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[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on July 13, 2019]
In this timely video, I discuss something that everyone is probably already aware of: the online mode in Super Smash Bros Ultimate has some problems. And I, being an entitled denizen of the first world, am going to complain about them. Oh joy, what fun!

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on June 22, 2019]
In this ridiculously long video, I tell you about music you may or may not like, about six months after it would be relevant to do so. Yay! Good times! Anyway, I hope you enjoy this video and maybe end up finding a band or two you like becuase of it. Or at least learn a thing or two about bands that I like, which is of course the most important thing of all.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on February 23, 2019]
So it seems like my timing couldn't have been better (or worse?) in saying that YouTube has serious issues. While this video is addressing my issues with their copyright system and nothing else, just a couple days ago Adpocalypse 2 began, and YouTube announced that if anything in the COMMENTS on your video is offensive, you could get your video demonetized. So...looks like we're reaching new lows all around. Anyway, this video already feels super dated due to these new developments, but if nothing else it allows me to be a little more transparent with the faithful half-dozen of you who actually watch my videos. And, maybe even more importantly, it allows me to blow off some steam.

Music Used In This Video:
"Warm Water" by Underbelly
"Nidra in the Sky with Ayler" by Jesse Gallagher
"Soft BLossom" by ann annie
"Lullaby" by Yung Logos
"Dusk" by DivKid
"Italy Jr." by Underbelly

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on February 19, 2019]
I'm no fan of horror, generally speaking, but I am a fan of immersive worlds and intriguing storylines, and I'm happy to say that Resident Evil has both of those things. This game completely absorbed me in its atmosphere of panic and terror, while also inspiring curiosity and a sort of melancholy in me that I rarely if ever feel when playing a video game. Crap, I just basically gave away the entire thrust of the video. After reading that you barely have any reason to watch the video anymore. Good thing no one ever reads the description!

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on July 28, 2018]
Whenever an anime gets popular, it tends to get VERY popular. It becomes a phenomenon (often short-lived) that swamps the anime community with fan art, cosplay, memes, spin-offs, fan fiction, and of course, merchandise of all kinds. These types of anime which have meteoric rises (whether or not they have any staying power) are often ignored by people like me or disdainfully written off as "mainstream garbage", simply BECUASE they're popular. I realize this is a pretty terrible way to be, and I try to break from that mindest every now and then by actually watching a super popular show. Thus, today we talk about my experience with "My Hero Academia" (or "Boku no Hero Academia" for those purists out there), and whether or not I think it lives up to the massive amounts of hype it has received. I hope you enjoy it!

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on December 2, 2018]
Super Smash Bros is one of the consistently most fun series of games ever, and I am personally incredibly excited for Ultimate! For that reason, I've wanted to get in on roster speculations for a while now, but didn't get a chance to before the final Nintendo Direct. But thanks to the beneficence of Masahiro Sakurai, I'm getting a second chance! With the announcement of at least 5 DLC fighters being released over the course of next year, my ambition to make a theory video was renewed! So, here it is. In this video I discuss 10 characters who I think could possibly make it in as DLC characters in Smash Ultimate, based mostly on my gut feelings, which I should note have almost never been right. That's why I now own $10,000 worth of Coinye. Anyway, these are my personal predictions and blind guesses as to who could show up in the Smash Ultimate DLC, feel free to disagree and call me mean names in the comments. Enjoy!

Hello Birdwatchers (that's what I'm calling my viewers now and you can't stop me), hope you're ready for another wild romp through the world of retro gaming and misery! Today I bring you a (much belated) review of one of the handful of PS1 games I played as a child, and certainly the one that I have enjoyed least upon revisiting it. Unlike NASCAR Rumble, which despite its age had a number of charms that still makes it fun to play to this day, The Phantom Menace for PS1 feels like a cheap cash-in, trying to make George Lucas a few more bucks just so that he could eventually sell Star Wars to Disney anyway thus insuring its continued descent into a cash-grabbing mess that takes massive dumps all over the legacy of one of the greatest works of science fiction ever created. BUT ANYWAY. I hope you enjoy this video, and whether you're a Star Wars fan or not I hope you can enjoy some of the silliness present within the walls of this sacred place. By which I mean the YouTube watch page. I worship YouTube now.

CORRECTION: About halfway through this video I refer to a planet as "Mos Espa", when in reality that's just the name of the city on the planet of "Tatooine". I'm not sure how I made this mistake, or how I said it multiple times without realizing it, but I think it probably has something to do with the fact that the level was called "Mos Espa". So I just had it in my head that that's what the planet was called. Sorry for the mistake, I will be burned in effigy.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on August 4, 2018]
As I've mentioned several times before, I am a BIG fan of both instrumental music, and progressive rock/metal. So when you combine those two things, I'm more than likely going to be on board. In that vein, we today look at (and listen to) the music of Sarah Longfield, one of my favorite artists in her genre. Come for the sweet licks, stay for the ambience.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube July 14, 2018]
Sometimes you think something is going to be a good idea and it seems really good in your head, but then when you do it, it's...just not. This may or may not be one of those cases. Anyway, in this video we look at a bunch of software that's outdated by over thirty years while I attempt unsuccesfully to riff on it! Enjoy...!?!?!?

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on June 16, 2018]
I'm breaking from the norm today by reviewing a game that just came out a few weeks ago, but worry not: it's an anime game! So it's okay. Anyway, in this video we take a look at a game based on Little Witch Academia, which is one of my all-time favorite anime series and one of the most charming works of animation in existance. I love this series so much that as soon as Chamber of Time came out, I begged my old peace of junk PC to let me run it and it relented, and this video is the result of that. Enjoy!

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on June 2, 2018]
If you don't listen to power metal, you're missing out. And in this video, I show you exactly in what way you're missing out. I also give you a chance to redeem your sorry self by listing eight of the best power metal bands around, who are sure to show you that power metal is the only trve metal. So get yourself a goblet full of dragon's blood, take off your wolf hide boots, and settle in for some mighty metal goodness.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on May 12, 2018]
Ninjas. Children of the night. What music they silently make. It's good music. Speaking of good music, in this video I talk about Muramasa: The Demon Blade, a side-scrolling, platforming RPG for the Wii. By far one of the best games for the system, I've been wanting to play it again for years and I finally did. And then I made a video about it. Enjoy.

One thing I forgot to mention in the video is that there are multiple endings based on what blades you have equipped at the end of the game. I apparently didn't get the best endings, so the story might have had a better resolution if I had done things differently. But, anyway...

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on March 18, 2018]
Today we do a very late retrospective on all the great albums 2017 gave us. From deathcore to synthwave to progressive rock, last year was a pretty excellent year for good music. So sit back, relax, and prepare to fill up on recommendations!

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on February 17, 2018]
Voyager is a perfect marriage of progressive skill and melodic beauty that one rarely encounters in metal. Even among their musical peers, Voyager stands out as a band that creates truly unique, beautiful music. Utilizing expert instrumentation, an interesting vocal style, and synth-heavy backing tracks, Voyager is able to create memorable music that transcends the boundaries of the progressive metal scene.

Check out Voyager:

Bandcamp: https://voyager.bandcamp.com/music

Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/16fltNcwTM5V9rnxIlcha4?si=IA9uTdSFSAKcxaSFcNnqNw

Website: https://voyager-australia.com/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/voyagerau?lang=en

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on February 3, 2018]
Today, we look at a game from my childhood involving cars and magic. Whether you like to pretend that you're a famous NASCAR driver from twenty years ago, or just like to turn other people into blocks of ice, this game is for you! But I have just one question for you: don't you feel special?

Thanks to Wolfepz_24 on GameFAQs for his guide on where to find all the secret cars. Fifteen years later, and it's still a useful resource.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on February 24, 2018]
What year is it again?

I don't really know what to say about this video, except that I actually loved this game and poured a ton of time into it. So no hate, I was just goofin' on it. Back when it came out, it actually was pretty revolutionary, and beyond that, it was incredibly fun to play. So anyway...enjoy?

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on February 10, 2018]
There are very, VERY few anime that I would be willing to give the distinction of "masterpiece", but if ever there was one that deserved it, Death Parade is it. An emotional rollercoaster that gives us a window into the afterlife, where humanoid "arbiters" judge the souls of the deceased, Death Parade shows us the best and worst of humanity. Its philosophical pathos is matched only by its unflinching gaze into the darkest parts of the soul, effectively drawing out all of the brutal truths hidden inside. I love this show unconditionally, and in this review I attempt to share why I love it, and convince anyone watching to give it a chance to win their love as well.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on December 24, 2017]
'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house.
No one watched this video, not even a mouse.

Hey everybody, I know it's Christmas Eve so you likely have better things to be doing, but in this video I suffer through a very obscure and equally awful game for the Game Boy Advance (and PlayStation 1???) called "Santa Claus Saves the Earth", all the while supplying you with tidbits about the companies behind it. It's a jolly good time, especially if you like to know the ins and outs of very bad, likely bootleg games! Why do you like to know that? You're kind of weird!

Also, I apologize for the ungodly length of this one, it just kind of got away from me.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on November 18, 2017]
In this video we turn back the clock and see what gaming was like in 1982! Also I fanboy about The Lord of the Rings. So there's that.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on October 14, 2017]
Today we look at Ergo Proxy, a classic go-to when trying to convince your friends all anime isn't cutesy fanservice garbage or testosterone-fueled shounen cheese. While being overly wordy and a bit confusing, it stands up to the test of time and is still an enjoyable anime, and one of my all time favorites.

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on October 7, 2017]
When I was a youth, I did more pining than a forest in the Northern Hemisphere! One of the things for which I pined was this game, Custom Robo. In this review, I see if it was truly worth all the fuss and drool! (Hint: no, no it was not.)

[This video was originally uploaded to YouTube on September 23, 2017]
Taking cues from such games as Fire Emblem, Shining Force for the Sega Genesis was one of the first turn-based strategy games I ever played, and helped to get me hooked on the genre. In this video I take a look at the more recent GBA port, and determine how well the game holds up after all these years.

[Originally uploaded to YouTube on September 16, 2017]
Today we look at one of my all-time favorite anime, the melancholy and introspective Kino's Journey. Kick back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

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Hey peoples!

I'm migrating from YouTube (just like everybody else), and trying various other platforms to see how they work out. I'll primarily just be uploading my backlog from YouTube here (or at least, the parts of my backlog that I think are worth uploading), but I'll likely be uploading new videos as I make them as well.

I primarily make videos about video games, anime, and music, with my main focus being on retro gaming. Thanks for stopping by!