With the announcement of a new main series Mega Man game, Mega Man 11, I began to think about all the retro games and hardware that have been seeing revivals in recent years. The more I thought about it though, the more I realized that retro gaming has persisted throughout the entire history of gaming. … Continue reading Retro Gaming: Past, Present, and Future
It seems like more often than not YouTubers are relying on the tactic of good old-fashioned clickbait. Clickbait in YouTube videos typically relies on two factors: Thumbnails and Titles. This will help you to distinguish which videos are good to watch and which you should just pass up on. Thumbnails Most viewers will rely on … Continue reading Clickbait: Cutting Through The YouTube Bullshit
The juggernaut that is Nintendo struck gold again last year with the release of the NES Classic Edition. Upon launch it was already sold out and became the video game collecting equivalent of Moby Dick for many a collector. Last September it all happened again with the launch of the SNES Classic Edition. With the … Continue reading Nintendo’s Classic Edition Consoles: Where Do They Fit In?
Our favourite video game retailer has had their fair share of shenanigans in the past when it comes to selling used or rather "refurbished" games and consoles, but this by far takes the proverbial cake. While browsing on the EB Games Canada website I was caught off guard by what I saw. I noticed that … Continue reading Dear EB Games… Are You Serious About This?
Now if only you had all the money in the world, buying anything wouldn't be an issue. For most of us though, especially guys like me, just out of school and only working part-time, we have to make some tough decisions when it comes to our gaming addiction. At this time of year, on the … Continue reading So Many Games: How To Choose From The Latest Releases
So you bought a new action figure or a video game, or whatever it is you collect. At this point most collectors have to decide something, whether they will choose to display that item or put it in storage. It's very easy to get overrun by your collection when you try to display as much … Continue reading What Now?: How To Store and Display your Collection
For as long as I can remember, there was never any issues pre-ordering any video games. Now, finding them on launch day did prove to be difficult on occasion, but eventually there always be a couple copies floating around. But something changed a few years ago and now it's turned into a mad dash to … Continue reading The Mad Dash: The Race for Snagging Pre-orders
Running a YouTube channel can be an emotionally trying experience. Wondering why you have not been able to reach as many as you had hoped to, wondering where along the way you messed up. Sometimes sadly the answer is that you did everything right, but you haven't been able to create a voice loud … Continue reading Operating A Small YouTube Channel: Advice to New YouTubers
At the end of the Summer, fans of just about everything descend upon Toronto for Canada's preeminent convention. If you're into Comics, Anime, Video Games, Horror, Sci-Fi, Fantasy, and so much more this convention is for you. I had been attending this convention for nearly a decade but in recent years I had fallen … Continue reading The Anticipation is Over: The Aftermath of FanExpo 2017
Early today I checked the mail and to my surprise they had arrived! My badge and wristband for Fan Expo we're finally here. This is very big for me as it has been quite some time since I last went to Fan Expo and really got to enjoy it. I did work the event last … Continue reading The Anticipation Continues to Build: Fan Expo Canada 2017 Draws Near