look like a bit like Eric Stoltz in Mask, but there you go.
After that Swansea match I had a nightmare run. I lost 1-2 at home to Stoke. I was absolutely slaughtered 6-1 by Everton. This is the other match that I’m working on converting to show in full. I hope to post it on Wednesday.
I only won one match out of my last 5 of the season. But these games are some of the best PES games I have ever played.
I’ll be staying on Superstar for season 14, and I’m probably here for good now. It’d take a truly wretched experience to deflect me from this course.