A couple of weeks ago, my YouTube partnership Fullscreen Arcade approached me about doing an original show for their channel. We went over a few ideas and bounced some topics off of each other, but I knew deep down the show I wanted to make. You see, it has been in my head since the year 2009; I’ve just never gotten the wheels going. I pitched them my idea and they loved it.
So today I am excited to announce a brand new series exclusive to Fullscreen Arcade: Replay the Past!
This show focuses not on the history of video games, but video games based on history. These are, without a doubt, my favorite types of games. The feeling of immersing yourself not only in the game but also in the history is so satisfying. Replay the Past will provide you not only an overview of the game, but also the history within it. So if I go over a game like God of War, you will be getting a history lesson on Greek mythology as well!
Replay the Past premieres Monday, May 13th on the Fullscreen Arcade channel. The 1st season is 6 episodes and will be released weekly.
A huge thanks to you all for making this possible. I’m so excited to share my newest show with everyone!
What started as a hobby has become my most passionate project and one I want to continue for life. When I started Gaming Historian, I never realized just how popular it would become. I figured I would make videos in my spare time while putting my college education to use in the real world. Five years and 23,000 subscribers later, things have changed. It is clear to me that The Gaming Historian is not just a hobby anymore: It is my life, and my passion. It’s time to reveal a secret.
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We’ll get back to history and video games momentarily, but for now I wanted to take a moment to write about one of my new obsessions: Fitocracy.
Growing up, I was actively involved in sports. After the NFL and English Premier League decided not to draft me, I pretty much gave up most physical activity (minus the occasional recreational league) and started my college education. The ironic thing is, I’ve always hated cardio exercises and lifting weights was really boring.
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DLC seems to be a hot topic in gaming these days. At E3 2012, it was probably one of the most used terms at the conference. Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony all have their own ways to provide downloadable content to gamers. Atari had their own way too….back in 1983! It was called GameLine.
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Once again, I will be attending the upcoming MAGFest in National Harbor, Maryland, along with the rest of the Retroware TV Crew! This is probably my favorite convention to go to. There are tons of games to play, concerts to attend, and friends to see. Not to mention the many vendors that show up selling retro gaming goodies. I’ll be arriving Thursday and leaving Sunday, so if you see me please don’t hesitate to say hello! I’ll probably be hovering around the Retroware TV booth.
I’ll be a guest / attending the following panels / concerts as well.
Retrogame Roadshow Panel (Bring your rare games!)
Friday, January 4th – 11:30 AM
Retroware TV Autograph Session
Friday, January 4th – 12:30 PM
On Being Human Concert
Saturday, January 5th – 11:00 AM
Retroware TV Panel
Saturday, January 5th – 2:30 PM
Along with attending this awesome festival, I will be live-tweeting the event, as well as providing daily updates on this here blog. So if you can’t attend, stay tuned here so you can catch up on all the happenings. Remember to follow me @GamingHistorian on Twitter for live updates.
Are you attending MAGFest 11? Let me know in the comments below. Happy Holidays!