Pixels.Ltd (Samuel Victor) is creating Longform retro videogame documentaries and videos
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patrons

$12
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Hey!

I'm guessing if you found this page, you already know who I am and what content I make, and are considering giving a little to keep the lights on or buy me a coffee. Seriously, just the fact that you got here and are even considering it is mindblowing to me. THANK YOU. Truly. You rock!

Ok so, elephant in the room time. Lets just start off being honest. Its probably WAY too early for me to start a Patreon. What makes me think people will want to become a Patreon? Simply put, I don't. I don't expect or deserve anything yet. I'm truly amazed that I have Patreons already, and am super grateful!

Incase you don't know me and somehow wound up here by accident - umm, I guess it could happen - here's the elevator pitch. My name is Samuel Victor, and I make Youtube videos about awesome stuff from my childhood growing up in the 80s and 90s. In the future I plan to cover movies, TV shows, music, comics, toys, and more, but the primary focus is always going to be retro video games. I've got a pretty massive collection of rare and old games, systems, toys etc. and it's ever growing, so for many years friends of mine and other awesome people in the retro community have encouraged me to start a channel, and I finally got around to doing it.

Of course, this is not my day job - but I do have a pretty cool one! IRL I'm a film producer, and I also sometimes make music (I have rapped with D12, R Kelly and other pretty big names) and occasionally act in stuff - you may have recently seen me in Rogue One, where I had 2 lines. Really hit the big time! No seriously though, I love Star Wars so it was an incredible dream come true. And its opened a lot of doors to do conventions, appearances, events etc. to raise money for charity, which is awesome. When I say I'm a "Film Producer", its mostly straight to DVD or streaming movies,very low budget stuff. I'm not a multi-millionnaire or anything (to say the least), but I'm very lucky to have a fun job that means I occasionally get to mingle with celebs or go to fancy parties.

As for my retro content? Well, so far, I'm making four regular retro shows, with approximately one episode of each per month.

The main videos are called "Pixels Limited", and are long, meandering but tightly scripted 45 minute episodes, with an arc that tells of my own personal experiences growing up with and around videogames through the glory years of the 80s and 90s. Basically you listen to me telling stories about stuff, peppered with facts, and many, many little clips of gameplay, television adverts, movie and music video clips etc. to set the scene and hopefully bring back some great memories - or give you some cool retro content to go look up and explore :) For those who don't want to watch a full 45 minutes, I'll always put a timestamped, pinned comment so you can skip around to the parts that interest you!

I'm hugely privileged to have kind support from many amazing retro gaming YouTubers, who I have been watching for years, and whom I personally donate to on Patreon, because their content is amazing. You'll see a lot of your favourite retro heros appearing in my videos - for example I'm incredibly lucky and proud to say that my first Episode has Guru Larry Bundy Jr and Dan Ibbertson from Slope's Game Room in it! The forthcoming second episode has Octav1us Kitten and Teddy Rubskin, and episode 3 is a special documentary with many, many YouTubers including Nostalgia Nerd and Kim Justice! If you don't already donate to them on Patreon - what the heck are you doing? Go give them your money before you even think of giving it to me! We'll also have some cool guest stars from TV and Film appearing as well - our first episode has an amazing appearance from British 80s and 90s kids TV hero Timmy Mallett and episode 2 includes the apple of many British 80s and 90s kids eye, Melanie and Martina, AKA the Fun House twins!

The second "big" show is called "Pixels Lists", and is a long form show where I do a deep dive into a particular gaming subject and come up with a list of games or hardware that fit a certain criteria and rate them accordingly. For example, it might be the most expensive games on a system, and are they worth the price? Or a list of games famous for being on one system that were ported to rival system, and are they better or worse? Or a list of my favourite games in a series, genre, or on a particular system. You get the idea. Its more of a generic "click friendly" show but I go into a whole lot of detail, history and context behind each choice, and these episodes seem to be very popular!

The third monthly show is "Pixel Plays", a special "Let's Play" of a retro game - going into a whole lot of detail about the game itself. Each let's play is a full play through from start to finish, with a full running commentary, and fun challenges, such as completing with no deaths, all secrets etc.

Our "bonus" videos are called "Pixels Xtra", and are 20 minutes long. These will come inbetween the main episodes and will cover channel updates, bloopers, extended sections, reviews, interviews etc. along with a similar editing style inc. retro music, TV and film clips etc for humour & nostalgia.

Hmm - sounds good, but starting a Patreon so early? Seems suspect. Am I starting this Youtube thingy as a big cashgrab? Not even slightly. I make my videos as a hobby, and its an expensive one at that - I have to buy props for the videos, pay guests, voiceover artists etc, and that's not mentioning the 80-100 hours of writing and editing work per episode that I am doing for free. Also I actively donate to many other YouTuber's Patreons... nearly $100 every month so its highly unlikely that I'll even break even any time soon. But that doesn't matter! If I wanted to make profitable videos I'd do live recorded vlogs, lets plays and streams with no writing or editing required, and I would have clickbaitey titles and play fortnite all day. None of that interests me.

I'm doing this because these are stories that are personal to me and ones that I want to tell, and archive for the future. These are videos that I will want to watch back when I'm old and grey, and probably bore the grandkids with! They are deeply personal to me, and always tell of memories of a time in my life that is very special to me. Sure, not everyone is going to like my videos. You might think they are too long. You might not like my delivery, or my sense of humour. My editing style might be too crazy for many. But whatever, I'm making these for me. If others enjoy watching them and reminiscing with me? That's flippin' awesome! But its a happy side effect, not the motivating factor behind the videos. I hope we can build a small but dedicated niche of people who enjoy hearing my stories, and will share their own similar experiences.

I don't really believe in charging for Youtube content or putting up a paywall for these personal stories. So what's the point in this Patreon? Well, you get the satisfaction of letting me know you appreciate the efforts I go to making these. That, and I'll put a thank you credit to every Patreon in the video, and also give audio shoutouts and put up Associate Producer credits in the videos and on IMDb for anyone mad enough to chuck me a fiver. If you're even considering that - you're mad, and I bloody love you for it.

So yeah, thanks for reading my ramblings, and I hope you enjoy the videos. Please don't feel any obligation to donate in the slightest. But if you do decide to, please know that it is well and truly appreciated. You're amazing!

Oh, and one last thing. It may be "over sharing" and please ignore if this doesn't interest you:

As is common with creative types (so we are always told), outwardly in public I'm very energetic and enthusiastic, but sadly I have struggled with depression, stress and anxiety for most of my adult life since being a teen. I've been through a particularly bad patch recently, which means sometimes I don't respond to messages on social media, DMs, email etc as fast as I should. If this happens, I am very sorry, I specifically pushed through and forced myself to finally start this channel on the recomendation of others, because it gives me something creative that I can focus on, even when I'm putting off doing other stuff. I've spoken at length to some pretty big YouTubers who suffer from anxiety and depression and they say making videos is a good way to help yourself. Its a bit like therapy, and allows you to be "social" by talking to camera, without the outside wrold pressure. I was particularly inspired by Octav1us Kitten's videos, and charity streaming for mental health issues. I admire her honesty about it all, its somethnig that I've too often just pretended isn't a problem for me, as I don't like to worry others. She has been very kind to me, and we should hopefully be working together soon too :) But anyway if I go quiet, or don't respond to a message, please don't take it personally, I'm probably just going through a rough few days. I'll be fine, and will keep making videos and updating, even if I'm not being to "actively social" at times. Thanks for understanding.
Tiers
You rock!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Wow, seriously, thank you for believing in me and supporting my content. Every little helps in paying the bills, and maybe occasionally buying me a coffee. I will of course put your name in the thanks section at the end of every video. I know its not much, but it shows I care :)
What!?! Are you serious!?!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Holy crap, you're mad - come on now. I've hardly uploaded any content yet! But I guess if you like my videos that much, that's amazing! I'll personally thank you at the end of every video, and credit you as Associate Producer - I'll even put it on IMDb. I'm in the film industry - I can do that :P (It helps that Amazon will be streaming our episodes as well as Youtube!)
Hey!

I'm guessing if you found this page, you already know who I am and what content I make, and are considering giving a little to keep the lights on or buy me a coffee. Seriously, just the fact that you got here and are even considering it is mindblowing to me. THANK YOU. Truly. You rock!

Ok so, elephant in the room time. Lets just start off being honest. Its probably WAY too early for me to start a Patreon. What makes me think people will want to become a Patreon? Simply put, I don't. I don't expect or deserve anything yet. I'm truly amazed that I have Patreons already, and am super grateful!

Incase you don't know me and somehow wound up here by accident - umm, I guess it could happen - here's the elevator pitch. My name is Samuel Victor, and I make Youtube videos about awesome stuff from my childhood growing up in the 80s and 90s. In the future I plan to cover movies, TV shows, music, comics, toys, and more, but the primary focus is always going to be retro video games. I've got a pretty massive collection of rare and old games, systems, toys etc. and it's ever growing, so for many years friends of mine and other awesome people in the retro community have encouraged me to start a channel, and I finally got around to doing it.

Of course, this is not my day job - but I do have a pretty cool one! IRL I'm a film producer, and I also sometimes make music (I have rapped with D12, R Kelly and other pretty big names) and occasionally act in stuff - you may have recently seen me in Rogue One, where I had 2 lines. Really hit the big time! No seriously though, I love Star Wars so it was an incredible dream come true. And its opened a lot of doors to do conventions, appearances, events etc. to raise money for charity, which is awesome. When I say I'm a "Film Producer", its mostly straight to DVD or streaming movies,very low budget stuff. I'm not a multi-millionnaire or anything (to say the least), but I'm very lucky to have a fun job that means I occasionally get to mingle with celebs or go to fancy parties.

As for my retro content? Well, so far, I'm making four regular retro shows, with approximately one episode of each per month.

The main videos are called "Pixels Limited", and are long, meandering but tightly scripted 45 minute episodes, with an arc that tells of my own personal experiences growing up with and around videogames through the glory years of the 80s and 90s. Basically you listen to me telling stories about stuff, peppered with facts, and many, many little clips of gameplay, television adverts, movie and music video clips etc. to set the scene and hopefully bring back some great memories - or give you some cool retro content to go look up and explore :) For those who don't want to watch a full 45 minutes, I'll always put a timestamped, pinned comment so you can skip around to the parts that interest you!

I'm hugely privileged to have kind support from many amazing retro gaming YouTubers, who I have been watching for years, and whom I personally donate to on Patreon, because their content is amazing. You'll see a lot of your favourite retro heros appearing in my videos - for example I'm incredibly lucky and proud to say that my first Episode has Guru Larry Bundy Jr and Dan Ibbertson from Slope's Game Room in it! The forthcoming second episode has Octav1us Kitten and Teddy Rubskin, and episode 3 is a special documentary with many, many YouTubers including Nostalgia Nerd and Kim Justice! If you don't already donate to them on Patreon - what the heck are you doing? Go give them your money before you even think of giving it to me! We'll also have some cool guest stars from TV and Film appearing as well - our first episode has an amazing appearance from British 80s and 90s kids TV hero Timmy Mallett and episode 2 includes the apple of many British 80s and 90s kids eye, Melanie and Martina, AKA the Fun House twins!

The second "big" show is called "Pixels Lists", and is a long form show where I do a deep dive into a particular gaming subject and come up with a list of games or hardware that fit a certain criteria and rate them accordingly. For example, it might be the most expensive games on a system, and are they worth the price? Or a list of games famous for being on one system that were ported to rival system, and are they better or worse? Or a list of my favourite games in a series, genre, or on a particular system. You get the idea. Its more of a generic "click friendly" show but I go into a whole lot of detail, history and context behind each choice, and these episodes seem to be very popular!

The third monthly show is "Pixel Plays", a special "Let's Play" of a retro game - going into a whole lot of detail about the game itself. Each let's play is a full play through from start to finish, with a full running commentary, and fun challenges, such as completing with no deaths, all secrets etc.

Our "bonus" videos are called "Pixels Xtra", and are 20 minutes long. These will come inbetween the main episodes and will cover channel updates, bloopers, extended sections, reviews, interviews etc. along with a similar editing style inc. retro music, TV and film clips etc for humour & nostalgia.

Hmm - sounds good, but starting a Patreon so early? Seems suspect. Am I starting this Youtube thingy as a big cashgrab? Not even slightly. I make my videos as a hobby, and its an expensive one at that - I have to buy props for the videos, pay guests, voiceover artists etc, and that's not mentioning the 80-100 hours of writing and editing work per episode that I am doing for free. Also I actively donate to many other YouTuber's Patreons... nearly $100 every month so its highly unlikely that I'll even break even any time soon. But that doesn't matter! If I wanted to make profitable videos I'd do live recorded vlogs, lets plays and streams with no writing or editing required, and I would have clickbaitey titles and play fortnite all day. None of that interests me.

I'm doing this because these are stories that are personal to me and ones that I want to tell, and archive for the future. These are videos that I will want to watch back when I'm old and grey, and probably bore the grandkids with! They are deeply personal to me, and always tell of memories of a time in my life that is very special to me. Sure, not everyone is going to like my videos. You might think they are too long. You might not like my delivery, or my sense of humour. My editing style might be too crazy for many. But whatever, I'm making these for me. If others enjoy watching them and reminiscing with me? That's flippin' awesome! But its a happy side effect, not the motivating factor behind the videos. I hope we can build a small but dedicated niche of people who enjoy hearing my stories, and will share their own similar experiences.

I don't really believe in charging for Youtube content or putting up a paywall for these personal stories. So what's the point in this Patreon? Well, you get the satisfaction of letting me know you appreciate the efforts I go to making these. That, and I'll put a thank you credit to every Patreon in the video, and also give audio shoutouts and put up Associate Producer credits in the videos and on IMDb for anyone mad enough to chuck me a fiver. If you're even considering that - you're mad, and I bloody love you for it.

So yeah, thanks for reading my ramblings, and I hope you enjoy the videos. Please don't feel any obligation to donate in the slightest. But if you do decide to, please know that it is well and truly appreciated. You're amazing!

Oh, and one last thing. It may be "over sharing" and please ignore if this doesn't interest you:

As is common with creative types (so we are always told), outwardly in public I'm very energetic and enthusiastic, but sadly I have struggled with depression, stress and anxiety for most of my adult life since being a teen. I've been through a particularly bad patch recently, which means sometimes I don't respond to messages on social media, DMs, email etc as fast as I should. If this happens, I am very sorry, I specifically pushed through and forced myself to finally start this channel on the recomendation of others, because it gives me something creative that I can focus on, even when I'm putting off doing other stuff. I've spoken at length to some pretty big YouTubers who suffer from anxiety and depression and they say making videos is a good way to help yourself. Its a bit like therapy, and allows you to be "social" by talking to camera, without the outside wrold pressure. I was particularly inspired by Octav1us Kitten's videos, and charity streaming for mental health issues. I admire her honesty about it all, its somethnig that I've too often just pretended isn't a problem for me, as I don't like to worry others. She has been very kind to me, and we should hopefully be working together soon too :) But anyway if I go quiet, or don't respond to a message, please don't take it personally, I'm probably just going through a rough few days. I'll be fine, and will keep making videos and updating, even if I'm not being to "actively social" at times. Thanks for understanding.

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Tiers
You rock!
$1 or more per month 3 patrons
Wow, seriously, thank you for believing in me and supporting my content. Every little helps in paying the bills, and maybe occasionally buying me a coffee. I will of course put your name in the thanks section at the end of every video. I know its not much, but it shows I care :)
What!?! Are you serious!?!
$5 or more per month 2 patrons
Holy crap, you're mad - come on now. I've hardly uploaded any content yet! But I guess if you like my videos that much, that's amazing! I'll personally thank you at the end of every video, and credit you as Associate Producer - I'll even put it on IMDb. I'm in the film industry - I can do that :P (It helps that Amazon will be streaming our episodes as well as Youtube!)