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Old 08-08-2017, 12:37 PM
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Watched this over lunch. I found it to be super interesting because I thought the history of Duke Nukem was:


early PC Side Scrollers-->3D----->long period of nothing (the era of transcendence to legendary vaporware)--->Duke Nukem Forever

I was wrong, apparently. I don't want to play them, but the Tomb Raider-likes do look interesting and well made.
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Old 08-08-2017, 01:57 PM
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Floored that there's more than four Duke Nukem games, and that most of them are quite good! That GBA one actually looks pretty good, which is surprising enough.

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Old 08-08-2017, 02:09 PM
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Really happy to see some love for Duke Advance. There was this period I was obsessed with GBA FPSes and would play every one I could get my hands on. I'd say Duke Advance is the best one, with Doom not being too far behind, but everything else isn't even in the same league.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:21 PM
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Watched this over lunch. I found it to be super interesting because I thought the history of Duke Nukem was:


early PC Side Scrollers-->3D----->long period of nothing (the era of transcendence to legendary vaporware)--->Duke Nukem Forever

I was wrong, apparently. I don't want to play them, but the Tomb Raider-likes do look interesting and well made.
I had Time to Kill. It was really surprisingly good, but way too hard for me, not sure if I ever beat the first level. Stumbling into a secret room with a unique upgraded shotgun was pretty neat.

May or may not have bought it based entirely on the Stabbing Westward theme song.
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Old 08-09-2017, 09:13 AM
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I don't think I've ever seen Duke Nukem 2 before. It's like an evolutionary missing link. Suddenly Duke 3D makes so much more sense.
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Old 08-11-2017, 10:43 AM
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Er, ashamed to do this again, but if anyone is interested in donating to Video World/Franchise & Lows, now would be an incredible time.

Entirely through my own error, I've experienced moneyfuck right as I rode in a bus out of town, and won't be able to get it sorted out until Tuesday at the earliest. Again my own fault - forgot to cancel something, (not a video game) rolled over, no money. But anything at all would help me out. I apologise for this literal begging, especially as I haven't exactly been glowing about this place lately. My mental health hasn't been up to scratch. Again, sorry.

In situations this severe I would normally ask my family but as of recently that is not really an option.

Link here: PayPal.me/videoworld

Genuinely desperately sorry. Feel free to entirely ignore.
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Old 08-19-2017, 05:38 PM
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Thanks everyone. Again I am very sorry for being shit.

Next video is going to be Franchise & Lows: Sonic Mania. That's going to cover Sonic 1, 2, CD, 3 and Knuckles and Mania. It will probably be super involved.
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Old 08-20-2017, 02:04 AM
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Thanks everyone. Again I am very sorry for being shit.
We've all been there before, don't sweat it.

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Next video is going to be Franchise & Lows: Sonic Mania. That's going to cover Sonic 1, 2, CD, 3 and Knuckles and Mania. It will probably be super involved.
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Old 08-20-2017, 03:22 AM
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I've enjoyed all of the F&L videos, but I don't think theres been one where I've been quite so interested in your opinion.
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Old 09-06-2017, 02:28 AM
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The new video got delayed (shock) because I completely lost interest in it halfway through, and also I need to work on sorting out gainful employment. It's still coming, likely this week.
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Old 09-13-2017, 05:06 AM
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I really don't want to do a Sonic Mania video. It's like white noise to me, honestly. I think everything worth saying has been said. I try to talk about the games but everything just comes around to this defensive BS trying to justify why I enjoy a fucking good game because of the series' tedious, oppressive reception online.

So, I dunno where to go from here. I have an idea for a F&L video I actually want to make, but I don't know what people want. I can't force myself to make this thing I have no interest in.

The other option is to do a Mania video that doesn't have rundowns of the whole series, just a review of Mania, basically. I think I would have interesting stuff to say about that. I don't know.

So, I'm really sorry about this. It's not a malaise, it's this one specific subject that's a wash, I'm afraid. I'll write about Sonic until the cows come home but when it comes to making a video, it's very much been covered. It's a similar sort of feel to the sheer "oh christ" I felt trying to make the Ren & Stimpy episode of F&L back on the first run. That was the video that killed F&L. Mania will kill it again if I have to force myself through it.

That's not happening.

Again, sorry.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:58 AM
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Make what you want, I say. Much as I'd like to see your abandoned Sonic video, trying to make what other people want isn't going to make you happy.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:17 AM
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I'd personally like to see the Mania video, but I understand not wanting to do something you feel has been covered for the old games.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:22 AM
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Yeah, it's your enthusiasm for the subjects that make the videos so enjoyable. Not being fired up for a project is the perfect reason not to do one.

Side note; were any of the Ren and Stimpy games remotely good? Even Teeny Octo, with his spurious grasp of quality video games thought they all stunk.
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:54 AM
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A straight Mania review sounds great, but even if you were to use the F&L format and look at the entire series, that in no sense necessitates engaging with or even acknowledging its reputation among some circle or other of arseholes, or making excuses for it or your work. Best to assume you're talking to your usual curious audience who are fine with the assumption that there have been highs and lows, no?
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Old 09-13-2017, 07:56 AM
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Yeah, it's your enthusiasm for the subjects that make the videos so enjoyable. Not being fired up for a project is the perfect reason not to do one.



Side note; were any of the Ren and Stimpy games remotely good? Even Teeny Octo, with his spurious grasp of quality video games thought they all stunk.


Stimpy's Invention on Genesis is fun with two, Veediots on SNES is passable after level one, Time Warp on SNES is interesting garbage. Everything else is utterly, mind-numbingly wretched.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:49 PM
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You should make videos about subjects you enjoy.

If you ever have the chance/the motivation to come back to do an F&L video about Sonic, I wonder if it might be helpful if you approached it as a celebration of what you enjoy, and not as a defense. That way you can focus on what you want to say, instead of responding to warmed over console wars nonsense that's not worth addressing.
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Old 09-13-2017, 01:57 PM
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We're here to listen to you talk about stuff you want to talk about. Not being into the thing you're doing will only lead to weaker work. You do you, man. We believe in you.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:48 PM
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I have risen from the dead to also say "You do you because you is awesome."
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:51 PM
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You don't owe anyone apologies for wanting to create the best work you possibly can.
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Old 09-13-2017, 02:56 PM
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Also my wife shows Batman Begins in her English class to demonstrate the Hero's Journey, and she's sick of the movie and loved your tweets from a few days back, so thanks for that
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You should make videos about subjects you enjoy.
This. If it don't fit then don't force it.
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Old 09-13-2017, 06:57 PM
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You do what makes you happiest, madhair.
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Old 09-13-2017, 09:50 PM
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You do you, big guy, you have our support.
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Old 09-14-2017, 03:40 PM
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You are all very kind. The sum of my creative output today has been this image edit:



I keep looking at it and bursting out laughing.

I made another one but I'm not going to share it because it's basically Archie Sonic edited into a diatribe of utter filth.
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Old 09-14-2017, 07:41 PM
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I made another one but I'm not going to share it because it's basically Archie Sonic edited into a diatribe of utter filth.
You can't do this to us, your adoring fans.

Also please add me to the list of people who want to encourage you to make whatever videos or content you want!
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Old 09-14-2017, 10:31 PM
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yo hmu if you want me to do some goofy-ass F&L style video about the 90s sonics

i will make sure to include sonic eraser in the list, maybe dr robotnik's mean bean machine, and, god help us all, the pc versions of the genesis titles too
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Old 09-18-2017, 03:10 AM
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This weekend - Franchise & Lows: Shrek on GBA
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Old 09-18-2017, 08:05 PM
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This weekend - Franchise & Lows: Shrek on GBA
To quote the internet:
*Ahem* yaaaaaaaas, fam
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Old 09-18-2017, 11:45 PM
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This weekend - Franchise & Lows: Shrek on GBA
I liked the original title...
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