Hello Youtubers Life! It’s good to finally meet you. Gosh, I love articles in which I can write about something other than my usual string of zombies, pandemic movies and vampires. Look, I’m not complaining, I love my job. But it’s good to have a bit of diversity in my topics every now and then.
Which is why I’m excited about this Youtubers Life article. Indeed, my last year’s VTubers article was a real pleasure to write, so I figured, why not go for something similar? And you can totally check out my VTubers article all over again (if you’re interested). Just click here.
But I simply can’t continue with this article, whiteout a mention about the game itself. After all, it’s the game that started this article.
Youtubers Life: What’s It All About?
Developed by U-Play Online and published by Raiser Games, Youtubers Life is about… YouTubers. In fact, you get to play it as a Youtuber. Indeed. You get to create your own videos from your parents’ house and start getting your first subscribers. Not to mention your first views and likes. But you’ll get to meet well-known youtubers too. And share your life through social media and deal with your haters. And finally, you’ll get to monetize your content. Sign with exclusive networks as well and customize your place with the coolest stuff. So, go on now, and grow until you can afford a mansion in outer space!
Oh, and don’t forget to record gameplays, reviews, speed runs, walkthroughs… And of course, collect all the consoles across all generations. So play your favorite titles and develop your own video games! You can live the Youtubers Life thanks to Youtubers Life!. Check out the game out here.
Bit did we mentioned that Youtubers Life is available for purchase here at IndieGala? And also, did you know that we here at IndieGala also have our own YouTube channel? We are posting gameplay videos and trailers every now and then, check it out.
Youtubers Life And My Personal Picks
And I’m down to the main point. My favorite picks of Youtubers, which I watch on a weekly basis. Let’s face it, social media, streaming devices and other online video platforms have become our main source of entertainment. With constant lockdowns, curfews and the looming threat of infections, the GOVID-19 pandemic made us couch potatoes. Dependent on YouTube to curb our boredom and addicted to Netflix for a little bit of entertainment. But over here in this particular article, I have a mixed bag of Youtubers. Sure, I’ll start with gaming Youtubers, and I’ll continue with the film-related. But of course, I’ll end with the cooking-related ones. Let’s begin, shall we?
To be perfectly honest, I first came across RagnarRox just last year. In fact, it was his video about the Metal Gear Series that caught my attention. And as I was searching through his content, I found out that RagnarRox has one hell of a Youtube channel. His niche is video games essays but you’ll also find a few historical look back videos. And his movie/video game mixes in his videos too. I particularly like Solaris’s influence on Silent Hill 2, but there are a few more to choose from. And there’s the even intriguing Hideo Kojima presence on his channel. Yup. RagnarRox is obsessed with Kojima and some of his finest works are about him and his games. There’s also a lot of conspiracies (for the most part, not that annoying) and lots of outside-of-the-box thinking. Which is my favorite thinking.
Writing On Games
If you haven’t caught on by now, I hate channels with video game play-troughs. In fact, I use them only if I get stuck during my personal play-through and I need advice on how to proceed. But, what I love are analysis essays about specific topics in video games. Regardless if it’s about the themes in the video games, the writing, some particular character in that game… Or simply the impressive design. No, I want a YouTuber to explain what made him go wow, or what caught his eye in that particular game. Not just say… Hey, this game is great. And that’s pretty much it. Dude!
Tell me why it’s great. Elaborate your opinions. Why do you think it’s great?
And with this channel, it can be something seemingly trivial he noticed and likes to share it with us. Writing On Games has it all. Personal examinations of games, love letter videos to specific games and so much more. He has analysis and reviews about everything, and his videos are really great. With a few exceptions, they’re not overstaying their welcome, and don’t mess with your time, attention and patience. And if you’re interested, you should check out his John Wick Hex and the Problems of Adaptation video.
The Critical Drinker
Oh, how I LOVE that drunken Scotsman! Seriously, the Critical Drinker is a pleasure to watch. He does it all too. TV, movies, video games and then some. And even voices his opinion about the current trailers as well. Just check out his trailer for the Cruella movie adaptation. But his videos aren’t solely about the current projects. No, he has plenty of cynical, insightful and sometimes even optimistic videos about the iconic past projects. It’s a Wonderful Life is one such video, Invasion of the Body Snatchers is another. And the video about Die Hard is pure gold. Oh, but the majority of his wrath is directed at anything Star Wars/Disney-related. He’s got a particular penchant for anything Disney, and Star Wars is no exception. But Star Trek is at times in his mix of videos, and it’s worth the watch as well.
CinemaTyler is a true gem. Unlike the previous Youtubers, he specializes solely in movies. Especially some of the best directors out there and how they made their masterpieces. And his in-depth analysis of some of the iconic movies are true gold I tell ya. But there’s one particular director that he loves and respects above all. Yup. CynemaTyler is obsessed with Stanley Kubrick. Obsessed is a strong word, but yeah. It’s an apt one. And some of his best videos come from the director’s iconic works. But he also likes the works of Francis Ford Coppola, Milos Forman, Martin Scorsese, and George Lucas. But he also loves and respects the younger crops of directors. Such as Michel Gondry and Paul Thomas Anderson. Indeed, if you’re also fans of PTA (as I am), then you should check out his PTA-inspired videos.
Adam Ragusea is my spirit animal. And I even call him the „regular folks“ chef. But he’s anything but a chef. Well, not in a professional sense anyway. In fact, he’s an ex-college professor who does his cooking videos from his home in Tennessee. He’s also a husband and a father of 2 boys, who just loves to cook. But what drew me to his channel was the no-fuss and easy approach to cooking. He’s trying to adapt/create the recipes and simplify them for any regular Joe out there. Because let’s face it, not every single of us has fancy appliances and kitchen gadgets.
And yes, not all of us can afford to spend an obscene amount of money (or time) cooking those recipes. Not to mention, they require little to no prep and they’re easy to follow. Oh, he likes to take shortcuts in order to get perfectly satisfying meals. It’s a win-win in my book I might add. However, Adam is also an educator at heart, so from time to time, he’ll do a video of explaining some basic culinary topics. For instance, what is shortening or high fructose corn syrup? They’re scientifically and empirically supported but easy to follow too. I highly recommend them.
Be Kind Rewind
The only lady on this list. But this lady has one of the best Youtube channels out there. And perhaps her niche is way too specific, but it quickly gained a cult following. But yeah. Be Kind Rewind has a strong emphasis on Hollywood history. Especially the women in Hollywood, so what you’ll find on her channel is an in-depth analysis of some of the most iconic leading ladies. From Bette Davis’s feud with Joan Crawford to Jane Fonda’s many transitions in Hollywood. But the channel does offer a historical look at some of the best movies in Hollywood. Not to mention some of the biggest upsets in Oscar history. And yes the problems that plague Hollywood movies for more than a century. Sexism, racism and bigotry. Among the many more. All told through a female perspective but through a female example.
Youtubers Life: Which Are Your Favorite Youtubers?
Let us know in the comment section. We’d love to know all about them.