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Growing Up With Video Games

August 14, 2019

Nyehh- Hello. This video has been brought to you by audible, amazon prime members can now save 66% off their first 3 months by going to or text DOMICS to 500-500 *domics intro plays* Video games played a huge part in my upbringing While many believe they are a waste of time I give video games credit for helping build my character and who I am today some of the consoles and games I mention here are probably older than half of you watching my very first console was the (Filipino accent) “Nintendo Family Computer” AKA the “Famicom” {uu} if you are unfamiliar with this, you might recognize the American counterpart: The Nintendo Entertainment System- The N.E.S they’re generally known to be the same console with a few differences honestly, you put red on anything and that’s my bias this console blew my mind as a kid I had a humble selection of game cartridges -yes they weren’t even CD’s yet- and half of which were niche and foreign *BUT* if I turned on my Famicom without a game inserted it would boot up a menu which had over 100 games. Tetris, Small Bee(?), Billiards, some tank game was anyone else’s like that?? was mine modded?? I dunno. but it was awesome! (wow Dom) and it blew my friends’ minds too when I showed it to them not long after, I then got. The “Game Boy” (oh my god YES) YES, that brick of a handheld console where I first discovered Pokémon and all it’s glory~ I still remember that one time as a kid I was chillin’ after swimming lessons sitting on a bench playing my Game Boy waiting for my parents to pick me up another kid in my class was passing by and noticed I was playing Pokémon Red having the game himself, we naturally talked about how fun it is then he started talking about game cheats (N O) and that’s when he opened my eyes to: THE DUPLICATION GLITCH “You possess forbidden knowledge!” basically at a certain part of the game, if you met the specific requirements you were able to duplicate the items in your inventory (OHMYGULAY) to a virtually infinite amount this meant endless Masterballs allowing you to catch any Pokémon effortlessly endless elixirs, allowing your Pokémon to fight f o r e v e r and endless Rare Candies, allowing you to level up your Pokémon without having to fight at all and consequentially it was also when I discovered that although cheats did add a fun aspect of being overpowered and being able to OBLITERATE the Elite Four and my rival “Ta-e(?so sorry if i got that wrong)” using a single move, I felt a sense of emptiness and lack of achievement because my victories weren’t earned through genuine effort, but through dishonest methods the destination was the journey, and the hardships I overcame along the way is what made the end that much more satisfying the cheats kill the game and it’s purpose there was no more journey and that lesson rippled throughout my childhood, and paved my way into adulthood well! good thing that was already like my FOURTH playthrough of red so I didn’t feel guilty too long and continued to become a Pokémon Master by cheating (DOM NO) OH wassup Abra? You gon’ try to teleport outta here again? *small lip smack* nuh-uh, not this time! you gon’ join me today… I have enough masterballs to catch you aand ya bruthers and sistuhs right now and in the next thousand lifetimes.. so go ahead, try and teleport. I’ll come back DUring that time! I also had the super Nintendo! Known to contain many legendary games that still hold a place in people’s hearts today Turtles in Time, Super Mario RPG and Super Mario World, Mega Man X2, Donkey Kong Country, Earthbound, Super Metroid, and The Link to the Past But you know what game I probably played the MOST? THAT’S RIGHT freakin Mighty Morphin Power Rangers The Fighting Edition look, as cool as it was to watch people in tights save to city from monsters via martial arts, the megaswords have always been my favorite part about the shows and this game allows you to play AS them and beat the crap out of OTHER megaswords AND monsters! and to 7-year-old me? dat was da bomb diggity I looked it up recently and apparently it was pretty doodoo and didn’t do that well but I still remember having lots of fun with it things don’t need to be the best of it’s kind for you to enjoy them just because Captain Falcon’s mid-tier doesn’t mean I can’t have fun kneeing people in the face and then going “Yeeahh. YEAAHH, ya like that??” (some guy) “Ye-ye-yah actually. I-I thought that was pretty cool… Good job, man!” (kawaii Dom) “hehe, thanks!” my NEXT console was the N64. Of which I was I was introduced to the franchise that is still my favorite game series to this day and yeah you probably guessed it from that last reference: YES! *epic music plays in background* It’s Super Smash Brothers, Sisters, Mothers, and Fathers! If you considered all the time I put into all of these games *weird Dom noise* EXCEPT BRAWL I’m pretty sure I’ve copped in well over a thousand hours (GODDAMN DOM) Smash has such a simple concept that can appeal to all types of people you try to beat each other up and knock your opponent(s) off the stage so that they fall into oblivion and literally explode (basically) s i m p l e ! but despite that it can be complex when taken competitively due to the numerous mechanics that aren’t so obvious at face value “Complexity delivered in Simplicity” in a way that’s what I strive for my work to be like I then went through most of the Nintendo consoles that followed. I went through Sony’s PlayStations 1-4 I kinda skipped the Microsoft line except for that used Xbox 360 I got off Kajiji a couple years ago so I could play Just Dance and try to impress Claire But nothing really beats the bonding I’ve done and the friends I’ve made more than through PC gaming Especially those online. I like to think the circle of friends I’m in now have lasted this long because of the times we struggled together As well as against each other in video games Playing games together with strangers has taught me patience when working with an unfamiliar team Something you might find yourself doing often in real life It’s taught me that people I’ve never met before can enjoy the same things I do Despite having different backgrounds and cultures It’s opened my eyes to the actual size of the world and it’s population Large and diverse in a sense that games can be universal- that there are gamers everywhere but seems small enough that people who are hundreds or thousands of miles apart can create long lasting relationships because of a simple common interest Here’s a few more shout outs to video games that have made great impacts in my life The Zelda franchise. For immersing me in such believable worlds full of lore and fantasy Minecraft. For giving me for my design cravings and applying them to a simulated open world reality that virtually had limitless possiblities League of Legends. For teaching me that having skins doesn’t nessecarily make me a better player and also for allowing me to befriend people I know today because we all learned to hate ourselves together *twinkles* S O L I D A R I T Y OH! And MapleStory for teaching me that people online are really lonely and.. horomonal… VIDeo games are just- awesome, man! and I believe we’re in the biggest gaming generation! (ain’t that right..) anyone can find a game that suits their tastes do you like beating the crap out of other people with cool combos and special skills? fighting games. are you looking for something that focuses on character growth and storytelling? roleplaying games. do you have a good sense of tempo and coordination? rhythm games! are you looking for something with less commitment and immediate reward? mobile games! -unless it’s a gacha game..then…it’s the exact opposite commit HOURS grinding those gems just so you can roll a four star salamander for the sixth time *sharp nose inhale* Damn you Puzzles and Dragons *more inhales* MM damn youuu and now we’ve got Virtual Reality taking big leaps in development who knows what kind of video games we’ll be playing in ten years? what if.. …we’re in a game… ..right now..? (some dude) “staaahhhpp” with the continuous advances in technology the communities that revolved around video games are no longer niche nor underappreciated game design is so much more accessible now and indie games have proven to be some of my favorite titles however, disregarding the game developers themselves, many people’s careers today revolve around the video games themselves, and the culture around it you think that was a self-sustaining lifestyle 15 or 20 years ago? people literally play games for a living now honestly, if I didn’t take the animation route, I probably would’ve become a gaming channel (another random guy where are y’all coming from??) ” “wait. w-what are you thinking?” (Innocent Dom mode) Nothing. “Doomm.” *nervous dom breathing* (woah who dat) “NNNNnNnNNNnnNnnNnNNnnNNN-” many people today may still think video games are a waste of time and I guess if you lack self-control and prioritize them over your responsibilities then yeah, that may be true but the culture of video games is a great influence as to why I am who I am today and has brought me together with people I would’ve never expected to meet otherwise and I’m sure a lot of you share the same belief video games have helped me keep my sanity during the lows in my life, and have made the highs even more enjoyable the video game culture is always growing. and I’m never worried about a shortage of entertainment BHUT what I DO have a shortage of is time. And unfortunately haven’t been able to game as much as I used to HOWEVER during my work and travels I can still take in content through Audiobooks with Audible and now Amazon Prime members can start their membership and save 66% on their first 3 months by going to! Valid until July 31st That’s like 3 months for the price of one! With the Audible app you can enjoy your audio books wherever and whenever! They’re yours to keep for LIFE And you can re-listen to them EVEN if you CANCEL your membership! As a member, you’ll receive 3 credits every month. which you can spend on 1 Audio Book and 2 Audible Originals, REGARDLESS of the price! If you haven’t got the time to play or watch others play video games, why not listen to some of these video game related titles from Audible? Ready Player One, Bio Shock Rapture, Replay: The History of Video Games, and Super Mario: How Nintendo Conquered America Once again, that’s or TEXT DOMICS to 500-500 for a 30-day trial with 3 Audio Book Credits. And until July 31st, Amazon Prime Members can sign up and start their first 3 months at 66% off. Enjoy! Closed Captions Done By:
Twitter: lu_the_artist

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  • Reply Magma August 12, 2019 at 11:03 pm

    Yeah your famicom was modded or bootleg dom

  • Reply Siege Gecko August 12, 2019 at 11:31 pm

    8:40 F++

  • Reply Unknown Username August 12, 2019 at 11:37 pm

    Epic Seven is fulfilling as heck and I don’t want to hear otherwise…

    I play gacha games on my free time.

  • Reply Jalanie Jalanie August 12, 2019 at 11:43 pm


  • Reply Maria Giselle August 13, 2019 at 12:04 am

    My very first video game console was the Super Nintendo!!!!

  • Reply Zeddrik August 13, 2019 at 1:13 am

    "My rival Tae!" 👏👏👏

  • Reply Tegan Dumpleton August 13, 2019 at 1:16 am

    The cheats were better for fighting schoolmates. And getting several Mewtwos with themed move-sets!

  • Reply Dj Ma7soon August 13, 2019 at 1:21 am

    Pretty sure i heard some demon slayer

  • Reply Sapphire August 13, 2019 at 1:22 am

    wow this was great bUUUt:

    video games cause violence so therefore, no

  • Reply Kaiolanui Rosario August 13, 2019 at 1:26 am

    That was the bomb diggitey

  • Reply Juicemanju August 13, 2019 at 2:01 am

    "Do it." – Emperor Palpatine

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    Word. Famicom was great. Good ol’ Days 🤠

  • Reply CLAY DOG 001 August 13, 2019 at 2:39 am

    Video Games And Their Music And Watching Red Vs Blue Is The Most Important Thing To Me

    Actually, My Friends Are The Most Important Thing To Me

  • Reply Okatsu Shizu August 13, 2019 at 2:47 am

    Ya you think your slick sliding in that theme at 1:50. Love Demon Slayer

  • Reply ThetwistedPuppeteer August 13, 2019 at 3:01 am

    8:00 Dom referencing my favorite indie game

  • Reply Elijah Desch August 13, 2019 at 3:02 am

    Angery? Beat the bleep out of other players un Super Smash Bros!

  • Reply Bork Bork August 13, 2019 at 3:08 am

    Bruh that man is playing with a wiimote

  • Reply Krishna Pol August 13, 2019 at 3:16 am

    Media: NANIII!!

  • Reply Cameron Hope August 13, 2019 at 3:19 am

    “Defeated Sephiroth in Kingdom Hearts”

    I’ve never related to something so strongly 🤣

  • Reply Arieyal Landfair August 13, 2019 at 3:19 am

    I was born in 2003 and I have an hand me down gambit from my brother

  • Reply Ryan CPH August 13, 2019 at 3:44 am

    I love the switch…

  • Reply yaucchi August 13, 2019 at 3:50 am

    Oh look onmyoji….haha…ha… *cries in bad luck

  • Reply reza zarif August 13, 2019 at 4:14 am

    I always think im in a game

  • Reply The Armored Artist August 13, 2019 at 4:48 am

    Please make a smash bros fight.

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    Please make a gaming channel

  • Reply The Royal Arkus Knight August 13, 2019 at 5:32 am

    6:14 Guy on far left

    Hah, me

  • Reply Monstermushmush August 13, 2019 at 5:38 am


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    Says in snarky voice

    Ummmmmmmm Dom, elixirs heal pp

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    2 vids in 3 weeks, nani!?!

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    Whats the division doe?

  • Reply Hadi Eltaief August 13, 2019 at 5:57 am

    Make an episode about "Anime"

  • Reply Tas3 August 13, 2019 at 6:16 am

    5:00 forward tilt, down throw, down air (final hit), and forward arial spike!

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    Gon?? 8:38

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    Start a seperate gaming channel

  • Reply League Of Anime August 13, 2019 at 8:19 am

    TAE 😂

  • Reply Miss Sensitive August 13, 2019 at 8:45 am

    No one:
    Not even my homework that's due tomorrow:
    Dom: 4:06 GOPOOGOPLE

  • Reply Délicatesse August 13, 2019 at 10:16 am

    1:49 – 1:53
    Is that KNY music I hear-

  • Reply not a weeb August 13, 2019 at 10:26 am

    Haha, nubs, I grew up playing on a Gucci toaster

  • Reply OwlOnFire August 13, 2019 at 10:31 am

    That Mario Link animation…WOW.

  • Reply Serene Impact August 13, 2019 at 11:24 am

    2:25 Dom: And my rival Tae (poop)

    Me: laughs like a maniac

  • Reply kat :p August 13, 2019 at 11:38 am

    I actually like xbox, ps, and pc equally.. it doesn't really matter to me what people decide to play on, as long as they're happy and having fun that's what matters. Besides, debating which platform is better is kinda dumb considering you all are arguing over opinions and treating them as facts

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    In super smash brawl my stats i have 1783 hours played

    It was fun

  • Reply Andrei Gabriel Rey August 13, 2019 at 12:17 pm

    At 2:25 tae means poop

  • Reply Grim Cheese Wheel August 13, 2019 at 12:34 pm

    5:00 – 5:08 Mama mia…

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    What…!!!! he played minecraft i was shook

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    Also all ufc
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    In 5 years we’re gonna be in SAO fast forwarding from floor 1 to floor 30

  • Reply Barry B Benson August 13, 2019 at 1:55 pm

    6:30 I thought I recognised that minecraft house! 🙂 Here's a tutorial on how to build it ->

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    12 thousandth

  • Reply Taechin Plays August 13, 2019 at 2:15 pm

    Do. You play super Mario Maker on the Nintendo switch

  • Reply SomeCoolDude August 13, 2019 at 2:19 pm

    If we were in a game the Gods would be playing the sims

  • Reply Noor Al-salami August 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    That’s what i wounded i was like why cheat it won’t be fun

  • Reply Noor Al-salami August 13, 2019 at 2:32 pm

    But some games it’s fun

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    I play Mario world

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    Pokemon pokemon pokemon pokemon POKEMON!!!

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    Hey, 0/0/12 is really good if it's a quick 5v5 and he was support è0é

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    I’m sorry what did you say about brawl

  • Reply Ritter Eatherly August 13, 2019 at 3:30 pm

    You famicom mite be fake or moded and there were a Famicom disk symstem and there is a gameboy advance and gameboy advance sp and gameboy Mico also did you have a super Famicom or a super nintendo

  • Reply sarcastian August 13, 2019 at 3:42 pm

    2:15 such a hilariously drawn expression of avarice (greed)

  • Reply Hi Hi August 13, 2019 at 4:11 pm

    Why does everyone always hate on melee it’s not that bad

  • Reply CWX TV August 13, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    I’m only 14 but my friend has a original super nentendo and my favorite was mortal kombat

  • Reply Nishat Rahman August 13, 2019 at 5:16 pm

    Welp domics pitting gundam astray

  • Reply ninjascout August 13, 2019 at 5:27 pm

    Isn't the NES… Older than you?

  • Reply honning August 13, 2019 at 5:40 pm

    4:21 "yeah you like that katie?"

  • Reply brendon stephen August 13, 2019 at 5:43 pm

    Abra Didn't Like that

  • Reply HeatherSkii August 13, 2019 at 6:12 pm


    It got broken

  • Reply Bernadette Stevenson August 13, 2019 at 6:46 pm

    Lmaoooo I named my rival ta’e too

  • Reply StudentNumber8 August 13, 2019 at 6:54 pm

    Did anyone realise that the pink panther was in scene 3:50

  • Reply Little Timmy August 13, 2019 at 7:02 pm


  • Reply Maximilian Piech August 13, 2019 at 8:01 pm

    1:06 famiclone lol 😀

  • Reply Tuan-Duy Chu August 13, 2019 at 8:30 pm


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    You should do a video about the canadian prime minister elections

  • Reply jaylo August 13, 2019 at 8:35 pm

    N64 was my first console, o the memories…

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    I often think about this and am utterly terrified by the fact that that dude I met on dragons life roblox could literally be Neil got damn Degrasse Tyson.

  • Reply LinkKnight August 13, 2019 at 11:08 pm

    This channel is what I use while the odd1sout and Jaiden are animating

  • Reply Lemme Eat Those Cookies August 13, 2019 at 11:19 pm

    Me listening to Dom : "having a bad skin don't make you a bad player (or something like that)"

    People in minecraft: I like you skin
    People in minecraft:wanna do pvp or survival?
    Me:Oh fuk noo, I'm only good in creative sorry

  • Reply Chris Edwards August 13, 2019 at 11:35 pm

    Old people who want to blame mass shooting on video games : Video games cause violence!

  • Reply Turtle Lizard August 13, 2019 at 11:36 pm

    4:41 who else got chills

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  • Reply Adie August 14, 2019 at 12:18 am

    cl.MP>axe kick>FADC into cl.MP>axe kick>FADC into CL.MP>AXE KICK>FADC?

    Damn, you be wildin' out there with them Evil Ryu loops

  • Reply 젤엔 August 14, 2019 at 12:53 am

    ah yes the gameboy..

  • Reply Cubical Universe Empire August 14, 2019 at 1:26 am

    Is anybody not going to talk about metroid prime

  • Reply MM Gaming August 14, 2019 at 1:31 am

    Lol his enemy "Tae" XD

  • Reply The Boy’s Club August 14, 2019 at 1:55 am

    I don’t know why, but this video, even though only ten minutes- felt reeeeaally long

  • Reply BE CONQUERED BY THE MACHINES August 14, 2019 at 2:16 am

    Super Mario World. NEVER forget Super Mario World!

  • Reply Adham A August 14, 2019 at 2:30 am

    If u want a real gaming experience play fe3h in a basement lmfao

  • Reply Adam R August 14, 2019 at 2:46 am

    I think we can all agree smash 4 was the worst

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    Sub to imdelights

    Please (:

  • Reply Rasty Padilla August 14, 2019 at 3:09 am

    Who play MLBB?

  • Reply nario August 14, 2019 at 3:16 am

    domics plays epic seven guess u hate urself too

  • Reply Jacquelyn Chase August 14, 2019 at 3:24 am

    I think I just watched a college essay….

  • Reply Cambodian boy August 14, 2019 at 3:27 am

    7:07 that combo is from street fighter 4

  • Reply Meli Honey August 14, 2019 at 5:11 am

    is that gon at 8:41?

  • Reply Ragadan Aviatori August 14, 2019 at 5:15 am

    6:55 did i just saw colored dominic right now ?

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    honestly, I would love your voice while playing a walkthrough

  • Reply Mr. Skelebones August 14, 2019 at 6:07 am

    Oh I thought this was a serial killer documentary. My bad.

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    Hey your missing roblox

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    And now he is a violent person

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    Pin this dom

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