Q. Who are you?
A. Just some nobody on the Internet with a lot of opinions on video games, both retro and contemporary.
Q. Where is your screen name from? When did you start using it?
A. From an old Malcolm in the Middle episode. I shortened it to "Spoony" due to character limitations on IRC, then later appended a Fist of the North Star reference after growing tired of having a rather obnoxious video game meme parroted at me constantly.
Q. What do you think of (company/franchise)?
A. This link probably has your answer.
Q. What do you record games and edit footage with?
A. For console stuff, I utilize an AVerMedia HD capture card and record off of original hardware with an actual copy of the game (whenever possible). For PC games and emulated stuff, I utilize either Bandicam or OBS. Footage is edited in VirtualDub or VideoPad and subs are created with Aegisub. I'm a pretty low-budget operation.
Q. How do you record footage from Vita games?
A. Via a PlaystationTV, which is basically the Vita hardware in a microconsole. Not many people know about them because Sony doesn't seem to have advertised the things at all...
Q. Is there any schedule for site updates?
A. The only content on something of a fixed schedule are my Spoony Plays videos, which I try to add installments for at least once a week. That frequently varies depending on how busy I am with real life, though. Articles, Cold Gaming videos, riffs, reviews and rants are usually spur-of-the-moment things.
Q. How do you disable auto-play on Twitch VOD embeds?
A. Quite easy. Just copy-paste the embed code into your HTML document, but at the end of the video ID, add &autoplay=false. For example:
<iframe src="https://player.twitch.tv/?video=v35722854&autoplay=false" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="378" width="620"></iframe><a href="https://www.twitch.tv/undefined?tt_medium=live_embed&tt_content=text_link" style="padding:2px 0px 4px; display:block; width:345px; font-weight:normal; font-size:10px; text-decoration:underline;">Watch live video from on www.twitch.tv</a>
Q. Do you have any plans to return to Youtube?
A. If they weed out the legions of toxic morons who think spending 24 hours a day mouthing off to strangers on the internet over any petty, stupid thing they can is their one true calling in life, then maybe. Otherwise, I'll stick to Twitch for the foreseeable future.
Q. What are you going to play next?
A. I have no real schedule planned for games; I just play whatever I feel like showing off. For a list of games I plan to (eventually) get around to, check out Future Spoony Plays.
Q. Do you take requests?
A. Only from people I know. Sorry. If I were to take unsolicited requests I'd never get around to them all.
Q. Your opinions suck/silent playthroughs suck/you swear too much/how dare you criticize X in a way I don't like because bla bla bla
A. I can't please everyone, and I'm not going to try to either. If you don't like my stuff, there are a million other gaming content creators out there; go watch one of them instead. You're not doing me a disservice by going elsewhere since I don't make money off of this stuff anyways (and I have no intention of doing so).
Q. Dude you suck at this game, I could do it way better than you!
A. Then record your own videos and post them on your own channel. I play games to have fun, not because I'm itching to engage in some meaningless pissing contest.
Q. You could get a lot more views if you ____
A. I'm not interested in becoming a big name on Twitch; I'm interested in making videos about games I like (or dislike) and giving my comments on why I think they're great (or bad). Views and comments and subscribers are nice, but they're not my end goal.
Oh, I won't be joining any of those pyramid scheme "network" sites that offer more views in exchange for a monthly stipend and/or endless shilling either, so don't ask.
Q. You're just a jaded asshole who hates everything!
A. Sure am. That's why I have a collection spanning over 700 physical games and why I continue to buy more on a regular basis.
Q. Why so much emulated stuff? Why not support game companies?
A. I do buy a lot of games both digital and physical, and fervently believe in supporting developers if you enjoy their products. I generally use emulators for games that I otherwise cannot acquire (ROM hacks/translations, extremely rare/discontinued titles), or for systems that don't have audio/video output capability in a format my capture card supports.
Q. How dare you review/make a video of something my favorite creator already did or utilize a similar format to their works!
A. I do count several other creators as influences on my writing style including Seanbaby, Old Man Murray, the Angry Video Game Nerd and the Filthy Critic, and I do try not to be too derivative of any one of them. However, if another creator takes exception to my content or the way it's presented, they can contact me in person and we'll discuss it like adults; I don't negotiate with self-appointed internet crusaders. I'm sure they don't appreciate you acting like a mouthy shithead on their behalf without their permission, either.
Q. Favorite Youtubers?
A. It's a short list.