Category Archives: Club Diamond Arcade

Do They WANT GamerGate 2.0 or What?…


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Date: December 30, 2021

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“The media is writing more and more hit pieces on the gaming industry and individual high profile gamers lately. Many seem to be written just to poke the proverbial bear. What’s going on here? Do they actually WANT to reignite GamerGate or what? Who in the hell would actually WANT that… except for Buzzfeed, who is making a comedy movie about it, that is.

A Bloomberg journalist wrote an article debating whether or not Aloy from Horizon should be attractive. Riots Games paid out $100 million to settle a discrimination lawsuit. Dogs and cats are living together. And the beat goes on.”

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Roblox Pressured Us to Delete Our Video. So We Dug Deeper….


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Date: December 22, 2021

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“Following our last video on Roblox, players and creators began getting in touch with their own stories to share. Here are some of those stories.”


Investigation: How Roblox Is Exploiting Young Game Developers

“With Roblox Corporation now being valued at more than $45 billion, we ask whether the kids making the vast majority of its content are being taken advantage of?”

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This era of CD Gaming was Bizarre…


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Date: December 03, 2021

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“Back in 1989, two companies had an excellent idea; To create a CD full of games, that could then load on 8 bit machines like the ZX Spectrum and Commodore 64. Rainbow Arts was first up, with the 1st CD-Edition, swiftly followed by the Codemasters CD Games Pack. So let’s look at the history of both and find out why we weren’t flooded with 8 bit CD Gaming.

00:00 Introduction
02:27 Knight Rider Promo
03:25 The Concept
07:45 The CD Games Pack
19:22 Why did it fail?
24:03 Credits”

I had no idea a “CD system” existed for the C64. I do remember early CD games, and how generally cheap and scripted they felt as early progression began. Either that, or they were just a collection of preexisting games you could already get on a floppy disk or a cartridge…There wasn’t any tangible difference in the games, themselves, from their original version…It was just another method of delivering already existing content.

I had this exact impression when I got my Sega CD…It mostly just felt redundant…and the full motion video wasn’t that impressive, to be honest…interesting, but nothing that blew your mind…and those games tended to have limited replay value.

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The Decline of Gaming…

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Date: November 30, 2021

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“In the last 10 or so years it feels like the quality of video games and especially Triple A titles has declined. But why? With advancements in technology, higher budgets, larger teams of developers, how could gaming as a product be getting worse?? Well, that’s what I’m here to tell and show you…

Introduction – 0:00
#1 Perceiving The Decline – 1:51
#2 Complacency – 3:37
#3 Abundance of Remakes, Remasters – 9:22
#4 Chasing Trend (Early Access) – 14:02
#5 Games As a Service, Updates, Online Only, Broken Launches – 16:46
#6 Corporatization of Gaming – 23:51”

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Game Over for Activision Blizzard?…

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Date: November 26, 2021

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“Activision Blizzard is toast. Maybe. There are calls from employees and the media to oust CEO Bobby Kotick because he allegedly knew about the ‘culture’ at the company and did nothing.. Their stock is plummeting. Employees are walking out. And former co-lead Jen Oneal claims that she wasn’t paid as much as her male counterpart, and that’s why she left. All of this paints a VERY grim outlook for this company long-term. Activision gets bought out when?”

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ULTIMA Series – A Look Back + Memories…


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Date: November 12, 2021

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“The ULTIMA series consisted of 9 main games released from 1981 to 1999 and was an extremely influential Computer RPG series that is still remembered fondly today. Metal Jesus & Carlos cover the 3 Ages or Trilogies as well as some of the side games and even the MMORPG. It’s a fun trip down memory lane as we reminisce about why the Ultima series was one of our all-time favorites!”

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Gaming History: Ultima Underworld “The most important game you should play”…


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Date: November 07, 2021

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“The role that Ultima Underworld had in shaping the video games we have today can not be understated. It’s contribution was pivotal to the development of every First Person Game, be they shooters or RPGs. And why is that? Because it didn’t try to be just a game. It tried to be a simulator.”

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The Mystery of the Scorpion 16 – Nostalgia Nerd…


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Date: September 26, 2021

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“Think back to Bad Influence Series 3, episode 13. It was aired on CITV, on 1st December 1994, and it featured an array of things; a 32X, Sega Saturn, but most curiously a Scorpion XVI, otherwise known as a Sega Scorpion or Scorpion 16. This Sega Mega Drive & Genesis clone console was such an unexpected and mysterious artefact, that it stuck in my mind for years to come, and I wasn’t the only one. But just as suddenly as it appeared, it vanished, without a trace. So, let’s get to the bottom of this mystery and take a look at a Scorpion console, in the flesh.”

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