A lot of you ask the same questions over and over again in the comments threads on my Youtube PC video game channel, MajorSlackVideos. Initially I tried to answer all these questions directly on my channel but I eventually ran out of room because there is a character limit for text put in Youtube channel descriptions. So I decided to move all that information here to my website instead.
Okay, so here we go. Below you'll find the most frequently asked questions and the answers. We'll start off with the number one most frequently asked question of all time.
And that is...
Q. What kind of computer do you have?
A. Here are my specs:
- AMD Phenom II X4 955 3.2 GHz CPU (Quad core)
- ASUS M488T-M/USB3 Motherboard
- SATA2 Seagate 7200 1 Terabyte Hard Drive
- 650 watt ATX Truepower TP-650 Power Supply
- Kingston KVR 1333MHz DDR3 Memory (4 Gigabytes)
- Radeon 6850 1 Gig Video Card
- Plantronics Headset
- Cheapo mouse, keyboard, DVD drive
And here are some more questions and answers...
Q. What walkthrough are you going to do next?
A. I don't really think that far ahead. It's not that I don't have any ideas (on the contrary). It's just that I've basically got my hands full doing what I'm doing now. And a lot of you have made suggestions to do a walkthrough on this game or do a walkthrough on that game. I thank you for the comments but the bottom line is these suggestions have very little impact on my choice of what walkthroughs to do.
Q. Are you going to do a walkthrough of Fallout 3?
A. No. It's been done to death already. A search for "fallout 3 walkthrough" on Youtube yields a whopping 11,800 results. Besides, there are so many other games I want to play before playing Fallout 3. I'll probably get around to playing it eventually but definitely not anytime soon.
Q. What games do you recommend?
A. Any game that I did a video on and uploaded to my Youtube channel and/or did a review here on my website —with the exception of Damnation— is a game that I recommend. Re: Damnation... Surprisingly enough, my Damnation videos get a ton of views but I personally think it's poorly made game. The Metacritics PC Damnation score is currently 41 (out of 100) and the user score is 4.2 (out of 10).
Q. What is your favorite game?
Q. What do you think of my Far Cry 2 weapon loadout?
A. I don't know. Try it out in the game. It's really a matter of what you feel comfortable with. I can't make those decisions for you.
Q. Can you add me on Steam/What's your gamertag? (etc)
A. Most humble apologies but I don't enjoy multiplayer gaming at all anymore. Did a lot of it back in my PS1 days playing Tekken 3 head-to-head with my buddies and also a lot of Command & Conquer head-to-head by hooking up two playstations together. Nowadays the big thing online is playing team game modes in first-person shooters like Call of Duty, etc and the bottom line is I'm just not a team player. Never have been. Have always been fiercely independent (which is why I'm self-employed). As for FPS death match modes, I find them to be a collosal bore. Sorry. Notwithstanding, regarding all of my game reviews here on majorslack.com, wherever there is a multiplayer component, I would greatly appreciate it if people left comments regarding the multiplayer aspect of the respective game. Thanks.
Q. Here are my system specs... Can I run [ insert name of game here ]?
A. With all due respect, it is beyond me how someone can know the systems specs of their computer and have no idea how to look up the system requirements for a video game and apply that information to figure out whether they can run the game or not. It would take about 30 seconds of browsing on the internet.
Here are two things you can do:
- Go to wikipedia.org and put the name of the game you want to find out if you can run into the search box and hit Go. Click through to the wikipedia entry on your game and simply scroll down the page on the right side until you find the summary info box (Developer, Publisher, Engine, etc.). In that box you'll always find the system requirements for your game, both minimum and recommended. Compare your system specs to the RECOMMENDED system requirements. If your system matches or betters those requirements then you can run the game. It's that simple.
OR even easier...
- Go to canurunit.com (This website is self explanatory).
Once again, either of those two operations should require no more than 30 seconds of your time and once again with all due respect, I don't know why people clog up all the game forums and comments threads on Youtube asking other people to do this leg work for them.
Q. Are you really 53 years old?
Q. Can you put up a video showing us what you look like?
A. I already have many. Here's one of them:
Okay that's it for the first installment of MajorSlackVideos FAQs. As more frequently asked questions start to pile up, I'll post a second page (and third and fourth if need be).
Much thanks for reading and your comments are most welcome.
~ Major Slack