For the first time in a very long time, I decided to make a video of me playing a game. However, as it’s the season to be jolly, I thought I’d indulge myself in a spot of Christmas gaming. After all, Christmas is a time full of massive consumerism and product awareness: How bad can a Christmas-themed game be? Well, you’re in for a treat with this one…
For the second week, we’ve taken to Beyond Good & Evil and have been making some progress. Whilst this might be one of the glitchiest play throughs you’ve ever seen in a game, I find the experience rather hilarious. Join me as we look at episodes 3 and 4 of our latest GeekOut Plays series.
Can you believe we’re already past episode 20 on our first (and most persistent) let’s play series, Stonekeep? Well, we are – So why not stick around and have a gander at the latest episodes of GeekOut Plays Stonekeep. I’m your host, Timlah and in these episodes…
You may have noticed the Stonekeep series slowed down for a while – But fear not, this will be back to normal, along with more series in the near future. Read on as Timlah lists the ongoing series he’s going to start running.
Stonekeep, the game that started it all for me as a Dungeon Crawler fan. So it’s no real surprise that I’d start my YouTube channel with one of the games that was an early fond memory for me. I was so keen to see more people get to experience Stonekeep, that I didn’t even realise the amount of work behind a YouTube channel, let alone editing your own videos, scheduling and publishing the associated articles with them.
However, we’re now past the holiday season, many of us are going back to our day jobs and here at GeekOut, we’re switching on the overdrive! Yes, I will be diving back into Stonekeep and doing 2 weekly let’s play episodes of the series once more… But this time, Stonekeep won’t be alone on YouTube. No, I don’t just mean one off episodes for articles either; I mean I’m going to work on making a new series or two for the channel to go along with it.
I haven’t forgotten about it, don’t worry. I’ve actually gotten two episodes recorded as of time of writing, but I decided not to bring this series back until I had released this article. I expect to finish this series by mid to late February, as it’s one I’d started but then stopped releasing episodes of (foolishly).
I love the game, I love Bullfrog games and you can expect to see Theme Hospital come to a close within the next two months. It’s time to pick up the Slack Tongue and cure many more patients. I am not sure if I will fully finish the whole game in the series. Only time will tell!
Final Fantasy IX
If you’ve stuck around GeekOut for more than a couple of days, you might be aware that I’m hugely fond of the Square Enix masterpiece, Final Fantasy IX. I’ve been looking at many ways to connect my PSP up to my PC and now that I’ve got a way of playing FFIX on my PC, it’s almost time to start recording it. I expect to start putting out FFIX LPs by the end of February – After I’ve finished my Gamely Giving streams.
I have a few goals on that series:
- All four optional bosses, Quale, Tantarian, Hades and Ozma, will be defeated.
- Find many secrets and explain how to get them.
- Build a team using Zidane, Vivi, Steiner and Freya – An all-out aggressive team!
- I hope this series proves to be as entertaining as Stonekeep has been.
This comes at a really opportune time too, as recently it was unveiled that there will be a Final Fantasy IX remake! Well then, let’s hope that is a good remake for what I feel is the best Final Fantasy game in the series. I’m looking forward to playing it natively on my PC, but in the mean time: Time to get this one going!
Beyond Good & Evil
A masterpiece of a game, involving more beauty shots of pig-men than any other game, Beyond Good & Evil set the bar when it came out for truly innovative storytelling. With the unique premise of being a reporter for Jade & Co’s Reporting, it’s up to you as Jade to take on aliens, military and more to find out what has been happening in your home world of Hillys.
Featuring a brilliantly unique photography system where you uncover clues and earn money for your published images, Beyond Good & Evil didn’t work on many Windows PCs when it first came out. A lot of people encountered day one bugs with it, which stopped them from enjoying it. Recently however, I’ve been able to make the game work via WINE and now it’s time to show off this RPG Phenom… You’ll be left wondering why you haven’t played it before, or yearning to play it again.
There are more series planned throughout the year, however these are the upcoming ones. I’ll also still do the occasional one-off video. What do you think so far? Are you happy we’re going to diversify a little bit with our Let’s Play series? Do you think there’s anything else I should play on the channel (bearing in mind my very underpowered machine)? What series are you happiest to see come to our channel? As always, your comments are much appreciated below, or over on Facebook and Twitter. Don’t forget to Subscribe, Like and Comment on the GeekOut YouTube channel and we’ll see you over there soon!
Have you ever woken up and decided that you just want to jump off the top of a building? The only way to make that better is by flipping off your haters, being cheered for by your fans, slamming back espresso and spray painting the sides of buildings as you fall. Of course, you’re not intending to go splat on the ground below you, as at the right moment you’ll pull the cord and let your parachute take you safely to the ground. With such an exhilarating premise, can the most enthusiastic title in video games live up to its promise? Join Timlah as we look at the Dejobaan Games base jumping, point scoring title.
Welcome back, it’s been another week and of course just because it’s Halloween week doesn’t mean that there’s going to be a lack of these videos. I said I’m going to play this through and damn it, play it through I will. Unless something catastrophic happens which means I can’t, but that’s besides the point! Let’s see what we’ve got in store for this weeks GeekOut Plays Stonekeep videos. Don’t forget, Friday we’ll upload a new video of GeekOut Plays Theme Hospital and on Saturday, Halloween itself, watch me fail horribly at Five Nights At Freddy’s 4!
Also on Halloween, I’ll be involved in a stream with the wonderful 1001Up. I should be in costume too, so do go and check their stream out (Follow us and 1001Up on social media to find out when we’re live.) Right, enough about the schedule, what’s happened today?
Episode 8 – Magical Mishaps
In this frightfully spellbinding episode of GeekOut Plays Stonekeep:
- I realise I’m nowhere near finished with that floor.
- I find the gem I couldn’t find!
- I find another gem I didn’t find before and commentate about it.
- I include way more editing than usual.
- The audio is back!
- Wahooka tells me the story.
- I start to wine about the next floor (get it? Wine..? Bah. Watch the video, you’ll see…)
- I GET MAGICAL!
I nearly left that floor without getting the rune rod… Which I didn’t even know was a thing, for the record. I’m so glad I decided to explore this floor some more, as life without it, I can imagine, will be a pain later down the line. Magic usually is way more powerful than melee! Also, I learn about the fighting style of Farli.
Episode 9 – Sewer Snakes and Slimes
In this dank, dark episode of GeekOut Plays Stonekeep:
- I’m in the sewer.
- I run away from the sewer then go back to it.
- I fight sewer snakes who aren’t so bad…
- But now sewer slimes are dreadfully impossible to get a hold of.
- I realise how intense the sewers are compared to what we’ve seen so far.
- “Ow, my foot.” – Drake
- I end by going back to drink more wine. When in severe pain, become an alcoholic it seems. (Please drink responsibly.)
That’s it for this week. Join us again next week for our next two episodes of GeekOut Plays Stonekeep. As always, let me know what you thought in the comments below. I’ve also fixed the scaling issue of the game. Actually, I just edited it to make it look a lot larger. Let me know your thoughts below, or over on Facebook and Twitter. I will hand the gems to Wahooka. Honestly, I will!!
We’re back for the fourth week for GeekOut Plays Stonekeep. My day job meant that I had to push the date for these videos back ’til today, so really sorry for the delay! We’ll be back on our usual schedule this week as well as some great Halloween themed posts and even a horror themed video. Also, I’m going to be doing a somewhat drunken stream with our good friend Kim from 1001Up on Halloween itself. I will be in costume. What costume? Check it out tomorrow!
Every week, I am delivering two episodes of Stonekeep via YouTube. However, if that was all I was doing, it’d not be very interesting, would it? To switch it up a bit, I’m also working on a GeekOut Plays Theme Hospital series, where each episode, I will try to do all of a good portion of a level. These are being done once a week and the next episode will go up on Saturday, along with this weeks episodes of Stonekeep.
If you’ve never heard of Theme Hospital, then you’re in for a treat. It’s an old game made by the British video game company Bullfrog. At the time, Bullfrog were on top of the world, with insanely popular titles such as Dungeon Keeper, Theme Park, Magic Carpet and of course Theme Hospital. This game was considered one of the greatest games to come out of the UK at the time, which is high praise indeed as the UK was full of great developers, such as Team17 and later Jagex.
Episode 1 – Zany Doc!
In this episode of GeekOut Plays Theme Hospital:
- I tell a doctor how zany he is.
- There’s a shortage of good quality doctors and nurses from the get go.
- My doctors pop a few heads and re-inflate them.
- We issue an invitation to a VIP.
- A year in my first hospital passes…
- … And I complete level 1!
Episode 2 – I Suffer Slack Tongue
This time on GeekOut Plays Theme Hospital:
- We buy a second building.
- We put down plenty of seats and drinks machines.
- Caretakers get frustrating.
- I send a patient home for having a more slack tongue than me.
- A year and three quarters pass…
- …. And I complete level 2!
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