player to watch

other youtube lpers/streamers/game players you could watch instead of the all the popular ones who have ended up showing their support for anti-semitism

  • griffin mcelroy / griffin and justin mcelroy / griffin mcelroy and nick robinson - everyone knows these guys obviously but they’re definitely worth recommending
  • slowbeef - arguably the father of lets play - he didn’t invent the concept but he definitely coined the term. mainly streams nowadays, including “wifestreams”, in which his very vg unaware wife gets to grips with a variety of games in the most endearing manner possible
  • diabetus - slowbeef’s partner in crime but a very competent lper himself. broke in with an lp of battletoads (a notoriously difficult game), but does a whole range of games
  • voidburger - big silent hill fan - she’s done very comprehensive lps of the more notable games in the series. also streams a lot too
  • chipcheezum and general ironicus - chip is voidburger’s bf, and has been doing lps with his pal ironicus for about the same length of time. tend to do action games like uncharted and the wonderful 101
  • narcissa wright - speedrunner and smash player. she’s taking a break from that kind of thing at the moment but has been talking about getting back into speedrunning once breath of the wild comes out, so keep an eye on her
  • sheshellssheshells - common collaborater with voidburger. also goes by Kamoc and tortoiseontour. tends to stream goofy horror games but has a fun little series called “everything wrong with everything wrong with…” in which he nitpicks the nitpickers of youtube
  • boilingheart - mostly does overwatch stuff. has a series of cute videos in which she attempts to make friends with the enemy team during matches

additionally, the following people aren’t exactly lpers but they discuss games critically in interesting ways

  • hbomberguy - mainly does videos in which he criticizes the alt-right and its associated groups, but also does a number of videos talking about various media, including some really interesting long form video essays about why fallout 3 is shit and bloodborne is really good. also a very funny guy
  • mark brown - short video essays about game design. currently doing a series about the dungeon design of legend of zelda which is very interesting in its own right
  • hamish black - kind of like mark but more scottish. does some longform in depth analysis of games as well
  • push to smart - has some really interesting videos about women in games and stuff like the bechdel test. unfortunately seems to have stopped making videos but there’s still some good stuff in there

i should note that these people aren’t perfect in any way (who is) and especially some of their earlier stuff has some off colour jokes, but they’re people who have shown that they are open to criticism and are willing to change and be better people rather than do something like, i dunno, make a number of heavily anti-semitic videos, then double down and claim innocent victimhood when it blows up in their face


Sawamura Eijun: Captain + Cleanup AU

i started watching football not knowing how emotional it’s going to be in the long run

i’ve cried at knock out rounds, derbies, quarter finals, semi finals, finals, and last night i cried at an international friendly

i cry when my team loses an important match, but i cry harder when they win

i cry when my favorite players retire and hang up their boots

i get emotional thinking that in a few years, the players i grew up watching and admiring will do the same soon

football is such a beautiful sport and before i started watching it, i honestly never realized what an emotional ride it will take you on

however, i am thankful that i got into it and i feel sorry for who doesn’t watch it because they’re truly missing out

the first time jack visits tater’s apartment unannounced he accidentally sits on kent parson’s 6 month old espn body issue, hastily showed between two sofa cushions.

what follows is the most awkward conversation since bad bob tried to tell a 20 yr old jack about the birds and the bees. it really solidifies their friendship.

Just how badly are the U.S. women’s hockey players treated? USA Hockey pays members of the team just $1,000 per month for the six months prior to the Olympic Games.
That’s a salary of $6,000. For four years.
That’s the case even as these players must stay in shape and compete in other events, including the annual world championships, until the arrival of the next Olympic Games.
USOC funding can reach an extra $2,000 per month for top players, but many members of the team make as little as $750 per month. The USOC also pays a one-time bonus to all athletes winning medals at the Olympics, with the most going to gold medalists. In Sochi, the U.S. women could have made $25,000 each if they won gold. Instead they won silver, good for $15,000.
What this means is that quite a few of the players you watched come so close to winning the gold medal against Canada in 2014 rely on their parents to help make ends meet. Meanwhile, USA Hockey is spending most of its $4 million developmental budget on boys in their late teens.

One of the great things about being Autistic is just how intensely we feel things - sensually, emotionally, personally. A lot of times the struggles of that intensity is highlighted, which is understandable, but not so often is the joyous and positive side of it highlighted.

We experience and absorb the world in such a unique and specific way solely to us and its absolutely wonderful. I love that the simplest things to a Non-Autistic person, that they just glide over, can invoke such passion in us. I love that we find the beauty in that which is taken for granted, or never even known to Allistics at all because they just don’t think like us, and we can help bring a greater understanding and observance to the world just by being ourselves.

I love that we’re like this. I love that our reality is so intense, so colorful, so awe-inspiring. I love that we can filled with such love so easily, and that we can love in ways that no one else can. I love that I’m Autistic.


Nerve (2016)

‘Welcome to Nerve, a game like truth or dare, minus the truth. Watchers pay to watch. Players play to win cash and glory. Are you a watcher or a player? Are you a watcher or a player? Are you a watcher or a player? Watch? Play?’

im so sick of women apologising for watching sports for the looks of players, so fucking what, men watch porn with no apology, WOMEN SHOULDNT HAVE TO FEEL SORRY FOR ENJOYING SOMETHING, DO WHATEVER THE FUCK U WANNA GURL, 

Tweek: H-hey, there. Sorry it took me a minute. 

Craig: I was starting to worry for a minute there. 
Tweek: Pfft, sorry, um. Did you find anything on the a-audio?
Craig: Nope, not a damn thing. That’s okay, though. I set up the shitty old TV Clyde brought for me. It has a DVD player, at least. Wanna watch Ghost Hunters?
Tweek: Oh, god. I s-suppose. 
Craig: Are you okay? You’re shaking… Sorry I didn’t find anything more for the blog.
Tweek: Oh! No, I’m fine! How about we take a break from the blog, actually. We can just watch TV and like… build a fort or something. 
Craig: Hah, I’m down. 
[Craig and Tweek are offline]

Choices a story you can play

Hello, recently I downloaded the app Choices and im really having fun with it. My current favorite story is Endless Summer. Although I have one promblem with the app. The amount of diamonds recieved. I feel that people who don’t have the money to buy more are left out of the interesting paths. Also I notice while playing “Endless Summer” the premium choices cost around 15-20 diamonds. That’s an absurd cost for the amount given after each chapter.
I think there should be more than one way to earn diamonds. Like:
1 -After each chapter players get 5 diamonds.
2 -Players can watch ads to earn diamonds. The amount is based on how long the ad is.
(ex: 0:30s ad = 2-3 diamonds and 1m ad = 5-8 diamonds)
3 -A decrease in amount of diamonds needed for premium choices.
Any of these could greatly enhance players expierience with the game. I believe option #2 would benefit both the player and Pixelberry. Players get more diamonds and Pixelberry gets more ad revenue. Win, Win.
If you’re also a player with the same conserns please reblog in hopes of Pixelberry seeing this.
If you’re Pixelberry reading this I really hope you understand and I hope you might implement one of the different ways to get diamonds.

Thank you