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SlimKirby Central #7. August 2016

SlimKirby Central #7. August 2016

Welcome to the seventh issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

 

For August’s update, I talk about the progress of the NES Marathon and the upcoming projects to follow it. Also speak pretty in-depth about the status of streaming and my website.

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Question Corner #8 – 8/1/2016

Question Corner #8 - 8/1/2016

Hello everybody, SlimKirby here, and welcome to another edition of Question Corner!

It was slow-going with questions for awhile, but once we got to the month of July, things started picking up again. In fact, I meant to have this issue up last week, but I had a lot of stuff going on, including participation in PowerToMario’s Mario Masters Invitational competition. Posting this issue was not off my mind, but so many other things came up. However, I will not leave you guys empty-handed, I promised you an update, and I will give you an update. Heck, Question Corner #9 is about filled up as well!

Just a few reminders, as usual, make sure your question meets the qualifications as explained on the previous page; please leave personal and inappropriate questions out of your submissions, and please try to avoid simple questions like “Have you played this game?” because chances are, I will not have a very long or in-depth response to that. Also, I only make these posts when I have enough questions AND at my earliest convenience. Threats or intimidation will not speed up these posts, so if you are going to do that in order to make the next part come out, you are a waste of space and you need to find something in your life that has meaning, so seriously grow up and get over it. But with that said, if you have a question, please go to the Contact page to send one.

Q: “Are you a fan of the Dragon Ball series?”
A: I tried watching Dragon Ball Z when I was younger but could never get into it. Then one night a few years back, I watched an arc of the original Dragon Ball (it was a tournament series), and actually found it somewhat interesting. Aside from that though, I don’t have any major interest in the series. If I did ever watch it, it would be the original DB series and not DBZ.

Q: “Do you enjoy the PC or console version of the Sims series?”
A: I feel like the Sims games were made for PC, but some of the console variations are interesting. To answer the question though, I would pick the PC over a console for Sims.

Q: “Would you ever want to see a Futurama Hit & Run, a game like Simpsons: Hit & Run with Futurama characters?”
A: I would like to see a Futurama game where they put a lot of work into it much like they did with Simpsons: Hit & Run, but as far as type of game is concerned, not sure if the sandbox style of game would work as well as it would for Simpsons. The Futurama world isn’t as established as the Simpsons world because the technology of the Futurama world kind of makes the idea of vehicular transport kind of moot and pointless, if that makes sense. Again, that kind of assumes that they stick with the sandbox style of game though, which they might not. Honestly, a Futurama game that’s set up kinda like The Simpsons Game (the Wii/Xbox360/PS3 video game) could work. In fact, I think they did make a game like that, it just didn’t do incredibly well.

Q: “Do you like the Gamecube game Wario World?”
A: Heh…I wonder if the person asking this actually saw the stream I did for the game….because I didn’t exactly have the greatest time with it. Honestly, I think it’s a fine game, but it has some really weird and annoying design choices that I’m not really a fan of. I can’t say I hate the game, but I’m not exactly fond of it either.

Q: “Do you think you will ever be a guest on a collab channel like The Runaway Guys, SuperGamingBros or BrainScratchComms?”
A: Personally, someday I am sure I will be featured, at least on TRG, in some form, whether it’s in one of their tournaments or something that has some kind of relevance to my channel (like Mario Party or Fortune Street), but at the same time, that is not up to me. That is up to the people who own those channels and I have no control or say in that. I would be interested and have voiced that interest many times, but the timing has never been there yet, I guess. I don’t think I would fit in the SuperGamingBros channel, but only because when I think of that channel, I can only picture that channel being Johnny, Elliot and Matt because they are the “Super Gaming Brothers,” like…literally. I would absolutely be honored to be a guest on BrainScratchComms at some point in the future.

Q: “What individual game do you think is stronger in the Sonic 3 & Knuckles combination?”
A: I think Sonic the Hedgehog 3 is the stronger game. I love both games individually, but I feel like Sonic & Knuckles has kind of a weaker mid-game. It tried to focus a little more on story with how Knuckles gets deceived by Robotnik, which is cool in its own right, but Hidden Palace and Sky Sanctuary just feel so short and are so empty in Knuckles playthrough. But again, at this point it feels like I’m splitting really thin hedgehog hairs because they are both really good games.

Q: “Would you like to see Daisy or Waluigi get their own spinoff games?”
A: No. I think enough of the Mario franchise characters have gotten their own games, and even though both Daisy and Waluigi have their own kind of fame (and/or notoriety), I just don’t have any desire to see a game with them as the main characters, in my own personal opinion.

Q: “Would you do a video on imitating Kirby’s dance?”
A: No, for a number of reasons. I can’t move as fast as Kirby. I can’t squish my body down as thin as Kirby can, I can’t jump as high as Kirby can….there are just a number of factors for why this isn’t a good idea and why it couldn’t work! Sorry though, lol.

Q: “Have you ever woken up one day and just thought ‘I just don’t feel like Let’s Playing today,’ and not done it as a result?”
A: Interesting question, mainly because that kind of depends on how Let’s Play videos are done from person to person. With the way I do videos, I do multiple videos on one day, so I’m not necessarily recording one episode per day. I just upload one episode a day, which isn’t exactly a super hands-on process. I just make the title, the video description, and it’s done. Because of this schedule though, I’m really only working on Let’s Play videos 4-5 days per week, and if I keep that going, I can essentially get a lot of videos done in advance which means I have a few extra days I can take off before I need to worry about a new episode needing to be done. I used to do one video per day (the recording, editing, etc.), but after a while, it just made more sense to record multiple and have them done ahead of time. I think it was around Majora’s Mask when I had this revelation, because it would have been annoying to save and quit when I was like, in the middle of a dungeon or something. But again, it varies from person to person. There are some days where I feel like postponing my work a little bit, but I’m usually ahead enough that it doesn’t usually lead to me missing an update or anything like that, so consider this a “yes” to your question, but technically a “no” as well, as there are very few (if any) days I’ve missed unless I absolutely had to miss them.

Q: “What character is your favorite and least favorite in Fire Emblem: Sacred Stones?
A: If you couldn’t tell from my playthrough, I’m really fond of Tana, just because she starts out as this character who needs to be saved and protected and is supposed to stay out of combat. However, when you actually get to use her and as her level starts increasing, she can freaking destroy everything. I am also very fond of Gerik and Cormag as well, but that is because they are awesome no matter what. As for characters I don’t like story wise, I can’t stand Riev because a part of me doesn’t really understand what the hell is he supposed to be. A priest corrupted by magic? A straight-up zombie? He just doesn’t really make a lot of sense. Clearly he is supposed to be evil, but unlike Caellach and Valter, he just isn’t very flushed out. I’m also not a fan of Eirika’s depiction during her route at the end of the game, as I talked about in the bonus episode for that project. As far as combat though, Moulder has never really seemed to be that good of a character for me, and Knoll with his piss-poor defenses seems like more trouble than he is worth.

Q: “How do you think Smash Bros. should handle Target Test in the future Smash installements?”
A: I know people tell me that making over 50 individual target stages, one for each character, isn’t exactly optimal, and I do understand and get that, but at the same time, the thing I liked about the target stages were how they tested the character’s individual attributes and moves. That’s what made the stages fun and I think that’s the best way to use the mode in my eyes. So even though it’s more work than probably desired, I don’t care, I think there should be target stages for every character; UNIQUE target stages. Not the stage for each difficulty in Brawl or the Angry Birds knock-off in Smash 4. I want to see individual target test stages again.

Q: “What are your thoughts on Yooka-Laylee so far?”
A: So far, I’m honestly very, very interested and would like to see more about it and eventually get the game as well. It looks like a game I would really, really enjoy playing!

Q: “Will you have more reviews posted on your website?”
A: I would like to do more gaming reviews, but I’ve been holding back because I’m not sure what kind of reviewer I would want to be. I’d actually be more interested in doing more game retrospectives and stuff of that nature aside from just looking at an individual game and comparing it and contrasting it to others. I would still probably do that in retrospectives anyway, but my mind would probably be a little more focused as I would be playing the entire series at once. But basically, I have no idea. I’m still trying to figure it out and at the moment, I’m under the mindset that I should focus on my Let’s Playing first and foremost before I add anything extra.

Q: “Do you like the television show Scrubs?”
A: I used to watch Scrubs all the time when it was on and it will always remain one of my all-time favorite shows. It’s so funny and also so touching and beautiful at the same time. It’s really a shame how some of the later seasons went though. It had a beautiful ending at the end of Season 8, but then it tried to do a Season 9 with new characters and a new set-up which just didn’t work very well. Aside from that though, the first 6 seasons are classics, Season 7 was ok, and Season 8 was a good finisher, at the absolute least. We just won’t speak of Season 9.

Q: “What are your thoughts on Wario Land 3 and 4 and will you do Let’s Plays on them?”
A: Wario Land 3 is pretty cool and I will admit that an LP of the game is kind of in the works. It’s on my “To-Do” list for LPs, but not my immediate one. Wario Land 4, I don’t know too much about. I think it’s going to be a case, much like Sonic CD and Mega Man 7 where I want to play through the game first before I actually do a playthrough on it.

Q: “How do you maintain your focus, energy and stamina when you host those 24-hour streams?”
A: I do what I can, for the most part. The human body is a very interesting thing, especially because it really does need that downtime to recuperate from nonstop alertness. I can usually make it twenty hours with no issues, but trying to make it to the twenty-four hour mark is a very difficult challenge. My only advice is to get plenty of sleep beforehand and have various meals throughout the day. Only hit the caffeine or sodas if you really need them, and make sure you have someone alongside you to keep you company and your focus on point. Also, make sure the reason for why you are doing a 24-hour stream is always fresh in your mind. For example, my recent Mario Party stream was my way of saying “thank you” to my fans while also raising money for charity on the side. Those incentives kept me going strong through the entire marathon!

Q: “Do you have plans to ever bring back the Star Warrior Cup?”
A: I actually get the question more often than I ever expected to. Honestly, I would like to bring this back at some point, but I want it to be a streaming thing so I can interact with people during the event. The only problem is that my Internet hasn’t been very kind when it comes to streaming and playing games online at the same time. It just doesn’t really work and one of the two things always crashes. I may consider it again when I get better Internet sometime in the future, but for now, it’s not really an option, so my apologies.

Q: “What is your motivation for working out and getting into shape?”
A: Honestly, I’ve been battling a weight problem for my entire life and I would like to make some permanent changes to my physique. I don’t really intend to massively slim down or anything like that, but just to lose some weight and take better care of myself. I want to live a long and healthy life.

Q: “Have you any interest in the game L.A. Noire?”
A: Believe it or not, I do. I saw the SuperGamingBros playthrough of the game last year and really enjoyed what I saw. The fact that it’s really similar to Grand Theft Auto with the twist of being on the law enforcement side of crime really interested me, alongside the interrogation segments as well. I did purchase the game this year on the Xbox360, so I do have it in my collection. I plan to do my own playthrough (by myself and NOT on Youtube or Twitch) very soon!

Q: “Has anyone told you that you look incredibly different wearing glasses?”
A: No one needs to tell me, I see it too. I look incredibly different with glasses. In fact, I once did an online picture quiz where it guessed my age based on a picture of myself. I took two pictures, same exact pose, one with glasses and one without, and there was like a 10 year difference with the age, no lie.

And there we go for another twenty questions. Thanks to everybody for submitting! Have a great day!

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SlimKirby Central #4 – April 2016

SlimKirby Central #4 - April 2016

Welcome to the fourth issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

(Every bullet point will be time stamped, so you know what part of the video discussion starts on that topic)

Episode 4: April 2016

I. Youtube – 0:27
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a). Sonic CD will finish up next week on Tuesday, and I will upload an extra Brawl video on Thursday since Sonic CD will be over. Aside from that, schedule will continue as normal.
b). Kirby’s Return to Dreamland will be the replacement project for Sonic CD and will start on April 26th.
c). Super Mario Galaxy and Mega Man 7 will be upcoming projects as well, following Sacred Stones & Return to Dream Land, but the order of this will depend a lot on how I’m feeling.
d). Super Smash Bros. Brawl will continue for awhile, so no replacement weekend projects announced yet.
e). Currently figuring out other projects for the future. No cause for alarm as I’ll probably have more ideas by next update.

II. Twitch – 4:46
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a). New and modified rules on my Twitch page! Check them out before participating in chat, whether you are new or haven’t been around for awhile.
b). Digimon World 3 starting tonight (April 16th) as my next grinding stream game.
c). RetroAchievements going pretty well. Secure in Top 25 and trying to break and stay into Top 20, but will not be surprised if I drop some ranks here and there.
d). Thinking about doing some blind streams and maybe some speed run streams in the future. Expect blind streams to happen during my Wednesday night timeslot and speed run streams to be determined.

III. Shoutout, Thank Yous & Other Announcements – 10:04
a) Star Warrior Shout-out of the Month: WolfofStorms
b) Donation Goal of $550 for New Nintendo 3DS Capture Card has been met! Thank you to everyone who donated and supported me during this time!
c) To celebrate and show my appreciation for this donation goal being met, I will be planning a 24-hour stream event. Still thinking of the date and theme for the stream, so let me know if you have any ideas.

IV. Real Talk – 18:14
Talking about things going on in my life and things upcoming, namely Momocon! More information on that will be talked about on next month’s update. Until then though, just reminding everyone to stay strong and stay on top of things. You can do anything!

Other Links:
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Donation Page

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SlimKirby Central #3 – February 2016

SlimKirby Central #3 - February 2016

Welcome to the third issue of SlimKirby Central! This is a series where I get into what’s currently going on with my Youtube channel, my Twitch channel and everything else I do in between; including some updates of what’s going on for me outside of the Internet world!

 

(Every bullet point will be time stamped, so you know what part of the video discussion starts on that topic)

Episode 3: February 2016

I. Magfest 2016 – 0:18
a). Will be gone from February 16th – February 23rd
b). No streams during this time
c). Videos uploaded and scheduled during this time.
d). Videos will attempted to be recorded at the convention; namely Mario Kart: Double Dash Battle mode videos.

II. Youtube – 3:42
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a). Projects and Scheduling continuing as normal with small adjustments here and there to speed up Sacred Stones.
b). Tropical Freeze and Brawl’s Subspace Emissary to be finished in March.
c). Sonic CD looking to be next project after current wave.

III. Twitch – 9:41
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a). RetroAchievements progress very strong, hoping to make Top 30 soon!
b). Digimon World 2 ended this weekend and I started a RetroAchievements run of Pokemon Crystal as a replacement.

IV. Website – 12:41
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Nothing new to report on, lol.

V. PuddlePlainsHD – 13:11
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a). Recordings have continued, but still not ready to post until after Magfest.
b) As mentioned before, will be attempting to record some Puddles stuff AT Magfest.
c) Check Odinspack33’s Twitter for updates on his new “Name that Tune” competition!

VI. Shout-out of the Month – 15:21
Digital Blizz

VII. Real Talk & Conclusion – 18:18
Ok, so there isn’t much to really talk about here, this was mainly just me giving an inspirational “message” to those who, right now, are kind of struggling with balancing everything. It’s something I struggle with on a pretty regular basis, and I just wanted to give some advice in the form of what goes through my head and what calms me down during those times. Hope it helps!

Other Links:
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Donation Page

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Lists

Lists

One thing I like to do in my spare time is watch Top 10 lists of things from video games, television shows, or really any type of category if I find it interesting enough. On Youtube, I’ve done a few series where rank some personal opinions of mine together in a Top 10 format, or in some cases, I gauged the viewers and contributors of my channel. Either way, here are some of the lists I’ve done on my channel.

Current Lists:
None

Completed/Ongoing Lists:

SlimKirby’s Projects of the Year

Every year since 2013, I’ve made a video on the final day of the year where I highlight my favorite projects (and your favorite projects) in a Top 10 list format. These videos are always fun to make because it’s a trip down memory lane; in some cases a glorious trip down memory lane.

Best of… Worst of… Mario Party

Mario Party has always been a big thing on my channel….but which Mario Party is my favorite? What are some of my favorite boards? What about minigames? I did this series because I noticed how much people loved and enjoyed my Mario Party content, almost to the point where it feels like I’m committing sin if I’m not playing Mario Party or playing Mario Party knockoff. Regardless though, Mario Party is a very special series for me too, and to celebrate the 10th game coming out, I decided to do something special for the series. This series could potentially expand depending on how many more Mario Party games come out.

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