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I saw this in my recommended part of YouTube recently and thought I'd share for anyone interested in the history of obscure hardware:

 

This lady knows her stuff:

 

Here is a TV with a Famicom built in:

 

 

And here is the strange history of iterations of the Master System:

 

 

There isn't a lot in her channel as it seems she runs a fairly successful independent video game store as her day job (I guess one that may specialise in some weird stuff (and likely being under 30.  Sickening)) but the few bits on there are pretty interesting.

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Oh yeah man she’s awesome. Owns the Pink Gorilla game stores in Seattle, the flagship store is hands down the best game store I’ve ever been in - huge selection of  retro and contemporary, and the best prices I’ve ever seen not from a private collector. 

 

I picked up both SMT: Devil Survivor games on DS for $15 each.

 

If you ever go to Seattle (which you totally should) make sure Pink Gorilla is on your ‘to do’ list. And also Raygun Lounge.

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I saw this video the other day and have since gone back and watched most of this guys stuff and it's genuinely brilliant. 

 

 

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On 19/12/2018 at 22:20, RikSP said:

Owns the Pink Gorilla game stores in Seattle

 

I think that’s where Phil from Player One Podcast took his haul last year iirc.

 

 

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So I've been following this YouTuber for a while and I'm just gonna share.  Dunno if anyone else here likes video essays but I love them, and Lindsay Ellis is the queen of them.

 

I think the best thing she has done is a three part series on Peter Jackson's The Hobbit.  It makes it like a feature length documentary on the behind the scenes goings on that shines some light on why it wasn't The Lord of the Rings.  First part here:

 

Spoiler

 

 

Her stuff is mostly literature and Film based (but I did hear she got numerous offers from videogame sites but this was during the height of GamerGate and she was like "ha, nope!"(and looking in her back catalogue shows she's not an outsider to the scene)).  But her channel is just packed with amazing insights into nerd culture.

 

Like there is this great video on the Megan Fox's character in the first Transformers movie:

 

Spoiler

 

 

It's just I saw her most recent video tonight and remembered that maybe someone else would like to deep dive into stuff the reflects this dumb world we live in:

 

 

Sometimes it can get kinda heavy but stick with it since it is idiot proof by the end.  I mean I understood it.

 

But yeah, shout out to Lindsay Ellis.  Top tier YouTubing, here.

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I need to watch more of her stuff,I watched her Nostalgia Chick videos and she was clearly a talented reviewer. Course,she steers well clear of that persona now,for good reason.

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Along the lines of Lindsay Ellis is a YouTuber I follow, who I believe has worked with her in the past: Dan from Folding Ideas 

 

This would be his newest video. His critiques are often pretty insightful and on point. Someone who has a genuine eye, not just for films, TV, video games etc but the processes that go into making them behind the scenes.

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Found this playthrough of Demon’s Souls.

 

 

If the broadcasters were about, I’d recommend the non-From games to think about, like Salt & Sanctuary, The Surge, Nioh, etc.

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I’m pretty sure they’re gonna be covering the non-From games once the From games are finished/as they release. 

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If they played through Salt and Sanctuary or Lords of the Fallen or Death’s Gambit etc that night give me an excuse to play them too.

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If anyone has seen Troy Baker and Nolan North do their stuff together, you know they're a good team.

Now, Nolan North is playing through the Uncharted games for the first time. This should be a cracker of a series.

 

 

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Nice, watched some of their stuff for first time over weekend, really enjoyed it,

May give this a watch.

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Some good comments on that episode, my favourite being, "Troy: Gamer. Nolan: Man who knows that games exist."

 

They're giving some interesting background on how it was made, for example Amy Hennig more or less writing scenes on the fly, reacting to how the actors would portray the roles.

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In light of the Legacy of Kain series, can't say enough praise about Amy Hennig as a writer. On that note (as I've been waiting for a segue into this vid for a while)...

 

 

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So I'm just going by the podcasts but some have said they're interested in getting into fighting games but get put off. 

He're is my favourite content maker on fighting games.  He's a commentator (my fave, actually) usually but got into streaming on Twitch but edited versions of his stuff gets put on his YouTube channel. 

 

He does tutorials for fighting games, watches back and examines pro matches and sometimes letsplays unrelated games but with the quick wit and observations of an FGC commentator.

 

I think it's a cool channel to follow: eg

 

 

 

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Made my first StrangePlay video in about 4/5 months experimenting with a new format.

 

Got some kinks to work out but I'm pretty happy with how it turned out for a first attempt, and people seem to be enjoying it so that's good. 

 

 

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12 hours ago, RikSP said:

Got some kinks to work out

 

This video looks like you're trying to work your kinks out.

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