An Update

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.

Sort of.

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.

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:

  • Clickbait
  • 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.

 

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