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  • RetroRevelations parent Thanks for watching!
  • RetroRevelations parent I'll have to check it out. Thanks for watching and commenting!
  • RetroRevelations Co-Op platforming on paper, sounds like an amazing idea. And once in awhile, like with NSMB Wii, it's pulled off decently. But then other times, you have games like Battletoads, that have zero business being co-op.
  • RetroRevelations parent Yes, it is rough. I have upvoted some people's videos that I haven't fully checked out. And I shouldn't, because I know personally, that it feels odd, even shitty, if I can see a bunch of views or upvotes, but no one actually comments. It actually makes it seem as if people are only paying a token gesture, but don't actually watch or care about your content.
  • RetroRevelations This kind of garbage is lame, whether it's on YT, Vidme, Twitter, Instagram, etc. It's very disheartening. It means the people following you, unfollow, etc., never actually gave a shit about you and your content in the first place. In ANY platform, I follow channels, or people, that I find interesting, that SHARE my interests, whom I actually LIKE in some way. I'm not gonna follow someone back, just because they followed me. But at the same time, it also is extra shitty, when I DO find them interesting, in a couple of cases even INTERACT with them, and then they unfollow me anyway. Just to "crop their numbers", making it look like they have lots more followers than people THEY follow. Talk about petty.
  • RetroRevelations parent Yup. They continued using those colors through the N64, whose logo also used those four "primary" colors.
  • RetroRevelations parent My favorites of all time are Bust a Move (Puzzle Bobble), Yoshi on NES, and Tetris in general. Puzzle Bobble is my main jam though. :-)
  • RetroRevelations parent I think my main concern, and what I was somewhat veiled-ly trying to get across, is that I can see this system being mishandled, so that it turns out like Major League Baseball, which has no salary cap. IE all the big channels that are already popular, get most of the fans and money, while all the rest of the smaller channels just languish with few views or followers, and get zilch. I could absolutely see that happening. On the one hand, yes, I get the idea that is SUPPOSED to be in action, that "people are voting with their subscriptions" so to speak, choosing what they want to support or not. That idea is fine, great even. However, I fear that what will actually happen, is that most channels will have a "glass ceiling", or worse, get even less views than they already do, and zero money, while the popular channels dominate the site. There is, naturally, nothing stopping people from looking up whatever video they want. But I have a feeling that Vidme will probably want to promote/support the channels that ARE popular and have the most subscribers and thus make the most money. Which would likely leave the rest of us, including my own tiny channel, to sit there and accumulate dust. It isn't ALL about the money, obviously. I do this as a hobby. But getting less views than a tiny channel already does, because traffic is being directed towards the channels that already get the most views to begin with? It kind of makes content creation itself feel hollow, because the entire point of MAKING things like this, is because you want to share them, you WANT other people to see and partake and enjoy, even interact with you and give you feedback. So like I said, I sincerely hope that Vidme finds some kind of decent way to "stay fair", and actually supports various channels, not just a chosen handful. I don't know about the algorithm thing you're mentioning, and it doesn't sound super-great. But at the same time, having a few channels have a monopoly on the site doesn't sound ideal either.
  • RetroRevelations I'd say it's worth celebrating man. Self-promotion is fuckin hard. And take that from a guy who has had a YT channel since late 2015, and a blog site since late 2012. I still don't even have 100 (close) on YT, and certainly far from here on Vidme yet. So congrats, and cheers!
  • RetroRevelations That's a pretty cool concept for videos man. I myself, at one point in my teens, fancied the idea of becoming a comic book artist or colorist. But I've never been an AMAZING drawer, and I have kinda just never had the patience to really try and get better. I certainly don't have an innate gift for it. I do, however, seem to have a knack for writing, so in my late teens, that's the direction I went instead. I would love to be able to draw really well, for sure. I have so many comic characters and game ideas and book concepts and other shit I'd love to be able to draw bad ass art for. But alas. Cheers!
  • RetroRevelations I think it's both good and bad. It's good because yes, maybe some random videos you watch on YT "don't deserve" to get money. But on the other hand, I can see how it would be hard for many content creators to come up with extra or special stuff for paying subscribers, on top of the "regular" content they already "give away for free". Depending on how it works, I could see it causing some division, honestly. It might be a good thing, but it could also be a bad thing if not handled properly. It also begs the question of whether or not many Vidme creators would just create videos FOR money alone, or try to lock their good content behind a pay-wall, etc. Don't get me wrong, I would love to make some money off of something that I've been doing for free, essentially as a hobby. I enjoy making videos, and making money off of them, especially "real" money, would be infinitely preferable over most mundane ways to pay the bills. BUT, I just think that Vidme needs to be very careful on how they handle stuff like this. I honestly still wouldn't mind them implementing real "ad revenue" also, if they could find a happy middle-ground/better way to do it than YT does it.
  • RetroRevelations Bubble Bobble is a truly great series. The only thing I wish, is that they had thought to make a side-scrolling platformer version, with the same bubble powers. But these games DID spawn a spin-off puzzle series, Puzzle Bobble, aka Bust a Move, which happens to be my favorite puzzle series of all time!
  • RetroRevelations I had liked video games as a kid in the 80s, with Pac-Man in arcades, and briefly owning an Atari 2600. But it was the NES and SMB1 that made me fall in love with gaming for real. SMB3 later became my fav. game of all time. Cheers!
  • RetroRevelations parent Neither did we, apparently. LOL
  • RetroRevelations parent It often feels random. There was rounds when you can beat his ass with relative ease. And the very next round, he can turn around and just own you. Though I did not remember having nearly that much trouble beating him in my teens. lol
  • RetroRevelations Even as a kid, a kid who enjoyed a good fart joke as much as the next kid, I was never drawn to Boogerman. I think it was very similar a phenominon to something like Conker's Bad Fur Day, where the game itself wasn't actually SUPER fun to play, but it was popular because of it's "edgy" content. I can appreciate some people liking it, that's fine. But IMO, it plays like shit, and is just not a terribly good game.
  • RetroRevelations parent The X-Men Animated Series theme is right up there too. Coincidentally, both themes were done by one man: Ron Wasserman. Epic.
  • RetroRevelations Also, the original Red, Yellow and Black Ranger actors left mid-way through Season 2, because Saban was making tons of money, but not exactly sharing that with the actors. So those guys were the ones around when they did the first movie. Which sucks, I wish the original Rangers would have stuck around. Eventually, the Pink ranger would be replaced too. Billy stuck around, but was no longer a Ranger, but just helped work on their new Zords and tech lol.
  • RetroRevelations This game is pretty solid, but after playing both, I'd say the original Rangers SNES game has more solid mechanics, so it's more fun to play.
  • RetroRevelations parent If you REALLY crave some Zord action, go try the third SNES game, the Power Rangers Fighting game! That's Zord battle overload!
  • RetroRevelations parent Spoilers, but stay tuned til later in the game... :-D
  • RetroRevelations IMO, it was less a story about the Patriots comeback, and sadly for Atlanta, more a story of probably THE single most epic Super Bowl collapse by a team in NFL history.
  • RetroRevelations parent I agree both are good. I think my only real complain with the All-Stars games, is that somehow they always felt a tad bit "floatier" to me, if that makes sense, compared to the NES originals. Even though they're rare, I imagine it would have been awesome owning the version of All-Stars that also included Mario World in it.
  • RetroRevelations I will probably get Switch, but not till Fall at the earliest. They need to show me more, and I'm still unhappy about the paid online. However, this guy is kind of full of shit. Who gives a shit about Titanfall, but yes, it could be done on Switch hardware. They ported many CoD games to Wii hardware, that wasn't even HD. There were CoD games on Wii U until the third parties gave up as well. Wii U had Assassin's Creed titles, Darksiders, Watch_Dogs, etc., early on. I'm not super high on Switch. But some of the criticisms are silly as hell. They could downscale just about whatever they want to it, as the hardware is guaranteed to not be THAT far off from Xbox One.
  • RetroRevelations The All-Stars version is quite good, but I'm partial to the NES original.
  • RetroRevelations I say, just because everyone else is doing it, is still a shitty reason to finally cave in and jump aboard the paid online train. If anything, continuing to offer FREE online play, would make the Switch more valuable and attractive to many potential buyers. But oh well. I will personally never be okay with the fact that these console companies expect me to pay a monthly subscription fee to play modes already on-disc, for games I've already PAID for, and own.
  • RetroRevelations These games are fun, but very hard.
  • RetroRevelations parent LOL Nah man. They actually called that "Turtles in Time" on home video release, retroactively. It's based on the arcade sequel to the original arcade game. They already had an NES game, so they named the arcade port TMNT II, then they had a III, and named the SNES home port of this game TMNT IV. They stopped numbering them after that (Also they stopped making games in this style period for some time). It's a great home port with extra content the arcade didn't have, although they also changed stuff. The Sega Genesis game "Hyperstone Heist" shared many of the same elements, and actually has a couple things from the arcade game that for whatever reasons, the SNES game doesn't have. That Sega game'll be coming soon, as we also played that! Thanks for commenting, Duffy!
  • RetroRevelations parent I know how that goes. My Super Game Boy doesn't seem to work quite as well as it used to. Neither do a couple of games with battery backup saves. They don't seem to want to retain save files anymore. Which both sucks and is bewildering, because old NES carts I have, like Zelda, with battery saves, work just fine. lol
  • RetroRevelations parent Thank you for the kind words! These are early videos we did, rougher editing etc., before I really got the hang of things and learned what I was doing. As for the game, yeah it's awesome. My fav. is the original arcade game, but it's cool that both the NES port of that, and this SNES port of Turtles in Time, had extra levels/content! However, an odd thing we noticed when later playing the arcade version of TiT, is that there are some differences, and there are specifically elements that didn't make it in the SNES port, but DID make it in the Genesis game, Hyperstone Heist. Very odd, but cool. Cheers!
  • RetroRevelations parent Yeah, I'm pretty sure you're correct on that. You could also move while doing Zangief's spinning lariat. But not Chun Li's lighting kick.
  • RetroRevelations parent Hey, that slap is legit!
  • RetroRevelations parent No, you're correct! Did I say different? I can't remember lol The only one who had his same name was Sagat, as he was already from Street Fighter 1. Thanks for watching!
  • RetroRevelations Here's to bigger and better things for both our channels, here and on Youtube. Cheers man!
  • RetroRevelations It is true that Sonic is a game that ran on the gimmick of "going fast", yet most of the level designs slow you down a lot and require you to take your time. But it's still a decent platformer, and I do feel Sonic 2 improved on the first game a lot, and is generally the best game in the franchise, IMO.
  • RetroRevelations A lot of "white" Americans ARE racist, that is a fact. But there are also a lot of racists out there of any and all OTHER skin colors as well. In truth, there is no such thing as "white" or "black" people. You're either some kind of European heritage, or some kind of African heritage. The problem, of course, is that given the horrid history of the slave trade, it is a LOT harder for most "black" Americans to trace their lineage and roots, than it is for most "white" Americans. That's just sad, simple truth.
  • RetroRevelations He chose to have a base on Mustafar, because the one thing keeping him alive, was not his life support tech in Vader's suit, it was because of his tight grip on his burning hatred and pain. And I also believe that is why he died in the end, not because of the damage Luke and the Emperor did to him, but because he finally let go of that hate and pain, and thus gave up to his tenuous hold on life. He truly died on Mustafar, as Anakin. The revenant that was left finally let go and passed on, in his son, Padme's son Luke's arms.
  • RetroRevelations He was easily the best/most interesting character in Rogue One. Jyn was easily a more fleshed out, realistic character than they allowed Rey to be, but Chirrut absolutely stole the show, IMO.
  • RetroRevelations I think that if we had gotten the story Lucas originally wrote, we would have gotten a much better film. I don't believe his original story for Ep. VII involved a Death Star, or the Republic being treated like rag-tag Rebels, or the First Order being depicted as powerful like the Empire. Nor do I think we would have had yet another robot on yet another desert planet, who carries yet another bit of top secret data that needs to be delivered to yet another rebel faction, who have to go and stop yet another Imperial type force and destroy yet another Death Star, with the help of Han Solo and his trusty Millennium Falcon, of course. I just felt that Ep. VII deserved to be so much more than a retread "nostalgia trip". Rey deserved to be a far more fleshed out character who actually needs help and actually has to struggle and learn, just like Luke and Anakin did. Finn deserved to be what a former Storm Trooper should be, haunted, conflicted, struggling against a lifetime of "programming", not being cliched comic relief. And Kylo Ren deserved to be an actually menacing Force user, who is given an actually fleshed out reason for betraying Luke and the Jedi and his own family. He should have spoken very little, and been presented as scary and dangerous. Not prone to temper tantrums, and getting completely owned by a girl who has zero Force or lightsaber training, while he has many years of both. In general, knowing how Lucas hates to repeat or copy himself, I feel the TRUE Ep. VII, VIII and IX stories he had in mind, likely would have been a far more original and compelling arc. The prequel trilogy told a great story, it was just the execution that was lacking. But for all their flaws, at least those movies told an original, interesting tale, that did their job and filled in a lot of blanks and answered questions about the history of that universe. I wanted to love Ep. VII, as a lifelong Star Wars fan. I did. I went into it trying to have an open mind, and I 100% gave it a chance. But in the end, I just didn't like it. Even after seeing it twice. The character of Rey is likeable, but that's about it...there's little to get connected to, and she succeeds at everything and never truly seems in any real danger. She deserved to be so much more of a three dimensional character than they portrayed her. I wanted to root for her, and I wanted to be excited by new Star Wars. But in the end, I couldn't stop feeling like "this is the worst Star Wars film I've ever seen". Which sucks, because I don't want to feel that way. I certainly hope they do a better job, WITHOUT Abrams involved, on Ep. VII and IX. But they've already established what I feel is a poor foundation, so I don't hold out a ton of hope. Rogue One was, to me, a considerably better film, but even it was flawed, due in large part to Disney's interference. They really never should have excluded Lucas from the creative process. They should have kept his stories, and absolutely should have kept him on as consultant. He may not always be the most amazing director, but it was 100% his imagination and vision that crafted the Star Wars universe we all know and love so much in the first place. And it sucks, to me, as a fan AND a creator/writer myself, that we'll likely never know how the CREATOR of Star Wars himself, actually intended for these stories to go.
  • RetroRevelations I'm stuck between being semi-hopeful, and being sick of Nintendo's shit, lol.
  • RetroRevelations Some games, they just shouldn't really bring to Game Boy, lol. Like Mortal Kombat, etc.