Interview with the September PSX-Scene Contest Winner….Facanferff

October 4, 2011

Many of you know the work that PSX-Scene member facanferff has been doing lately but for those who don’t he was kind enough to take a few minutes to tell us a little about himself, his future plans, as well as his experience in the PSX-Scene monthly contest.
Bio: I’m a student that never had anyone teaching me how to develop, I learned everything I know totally alone since my 10 years. My main “slogan” is “When we reach the top, we must go beyond any idea, any project…”. I respect each opinion I read, since they respect my opinions.

Why did you participate in the contest, and did you have fun?
I decided to participate for the main reason of proving to myself that I can challenge some of the other bigger developers, such as ThatOtherPerson. I enjoyed indeed, especially when I saw the “likes” for my project growing up while for ThatOtherPerson/RazorX their’s were growing too, making it a very tight race that could fall to any of the three.

Why do you think people voted for you to win the contest?
I think it was mostly because it was something different than anything else, it was not made available by anyone else. There were of course solutions like Youtube XL (that couldn’t give 1080p videos) and PS3Youtube that would need to download a video to see it in 1080p, but this facilitates it very much.

Why do you think people liked your project and were you surprised at the number of ‘likes’ you received?
I think that most people are Youtube fans that were waiting for a real “Youtube” in PS3 and this appearing made them enjoy what they waited for. About the number of “likes” I was indeed surprised, didn’t expect to get so many likes to win the contest.

Why did you decide to make this? Was it for the contest, or for other reasons?
I didn’t like the idea of downloading a video to be able to watch it in 1080p, so it came to my mind develop my own Youtube plugin for Showtime and there it is. It was also for the contest, but the main reason was indeed to be original.

Are you planning on any tutorials in the future to help others?
Tutorial?… Didn’t think about that but I don’t think so, I’m not the type of person that is redirected to teach others. But of course there may be exceptions like it happened with how to get RTMP links.

Do you have any advice for a newbie who is just getting into the scene?
Well, I think the scene is fairly easy to understand, but I would recommend them first to install Kmeaw CFW 3.55 and then follow the scene and when they are more confident, then install Rebug 3.55.2

What other things have you made, or do you have planned to make?
Well, at the moment I have a Seeon.TV being prepared for release.
About working projects, I’m working at the moment on a plugin for Muzu.tv and the much anticipated Navi-X.
I’m interested in creating a better GameTrailers plugin and maybe one for Gamespot or IGN, but I don’t want to promise anything.

What direction do you see the scene going in the next few months?
About the scene in the future… I think there will be “dark times”, but I think the ps3 scene will get over that and “reign the world” .

Will you be participating in future contests?
Yes, I will, the day in which I don’t participate is because I’m too busy with real life that I don’t have time to develop projects for that month.

There you have it. Congratulations to facanferff and thanks for taking the time to tell us a little about what you have planned in the future. We are excited to see what comes next!! If you haven’t checked out his winning submission be sure to take a look and provide any feedback or just say thanks for the great work on the Showtime Plugin: YouTube

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