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Title: YouTube channel! (JonLeung1)
Post by: JonLeung on September 22, 2016, 10:18:01 PM
At long last, the first video of my YouTubing career is up!  Here on Nintendo's 127th birthday, I review my favourite book about its pre-video game era - "The History Of Nintendo: Volume 1 - 1889-1980".  I'm planning to do reviews on games, films, books, toys, as well as game discussion and gameplay and maybe just some general vlogging, so hopefully with varied content I'll have something you'll be interested in!  As they say, please Like, share, and subscribe!

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Post by: TerraEsperZ on September 26, 2016, 07:15:32 PM

On a more serious note, good first video. You seem pretty comfortable with the camera and I liked the humorous bits. The subject of course wasn't that interesting to me since I've had all three "The History of Nintendo" books for a few years now but you gave a pretty rounded look at the first one and I hope it gets more people interested in the series. I'm curious how relevant some of the information in the third book (NES/Famicom) might be in the English translated version since a lot of it is concerned with how the Famicom was released and supported in France.

Oh, I also wanted to offer some good news regarding the still unreleased fourth volume about the Game Boy family. A blog post by the author in June 2016 confirmed a tentative 2018 release. So it's going to be a while but it hasn't been abandoned!

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Post by: JonLeung on September 28, 2016, 11:29:02 AM
Thanks, Terra!

I hope I have the energy and time to make videos regularly.  It's taking a lot more time than I thought, with this first video coming a little over a month since I first started thinking about seriously YouTubing.  Even beyond the initial logistics and technical stuff, just the act of editing takes so long.  My previous editing efforts have just been music videos, trailers for game tournaments, and birthday or wedding slideshows, which typically don't involve dialogue, so those generally go by quicker, or at least more steadily.  This, not so quick.

Coincidentally, there were no VGMaps submissions during the time it took to put this together.  Funny time for a drought; perhaps it was a sign that I was meant to get that first video done in time.  I know I can't expect that to always be the case in the future, so let's hope I can manage my time so that anyone who's waiting for updates here or on my YouTube channel won't think any delay is because of the other.  I still have a full-time job on top of these efforts, too.  And I still need time for family, friends, church, and of course, playing games (I am already so behind as it is).

Despite what you said, I am actually not "pretty comfortable" in front of the camera, but thanks to the "magic" of editing, I take the best take out of several, which significantly cuts down on flub-ups, awkward pauses, nervous blabber ("uh", "um", "so like"), etc.  As I get more used to it I'll need fewer takes and then editing will hopefully be quicker.  Also, as part of personal development, I would think it should increase my comfort level with public speaking, and even improve techniques like projecting my voice to be heard and to assert confidence, etc.  I can tell that I'm still stiff in some places, but I guess since most of you guys haven't had much opportunity to interact with me in person, you probably couldn't tell.

I have a lot of books (my library just keeps growing, I just received Pat Contri's Ultimate Nintendo Guide To The NES Library last night!), and I won't always be talking about books, let alone six-year-old books, but I figured, and thankfully the timing was right for its 127th birthday, that as a Nintendo fan my first video should probably be about that.  I will also do gameplay and vlogging, both of which might show a more natural side of me.

But yes, please Like, share, subscribe, buy a Nintendo Quest DVD, etc., if you like it!

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Post by: JonLeung on September 30, 2016, 07:36:32 AM

My second video is unscripted, probably obviously.  This turned out longer than I thought and unfortunately it took over five hours to render so I just missed posting it by the end of the day yesterday, which was the 20th anniversary of the Nintendo 64's North American launch.

Don't ask me how I forgot to talk about Super Smash Bros. and didn't mention Mario Kart 64 at all.  Or I could just say I assume everyone knows about them...  :P

But I did remember to mention one of our mappers here...Peardian, if you were wondering why I asked you how you prefer to pronounce your name, this is why!

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Post by: JonLeung on October 03, 2016, 07:05:34 AM

Because I forgot so many games in my N64 retrospective, here's an addendum.

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Post by: JonLeung on October 05, 2016, 08:09:17 AM
Got my first dislike on this latest one...

Could be because I called out Super Smash Bros. players who turn items off as "elitist".  If not that, then maybe it's someone who doesn't like when I referenced Jessica Chobot pointing out the proper pronunciation of "AT-AT".  Or it could be that even though this addendum was longer than expected, that I still failed to mention an N64 game that they love.

In any case, aside from it being noteworthy that I have to mention it, I won't let it get me down.  It actually kind of makes me feel "legit", as on the Internet, somebody's going to hate on anything.  Plus if I really am going to make a career out of this, it was bound to happen sometime.  And as a friend pointed out, getting a dislike probably means it's more than just friends and family watching my videos, so it's getting out there!

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Post by: JonLeung on October 23, 2016, 06:53:34 AM

I share my thoughts on the Nintendo Switch reveal, including why I think the switch ability is a feature, not a "gimmick".  What do you think?

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Post by: JonLeung on January 11, 2017, 08:50:40 AM

I know there are some Mega Man fans here!  In the "Mega Man: Robot Master Challenge", I ask six of my friends to try to name all 86 Robot Masters.

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Post by: JonLeung on February 13, 2017, 10:41:16 PM
An old idea (dating back to 2008), but may be the start of a new sub-series on my channel.

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Post by: JonLeung on March 07, 2017, 10:32:37 PM

An unboxing video will follow soon, probably in a day or two.  Hopefully sooner rather than later, so I can get back to Zelda: Breath Of The Wild!

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Post by: JonLeung on March 09, 2017, 11:56:43 PM

And, here's the unboxing video.  Hopefully now I can get to really playing it!  Anyone else get a Switch yet?

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Post by: JonLeung on March 22, 2017, 07:27:30 AM
I review this hefty book, Pat The NES Punk's Ultimate Guide To The NES Library.

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Post by: JonLeung on May 15, 2017, 09:29:19 PM

Two of three Calgary Expo 2017 videos - the third will be an actual vlog of the event.

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Post by: JonLeung on June 14, 2017, 06:58:15 AM
Took long enough, right?  I finally got my vlog of the Calgary Expo up last night.

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Post by: JonLeung on July 23, 2017, 08:40:16 PM
Another book, and hey, some VGMaps maps in print!

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Post by: JonLeung on August 07, 2017, 09:21:12 PM
A vlog this time about a local event called "Taste Of Edmonton", not sure if it would be of much appeal to most of you, but hey, here it is if you are interested; why not?

Also, please subscribe!  I have more game-related stuff in the pipeline and my personal goal is to get to 250 subscribers by the end of the year.  Thanks!

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Post by: JonLeung on October 02, 2017, 09:22:25 PM

I've been YouTubing for a year now, and yet this is my first video dedicated to  Here we go, my picks for the best 15 map sets on VGMaps!

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Post by: JonLeung on October 28, 2017, 06:28:31 PM

Funny, I expected some response from the 15th best map sets.  Ah well, it's a month old, but here's my vlog of the recent Edmonton Expo.

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Post by: JonLeung on November 27, 2017, 08:30:31 AM

Another game book review, this time of the Nintendo 64 Anthology, which SHOULD be of interest to people here, I would imagine.

(I posted this last night, turns out yesterday was one year and one day after getting the book...  I will make more effort to be sure these reviews are more timely, though in this case I believe the Special Collector's Edition is still available.)

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Post by: JonLeung on January 01, 2018, 02:10:33 PM

Six Degrees Of Super Mario!  Someone's got to find this interesting, right?

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Post by: JonLeung on January 14, 2018, 08:36:20 PM

I finished a review of The Unofficial SNES/Super Famicom: A Visual Compendium (and I only got it two days ago, on Friday!  What a weekend)!   Yes, timely content - it comes out on February 1!  Check it out!

Title: Re: YouTube channel! (JonLeung1)
Post by: JonLeung on January 18, 2018, 08:32:05 AM
So I don't know if you heard the news from two evenings ago, but YouTube changed the monetization eligibility rules for the YouTube Partner Program, so that Tubers with less than 1000 current subscribers and 4000 hours of playtime in the last year no longer generate any ad revenue.  While it is true that a large percentage (they say 99%) of the people affected were making less than a couple bucks a year anyway, what is really aggravating is how it feels like YouTube is throwing small content creators under the bus.  Being only two weeks after the Logan Paul incident where he published a video which included a dead body, while he was punished, most would say not severely or quickly enough, it makes it more obvious that they favour big Tubers (and let them get away with just about anything) and don't care about small Tubers (not only revenue, but we might lose out on some tools and features).

Those currently in the YouTube Partner Program (like myself) are not grandfathered in, and will lose monetization by Feb. 20 if the current requirements are not met.

So of course, I would absolutely hope that you subscribe to my channel.  But I would also encourage everyone to subscribe to any YouTuber they like to watch, most especially if they have under a thousand views.