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The Legend of Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg aka Pewdiepie’s Brofist


To celebrate the release of much anticipated PewDiePie‘s new game PewdiePie: Legend of Brofist  (not familiar?  read about it here!), let’s talk about our favorite power Youtuber, PewDiePie and his own legend of becoming the biggest fish in the ocean called YouTube. Here is Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg‘s conquering of YouTube in chronological order.  (and some hand selected pictures of PewDiePie because he is a ...

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Thundershot69’s Adventures with Sonic


Some gamers might remember the excellent games that Nintendo and Sega came out with when most of us were just kids just getting introduced to the gaming world. We had characters like Mario, Luigi, Link, Donkey Kong, Pikachu to name a few. However, one Youtuber in the let’s play universe decided to bring us back to the world of Sega ...

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Towel Required – LDShadowlady and the Politics of Concealment

LDShadowlady, Towel Required, YouTuber Review

Lizzie the Pink-Haired, known to her 1.2 million subscribers as LDShadowlady, is a silver-tongued Minecraft (or ShadowCraft, as she calls it) enthusiast with a penchant for self-deprecating and sometimes surprisingly dark humor.  I initially stumbled upon her doing a playthrough of The Sims 4, in which she drowned a small family of unsuspecting neighbors in order to woo the Grim ...

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Team Four Star Gaming: Saving the World with Batman

TFS, Team Four Star, Arkham Knight, Dragonball Z

When you think of Team Four Star, the first thing that comes to a lot of Youtuber’s minds is the famous abridged series with Dragonball Z. However, what you may not know from the cast of Team Four Star lead by Scott “Kaiserneko” Frerichs is that they play games new and old in a variety of different ways. While some ...

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5 Reasons Markiplier is the King of Five Night’s At Freddy’s (FNAF)


A little over a year ago, the internet was introduced to the phenomenon of Five Nights at Freddy’s. Not long after, YouTube was drowned in reaction video after reaction video of unprepared people who began to question if it was worth wetting themselves on camera. Perhaps this game would have remained in obscurity, however, if one Youtuber had not made a big ...

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EXCLUSIVE: Breaking Barriers in LGBT Gaming with Gay Let’s Play (GLP) Leader Hark of angelarts


As we comb the ‘Tube, we find all manners of great Let’s Play (LP) gamers taking their own unique approach.  One of those is Hark, AKA angelarts, who burst onto the scene in 2012 with the world’s first Gay Let’s Play (GLP) featuring Mass Effect 3.  In another exclusive, Youtuber Review sits down with this pioneer to get his thoughts ...

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Who is the most influential Youtuber?

Jordan Maron's many funny sellfies

They are young, rich and powerful.  But, who’s the most influential of them all? Want to know more about these hotties?  Read about them more, here!

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Rooster Teeth and Rocket League: Further Reflections in Devolution

Achievement Hunter, Rooster Teeth, Rocket League

For the uninitiated, Rooster Teeth is a multi-channel network juggernaut of gaming devotees, podcasters and LP achievement hunters. It’s also an allusion to Paleontologist Stephen Jay Gould’s work Hen’s Teeth and Horse’s Toes: Further Reflections in Natural History – a compendium of evolutionary biology tales. Through the lens of Gould, let’s take a journey down the evolutionary path of Achievement ...

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No Man’s Sky – God is a Mildly Autistic Irishman

Sean Murray, No Man's Sky, IGN

For cosmologists, the universe is approximately 12 to 14 billion years old. For the next generation of sci fi gamers, it may be said that their Big Bang occurred in late 2013 when Hello Games announced the genesis of a for-all-intents-and-purposes limitless galactic exploration game — No Man’s Sky. The LP’er in this segment is IGN Babe in the Woods ...

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AntVenom in Agar.io – Amoeba Angst

Agar.io, AntVenom, Shark Shark!, Intellivision, Amoeba

When video games are properly immersive, they activate an ancient, atavistic part of our brain. We hearken back to a time of mysticism and lore, a time when each day represented a struggle for survival, a time before we were the apex predator/consumer in a supermarket’s smorgasbord of slayed beasts. Agar.io, takes this a full step further backward into our ...

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