goldenband wrote:Maybe there are some others there you haven't seen before -- and conversely, if you know of any that are missing from my list, do let me know!
The biggest omission, off the top of my head, are The Retro Pals, a couple of Twitch streamers who frequently do chronogaming overviews for everything from the Sega CD and PC Engine Arcade Card libraries to console developers like Micronics and Beam Software.
There's no topic too obscure ("3DO games about Pyramids! Dreamcast game shows! Star Wars Multimedia Educational Software!") they've been involved in gaming preservation efforts for a long time now.
But I should probably warn anyone expecting a dry documentary style...while educational, they lean more towards being a react style comedy.
Each specializes in a different area of gaming history, and there's nothing they enjoy more than torturing each other with obscure games most of the world has rightly forgotten.
Or letting their sadistic fans introduce them to new ways of suffering.
And yet, they also give each game a fair shake - they've got an exhaustive list of ranked mascot platformers, for example, and unlike most internet comedy shows, understand that just trying to objectively rank games like Megaman on PC vs. Darkwing Duck on PC Engine provides its own humor.
Plus, they're not afraid to be positive, when it's deserved. They spent most of the Neo Geo Pocket stream just gushing about the quality of the games, without a single hint of defensive irony.
They're not perfect - watching them fail to figure out ET on the 2600 was agony, as they were defending it for all the wrong reasons - but they wouldn't claim to be perfect, either.
Above all else, they just want to share their passion with anyone who enjoys videogames as much as they do.