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Q. Who are you?
A. Just some nobody on the Internet who likes classic video games (especially RPGs) and not much else.

Q. How have you played so many RPGs?
A. While most people were out having a social life, I was gaining levels and setting up macros to defeat Zio the Magician.

Q. What are the games that got you into RPGs?
A. The first one I played and finished was Dragon Warrior on the NES (which, while a good game for its time, has not aged particularly well).  But the ones that proved to be the biggest influence on me overall were probably Link to the Past, Ultima VII, Phantasy Star IV, Chrono Trigger, Final Fantasy VII and especially Earthbound; to various degrees, they all showed me that the genre had grown beyond slow, tedious point-farming and could easily have great, compelling worlds and storylines in addition to fun design on par with a good action game.

Q. What are your least-favorite RPGs?
A. Pretty much anything that makes me wince, bores me to tears, makes me question my will to live or insults my intelligence.  But to single out the worst offenders: Final Fantasy 8/10/13, Last Story, Octopath Traveler and anything with Tales, Neptunia or Star Ocean in the title.

Q. What do you record games and edit footage with?
A. For console stuff, I utilize an ElGato 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 VSDC.  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. Do you have any plans to return to Youtube?
A. If they weed out the legions of pedophiles, alt-right shitheels and cancerous, bigoted manchildren in their thirties and forties 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.  I do have a list of games I plan to eventually get around to, but most of what I decide to play is based on "whatever mood strikes me at the time".

Q. Do you have a weekly schedule for streams?
A. I've decided to try one out.  Tentatively, we're going with:

  • Tuesday and Friday - Days off
  • Monday, Wednesday, Thursday - 3 highlighted RPGs (on the sidebar)
  • Saturday/Sunday - Slacker days (Various retro games, not necessarily RPGs)

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 and relax, 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 and reviews about games I like and giving my comments on why I think they're great.  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 anything popular!
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.  And whether I enjoy them are not, odds are I at least gave them a fair chance, which is probably more than can be said for half the stuff I like that you write off.

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 themselves and we'll discuss it like adults; I don't negotiate with self-appointed internet crusaders.  I'm sure your heroes 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.
Q. Why so many rules on your stream?
A. Because I've spent a lifetime putting up with disgusting, abusive behavior in both my private life and my hobby, and I've long since run out of patience for it.  So you can show some common courtesy and respect by behaving like a decent human being, or you can be shown the door.  I really don't think I'm asking too much.

Q.  Where did all your Nutshells go?
A.  I've removed the majority of my nutshells because I have a dedicated review site now, and it comes across as more than a bit redundant.  More than that, I'm trying to distance myself from the whole "angry reviewer" shtick, especially when it's become apparent that many people take facetious shrieking manchild characters at face value and build cults around them, constantly acting like willfully ignorant pieces of shit in real life in order to be "just like their heroes".  Not to mention that more than a few of said reviewers have been outed as pretty awful people themselves, so I'd rather just steer clear of that whole cesspool as much as possible.