Hey there! Today we’re trying out a new kind of weekly content - a quick look over all the videos that hit the DBolical YouTube each week! This is going hand-in-hand with a new video upload schedule. We’d previously been uploading highly edited list videos roughly every 2-3 weeks, which, whilst generally pretty well received, took a lot of effort to make and sometimes the topic just didn’t land. Going into 2022 we wanted to keep promoting mods and indies, but in a more time-efficient way with more consistently themed content. Our current plan looks like this:
- A YouTube short every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
- A 15 minute snippet of a mod every Thursday
- Indie and mod trailers uploaded throughout the week as we receive them
The goal is to provide high quality content more frequently and reliably. So far, the current viewership of last week’s videos shows this format has a lot of promise. More videos may eventually work their way in, once we’re confident how to proceed. Most of this content is planned for ModDB for now, but we will branch out to IndieDB content in the long-term, too.
Without further ado, let’s get started with our first round-up of the features this week!
Monday - Shorts - The End of Days
The End of Days is a mod we covered in our first video after reviving the YouTube, and as we get the ball rolling on shorts, starting with what we already know seemed like a good way to get settled in. It’s still an incredible Generals mod I’ve enjoyed playing ever since covering it back in July.
Tuesday - Trailer - Coromon
As someone who grew up playing the classic Pokemon games - my first was Sapphire, though I really fell in love around Diamond and Pearl - Coromon’s trailer was a genuine bout of nostalgia. I’m not into these sorts of games anymore as a general rule, but Coromon might just convince me to get back into them.
Wednesday - Shorts - SWFB2 (2005) Remaster
I’m still blown away by how good this mod makes 2005’s BF2 look. Pretty much the only notable memory I have of the newer EA titles was during the Battle of Hoth scenario in the first title, dodging between AT-AT legs as Snowspeeders flew overhead. This mod channels that exact feeling in pretty much every map.
Thursday - Playthrough - Ashes: 2063
Ashes: 2063 was the first mod I played for a dedicated video on the channel, and so far reception has been great to this format. "Total conversion" is putting it lightly - at this point, it stands quite happily as its own title. Ashes 2063 is the vanguard of what I think will be an incredible line-up of playthrough vids coming to the channel in the future.
Friday - Shorts - Thrawn's Revenge
I’m not sure more can be said about Thrawn’s Revenge that hasn’t been said already. It’s Star Wars Empire at War, bigger than ever, cooler than ever, with more capital ships than ever, more systems than ever…a lot of “evers”, and certainly I’ll probably be coming back to this mod time and time again forever.
That’s all for the first round-up. What do you think about the new format and mods listed? Feel free to discuss below and check out the YouTube for more videos past, present, and future!