Since this month is a time for reminiscing over the last five years of gaming and blogging goodness that has taken place here at Virtual Bastion, I can think of no better time to discuss a few notable “firsts”. Before we get started, I’d just like to say that, no, I will not be covering my very first blog post here because…because just no… Some dusty corners of the Internet are better left forgotten.
First Community Post: Back when we were United We Game, there was a good span of time where other bloggers would write for us in order to get more exposure for their own blog. From time to time, we would work on community posts where everyone would write about a single topic. I believe our first community post was about co-op. I enjoyed writing this particular post because I got to talk about the time my mom and I played through Joe and Mac, along with some reminiscing about a few friends with whom I used to play Hunter: The Reckoning.
Since then, more co-op adventures have taken place, including a failed attempt to play New Super Mario Bros Wii with my dad. It quickly became apparent that neither of us were enjoying the game very much when we began pushing our comrade into bottomless pits with no warning whatsoever. Our attempt to play through Donkey Kong Country Returns, however, went way more smoothly.
First Game on Youtube: The first game on our Youtube channel was Fragile Dreams: Farewell Ruins of the Moon, a rather odd game the Duck had been curious about checking out. Back then, commentary made me a little nervous, and I was still not the best at video editing. I did, however, have fun recording my very first game, along with attempting to make predictions about what was happening in the game’s story. I’m pretty sure I was totally off on all my guesses, but at least I tried. Now, the first game I ever recorded with my capture card for testing purposes…that was Donkey Kong Country: Tropical Freeze….
First Live Stream: Shortly after we began our Youtube channel, I thought it would be fun to have our first live stream the night before Halloween. The game I had in mind was the first Five Nights at Freddy’s, a game I had watched others play, but had never actually played myself. While I was pretty nervous when the big day arrived, it ended up being a very fun little event. We even got a decent number of viewers for such a new channel. I even managed to make it to Night 4 by the time the hour and a half was up. To offset this success, we did run into a little bit of technical trouble during the live stream (something that has not happened since, no less!). Isn’t that just the way it always is?