YouTube Spotlight

YouTube Spotlight: Mario Kart Honest Game Trailer

I spend way too much time watching Honest Movie Trailers on YouTube. If you’re familiar with those, you know that, in them, voice actor Jon Bailey uses his epic voice to make fun of new, and sometimes old, movies in theatrical trailer style. Recently, Jon narrated the first ever Honest Game Trailer, for none other than Nintendo’s Mario Kart series, on YouTube channel Smosh Games. Fans ...

YouTube Spotlight: Super Smash Bros – Did You Know Gaming?

In preparation for today’s Super Smash Bros. Direct, I thought I’d share this Did You Know Gaming? video on the Smash Bros. series. It’s very informative, entertaining, and well narrated. Click above to learn, rapid fire style, about the series’ origins, characters that may have made it into the series, and other interesting facts. When it comes to characters that were cons...

YouTube Spotlight: Beaten Video Games Playlist

I’m either tooting my own horn here, or demonstrating just  how bad I am at beating video games, but today’s YouTube Spotlight is a playlist of my own making: music from games I’ve beaten. There are 50 tracks on the playlist, though it may be missing some, as I only counted games I currently have available to me. I can’t recall the games I may have beaten when I was really ...

YouTube Spotlight: Retro Liberty

Fans of retro gaming will  likely get a kick out of YouTube channel Retro Liberty’s exploits. Founders Aaron and Ricky are best known for creating a show called NES Pursuit, in which they hunt for retro games and equipment at the lowest prices. For those of you who simply order games online nowadays, the NES Pursuit will reawaken that fondness you have for stepping out of your door and perus...

YouTube Spotlight: Why You Should Buy a Wii U in 2014

I don’t always agree with online gaming site GameSpot, particularly concerning their decision to award The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword a 7/10 score, but there’s always something to disagree with, and often something to agree with when it comes to any online publication. Today’s YouTube Spotlight video may seem optimistic based on its title, but while praising Nintendo for havi...

YouTube Spotlight: Super Mario Bros. beat with lowest possible score, no continues

Gamers typically want to get the high score, but YouTuber NotEntirelySure has uploaded a video of an impressive feat that requires exactly the opposite: getting the lowest possible score in Super Mario Bros. without using any continues. The final 500 points in this unique run come from touching 5 of the game’s flagpoles at the very bottom precisely when the clock hits 000. Mario loses just o...

YouTube Spotlight: Lovely Wii Fit Trainer – Smash Bros Animation

If you’ve been paying close attention, you know that I have been putting up YouTube Spotlights on Tuesdays (fits the whole “YouTube Tuesday” tradition), but the nice thing about doing Spotlights is that there’s nothing confining them to Tuesdays! (Honestly, though, I just plain forgot.) *Ahem* moving on. In the spirit of new characters being announced for Super Smash Bros. ...

YouTube Spotlight: Smooth McGroove

Here we go with another YouTube Spotlight, and this one promises to be something special. You may or may not be familiar with YouTuber Smooth McGroove. If you are: good for you. If not: it’s never too late. Smooth McGroove uploads a capella arrangements of classic video game tunes on his YouTube channel, which you can check out here.  Check out his latest video, the Kokiri Forest theme from ...

YouTube Spotlight: GilvaSunner

Fans of GilvaSunner’s YouTube channel know that he uploads Nintendo soundtracks with exceptional quality. After playing two of my favorite games from last year, Super Mario 3D World and The Legend of Zelda: A Link Between Worlds, I was excited for Gilva to upload the game’s soundtracks. A Link Between Worlds came quickly, and you can check out the playlist here. The Super Mario 3D Worl...

YouTube Spotlight: How Tough are NES Games?

YouTube user Rinry takes a systematic approach to determining how tough NES game cartridges are, which makes her unexpected humor all the more entertaining. She also tests the cartridges with some outrageous situations, such as strapping one to fireworks and dropping another from a height of three stories. If you like Rinry’s How Tough are NES Games? video, then check out her follow-up, How ...

YouTube Spotlight: TheJWittz

Today’s edition of YouTube Spotlight takes a look at user TheJWittz’s channel, which, until very recently, covered mainly Pokemon material. As our Pokemon-loving friend explains in his top 10 Nintendo games of 2013 video above, however, he has plans to release more content on all things Nintendo, including weekly news round-ups. If you don’t already use YouTube regularly, now is ...

YouTube Spotlight: Xbox One vs Nintendo 64

I remember a time when YouTube was in its humble infancy. It has been interesting to watch the video-sharing site go from there to its current status of the single most popular video-sharing site on the web. If you’re like me, you’re a YouTube regular, using it to watch everything from the latest in-the-millions-of-views baby videos to the most specific and niche Nintendo fan videos ou...