Hi, I'm Shaxam.
I write things a lot of the time and only publish them sometimes and that's OK. Destructoid is a second home to me and I'm so grateful to everyone who works to make this site what it is.
Ah, and videogames! I like them. My favorite console of all time is the Wii, and my favorite game of all time is Skyward Sword.
Other games I like include Xenoblade Chronicles, Final Fantasy 6, The Binding of Isaac, Hotline Miami, Thief 2, and Cart Life.
It's that time of year again. That time where we look back on the past 365 days and wonder where it all went. For me it's that time where I mourn the amount of hours lost watching videos on youtube instead of doing something productive!
Ah youtube... what can I say about you? You bring me from link to link, leading me on into a seemingly bottomless abyss of videos. I watch all kind of videos, and recently have started to make some of my own.
Yeah, I realize it's pretty bad, I stutter when I talk and the editing as well as the sound quality is pretty bad, but I'm working really hard to make it better! Constructive criticism is appreciated.
I spend most of my time on youtube however, watching videogame-related content. I really do appreciate youtubers that put a large amount of effort into their work, and want to thank them for the hours of entertainment and insight that they have provided me with. So this is my way of giving back to them... a top five list of my favorite gaming-related youtubers of all time, in no particular order.
Alright, this may be a bit of a stretch,(haha, fat joke) but I'm going to put it on here anyway because this is MY LIST. Boogie is a fellow videogame enthusiast who makes some absolutely side-splitting and gut-wreching videos. Never has a person elicited such a diverse set of emotions from me. You'll probably recognize him from his "Francis" videos, videos where he takes on the persona of an irate and easily-irritated nerd named Francis. These are easily some of his most popular videos, and I can see why. I find them to be thoroughly entertaining, though those put off by rage videos may find them grating. On the complete opposite side of the emotional spectrum there are his more serious videos. Boogie takes on some extremely difficult subjects, such as suicide and depression. He's familiar with these subjects, as his life up to this point has been extremely tough. He's a great guy, and the way that he has changed his life around thanks to youtube is absolutely inspirational. He's also got a let's play channel, boogieplays, which is pretty entertaining as well.
2.Balrogs Nintendo Gameroom
It's no secret that I'm an huge Nintendo fanboy, so there's got to be at least one Nintendo-focused channel on here. Balrog is one of the smaller youtubers that I have on this list, but that doesn't mean that his videos are not as good as the others. He puts a large amount of effort into his videos, notably his 101 series, where he delves deep into the history of various Nintendo games. Along with being informative and insightful, his videos also contain quite a bit of humor. It's cheesy and over the top; I dig it, but I see how others might perceive it as hit-or-miss. He's in college at the moment, so he can't be putting out videos daily, but his videos really are worth the wait.
3.Johnny Vs. The World
Here's another youtuber that works incredibly hard to produce some extremely comprehensive game reviews. His review show; Johnny Vs, covers pretty much all the aspects of each game that he reviews. Want to know about the story? He's got you covered. The music? He's got that too. With the sheer amount of information in his reviews contain, they can range from twenty to forty minutes long. The long nature of his reviews makes his delivery rather rambly though, so if you don't like that style, you probably won't get that much out of Johnny Vs. If that happens to be the case, may I redirect you to his let's play channel; http://www.youtube.com/sgblikestoplay. If you're into super chaotic let's plays that turn friends and family members against each other, check out their NSMBU playthrough. If you're into really bad driving, then L.A. Noire's for you.
I don't think that I've ever had the same experience with a youtuber before. Totalbiscuit produces some absolutely fantastic content, some of the best on youtube. He speaks with such precision, such fluidity, and can articulate exactly what he's thinking with such grace. These are all things that I wish to be able to do someday. On the other hand, his attitude towards the people who watch his videos. I'm sure that he's a great guy, but they way that he carries himself around and conveys himself on the internet make him look kind of arrogant. Regardless his content is still fantastic, and I really appreciate a game-focused youtuber that's willing to cover a vareity of games from different genres, event if they are awful at said genre.
Like total biscuit, GGBeyond focuses mostly on PC gaming. However, he focuses on an entirely different era of videogames. An era where game like Doom, Duke Nukem, and Quake reigned supreme. Yup, his show; "era game reviews", shares his opinion, as well as the history of PC games from the 80's to early 90's. His series of videos "exploring the id" were incredibily entertaining an informative to me, a kid that wasn't alive for much of the 80's and 90's. Sure his voice is a little robotic, but that doesn't change the fact that his content is great.