Category: YouTube

Of 2014: The Most Watched Videos (on my Channel)

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With over 168,000 views in 2014, my YouTube channel is more popular than GameLuv has ever been. I should probably be turning every post I make into a video but text is way easier to bang out and I don’t have a “camera ready” personality. So, with very little shame I present the “winners” for ‘Most Watched YouTube Videos (on my channel)’.

Battletanx “Snuggle Bear” Nintendo 64 Commercial (5,252 views)

For a video that was up for just over half the year, this commercial for a largely forgotten Nintendo 64 game sure drew the views. Is it because it’s only 35 seconds long? Is it because the thumbnail sports a plush, cuddly rip-off of the Snuggle brand Snuggle Bear? Or is this game more fondly remembered than I thought? I wish I knew because I’d love to post more videos this popular in 2015!

Body Harvest Pt. 01: Greece, Stage 01 (3,045 views)

I think a lot of people came to this one out of curiosity. I’m no expert on collective consciousness but it seems like the word is slowly spreading on this proto-Grand Theft Auto game and people want to take a look. But they don’t want to look for too long; the other 9 parts of the series only have 3,000 views collectively and the count trails off as it gets to the end.

Special mention goes to Part 10 for being my most commented video of 2014. This is where I get stumped by the game and give up playing, disappointing all who had come so far to see an ending. Maybe some day I’ll cheat my way through it and put an end to this black mark on my name. Eh, maybe.

More Split Screen Earth Defense Force 2025! (2,855 views)

I have no idea why this video was so popular! Katy’s videos combined barely gathered 700 views but this 50-minute chunk of us playing split screen with a crummy headset between us nearly hit 3,000. Such are the mysteries of YouTube view counts.

The New Tetris (2,195 views)

Now this one I totally understand. The New Tetris is the best Tetris in my opinion and if people didn’t come snapping at it to see its hot visuals then they stayed around for its amazing soundtrack. I wasn’t able to monetize it but the music is just too good to cut out in order to make a few pennies.

Action! Adventure! Shortcuts! It’s Beetle Adventure Racing (1,931 views)

This is another one I completely understand because 1) Beetle Adventure Racing is outstanding and 2) people really want new arcade racing fun. The real mystery here is why it got 241 views on August 5th when it was published five months earlier with an average of eight views a day. Was it reddit? It was probably reddit.

This Week on YouTube: How Did I Never Play Star Control 2!?

It’s time we stopped playing around with these modern games and got back to what really matters: The 3DO.

I was reminded by a friend that I had promised months ago to finally play Star Control 2. It was a game I’d only ever had a demo of in the 90’s and never managed to buy. Turns out, at some point I did wind up with a disc-only copy that’s been sitting around for years now.

Man, Star Control 2 is great! Half of the things I love about Mass Effect 2/3 and FTL were laid down in this game! You can check out my first blush with the full game here. I’ve also got another installment of Prison Architect up where things really start growing and another recap of the week’s PlayStation Mobile releases.

This Week on YouTube: More stuff that isn’t ArcheAge but also ArcheAge

That ArcheAge. That’s one helluva game. I tried to record some games that weren’t ArcheAge but I just ended up recording ArcheAge instead. If you are interested in the MMO I’ve got three relatively short episodes where I try to cover all the different stuff you can do in the game. (Episode 1, Episode 2, Episode 3)

I did manage to pull myself away from the game long enough to start a series with Prison Architect which I finally picked up in a bundle. If you like trying to stave off complete chaos while choosing the texture of your floors it’s worth a look. And even though I haven’t posted here each week I’ve managed to (mostly) keep up with my PlayStation Mobile series.

Katy hasn’t posted a lot on her channel recently but since my last update here she did record some play time with Tomodachi Life. She’s got two parts up; here and here.

This Week on YouTube: Some stuff that isn’t ArcheAge

You… tube? What’s that about? What’s this “internet” I’ve been hearing about in Faction Chat? All is ArcheAge nowadays. Though Katy and I are hopelessly lost to Trion’s latest MMO we did get some other stuff up on YouTube over the last two weeks.

I’ve been keeping up with the PlayStation Mobile marketplace on the Vita, highlighting interesting looking games and making a good dramatic reading of their descriptions. Meanwhile, Katy spent some time (and several episodes) with the free web game, Gridland. It’s an interesting combination of resource gathering and RPG-esque development played out in Bejeweled.

This Week on YouTube: Summer’s Over Speed and more videOST

Summer’s finally over and I sent it out with the last installment of my Summer Games series: Wakeboarding Unleashed. Man, that’s a hella Summer game! I followed that up on Monday with a long-overdue series featuring all of the courses in Speed Racer: The Videogame. That game’s got some zany track designs and hypercolor visuals that I can’t seem to get enough of. It was also Totally Time for PlayStation Mobile again this week.

A couple more one-off soundtrack entries went up this week as well. A comment on my Fishing Resort video requested the title theme so I whipped that up during some ArcheAge downtime. And there was another 3DO track, this one from Crystal Dynamics’ Sample This demo disc that I have always had spinning in the back of my mind.

Continuing the 3DO train this week is a clip from the “Interactive Learning Cube” series that probably no one remembers fondly: Slopestyle. This hyper cool FMV education title will teach you how to snowboard and inadvertently introduce you to the sounds of Man or Astro-Man?. I can’t even confirm if this “game” was ever released it’s so obscure and forgettable.

Katy’s channel has some more footage of us running amok in the ArcheAge head start. There’s Part 3 and Part 4 to check out. We’re still trying to figure out the best way to record some more alongside our guild-mates but it’s… complicated to say the least.