It's been a long time since I wrote anything video game related. As you may or may not know I gave up blogging months ago. I ended my blogging career with a review of my favorite game of all time, The Legend of Dragoon.
I quit blogging because I was burnt out. I have been blogging since 2007, and have done almost exclusively reviews and top 10s for a while on ScrewAttack, GameFira, and 1 More Castle. I wanted to do something new, and vowed I wouldn't come back to blogging until I had an idea that really inspired me to write.
Well that time has finally come!
I have... seven things to announce, and I will announce them in order from most excited to least excited... I'm not good with long introductions so let's just begin.
Reviews and Top 10s Return
I've written many reviews and Top 10s... and while I'm tired of writing them I occasionally get the urge to do them again. Did you know, I actually came up with the idea for Top 10 Slides until Shaun stole it from me. In order to prevent more of my ideas being stolen, the occasional Top 10 or Review might pop up from time to time.
If you haven't been a g1 for a while, or if you're unfamiliar with acronyms you might not know what TMoFG is, you might not even know what IMoG is.
Back in the olden days, ScrewAttack held a tournament called Iron Man of Gaming where g1s competed against one another in a variety of video games from all consoles. TMoFG is the Titanium Man of Flash Gaming. It's a tournament I held where g1s competed against one another in flash games.
Well it's back.
Details aren't ready to come back yet, but I do need ONE volunteer to help with EVERYTHING. It's a big commitment so let me know in the comments if you can.
New Pokemon Nuzlocke
As you know, I REALLY enjoy Nuzlocking Pokemon games. This is especially true of Pokemon Rom Hacks... well I found a doozy.
Apparently y'all already know about this but it's called Moemon. All the Pokemon have been replaced with anime girls. It's weird... and possibly slavery... and REALLY FUCKING CREEPY.
In addition, this is a hack of Pokemon Ruby... but with a Randomizer on. I don't know the specifics of what a Randomizer does, but my starter has been Growlithe and the first Pokemon I caught is a Seadra.... in a grassland. So shit's gonna be messed up.
g1 Gamedays Highlights
Along with some awesome g1s, I've brought back g1 Gamedays! These are days where g1s can play video games with their fellow g1s... anything from GTA, to Cards Against Humanity, to Mario Kart, to ANYTHING in between.
Anyone can host a g1 Gameday, and anyone can join... even if you don't consider yourself a g1.
For more details:
Facebook: COMING SOON
YouTube: COMING SOON
Enough shameless self-promotion though, there's more!
I've noticed that when g1 Gamedays are archived on YouTube they are RARELY watched. I want to take the archives and just pull out some quick highlights from the stream.
This one, I'm going to need some help with.
If YOU Stream g1 Gamedays:
If you have the capability to archive the stream onto YouTube without too much hassle, please do so. It would make my job much easier.
If YOU remember any highlights from your stream, try to remember the timestamp and then report it back to me @Woodyman_g1 so I can capture it.
*This is ONLY if you want to. There is no obligation to archive streams on YouTube or bring them to me for highlights.
If YOU Watch/Participate in g1 Gamedays:
If you participate in, or view any moments in a stream that you think should be a highlight, please timestamp and then tell me about it. I'm not around for all g1 Gamedays so this helps a lot. Even if you can't timestamp, if you can tell me approximate time the highlight happened I can find it.
Please use the following format if you see a highlight:
*Please remember I want to keep these brief, so don't send me something like “I was on a great Overwatch streak for 5 games! Make a highlight out of that.”.... because then it'll be too much, and too long.
This one is still in the VERY early planning stages, so I'm not ready to reveal everything... or anything but I have an idea, and I'm very excited about it.
The podcast will be called...
Stupid Conversations, with Serious Gamers
In my years of being a g1 and probably the most awesomest, famousest person you know I've developed friendships with some popular gamers like that one guy, and Bruce Wayne... and Steve! They will be guests on my show.
If you EVER wanted to know Stuttering Craig's view on ethics in video game journalism... don't listen to this show. If you wanted to know which Power Ranger, Epic Game Music would Fuck, Marry, Kill... this podcast is for you.
*I need a guest host for this podcast, if YOU are interested send me a DM and we will CHAT!
A looooooooonnnnggg time ago I posted some ideas for new blogs. Well one of them is taking shape right now! It's called Retro-Fandemonium! and will be exclusively on SkirmishFrogs.com
The purpose of Retro-Fandemonium! is to highlight fan-made art, songs, words, and more on retro games. Gamers are some of the most creative people in the world, so it's time to highlight their content.
Also this will give gamers an opportunity to create their own fanmade content. The first blog is all about Dig-Dug!
The first blog is up on Skirmish Frogs right now, and more details are there... check it out!
From Consoles to Classrooms
Finally, here is the big one. My favorite idea, and the most involved and time-consuming blog I've ever written. Some of you know, but others don't but when I'm not complaining about video games on the internet, I'm an elementary school teacher. I wanted to create a blog that combined my career with my love of video games.
In this upcoming blog series, I will teach using video games. We will cover topics generally seen in the classroom from any and all grade levels from elementary language arts, to high school physics and everything in between.
What is going to set this blog apart from others that might be similar is the amount of effort and content that's going into it. The blog will come attached with standards it meets, lesson plans that can be used in a real classroom, and assignments YOU can do.
The first blog will be about Compare and Contrasting Literature. Stay tuned, it's coming mid to late-July.
*I do not know where I will host this blog yet, so stay tuned to that.
So g1 Nation, which blog idea are you most excited for? Do you want to help? Let me know!!!