Monday, August 24, 2015

A Return to Form - Ryviews Ryport

Hi Everybody!

Back when I started this website (which was over a year ago now, and that still gives me a strange feeling), I had a very simple mantra: I would review cheap and/or free games, such as flash games, to see if they were worth your precious time. It was a noble goal, both motivated by the fact that there didn't seem to be many people reviewing games like that, or for that purpose, and I couldn't afford to review the big titles because I couldn't buy them all myself.

Since then, I've honed my methods and I've developed more advanced methods of video capture, so I'm able to show off the big ticket console games I play. That means I've been posted RyPlays, Full Playthroughs, and I've even started streaming on Twitch!

Minecraft: The game where you build house, friendships, and a healthy fear of lava.

I have to admit that I didn't really know what I was doing when I started. It was probably already painfully obvious, but if it wasn't, there you go. And as a result, I'm honing in on what I like doing and what I'm good at doing.

Most recently, I've learned that I like doing those playthrough videos and twitch streaming because it's an authentic experience. It's raw and real, and I like that connection with the audience.

Now, that's not to say that I don't also find value in edited videos and help guides, I just like the streaming aspect quite a bit.

I also lost my way a little while ago, mostly trying to find a niche that will actually make an impact (and seeing what the audience responds to). For example, my most watched videos on Youtube are help guides for Gemcraft. That's clearly a good market for me because I have enough skill to help people AND people are looking for that help.

Youtube: The video site where you watch other people do things instead of doing them yourself

That being said, I do realize that I've moved pretty far away from my original mission statement. I've pretty much stopped flash games entirely, and I feel like that's not really fair.

So, from here on out, I will make an effort to ryview at least one flash game a week (varying between written and video, probably).

I will also get back into the habit of doing deal Thursdays. I've definitely fallen off that train too.

So, looking ahead, here is my planned schedule:

Monday - Ryview or Article

Tuesday - Twitch Stream

Wednesday - Twitch Stream

Thursday - Ryviews Deal Roundup

Friday - Twitch Stream

At least that's the plan...

Blogger: The blogging client where some idiot named Ryan is trying to entertain you with video games

Until next time,


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