Hello, dear reader. It’s been a while, and I apologize for that. Thing is, keeping up with entertainment is a pain in the ass. I have a pile of half-finished reviews and commentary pieces for First Man, the box-office, The Good Place, South Park, Daria, BoJack Horseman, Red Faction Guerilla Re-Mars-tered, and so many other things. It can be overwhelming (and easier to ignore the pile of unfinished work than to complete it.) Not to mention the fact that I’m neck-deep in a manuscript I’ve been working on – one I hope to finish and begin editing in the next few months.
Kudos to those of you that do this for a living.
That said, I have no intention of abandoning this blog or the content I have planned for it. Far from it. As you may recall, I posted an update several weeks ago wherein I suggested that I could produce some video-related content for all of you to enjoy.
Well, the time has come.
Rather than fully commit to an entirely new medium to provide my commentary and prognosticating, I’ve started a YouTube channel specifically for gaming.
I call it Black Beanie Gaming. Consider it the new gaming-centric arm of the blog.
It even has a fancy logo.
How neat is that? (The answer is very.)
Why a gaming channel, you ask? Simple: I don’t like many of the gaming channels currently on YouTube. Each content creator has their niche, yes, but it’s far too often the case that a Twitch/Mixer streamer or Let’s Play-er will present their content in such a way as one: To lure in an audience with misleading thumbnails and titles; and two: Lace their videos with the attention-deficit antics of a fourth-grade boy snorting pixie-sticks. They can be loud, overbearing, and lacking a true appreciation for the games on display.
What I plan to provide:
- Let’s Plays and gameplay walk-throughs
- Insightful commentary on the games that I choose play
- A calm, honest, and forthright demeanor
- A black Neff beanie planted firmly on my head in each video
- Thorough play-throughs of richly layered games
- Simple editing and clear presentation
What I plan to avoid:
- False or misleading claims
- An over-reliance on choppy editing
- Obnoxious sound effects
- Dead memes
- Offensive content
I’ve always said this, but it bears repeating: I truly believe that video games are pinnacle of interactive storytelling. They are the confluence of all artistic principles and mediums. Black Beanie Gaming is a means to supplement what I write here – a way to elaborate and share my favorite games and gaming moments directly with you, the reader and potential viewer.
I do hope you’ll come check it out.
You can follow along on Twitter here and subscribe on YouTube here. I might make a Facebook page in the future, and will be sure to post any video content to the blog before I post to YouTube. Anyways, I’d greatly appreciate any of your consideration. Hopefully you see something you like.
Until next time.