In case you cannot open the link or the title is a bit confusing, Classic Game Room is shutting down. Well, not shutting down entirely but not going to be Mark's full time job anymore. The forum post mostly describes how the store, CGR Undertow, and most of the website will be shutting down by new year and also talks about how Mark will just release reviews whenever he wants as a hobby.
It just seems weird that there are a lot of people like The Gaming Historian or DSP who decided to treat this hobby as their full time jobs whereas Mark has been doing CGR since 2008 and is now leaving to pursue something else.
Even though I have not watched Classic Game Room religiously since late 2010, it seems weird that Mark is just moving on. Well, I would imagine just playing video games all the time can get tiring, even though that would be a dream job to some of us.
Yeah, that could be the reason. One that I think he is quitting is that he might just be tired of having to think about video games all the time. I mean I enjoy a good video game but if I was forced to play something, then I can imagine it getting pretty taxing after a while.
Also, glad to see he also did not take the patreon way. However does he really need to resort to that if his family is pretty well off? I don’t know but I am glad he did not resort to that.
Mark leaving YouTube is just a sign of the times. The writing was kind of on the wall when some cute autistic kid from swedan or some shit farts in to microphone and gets 40 million SUBS, and Mark who might be the most cool-chill dude on the planet, and has quality videos only has what......half a million SUBS?
In a semi-related side note to YouTube's final days, Jerry any tips for a beginner podcaster? Best websites, mics, programs, ect? Might possibly start one up for da lulz, and figured I'd turn to my favorite podcast champion waifu.
Oh, damn, the Deathadder Cast. I will definitely give that a listen. Especially since I've lost my supply of podcasts for a while now. You have to first find a secret enemy podcast first to light a fire in your belly first. I might recommend cough Mondo Cool Cast cough, I mean All Gen Gamers. Yeah that is who I meant.
Also speaking of CGR, yeah it sucks that putting out quality reviews that take editing was never viewed as much as some guy's horror game let's play pretending to be scared with a webcam but what are you going to do. At least he is moving on to something else instead of resorting to Patreon.
Well I had the bug up my ass and then I just decided to dive right in before I lost interest. If you are familiar with my DeathAdder83 Bullsh*ts, it is kind of like one of those just sans an ugly mug and plus music from 20 years ago.
I am no match for The Terror Dome, at the moment, but I am building my base as we speak..............watch your back JT!
I could still use some guidance on a places to store the podcast and embedding tips.
I use archive.org to host the podcast. Unlimited free storage. Set up a blogger.com blog, which should be easy since you have a google acct, and use that to set up an RSS feed that you can then submit to itunes. It's been like a million years since I set it all up and I'm sure a lot of shit has changed. So it may take some googling to get it all set up but its worth it.
Get a mic that sounds decent. Audio quality matters when that's 100% of the show. I use a blue snowball that TheDevilBurning gave to me. Listening to it now you may want to get a pop filter for the mic you're using and it would sound great.
As for the show speak from the heart. When making show notes just toss in some bullet points and let it flow from the heart.
You'll have to appear on MCC as a guest at some point brother. I've been super busy working on MCTV. Getting close to the launch date. Since you've requested more spooky shit like the frankenstein tower segment I'd like to share this SNEAK PEAK EXCLUSIVE with you.
Thanks for the tips JT! I am planning on doing another episode in a month or so, if I feel like it's going to be a regular thing, then I will def invest in a snowball mic. Also, since you're still probably my favorite podcaster out there, I hope you enjoyed the ICP tribute song at the end, for some reason I really love that song lol.
That is a pretty cool looking cemetery, every cemetery needs ghost gypsies and ghost dogs. The camera looks pretty crisp outdoors too.