Classic Mac Gameplays are DEAD

100 days. It’s been 100 days now since my last episode of the Classic Mac Gameplays show, and as sad as it is for me to call it quits for that show, it brings a huge sense of relief with it. You see, I have a tendency to take on more than I can handle, and at times it gets overwhelming to the point where I want to do so much that I end up doing nothing. I had 3 online video series that I have been trying to keep up with: Classic Mac Games, Classic Mac Gameplays, and Killgruz Videos (my everything else videos), and realistically at this point in time I think I can only handle one at a time, and I choose Killgruz Videos.

The past couple of weeks I’ve done a lot of thinking about Classic Mac Gameplays, and I’ve decided to call it quits with that show, and stuff my Classic Mac Games show deep into the closet for now. These two shows limit me to only reviewing/talking about Macintosh games (and let’s be honest, they aren’t exceptionally interesting. I think most of what was interesting about my CMG videos of these games was me), and stifles my potential creativity too much to be anything that I can further produce at this time.

I have ideas. Lots of them. None of these ideas revolve around Macintosh. As a matter of fact, I’ve been growing very far away from Apple over the past year, and I’m not even sure if I’d go as far as to call myself a fan of their Macintosh computers anymore. Personally I feel Apple is headed in the wrong direction with their OS X operating system, but this is beside the point. I’m tired of making the Anti-gaming computer a gaming computer.

So with this announcement I have officially closed the doors of ClassicMacGames.com, and the associated Twitter and YouTube accounts. I will eventually put the 21 videos up here on this website at some point, but will not be producing more of them.

CMG is dead

Bottom line – TL;DR – Bye-bye Macintosh games, hello everything else.

7 Replies to “Classic Mac Gameplays are DEAD”

  1. Hey Jarrod,

    While I’m sorry to hear this news I definitely completely understand. These kinds of things take time and your time would be best served at focusing on the channel that’s likely to get the most views. I’ll always remember your “Uninvited” video though. That was great stuff!

    On a related notes you’ll probably be interested in this. I just found out about it myself yesterday.

    http://www.zojoi.com/index.htm

    Take care and keep up the great work!

    1. Thanks for the support Paul, and thanks for linking me to this. Amazing! I’ve always loved Shadowgate and this remake looks superb. I signed up for their newsletter and can’t wait to play it! 🙂

  2. Great! They actually plan to remake all the MacVenture games, including Uninvited. I’m looking forward to all of them as well!

  3. While I understand, I am also disappointed. I really hope you post the videos back on your website at some point. I enjoyed watching them and they introduced me to some fantastic games. I’ll check back again and take care!

  4. I was wondering, how about selling your videos on DVD? It doesn’t need to be a big production, just files on a disk. Please contact me if you would like to sell one.

      1. *Phew!* Grateful they’re still online! The videos are great, especially given the rather neglected platform– I don’t think I’ve seen anyone do it with such craft, effort, and personality in this area.

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