Yeah, so, that more colorful video opportunity I wrote about yesterday…
…I’ve kicked it off. And the site to go along with it.
I’ve been planning this project for quite a while behind the scenes, ever since I began to realize that as much as I enjoy Game Boy World the monotony of the games for the platform (not just visually, but in terms of content) demands a sanity release valve. The challenge, of course, has been to come up with a format to differentiate this from other NES retrospective endeavors. To that end, I’ve come up with a four-point methodology for this series:
- It’s focused strictly on the NES’s chronology—the sequence of games Americans saw, as they saw them;
- It’s as much about context and the overall history of the medium and the companies involved as it is the games themselves, as with Game Boy World;
- All footage is captured directly from actual hardware and cartridges (whenever possible);
- And, finally, I hope to make a library of photography and scans of carts, hardware, and packaging available through the main site, as with Game Boy World.
Anyway, my plan is update GBW on a weekly basis, while side projects like this will be created less frequently, as I have both time and need—as personal sanity demands, basically. Hopefully this video justifies its own existence… and if not, well, feel free to unfollow me on all feeds and social media platforms as a sign of protest.