The old days of YouTube were a very magical time where the TECHNICAL quality of content was far lesser than today, but the content was produced primarily out of people’s love for the platform and the enjoyment that they got out of producing the content itself.
It’s amazing looking back on some of the content from the earlier days of YouTube and remembering a time when fun was the driving force behind the platform, and not analytics and profit.
Here are some of my favorite old-school YouTube channels, and web shows that I think you should check out!
Captain S is a loving and purposely cheesy show that both paradies and pays homage to the show Captain N. Captain N was a show about a boy being dragged into a world within his Nintendo called “videoland” and of course Captain S is the live-action Sega equivalent.
“Follow Chad Belmont as he becomes Captain S, defender of Video Land, protecting its realm from evil invaders bent on removing its code and taking over the Mega Drive. It’s a nostalgic mix of early 90s saturday morning TV and video games from that era.”
This show even had a crossover with the Angry Video Game Nerd back in the day!
Still gaming was a game review show featured on That Guy With The Glasses back in the day and it has a lot of charm.
Arcade Guts is actually STILL one of the few shows that I’ve seen online that covers arcade games as it’s primary focus. For the time when it came out it actually had very good production value and the host Michael V. actually does have a lot of charisma
Classic Game Room
Classic Game Room was originally created back in 1999 as a part of some kind of internet TV station called “FromUSLive” the show starred Mark Bussler, as well as Dave Crosson. After the shows original run from 1999-2000 it was revived by Mark and ran on YouTube until around 2018-2019.
The show had a style that was all it’s own. It was always interesting, however the funniest episodes came from the original.
As a kid this review literally had me doubling over in laugher.
The incredible adventures of The Lush and Pottymouth! This one still entertains me to this day.