As a total nerd and a gamer who loves to research video games to death, I’m surprised it took me this long to find the “History of” YouTube series from YouTuber Nick930. His latest video- “History of Metal Gear (1987-2021) Documentary”- was suggested for the blog by Marc- one of our editors- as his Metal Gear: Peace Walker article was featured as a source. This led me down the rabbit hole of Nick930’s “History of” YouTube videos and I couldn’t help but be highly impressed by the level of detail and research that goes into these videos.
Nick clearly has a huge passion for games but also a passion for uncovering the history of video game franchises. I have always had a huge amount of respect for people that make these kinds of documentaries as not only does it take a huge amount of time and effort to do so, it also shows a deeper understanding of the processes and hard work that goes on behind the scenes.
The Metal Gear series video is Nick’s longest project to date, with a run time of two hours and forty seven minutes. He doesn’t waste any of that time though, with the videos split into chronological segments that cover the entirety of the games development, release and subsequent instalments. Make sure that you go to Nick’s Patreon to help him keep creating this awesome content. Also check him out on his website, YouTube channel, Twitter, Twitch and Facebook.