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5 Great Gaming Shows on YouTube You Might Be Missing

Posted on Wednesday, July 2 @ 14:00:00 Eastern by ryanbates

It has been said that man cannot live by bread alone. As such, bacon was invented. Then came along fakin' bacon, and a great thing was bastardized. But I digress.

The same theory applies to gamers, as we cannot live by bread alone either. We need bacon as well. We also can't rely on just video games. Exhibit A: You're reading GameRevolution right now, which is not a video game but a website about video games. You probably read other game sites (after scouring ours for information and entertainment for hours, of course), maybe look up gameplay videos on various sites, or even, if you're old-skool, pick up a gaming magazine. (For the new generation, a “magazine” is like a blog you can physically hold in your hands. It's basically historic at this point.)

When I got out of my “too cool” phase maybe four or five years ago, I learned a lot had changed since back when I gamed in my late teens and twenties, and how much video sites like YouTube now were not only influenced by gaming, but also in small ways influenced gaming back. I started clicking around, learning what a “Let's Play” was, getting re-immersed into gaming culture (for better or for worse at times), and how gaming no longer remains a medium that just sits on one's console of choice. Also, I found out how damn creative some people can be with the medium and the subject of gaming.

With that being said, there's some great metaphorical bacon out there for gamers, and these are my top five favorites. All these shows got their start broadcasting via YouTube, though now they can be found on various websites as well. These are all shows with original content based on gaming but not actual gaming themselves, so the aforementioned “Let's Play”-type videos are not in the runing. Otherwise, you might see prolific Let's Players like DeceasedCrab or PushingUpRoses, who just launched a new Let's Play of one of the best adventure games of all time, Grim Fandango.

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