Why is AVGN such shit and are there any actual good you tubers? I got a new job and I need a vidya show to watch on my downtime. My friends all like AVGN and pew die pie and I cant stand that shit.
What does /v/ watch?
I know you do.
I actually like the IGN stuff, I watch the GameOverGreggy Show, Game Scoop and Podcast Beyond. I love Greg Miller and Colin Moriarty, whatever, they have awful awful tastes in games but they're entertaining, and I like listening to entertaining people talk about vidya
>Parker Peters Plays
I dont even know how one man can be so boring. he needs to have more jokes or something. he doesnt even try to be funny
I find him painfully unfunny, but I do enjoy him talking about retro stuff.
Gamesack is... alright. I mean, their skits aren't funny, and they read from scripts very stiffly, but they're just a couple middle-aged men who enjoy retro games, and they know their shit. I've gotten tons of old games as a result of watching their videos.
Classic Game Room is good shit. Mark knows his stuff, and he excels at video games. Legit jealous of his life. Dude's living the dream, and he's a nice guy. No wacky skits, he just reviews vidya and sometimes other stuff.
Pat the NES Punk falls into the same "dumb skit" problem, but again he reviews some pretty obscure stuff, and his flea market finds are pretty great, and his podcast has his moments. Would hang out with him.
Spoony... Uh... I used to think he was kinda okay... His new stuff is just whiny or insane though. I don't really agree with his views so much anymore, and he seems to be playing up the insane aggression and I can't tell whether he's doing a character or it's just his bi-polar acting up. Like, I watched him play Final Fantasy 14. He was frothing with rage about MMO staples. He was actually angry the game starts with a fetch quest. He tore off his headphones and quit the video after that. He also spends like ten minutes just screaming and acting disgusted when he realizes you can see the taru taru in their underwear. "THIS IS BLATANT PEDOPHILIA!"
Projared's alright, PeanutButterGamer's alright, JonTronShow has it's moments.
EgoRaptor has lost his way. I just can't stand the guy anymore.
Retsuprae is just as bad as the people they make fun of, and they've yet to make me laugh even once, (well, aside from that adults react to pewdiepie video) but I still watch their videos on occasion.
Ulillillilia's a bro. TeamFourStar is funny and has some vidya content. Helloween4545 is an alright LP'er, but he can be annoying at times (I think he tries to turn some of the stuff he says into catch phrases.)
AVGN's pretty much out of the kind of shitty old game that you can kind of gloriously revel in how bad it is.
We're just left with the "this is pretty shitty, but not offensively so, and this was par for the time"
I liked Board James but that's been axed apparently.
Mike's a pretty good artist but honestly I can't really stand his personality. Immature, crude humor can be funny but he doesn't hit the mark, scripted nor improv. Let's not get into MINEYCRAFTYA.
Rolfe is at his best when he's being largely informative with a bit of humor thrown in there when appropriate.
I think I speak for most people when I say that whilst AVGN was funny at first, James is better when he's just being himself and talking rationally about the game. I really want the movie to be good, but logically I know it's going to be panned.
penguinz0/cr1t1kal is hilarious. It's juvenile humor, but the guy is great. He donates all his youtube money to charity and just does it for fun. The guy's just plain great.
AlphaOmegaSin has an impressive collection and I feel like we'd get along, but the dude does rant with righteous indignation, and that can be annoying at times. He's good friends with smoothmcgooves in real life.
MassiveScore just has that hilarious Ouya unboxing video. The rest of his content is lackluster.
TheBestGamers/Loudhouse still sporadically put out content, and when they were making it, it was good stuff.
Cadicarus is alright, from what few videos of his I've watched.
Samtron married a Jap got pregnant and quit the internet. PushingupRoses is okay.
Fitzthistlewits is hilarious, but he hasn't made a new video in ages.
Mega64... Has a lot of funny videos, but I don't know, there's something too... hipster about their style, I can't explain it. They really dedicate themselves to staying in character, and there's an awkwardness to it for me because the pay off isn't always worth the awkwardness of the set up.
RedLetterMedia has tried to add a vidya themed show twice. Their first attempt was awful. Their second attempt is... moderately better.
scxr made some really, legitimately good, funny videos. I don't know why the guy isn't more popular. I check his channel from time to time, I think he's given up most of his ideas, but I really liked some of his reviews. Particularly the bargain bin reviews and his songs. That guy's got more talent than most youtube vidya players.
>Mike's a pretty good artist
He's not even that, all he's doing is latching onto James' success and trying to make a name for himself without having any talent whatsoever. The only times I can stand him is when he's in a non-speaking guest role like Jason Vorhees in one of the early episodes
James' wife is a SJW vegan and her eating habits caused their baby to nearly die. During an argument over that James lost his temper and beat the shit out of her. She moved out and got a restraining order against him and abandoned their baby too.
So James is living in his house raising a sickly baby that probably won't live to see two years. He spends his days and nights just playing retro video games, only showers when Mike comes over to help him take care of the baby, and gets his groceries delivered online. He hasn't left his house in months.
That's all I got, I watch more movie related stuff like RLM or YMS than vidya stuff.
Mike Matei, furious by the unwarranted criticism his Minecraft video recieved, drowned the child of James Rolfe in his sink. With James on the verge of a spiral into depression, Mike is positioned to conquer all of Cinemassacre and finally show the world just how hilarious he is.
I don't think anyone thinks he's a bad person.
It's just that when it comes to humor he falls so flat he crashes through to the floor below him. He's that friend you like but want to punch every time he tries to make a joke
explain to me again why TB is bad? I honestly dont get the hatred for him on /v/. When bioshock infinite came out and almost everyone including /v/ was so hyped to shit about it claiming it was the best thing ever, TB was one of the few reviewers that i watches who were actually sceptical about it and its gameplay. He also complains about unfinished games, missing features that should be there and so on...
The only reason I can think of why /v/ hates his is because he is "mainstream" and popular and that reddit likes him.
fuck me for knowing as many of these people as I do
he seems to have good taste, jhontorn,avg, and arino are the best there is also (wtf is arino doing on that list he has a tv show) Also i feel the yogs are great people, even more so sips who is not on that list.
I love watching Day9. His personality is awesome, and him being terrible with anything but SC2 is hilarious.
i watch old game grumps before danny joined and fucked it up, and i watch jontron, even though he tries too hard sometimes he's pretty fucking hilarious. new avgn fucking sucks, the old videos felt like they had passion put into them, now he's just doing it to keep the youtube money coming in. so i watch old school avgn. total buisict is a pretty thorough reviewer and gives a good insight into game theory, i dont understand why /v/ hates him so much, maybe cause he's a douche in real life. that's about it. i used to watch egoraptor but after watching game grumps i realize he fucking sucks at everything he does, and he hasn't made a new awesome in years and he never will again because he's just riding the gg cash cow. retsupurae also used to be funny when they used to rip on billy and all those old lpers, now everything they do sucks. that's about it.
ZP used to be funny but every episode seems tired and dull now. The concept has been stretched beyond breaking point and there's really nothing new he can do with it except stagnate, which is exactly what's happening
DSP's "this is how you don't play" compilations are pretty funny. His actual videos are more of an acquired taste.
MrBTongue is great and informative
Ulillillilia is awkward in an adorable way and I always enjoy like watching his stuff
Shokio and GameXplain are pretty good if you are into Nintendo.
RyonaNiTV is good if you are a pervert
yeah hes pretty fun just too watch, has pretty good taste. Also does /v/ hate the yogs just because they are popular? why do they like john then? I mean i watch john too but I feel the yogs are great guys and just because they became popular doesn't mean they show be hated. I started watch gamegrumps and holy shit i kinda fucking hate them, they are a bunch of feminist retards.
MatthewMatosis is unparalleled as far as in-depth critiques go. His videos on the Metal Gear series, the 3D Zeldas, and his stellar Dark Souls II and Bioshock Infinite takedowns are must sees.
Everyone is always asking about the videogame equivalent to RLM. MatthewMatosis is the closest we have, there's not humor but the same kind of sharp insight and in-depth analysis.
Also gotta give props to Super Bunnyhop, George seems like a super cool guy and his videos are always a great watch.
>DSP's "this is how you don't play" compilations are pretty funny.
Those aren't his. They're compilations from others. DSP hates those compilations.
>His actual videos are more of an acquired taste.
His actual videos are boring as sin and unfunny as hell.
You should check out my LP's.
inb4 shilling-- I'm not about to monetize my commentary on somebody else's work.
gamegrumps are fucking awful.
lol wyemns this and respect the wyemens in fucking videos games. At least the yogs dont give a flying fuck, lewis even said he wanted more hot bitches for fans when he was drunk in a live stream and said all the women yogscasts they have are shit.
Two Best Friends
ProtonJon (but outside of The Runaway Guys, everything he does these days is on twitch)
Game Grumps purely because I've stuck with it thuse far.
Yahtzee's channel where he does an hour-long episode once a week with his friend Gabriel and they taking about gaming news
>When bioshock infinite came out and almost everyone including /v/ was so hyped to shit about it
This is just plain bullshit
Totalbiscuit makes videos that offer no informational value over a quick look through the first page of a google search.
In itself this wouldn't be a problem, if he wasn't such a raging douche with a big fucking ego.
Then, he makes every fucking video way longer than it has to be by talking about some shit no one should care about.
That, and the whole angry british guy schtick has been before, better, and by someone who doesn't talk in a way that instantly makes them unlikable.
Not allowed to post Youtube videos on /v/ since a few mods decided that all videos are shilling.
It is a ban worthy offence.
Because you know.
You are a shill no matter what here.
Sorry, thought I had posted the link with a timestamp, so I deleted that first post.
is there a video of him going mental/ being an absolute cunt? he does sometimes have cunty comments, but has he really done something only a complete asshole would do ? What youre saying still doesnt seem to me like a reason to mark him as the ultimate asshole
>Inexpensive Jew(Video Game Fun Time)
LGR is great
Cr1tikal is great
Robbaz is great
Ports Center is great
TheSw1thcer is great
StopSkeletons has a gem or 2
Ashens is fun to watch
Jon Tron is only good by himself anyone that tells you he was good in game grumps with that shit head arin and is trap gf is a fucking idiot.
Comparing Spoony's old videos to his new ones is pretty painful.
It's also weird how back then he seemed like a completely normal guy, rather than a neurotic pasty weirdo with bad hair. I think the fact that he had an actual job and dealt with, uh, normal people, instead of the freaks at conventions and shit showed in his work...
I dunno man, kinda makes me bummed out to think that there will never be something from him as good of quality as like... Phantasmagoria 2
Are you fucking cancer, how the fuck do you rate arino lower than a fucking youtube channel. Arino is a actual fucking star with his own tv series. He better than all these shitheads.
I love how he can talk about games on a high level without resorting to ephemeral nebulous bullshit about ludology and ludonarrative dissonance like Extra Credits and Campster are always going on about. Matthew sticks to the actual game mechanics, nothing more, and still manages to be a million times more insightful than all the pseduo intellectual faffery out there.
nah, im pretty sure I remember seeing posts praising Bioshock infinite here , although it is true i might have it mixed up with all that elisabeth waifu bullshit which the entire board was plagued by at the time. There was a shift however when errant signal and matthewmatosis made those videos and people started to post them here and the generaly opinion of the game changed, though that happend months after the release
Spoony's Ultima stuff was pretty cool though, even if Ultima 9's review was a bit skit heavy, but you can feel for him, Ultima is probably the most raped franchise by EA.
His new ultima video was way too fucking weird though, why did he have to dance
Is his Ripper Playthrough fun? I only watched a few episodes but it seemed boring, or atleast nowhere near Phantasmagoria 2
have you seen his plumbers wear ties episode?
>Neo-/v/ knows who all of these people are
>Is familiar enough with their work to give them some kind of ranking
Jesus Christ, summer only just started, how can there be so many kids here? If you're an adult you shouldn't know a SINGLE person on that list.
Definitive list, and if you disagree you're a jackass
TV is just youtube for people who don't want to go looking for stuff themselves. It's dying for a reason.
Matthew at least is the hero gaming needs, I admit the others greens are mostly guilty pleasures.
The thing about DSP is he is the only let's player I know that does full playthroughs of both new and oldschool games with commentary and uploads new content almost everyday. Other channels either don't do full playthroughs, take a long time to upload new videos, or only do new AAA releases and nothing else.
And he's pretty decent at fighting games
I haven't had cable for seven years and honestly, I'm starting to miss just being able to turn on the TV when I get home from work and not actively seeking and choosing something to watch.
How fucking dense are you? Anyone who frequents this board will easily know half of them, even if just by name.
Are you seriously claiming you've never once heard of Totalbiscuit, "oldfag"?
Believe me, it's still all trash. I turn my TV on in the background sometimes.. there's literally nothing on 99% of the time. The few good things on TV are series that you might as well download.
>giving positive to Doug "Please gibe 200k for a cameras we don't even know how to use and my wife is a whale and we're not doing it" Walker
I don't know which one is more retarded -robbaz or sorcererdave. One of them makes shit skyrim videos and talks to his sea creature something-wathever. He clearly thinks he is funny. And the other role plays.
The book one he's doing is pretty cool, the last episode was plenty spooky
>you will never hang out with James and listen to his scary stories by a campfire
>The thing about DSP is he is the only let's player I know that does full playthroughs of both new and oldschool games with commentary and uploads new content almost everyday.
He has done more newer releases nowadays over older releases. Given the choice between an older or a newer title, he'll probably go with the newer title unless he holds a grudge against the genre. DSP's daily and numerous videos are a blatant grab for cash as well; by releasing ten or twenty ten-minute videos in a single day, he can accrue more money than if he were to release three or four hour-long videos instead.
>Other channels either don't do full playthroughs, take a long time to upload new videos, or only do new AAA releases and nothing else.
That's because other channels know how to pace themselves. They do what they're interested in, not just whatever is new. They also release videos slowly so as not to bombard their subscribers with content.
>And he's pretty decent at fighting games
Used to be, but even then he was hardly on a professional level. And now he's just even worse.
I can tell you now that the AVGN movie will be better than any TGWTG movie collaboration simply because James knows the conventions of movie making and film history. He probably took some classes in college.
So much shit taste in this thread
Of course not? Why the hell would I?
I'm assuming he's that fat faggot with the shaggy hair and "le epic facial expressions ;^)"that gets posted every five fucking minutes by you retards?
Honestly, I want neo-/v/ to go. I want /v/ back, I can stand all the other bullshit memes the kids bring but the e-celebrity nonsense HAS to stop. It should be deleted on sight.
Probably. I live in Jersey too, there's a lot of old abandoned mental hospitals that were never demolished. He'd probably be down to explore one at midnight if he didn't have a family now.
>there will never be another purepwnage
Fuck time to end life
Ok lets all agree to agree here, totalbiscuit may be a huge asshole and is mentally not quite well. But despite that you gotta give the guy credit for his honest reviews and telling whats wrong withing the world of gaming. Also he is PC gamer fanatic. So he may be a dick but at least he is the best you can get out of a sea of huge le meme tier youtubers. Trust me i also think TB is a asshole how he treats his fans sometimes but at least he provides some decent stuff
I don't really get the whole like, Hearthstone streaming or competitive DOTA/Starcraft stuff he does, but his WTF Is series is invaluable when making a purchasing decision, especially during steam sales.
Make way for me pretending people care about my shit opinions
There's a pretty clear difference. Game grumps usually does (pretty childish) wordplay and real life stories.
Pewdiepie just yells rape rape rape into a microphone in a silly voice.
>watching a ledditor over a /vr/ tripfag
Its the lesser of evils, but the correct choice.
What he is saying is mostly true and he knows what he is talking about, only thing is he is fat and a fucking moralfag. Most of his viewers just watch him because they feel sad for him because he is fat. That itself is the most stupid thing to do to a fat guy. tell him he is fat and he needs to lose weight its not that hard its just a matter of discipline.
>I can tell you now that the AVGN movie will be better than any TGWTG movie collaboration
>He probably took some classes in college.
James' life is pretty much movies, whether it's making or watching, it wouldn't be very surprising that he took film courses.
It also helps that few people at TGWTG have any kind of talent, let alone know how to make a movie, while James has been making movies his entire life. The makings of the TGWTG movies were, reportedly, a huge drama.
I wouldn't be too excited about the AVGN movie. Yeah it will be better than TGWTG movies, but it will still be shit. I like James's attitude toward the movie is "it will look cheesy, but that is the whole point and I am going to have fun making this movie" instead of "I am just making movies for the money."
"Rolfe attended the University of the Arts of Philadelphia from 1999 to 2004."
"He eventually took classes for hand-drawn animation at a university. From this class, Rolfe knew that his career was destined to be in the film industry."
Apparently, he also played in a few bands. Seems like a cool guy to catch a beer with sometime.
>not liking Critikal
He's one of the few who don't try to go "hurr i'm such a game developer look at me criticize this game and try to give you a lesson on video gaming!"
He actually plays and tries to enjoy the game. That I admire.
Northernlion & The Northernlion Live Super Show
>qt Korean girlfriend
>Uploads multiple hours of content every day
>Three-hour stream three days a week, uploads them to Youtube afterwards
>Tries hard to become skilled at games, listens to the audience, admits when he makes mistakes and poor plays
>video game related
FUCK, I FELL FOR THE BAIT, SHOULDN'T HAVE REPLIED BUT NO FUCK YOU, MDE IS FUNNY AND MAKES GOOD CONTENT
I'll give you two words
Nowadays I don't even see the glass or whatever that shit is, I just see Doritos.
johntorn,projared, the completionist,avgn, and the yogs for the most part. there, thats all the decent youtubers that aren't complete shit.
Arino shouldn't be on this list, its a disgrace.
Game Grumps is great. Don't listen to the haters.
It's "cool" and "hip" to hate anybody who's perceived as popular. That's just a teenager thing. They'll get over themselves someday.
If JonTron would put out a video per week, sure. But he doesn't even put out a video per month. As much as I love the guy, it's hard to stay interested when I keep forgetting he exists.
ProJared's also pretty good, but his original content has been getting lighter and lighter as well. Haven't seen a ProReview in a while, or even a 1-minute-review. It's just been E3 hands-on videos, which are cool, but not that entertaining.
Completionist and Beard Bros are great, as is Continue.
you haven't been listening to what his game tastes are? He dislikes the metroid series because it has too much exploration and loves BioShock Infinite because of its linearity. He mostly does movie reviews but its plain to see that his game taste correlates to the movie experience. If he ever does a let's play again, a cinematic movie game would be the best thing for him to play.
Im 23 and fucking hate gamegrumps, but i like and watch the yogscast, so this has nothing to do with them being popular. I think they are feminist scum and i just dont like them.
Game Grumps was good when it was Jon and Arin. They had a really good chemistry together, and they were enjoyable to listen to even when they weren't actually talking about the game they were playing (most of the time, at least). It also helped that they seemed to be good friends even before they started Game Grumps, so they already had quite a history together.
But then Jon left, and Dan and Ross and Suzi came on, and they started branching off into Steam Train and Table Flip and such, and I feel like they've lost the spirit of the original Game Grumps. Arin rarely sounds as happy as he did with Jon, and Dan tends to segue off into completely random topics way too often and tries to force joke after joke. Ross isn't too bad, though, and neither is Suzi from what little I've heard of her.
I think if it were Arin and Ross more often, it might work better than when it's Arin and Dan, though. The two just don't seem that compatible when it comes to humor. Dan also doesn't seem to know a whole lot about video games, at least not as much as Jon or Arin did, and so it feels like he's just celebrating along with Arin when something good happens, or following Arin when something bad happens.
I say it every time, but I always saw Jon and Arin as two brothers who had to play together because mom and dad only bought one console. So they begrudgingly had fun, as brothers do. They even argued a lot and had different opinions.
Arin and Danny just feels like a friend who is over. Jon was never all that great at arguing his viewpoints on the fly, since he's always seemed the kind of guy who needs a minute to gather his thoughts, but at least he voiced his opinion. Danny pretty much never challenges Arin's opinions.
From what i watched until i quit gg danny seemed like a beta who didn't want to make arin mad or doesn't understand him at all so he just goes with it and is uncomfortable fighting at all with him. I hated arins gg's retarded femmashit though and the user base is fucking awful, they are all fat sjws and white knights and normal fags. even the yogs dont have that type of shit.
Yeah, the old ones are still up.
As for the rest, I couldn't tell you. They both lived in California before Jon moved to New York, so maybe they found out they lived close enough to each other and just hit it off or something.
Yeah, I can agree with this. Conflict of that sort is much better (or at the very least, more entertaining) than bland acceptance.
Arin and Jon were 'grump' and 'not-so-grump', while Arin and Dan feels like 'grump' and 'yeah-sure-whatever'.
Even though I don't believe anyone has corroborated that story, I can't help but believe it's true.
I can see that, I watched gg a bit and arin is a fucking asshole. Dont even see how john knew that asshole. I feel sorry for danny and the rest having to deal with him. gg user base is even worse than gg is though, I got out of them quick and moved on to projared and the completionist, I still watch johns and the yogscast though. The yogs are good for their good personalities and British banter and also they are very well balanced, they are basically 4channers, most of them said they were. The thing is they also have a great family thing going, they all know and work together greatly. this is why the yogs are so popular, they can draw in the younger kids but they also appeal with the older people, I mean most of them are late 30 to 40 lewis and simon are true nerds.they play fucking warhamer and d&d. The completionist is a breath of fresh air actually, hes quite different.
op angry nerd if fucking stupid to listen to when he starts ranting his comments are always stupid shit like i'd rather eat a monkeys turd or some b.s variation on that. His jokes are bad as are his retarded comments he thinks he's actually funny or clever
seriously does anyone find the angry nerd reviews funny or clever? he always uses the same stupid comments over and over again herp derp this game sucks i'd rather eat a rhinos turd or some crap that would only sound cool to a 13 yer old if your maturity and sense of humor was stuck in that regression
I used to watch TBFP all the time, but they've kind of lost my interest lately. Same with Dunkey, except Dunkey's just gone WAY downhill. Mega64 is fucking great, though their personal channels don't always have to do with video games.
At the very least, Matt and Liam playing the Berserk game got me to go back to the PS2 game. I forgot how grindy it is for being a relatively short game. It's only like 8 hours long but it feels like 20.
I used to watch CGR but I've took a break for a while. Tried out Game Grumps last week after holding out for a long time. I saw bits and pieces with jontron but it never really caught on for me, I much preferred jontrons style of videos to letplays where they talk about of bunch of shit that has nothing to do with the video game they're playing.
With that said, I watched the mario golf one. Was alright, pretty fun. Tried a bunch of others, super mario sunshine, dark souls 2, shadow the hedgehog etc but I just can't get in to them. Arin is such a child, hes bad at video games and it annoys the fuck out of me when he bitches about games because he sucks at them but tries to play it off as just having a laugh. Danny just seems like he doesn't play video games and never really has done. He never seems to understand any references arin says and quite often has no idea about certain games that are mentioned even when some of them are extremely mainstream
>being a ponyfucker
holy fuck, watching that PokeAwesome cartoon and imagining Ash as Jon and Brock as Arin makes perfect sense, it really does play out as some weird-ass egotistical spiel about how much he sees Jon as a useless leech
if we're going full armchair psychologist, that's just an internalised representation of how Arin feels his life is increasingly invaded by Jon's presence
showing him fucking Arin's wife is just taking that feeling to the extreme
the attempt to make his very real feelings of resentment cartoonish and amusing just makes it unsettling
>Not watching the best Videogame Internet Show
it's the same way that a John K. cartoon often becomes genuinely creepy - the veiled anger and aggression that's being let off through art bubbles through a little too strongly to be comfortable
>Supporting irrelevant edgy memelords whose entire fanbase consists of edgy /b/, /pol/ and /v/ children.
It also doesn't help that Sam is ugly and autistic.
his videos were uploaded to youtube
he has his own site, cinemassacre which also is partnered with gametrailers
99% of anyone popular and whom you call a "youtuber" is employed outside of youtube
even pewdiepie, he works for Polaris, youtube which is the largest platform in the world for video content just happens to be the place they host it