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#1 kamakazi20012

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 06:40 AM

I am asking for advice as I can't come up with a good name for what I have in mind.

 

I don't want the idea I have in mind taken away from me but I will give a bit of what I am going to do on my YT channel.

 

Instead of trying to do something weekly or bi-weekly I am only going to post one video a month.  The release date planned for each video will be on Atari Day, the 26th of every month.  While the video will include Atari-related material I also don't want to limit myself to just Atari stuff, I would want to include other brands of consoles, computers, and games as well because, well, once I ran out of Atari stuff I would run out of material.  

 

I'm going to be making videos when time allows.  These could be Let's Play, Repairs, Recent Pick-Ups, Cleaning, How-To, News, and more all rolled into a 30 minute video that will play more like a variety show.  Not all would be in the same video but mixed up and depending on what all I can do and what all information I can find and use.  

 

I guess you could call it a video-magazine since the idea of a magazine's layout sort of brought about the idea.  With that being said the series would need a name.  So, yea, my channel is being changed yet again as is some of its content.  I hope this takes off but I'm not doing it for any monetary gain...strictly for the love of video games as a whole regardless of what brand system or genre of game, but I will try to keep it PG at least.

 

Any name ideas?  I thought about using "Video Gaming Monthly" but not sure if I like the sound of it. I just hope the video idea sounds interesting.  I know Atari I/O has the best of the best so I am curious about feedback and what all you guys come up with.

 

On a side note:  I have not forgot about the 5200 games members picked for a top 10 list.  I just haven't had time to put it together yet.  Working on it and few other subjects for the pilot episode.  I need a new opening, too, but I don't know how to do that so I may just stick with something simple.

 

First episode to premier April or May 26th with episodes appearing on the 26th of every month after that.  Thanks in advance for your help. 


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#2 nosweargamer

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 08:31 AM

I dig the idea. I also like using the word monthly to give it a magazine feel. You could also add your name to the title to make sure it's unique, like Kamakazi's Retro Gaming Monthly.
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#3 Arenafoot

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Posted 29 March 2018 - 02:58 PM

Kamakazi's Monthly Atari Day Extravaganza!!!


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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 29 March 2018 - 11:32 PM

Hmm...I like both. This isn't going to be easy, is it?

Atari Day Retro Gaming Extravaganza Monthly. I think I can work with that. I will wait and see if any other members respond.

I just hope its not too big to style graphically.

Which reminds me. Justin...oh Justin...how did you get the close ups of video game screen shots for one of the Atari I/O videos you made?
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Posted 30 March 2018 - 10:49 AM

I love the idea of a monthly format.  I think you've got some good ideas already on a name.  I'd just make sure to label your videos with the month and year so they are easy to see and find.  Example:  The Kamakazi Video Game Monthly - March 2018. 

Weird Paul does a similar thing where he does his monthly thrift store haul videos.  Those things are great. 


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 12:36 PM

Hmm...I like both. This isn't going to be easy, is it?

Atari Day Retro Gaming Extravaganza Monthly. I think I can work with that. I will wait and see if any other members respond.

I just hope its not too big to style graphically.

 

I like it........

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consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 06:20 PM

I like it........

 

What font did you use, Arena?


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Posted 30 March 2018 - 09:20 PM

I like the name...I just hope it doesn't give off the vibe that the video is ONLY going to contain Atari content.



#9 Arenafoot

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Posted 31 March 2018 - 01:03 AM

What font did you use, Arena?

its called HammerFat - size 18

 

 

how about this.....

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Edited by Arenafoot, 31 March 2018 - 01:07 AM.

consoles I own: Atari 2600 Vader & Jr. (short rainbow) w/box, GCE Vectrex, Radio Shack CoCo2 (64k) w/box, Intellivision, NES, SNES, N64 (x3), Xbox (Halo Ed.), PS1 (x3), PS2 slim, Wii, Mattel HyperScan (x2) handhelds I own: Microvision w/box, Electronic Football (by Sears) w/box, Tomytronic Pac-Man w/ box, Entex PacMan2, Coleco Donkey Kong tabletop w/box (w/ Coleco "Perma-Power" Adapter), & all MGA Classic Arcade's and Jakk's Pacific/TV Games Plug-n-Play.


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 04:57 AM

Anyone here good with styling?  I tried working with is not striking a chord, so to speak.  Something I was trying to do was something like:

 

Kamakazi's=========

Atari Day Retro Gaming

Extravaganza

============Monthly

 

But it was simply not working for me.  The more I worked with it the more I was getting frustrated LOL.  I will try again but if someone wants to help I'm open for it.  I just don't have any money to give for the help.  I'm not doing this for money anyway...just part of the gaming hobby.

 

I like how Arena did a rainbow "Extravaganza"...that I like.  I'm just not getting anything else to click.  


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Posted 01 April 2018 - 11:40 AM

Have you ever used "Paint.NET" on Windows (it's a free program)?  It would be a good program to put together your logo.... You can type in lines of text, change the font, change colors, and move them pixel by pixel if you want.  And it can draw in lines as a border.  I think you're trying to come up with a logo that looks kind of like the Empire Strikes Back logo, which is a great idea.  Me?  I don't have the artistic eye for such things, or I'd try to help. 


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 05:46 PM

I think you should just shorten the name to this:

 

Kamakazi's Monthly Extravaganza!

 

It still has your name, says it is monthly, and doesn't lock you into a specific anything....


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Posted 02 April 2018 - 07:16 PM

Btw, as far as including Atari Day in the, it does make it sound like you'd only cover Atari stuff, although viewers would quickly catch on.


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#14 kamakazi20012

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 04:14 AM

I like Crossbow's idea. It would be much easier to work with. The use of Atari Day in the title was to help sink in the release date of episodes.

Which brings me to why I am here. Due to equipment failure and trying to dig up more research for the first episode I was unable to meet April's deadline. So, I am going to simply say a Summer release. I have a few segments done but not everything was completed.

Sorry for letting you guys down.

I have Photoshop and have tried Paint.NET and GIMP. All are good programs. I am having a hard time visualizing how I want the name to look. If others want to help with rough drafts done with pencil and paper it would be greatly appreciated.

I'm going to go with Kamakazi's Monthly Extravaganza. I like it!

Edited by kamakazi20012, 26 April 2018 - 02:13 PM.

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Posted 26 April 2018 - 09:31 AM

Don't be sorry, we all know it takes a lot of time. I'm sure it will turn out great.
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