Xyphoe is creating Longplays, Reviews, Live Streams and Special Retro Gaming Videos
30

patrons

$100
per month
Alllllllright guys! Xyphoe here! And welcome to my little Patreon page!

What is Patreon?

Well, it's a website and platform that helps support content creators to continue to do what you love them for. Different pledges get different exclusive rewards, and it's a way of helping the creator and also getting something special back in return that wouldn't really be normally possible.

Who am I?



My name is Xyphoe. I love the Amstrad CPC. I'm often referred to as 'that Amstrad guy on YouTube'. However I love retro gaming as a whole and have a collection of many systems. I'm an occasional freelance writer for "Retro Gamer" magazine. I produce special big videos, like the documentary I made - "The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years" (see below).


I've done other big videos like the above (and below), but I'd like to do a lot more and cover other systems too - but with the Amstrad still at the heart of it all!



I do make lots of longplay and review videos of Amstrad games, for example - 



But I also delve into other systems (especially arcade coin-ops). I've started doing lots of live streams, including some modern games too like H1Z1 King Of The Kill, Friday 13th The Game, etc.



Why am I on Patreon?

Since December 2008 I have produced nearly 500 videos. 90% of them longplay and reviews. Each of these videos takes up a huge amount of time. Let me explain... (1) First I practice the game over and over finding the best and most complete way to beat it, often trying to do so without 'losing a life' and making maps and notes as I go along; (2) once I've done that I record the footage which can obviously take several attempts. Then (3) it's time to edit the video along with finding the relevant box art images and anything else cool, plus (4) research the history of the game including the programmers and any interesting stories I can find. I record my (5) voice over which is the review and commentary then finally (6) render the video and after check for any problems or defects, fix and render again. This whole process is many hours and days of work and dedication, and my current PC really isn't up to the job with it often crashing during the editing process and then taking many many hours to encode often with defects that then have to be corrected.

I started doing these videos because I was frustrated the Amstrad didn't get the love and coverage it deserved, and also because I loved these games and I firmly believed they deserved a wider audience. It's been a hugely exciting and rewarding fun hobby of mine, and I'm so glad and thankful that so many of you have enjoyed these, with nearly 2 million views!! Sadly though, my time to do these is getting more and more limited.

You may have noticed over the last few years that the quantity of the videos has gone down, however production values and quality has gone up. I do the best possible job on all my videos. However in the last 5 years I've since become engaged, have two young boys, got my first mortgage and house, planning another baby and wedding, etc! It's all exciting and all go! However with my family and responsibilities, along with a full time job - that is why free time is short now, also unfortunately money too. I have to justify time spent away from the family, and also turning away extra paid work and jobs to make these videos. The pitiful earnings from adverts on YouTube hardly makes it any better.

So I'm not here to beg for money, or make you feel bad! I LOVE what I do, and I will always continue to make videos regardless. If you love what I do then continue to leave me comments and smash that like button! If you do want to contribute here that's totally fine :) If you want to help in other ways you can keep sharing and retweeting videos, etc! But if you can contribute a small monthly amount, help and support me here on Patreon, it would be greatly appreciated by both myself and my new family!! I can then look to upgrade the PC along with producing more of the videos that you like!

Love you guys!

Al (Xyphoe)
xxx

Tiers
"Roland Goes Patreoning"
$1 or more per month
  • Sneak peeks and news about upcoming videos - I'll be welcoming your suggestions and input! This will be the only place where you can do this!
  • 'Behind the scenes' stories about the making of my videos.
  • Your name with a thank you in the credits at the end of my videos!
"Patreon World Dizzy"
$5 or more per month
Everything in the previous tier, plus...

  • Questions answered in depth about any of the games I've covered or planning to cover.
  • Make suggestions for future videos - I'll discuss this with you in depth.
  • High quality download of my most recent video - for you to enjoy at your leisure away from YouTube!
"Pour Some (Alan) Sugar On Me"
$10 or more per month only 7 left
Everything in the previous tiers, plus...

  • Stuck on an Amstrad game? Or another retro game*? Maybe I can help! I'll look into helping you get past a place you are stuck, or how to beat the game! Who knows... it might even end up being a longplay video eventually! I'll try and provide help, tips, maps, cheats and pokes!

    * Note - Amstrad gaming is my speciality.
"Amschat & Amsplay"
$20 or more per month only 5 left
Everything in the previous tiers, plus...

  • A direct and personal Q&A and chat with me at an arranged date and time - we could Skype, use Facebook Messenger, Discord, etc whatever you like!
  • I'll add you on Steam, and if we have one of the same games I'll arrange a date and time with you that month to play together! If there's another way to play outside of Steam that doesn't cost anything then we could look to arrange that too! (eg Shadowgun Deadzone on Facebook gaming).
"Xyphoe's - The Apprentice"
$30 or more per month only 5 left
Everything in the previous tiers, plus...

  • YOU choose the next longplay and review I do!
Yes really! We will need to look into and discuss it first. I might have to decline doing a game that would end up being 4 hours long, it's in a foreign language I don't speak, or it might not even be possible to complete (eg see "Chiller" and "Airwolf" on the Amstrad!). But I could do an in depth review of it instead, or we could find another game you would like. Either way it would still be possible for me to do some kind of video on it!
"Xyphoe's Fantasy"
$50 or more per month only 5 left
Everything in the previous tiers, plus...

  • I also work in the web hosting industry, and have several powerful servers at my command. Have a website and need a host, or a better host? I'll provide you with the hosting you require! On a robust Linux platform I can also provide you with a control panel to create and manage unlimited number of mailboxes, email forwarders, MySQL databases, etc with tools to help prevent junk email, install WordPress for you automatically, and much much more!
I'll need to discuss with you your requirements first. No dodgy sites though!
"Xyphoe's Fantasy +"
$80 or more per month only 3 left
Everything in the previous tiers, but expanding on the previous "Xyphoe's Fantasy" tier...

  • Everything in the "Xyphoe's Fantasy" tier but I will also migrate your website all for you and make sure it works, plus provide direct support for any issues or queries you have post migration including updates to software.


Goals
$100 of $600 per month
Massive upgrade and overhaul of the PC - new CPU needed, new high speed hard disk, an additional monitor and the latest version of Sony Vegas or equivalent top-of-the-range video editing software. This will allow me to make videos so much more quickly - sick and tired of the PC crashing during editing, rendering taking many hours and then often finding glitches have occurred! Often the big cause of delays in completing videos!
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Alllllllright guys! Xyphoe here! And welcome to my little Patreon page!

What is Patreon?

Well, it's a website and platform that helps support content creators to continue to do what you love them for. Different pledges get different exclusive rewards, and it's a way of helping the creator and also getting something special back in return that wouldn't really be normally possible.

Who am I?



My name is Xyphoe. I love the Amstrad CPC. I'm often referred to as 'that Amstrad guy on YouTube'. However I love retro gaming as a whole and have a collection of many systems. I'm an occasional freelance writer for "Retro Gamer" magazine. I produce special big videos, like the documentary I made - "The Amstrad CPC 464 - Celebrating 30 Years" (see below).


I've done other big videos like the above (and below), but I'd like to do a lot more and cover other systems too - but with the Amstrad still at the heart of it all!



I do make lots of longplay and review videos of Amstrad games, for example - 



But I also delve into other systems (especially arcade coin-ops). I've started doing lots of live streams, including some modern games too like H1Z1 King Of The Kill, Friday 13th The Game, etc.



Why am I on Patreon?

Since December 2008 I have produced nearly 500 videos. 90% of them longplay and reviews. Each of these videos takes up a huge amount of time. Let me explain... (1) First I practice the game over and over finding the best and most complete way to beat it, often trying to do so without 'losing a life' and making maps and notes as I go along; (2) once I've done that I record the footage which can obviously take several attempts. Then (3) it's time to edit the video along with finding the relevant box art images and anything else cool, plus (4) research the history of the game including the programmers and any interesting stories I can find. I record my (5) voice over which is the review and commentary then finally (6) render the video and after check for any problems or defects, fix and render again. This whole process is many hours and days of work and dedication, and my current PC really isn't up to the job with it often crashing during the editing process and then taking many many hours to encode often with defects that then have to be corrected.

I started doing these videos because I was frustrated the Amstrad didn't get the love and coverage it deserved, and also because I loved these games and I firmly believed they deserved a wider audience. It's been a hugely exciting and rewarding fun hobby of mine, and I'm so glad and thankful that so many of you have enjoyed these, with nearly 2 million views!! Sadly though, my time to do these is getting more and more limited.

You may have noticed over the last few years that the quantity of the videos has gone down, however production values and quality has gone up. I do the best possible job on all my videos. However in the last 5 years I've since become engaged, have two young boys, got my first mortgage and house, planning another baby and wedding, etc! It's all exciting and all go! However with my family and responsibilities, along with a full time job - that is why free time is short now, also unfortunately money too. I have to justify time spent away from the family, and also turning away extra paid work and jobs to make these videos. The pitiful earnings from adverts on YouTube hardly makes it any better.

So I'm not here to beg for money, or make you feel bad! I LOVE what I do, and I will always continue to make videos regardless. If you love what I do then continue to leave me comments and smash that like button! If you do want to contribute here that's totally fine :) If you want to help in other ways you can keep sharing and retweeting videos, etc! But if you can contribute a small monthly amount, help and support me here on Patreon, it would be greatly appreciated by both myself and my new family!! I can then look to upgrade the PC along with producing more of the videos that you like!

Love you guys!

Al (Xyphoe)
xxx

Recent posts by Xyphoe

Tiers
"Roland Goes Patreoning"
$1 or more per month
  • Sneak peeks and news about upcoming videos - I'll be welcoming your suggestions and input! This will be the only place where you can do this!
  • 'Behind the scenes' stories about the making of my videos.
  • Your name with a thank you in the credits at the end of my videos!
"Patreon World Dizzy"
$5 or more per month
Everything in the previous tier, plus...

  • Questions answered in depth about any of the games I've covered or planning to cover.
  • Make suggestions for future videos - I'll discuss this with you in depth.
  • High quality download of my most recent video - for you to enjoy at your leisure away from YouTube!
"Pour Some (Alan) Sugar On Me"
$10 or more per month only 7 left
Everything in the previous tiers, plus...

  • Stuck on an Amstrad game? Or another retro game*? Maybe I can help! I'll look into helping you get past a place you are stuck, or how to beat the game! Who knows... it might even end up being a longplay video eventually! I'll try and provide help, tips, maps, cheats and pokes!

    * Note - Amstrad gaming is my speciality.
"Amschat & Amsplay"
$20 or more per month only 5 left
Everything in the previous tiers, plus...

  • A direct and personal Q&A and chat with me at an arranged date and time - we could Skype, use Facebook Messenger, Discord, etc whatever you like!
  • I'll add you on Steam, and if we have one of the same games I'll arrange a date and time with you that month to play together! If there's another way to play outside of Steam that doesn't cost anything then we could look to arrange that too! (eg Shadowgun Deadzone on Facebook gaming).
"Xyphoe's - The Apprentice"
$30 or more per month only 5 left
Everything in the previous tiers, plus...

  • YOU choose the next longplay and review I do!
Yes really! We will need to look into and discuss it first. I might have to decline doing a game that would end up being 4 hours long, it's in a foreign language I don't speak, or it might not even be possible to complete (eg see "Chiller" and "Airwolf" on the Amstrad!). But I could do an in depth review of it instead, or we could find another game you would like. Either way it would still be possible for me to do some kind of video on it!
"Xyphoe's Fantasy"
$50 or more per month only 5 left
Everything in the previous tiers, plus...

  • I also work in the web hosting industry, and have several powerful servers at my command. Have a website and need a host, or a better host? I'll provide you with the hosting you require! On a robust Linux platform I can also provide you with a control panel to create and manage unlimited number of mailboxes, email forwarders, MySQL databases, etc with tools to help prevent junk email, install WordPress for you automatically, and much much more!
I'll need to discuss with you your requirements first. No dodgy sites though!
"Xyphoe's Fantasy +"
$80 or more per month only 3 left
Everything in the previous tiers, but expanding on the previous "Xyphoe's Fantasy" tier...

  • Everything in the "Xyphoe's Fantasy" tier but I will also migrate your website all for you and make sure it works, plus provide direct support for any issues or queries you have post migration including updates to software.