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
As the old addage says "if it sounds too good to be true, it probably is". This is something you will always want to keep in mind when shopping online. While some reputable online sellers will run regular promotions, most people online are just trying to get top dollar for their merchandise. The first thing … Continue reading Catching a Scam: Knowing What to Look for When Purchasing Collectibles Online
As a long time Final Fantasy XIV playerI've had a lot of love and hate for the game over the years. It has been very enjoyable and aggravating but still I come back to it like a person in an abusive relationship. That doesn't make the game sound enticing but for many it doesn't matter … Continue reading The Fate of Ala Mhigo: Anticipation for Stormblood
For those of us that have been long time collectors, finding new places to hunt for the stuff we collect becomes fairly easy. We learn to look for signs all over the place that might lead to more and more stuff. You have to keep your eyes and ears open when it comes to collecting … Continue reading Great Finds in Strange Places: Hunting for Collectables in Peculiar Spaces