I know that it’s not that big of an update, but I finally did an update to the header, logo, and background of the Website.

The update to the header was necessary because the Christopher Eastman.com text was very hard to read, so it finally got a much needed update to a simple white text with a black outline color. Additionally, I revamped the images behind it with some pictures that I took over the years. I may end up doing a further revamp to the header later on, but for now, I’m pleased with the results.

The logo didn’t change too much, but I ended up replacing the image that I created in Adobe Illustrator CS5.1 with a photo that I took at the 2018 Tokyo in Tulsa Christmas Party and did the appropriate updates in Adobe Photoshop CS5.1.

The TV scan background was finally replaced with a much darker shade of gray to make the layout pop and stand out.

Overall, I’m hoping that these changes will be aesthetically pleasing to those that visit the Website. I still plan on developing a layout that is mobile friendly, but for now, I’m happy settling with the changes that I made.

The Website Poll is still available for people to vote on, and it ends on February 2, 2018. If you haven’t had a chance to check it out, feel free to do so if you have the time.

I’m a day late posting this, but I wanted to wish everyone a Happy New Year 2018!

I’m going to be working on a few things this year related to photography, trying to get my Let’s Plays released to my YouTube channel, and trying to do more Live Streams on my Twitch channel, so I’m going to break them down one by one.

I’m still planning on doing photography for free, but I’ve had quite a few people say over the years that I should charge for my services. While I still don’t plan on charging for my photography services, if people want to donate/tip me for any photoshoot that I do, you are more than welcome to do that. I’m not going to specify a donation/tip amount, so if you want to donate/tip, feel free to donate/tip me what you think is fair.

For my YouTube channel, I need my own space and new computer equipment to enhance my ability to produce new Let’s Plays. I’m going to work towards saving up money to build a new computer and save up money towards getting my own apartment. I know that I’ll need around $2,000 to $2,500 to build the computer that I’m planning, so that will be one of my major goals for 2018. I’ll still produce Let’s Plays at my mom’s place, but they aren’t going to be as frequent as they were when I started doing them (largely because my mom is retired, and it would seem odd for me to appear that I’m talking to myself).

With my Twitch channel, I’m working on becoming a Twitch Affiliate. There are four criteria that I would need to reach in order to become eligible for Affiliate status:

  • Stream for 9 hours in the last 30 days
  • Stream for 7 unique days in the last 30 days
  • Reach 3 average viewers in the last 30 days
  • Reach 50 followers

The thing that I struggle with the most is getting new viewers to my Twitch channel, so I’m going to try to experiment with that and see how I can reach a target audience while streaming games that I would enjoy.

This is actually the perfect segue to my next topic 😛

After nearly two years, I finally have a new Website Poll available for people to vote on. I bought Final Fantasy Origins and Final Fantasy Anthology some time ago but haven’t played them yet. I thought about doing a Let’s Play over them, but I think it might be more interesting to do a blind run of one of those games as my first Final Fantasy that I’d play seriously (I’ve henpecked at Final Fantasy VI before but quit after a few minutes). Anyway, the new poll runs until February 2, 2018, so feel free to vote on it if you want.

All and all, I hope that everyone has a fantastic 2018. I’m going to try to be more active on my Website since there are several personal projects that I want to get done, and I am really hoping to get them accomplished this year. As usual, whenever I Live Stream on Twitch, I’ll post on my Facebook page and on my Twitter feed.

Ciao for now!

Note: This is mostly going to be a copy and paste from http://www.destroyerx.net/, but I figured I would go ahead and post it here as well. The rest of the text is below.

In all honesty, I’m fairly certain that no one is visiting this Website anymore since I haven’t made any progress towards getting the Website relaunched, but for those that do, it’s time to make the announcement that I really hoped I didn’t have to make.

The Destroyer X Network will not be returning.

These days, I have not made any progress towards relaunching the Website, and considering that there are so many Websites on the World Wide Web that have been up for over a decade, even if I was to get it relaunched, I will not be able to create enough content to have a Website that people want to visit for cartoons and gaming.

Not only that, we are still in the eighth generation of video game console gaming, and I am incredibly far behind to making a Website dedicated to it. I cannot even begin to imagine how far behind I am with cartoons, but I still don’t even have a plan on how I would want to design a relaunched Destroyer X Network.

As far as gaming goes, the spiritual successors to the Destroyer X Network at this point happen to be Christopher Eastman.com, my YouTube channel, and my Twitch channel.

Destroyer X Productions will continue on since it’s my business Website related to Web Design and Web Hosting solutions.

I’ll likely be importing any gaming, cartoon, and anime reviews to Christopher Eastman.com and doing some minor updates to them, but I don’t see myself importing the rest of the content at this time. However, I’ll be retaining them on my computer in case I find things I want to import.

I will be retaining the http://www.destroyerx.net/ domain name for now, but on January 1, 2018, it will officially redirect to my YouTube channel.

To those that have followed me all these years from Destroyer X’s Cartoon and Video Game Information Home Page to the years when the Destroyer X Network was active, thank you all so much for your support all these years. Although the Destroyer X Network will not be returning, Destroyer X will continue to be around the Internet for many years to come.

Christopher “Destroyer X” Eastman

Note: I accidentally uploaded the unedited, RAW version to YouTube on November 10, 2017 instead of my edited version, so this is a re-upload of that video.

It has been a long time coming, but after a three year hiatus, a new Destroyer X Productions Quickie has been released on my YouTube channel.

In the video, I mentioned a few brief things regarding what been going since the Destroyer X Productions Quickie that I posted on October 24, 2014, but the main focus of the video is regarding my social media goals and how to grow my brand (or lack of a brand). If you watch the video long enough, you’ll notice that I threw in an interesting incentive if I end up meeting my social media goals.

Whether or not I meet those goals, it’ll definitely be fun to try 🙂

Due to preparing for the Tokyo in Tulsa 2017: Worlds|Collide: Pirates vs. Ninjas, I completely forgot about the fourth anniversary of Christopher Eastman.com.

However, I did end up finding out that Google Custom Search ID stopped working for some mysterious reason, so that temporarily broke my search input form and my search page. After a bit of troubleshooting to figure out what caused the issue, I was able to get the Website Search running again.

With that being said, Happy Fourth Anniversary to Christopher Eastman.com!

On June 16, 2017 (almost two years ago), I uploaded Let’s Play Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes – Part 7, and I ended up getting busy with work, taking pictures at various events, spending time with my niece when I can, and other circumstances. The entire Let’s Play series would end up being dormant for two years, and I often wondered when I would restart my Let’s Play series.

Well, an opportunity presented itself recently, and I was finally able to record the commentary for Let’s Play Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes – Part 8 and get it uploaded to my YouTube channel.

As we left off two years ago, Solid Snake was able to defeat Psycho Mantis and save Meryl from his telepathic control. Now, the duo must traverse the Caves in order to continue to reach Metal Gear REX. However, the duo end up getting ambushed by a very experience sniper.

With Meryl in danger, Snake will need to find a way to take out Sniper Wolf and save Meryl before time runs out.

Note: I did not realize that YouTube turned off the ability to add or edit annotations on May 2, 2017 until I tried to edit my End Slate annotations for Let’s Play Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes – Part 7. Because of that, I will be ending End Slate (which I was inspired to adapt to several of my YouTube videos after watching Yuriofwind’s YouTube videos). The rest of the videos for Let’s Play Metal Gear Solid: The Twin Snakes will not contain End Screens, but I will begin to use them for future videos.

Happy New Year everyone!

So far, the year has been relatively quiet and slow, but it has been pretty peaceful. Work continues to keep me busy, and I am still working on getting back into the swing of things with my Let’s Plays. Until then, I will continue to maintain somewhat of a presence on my Twitch Channel.

My 2017 convention season does not start until March, and even so, I am not sure how many conventions I will be attending this year. However, I will try to keep everyone posted on the Website, and everyone will continue to see the pictures that I take on my Facebook page.

I know that this update was a relatively short one, but I wanted to let everyone know that I am still around, and I hope that everyone has a great start to 2017.

See You Space Cowboy…

Merry Christmas 2016!

I know that the Website has been lacking in updates the entire year, and I truly apologize for that. My hope is that I will be able to bring more updates to the Website for 2017 regarding my Let’s Plays and photography. I have been making micro updates to the Website (mostly to My Anime List) and stream on the Twitch Channel every so often, but as you can tell, I have not posted anything major since the video that I shot back in October 2016.

Currently, I am looking at exploring new avenues for linking my Facebook albums to my Website, but I would need to find and test some WordPress plugins that would be able to accomplish that task. If I am able to find something, then I’ll look at replacing the current albums with the Facebook albums (additionally, if I am able to accomplish this, it will alleviate some resources to my Web Server). Also, I am looking into developing a new liquid/fluid layout that I can use for the Website. Very likely, I’ll develop the layout for Destroyer X Productions first since it is a much smaller Website, but if the work bears fruit, then I will look into doing a redesign for Christopher Eastman.com. With my full-time job keeping me pretty busy, this project will take some time to complete.

All and all, for those that are working, those that are not working, those that celebrate it, and those that do not, I want to wish you all a very Merry Christmas 2016 and Happy Holidays 2016.

See You Space Cowboy…

It has been over a year since I last uploaded a video to my YouTube channel, and while I did not upload a new Let’s Play video, I did upload a short video that I shot at Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con 2016 during the Will Friedle and Christy Carlson Romano panel.

For Wizard World Tulsa Comic Con 2016, I decided to rent the Sony Alpha 77, and I was absolutely blown away at the quality of the pictures that I shot with the Digital SLR camera. While I mostly focused on pictures, I figured I would see how the camera would handle when recording video. For my purposes, the camera did not disappoint me at all, and I was truly pleased with the results.

If you get a chance, check it out 🙂

Ladies and gentlemen, I finally have a list of most of the video games and all of the computer games that I own on my Website. For those that are interested, My Computer and Video Game List lists all of the computer games that I have purchased or downloaded that are free-to-play and all of the video games that have been released from the Sega Dreamcast to the Sony PlayStation 3 (all of the video game systems that preceded the Sega Dreamcast were not included at this time).

For those that are interested in seeing me do a Let’s Play or Live Stream from that list, feel free to let me know by sending me an E-Mail from the Contact Me form.

Obviously, I have no plans to do a Let’s Play over the games that I have already Let’s Played unless a new version is released with additional content (even so, I’ll probably just make an Extra Video to that Let’s Play). However, as far as Live Streams are concerned, that entire list is fair game.

Game on!

See You Space Cowboy…

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