YouTube Round-up #2 | The hunt for rare Speccy games in Pahokee
On the lookout for the fox in the box.
It's Friday again, so it's time for me to ruin all the work that you were planning to do this weekend with a bunch of YouTube videos from this week that were pretty good and that you should be watching. You should thank me, really -- let's face it, creosoting the fence can wait another seven days. There's content afoot! So without any further ado, let's get right onto it.
- The almighty ChinnyVision has been smashing it on YouTube for years now, releasing videos for old games with a UK micro bent just about every week. Today he celebrates Episode #200 by taking on the computer ports of Sega's Power Drift.
- There's something altogether relaxing about watching someone take a clapped-out old computer and making it shine again. In this video, Retro Man Cave does exactly that with the venerable Acorn Electron. It'll be up to playing Repton again in no time at all!
- The 8-Bit Guy is one of those legitimately great channels that require you to stop everything, kick back and simply watch. This week, he's putting together and reviewing a PE6502 Hobby Computer.
- There are many quite challenging things that you can do while sozzled out of your head, but few are quite as tough as trying to load and play ZX Spectrum games on the real deal. Octav1us Kitten is the latest to take on this insurmountable task with a fun little video.
- Obviously everyone's been going on and on about Super Mario Odyssey lately and saying that it's the best thing since someone put flour, milk and eggs together into an oven and made Yorkshire pudding. In the latest episode of Game Maker's Toolkit, Mark Brown takes a look at the design nuts and bolts behind the new big thing.
- It wouldn't be a round-up without something to do with the Amiga. Dan Wood, co-host of the almighty Retro Hour, has got his hands on an Amiga 3000 and gives us an overview and some thoughts on what he plans to do with this fairly rare system.
- Pushing Up Roses always has some unique spins and takes on games in her reviews -- her latest video for A Mortician's Tale uses the game to talk about the Death Positivity movement. An intriguing watch.
- There's been a LOT of restoration this week. If you're looking for something PC-based, then this video from Lazy Game Reviews taking on a 1998 Packard Bell Multimedia PC might just be up your alley.
- Maybe you're looking for something totally different -- if so, then a video about why Pahokee is the worst town in Florida (no small feat, I'm sure) might provide you with the goods. BrightSun Films delivers on this one.
- And finally, it's always nice to see videos that remind me of the great time I had in Manchester at the PLAY Expo last month. Onaretrotip just released his overview of the event, and once again gets across just what a fantastic time it was.
And that'll do it for another week! If you've seen anything particularly awesome this week that you'd like to add to the turmoil, then don't hesitate to highlight it in the comments. Ta very much for reading, have a solid weekend, and I'll see you next Friday for some more Tubey goodness!