Forgive me for only making a few posts and then making this type of thread (I do definitely intend to stick around - the patter's very nice here and the magazine is a joy), but I have started a Youtube series that I'd like to promote on here: It's called "The Mega Weeviews"
. It's a series primarily based around the Sega Mega Drive, but with some home computers chucked in - primarily the Amiga and Speccy. This little advert I made will explain everything: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_WTvx35e2fM
The first episode deals with the two games that launched the Mega Drive in Japan, Space Harrier II
and Super Thunder Blade
: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s0vA6tkC ... ure=relmfu
I'm hoping to do vids on a rough fortnightly schedule, with preparation for the next vid already underway (Retro Gamer favourite Strider! And Strider II! The one by Tiertex - that's the good one, isn't it?
I'm hoping this will be something a bit different from the usual gaming videos on Youtube - I only really have one rule on picking games, and that's to not cover anything from the NES/SNES. Nothing against them at all - I love 'em, but pretty much everything on there's been done to death, and I don't want to be covering obscure/terrible games like Captain Novolin or Rex Ronan: Experimental Surgeon or whatever (I mostly want to cover GOOD games, not awful ones)...there's not as much video for the MD, Speccy and Amiga - some people do very good jobs, but I still struggle to find it around a lot of the time, especially compared to the Ninty behemoth. I also want to try and add a bit more context to my reviews than what's usually seen in the wild. Oh yeah, and the cardinal rules: no compound swearwords, no mugging at the camera, no filming the bloody TV screen, no Unregistered Hypercam logos, no faked anger/shouting or anything like that. Ideally, I'd like to be Terry Wogan with an Essex accent, doing entertaining but informative stuff.
So, yeah...your views and (hopefully) your praise are appreciated, but any comments/criticism you have is even more sought after - I'd love to know what you think, what's good and what's not, where I could improve and so on. Thanks for reading/listening to me prattle on!