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WatchNathan community code of conduct

I’m a big advocate for free speech. I believe people can and should be able to say whatever they want within the confines of their own home, or platforms. That being said if somebody else comes into YOUR house, place of business, or platform I believe you have every right to tell them what they can and cannot say before you remove them or have them removed from the premises. As somebody who has been a content creator long before creating WatchNathan I’ve learned that unless you have rules people can and WILL act like idiots. If you try to be a “nice guy” they will test you and push you. These are the rules for using MY website. If you cannot handle having rules I implore you do not comment, or just go somewhere else.

  1. Absolutely ZERO racism and/or prejudice on this website. Doesn’t matter if you’re “joking” or not.
  2. Don’t insult or instigate fights and/or arguments with other people on the site. Doesn’t matter who they are.
  3. Keep swearing to a minimum. I don’t care if it’s how you talk in real life. A little is okay, but no more than a couple swear words may be used in comments and interactions.
  4. Keep sexual jokes to a minimum and keep everything PG-13 at most.
  5. No trolling. If you come here looking just to irritate people you will be immediately banned no matter what.

Generally if you break one of these rules you’ll be given 1 warning. If you continue to break them you’ll be banned permanently. My editor’s and I reserve the right to subjectively decide if we want to enact these rules, change them, or ban you.

I know these rules are written in a very harsh tone, but generally if you follow the golden rule you’ll be fine.

“So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you…”

Matthew 7:12, NIV

To make it fair I will also try to keep these rules my personal standard for interaction on WatchNathan and in the content I make in 2022 moving foreward. Any content before 2022 of course I cannot really speak for but I will be holding myself to this standard moving forward.

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About Me

I realized not too long ago that I never properly set up an “about me” post on Watch Nathan so I figured this would be a good thing to add.

My name is Nathan Sample I’m a funny guy who loves video games! My favorite genre has always been platformers and sandbox style shooters like GTA.

Since I was a kid I’ve never really fit in very well, I’ve always sat in a room of people and been the one guy that everyone gets angry at because I’m eccentric and I think for myself.

I’ve always been creative, since I was a young boy I’ve always enjoyed doing things like writing, fiddling around in photoshop, editing videos, painting, etc.

I was the lead editor of my schools newspaper program senior year and really love making interesting things and discussing my opinions regardless of if it offends people or not.

I’ve streamed on different websites for the past 4-5 years, have a podcast called “The Game Juice Podcast

When I was sixteen I chose to give my life to God and it’s been an interesting journey since.

Daily Links June 26th, 2022

Final Fantasy 16 doesn’t have American voice acting because of angry Americans

The paranoia is very real with this one. I appreciate the desire for authenticity, however it’s sad that my fellow Americans are apparently so sensitive that game developers literally have to think about these things.

FromSoftware has a new game in its “final stages” | GamesRadar+

PS4 Players Surprised With Stealth Release of PS2 Classic

First (and Maybe Last) Impressions of DC Universe Online – VIRTUAL BASTION

Spider-Man: Miles Morales Improves Upon The Original In EVERY WAY!

If you had asked me just a few years ago what my favorite Spider-Man game is the answer would’ve always been the same. “Spider-Man 2 on PS2! Nothing outdoes it!” But I was BLOWN AWAY by my experience playing through Marvel’s Spider-Man on the PS4 when I got my console a couple of years ago. The game had beautiful graphics, excellent sound design, great gameplay and an incredibly gripping story.

Now my mind has been blown AGAIN! Spider-Man: Miles Morales is everything the original was AND MORE!

Story

The plot of Spider-Man: Miles Morales takes place during the winter holidays. Peter Parker goes on vacation with MJ and leaves Miles in charge of New York City as “New York’s only Spider-Man”

While Peter is gone Miles ends up having to take down a gang known as the Underground led by a villain known as “The Tinkerer” whose primary ambition is to destroy Roxxon, a corrupt energy company trying to push a harmful energy source known as Nuform into the streets of Harlem. I won’t spoil any of the more specific parts of the plot. The twists aren’t terribly surprising, however the atmosphere and acting all make the story an unforgettable one!

Gameplay

The gameplay style itself of Spider-Man: Miles Morales remains largely unchanged from the original game. However this games controls feel alot better than the original. Miles feels a lot lighter, he swings faster and more freely, his overall mobility in general is far better than Peter’s. These improvements to the mobility really make traveling to far away missions feel like much less of a chore.

The combat in Spider-Man: Miles Morales is incredible! What separates it from the original is that early in the games plot Miles gets endowed with a new spidey power he calls “Venom” which gives him the ability to absorb and use electricity in his attacks. These electric moves make dealing with massive hoards of baddies 1000X easier because each time you hit a bad guy with a venom attack it stuns them briefly, and so you can stun 5-6 enemies at once and then continually wail on them until you’ve dispersed a whole gang!

I’d consider the costumes and gadgets in this game to be less impressive than the prior though. I honestly just picked a costume I liked and mainly used Miles’ web-shooters throughout the entirety of the main game. I did find the suit mods themselves to be incredibly helpful.

I played this game on a PS4 Slim and I must say my only relatively big gripe is that the performance on the base-model PS4 while not horrendous can get rough whenever you’re surrounded by a ton of enemies. I never felt like I was completely out of control, but certain scenes where there’s tons of environmental effects, objects being broken, AND a lot of NPCs on screen definitely made for a VERY NOTICABLE framerate drop.

I also did get stuck a few times in pieces of the environment while crawling on walls and webbing around, however it never got so bad that I was soft-locked.

Sound

This games soundtrack is really good featuring alot of hip-hop style beats as well as some songs with actual lyrics and rapping in them. I played this game wearing my Astro A10’s and the sound design was a real treat! It sounded very cinematic. I even liked listening to the podcasts in this game, which I turned off while playing the original. Rather than listening to J. Jonah Jameson blab for most of the game you get a good back and forth of Danika Patrick AND JJJ which I found much more interesting than the very one-sided way it was done in the original. The only bad thing I can say about this games sound design is that the song that plays specifically when you’re not engaged in a mission and just swinging around New York can get a little grating, it just sounds like a short beat loop somebody made in GarageBand and decided to keep playing it for HOURS!

Despite it’s mild flaws Spider-Man: Miles Morales is a beautiful game that I plan on playing more of in the future! If these Spider-Man games keep improving with each new release like this I might have to see if I can buy a PS5 just to play the new one Insomniac has planned for 2023. They’re THAT GOOD!!

Daily Links June 25th, 2022

How to Use Markdown in Google Docs | WIRED

If you haven’t researched it, Markdown is a very useful way to write quickly and not worry too much about formatting, especially for people like me that run a website.

Sega Announces A USB Cyber Stick Controller For The Mega Drive Mini 2 – Nintendo Life

PlayStation studios, major publishers break silence on abortion rights [Updated] | Ars Technica

“Naughty Dog believes reproductive freedom and bodily autonomy are basic human rights and essential to the health and wellbeing of everyone,” the studio wrote in its tweet. “We will continue to uphold these values and actively support all our employees in receiving the care they need and want.”

To anyone who works at any massive company, learn some professionalism. I think these are all excellent developers, but nobody cares about corporate bodies’ statements about politics. All it does is irritate your fanbase. Same issues with G4. You don’t have to 100% keep politics out of gaming, but a video game company exists to sell games NOT yak about personal beliefs that DO NOT even reflect the beliefs of EVERY individual that works for them.

INDIVIDUALS ON THEIR OWN SOCIAL PROFILES OR PLATFORMS CAN SAY THEIR PERSONAL OPINIONS, SHUT THE HELL UP CORPORATELY FOR THE LOVE OF GOD!

Microsoft accidentally confirms Windows 10 22H2 (Build 19045)

$15,000 Later, Diablo Immortal Player Finally Has His Legendary Gem

These Diablo Immortal stories are so hilarious to me. Like, imagine everything this person could be doing with their money instead of wasting it on a mobile game? Yes, I know it’s technically on PC, but Diablo: Immortal is a mobile game.

Invisiman – Spider-Man: Miles Morales #3 – Nathan Plays!

Rescuing people on the bridge, fighting the underground, and TURNING INVISIBLE!

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