So you want to be YouTube famous? You want to be showered in comments where other channels beg you to go watch their Let’s Play videos? You want to swim in a pool of exposure? Well buddy, get ready to make goofy voices and faces at the screen as you ramp up for the big time, as nothing nets you clicks and hits more than putting your vidja garmez impressions on YouTube. Especially if it’s one of these ten games according to the video streaming giant.
And surprise surprise, the number one game on YouTube right now is obviously Ride To Hell: Retribution. No, that’s a bigger lie than a homeopathic medical aid. The number one game is obviously still Minecraft, according to a bunch of sites who got a press release that I seem to have missed out on. So I’m going to credit Kotaku on this one. Here’s the full list from YouTube on which games are getting all the exposure, based not just on clicks but on time spent actually watching them:
- Grand Theft Auto (series)
- League of Legends
- Call of Duty (series)
- FIFA (series)
- Garry’s Mod
- The Sims (series)
- Five Nights at Freddy’s (series)
- Puzzles & Dragons
- Dota 2
Outside of forming an opinion before throwing down some coin on an expensive game or looking up a quick strategy when you’re stuck, I just don’t get the appeal of Let’s Play videos as a form of entertainment. Fortunately, this PBS Game/Show video does, articulating a few ideas better than I ever could:
Social, huh? Sort of makes sense. Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go make my own YouTube channel for Let’s Plays. Except this time, I’ll be playing all ten games…at the same time. I’m going to be YouTube rich I tells ya!
Last Updated: May 14, 2015