Category: YouTube

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.

This Week on YouTube: ArcheAge Looming

It’s the end of summer and the beginning of ArcheAge season! Katy and I have been super-hooked on the MMO since it’s been in beta and now free-to-play release. So much so that I forgot I have a YouTube channel. Fortunately, I’ve got stuff queued up through the end of the month. Stuff like:

The penultimate entry in my Summer Games series, Wii Sports Resort. Man, I love flying around Wuhu Island. I wish ArcheAge had real airplanes you could fly! While I was looking for more demos and unreleased material on the 3DO I ended up recording the entirety of the Sampler CD that came with the original console. It turned into a five part playlist that includes a hot 90’s overview of the console, some MPEG-1 video clips and previews of a some unreleased games.

It was also totally time for a delayed episode of my PlayStation Mobile roundup and I finally got around to testing out Bust A Groove 2 that I found at a yard sale for $1! Spoilers: it’s also really hard to play on an LCD display.

Katy’s channel is winding down with Sims 3 content and ramping up with ArcheAge coverage. She’s got a couple choice clips from her Style Savvy Trendsetters in Sims 3 series including Reed with some bees and some playful cats. I also feature prominently in one quick clip from Tomodachi Life. But what you really want to see is more ArcheAge right!? She’s got two parts from our early days in the Head Start (Part 1, Part 2) with probably many more coming!