Weekly Outerhaven YouTube Roundup 12.17.17

We here at the Outerhaven want you to know us not only for our passions surrounding gaming, tech, television, movies, anime, manga, etc. Every week we’re going to deliver to you a list of videos we have been checking out while cyberloafing the internet. It gives you a chance to see another side to us, one that isn’t focused on covering the latest news or reviews. While this list will be largely safe for work, we must warn against things that may incite any phobias that you may have. Enjoy!

 

Karl’s Pick:

Christmas is almost upon us, so why not start watching all the cheesy Christmas specials that used to happen with EVERY. SINGLE. TV. SHOW. in the 1980s? This week sit down with this weird He-Man & She-Ra Christmas Special where Orco kidnaps Earth children, Horde Prime tries to kill the kids because they are bringing the spirit of Christmas to Eternia, and Skeletor acts nice and gets licked by a robot puppy… And that’s not even the weird bits!

 

Josh’s Pick:

Whenever you are hungry and don’t know what to make, you turn to the internet for ideas. Being in a breakfast mood, I decided to look up omelette recipes. I came across this one and was in awe at how fluffy, perfect and square it came out! I also thought “damn.. that’s a big omelette!” In addition, it uses sake and mirin in the recipe! All the “essential” things needed with breakfast!

 

Sara’s Pick:

Holiday music annoys me. There, I said it. I just don’t get the warm and fuzzies from “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” or “Jingle Bell Rock.” But what does get me in the mood to hunker down with the family all snug and cozy in the winter months is Hobbit drinking songs. I know, it’s incredibly lame and nerdy, but there’s just something about the rich bass in these songs, performed entirely by TWO PEOPLE that is so soothing to the soul. Also watching the video is a hoot, where the same two people take up various poses to make it seem like a rowdy bar.

 

Keith’s Pick:

If you didn’t know, I simply love video game music. But what I love more than that are video game remixes and arranges. This time you’re about to rock out with funky house remix of Sonic Mania’s Press Garden zone. Listen to it a million times then be sure to check out the Gamechops YouTube Page for more goodness -> https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCDVKYPXwdYUQfgA05CkyFSg

Will’s Pick:

In the last NEP podcast, we talked about Xenoblade Chronicles 2. We briefly mentioned in regard the “controversy”  about the design of Pyra/Homura, the games main female lead. Many people have their opinions and knee jerk reaction this. I personally have no problem with her design. Sure it is on the side of Fan Service and Anime, but it only a part of what makes the entire game what it is. Move on. Yet some people only focus on the Fan service, without taking it as a whole, and quickly label it as a bad game. This is reminiscent  the whole case that violence in video games causes violence in real life. How does sexy characters in video games cause harm in  real life people? They blame anything they can so they don’t blame themselves. Saying that Pyra’s design should be changed so it makes them feel good is something that boggles me. They let fictional characters bother them. They can’t differentiate fiction from reality. Blade lives Matter? As you can tell, it’s a can of worms with many points of view. I have no problem with Fan service in games because video games are fiction. Yes you can connect to them in regards of values, personality and characteristics. But in the end, 2D waifus ain’t real.  Appabend covers many topics in the gaming sphere and others since the whole debacle of Tokyo Mirage Sessions and its ridiculous localization changes. He explains here that many fans are not bothered by this, so why others are? To simply put, if you don’t like it or it bothers you, then its not for you,you baka gaijins.

 

James’s Pick:

The first in the Hero’s Born series for the Overwatch League, this video provides insight into some of the people behind the Overwatch League.

 

 

That’s all for week’s roundup. Tune back in next week to see what we are sharing next!

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Elizabeth is an avid reader of manga and enjoys attending conventions in cosplay. Please follow me on social media to keep up with my latest reviews and cosplay progress.