Thursday, October 14, 2010

Greetings, Citizens of the Internet

I was perusing earlier today, checking on updates for the Least Favorite Character contest (I'm on "Team Percy"), when my attention was drawn to the 101 Favorite Video Game Sites article on the homepage.  Needless to say, I was quite surprised to find Chrontendo listed under the Game History category, alongside legitimately useful sites such as Sega 16, HG 101, KLOV, and so on.  Allow me to give a heartfelt (though confused) "Thank You" to Parish or Cifaldi or whichever staffer suggested this humble little blog for the list.

For those of you following the link from 1UP to Chrontendo: welcome to my little blog.  Here's the lowdown.  Chrontendo is in the process of examining every game released for the Famicom, Famicom Disk System and NES, in chronological order.  This is being done through a series of overly detailed "videocasts," which normally cover 15 games per episode.  All of these may be found to stream on download on the incredibly wonderful

We are currently up to Episode 33, which is covers July, 1988, and unlike some episodes, actually features some pretty damned good games (like Bionic Fucking Commando)  See our last blog entry for all the details.

I've been told that the tone of Chrontendo is serious, reserved, and scholarly.*  When originally planning Chrontendo, I wanted to go with concept that was very different from most of the popular video game themed series found online.  So the videos do not contain any yelling or screaming or jumping around in front of the camera (in fact, I never appear on-camera at all, due to my being "hideously deformed," as my wife says.)

Should you decide to check out any of the Chrontendo videos, my only request is that you try to avoid Episode 2 (the one with the most downloads.  I have absolutely no idea why.)  The first few videos have terrible sound and voiceover work; I've already re-recorded the first episode, and am part way through recording an improved version of the second.  It's far wiser to wait a week or so for the revised Episode 2.

Once again, thank you to the good folks at 1UP and all the loyal viewers of Chrontendo. Feel free to leave comments, as the regular commentors are all quite nice.

*Apparently looking stuff up on the Internet makes one a scholar nowadays.


Anonymous said...

Being a video game scholar is quite the compliment.

Chris Osborne said...

Congratulations. You might not think you're being scholarly. But you have to admit that you put research into what you say on the videos.

So go grab yourself a drink of choice and celebrate.

qaylIS aka Nicolas Deu├čer said...

"Hideously deformed" is a bit harsh. Judging from your avatar, I dated girls uglier then you in comparison.

delume said...

Can't believe I haven't heard of this site before. Really appreciate what you are doing. Have so many episode to watch is great comfort, especially with the death of Retronauts. :)

Doctor Sparkle said...

I assume that ugly girls get quite a bit of action in Germany, considering it has one of the world's highest alcohol consumption/capita ratios.

Delume, I think Chrontendo is sort of like having an Indian graveyard below your house. It's been sitting there for a long time, but once you find out about it, it's kind of hard to ignore.

Lynxara said...

Congratulations, the nod is very well-deserved.

Anonymous said...

This is without a doubt my favorite gaming site of all time (in my 15 years or so of being on the internets). You are doing god's work, keep fighting the good fight.