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Have to say, i'm with Nag - I just don't understand it. A friend linked me to a video once, some Irish chap (Eye something?) and it was excruciating. It was like watching Jedward on a crack binge. 

 

Although i'm just getting old and cynical. Each to their own though.

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Who watches those sort of channels that are above 18 though? 

 

It's like saying you don't like TV because you don't like X factor. There's something for everybody you just need to look. 

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It's just not something I can engage with enough to warrant looking though. It's the same with Podcasts - a few friends I play online with are always going on about Giant Bomb and the like and I just glaze over. But if other people get enjoyment out of it, then fair play to them.

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I like critical shows and discussion panels like Sterling or Cynical Brit. I don't care much for review pieces or crazy overly energetic prats. I'll also listen to ones who cover games I like, such as Arrekz. Skill Up is an up n comer who's getting recognition for his reviews and critical pieces. I keep my eye out for any others.

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Danny O’Dwyer doing No Clip is really good too. Been mentioned before in another thread but always worth bringing up again.

 

 

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Yeah NoClip is genuinely excellent, give money to them on Patreon every month.

 

Others I watch regularly are Jim Sterling, Easy Allies, Eurogamer, Alanah Pearce, ACG, GameXplain and I've recently got into Kinda Funny.

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I've got such a crush on Alannah Pearce... not enough to watch her on YouTube mind.:P

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I watch a lot of Mario Maker Youtube, CarlSagan and Grand Poo Bear.

 

I also like competitive/challenge eating. Matt Stonie and the L.A Beast are good.

 

Edit: As for time: I make time. When my misses is watching something shit, I’ll watch my shit. When I’m having a shit or a bath or a shit in the bath I’ll stick in some tubage (if I feel like it). It’s because I’m so great.

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New Dunkey is very good.

 

 

I wonder how the devs responsible feel when a youtuber with a large outreach praises games like he has here? Some of the smaller teams must be stoked over going toe to toe with the massive budget releases.

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I don't like every single 'star' from this list, but it's a damn fine selection no matter where you stand on the whole gaming front. YouTube really is a breeding ground for some fine talent.

 

 

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I just watched part one of the Noclip Warframe film and I really don't understand the whole aversion to the science fiction aspect at all, citing people don't want it.

 

If that's the case, how do you explain things like Avatar, Star Wars and Jurassic Park? Are they just anomalies or are the game playing consumers a completely different cross section to those that watch films? This is before you even go on to list the ones that are loved, Aliens, Blade Runner, Predator, Robocop, Inception, ET, The Matrix, The Thing, Back to the Future, the list could go on and on. You could even consider throwing the super hero films on there that have aliens or otherworldly technology in there if you want. There's an appetite for that stuff.

 

I mean looking at the best selling game of all time there's only two there that I'd class sci-fi (BLOPSII and Overwatch). No Halo or Destiny, which could be considered some of the defining games of the times they were part of. Mass Effect and Dead Space too. There'a great disparity here and it doesn't really make any sense.

 

High fantasy, 'realistic' or esoteric games seem to do alright, so why the commercial sidestepping of sci-fi? That's just bewildering to me.

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Being unemployed and in a depression funk I've spent this week binge watching The Game Chasers and I think they're my favourite YouTube guys now. 

 

It's basically American Pickers and Storage Wars, but they look for video games. They go around flea markets and retro stores looking for rare games and good deals and I can't get enough. 

 

Loads of other YouTubers who I watch make appearances too.

 

 

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We're going to Lose is a gamer that likes to annoy people. Most of the time he's just been a cunt, either winding people up with teamkills,  exploits, or just playing badly. This one is spectacular, most of his verbal videos are.

 

Warning: Contains racist language.

 

 

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