Today I'm excited to announce my newest project which is…a YouTube channel! It's called Nineties Kids Gaming, and if your formative years playing video games were in the 90s and early 2000s like me, then I think you're going to love it. The first 3 videos are up already, so you can check them out right now. Here's the first one:
What's the Elevator Pitch?
The general idea of the channel is pretty simple: I go back and play the classics to learn two things…
- Are these games still fun to play today?
- What's the best way to play them today?
My general rule is that I can cover any game, but I'm really looking to focus on games at least 20 years old, so from 2003 and earlier. I'm also a Nintendo kid, so I will be favoring the SNES/N64/Gamecube, but I also want to take this as an opportunity to play some of the classics I missed on other platforms growing up.
For those familiar with my tech YouTube channel, you may be wondering how I plan on managing two channels. The answer is pretty simple, thankfully.
- I plan to continue doing about 1 video per week for A Better Computer.
- I have stopped doing the Birchtree newsletter for now to make more time (and brain space) for myself.
- I plan on doing one video per month for this new gaming channel.
I really don't know what to expect from this channel. Obviously I hope its wildly successful and it becomes something that many people get enjoyment from, but I think I'll keep at it for at least a while even if no one subscribes. I love playing and talking about video games, and this is going to be a great outlet for me to do both.
As a reminder, YouTube channels with under 1,000 subscribers and less than 4,000 hours of watch time are not eligible for monetization on YouTube, so currently this makes me zero money. The good news is that retro gaming is generally pretty cheap, but my costs for this definitely are not zero. I'm not asking for donations or anything, but if you like what I'm doing, the absolute best thing you can always do is share my work with other people.
As always, thank you so much for watching.