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A long time ago, I turned to TV for shows centered around games. They were awful. Somehow, they are even worse now. Thankfully, YouTube came about. Among all the crappy videos of kids recording themselves playing Halo with busted webcams and budget mics, a couple entertaining voices were born. Over the past year, none has shinned brighter than The Game Chasers.
The Game Chasers, Shady Jay and Billy Hudson, are upfront about what they do: They take the American Pickers format and apply it to videogame bargain hunting. While anyone can roll with this concept, it's the slick production and lovable personalities on display that make this show a winner. It's a show for old school gamers by old school gamers and it's a mega-f*ckton better than anything G4 ever put out. Seriously.
Where to begin?
The Game Chasers are 15 episodes deep now. While you can start from the beginning -- and this series starts off very strong -- If I have to pick an episode, the PAX 2011 episode would be my favorite. Jay and Billy are already two outrageous guys, but seeing them interact with fellow YouTube gaming personalities, including Pat the Punk, really sets this one over the edge.
Over Skype, I got to sit down with Billy and Jay to talk about their life outside game chasing, how they got started, and why filthy flea markets are a necessary evil in the life of a game chaser.
Where are you guys based?
You ever have times when you find something good but don’t have the cameras rolling?
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