Monday, 30 September 2013

Harry Yack Viewer Mail: Discount chips, bubble wrap and Hamster Munch

Warning: contains unboxing and regurgitated content. Yep, tempted by the promise of cookies, Harry Yack has finally turned to the Dark Side!

Look, it seemed like a good idea at the time, OK? Actually it didn't, but I spent an hour making this so you might like to see it.

My enormous gratitude to:
RU Live 08 My Hamster Director's Cut:

Saturday, 21 September 2013

Friday, 20 September 2013 Games Republic - Commentary with Harry Yack

Last in season, oh no! Sadly, this commentary mini-series is all but over for the foreseeable future. As a parting gift, Harry Yack ventures from the safe confines of Games World to the scary realm of the Games Republic from that criminally underwatched cable channel.

We were only able to receive The Computer Channel (seen here in its .tv incarnation) when some bloke came round and modded our box so we got more stations. I am not completely sure whether this was legal, but the thing exploded soon after so I guess not.

Remember that Christmas episode of Games Master where Dave Perry and a bunch of other, non-bandannaed blokes answered questions about video games? Well, it's a bit like that but on a set vaguely reminiscent of that used for Games World Series 4. Plus there are a couple of kids TV presenters who probably know nothing about games. A recipe for success, surely? Yep.

Fun (but sadly false) fact: Trevor now runs a tattoo removal parlour right across the road from Mr Perry's establishment. The two exchange angry shakes of the fist on a daily basis.

Hmm, I'd better not get a copyright strike for this show's irresponsible use of O Fortuna.

No comms versions...

Twitter accounts of them there presenters.

Thursday, 5 September 2013 Games World: The Barry Show - Commentary with Harry Yack

Republished with kind permission of

There is a good reason I left Barry's Games World stuff until last. I never much liked him as a character and would have preferred Electric Eddie to muscle his way on set, assuming control in the only way he knew how, by... erm... threatening to take off his mask, unleashing the full force of his halitosis?

Full 2-episode double header uploaded here:

I couldn't last a full 25 minutes with this commentary, but never mind because I'm sure you wouldn't put up with that much (Harry) yakking either.


Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Now and Next on Harry Yack's Retro Yakkage (Updates Sep 2013)

A talkie thingy in which I chat to myself about past and present videos, with some blatant promotion for the Retro Unlim Livestreams.

Links to stuff mentioned int' video:

Apologies for the jerky scrollin' credits... :P

Monday, 2 September 2013

Learn Guitar With UmJammer Harry - Um Jammer Lammy (PSX)

Me um Harry. Me play one scale on guitar and think me um cool.

Screw Rock Band, the Parappa series was around long before they were pretending video games were more fun than spending 100 hours learning a musical instrument. Which they aren't! Have you ever seen a busker with a Guitar Hero controller? That's because you'd starve to death.

Anyhow, this is by no means an original idea but I thought it would be fun to do. The song is fairly simple to riff on, even for a 'musician' of my limited skill. I did spend an hour messing around with improvisations, though, and created a rhythm section but the resulting mix sounded like a train. :P

No more parts to come, despite allusions to the contrary. A conventional Bog Standard Walkthrough is a distinct possibility, however, since I did buy the game on PSN over the weekend.