That YouTube Thing

10+ years ago, when YouTube was still new, I remember thinking it would never take off. I lived in a rural part of the country where bandwidth was a rarity, and I didn’t think most normal people would be making videos of themselves and posting them on the internet any time soon. Flash forward to an era where people live stream their trip to the grocery store, and I’ve been proven wrong.

Well, a few years ago I jumped on part of that bandwagon and made a few videos with some early tech or gaming related tips (how to take an offline Xbox 360 Gamertag on-line while keeping your Achievements, stuff like that). Then I started a gaming channel. Then I did more tech videos back on my channel for this website. Now I’m at the point where I just, frankly, want to merge the two. I’m bound to lose a few subscribers during the transition, but I’m small enough that’s not going to matter much anyway.

I’ll be posting a video on the gaming channel, called OurStorySoFarTV (to go along with the videos I’ve been posting here right along, see below) – and eventually I’m going to re-upload all 99 episodes of OSSFTV to the new channel, which can easily be found at:

Please consider following that link and subscribing to video content that goes up on It will be very much like this website – a combination of tech, gaming, and even other things. To welcome people to the channel, I have a very interesting, albeit brief, gaming-related video going up in just a few hours – be sure to check it out! I’ve already brought over some of my game-collection videos if you’re looking for stuff to watch right this minute!

That Time I Pissed Off Mark Rein of Epic Games

Back in 2003, I ran a tiny little website. This same tiny little website. I didn’t exactly have a reputation as a bad-ass or anything, I didn’t consider myself deep in the Warez or Software Piracy scenes, nothing like that at all. But it was clear that a small community of people around the internet saw me as an influencer of some kind.

I had somehow obtained a few new maps for the game Unreal Tournament 2003. Continue reading “That Time I Pissed Off Mark Rein of Epic Games”

Better Know a Gamer: #35: NuAngel

Several years ago on this website I ran a segment called “Better Know a Gamer.” I also had a series called “Star Light.” These were spotlight articles, interviews with regular gamers throughout the Xbox Live community in particular. The Star Light articles were used to interview people who held more of a “celebrity status” within gaming circles, but eventually I just lumped everyone under the “Better Know a Gamer” banner. I stopped after 34 “issues” if BKAG, and it has literally been over 6 years since the 34th installment, where I interviewed Dan Amrich.

I always told myself that, some day, I should answer my own questions. Continue reading “Better Know a Gamer: #35: NuAngel”