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Ark: Survival Evolved – Punching the Forest for the Trees

Ark: Survival Evolved, Jurassic World, Minecraft, Blitzkriegsler

Ark: Survival Evolved, or Jurassic Minecraft, is the newest in an iteration of survival games that pits man against his environment in an all out bid for dominance over flora and fauna. Punching trees, rocks, shrubs, and prehistoric creatures gives the player a cache of supplies with which to build fire, shelter, clothing, and plasma rifles, in that order. Yeoman ...

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The YTP – A Collaborative Pooping Upon Markiplier — and Upon Injustice?

NationOfOranges696, Markiplier, YTP, Pooping, Mashup, Collab

This evening, my friends, I delved a bit too deep into the YouTubes. I plumbed the depths of YouTubery, looking for something beyond LP, something beyond narcissistic self-referential cacophoners (see Markiplier) and I believe I hit bedrock. I found The Markiplier YTP Collab on the obscure channel NationofOranges696 and I absorbed 2,461 seconds of mashup methamphetamine. My initial impression of ...

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FRANKIEonPCin1080P And the Art of Medieval Griefing

Reign of Kings, FrankieonPCin1080P, Conan, Sada, Griefing

Of LPers, there are several different species. There are the pack hunters (see Vanoss), the loony bins (see PewDiePie), the harpies (see Markiplier), and the LPer genus who are actually skilled gamers. For the most part, these are ‘achievement hunters,’ waiting to be recognized by their favored message board or subreddit for completing a daring timed Ocarina of Time run. ...

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Zoidberg, Nuremberg & Day Z – Vanoss Morghulis

Zoidberg, VanossGaming, GMOD, Daithi De Nogla

A Vanoss gaming quartet exploration of Garry’s Mod, this month, was nearly derailed by a trope so powerful, so consuming, that it threatened to break up the band. The quartet was faced with the possibility that killing Daithi De Nogla (as Zoidberg) over and over was possibly more entertaining than anything else the Gmod sandbox horror could conjure. While we’ve ...

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The Markiplier Dream.exe: Dave Coulier Syndrome

Markiplier, LP, Indie Games, Dream

Casually delving into a maze of mirrors is a dangerous pastime. In attempting to cover Markiplier, the LP community’s baritone idiot-sage, I first staggered into his Join me on an Adventure! | Dream.exe Markiplier Fan Game Part 1. A video in which he LPs a game designed for him, specifically. Dream.exe (created by DecreeB of Recalibrate Games) features Markiplier, himself, ...

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Nazis, Zombies, and Cheeba- Vanoss Gaming Goes ‘Waw!’

Vanoss Gaming, Waw, Call of Duty, Daithi De Nogla, I AM WILDCAT

Compared to the likes of PEWDIEPIE, Vanoss Gaming could be thought of as cute little afterthought of a YouTube “let’s play” hub. After all, it has a mere 12 million subscribers (compared to PEW’s 38 million) and is run by the Toronto-an Gaming YouTuber Zuckerberg, precocious 22-year-old, Evan Fong. Unlike Fong, the elder statesman PEW (Felix Kjellberg) actually lived in ...

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Yogscast GTA V Airbase Assault

GTA V, Yogscast, P996 LAZER

GTA V is a fully interactive hedonist’s playground. The world of San Andreas is designed to allow you to live out any brand of mayhem that your heart desires, whether that entails joining both sides in a mafia civil war, starting a murder spree at the local bodega, playing knifey-spooney with a shark, or revealing your dark deeds to a ...

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PewDiePie Adventures in the Elusive Game of Thrans

Game of Thrones, PEWDIEPIE, Let's Play, Telltale Games

One can question his methods, one can boggle at his antics, but the YouTube subscriber Borg Cube that is PewDiePie and his bro universe are not without marketing savvy. So, it is anything but coincidental that the release of the long awaited season five of HBO’s Game of Thrones has coincided with an epic PewDiePie miniseries of let’s plays through ...

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PewDiePie, Super Mario 64, Supernatural, and Depravity – Sam and Dean, Dean and Sam

Super Mario 64, PEWDIEPIE

PewDiePie (aka Felix Kjellberg) is the pied piper of the YouTube ‘let’s play’ genre, in which a captive (and massive) audience tunes in daily to watch him play through platform scrollers, horror games and anything that will evoke his signature ear-piercing, Swedish squawk. YouTuber Alyce Rocha aptly dubs his modus operandi: “Pewdiepie – a man that can make any innocent ...

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Yogscast in the Borderlands – Claptrap, Pip Pip and Cheerio

Yogscast, Borderlands II, Let's Play

Yogscast, the once-YouTube-channel-now-YouTube-multi-channel-network juggernaut owes its rise to UK superstardom primarily to a love of two game franchises — WoW and Minecraft. But, beneath the surface of their endless coverage of these two infinite worlds is a puppy love for a relatively ignored minor satellite in the gaming galaxy — 2K Games’ Borderlands Franchise. Of course, minor is a relative ...

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