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Nintendo Switch – Multiple Past 3D Super Mario Games Coming in HD + New Paper Mario RPG! (RUMOR)


What’s that everyone OJ here welcome
back to another video with today we’ve got a big one when it comes to
discussing a rumor about Super Mario on the Nintendo switch apparently since its
35th anniversary there’s going to be some big festivities when it comes to
rear elisa’s of previous games and new releases as well so according to various
different sites that we’re gonna get into Mario is coming back to the
Nintendo switch in a big way in 2020 now Nintendo will celebrate the 35th
anniversary in 2020 by releasing quote most of the series back catalog and
several other marking titles for switch of 42 VGC and Eurogamer reports now
according to the Eurogamer report the back catalog titles include a deluxe
version of Super Mario 3d World which will add quote an array of new levels
plus remasters of Super Mario Galaxy and a couple of other 3d Mario favorites
both reports claim a new entry in the Paper Mario series is also in the works
now I’m something to add with that a little bit is that apparently that
series is going back to its roots there are some reports that it’s not going to
be in the line of sticker star and Color Splash it’s going to be more in the line
of thousand-year door and the original Paper Mario now according to a VGC
report Super Mario 35th anniversary event was originally planned to take
place at e3 2020 in June which is now canceled but Nintendo is now reviewing
its plans in light of the ongoing CV pandemic the event would have also
revealed new details regarding Nintendo’s partnership with Universal
including the Super Nintendo World theme park attraction and the animated Super
Mario movie now Komatsu is also reporting that particularly in regards
to Super Mario 3d World deluxe a new Paper Mario title and
high-definition remasters of Super Mario 64 Super Mario Sunshine and Super Mario
Galaxy now when contacted by VGC Nintendo said
quote it does not comment on rumor and speculation now we have a little bit of
an update as well to this story so VentureBeat has thrown their Mario hat
into the fray and says that quote Nintendo is pursue
something like a Super Mario all-stars – for the 3d Mario games
this would include Super Mario 64 Super Mario Sunshine and then Super Mario
Galaxy and some mild Alexei – it’s likely that 3d World may get its own
separate deluxe style release which is possible if the Oder 3d Mario games
could come in a single compilation it’s also likely that Nintendo released them
individually as it did with the Zelda remasters so I think that it’s a little
bit interesting they kind of throw that in there what are they gonna do they’re
gonna do like Mario 64 HD are they gonna do super mario sunshine HD Super Mario
Galaxy 1 HD from our galaxy 2 HD I don’t know I think it’s completely possible at
Nintendo does multiple collections and individual releases so we could see
something like Super Mario 64 and super mario sunshine HD bundled together and
then also Super Mario Galaxy 1 and super model galaxy 2 bundled together in a
collection and then we see something like of course the new Super Paper Mario
or just not Super Mario but just new Paper Mario game that’s going back to
its roots apparently we get that by itself $6 release and then we also get
like let’s say Super Mario 3d World deluxe that has new content everything
like they’ve been doing with other Wii U ports so there could be a heavy dose of
Mario in multiple different ways shapes and forms what I think is not gonna
happen but some people have already tried to speculate is okay they’re gonna
put super mario sunshine through mario 64 somewhere i’ll galaxy 1 and also
super mario galaxy 2 all in one package for 60 bucks
I don’t think Nintendo is going to be doing that considering the amount of
time that they probably spent remastered in all of those different games and it’s
going to be interesting because the way that Nintendo remasters on how they
define it is a little bit different so some of these could be even bigger than
what we think what if it’s not just Super Mario 64
looking pretty what if they actually remake it like they did Xenoblade
Chronicles definitive edition what if some of those are that that could be the
big kicker in all this everyone’s kind of reporting remaster and thinking it’s
going to be the exact same looking just you know HD 1080p or whatever the case
is which could be it I’m not trying to sit there and say that it’s not that but
what if they kind of go back and remake some of them to where it actually looks
drastically better like what if they actually remade sunshine and it looks
really good or they actually remade Marlo since
before I mean it could be that because here’s the thing guys yes we’ve had you
know multiple different Mario games already come out on the Nintendo switch
with Mario maker and also we have New Super Mario Bros new Deluxe Super Mario
asti but that Nintendo EAD Mario team is
pretty big and they’ve been done with a lot of projects for a while now they’ve
had time to create a lot of stuff so I wouldn’t be surprised if one of these or
a couple of these is actually like a remake so what I drastically improve the
graphics in the game and they add in way more content to make it kind of feel way
more fresh than what you would expect now if you remember Super Mario
all-stars which was a fantastic collection on the Super Nintendo that
actually was one of the first three masters out there right because they
took the original Mario Bros games on the NES and made them look way better
they added more colors the graphics look better it was definitely an upgrade over
that you know we didn’t see it that way but that’s what it was back then so I’m
really looking forward to seeing what they do here and if it’s just like hey
it’s these games in 1080p and modernize with the controls and everything that’s
cool I’d be completely fine with that I’m a huge fan of the Mario games
I love the galaxy games those are my favorite games of all time or some of my
favorite games of all time much to say galaxy one and especially galaxy two and
this would be for me at least this would be my time to finally see if I might
like Super Mario Sunshine right I played it back in the day and I didn’t think it
was like the worst game ever anything I just did it loved it so if they do fix
the game like if you get Super Mario Sunshine and 1080p 60 frames for a
second with the camera controls fixed and much improved in terms of controls
and everything I think people are going to absolutely love that game I think
it’s gonna turn into something that’s like wait a minute this game was
actually pretty good like really really really good in terms of the design and
the idea so I’m expecting that to happen the Super Mario Sunshine I’m expecting a
lot of people to change their minds when it comes to Super Mario Sunshine if they
do bring it to the Tendo schools because all this of course is rumor but at the
same time man this stuff has been going around for a while this has been so many
different websites that are reporting this I mean at this point it would
somewhat have to be true in my opinion and of course I’ve heard things as well
it’s just something that I think that is probably going to be happening here
another thing that I want to talk about is Paper Mario I think that Paper Mario
going back to the roots we have some reports from various different websites
there as well and this would honestly be the best thing for Paper Mario but I
think at some point Nintendo needed to listen to what the fans were saying
because fans have been telling them literally for how long now since they
started doing that sticker star stuff it’s been nearly what six seven eight
years or something like that people have been begging them pretty much just like
saying please Nintendo go back to what you did before and with alpha dream and
the Mario Luigi series the RPG series being done with Nintendo pretty much
being done in terms of separating development between their mobile
platforms with like let’s just say their handheld more like it handheld platforms
and their home consoles with it being one now you don’t have to worry about oh
well it’s too much like the one game that we have on there which is their
excuse for turning Paper Mario into whatever it was turned into this weird
action-adventure sticker starring gimmicky type of thing that they’ve been
doing for a while now so I think that if they went back to the roots that’s when
you’re gonna see paper mario blowup I think Paper Mario was gonna become
extremely popular way more popular than it was before because it’s been a long
time since we’ve gotten that if they do like a sequel to thousand-year door or
it’s a spiritual successor to that type of game or if it’s in that vein with the
great writing that they have and also the great combat and mechanics and
development I think it’s going to blow up I think people are going to play this
game like crazy kind of almost like Animal Crossing
we knew that game was super popular but it’s blown up even more because of the
situation because what’s going on and because of how long it’s taken between
though that animal constant and the last Animal Crossing so I think that’s what’s
gonna happen with Paper Mario even though we’ve gotten one not too long ago
but the real Paper Mario that people have been wanting for a long time so I
can see that game blowing up even bigger and being a big hall in a title if it’s
marketed right in everything and especially if it’s as good as the
thousand-year door I can see that being the big one but also these remasters
with Super Mario Galaxy and Super Mario Galaxy – those are huge games those are
triple eight whatever the heck you want to call them highest of quality those
are some of the best rated games of all time those Mario games and guys I hate
to say this bad but I think that they’re gonna be pretty
much be perfect at this point because the only issue that I had with Super
Mario Galaxy one as well gadget 2 is the forest motion control that’s the only
issues that I had and now that you removed before it’s motion control you
improve the graphics and all that you improve probably the frame rate maybe
they get that going at 60 frames smooth and everything like that which the game
was already running at great frame rate and smoothie but like that you can get
it better 1080p and not having to do like motion controls not forced because
you have to be able to play an important mode and everything oh man that would be
amazing I mean I can see that getting 10 out of 10 from everywhere there really
wouldn’t be too much wrong with the game then there’d be really nothing wrong
with the game unless you just want the progression and the more of the linear
nature of it compared to the sandbox Mario games but if you’re going into it
we’re just saying hey I’m gonna rate it for what it is in terms of the game and
the controls and the levels and all that it’s a 10 I mean I already thought it
was like a 10 before yeah but it’s like a super tad now and it’s an 11 out of 10
so man I’m excited to see what they do and kind of what’s going on here but it
would be really cool I mean it would be really cool if this did happen and
hopefully we see some more when it comes to Mario’s 35th anniversary I like it
though they did a big one for the 30th anniversary on the Wii they had a bunch
of different games kind of put together in terms of the old-school Mario games
so I can see this happening them so what are you guys as thoughts on all this
when it comes to Nintendo’s huge Super Mario Party that’s supposed to be going
down in 2020 let me know your thoughts in the comment section below alright
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Nintendo Switch 2020 Games Outlook – Major 1st Party Titles & Potential Surprises!


What’s good everyone OJ here welcome
back to another video today we’re gonna be talking about Nintendo’s outlook for
2020 going over some of the big games that I wanted to discuss further and
just talk about what could be coming out for the second half especially with
these rumors going around with Mario and the such so let’s just go to give a
little recap of what we’ve already gotten here first and that is Tokyo
Mirage sessions pokemon mystery dungeon Animal Crossing new horizons all of
those games are out and are great and Animal Crossing new horizons is one of
the best games that I’ve ever played in that style seriously there’s no combat
or anything like that but you just find yourself playing it over and over and
day after day after day kind of going at your own pace and just continuously
getting things and playing the game it really is very addictive it’s selling
extremely well so I really loved what they did to Animal Crossing releasing
that in March was perfect for the game I think that a lot of people are having
fun at this point a lot of quarantines going on you can just sit there and play
Animal Crossing all day so I do love that game also Tokyo Mirage distance was
absolutely awesome at the beginning of the year as well but what can we look
forward to what else is intended planning for 2020 we got a little
snippet of it after the Tendo direct mini where they showed up a bunch of
cool third-party games like burnout paradise
we also have the trails of cold steel game coming King’s bounty 2 coming in
2020 there’s a lot of different games that Nintendo showed off and I think
that the big one out of that was a xenoblade chronicles definitive edition
which I’ve already talked about multiple times on this channel since we got that
Nintendo Direct mini recently but I did want to say May 29th that is the date
for this game this is a must-play remake for the Nintendo switch yes
remake for the Nintendo switch of the original game monolith soft put their
all into the original Xenoblade Chronicles and it is a little rough
around the edges on the Wii and the new Nintendo 3ds and of course if you play
the backwards compatibility or we download on the Wii U it’s a little
rough it’s still the same game bear but it seems like they’re taking all of the
feedback and kind of taking what they can do with the game the UI menu text
all that good stuff and they’re just sharpening it up they’re making it look
so much better the game’s graphics looks so much better it’s way more clear it is
going to be event kostik game so if you have not played
Xenoblade yet this is definitely the place to start I know a lot of you guys
have checked out Xenoblade 2 or saw the game we weren’t sure if you want to get
into that because it’s the second one now we have the first one on the
Nintendo switch I think that it’s going to be a hit on there it’s gonna be a lot
of fun so make sure you guys check out xenoblade chronicles definitive edition
may 29th not a bad one-two punch pretty much at
the end of March with Animal Crossing New Horizons and then into xenoblade
chronicles definitive edition on May 29th but let’s talk about this just a
little bit more right because we do have some other games like Trials of mana
that are coming out in April and all of that but I think that May is an
interesting month because once again Xenoblade but also because of some of
the other games that we have here Borderlands the legendary collection and
Bioshock the release dates for those games are on May 29th so we’re getting
all of those Kings xenoblade three Borderlands games and also three
Bioshock games on May 29th and to me that’s awesome that’s providing so much
variety cuz I everybody’s gonna be into the JRPG not everyone’s gonna be into a
shooter RPG and then Bioshock is like its own little thing when it comes down
to how that game play so there’s a lot of variety for people out there but for
me Borderlands the legendary collection that I’m actually really excited to play
because they talked about it recently the people who are developing this game
it’s a developer that I never heard about but it seems like they’re doing
some quality work there they’re called turn me up which is an interesting and
cool name for a development studio and they talked about recently they say that
they’ve worked tirelessly with 2k in gearbox to bring these games over to
Nintendo’s switch it’s gonna be in full 1080p 30 frames per second with no
downgrading of the art assets at all and it includes all of the game of the year
stuff and DLC things that are in the game and check this out it’s got motion
controls all the Nintendo switch as well so they built that into their May 29th
I’m looking forward to maybe checking that out I might want to play some
Borderlands with some motion control on there but Borderlands the pre-sequel
that’s a game that I’ve never beat Borderlands 2 I’ve beat that game
Borderlands 1 beat that but I haven’t played through all the different
scenarios and different types of characters and plural lands to so I
definitely want to go through that game and play it again especially with a lot
of the ninja here in the village we can get some Borderlands game nights going
on so that’s gonna be and a lot of fun as well Nintendo
finally gets its debut from the Bioshock franchise which is also really good and
I think that BioShock Infinite that is gonna be a killer for people to play and
of course Bioshock one that’s always a classic that started the whole thing and
I think that some people probably under eight Bioshock – it’s not as bad as some
people make it out to be so two really good collections six games in total and
also with Xenoblade at seven games that are coming out on May 29th that is a lot
for people to go out there and play now I want to talk about some of the other
games but gotta have like a blanket 2020 then get into some of the bigger games
that we’ve talked about before or that are rumored but we could see resurfaced
in the second half for Nintendo so no more heroes three that’s a game that
looks really good we’ve got multiple trailers on that game but we actually
need to see some gameplay still set for 2020 but I’m looking forward to that one
gravy default to was a demo out right now on the Nintendo switch a shop and
stop what you’re doing but no still watch this video but stop what you’re
doing afterwards okay after you’re done watching this and go download the demo
the demo is absolutely fantastic it is a great RPG
fantastic voice acting fantastic gameplay really in-depth a lot of
different strategies that you can use it is a fun game it doesn’t hold your hand
in the demo they want you to use all the different strategies there’s super
bosses in there there is a regular boss battle for you to play there’s some side
quests for you to do great demo and we can give them feedback afterwards kind
of let them know like hey this is what you need to touch up or not then we’ll
probably get another demo which transfers over to the main game so
really looking forward to playing bravely default that is 2020 and
remember that is Square etics and their team’s kind of working on that team
asano and everything but Nintendo is publishing that as a first party game
here in the West so that’s awesome as well know Jolla that’s gonna be a
free-to-play game that we found out and they got a brand new like CG trailer
that they just put out which is pretty crazy and people are excited about the
characters and personality in in Java after seeing Matt but free-to-play so
we’ll see how they micro transaction or monetize that game but you don’t need to
intend to switch online to play that game so if you don’t have them to switch
online you can still play it you don’t have to have that so awesome stuff there
that’s going to move into these next games here that haven’t been set for
2020 but have been rumored and a lot of people have been talking
about them so we’re talking about playing out of three every single time
that they talked about this game hey everything’s going good when an asshole
chain came out hey everything’s going good I’ll bait at at three and I think
that this is finally the year that they show off made it in three and what this
game is about I think it’s gonna be revolutionary Bayonetta is my favorite
action game franchise of all time it’s hard for me to play any other action
games because Bayonetta is just that good still to this day how many years
later you know ten years later Bayonetta to me is still the queen of
action game so the queen and king of action games when it comes down to a
beta – is my favorite action game of all time absolutely love it so I think beta
3 is going to be mind-blowing when they show it off and I think it’s gonna be
2020 cinema got my 10 say 5 the game was announced way too early because guess
what it’s Atlas full production on that game started in 2018 so we’re going on
more than a year or full production so it does seem like we could see something
mid this year or late this year maybe for 2020 release 2 to 3 year development
cycle from initial concept planning in 2017 does seem like they might be having
that game ready to go and show off maybe they show it off starting this summer
and it releases in the fall not really sure but that could be a game that
Nintendo really promotes and gets up there to be one of their big titles –
brand-new big Shin Megami Tensei game exclusive on the Nintendo switch that’s
definitely worth promoting and showing off more next up is the fable Metroid
Prime trilogy HD everyone is waiting for this one here look guys I think it’s
going to happen but we just gotta wait and see what’s going on with Metroid
Prime for that’s what screwed this one up was Metroid Prime for getting
scrapped and canned in terms of the original development team but Bandai
Namco and being moved over to retro studios I think once they have something
to show us on Metroid Prime for I think we can finally see what they’re gonna
show us for Metroid Prime trilogy HD and finally get some Metroid Love on the
Nintendo switch now next up after this guy’s is Legend of Zelda breath of the
wild sequel now there is plenty of speculation that this is going to be a
2020 game but there’s a lot of people who think it’s gonna be 2021 and I’m
probably gonna do a whole separate video on this guys but I don’t think that
there’s any set terms of date with this game just yet there’s a target but they
want to hit but Legend of Zelda games will launch when they’re ready to launch
so I think that the release date is when ready so if it’s ready in 2020 and they
can get it going and get it out then I’ll be 2020 but if it’s not ready in
2020 and they have more stuff they need to do or other things that they need to
add in in order to make it a better game then it’s gonna be 2021 there is no set
lock there’s a target I’m pretty sure that they’re aiming for but they need to
make sure that the game is ready so I’ll talk about that in a whole separate
video but yeah legend sell that breath of the wild sequel launches when it’s
ready to go but it is possible for 20 20 or 20 21 maybe they want to do an
anniversary thing in March they did launch Animal Crossing back in March so
they’re not afraid to launch big titles in March so it could be March 2021 but
we don’t know at this point we’re gonna have to wait in see now the final thing
that I want to talk about is the video that we discussed talked about it in a
live stream we also talked about in a separate video that I did recently and
that is this super mario HD collection rumored game so this is going to be
multiple different games here right we have mario 64 that’s going to be an HD
we have a Super Mario Sunshine that’s gonna be an HD Super Mario Galaxy 1
Super Mario Galaxy 2 and also Super Mario 3d World deluxe it’s gonna get
that deluxe tribute where they’re gonna add in new levels and other things like
that plus we also got a brand new Paper Mario this is all based on the rumors
here and I think that with the 35th anniversary that is upon us I think that
that can definitely happen we’re gonna get some type of Mario games when it
comes to HD versions and this is just something that so many people reported
on and I understand being skeptical or whatever the case is but Nintendo has
been porting games to Nintendo switch and I think Nintendo is honestly looking
to make the switch the best Nintendo system of all time when it comes to
content they’re looking to get as much content as they can from their biggest
and baddest franchises and even get older games over on the Nintendo switch
in terms of blood they’ve done and if Nintendo brings over all of these
different 3d Mario games in HD I’m pretty sure most people who have held
out on getting a switch at this point will go out there and buy a switch with
these games and that could be the big holiday games in my opinion as well we
can just see this rush of Mario which always sells systems and yes Super Mario
Galaxy 1 and Super Mario Galaxy 2 in HD remastered and they make it much better
in term things that’s gonna be a system seller
for many people because those were some of the best 3d mario games of all time
so I can definitely see it in Tendo tapping into that base and why not at
this point the 35th anniversary of the Nintendo switch Nintendo’s Mario team
what have they been doing since Odyssey it could easily have been all of these
games here in terms of remastering them and getting them ready to go on the
Nintendo switch for the 35th anniversary and if you remember 10 years ago on the
25th anniversary they did do a collection of the older games put out on
the Nintendo Wii so we’ll see what they have here maybe they’re trying to up
their game quite a bit with the Nintendo switch now that you have portable
development and home console development and one does seem like that could be
likely so what are you guys as thoughts on my outlook for 2020 I’m looking
forward to a number of these games I think there’s going to be even more
surprises for us that we don’t know about as well and there’s probably some
games that I missed too so you guys can let me know about all of that and the
comments section below alright guys that wraps up this video here check out the
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Modding a Consumer CRT TV for RGB – Game Sack


(Game Sack Theme) (glass breaking) – Hello and welcome to Game Sack. Yeah, it’s a different looking episode. That’s because I’m in
my basement workshop. And with me today is Nick McCracken. Come on in, Nick. How ya doin’?
– Good. – So if you’ve been
looking for PVM monitors to play your classic
video games on in RGB, you’ve probably been having a hard time. They’re really hard to come by, especially these days. And that’s where Nick here comes in. And Nick, what do you do? – I mod consumer grade
televisions to accept RGB video. – Wow. So we’re gonna mod this
TV right here with RGB. As you can see it’s composite
video only right now, but Nick’s gonna take it apart and make it so it’s RGB compatible. And by the way, this is not a tutorial, so don’t do this unless you
know exactly what you’re doing. Nick does, I do not. So anyway, without further
ado let’s get into it. All right, so we’re gonna take this apart. Screwdriver, old school, I like that. – That’s right. (hella sweet electronic
music from cassette tape) – So you need to discharge these, right? – Right. Yeah, so any consumer grade television, or any CRT for that matter, is gonna carry a very high voltage to it. So what you want to do is
basically take an alligator clip, something like this, and hook
it up to the grounding strap. And then once that’s hooked up on one side you hook up the other side
to just a flat screwdriver, and you just basically
just hook it up like that. And then just make sure that
you’re not touching anything. And just slowly push it under and– – Ah! Okay. Wasn’t as bad as I was
expecting, but okay. We’re good to go. All right, so what are you gonna do next? – What we’re gonna do next is basically just give me
more room to work here. So I’m just going to
disconnect the anode cup here and disconnect any
wires that are connected to this board here so I can pull it out. Any wires coming from the
tube or the chassis itself. So just get that out of the way so I can basically pull
it out and work on it. – Nice okay. (smooth electronic music) – And this particular TV doesn’t
have a lot of wires really, so it’s not too difficult. A lot of Sony Trinitrons
are pretty complicated, so you kind of have to Hansel and Gretel
gingerbread your way back so you know what goes where or else you’ll be in
trouble when it comes time for reassembling. (smooth electronic music) (desoldering gun buzzing) – [Joe] What really kinda sucks
about playing the Genesis, especially the Model 1 in composite, is the rainbow artifacts
on the waterfalls. Now a lot of people will argue that hey, it’s supposed to be there. That’s what the developers intended, but I am not a personal
subscriber to that. It’s okay if you are, but
I want to play in RGB. So I’m really looking forward
to seeing how this looks when it’s done. (smooth electronic music) – What I’m doing here is I’m
basically desoldering the leg of one resistor each for
the RG and B signal here coming from the micon to the jungle chip. – [Joe] Jungle chip! (animals shrieking) – And what I’m going to do
once that leg is desoldered is inject my own RGB signal
coming from say my Sega Genesis or my Sega Saturn, and that is going to be correctly muxed to allow the OSD signal
coming from the TV itself to allow the OSD signal
coming from the TV itself to show through, along with the video coming
from whatever you want to input into that RGB. – [Joe] So what exactly
is the jungle chip? Jungle chip! (animals shrieking) – The jungle chip is a chip
on a lot of televisions that have an OSD. It has an array of functions, but what function we’ll be
taking advantage of here is what it does is it takes the signal from the micon here and it
gets injected RGB into it. from the micon here and it
gets injected RGB into it. And that’s what we piggyback on. It then transforms that
into the RGB signal that it sends to the
neck of the CRT itself. (humming) – [Joe] So what made you get into RGB modding consumer grade televisions? – Basically I always loved classic gaming, and I really wanted to experience
what RGB was all about. I couldn’t find any PVMs,
BVMs, anything around me and it wasn’t for a lack of trying. I mean I called broadcast
stations over and over, emailed them, hospitals to see if any, you know, it always seemed
like an urban legend that somebody finds somebody that they’re throwing away
a truckful or something. Or they’re upgrading to HDTV
and they need to get rid of the old PVMs or BVMs. So I tried it all, couldn’t figure it out. And then I wandered
upon a thread on a forum where this guy talked about how he RBG modded a
consumer grade television and that just fascinated me. And it’s just like I don’t
understand how this works, but I have time, I can figure it out. And just from repeat looking at it over and over and over again
finally figured out what they were doing
and the rest is history. (more smooth electronic music) – [Joe] So what are some of your favorite video game consoles? – Oh, definitely I was
early Nintendo, NES era just because I didn’t really know anyone that had a Sega Master System. But once the attitude era
hit, I was a Genesis boy. So Sega Genesis… …it was in high school when Saturn hit so I was more interested
in girls at the time, plus the Saturn was such a
disappointment in some ways. I would say now it’s not a disappointment, but back then you would see, oh, Symphony of the Night came out, and it came out for Saturn
but it’s not as good. Resident Evil came out. Came out for the Saturn
but it’s not as good. So I kinda skipped that era and then went big on the Dreamcast. So I would say the two main consoles that I loved were the
Dreamcast and the Genesis. I was all in on the Xbox and I’m like, “Man, the Xbox came out. “It’s so much better “than the Playstation 2 in power. “But have you heard
about the Playstation 3? “The Playstation 3 has
got a CELL processor in it “and it’s gonna connect
to your refrigerator “and to your microwave
and be as all-encompassing “and multimedia machine.” And well. – [Joe] So why do you think
that why didn’t RGB catch on in North America? – That’s a good question. I think the simplicity of the plugs and the sync itself might’ve been too much. I don’t understand, I
feel like we got robbed in the U.S. by not having it. You look at all those
consumer sets in Europe and it’s just like, oh yeah, we got RGB. It’s no big deal. – [Joe] Yeah, the first
time I heard about RGB was back in the day in EGM. They showed Batman and the Don’t Walk sign and it’s like, “You can get
way better video quality “from your Sega Genesis if
you get these RGB cables, “but you have to buy this
expensive Commodore monitor,” which of course I couldn’t get. I was like, “Wow man, I want that. “I really want that,” but
there was nothing I could do. (smooth electronic music still goin’) – I gamed on a 13 inch black and white TV. One winter starting in
October they started heavily advertising three games on that
show during advertisements. One was Little Nemo: The Dream Master. The other two were Fester’s
Quest and Dr. Mario and I got all three that Christmas. Little Nemo: The Dream Master was fine, but the other two I’ve never
run into a problem ever on a black and white monitor. Those two games relied
on color a lot, a lot. Dr. Mario, it’s all color. You want to put a red down, you don’t want to put a blue down, you can’t tell the difference
on a black and white monitor. Fester’s Quest, the
power-ups, some are one color, I don’t know if it’s green or blue. And then some are red. And if you get the red
ones your weapon downgrades and it’d just be like, that game was hard enough the way it was, but getting an upgrade and being like, “I hope this isn’t red,
I hope this isn’t red!” And then you’d get it and you’d be like, “Oh, no!” These RGB signals need
to be 75 ohms to ground. – [Joe] 75 ohms! Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhh! (electricity sparking) – Just making sure that
the 75 ohm resistors are coming off the BNC video connector and then they’ll go directly to ground. (smooth electronic music) (still even more smooth electronic music) So did you have an NES
back when it was new? – No.
– No, you were strictly a Master System kid. – [Joe] Yeah, I didn’t get
into NES until I found one in the thrift store
probably about 15 years ago. – Really? Wow.
– Yeah, I was deprived. But I borrowed a friend’s NES a few times. And I would play it over at their houses so I was definitely familiar
with it and enjoyed it, but I just never got around to getting one until quite some time ago. – Yeah, when I started the
third grade I got an NES and no one had an NES in my grade. I was the video game guy. People would come over to my house or would invite me over
to help them beat Contra or help them beat whatever game. I want to see the end, come over. And I just started the third grade, got an NES and a girl in my
class actually had an NES and I always liked girls. I remember back in the day kids were like, “Oh, girls are gross.” Me, I was like, “No, I like girls.” My brother bought Nintendo
Power Issue Number 1. So it had a walkthrough
of The Legend of Zelda. So I’m like, “Legend
of Zelda, I have that.” “I’m awesome at it.” So every day we would talk
about the Legend of Zelda and it would be like I would
just study the night before. Like okay, that has skeletons. Yeah okay, yeah skeletons. Flew right by ’em, they’re
no problem you know? Until her birthday was coming up and she invited me to her slumber party and we were gonna play
Legend of Zelda all night. And even in third grade,
I’m like, “I’m toast! “I am dead in the water.” I can bluff it but when
it comes down to play it, I won’t know, I will not know. So I convinced my mom the weekend before to help me rent that game
and I played that game. And so I got it, I got my magazine out and I started playing it. Just trying to figure
out so it’d seem natural when I play it. And nothing lined up, nothing lined up. That was a walkthrough
for the second quest. Second quest! So man, I was dripping sweat. I’m just trying to figure
out as much as I could. I knew where she was at so I’m just like, “Okay, well I just gotta play. “I gotta find all this stuff you know.” I played I think like
25 hours that weekend. My thumb actually got calloused, it hurt. My thumb hurt from playing so much. And then next weekend,
it was her birthday. The day before she told me her
mom wouldn’t let me come over ’cause I was a boy. So it didn’t matter. (fast-forwarding) – [Joe] So after this we’re
pretty much done electronically, right, we just have to mount
the jacks to the chassis and put it all back together? – That’s correct.
– Wow. That was pretty quick. All right, it didn’t take him
very long at all to do that. Less than an hour in fact. But now is the moment of truth. Before we put everything back together and install the jacks, we gotta
test it to see if it works, which is a good idea. So why don’t you go ahead and turn it on? Got the Genesis hooked up
here with the RGB SCART to BNC adapter. I got Castle of Illusion in here so let’s go see if it works. Oh hello.
– Bingo. – Hello. That looks really good. Wow, that looks a lot
better than I expected. I’m serious. Good job. OK let’s install the jacks! That really does look good. (still goin’ with the
smooth electonic music) All right, here are the jacks installed on the back of the TV. You got R, G, B in that order. And if you can remember the acronym RGB then you should have absolutely no problem hooking up the correct
colored wires to the TV. Now the composite in is
actually for the Sync, so if you want Sync, have to plug that in. Otherwise it’s not gonna work. Now there’s a switch up here. If you flip it up, the
composite video input works as a composite video input. You flip it down and you get RGB, so that’s basically how that works. And it’s pretty awesome! (cool music from Super Adventure
Island by Yuzo Koshiro) – And there you go. That really didn’t take a long time. I was moving the camera
around, telling him to wait so I could get a few different angles. But honestly it did not take very long and the results in my
opinion are fantastic. The rainbow stripes are gone on that TV. Some people don’t like that, but personally I really
like the pixel clarity. I’ve gotta ask, how many
times have you done this? – About 50 times. – Wow, it’s 51 now. I’m 51. So is the service you offer? – Yes, I do offer this
service for customers. Basically they bring their TV to me and if it is RGB moddable,
I will do it for them for a fixed amount. And then also I do pick
up CRTs wherever I can and then RGB mod them and
sell them to customers. And basically I’m not
trying to offer this, I’m not on here to
offer this as a service. I just want people to know
that this is something that they can do as long as
their not just rushing in. Take the proper precautions, learn what you’re doing
before you get in there. – Yeah, don’t use your
tongue to test that anode. – Yes correct. And just take your time and you can do it. And you can have RGB
signals coming through to your CRT without
paying the huge amounts for a PVM or a BVM. – Right, and it’s important to note that not necessarily every
single CRT is RGB moddable. I’ve got one in the other room that I would’ve really liked
to have done, my old Sony. But unfortunately Nick couldn’t really find much information on it,
and every TV is different. So I mean, it’s possible
that it could be done, but we just don’t know
enough about it, not yet. So it really depends on the TV. So anyway, I want to thank
you for coming on the show and showing this. I mean that’s awesome man.
– Thank you. – So please go away. And thank you for watching Game Sack. (Game Sack Credits Theme) (soft delicate electronic music) (grunting) Well, here it is. This is the very first TV
that I could ever call my own. My mom gave this to me when
I was like 13 or 14 years old so I could play video games in my own room instead of out in the
main area bothering her. It’s a nine inch RCA black and white. I think it’s nine inches, I don’t know. But who wants to play in black and white? I was watching Nick mod that Sony TV and it looks pretty easy so why not mod this bad boy? You can tell where this
video’s going, right? That’s right, RGB perfection! Let’s do it! (rhythmic electronic music) Look at this ancient technology. This is gonna be easy. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaahhhh!!!!!!!!!! (buzzing)

Top 10 Scary Pokemon Fan Games

March 27, 2020 | Articles, Blog | 24 Comments

Top 10 Scary Pokemon Fan Games


Welcome back! I’m your sometimes host here on top 10 gaming,
Amanda McKnight. And today it’s time to turn an eye towards
the video game world of Pokemon. But for all you Pokemon fans out there, this
list is all about fan-made games. And not just any fan-made games either but
some of the scariest ones around. Because what would the world of Pokemon be
without a few monsters, ghosts and zombies tossed into it every now and then, right? Join me in counting down these top 10 scary
Pokemon fan-made games. Most of which are hacks belonging to the ROM
variety. But some of which work just straight off your
computer. And remember if you love lists like this be
sure to give that subscribe button a click so you can stay in the know on all things
gaming. Alright, let’s get counting. 10
Pokemon Cursed This game takes place during Halloween. You can trick or treat and are also uncovering
rumours regarding ghosts that plague the town and return every Halloween night. If you can uncover the mystery by collecting
all the ghost pieces, find the being behind all the terror and defeat them, you will be
rewarded with a good ending. But be warned there is also a scary ending
in store for those that fail. Oh and you only really have a Cubone at your
disposal to do this, so it’s tricky. 9
Pokemon Advanced Adventure This Pokemon fan made game is a hack of Pokemon
Leafgreen for the Game Boy Advanced. Like your standard game of classic Pokemon
you are pitted against Gary. Except in this version Gary is an evil bloodthirsty
and psychopathic tyrant who rules the entire world, that you must work to stop. There are also modded versions of the in game
monsters which are renamed Tyrant Pokemon. In order to complete the game you must capture
or defeat those Pokemon. This game also likes to remind you of your
characters impoverished upbringing a ton. Like for some reason, it comes up a lot. 8
Pokemon Dark Rising This fan made Pokemon hack is mostly just
scary because of how hard it is. This game is built on the Pokemon FireRed
original title. The first gym battle you face pits you and
your pokemon against six level 99 legendaries. Rough. The one saving grace is at least you get to
begin the game with all dragon types when it comes to your starting Pokemon. Still if you want a game that will scare you
just in the struggle of surviving it’s gruelling and intense level of difficulty. This is it. 7
Pokemon Reborn Pokemon Reborn reimagines the world of Pokemon
if it were dark, gritty, filled with crime, gangs and edgy. So if that is what you are looking for in
a Pokemon title then this is the fan made version for you. The game starts with a train being blow up
and you being one of the few survivors of this random attack. The game is set in Reborn City a place described
as one where “black smog and acidic water garnish the crumbling structures along the
skyline.” Where city streets are full of “alleys with
disaster and crime.” Regardless “the Metropolis stands, a decaying
blemish on the once vibrant region.” Eeeek. Bleak. 6
Pokemon Uranium In this fanmade Pokemon title, you aim to
uncover the mystery behind a nuclear explosion in the Tandor region and must chase spooky
irradiated ghosts that haunt the area in order to discover its secrets. Pokemon Uranium is actually one of the few
fan made games to receive a cease-and-desist letter from the franchise themselves, due
to how controversial this fan-made hack was. By the time the letter had been received however
it had already been downloaded over a million times. So although the programmer and team behind
it complied, the community was so large that they came together and made their own patches
to fix bugs and glitches in the games, continuing to build on and improve it themselves. 5
Pokemon Fusion Generation You know Bill who created the Pokemon storage
system? Well have you ever thought of a world where
Bill was a mad scientist? Cause that’s what this scary fan-made hack
explores. In Bill’s mad science world, he has discovered
a way to fuse Pokemon together. This fan-made game’s exploration of all
the horrible disregard for the ethics when it comes to fusing Pokemon is what makes it
so terrifying. In it you fight fused monstrosities which
from a strategic standpoint can be very difficult as you never really know what traits from
each pokemon the forcibly fused Poke-monster will have. There’s also an easter egg that, if found,
allows to explore Bill’s lab where his failed experiments of messed-up half-fused Pokemon
beg you to kill them. 4
Pokemon Lost Silver Pokemon Lost Silver is a fan-made version
of the Pokemon Silver game that was inspired by a creepypasta about a college student who
returned to that Pokemon title while awaiting his new games to arrive in the mail. The pokemon that you start with in the game
might seem odd at first. You have 5 unknowns and one Cyndaquil to start
but in reality the unknowns are the key to understanding the warnings that games attempts
to communicate to you. On further inspection you may notice the strange
looking unknown pokemon are twisted into specific letters, which if read from top to bottom
in terms of their order, will reveal a hidden message if you pair it with the name of the
actual Pokemon you have. Also be sure to keep an eye on your character
stats in the game as you will notice a disturbing and violent change made to them over time. 3
Pokemon Insurgence Thousands of people have played this modded
take on one of the Pokemon classics. Pokemon Insurgence features a darker storyline
revolving around cults and Pokemon experimentation with an entirely new region to explore that
you’ve never seen in the world of Pokemon before. Like in Fusion Generation you can also mix
Pokemon together by combining their DNA to create new pokemon. Though unlike Fusion Generation instead of
this capability being somewhat reserved to evil beings like their alternate Bill, you
can control what Pokemone get mashed together. 2
Pokemon Snakewood Pokemon Snakewood is a game that allows you
to reimagine what the world of Pokemon would be like in the event of a zombie apocalypse. I mean, who hasn’t wondered that right? In this game you can tame and catch Pokemon
while also looting corpses. The best of both worlds. And zombies will even face you in a Pokemon
battle before trying to eat your brains. How polite. The game has so much more than a zombie apocalypse
as well when it comes to the horror aspects. It also features a demon invasion, some human
sacrifice and the actual Four Horsemen who pop up as well. So just general horror and mayhem mixed in
with the Pokemon fun. 1
Escape From Lavender Town This EXE game is one creepy Pokemon hack. You arrive in Lavender Town where there almost
seems to be no one about. Some houses you can’t even enter and the
buildings you can enter are, well, just creepy. The Pokemon Center only seems to have one
other person in it who reminds you that you’ll die. Thanks for that. There are lots of signs pointing to you getting
out of Lavender Town but when you try to leave it there appears to be no escape. This game was actually inspired by rumoured
harmful psychological effects that were experienced by children, brought on by the musical tones
in the original Red and Green Pokemon’s Lavender Town and referred to as Lavender
Town Syndrome. So there’s also a creepy horror story to
go along with the idea of the game itself, separate even from the chilling gameplay. Thank you so much for watching. I hope you enjoyed exploring the world of
scary Pokemon fan-made hacks. There are honestly so many out there to explore
and playthrough if you have the right set up. What are some of your favourite pokemon? What do you think is the scariest fan-made
pokemon game? Or the scariest moment you have experienced
in an actual licensed Pokemon game? Let us know your thoughts in the comments
below. And speaking of comments, it’s time to turn
to some comments from one of our latest videos, our playthrough of Silent Hills PT Scary Parody
Game! Dr. PT. Just Some Guy without a Mustache comments,
“I can’t for PT to be remade in the future.” I know. I hope it does get remade or just re-released
one day. Fans who are also video game designers and
programmers have made their own copies but Kojima himself has said that there was stuff
in that little teaser of a game that no one even found in their playthroughs. So it’s hard for anyone to rebuild what
they don’t know. Tomas garcia vicente asks, “If there is
a good ending for this game, can you get it?” Yes there is! A good ending. I don’t want to give it away but I will
tell you the secret to achieving it is hidden in the red grated scene of the game. And that’s all the time we have for comments
today, be sure to share, like, subscribe and ring that bell. This has been top 10 gaming and I’m your
host, Amanda McKnight, reminding you to keep on gaming on. Pew pew!

Enjoy the Game – Video Games Museum – Riga Latvia – Travel Guide by an Englishman


One of you must things to do when you’re
in Riga…. Is to visit the museum for… “Enjoy the game!” This is a museum dedicated to video games and arcade machines…. Video games across the ages…. Starting all the way back…. What we have here…. The Atari…. Any machine can play games with you…. But as a real computer I can also help with education….. Give people the power to be successful….. Because I’m the Atari ST……
A real thing not a plaything…. Commodores… I am keeping up with the Commodore….. Because the Commodore is keeping up with you! In a world of fun and fantasy! ZX Spectrum…. Right, Pay Attention Bond….. This is the
Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2….. It’s a fully operational computer with 128 K
memory….. But it comes with three James Bond games and a light gun that fires
armour-piercing shells…… Now that’s your assignment….. No! No! Don’t sit in that chair!
Sorry Bond! Haven’t perfected that yet….. The Sinclair ZX Spectrum +2… Even the Amstrad’s…. It must be noted though…. They’re missing….. They’re missing a good collection of Amigas Look at some of this stuff! Simply amazing! This is flashing me back to my childhood! Flashing me back to the fact that when I
used to play video games I had to load them on cassettes…. I had to put discs in the disc drive… I had to slam….. slam my fingers in the….. The Spectrums in the
Amstrad’s…. And Ataris… And the amount of time spent on the Atari 520! Thank you Nick! And umm….. Yeah….We’re missing The Amiga’s though But there’s some amazing stuff there….. Of course “Alien Storm” doesn’t have horrible little graphics…. Just horrible big ones…. Check out this…. The Atari 2600….. The Fun is Back…. Oh yes Sir-ee! It’s the Twenty Six Hundred from Atari! It’s the video system with classic galore…. From Space invaders too cars that roar…. a real hip joystick controls the screen….. Solaris and Pong, Midnight Magics and Me….. And one more thing it’s got a special low price… Under 50 Bucks!!! 50 BUCKS!?!? Now isn’t that nice! The Fun is back! Oh Yes-Sir-ee! It’s the 2600 from Atari! This is….. This is geek heaven… They’ve even got the Mattel Machine! This wasn’t very good….. This was… This certainly was… These were…. I remember friends having these….. Who remembers this calculator!?!
“Little Professor” it wasn’t a great calculator…. But everyone…. Everyone wanted that calculator! There’s
some amazing stuff…… I convinced my sister to buy this….. That was her first ever console…. Basically so I could play on it! Sega….Challenges you with the Ultimate video Games… Games that will blow you away….. Like Alex Kidd in
miracle world….. Knock out games like “Rocky”! Gangster town! Shift into more excitement with the arcade hit… OUTRUN! Only on the sega system! N.E.S that came out in 1985…..
Now comes the ultimate challenge from Nintendo….. The challenge of stopping World War 3 and becoming Top Gun! Nintendo the world’s number one game system The original FAMICOM….. this was uh….. this was released I think….. Short release in Sweden….. But
it was basically restricted to Japan…. and a little bit of Russia and Sweden….. And….Atair 7800….. Amazing….. and then here we come the Super Nintendo…. Everyone loves this! The Super Famicom – The Japanese Model…. When you decide to step up to this kind of power….. This kind of challenge….. This kind of flying….. Crashing…. Feeling…. When you decide to get serious….. There’s only one place to come…. The games of Super Nintendo…. No one else creates this kind of experience….. Because no one else creates these kind of games….. now you’re playing with power! Superpower! US – NTSC…. PAL was the UK System….
Total Geekness here! Nintendo scope! Final Fantasy Series…… Mega Drive….. New Streets of Rage…. You control 40
incredible moves….. Gotta get Genesis…… Like nothing ever before!! Genesis is so much more!!!! Sega Genesis!!! Inferior to the SNES but I know the Sega Purists would disagree with me…… Obviously “Ryu” and “Ken”……. This is some amazing stuff…… N64! Remember the days when all your friends would come around and you play Goldeneye?!? Introducing Goldeneye 007……
you know how to use one of these? Shot by Shot by Shot….. Load a Rumble Pack and see how it feels when 007 meets Nintendo 64……. 4 Player Goldeneye…. There’s Goldeneye…. Mariokart…. Amazing! Sega Saturn……Introducing…. Sega Saturn….. Sega saturn…… Are they missing the Neo Geo? Wasted money on this thing…. Atari Jaguar… Terrible Console!!!! But I had one….. Let’s review the numbers….. Sega Genesis is 16 bits 3DO is 32 bits the Atari Jaguar is 64 bits…… Which is more advanced??? Clifford? Huh! 64 bits… 3d graphics real-world animation and lightning speed you can only get with Jaguar….. Which is more Advanced??? Clifford? Jaguar! Jaguar! Jaguar! Then obviously… The original Playstation….. Playstation 2… Where is the Playstation 3? Sega Dreamcast…. Also wasted money on this…… we all play games why don’t we play
together…. Dreamcast up to six billion players… it’s clearly…… A place you can…. Could spend a bit of time…… This place cost three euros to get in……. I like it a lot! You can play all the video games…. Play any of these games….. And…. Hopefully, enjoy yourself….. 3 Euros! Money well spent! A little bit of history here! The terrorists have the prisoners….. You’re going in and hitting hard…. Operation Wolf! You’ve played it in the arcade…. Now play it on your Nintendo Entertainment System…… Make your way past armored cars…. Gunboats and a ruthless enemy…. Grab extra ammo and power drinks because you’re going to need all
the firepower you can get….. Operation Wolf! Only from Tyco! The only game in town! I love the Powerglove…. It’s so bad! Yeah well…. Just keep your Power Gloves off her Pal! Huh! Reminds me…. Where’s the…. Where’s Atari Lynx and… Hey Mr. Block Can I go to the bathroom? Two minutes! Introducing LYNX from Atari…. The color
video game you can get away with…. Sega Gamegear… Oh there’s a Sega Gamegear….. Uhhhh! whoa! Colour! Hey! there’s an easier way to get
color! Get a Gamegear! The full-color portable with over 150 games like the
new Echo! Mortal 2 and Sonic triple trouble….. SEGA!!! You played every Mario game! You
conquered every Mario game! You think you’ve mastered all there is to know
about Mario! Well, you better think AGAIN! New Super Mario World made possible by
the power of the Super Nintendo Entertainment System….. You’ve never faced the challenge of so many enemies and so many obstacles so many levels you never
needed help from a dinosaur before….. Super Mario World you get it only with a Super
NES….. It’s part of the growing line of a games for the next generation from
Nintendo…. You’ve gotta play it! You’ve got a have it! You’ve got a reputation! Now
you’re playing with power….. Superpower!! There’s certainly machines that he needs to add to his collection….. But it’s still impressive array of machines…….. so one of the top things to do is visit the video games Museum in Riga….. It was a lot of fun…. Good way to spend…… Good, way to spend a good hour….. If you bring a friend it’s gonna be more fun!!


The Compact Disc that we all know about was
invented by Philips and Sony and released in 1982. And for 8 years, the format was mostly
just used for audio. Granted, the CD-ROM for computers was also invented in the late 1980s,
but didn’t really see much penetration in the consumer market until the 1990s. So, for
the better part of a decade, CDs were sold along side cassette tapes and vinyl records
as the high-end music format. However, Philips believed the format could
be useful for more than just audio. And in the year 1990, they introduced the CD-i player.
The “I” stands for interactive. It was advertised as “The CD player that works
with your television.” The CD-i player originally sold for $799 on
the US market, but was quickly dropped to a more reasonable $599. They were available
in most retail stores that sold electronics at the time, such as Best Buy, Microcenter,
the now defunct Incredible Universe, and Sears which doesn’t even sell electronics anymore.
But that’s a topic for another episode. As a kid I was always kind of obsessed with
the CD-i just from seeing it in gaming magazines. A lot of people don’t remember that magazines
carried articles about the Philips CD-i and its games. And, when you’re an 11 or 12
year old kid and you see these amazing graphics, especially since they were using a lot of
FMV for these games, you know it just looked like mind blowing. So, this was my CD-i. I wanted it when it
came out, which was like the early 90s, I was in 3rd grade, and I had insomnia. So,
I actually watched the infomercial and it hit me at a weak point and I was really convinced
that I needed this and I tried to convince my dad. Call this number now to receive the
Magnavox CD-i player complete with digital video cartridge. Let’s take a quick look at the hardware.
This is a Philips CDi-200, but was also sold under the Magnavox brand as well. It looks
very much like a regular CD player of the era. On the front here, there’s a little hidden
panel. And inside is a port for a wired controller. Now, while all new CD-i players shipped with
a wireless controller, I actually don’t have one. But I do have this one, which was
probably the most common wired controller. It has a D-pad in the middle, but not a very
good one. And two buttons on the side. It’s okay for operating some titles one handed,
but a lot of them you’ll wind up having to use another hand one one of the buttons.
It’s not a very good controller for games. Fortunately, they did later come out with
a controller similar to a Sega Genesis. This one works much better for games. They also
made a rollerball and a mouse, but I don’t have either of those to show. Of course, right now there is a huge shortage
of CD-i controllers. I don’t know why but there are more CD-i players out there than
there are controllers. Fortunately, you can get a device like this, which will allow you
to use a standard 15-pin controller from your PC. So, that’s always an option. Let’s take a look at the rear. This one
called Input 2, that’s actually for a second controller if you have a two player game,
for example. A sort of irritating place to put it. And this is a digital audio output
for high end stereo systems. Pretty rare at the time, actually as it was a pretty new
thing. And then here is, of course, your standard stereo audio and composite video jacks. And,
it had s-video output. Also something pretty new at the time, with probably only very high
end televisions supporting it. Unfortunately, I suspect 90% of the users of the CD-i in
1990 were probably forced to use the RF antenna jacks, just like a VCR would have had to use
at the time. Let’s open it up and take a look inside.
Having a look at the logic board, you might immediately notice that it is running on a
68070 CPU. At first this sounds kind of impressive. For those that are familiar with the naming
scheme of the Motorola 68000 series of processors, you might be tempted to think that the 68070
would slot in right after the 68060. But, no. It’s actually a custom version that
is far more similar in design to the original 68000, which means it is a 16 bit CPU with
some 32-bit capabilities, although it does run at 15.5 megahertz, so that makes it twice
as fast as an Amiga 500, for example. The new player was actually designed with
many different types of media in mind. Of course, the device could play standard music
CDs, which were very common at the time. These discs usually had the logo of compact disc
digital audio printed on them. However, the CD-i player also opened up a whole new world
of media types on compact disc, including CD+Graphics, the Photo CD, the Video CD, not
to be confused with CD Video, which is actually a type of laserdisc, which is analog data
and not compatible here, and of course Compact Disc Interactive, or CD-i. The CD-i player today is often thought of
as a failed video game console. But, it was never really intended to be a video game console,
at least not at the beginning. It was supposed to be a media center for your living room.
Sort of like the Xbox-One of the day. It was going to replace your CD player, and your
VCR, and your encyclopedias, and your photo albums, and of course your video game console
and possibly even your computer. So, let’s examine each of these media types
a little more closely. Being the compact disc was the focus of this system, it’s sort
of a given that regular music CDs will play just fine in here. In fact, if you had this
hooked up in your home entertainment system, you didn’t even need to turn on your television
to use the music CD feature. But, you just might have wanted to turn on
your television for those music CDs, because I’m about to show you something that I bet
90% of you have never seen or heard of before. What I have here is just a regular music CD,
at least that’s how it appears on the surface. This is the exact same CD a person might have
bought at Best Buy, Wal-Mart, Musicland, or whatever. They would have played this in their
portable music players, or their in-dash CD players in their cars, or even in their home
stereo. But, if I put it in the CD-i player, something magical happens. Now, I’d love to let you hear the music
that goes along with this, but we all know that if I played more than 2 or 3 seconds
of copyrighted music, I’d get a copyright strike from YouTube. So, for the moment I’m
just going to let you watch the graphics here while I tell you a little about how this worked.
You see, music encoded onto a CD has multiple different sub channels that are read right
along side the music data that is streaming in. CD Graphics are stored in some of the
unused sub channels. And since it is a stream of data, it can’t really be used to immediately
throw a whole picture up on the screen at once. The data is basically displayed on the
screen as it is read. The interesting thing, though, is that the data stream can tell it
where these particular pixels are supposed to go. So, this allows them to modify specific
places on the screen, and in some cases even animate small little sections. In this case,
they are using it for displaying the song lyrics that go along with what you are hearing.
Which again, makes me sad that I can’t let you hear the music with this. The graphics are limited to a resolution of
around 300 by 216 pixels using a maximum of 16 colors. So this puts it in the same ballpark
as a lot of computer systems and game consoles of the 1980s. Which make sense, being this
was developed in the 1980s anyway, even if it didn’t show up on the market until 1990. Now, while this CD here isn’t kind enough
to even let you know there are graphics on it, take a look at this one. This is one of
my favorite albums of the time, and it actually has the little logo here that actually says
graphics. So, let’s take a look at what’s on this one. I would say that CD Graphics was a big market
failure because, like I said, the vast majority of people I’ve talked to didn’t even know
this was a thing. Millions of people owned these discs without ever even realizing there
was more on them than just the audio. If you want to actually watch some of these,
there is a YouTube channel called the CD+G museum. And I don’t know how they’ve managed
to get these songs uploaded without copyright strikes, but you can watch many of them over
there and I’ll put a link down in the description. Now, let’s talk about another CD type, this
is a photo-CD. Now, what I have here is just a demo CD, and it’s on a factory pressed
CD that was included with this stand-alone photo CD player. I used to have a ton of photo
CDs around, but I through them all away a long time ago after copying them off to my
home server. But for those that don’t remember these, here’s how that worked. During the 1990s you were probably using a
film camera. And when you were done with your roll of film, you’d go K-Mart, or your local
pharmacy, or wherever they did film developing, and you’d find a stack of envelops similar
to this. So you’d fill out all of the personal information here, and then you’d check off
what sort of prints you’d like made. And one of the options you could pick from was
a Kodak PhotoCD. OK, this one actually says picture CD, which is a slightly different
format that came later, but I couldn’t find one of these that said PhotoCD on it, because
it would have to have been from the 1990s. But you get the idea. So, you put your film
in here, and drop it off. A few days later, you’d go back to pick up your film and you’d
get your negatives back, along with a photo CD. Now, the photo CD would look a little
different from this, normally it would be on a gold CD recordable, and look more like
this. But, this is all I have for the moment. So, let’s put this example photo CD in here
and see how it works. Now, you might think a photo CD is just a bunch of JPEG images
stored on a CD. But it was actually a proprietary format with uncompressed, raw images. In fact,
even a computer couldn’t view these photos without using special designed software. But
with the CD-i you could quickly and easily view these images on your living room TV.
Also keep in mind there was only standard definition television back then. Nevertheless,
these photos still look pretty good. Now let’s take a look at another type of
CD, the Video CD. Believe it or not, this was the predecessor to DVD video. In fact,
most DVD players were backwards compatible with Video CD. However, DVD uses a different
type of physical media that actually contains more information, and is double-sided. Video
CDs, on the other hand, use the same physical type of media as a music CD, and thus they
are limited to about 700 megabytes of data. So, how did they squeeze a video stream onto
this? Well, they used MPEG-1 compression. Now, back in 1990, computers were not fast
enough to decode an MPEG-1 stream like this using purely software. So, if you look at
the back of this CD-i player, you’ll notice a cartridge slot back here. What we have inside
is an add-on cartridge that contains custom hardware to decode MPEG-1 video streams on
the fly. This was actually not included with the CD-i player originally, as it added quite
a bit of extra cost. In fact, the cartridge could be as much as several hundred dollars. So, these are some Video-CDs from the era.
Many of these are very well-known movies. I’ll pop the Terminator 2 Disc in here,
and let’s have a look. As usual, I can’t really show more than a few seconds of this,
or I’ll wind up with a copyright violation. Of course, one problem with this format is
that it could only store about an hour on a single disc. So, for a two hour movie, the
solution was simply to have two discs. People who used laserdisc were already accustomed
to this anyway, so it probably wasn’t that big of deal. So, the advertising for these video CDs said
they were VHS quality. So, I thought I should put that to the test. And for that test, we’re
going to have a look at Forrest Gump. And that’s because I have this movie on both
Video CD and VHS. By the way, Forrest Gump actually has 3 discs. The 3rd one is actually
a documentary called “Through the eyes of Forrest Gump.” And you know what, it’s
actually really good. In fact, I understand this version is longer and has more stuff
on it than the version that comes on the DVD release as a special feature. I think that’s
because this has the original laserdisc version which is 37 minutes, but they shortened it
to 30 minutes for TV broadcast and that’s the version included on DVD. Anyway, so let’s put this in the player
and see what we get. OK, I mean, here on the TV it looks pretty good, but I need a better
way to compare with VHS. So what I’m going to do is directly plug the VCR into my video
capture device and grab some footage. Sorry it is showing in black and white here, I had
the chroma turned all the way off for some bizarre reason. But don’t worry, I fixed
it and re-captured it later. Anyway, I can’t really show you very much full-screen capture,
or I’ll get a copyright strike. I know, I’m beginning to sound like a broken record,
but it is what it is. So anyway, I captured some footage from VHS,
and now it’s time to capture the same footage from VCD. And here’s where we run into a
bit of a conundrum. I did use S-video from the CD-i player, since it offers it. I think
that’s fair to do because VHS was incapable of S-video by its very nature. But some people
might ask why I didn’t just rip the contents directly from the Video-CD using a CD-ROM
drive on a computer. Which, I could have. But I felt since this was meant to be played
on your television, this was probably the most fair way to compare. So, I have some side-by side clips here. At
first glance they seem pretty similar other than some difference in color balance. So,
what I’ll do is show you some still frames I captured from both. So here’s Video CD
and now VHS. Let’s try it on a different frame, again here’s Video Cd and now VHS.
Now, let’s zoom in to a specific area so we can see a little more detail. So I hate
to say it, but I think VHS actually looks better. And just for the fun of it, here’s
a 720p version of the same thing. But, on the bright side, Video CDs can be played thousands
of times without any degradation, unlike VHS. Plus, you don’t have to rewind them. OK, so we’ve had a look at some of the formats
that the CD-i player was designed to play, but none of those formats, at least up to
this point have been proprietary, meaning the music CD, the Photo Cd, the video CD,
these are all things that could be played in other dedicated players. But, of course
the CD-i player had its own proprietary sort of executable code which could be used for
encyclopedias or video games. The CD-i Player isn’t known for it’s great
library of games. Philips believed that the FMV, or full-motion video cartridge, was the
CD-i player’s biggest asset for games. This allowed it to play games like Dragon’s Lair.
But, in my opinion I think the FMV cartridge was a hinderance. And I’ll use Dragon’s
Lair as an example. I remember when I first saw this game at the arcade. Everyone was
gathered around the arcade watching it being played. The graphics looked absolutely incredible
at the time. But that’s because I didn’t realize the game was just a bunch of pre-recorded
scenes and thus you weren’t really controlling the character, rather controlling which scene
comes next with careful timing. Watching the game was fun, but once I actually played it,
I was rather disappointed. And so many of the titles for the CD-i were
designed at least partially around this premise. Games like Mad Dog McCree added in mysteries
to be solved, with some action. But they weren’t nearly as interactive as they appeared on
the surface. Here’s another one, Phantom express. This is just a pre-recorded roller
coaster scene and the only thing you control is the little crosshairs to attempt to shoot
at stuff. Here’s a kid’s game called the busiest
neighborhood ever. Again, this is just a bunch of FMV scenes put together with triggers on
certain areas. But it does allow a child to kind of explore a neighborhood. I think some of the best games on the system
were games that didn’t require the FMV cartridge. Tetris is a great example. Now, I’ve played
Tetris on a lot of platforms and admittedly the original NES version is probably my favorite
just from a playability standpoint. But I think the CD-i version is easily my second
favorite. And, I think you’ll see why. Every level in the game has a unique moving background,
plus a unique soundtrack. Here’s another level. And here’s the next. Pretty neat,
huh? Here’s another one of my favorite games.
I’ve also played Lemmings on a number of different platforms, but this one is unique
for a few reasons. For one thing, it has this really really long, like 5 minutes long, intro.
However, the FMV cartridge is not actually required to play the game. As for the game
itself, it is very similar looking to most other 16-bit consoles and computers of the
era. I think that the strongest resemblance is the Super Nintendo version. But, I think
the music is just one giant sample played right off the CD. Eventually I saw AVGN’s video about the
CD-i. I don’t know, I just never really believed it could be that bad, and it really
isn’t. There’s some really good titles on the CD-i. Some of my favorite games on
the CD-i are Thunder in Paradise. I know this sounds strange, but it’s a great FMV game.
It stars Hulk Hogan being super hammy. It’s from a TV show he did in the 90s. And it has,
especially for being just a shooter, a lot of variety. It’s on rails, but it constantly
changes each game where it stops, the order of the enemies, it has multiple endings. I’ve
beaten it dozens of times at this point and and I’m still finding new FMV cut scenes. I was really lucky enough to get Link, Zelda,
both of the Zelda’s and Link. They were terrible games. There’s a great beat-em-up also called mutant
rampage bodyslam. I really recommend that. There was a mixture of games for them. So
this is kind of their adult game called Voyeur, which it’s exactly how it sounds. Hotel Mario, it gets a lot of flack but it’s
actually a really good puzzle platformer. The cut scenes aren’t all that great, not
much to write home about, but really its a pretty good game. There’s also chaos control,
which I believe even had a PS-one release, really good ports of myst, seventh guest,
of course burn cycle which was kind of the killer app for the CD-i. It’s not all sunshine
and rainbows, the CD-i of course. The golf games were pretty neat, these were
all pretty much like a live action. Kind of almost reminds you of dragon’s lair or earlier
PC games. There are some things even me, a fanatic of
the CD-i, don’t like. One is the controllers it ships with, they’re wireless but they’re
infrared controllers. So naturally, you lose that line of sight to your CD-i and you are
not going to be playing your game basically. I ended up getting the genesis style 3-button
game pad. It works pretty well. It’s not the greatest gamepad in the world. Not the
greatest D-pad in the world, but it does work really really well for the CD-i games. All of the software, whether it’s a game,
encyclopedia, whatever software you are using for the CD-i, they all had to be made to use
any of the input devices. So, even their lightgun, you can use that to play a platformer game.
I don’t recommend it, but you can do it if that’s how you live your life. Another
really interesting thing about the light gun is that it will work with on a modern TV.
You do not need to use a CRT. So, somewhat forward thinking, I guess? To me, it’s partly because of AVGN’s videos
about it, people don’t take it seriously and it was never really meant to be a gaming
platform, at least not initially. So, to me it’s pretty impressive what they were able
to do. The whole point of the system was kind of
to replace most all of your entertainment in your house. So, they wanted it to be your
VCR, and be your game system and your educational system. They didn’t want you to have a computer
anymore. And they were just trying to replace all of that. So, it was supposed to be multi-faceted.
They kind of achieved that to a point. There are some hidden gems on the CD-i, but
like any other console it has plenty of bad games as well. And you do have to look a little
deeper to find those hidden gems. So, one thing that gets talked about a lot
is that Philips managed to secure the rights from Nintendo to use some of their characters
for games, such as in this port of Zelda. But, they contracted these out to another
firm and the games ended up being almost universally hated, and in fact sometimes these games are
used to judge the entire CD-i franchise, which I think is a bit unfair. There were many different versions of the
CD-i player, such as this top-loader that came a few years later. And it’s surprising
how much smaller it is. It’s supposed to open on its own, but mine needs just a bit
of help. To put a CD in, you just need to sit it here, there are no snaps or anything,
and then you just close the top. On the front you get a controller port, on the side is
a power on/off switch. And on the rear this one just has the standard, low-end options
for audio and video. One bizarre thing, though, is the power brick. It uses an RJ-45 connection.
At first glance some people today might think it is an ethernet port. But it’s not. This
model also has a slot for the FMV cartridge. You just have to squeeze here and this cover
pops off. You may notice this badge on top that comes with the cartridge so that you
can show externally that your model is equipped with it. But the cartridge itself is essentially
the same as the one from the previous unit. This smaller top loader was priced much lower
and was designed specifically to compete with the Commodore CD32, neither of which made
a huge splash in the gaming market. It wasn’t until the Sony Playstation arrived in 1994
that the compact disc would make a big impact for gaming. Later they did come out with this more compact
front-loading unit. I think this was sold mostly to schools and businesses and things
like that. It seems to have an FMV cartridge essentially built into it, although one bizarre
thing I noticed is that it will not play CD+Graphics. I think the CD-i player was the first of its
kind and Philips didn’t really know what to do with it at the time. I think had they
bundled it with a better controller and focused on a different genre of games instead of the
full motion video type games, I think that it would have been more successful as a gaming
console. However, it did pave the way for other consoles, including DVD video, which
was based heavily off of the Video-CD design. Anyway, I hope you’ve enjoyed this look
back at the Philips CD-i, and as always stick around to the next episode and thanks for
watching!

WORLD OF HORROR – Early access First impressions


I have a confession to make. I am very picky with my horror games. Although I enjoy horror games a lot, I honestly
don’t play that many of them. Mainly because I find that very few of them
manage to catch my interest. What I’m trying to say is that, when I do
get curious about a horror game, I’m only ever going to stick with it if I’m truly interested
in it. And let me tell you, this game managed to
hook me from the first 10 minutes I played and it’s definitely not an experience
that I’ll forget anytime soon. Just like the title screen says however, the
game is still in early access so if you’re interested in checking it out please do keep
that in mind. So whatever thoughts and feelings that are in this video will obviously also be based on the early access version of the game as well. WORLD OF HORROR is an adventure game in which
you have to solve a number of different mysteries in the small sea-side city of Shiokawa in
hopes of warding off a terrible evil. The game was inspired by retro adventure games so if you’re familiar with games like Arkham
Horror or that sort of adventure board game, you’ll most likely find WORLD OF HORROR very
easy to pick up. But do not worry! Even if you have no experience with these
types of games and you just want to check the game out because you think it looks cool,
there’s a very handy tutorial that’ll answer any questions about how the game works. So don’t be too scared. As you start a new adventure, the game will
ask you to pick a case to investigate. Each one of these cases that you choose are
built up of a number of events that are randomly generated. This means that every playthrough will be
slightly different from the next and that you’re encouraged to investigate the same
mystery numerous times in order to see all possible events and see all possible outcomes. During your investigations as you’re traveling
to different places to check for clues you’re going to be faced with both enemies and different
types of skill checks. The combat is turn-based and features an action
bar which you can fill up with any kind of actions you’d like to take in battle as long
as you have the required equipment. You have several different options whether
you’d like to actually fight enemies, run away from them or try your hand and some form
of communication. The success of all of your actions obviously
depend on your current stats and equipment. And speaking of your stats and equipment,
there’s a leveling system which will allow you to spend points leveling up whatever stats
you’d like. As well as a shop that will sell you certain
items, but you can also come across items as you’re investigating. The outcome of the skill checks will also obviously
depend on your current stats. (So keep that in mind before you try something
stupid and end up dead like I did.) So although each playthrough of the game will
be of very varying lengths and very different overall, they’re all generally pretty short. And that is again because you are encouraged
to investigate the same mystery several times. You’ll see new things if you do and depending
on your choices, you might find a new ending. If you’re looking into this game, you’re probably
going to hear the same thing being repeated a lot. And that is that this game feels very Junji
Ito inspired. But that’s because it’s true. WORLD OF HORROR isn’t an adaption of any of
Ito’s stories and it’s not a rip-off in any capacity but it’s very obviously inspired
by Junji Ito. Although the extremely intricate drawings
from a Junji Ito manga can’t be translated into something like a 1-bit artstyle, that’s
also not the point. With its uncanny faces, body horror and placing
unknown horrors into the mundane, WORLD OF HORROR ends up feeling Junji Ito inspired. One can also absolutely not ignore the very
obvious Lovecraftian influences. When cosmic gods come knocking on your door
you’re bound to think of H.P Lovecraft. That’s not to say that the atmosphere doesn’t feel unique because it certainly does. The mixture of Japanese urban legends and
cosmicism is very interesting because it weaves together folklore with the horrors of the
unknown. So although the setting feels very average
every day, you’re bound to be creeped out when you open one of the lockers at school
and can’t even wrap your head around what’s currently living inside of it. It’s a game that wraps its claws around you
within minutes of starting it. Because of the nature of the gameplay, all
your decisions will either doom you or save you and it’s up to you to figure out what
the best thing to do is. All while trying to, you know, stay sane in
the face of eldritch horrors. The pixel art-style is something that although
fairly simple-looking, really gives the game a special feel. The black and white is reminiscent of old
manga and some of the monsters in this game really made my stomach turn. Something that’s also really cool is that
the game has a bunch of different colors palettes and gives you the choice to either customize
your color palette yourself or to pick a random one before each new playthough. This sounds really simple but it makes a huge
difference, especially when you go in for your 2nd and 3rd playthroughs because it can
give scenes a completely different feel. It is absolutely also worth mentioning that
this game was made by one guy. We’ve had several of these amazing releases
in the past few years that were made by just one person, and it’s really cool to see people
so passionate about their projects. So while WORLD OF HORROR may not be the longest
of experiences, that’s not something that holds it back. As a matter of fact it’s quite the opposite. It’s adapted a very effective short story
formula which is what makes it so addicting. As a horror fan, I would strongly recommend
it. It’s been a while since a game got under my
skin in the same way that WORLD OF HORROR managed to and it’s just as spooky as
it is refreshing. I was really longing for something unique
to catch me off guard this year and I was pleasantly surprised to find it hit me upside
the head. So if you’re interested in checking this game
out, keep your eyes open because WORLD OF HORROR will be available on Steam, Playstation
4 and the Nintendo Switch this year. And like I mentioned earlier, is already available now in early access. I hope you enjoyed this video. Thank you so much for watching.

DIY Mario Kart the Card Game! Free game and giveaway!


I’ve always had a fascination with games
and gameplay. Growing up I played lots of video games, board
games, and playground games with family and friends. As an adult, I have large board game and video
game collections, and I love to pass on my love of games by playing these with my wonderful
nieces. For Christmas five years ago I wanted to give
a unique present to these girls and their families so I created a card game based off
of one of their favorite video games, Mario Kart. They really enjoyed playing it over the years,
so now, in the spirit of the holidays, I want to offer this gift to all of you. As you can probably tell by looking, this
game is adapted from the classic card games, Crazy 8’s and UNO. But this isn’t just a simple reskinning
though. The numeral and item card distribution is
unique to my design and there are many more types of item cards, or attacks, than in the
original games. I created this to be a fun family game, suitable
for smaller children, but still with enough choice per turn to add more depth for older
players. As a player starts to run out of cards, all
competitors have opportunities to turn the tables on them leading to the same kind of
frantic fun that Mario Kart is well-known for. In the description below you’ll find a link
to the print and play files for this game. First are the cards. Now, there’s a couple of popular ways to
make a print and play card game. You can print the cards on paper and then
insert them into what are commonly known as ‘penny sleeves’. Then to make them sturdy, add any other type
of worthless card you have lying around. My local dollar store had a two pack of poker
cards that was perfect for this. I’ve also included a file of card backs
you can use. This game is 108 cards so the sleeves make
them pretty unwieldy to try to handle all at once. After shuffling, I would split the deck and
start the hand with a half deck, bringing in the second half when needed. Otherwise, you can print the cards directly
on card stock instead. I used a local print shop to print these due
to the cards not fitting within the printable margins of my home printer, and I chose self-service
to avoid any copyright conflicts with the staff. They informed me that I could use my own paper
in self-service, so next time I think I’ll try bringing 12 sheets of glossy cardstock. Either way, cutting out the cards is pretty
tedious, so try using a paper cutter if you have access to one. I’ve also included files for a printable
tuck box. One sized for sleeved cards, and one sized
for unsleeved cards. You can use the same method of box making
that I showed in my last video to create this box. And finally the game’s rules. This two-page document can be printed on two
sheets, or front and back. If you fold them into thirds in both directions,
these will reduce to a single card size for easy including with your cards. All put together, this game makes for a truly
unique addition to your game collection. Or maybe this can be a fun gift for just the
right Mario fan on your list. It can even be a good ‘rainy day’ project
for you and your children. But before I leave I wanted to show you this. This year I decided to gift myself a professionally
printed copy of this game. Unfortunately, the margins weren’t set up
properly, leaving the intended white borders cut off of the card faces, but some might
prefer it this way. This is still a very nicely made card deck. Instead of returning it, I’ve decided to
give it away to one lucky viewer. You’ll find the details in the video description
below. Act fast, I’ll be drawing one winner on
January 1st. Good Luck! My wish for you this holiday season and beyond
is to simply have fun and spread good cheer. I would love to know the games that have become
family traditions for you. Thank you again for watching and if I’ve
earned it, please consider subscribing and sharing my channel. If you wish to hear more about the design
choices I made when I created this game, you can check out my follow up video by clicking
this card.