This seems like common sense, right? Don’t be weird; don’t put people in an uncomfortable situation, no matter who they are. And yet...
For years now, masochistic Minecraft players have developed all sorts of ways to test their mettle against a merciless and unforgiving blocky world.
There’s a few reasons you might have heard of G2A, one of the Internet’s most popular spots to sell an extra Steam key. One, it’s been the subject of intense criticism for not doing enough about fraud. Two, you can’t watch a YouTube video or a Twitch stream without running into someone who’s taking money to promote…
So: there are loads of kids out there who try and ask publishers for free games. Most of them are at least up-front about their pan-handling, maybe pointing to a YouTube or Twitch channel that nobody watches. But then there’s this guy, who was busted trying to straight-up scam indie publisher Devolver.
A little over a decade ago, one of the first gaming-related videos was uploaded to YouTube. It wasn’t a Let’s Play or a reaction video. Rather, it was a nearly 10-minute long takedown of an awful NES game by James Rolfe, AKA the Angry Video Game Nerd. Initially meant to be a joke among friends, the video expanded into…
YouTube has an enormous “clickbait” problem, and everybody knows it. Even the biggest channels around constantly rely on totally misleading thumbnails and titles that trick you into clicking on terrible content.
The video that led me to Nick, known on YouTube as the ASMRnerd, was “Soft-Spoken ASMR: Elder Scrolls Maps.” I have no idea how I found it–probably late at night in a semi-conscious YouTube trance. “Join me for a relaxing cartographic journey across Tamriel and its provinces,” the description reads. “Triggers include…
YouTube’s biggest star is infamous for screaming over footage of video games, and while he makes some good money doing it, it seems that his neighbors don’t really appreciate his shitck at all.
Overwatch players are practically conditioned to react to McCree’s ultimate: if you hear “IT’S HIGH NOON” mid-match, you either quickly survey the area and run for your life, or you die. The sound cue is supposed to be useful and informative.
In 2009, Matthew “MatPat” Patrick graduated from Duke University with a double major in theater and neuroscience. Seven years later, he has become one of the largest channels on YouTube—and he did it by making videos where he muses about subjects like whether or not Super Mario is actually psychopath.
Fanfic writers aren’t the only ones penning Game of Thrones/The Witcher crossovers. Developer CD Project Red slipped their own into the latest Witcher 3 DLC.
Overwatch’s “play of the game” is supposed to be a post-match highlight that showcases a moment of badassery, but the internet has transformed the feature into so much more.
I know, we’ve seen YouTubers play this YouTuber game before. But this one’s actually funny.
The fine folks over at SpeedoSausage have released a new NSFW Yu-Gi-Oh parody that hilariously skewers the main themes of the famous anime. It’s time to D-D-D-D-DUEL!
Last Sunday’s episode of Family Guy used an old YouTube clip of NES classic Double Dribble to simulate two characters playing the game. Shortly after the episode aired the original video was taken down by Fox on copyright grounds, because YouTube is stupid.
Nintendo has a complicated history with YouTube, to say the least. So when Nintendo characters were added to Minecraft recently, people were skeptical. Wouldn’t the company apply the same draconian copyright measures to Minecraft videos on YouTube? They weren’t supposed to! But, well, they did.
Being famous on YouTube might seem flashy, with some channels accruing millions of subscribers and views. But for the most part it’s just someone in their house, chatting intimately with a viewer as if they were old friends...or lovers. Enter Asagao Academy, a video game about dating YouTubers.
Most players attempting Fallout 4’s Survival mode will just get their ass kicked. One player, however, has already managed to beat the entire thing on a single life. Funnily enough, the toughest challenge Kyle Hinckley faced along the way wasn’t something like starvation or damage, but rather a nearly catastrophic…
The Pokémon hype train has officially left the station, and the passengers are definitely freaking out in excitement right now.