“Wait” Problem

The long wait is almost over. Episode Nine of The Leet World releases next week! As always, we’re not going to commit to a specific date- but it will be here next week for sure. All of the sweaty palms, fingernail biting, and general fretting will finally be over as you see what becomes of your favorite characters in the next half of Season One. And trust me, we’ve got a lot of great stuff in store for this half.

I figured I’d bring you guys a couple more screenshots to help satiate your appetite, even if just slightly. Also- there might be another special preview of Episode Nine during the weekend. Just saying.

The Break Room Spotlight on Ellis

If you’re interested, here is some rad gaming news from around the internetz: EA Calls Fox Out (this story is so full of drama, I love it), Super Mario 2 is better with drums, a date for GTA IV, kids teabagging kids, and the Wii is set to dominate the Cube.

Nine To Five

As promised, here is the song from Damn Dangerous that was composed for “A Day in the Life of a Turret”. We don’t talk about Jace and his music as much as we should, but seriously- he makes our videos what they are. This newest song, “Nine to Five“, is a perfect example of how music can take a piece to the next level. In the near future, there will be more ways to get your hands on the music that is featured on The Leet World.

Shutting Down the WOPR

How about a nice game of chess?

Wow. What a crazy weekend.

As you are no doubt keenly aware, our server got- well- served. Thoroughly. “A Day in the Life of a Turret” has been a huge success, to say the least.  I guess people like them some Portal videos.

Much thanks to Digg, Kotaku, Joystiq, Destructoid, 1Up, Next-Gen, XBox 360 Fanboy, and all the others that pushed massive traffic (read: tens of thousands) to our humble abode, whose walls could not withstand the battering ram of the insatiable, tentacle-ey interweb.

Now that things have slowed down, we are re-hosting what will be forever known around Smooth Few Films as the video. There are a few places to find it.

Click here to see the download links. An Ipod version will appear soon.

GamingTV has kindly hosted some mirrors for us. GamingTV Mirrors!

Expect the Damn Dangerous song to appear on our site tomorrow!

As promised, here are the first screenshots from Episode Nine of The Leet World. Obviously, we’re not going to give much away, though there is a small revelation about the setting. Enjoy!

Nice hat. Phone-ing. Strategery.

Hello Computer…

So there’s been tons of traffic coming through here today for the Portal video, “A Day in the Life of a Turret”, which you can find below. As a result, things are a little sluggish around here, but it should all be cleared up over the course of the next day or so.

Also, I’d like to take this time to push people to Jonathan Coulton’s website, because hey, he wrote “Still Alive”, and he’s a plain awesome dude.

A Day in the Life of a Turret

Downloads: Quicktime, Quicktime HD, iPod, WMV.

If a turret bitches about its job and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound? You bet it does. “A Day in the Life of a Turret” catches two turrets on the job during a typical day at the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, and the monotony that lies within.

The background music is by Damn Dangerous and is called “Nine to Five“.

Portal: A Day in the Life of a Turret

If a turret bitches about its job and nobody is around to hear it, does it make a sound? You bet it does. “A Day in the Life of a Turret” catches two turrets on the job during a typical day at the Aperture Science Enrichment Center, and the monotony that lies within. Enjoy!

Here are some download links:

MIRRORS: GamingTV

(Please use the mirrors first to give our server breathing room.)

640 x 360 Mpeg 4

HD MPeg 4

640 x 360 WMV

HD WMV (coming soon)

IPod (coming soon)

Also, expect the first screenshots from Episode Nine in the next couple of days.

The Long Holiday

Tonight or tomorrow, there will be a new short up from Smooth Few Films. While this short is not “The Leet World” related, I think you guys will really enjoy it. Also, its release officially marks the end of our break from The Leet World. While we’ve already done just a little for Episode Nine, production will ramp up in full force after today. I thought that would make you gents and gals happy to know.

Also, if you’re up for watching a Hitchcockian Half Life 2 machinima, check out this nifty piece from Xanatos, a respected member of the machinima community, as well as one of our own forum-goers.

The Leet World Podcast, Episode 3!

As promised, the first bit of content is here for your enjoyment, The Leet World Podcast, Episode 3. We answered a few of the questions that people asked on the forums in this podcast, and cover a wide array of topics including: Episode 8, the Domination character, CSS vs Gmod, The Over-Achiever, my addiction to gamer points, creative differences (disagreements), and Daniel’s dislike of dark places. For the most part, it is nothing but TLW content.

All of this clocks in at a fairly reasonable time of under 20 minutes. Give it a listen:

http://www.smoothfewfilms.com/audio/podcast/tlwpodcast103.mp3

Keep in mind that any “spoilers” or “hints” that we may give about upcoming episodes in the future of The Leet World series are just jokes… or are they?

Check out this thread in the forums to find out more about the questions that we either didn’t have the time to answer, or that we did answer but had to edit for time’s sake.

And, remember, to subscribe to the podcast feed, put this link into your feed reader:

http://www.smoothfewfilms.com/wp-rssaudio.php

Coming Soon…

When there are no updates, you should know that lots of stuff is going down. Things you should expect this week:

1) The Leet World podcast, Episode 3

2) Another short from the Smooth Few Films gang (not CSS or Halo related).  You won’t want to miss it.

3) The first screenies of Episode Nine

These things will be here soon, my friends.  Soon.