We're passionate gamers because we're sure that videogame is art from long time and, so, their makers are artists too. We're passionate internet citizen because we're sure that it can give voice and bring first hand information to everybody by itself. That's why Gamecora TV is here.
That article, despite its focus is on gaming, depicts an idea I've always had about internet: it has the capabilities to give information from the original source but this practice is not as common as it should. Having first hand information is crucial for making your own opinion about facts instead of making your own opinion about opinions: you'll discover what's right, wrong, fair and unfair by yourself.
Keeping this idea in mind, we started the opensourced project JSTV that, thanks to some code and magic, can aggregate informations from various sources and show them in video/reel form, that sometime looks like a train station display or a thematic TV channel, mainly picking the idea of Nintendo Direct and extending that to any topic and source.
But is there anything better that turning an idea to its source in order to test its effectiveness? So Gamecora TV was born: hundreds of hand-picked videogame official sources squeezed in a long and ever changing video in which game developers, publishers and any kind of party broadcasts their first-hand news. You'll see obscure and clever game developers, businessman from well known publishers, game screenshots and videos talking by itself. Nobody in the middle.
When your browser reaches Gamecora TV, it will randomly choose 50 news feeds from the Gamecora TV database every hour. Regardless the published date, the author, the genre or the relevance, it'll pick the original information, cut, sort and spread it in different TV programs and prepare a video for you. It'll also select some nice music by Arnaldo Brenna, our official musician. All you'll see will be some nerdy progress bar and a big play button. Hit it and start watching.
Gamecora TV offers a number of thematic TV shows, which goes on air randomly and with different lenght every time. Which you'll like?
Gamecora TV is included into the JSTV as demo project, so you can download, contribute or simply have a look to the sources downloading them here. All the code is MIT/GPL2 but I'm pretty sure that if you want to hear more techno babble you should keep an eye to the JSTV project home page.
JSTV, the core of Gamecora TV was coded by me, KesieV, with the valuable help of Sublime Text, but it's quite obvious that it's just a square with some knobs without its database, intro and outro creativity, logos and site review. Well, everything that's not coding was made by Bianca, my girlfriend, with the help of Inkscape, Gimp, LibreOffice and a huge amount of effort and time. And, whenever we could work as a duo, everything should have some creepy Daffy-Duck-Style beatbox as background music without...
Thanks to Giuseppe and Giovanni La Scala, Gabriele Sala, Stefano Fioretto and Alessio Gatti that shared their gaming passion with us making the Gamecora TV idea better... without knowing!
Last but not least, huge thanks to Canecora, our resident peluche that passed the last 4 years watching us playing videogames and gifted the project with his own name. It is surely the most informed on gaming of the house.