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PS5 Backwards Compatibility, AGDQ 2022 Total Money Raised, theRadBrad Feature | Gaming News

AGDQ 2022 Total Money Raised

Hello, guys, and welcome to the Gaming News for 16 Jan 2022. Games Done Quick tweeted out, saying "AGDQ 2022 has raised more than $3.4 million for Prevent Cancer. This is officially the most we've ever raised in the history of Games Done Quick, another world record. Thank you to everyone who made this marathon possible and thank you all for your generosity and support." As I reported a few days ago, Games Done Quick is a speed running event where they gather together a lot of speed runners and they raise money for charity. And it happens twice a year. I'm really glad that it went really well again. And it seems to be going up every single time. Good, I'm really happy about that.

PS5 Backwards Compatibility

And the next bit of news for today is there's rumors at the moment that PlayStation 5 could be adding backwards compatibility for PlayStation 3 games. People have spotted PlayStation 3 games listed on the PlayStation 5 store with a price tag. And there's talk of patents being filed by Sony and so on. And looking a little bit into it, the pricing of PlayStation 3 games on the PlayStation 5 store is exactly the same as the subscription to PlayStation Now, so it might be streamed rather than being able to buy them. And we have to just wait and see. I don't think that there's anything yet official from PlayStation. And it goes further than that because people are talking about will there ever be backwards compatibility for PlayStation 2 and also PlayStation 1 games as well? We will have to see. I think it would be great if they did, but there's nothing official yet. We have to just wait and see.

theRadBrad Feature

And this week's feature and shout out is going to go to theRadBrad. theRadBrad is a YouTuber who specializes in gaming walkthroughs and playthroughs. He has amassed almost 13 million subscribers and billions of views. Chances are if you're looking for gaming walkthroughs, you'll find his channel first. And in fact, I really love how he's done things on his channel. I've been watching him for years. I tend to go back if I want to look up old games, I go to his channel first because it's nice to get another person's perspective on games rather than just my own. And if you look at my Let's Play channel on YouTube, you will see that it's modeled after theRadBrad because I am inspired by the work he has done for the gaming he's done over the years. Shout out to theRadBrad and be sure to check out his channel. Anyway, guys, that's it for the Gaming News for this week. Thank you so much as always, to all the new followers and I will see you tomorrow. Thanks, guys. Bye bye.

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I have played hundreds of games in my life and have experienced truly amazing games. As time has passed and games continue to evolve, I want to share my gaming adventures with the world so you can improve your gaming experience too.

There are several gaming franchises I love experiencing a lot such as Final Fantasy, Resident Evil, God of War, Uncharted, Yakuza, Assassin's Creed, The Legend of Zelda, Super Mario, Xenoblade Chronicles and more.

In 1997 when I was 12 years old, a class mate of mine asked me, have you ever played Final Fantasy 7? I was like no, what’s that? He lent me his copy, and I remember on the first night I escaped Midgar after not being able to put it down for 5 to 6 hours even though it was a school night. Shortly after I finished the game and my gaming obsession was truly planted.

Towards the end of 1998 I played Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time. It was a revelation to me, given its combat, story telling, music and satisfying ending. It also gave a hint of what open world could look like given how “huge” Hyrule Field was, which was massive for the time. After nearly 25 years, Zelda 64 Ocarina of Time still sits at the top of my favourite games of all time list.

When I went to University during 2003 to 2007, it was the era of Half Life 2. I remember spending a portion of my student loan so I could get a gaming pc powerful enough to play it.

During that time I also started my adventures in MMOs including Final Fantasy 11 and World of Warcraft. It amazes me that they are still online to this day.

After leaving University, I like most people ended up in the 9 to 5 cycle, after a year of being stuck in the “no job without experience, no experience without a job”. At the time I was still living with my parents and I got distracted on girls for a while. My love for gaming never ended though, with it always being a fall back for me.

In 2013, I started my first YouTube channel, as a way to also document my time in the upcoming Final Fantasy XIV A Realm Reborn. I had seen some YouTubers who made really good videos. For me, at the time, it was a hobby to do on the evening and weekends, I never went into it thinking one day it would be my job. I would have made videos, even if it made no money at all.

After 10 years of multiple jobs, living a very miserable existence in the 9 to 5 cycle, it all abruptly ended in 2018 with my disability of severe anxiety preventing me from commuting to London to work any more.

During the Pandemic, a lot of people were losing their jobs, and there was a lot more time to produce videos and play games. While growing as a content creator, I noticed my Instagram page had little to no content. One day I picked up my phone and recorded a video talking about gaming as it was my favourite hobby.

As I have now played hundreds of games and my passion has evolved for the last 30 years, I see my love for gaming lasting until the day I die. Games have made me laugh, made me cry, and everything in between. The recent price increases have definitely dampened gaming for most gamers, but I am in a privileged position as an Independent Gaming Journalist to receive a lot of games for free from developers and publishers to review.

I hope I can always bring the highest quality Gaming News every day, in digestible 1 to 1.5 minute summaries, to share the passion I have always had for it.

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