YouTube is an amazing source for gaming related content. The only problem is it can often be hidden or hard to discover due to the sheer mass amounts of it out there. Simply using the search bar will only get you so far in finding consistent quality videos, and you are more than likely to give up before settling on something to watch. That is why the best way to ensure you experience the best gaming content is to subscribe to channels that consistently release awesome content. This guide will help you get started by shedding light on some of the best YouTube channels related to gaming.
The Game Chasers
The Game Chasers is essentially like the show American Pickers, but for games. If you are a collector or you have buddies that you have gone game chasing with, then this show will resonate with you in a very special way. The show follows Billy and Jay as they go to flea markets, yard sales, game stores, and everywhere in between hunting for any games they can find. There is no shortage of hilarious moments as Billy and Jay often find themselves meeting some pretty interesting people and the amount of one liners and call back jokes really makes binge watching the entire series an absolute blast.
Possibly the best part of the Game Chasers is the production value. Despite being a web series it’s really hard to believe that it is not a television show with the amount of high-quality graphics, side line interviews, and clever editing. There also plenty of guests that will pop up throughout their journey’s, many of which have their own channels that are worth checking out. The Game Chasers is more about the hunt than the games, but it reminds you that sometimes that really is the best part about collecting games.
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Getting a platinum trophy can be one time consuming and almost impossible task. Now imagine if you were to get a 100% completion rating for every game you played. Well that is exactly what Jirard The Completionist does. The Completionist is somewhat like a video game review channel. Only instead of just reviewing the game itself he reviews the completion bonus or special items, cut scenes, and other goodies you get for 100% completing a game. It is a really interesting take on reviewing games as most of the games he reviews you have probably played, but never have been brave enough to actually see what lies behind the 100% mark.
One episode in particular that really stands out is his completion of Skyrim, as it took him close to 600 hours and literally almost broke him. The amount of suffering this man goes through to complete a game is absolutely insane, but very entertaining. If you’ve been looking for a different kind of video game review, then The Completionist might be just the channel you are looking for.
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Leftover Culture Review
This next channel is a little more obscure, but don’t let that fool you because this is one of the most underrated gaming shows on YouTube. Partly a review show and partly a display of nostalgia, Leftover Culture Review is the kind of show that is hard to explain, but easy to enjoy. The use of lighting and dark atmosphere on the set of Left Over Culture is absolutely mesmerizing and the host provides a unique brand of comedy with lots of knowledge about obscure and classic games.
Each of his reviews feel very personal as he relates the experience of playing a game now to the experience he had when he was younger. However, all of his videos come off as genuine and authentic as he is not overly reaching to get a laugh out of the audience even when reviewing a bad game. There are lots of channels on YouTube that do What Leftover Culture does, but none quite like it.
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With a title like MetalJesusRocks it’s hard to believe this channel is about video games and not music equipment. However, don’t let the name hang you up because this is the best channel for retro and new collectors alike. MetalJesusRocks is run by Jason and his rotating cast of friends who join him to talk all things game collecting. Hands down the best part of his show is the hidden gems videos. In the hidden gems videos Jason and one of his friends provide lists of games for a specific console that may have been overlooked or underrated. I have found out about so many amazing games through this video series and it has really expanded my gaming tastes as well.
What makes MetalJesusRocks such a unique channel though is rotating cast of friends that join him in the videos. Most of these people have their own channels and your more than likely to find a few more channels to subscribe to as well because of that. A real standout of the rotating co-host is Radical Reggie. Jason and Reggie have great chemistry together and as a result have made some of the best videos on the channel together as well.
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Sometimes something happens in the world of gaming news that makes you just want to shout and yell in frustration. Well now you don’t need to because AlphaOmegaSin does enough of it for all of us. AlphaOmegaSin is somewhat of a gaming news channel only instead of providing you with all the newest news on gaming he usually picks one headline and rants on it. I can honestly say there is no other channel out there quite like it. Videos are often hilarious as he goes off on tangents just saying all the things that gamers were thinking and sometimes taking it a little too far in the best ways.
Its not all tangents of rage, however Alpha also expresses his excitement and joy at all the good news that comes out of gaming as well. The occasional let’s play and unboxing also make an appearance on his channel as well and they are always very entertaining and filled with that personality that only Alpha could deliver. So if you don’t have anyone to talk about the newest gaming news with, turn on AlphaOmegaSin and listen as he expresses your same feeling of disappointment and happiness.
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So what are your favorite video game related YouTube channels? Be sure to comment and let me know as I am always looking for new channels to watch and don’t forget to check out WTFGamersonly for more gaming related news and articles.