It'd be easy to think that getting a PS4 four days before most of the world was the coolest thing to happen to the man who plays combustible video game nerd Francis on YouTube. Or maybe it was having Xbox exec Larry "Major Nelson" Hryb fly down to his house for a trash-talking lightsaber battle that ended with Francis getting handed an Xbox One. But, no, the best thing to happen to Steven Williams in 2013 was losing 60 pounds. It's an achievement that's part of a bigger plan to have him live a healthier—and longer—life.
You've seen the big guy on YouTube, yelling and smashing things whenever meaningful shifts in PC or console gaming happen. But the man who plays the internet's most explosive video game nerd is nothing like his popular character Francis. Steven Williams, better known as Boogie2988 on YouTube, doesn't get raging mad at every little thing that life throws his way. Which is good, because he's been through a lot more than anyone knows.