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VideoGamePhenom is an American gaming YouTuber. This user focuses mainly on Nintendo games such as Mario, Zelda, Pokémon, Kirby, and many others.

Career beginnings: 2011-2013

VideoGamePhenom was first founded as VideoGamePhenomHD on February 27, 2011. The channel was named after fellow YouTuber GuitarHeroPhenom, but VGPHD mainly focused on gaming and not music. Its first videos were the main Pokémon games from Generation I to V. In the month of June, VGPHD started doing other games such as Mario, Zelda, and Mega Man. By 2013, VGPHD began expanding even further with 3D games from the N64 and so on. By late November of 2013, VGPHD closed its channel due to lack of production, citing poor video and audio quality, despite receiving a decent amount of viewership.

Comeback: 2016-2017

In April 2016, the user returned as VideoGamePhenom and started posting content just like its previous channel, and this time, with a frame rate of 60FPS. It did the same games as it did before. However, by August 2016, a user known as NintendoGamingHD began flagging videos owned by VGP for copyright infringement, resulting in the takedown of around 60 videos. Prior to this chaos, VGP blocked NGHD because it posted a comment containing personal information. NGHD did not take it very lightly and started creating multiple accounts to harass VGP (with some impersonating and making personal attacks towards the latter). As per YouTube's terms of use, making false copyright claims could lead to termination of the claimant's account. VGP's videos were reinstated after counter notifications succeeded and continued to post content. VGP closed its channel in March 2017, citing personal reasons and fear of being a target of false copyright claim attacks.

Multiple foiled comebacks: 2018-2019

VGP made another comeback by around April 2018 by posting videos of Super Mario Bros. for the NES, but shortly thereafter, NintendoGamingHD, having a new channel, VideoGameCollectionHD, responded by making claims again, thereby resulting in the shutdown of VGP. VGP kept making new channels to post content in a effort that NGHD or VGCHD would not respond, but on all accounts, VGP still lost everything due to false copyright claims by both opposing channels again, all spanning between April 2018 and March 2019.

Starting new and fresh: 2019-present

Contra and a few others (March 2019-June 2019)

By April 11, 2019, VGP began posting content that did not link to its previous content, such as Contra, LifeForce, and a select few others.

Super Mario Bros. and ROM hacks (July 2019-August 2019)

During the summer of 2019, VGP did Super Mario Bros. and more than 100 graphics hacks.

More Mario madness (September 2019-December 2019)

By September of 2019, VGP continued to post retro gaming content with games for the NES, SNES, GBC, and GBA, which featured more Mario retro games and a few ROM hacks.

Pokémon games and Donkey Kong Country trilogy (February 2020-June 2020)

By February 23, 2020, VGP began posting boss battle clips of the Pokémon games in seven different languages; English, Spanish, Italian, French, German, Japanese, and Korean, marking the first time in YouTube history that a gamer posted content in multiple languages. Around the same time, a coronavirus outbreak was affecting the world, but VGP decided to keep posting content as planned. After it completed the Pokémon games, VGP reached 10,000 uploads. It also concluded its session by posting all three Donkey Kong Country games for the SNES and GBA respectively.

Pokémon Emerald Version and more Mario hacks (July 2020-August 2020)

Not too long after completing the Donkey Kong Country original trilogy, VGP announced that it would being doing all six languages of the Pokémon Emerald Version and select other games, including some Mario hacks.

Trivia

  • VideoGamePhenom was named after GuitarHeroPhenom, a channel that did songs from Guitar Hero games and various covers of songs.
  • He is a conservative

Records

  • Lifetime views: 1,330,000+
  • Videos uploaded: 10,000+
  • Subscribers: 14,200+
  • Playlists: 260+
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