7 gaming channels to watch on YouTube
You have probably heard the news about a certain gamer named "Pewdiepie" making $7.4 million and donating $1 million to charity through his Youtube gaming career.
Currently considered as the“King” of Youtube, Pewdiepie amassed 37 - scratch that - 38 million subscribers providing him more than 9 billion views.
But Pewdiepie is not the only one who has made it his business to entertain via playing video games.
In fact, Youtube’s gaming community continues to flourish and evolve at a rapid rate. Gamers from all over the world are finding success either by producing general gaming content or carving their own niches to suit specific tastes.
They are also gaining large followings, giving them hundreds of thousands to millions of views per video. Indeed, gaming is a long-established genre in Youtube entertainment.
If you are curious about this form of online video content, here are 7 popular gaming channels and/or personalities to watch on Youtube.
Check out his channel if: You want a quick laugh and enjoy having playful mischief with friends.
Adam Montoya, more commonly known as "Seananners", mostly produces short-form content of his multiplayer game sessions. He selects only the highlights of his group’s gaming shenanigans and strings them into 3 to 5 minute videos.
Though exceptionally skilled, he is most notorious for cheating or exploiting bugs in almost every multiplayer game he plays. He’s also deemed dishonest by his friends, giving him the hashtag #NeverTrustNanners because of his constant deception.
His fans consider his gaming persona different from his actual personality though, as he dishes out positive life advice on his rare solo videos.
Check out his channel if: You want to see a different experience of an entire game. You’re more interested in the stories of video games.
Cry often treats his audience to "Let’s Plays", a series of videos that features the entire playthrough of a particular game. His videos are longer than your average gaming content, ranging from 20 minutes to an hour.
Cry tends to focus more on video games with rich narratives such as Dishonored, Bioshock, and Telltale games. Fans appreciate his heartfelt investment in the stories and characters of the games he plays.
His pleasant and distinguishable voice, and random humor are also pluses for his followers. Occasionally, Cry does the storytelling himself via “Cry Reads” where he finds unsettling stories online and reads it out loud on his videos.
Check out his channel if: You like watching reaction videos. You like horror games. You like Pewdiepie.
Markiplier, or Mark Fischbach, is slightly similar to Pewdiepie in that he also expresses his frustrations in playing a game quite loudly and sometimes incoherently.
He plays a plethora of games but his most popular videos are his playthroughs and montages of horror games such as Five Nights at Freddy’s. When not playing horror games he tries out an array of popular indie games or collaborates with other Youtubers in multiplayer games.
His fans enjoy his crazy antics and zealous reactions to video games. Markiplier is also known for his generosity as he holds charity streams often.
Check out his channel if: You love Minecraft, roleplaying, and creativity.
Minecraft videos are almost like a sub-genre in gaming content with thousands of Minecraft gamers sharing their creative exploits on Youtube. The most popular Minecraft gamer out there is SkyDoesMinecraft.
On his channel, Sky showcases his creative prowess with Minecraft on his roleplay videos. From time to time, Sky will also play different competitive mini-games on Minecraft.
Minecraft gamers also flock to his channel because of his wealth of knowledge. He even introduces them to different mods created by the Minecraft community.
Check out her channel if: You love Minecraft. You love Sims. You’re a fan of couple activities.
Tiffany Herrera, or Cupquake, plays a variety of video games but has a penchant for sandbox type games such as Sims and Minecraft.
Currently, she is documenting her adventures in a competitive Minecraft tournament with other female gamers on Youtube.
She also has a Let’s Play series of the Sims 3, featuring her husband, Red. In fact, couple activities could be considered another running theme on Cupquake’s channel as Red often joins her playthroughs and even competes with her on different games.
Check out his channel if: You want funny yet honest opinions of video games.
Joe “Angry Joe” Vargas is one of the go-to video game reviewers for many gaming fans. He mostly reviews triple-a/mainstream games. His video reviews are comprehensive as he delves into every significant detail in each game.
His reviews are quite long but he is able to capture and maintain his audience’s attention by injecting comedic skits and cuts between his rants and raves.
Fans believe in his strong stances on some of the gaming industry's more controversial issues. He points these out whenever they appear during his experience with a game. When not talking about video games, he reviews popular action and superhero movies.
The Game Theorists
Check out his channel if: You like theories. You want to get a deeper understanding of different topics about video games.
Matthew Patrick’s The Game Theorists channel is exactly what you think it would be. He produces informative and insightful gaming content for your “infotainment.”
In his videos he attempts to break down and explain why a phenomena in gaming exists. Matthew dishes out theories on a number of issues, whether it be about a video game or the video game industry itself.
Many of his game theories are convincing but he always ends his videos with a disclaimer. Aside from his Game Theory videos he also puts out videos covering the history of a certain video game or character.
If you want to discover more Youtube gamers, watch out for collaborations as you will often times spot a gamer whose personality may interest you. Some of the gamers mentioned above collaborated with each other at some point.
For example, Markiplier and Seananners did a charity stream with Markiplier and Pewdiepie. iHasCupquake played a few multiplayer games with Seananners and his friends.
Already familiar with the Youtube gaming scene? Who are other gamers on Youtube that you feel should be included on this list? – Rappler.com