Firstly, little illustration: The below video has been hit with a copyright claim by Nintendo, which means that while you can watch it; your views don’t contribute any revenue back to yours truly. The content claimed, just to be clear, wasn’t game-streaming footage: It’s clips from freely-available ads, commercial spots and trailers widely disseminated to other gaming media outlets and broadly available otherwise. The logic in that kind of escapes me, but if I dispute it any further and the corporation refuses to budge it can impact the existence of my whole YouTube channel – so, basically, as a content creator I have to suck it up whether in the right nor not.
And hey, look – the business is the business. Suffice it to say, for those wondering why The MovieBob Patreon continues to be a vital system of support, this is exactly why. And your continued contributions are deeply, deeply appreciated.
In any case, the reason for re-posting can be found at 6:05
As an update for Patrons, fans and general readers/viewers, I’m quite serious about a new series of “Game OverThinker Lists;” and I figured I’d offer an update thereabout:
At this time, the idea will be to produce a block of list episodes upfront (it’ll be the next “big project” after REALLY THAT GOOD: THE MATRIX is finally done with, I think) and then release them on a semi-regular update schedule to be determined later. At current count I’ve compiled the actual “rankings” (re: subject, entries and order) for about 30+ total lists, in what I think is so far a solid mix of “normal” and “offbeat” subjects and a nice balance between “best” lists and “favorite” lists for posterity. Oh, and thus far they’re all in “top ten” format.
I won’t list them all – or say who/what “made it” yet – but I can tell you that the ones I’m most looking forward to actually completing (which is not the same thing as saying “these are the first ones you can look forward to,” because I have no way of knowing that yet) are as follows:
BEST GAME CONSOLE (ALL-TIME)
BEST GAME DESIGNER (ALL-TIME)
BEST GAME DEVELOPER (ALL-TIME/CURRENT)
BEST GAMES STARRING REAL PEOPLE (LIVNG/DEAD)
FAVORITE NES/GENESIS/SNES/N64/GAMEBOY GAME
BEST MARIO BOSSES (BESIDES BOWSER)
BEST NINJA GAMES
FAVORITE ARCADE GAMES
BEST ARCADE SHOOTER
BEST TMNT GAME
BEST WRESTLING GAME
BEST BATMAN GAME
Also on deck: “Best Of” lists for specific developers – Capcom and Konami already worked out, absolutely want to do Square, Tecmo, Blizzard, Rare, WayForward and more. Anyone I’m missing that should be a priority there? Hudson, probably. Sunsoft, Treasure, Data East probably. Acclaim? Activision?
I also want to prioritize lists for sports games, but here’s where I’m running into an issue there: I feel like it’s only fair to split “realistic” sports sims and “video-gamey” sports games into two different lists – but have we even settled on a single name for what “non-sim” even is? As in: If Madden, FIFA, NBA2K etc are all “realistic” sports sims, is there a single alternate heading that Mutant League, NBA Jam, Punch-Out!! etc can all be grouped under? “Fantasy Sports” already means something else. “Arcade Sports” isn’t really accurate… but otherwise I’m at a loss. Am I missing something obvious?
In any case: That’s where we are. Sounding good? Care to help keep it all on track? By all means, let me know 😉