Noclip is Changing Today

Noclip is Changing Today – YouTube

Noclip has announced a reinvigorated focus for its company of two and their mission to create free video game documentaries. It’s been four and a half years since the company’s launch.

I actually had the pleasure of interviewing its founder, Danny O’Dwyer back in May 2017 for my old podcast Behind the Pixel. Noclip’s documentaries are something the industry desperately needs more of and they prove it can work and work well. Gaming is more than sales, emotes, etc. It’s the stories of the people that made them and how games came to be. Noclip finds and tells those stories exceptionally  well.

25 Years of Pokémon

Pokémon Presents | #Pokemon25 – YouTube

The opening video in the this presentation is truly remarkable. You don’t quite realize how long and how much has happened in 25 years until you see it all laid out. Pokémon is undeniable and in case you forgot how big it truly has been, is, and will continue to be, watch this.

Wow.

Update (2/26/21): Now there is a standalone video of just the historical celebration – Pokémon 25 Years of Non-stop Adventure

Analogue Talks Pocket, Bots, Shipping, and Definitions

2021: Pocket, Bots, Scalpers, Limited Quantities vs Limited Editions and Customer Support – 2/22/21 – Analogue

The current global state of affairs has resulted in consequences that have affected the worldwide supply chain and this has temporarily slowed our ability to keep many of our products in stock (Super Nt, Mega Sg) and reduced production capacity for Pocket. We are aware that many users are frustrated that Pocket pre-orders sold out quickly and both Super Nt and Mega Sg are currently unavailable.

Pocket is not a Limited Edition product.  See below for a description of all terminology Analogue products are presented in. More Pockets will be available for purchase in 2021. With all things considered, we will be doing our best to keep Pocket in stock in 2021. Please sign up for a Stock Notification at analogue.co/store and you will be sent an email when Pocket will be available to purchase.

Analogue went all out with communication with their audience and being more transparent. It seems the company has heard the cries about the rough Pocket pre-order process and the their stock of other consoles being low/limited. This news comes as a positive sign that Analogue may be more open in the future. They still shared this information just months away from the restock of the Super NT, Mega SG, and DAC and the release of the Pocket, but some communication is better than none!

Between the restock, (hopefully) steady supply of Pocket consoles, and the launch of the Duo, Analogue is shaping up to have a solid 2021.

Analogue Console Restock Incoming

Super Nt, Mega Sg and DAC restocks incoming asap. Super Nt in March/April. Mega Sg and DAC soon after. There will be a heads up before live on the store. As always, sign up for stock notifications to be notified the instant they are back in stock: https://www.analogue.co/store

Analogue via Twitter

By the time the restocks come to fruition, the everything will have been out-of-stock for 3-4 months. The Super NT has been flickering out of stock since early 2020, while the Mega SG finally went out after Christmas 2020 along with the DAC. It is great to see Analogue restocking the consoles, especially the Super NT. We also just crossed the sub-100 days left until the end of May 2021, which is the current release window for the Pocket. The Duo is also supposed to be releasing this year. It seems Analogue’s production is kicking back up, but we have to see if it can keep up with demand.