Saturday, August 31, 2013

Play Gameboy Advanced Games on Your Computer

     This one's for all you old timers. Miss playing Pokemon and other old GBA games? Well if you have a game boy you probably don't. I on the other hand was never allowed to have a game boy when I was younger so I had no other choice but to give in to the games of the past in a different manner. This post will educate you on the wonders of GBA emulators. Enjoy and happy gaming!

Minishcap on Windows

Downloading the Emulator
  1. Go to the site emulator zone.
  2. Download the "Visual Boy Advanced" emulator near the bottom of the page.
  3. Un-zip the files in a folder that you can set aside for emulator use. In that folder also make a new folder titled "games.
  4. Make a shortcut of the emulator to put on your desktop.

Downloading Games, Also Known as ROMs

  1. Go the website cool rom.
  2. In the search bar type the name of the ROM you would like to download. 
  3. If you search "Mario" for example, you will have a choice between games of any game system. Choose the one for game boy advanced or gameboy color. 
  4. The download is under the picture of the game and an add. Click "download now".
  5. When the game is downloaded extract it to the folder in your emulator labeled "games".

Playing the Game

  1. When the emulator is open hit ctr-o to open a browser. 
  2. Find the game you want to play  and click it. 
  3. Enjoy!
  4. To save your game click "file" and "save game"
     I hope you enjoy this great free software! Thanks for reading

Monday, August 26, 2013

How To Create a Fantastic, Beautiful, and Succesful YouTube Channel

       Starting out on YouTube can be difficult but there are many ways to ensure a successful and popular channel. Although most parents don't find this to be as good as an activity as reading or playing sports, it does have it's benefits. If done correctly, YouTube will serve as something to do, a sense of success and accomplishment, and a chance to boost confidence while having the possibility of earning a small amount of extra money. On YouTube there lies an audience for everything and everyone, just be yourself and you'll find your audience. Follow the steps and tips ahead to help endure a successful YouTube career!

1. Put Something Out There
  • You can't do anything until you have a video, so film one and upload it!
  • It's your first video, it doesn't have to be perfect or perfectly proffesional
  • You need something to starts publicizing so don't brake your back making the first video something incredible, that will come
2. Do What YOU Want to Do
  • This is vital, be yourself
  • Make videos of things that you will love to do a lot of for a long time
  • Be original, you do not want people to call you out for copying others
  • Even for popular types of videos like guitar covers, do something to spice it up and make it a little different from every other guitar cover out there. 
  • Creativity is key, people remember crazy things and names that they've never heard before
3. Make It Look Good, Be Professional
  • This is a huge factor that limits YouTuber's success who have content filled videos, but nothing to record with
  • Spend some money on a good camera, flip HD cameras are great for YouTube
  • Good quality video and audio are important
  • Have a good profile picture of YOURSELF, people will be more likely to click on your profile if you have a picture and even more likely if it's a clear picture of yourself
  • Put up a good header picture that has relevance with what you do
  • Write a descriptive yet brief bio that will entice users and make them want to subscribe
  • Don't make many mistakes, make none if possible. If you do, try again
4. Get The Word Out!
  • You may have great videos, but you won't get thousands of subscribers unless those people see them
  • Find places online and post your videos to a targeted audience for Ex. , if you do reviews on games, post your videos on a video gaming community (Google+ communities, subreddits on Reddit, StumbleUpon, Pinterest, forums, blogs)
  • Make video responses to recently popular videos, be funny, interesting, and unique
  • Utilize tags, do not use broad one's like "guitar", use tags like "finger picking acoustic" in order to get traffic from the search
  • Do collaborations with more popular YouTubers to build your own community, just ask!

       Well there you have it, good luck, and check out my first video on my new YouTube channel! It's a music oriented channel in which I will post original songs, ideas, and guitar cover. Please subscribe!