Category: YouTube

Either stuff we put on YouTube or stuff we found there.

Oops! My YouTube Channel might be gone for good

Oops! My YouTube Channel might be gone for good

If you were the kind of person to keep up with GameLuv on even a semi-regular basis, you might have noticed some disgusting gray YouTube thumbnails popping up across the site. Unfortunately, my YouTube account which I’ve had since 2006 has been terminated and it took nearly 2,000 videos down with it. How’d it happen? I’m still hopeful it’s a case of mistaken identity.

Last year my separate Delisted Games YouTube channel got hit with an infringement claim and was terminated. I then created a new, also separate account linked to my main YouTube channel to start rebuilding. After some time the sub-channel was logged out of my main account. I assume it was for security reasons because I hadn’t switched over to it for a few months and when I went to reconnect it a few weeks ago it must’ve tipped off the YouTube algorithm.

Possibly because both channels were named “Delisted Games”, the bot mismatched my totally-legit and still-active Delisted channel with the one that was banished in 2017. That kind of behavior is apparently a no-no in the YouTube EULA and so it dragged my main account down with it. That was a frantic and frightening thing to discover on a random Wednesday evening.

It’s been nearly a week since I sent YouTube my carefully measured appeal and I’m hoping the channel will be reinstated sometime soon. If not, the appeals will continue. If that still doesn’t work, well, I’ve got a lot of re-uploading to do… somewhere. DTube maybe? Until this shakes out please forgiven the gross gray thumbnails littering the site, and if you’d like to help me rebuild, follow along on the new Delisted channel. Even if I get my original channel back I’ll be actively using that one from now on for delisted work. I think a little decentralization is in order so 100% of my efforts aren’t totally lost again.

It Came From The Collection #4: Game Boy Advance SP “Actual Size” Pamphlet


EPISODE 4: Game Boy Advance SP “Actual Size” Pamphlet

Somebody flattened my Game Boy Advance SP! No, wait, it’s just a flat, fold-out pamphlet printed “actual size” which is a brilliant marketing choice for several reasons. Check it out up close and personal and now in 4K resolution and with better-than-ever audio. Let me know what you think of the quality and production.

✨ About the Show 
In hopes of bringing something a little more unique to YouTube I started ‘It Came From The Collection‘ to chronicle the gaming ephemera I’ve amassed over the years: flyers and pamphlets, pre-order tchotchkes, toys, posters, and all kinds of marketing paperwork. Follow the series on my channel and check out more of my collection on Instagram.

It Came From The Collection #3: PlayStation Underground Magazine


EPISODE 3: PlayStation Underground CD magazine

As a literal card-carrying member of the PlayStation Underground, I was always jazzed about the double-disc “CD Magazine” that Sony released in the late 90’s. I picked up the first two volumes several years ago on eBay. Let’s see how they’ve held up!

✨ About the Show 
In hopes of bringing something a little more unique to YouTube I started ‘It Came From The Collection‘ to chronicle the gaming ephemera I’ve amassed over the years: flyers and pamphlets, pre-order tchotchkes, toys, posters, and all kinds of marketing paperwork. Follow the series on my channel and check out more of my collection on Instagram.

Welcome to “It Came From The Collection”!


Ya know what there’s a lot of on YouTube? Playthrough videos. Seemingly every game that exists has been played, talked over, torn apart, and remixed with memes and South Park samples. In hopes of recording something a little more unique, I started this video series to chronicle the gaming ephemera I’ve amassed over the years.

I’ve never had a ton of money to spend on games, instead I’d grab all the free stuff I could from stores I visited or worked at. Free flyers and pamphlets, pre-order tchotchkes, toys, posters, discarded game cases, manuals, and all kinds of marketing paperwork. I’ve lost a lot of things over the years (and after moving SIX times) but I still have tons of stuff to talk about and show.

You can check out the playlist above — I even made a fancy trailer! — to watch all the current episodes. By the time this post goes up we’ll be onto Episode 2 so here’s a quick recap:

 

EPISODE 1: Mystery Cards & Blind Pack Opening
THE AUDIO WILL IMPROVE, I promise! This is the first episode and so it’s a little rough but I didn’t want to re-record after opening the blind card pack! Featured in this episode are Marvel Nemesis pre-order trading cards, and Duel Masters and Yu-Gi-Oh! cards that came with some early 2000’s video game releases.

 

EPISODE 2: Oops, Still more Card Packs!
After last episode I found even more card-shaped things to show off. Monster Rancher 4 and GUN pre-order playing cards, some knock-off Final Fantasy VII cards, and a whole bunch of Pokemon Snap terminal cards. They’re useless nowadays but they’re still so cool!

 

✨ Thanks for taking a look at my collection. Let me know what you think or if there’s something you’d like a closer look at. I’m totally up for requests. You can also see more of my collection on Instagram. I’ve been posting #RetroCollective pics there since 2013.

For New Year Chillin’: The Four Kings Casino & Slots Soundtrack


Every year around the holidays Katy and I seem to get back into
The Four Kings Casino and Slots. It’s a great, free-to-play social game from some of the people who made content for PlayStation Home. Alongside its numerous fun diversions is a wonderfully chill soundtrack that gets stuck in our heads for weeks. I couldn’t resist it this year and set out to record the music in three acts.

Part 1 is the Title Screen jam and all the funky songs that play in the main casino, the Bingo hall, and the Blackjack and Poker rooms. Part 2 contains the handful of thumpin’ bangers that play in the game’s virtual nightclub, and Part 3 has all the music from the recently added bowling hall.

I didn’t go nuts with the videos, it’s just a simple edit of screenshots and art from the game but one day it’ll all be gone and delisted so I figured why not also memorialize it alongside the music? If you could use something to chill out with today, take a listen, it’s quite good.