Sometimes it’s more fun to watch someone else play a game than it is to play yourself. How is this possible? Through the magic of YouTube of course! Let me introduce you to four talented “let’s players” who never fail to deliver top notch entertainment.
For those of you wondering, a “let’s player” is someone who records themselves playing games using a microphone and screen recording devices. There are many let’s players on YouTube, but the ones I will be talking about are all quite popular.
The most popular of the three is PewDiePie. With almost two million subscribers after two years of uploading (as of Oct. 9), PewDiePie is one of the fastest growing let’s players that YouTube has ever seen. PewDiePie first gained fame back in December 2010 with his let’s play of the horror game Amnesia: The Dark Descent. He was one of the first people to let’s play Amnesia before it gained popularity and became a cult classic. I discovered him through a link that a friend sent me ofthe fifteenth episode of this series. Since then PewDiePie has become famous for playing horror games. He slowly developed a skill for turning these scary games into comedy. His uploads are now better described as comedy than horror.
Another great YouTube comedian is Robbaz, King of Sweden. I just discovered Robbaz this summer and I have enjoyed all of his uploads since then. Robbaz creates his comedy through the use of his alias as a ruthless Swedish Viking king. He also uses mods to add to this character, such as his pet walrus in Skyrim. I find it very difficult to watch one of his uploads without getting teary-eyed from laughter.
My favorite YouTube channel is actually a team effort by the popular YouTubers JonTron and Egoraptor. They call themselves GameGrumps. GameGrumps was started in July of this year and has quickly gained over 26 million views. JonTron and EgoRaptor are both talented game reviewers and comedians. On GameGrumps they play retro games and comment with improve comedy. To truly understand what makes this channel work you must go watch it yourself.
I encourage you to go check out these great channels on YouTube. While you are there, feel free to check out my channel, Vok250, where you can leave suggestions for future content.