YouTube is getting rid of its dedicated gaming app after it failed to find a big enough audience, the company announced today in a blog post. Instead, gaming-specific content and features will have a new, dedicated home within the main YouTube site.
Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes is an interesting experience, but I can’t say that I’ve thought much about it since the release of The Phantom Pain back in 2015. Now a let’s play series has got me appreciating an excellent mission that I missed before.
Sometimes, when I’ve had a bad day or when the weather is horrible, I go on YouTube and find a Let’s Play to watch. On days where I just want to cry, I especially like tuning in to Let’s Plays that will make me laugh. I no longer feel alone, and the negative thoughts that were plaguing my mind fade. If you’re feeling…
Watching other people play games can be just as fun as playing them, but finding a good Let’s Play can be hard. Here’s a few that are worth your time.
Halloween night is an awesome time to turn on a horror movie and get yourself all freaked out. If you’ve already seen many of the Halloween night classics, don’t worry. Let’s Plays of scary games are just as good of a way to spend this evening. Here are some suggestions.
Within a few days, footage of streamer JurassicJunkieLive screaming in terror as his toddler daughter, Jessica, pops up behind him has become the most viewed clip on Twitch of all time.
After spending months translating a Japanese Ace Attorney game on YouTube, two fans had their subtitled videos taken down by Capcom.
Over the last few weeks, a YouTube channel has been uploading a Let’s Play of a game called Petscop. On the surface, Petscop appears to be a peppy animal collecting game that was never officially released. Hiding underneath that, though, is a dark and fucked up game that references real-life child killings. Nobody can…
Despite having a taste for horror movies and novels, horror video games freak me the hell out. Still, I was curious about Resident Evil 7's promise of a Southern Gothic zombie game. Like millions of other scaredy cats out there, I decided to watch it on YouTube instead of playing it.
“The Prince of Play” Solon Scott is a YouTuber who plays through visual novels, mostly Japanese dating simulators. It’s his art medium. In his videos, Scott acts out characters’ voices, explains literary devices and offers sharp commentary on visual novels’ plot. He sees himself as a performer and his videos as, in…
The popularity of Let’s Play videos is undeniable, and they’ve quickly woven themselves into the fabric of of video games. That doesn’t mean everyone is comfortable with them, and that got the developers of That Dragon, Cancer into hot water with some players.
Further proof that Let’s Play stars can go mainstream, even in Japan.
Earlier this month, famed YouTuber Pewdiepie (aka Felix Kjellberg) appeared on Conan to promote his new show. After the interview, Conan filmed a “Clueless Gamer” segment, which aired tonight. It was okay, but not great.
Pewdiepie used to be pretty well known among gaming circles. You can say that he was internet famous. Now, he’s actually famous.
Sony recently attempted to trademark the term “Let’s Play” for reasons unknown, but the trademark was denied. Let’s Play is an incredibly popular, borderline ubiquitous term on YouTube and elsewhere. The company has an opportunity to appeal, and haven’t responded to our requests for comment.
Fallout 4 expects you to commit murder. While you can occasionally avoid killing others, the wasteland is ruthless and demands violence. That’s how Bethesda intended the game to be played, anyway—but clever players are finding ways around it.
Your typical Let’s Play has commentary and gameplay. This is not your typical Let’s Play.
Saturday morning used to be all about playing with toys and watching cartoons. Let’s do that!
Thanks so much for watching, this was a lot of fun. I’m definitely going to start streaming more often.