Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Spring 2018 Update

YouTube/video update: I've been shooting a series of videos recently that feature me opening up sealed games that have been unopened for many years, and I've finally condensed many of them into one master playlist on my YouTube channel. I still have a stack of unopened games to unwrap in the coming weeks and months, so this playlist will be growing.

After only posting five videos in March, I posted nine in April. The channel now has 192 total videos, and I'm hoping to get it to 200 by the end of May. I'd like to do a stream or two from the PlayStation 4, as well as a few more Unsealed videos-- though the day job and focusing on the book are priorities.

Super NES book update: I'm more than 70% done with reviews for the book, and will be making the final push over the next 6-8 weeks. It's been a learning experience for sure, and has at times tested my love of sports video games with some of the absolute stinkers that I've played... but it's been a fun project overall, and one that it's been an honor to be a part of. One big challenge has been keeping within hard word counts. It's led to some creative editing and getting to major points faster. I tend to be verbose as it is, so this has been tougher for me than maybe it would be for most.

Retro Library Update: As of May 1st, my Retro Library (NES, SNES, Genesis, SEGA CD, Nintendo 64, PlayStation, Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, Gamecube, and Wii) game count stands at 2,861 titles. Some notable recent additions include Gradius V for PS2 (a birthday present from a good friend), along with Thunder Force V and G-Darius for the PlayStation (loose copies, but they run well). One of the benefits of my Unsealed series on YouTube has been to get better and/or complete copies of games that I had already owned. One example is a black label (original) copy of Burnout 3: Takedown for the PS2, which replaces the slightly-scratched-but-still-playable Greatest Hits version I bought in 2011 while living in Arizona.

That's about it for this update. The Summer 2018 update will land after the book deadline, around July 1st. In the meantime, as time allows, I'll try to post more stuff here-- or at least try to post links to YouTube videos as they go up.

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