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No Man’s Sky Is Upon Us

No Man's Sky, Sean Murray, YouTuberReview, Space, PokemonGo

Perhaps you think you’ve lost your gamer friends and compatriots to PokemonGO, the revolutionary mobile meme that creates the perverse incentive for the recluse gamer to venture outside the confines of his gaming cave. Spelunking through the local drainage ditch, public park/heroin enclave and mafia burial ground is adventure incarnate, to be sure. But this adventure is so terrestrial, so ...

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Stardew Valley: A Harrowing Tale of Addiction

When most people think of video games they think of a blandly handsome white guy gunning down endless hordes of aliens/nazis/brown folk. However video games can be about more than violence. Sometimes they are about matching rows of colored blocks together, deciphering puzzles, or farming parsnips. As a kid, one of my favorite games was Harvest Moon, a classic series ...

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Game Grumps Live: The Future of YouTube?

Yesterday, the Game Grumps announced that they would be doing a live show in Los Angeles. There was no word on what game would be played, but it seems as though it will be in the format of a typical episode, starring the primary Game Grumps, Arin Hanson and Dan Avidan. As a devoted “Lovely” (a term used by Arin ...

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Super Deluxe: Future You

Some of you may remember Super Deluxe, an “online platform for short-term comedy featuring established comedians and rising stars”. I personally remember seeing the logo around but I can’t quite pin down where exactly. It was originally part of TBS until it was quietly folded into adultswim.com in 2008, and taken offline later that same year. Among the contributors were ...

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Super Mario Maker: East vs. West

Game Grumps (Arin and Danny) vs. Abu

Super Mario Maker was released just a few months ago, and the platform creator revolving around the world’s most famous plumber has easily shown up on many console Let’s Player’s videos. And for good reason: the game allows you to share your levels with players all over the world. These levels vary from AutoMarios to fair “that could be in ...

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2016 Presidential Candidates play Pokemon

Donald Trump with a Pidgey and Pokemon hat.

Anytime Politics mix with the internet, hilarity has a huge chance to ensue, if the correct mix of political accuracy and humor can be achieved. Case in point: the brilliant voice actor Jason Stephens pretending to be Barack Obama playing COD: Ghost is comedy gold, not only because he sounds like Obama, and the absurdity of Obama playing any type ...

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Jacques: The Ultimate Sidekick from JonTron

JonTron‘s gaming and occasional movie reviews often have a dreamlike quality to them. Very few have an actual ending, rather they have an abrupt or surreal sequence to signify that Jon is fed up with whatever he is reviewing. Each episode is a capsule on it’s own; very few follow any continuing timeline aside from the two main characters, Jon ...

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

angelarts-gay-lets-play-glp-hark-youtube-youtuber-review

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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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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OPINION: Why Minecraft & Let’s Play (LP) videos are awesome even for grown-up fan

mojang minecraft screen shot, fan art

To quote my twitter description, I am quite “…obsessed with all things Minecraft and YouTube.”  And because of this obsession (or, rather to feed my obsession further), I watch quite a lot of Minecraft related videos on Youtube. There are many of cute and funny Minecraft animations and there are plenty of someone’s favorite Let’s Players’ vlogs to ogle on ...

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