Favorite YouTube channels?

  • People have already mentioned LGR, Ashens, RedLetterMedia and IHE, and those are all some of my favorites, so I'll post two others.

    I will always make time for a new video podcast by OSW Review and I couldn't recommend them highly enough if you're interested in pro wrestling.

    I'm not a full-on skeptic or anything but I love watching videos by Captain Disillusion since they're always high quality, have some good humor and do interesting dissections of how the videos being discussed were most likely created.

  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell - short and informative educational videos about everything science
    CrowbCat - funny, gaming related montage videos
    DigitalFoundry - great technical analysis videos, retrospectives and more on video games
    LastWeekTonight - political satire with John Oliver (produced for HBO)
    NakeyJakey - rap reviews about video games and more. Seriously, CHECK IT OUT
    Noclip - video game documentaries
    Rushnerd - gaming events "In a Nutshell"
    yung maestro - funny gaming montages and everything Dark Souls
    videogamedunkey - funny gaming videos

  • BTW, while I don't watch his whole channel, Suede has a great series going on now called Suede's Pokémon Journey, in which he reviews every episode of the first season of Pokémon. Episodes are released weekly, and you can watch them early over at Channel Awesome. They'll really give you a new perspective on the show! :)

  • I generally only heavily follow one Youtube channel at a time.

    Years ago my favorite was Joystiq. I just loved the personalities they had there and their group dynamic. Not technically a Youtube channel but they streamed a lot and had archives. I was sad when they shutdown.

    After Joystiq was gone I got really into MFPallytime and TGN Squadron, mainly because I had just started playing Heroes of the Storm with some friends. Watching pally helped me learn the game and how all the heroes worked before I was able to play most of them. I continued following just because I liked pally and his streams, especially when he duo queued with someone. I eventually just stopped because while I'm not great at the game by any stretch of the imagination I felt like I had nothing else to learn from watching him play anymore, and I found EZA.

    Rapid fire!
    CarbotAnimations - Comical animated series for Blizzard games. I only watch the HotS and Overwatch videos because those are the games I have any experience with.
    Mark Brown - Game Makers Toolkit videos and Boss Keys, where he talks about game design and dissects Zelda dungeons
    Jontron - I like his humor and his videos that aren't clearly sponsored by some mobile game
    Game Grumps - I started watching long after their inception because I heard about the Sonic 06 series. Loved it. Watch everything from the beginning up until shortly after JonTron left. While I don't think its bad now I mainly liked JonTron so I stopped watching after I gave it a shot

  • Cool Ghosts- A great English Channel & Website that has a similar easy going community. Their in depth analysis & humour is distinctly British.

  • I enjoy Funhaus quite a bit, it has Don and Elyse! I'd love to see Lawrence and Ben work on something together at some point too!

    Noblewomen laughing is of course amazing

    DanielFromSL is some hilarious trolling in games

  • I don't watch all of his content, but I should mention Arlo. He's basically a Nintendo-centric Easy Ally in puppet form. Great production values.

  • Continue? is just a group of 3 dudes that play a game for about 20 minutes and make jokes over it. That doesn't sound great on paper but I've been a fan for about 4 years now and each year, I make it a point to run-through all of their episodes because of how hard they can make me laugh. Just the right mix of lowbrow humor and some real intelligent jokes thrown in as well. If anyone feels like hopping in, I'd recommend this as a starting point, as that's when Josh joins the crew and they really find their voice. Fun fact: The first episode I saw with these guys, I absolutely hated because I had no idea what was happening but once I let the insanity seep in... too good.

    Ace Waters is my favorite cover artist on YouTube, doing some great video game and 'nerd' show re-imaginings. I first found him due to his Undertale covers but all of his songs are gold - even when they come from a franchise I don't care for.

    Jim Sterling (despite being seemingly disliked in this forum) is an essential part of my video game intake. Whereas Easy Allies represent the positivity in the industry, I feel Sterling is much more critical and balances me out; combined they are my yin and yang. He's shown just how awful Steam Greenlight is in a series that shows games I would never have even known existed.

    SoloTravelBlog is my way of exploring Japan without actually being there. He'll experience all sorts of various bits of culture over there and his way of speaking is... buck wild.

    Honorable mentions : IHE, Game Grumps, Force Gaming, Good Mythical Morning.

  • Shut Up and Sit Down I love board games, and these guys are the best for humorous and fair reviews.

    Game Grumps I love Danny. I also love the animations other people do. I also like how different the let's plays can feel.

    HISHE How it should have ended is soooooooo much fun. I especially love the superhero cafe bits.

    OutsideXbox I don't even OWN an Xbox, but I love the hosts. Now they even have a sister channel for non Xbox games.

    Cinema Sins Sometimes it's fun to poke fun at movies you love, or to mock ones you hate.

    Mr Sark Sark is funny. Add him with Seananners, or Vanoss or whatnot, and I usually end up laughing. The videos he did with Funhaus playing Verdun, had me in stitches.

  • @Inustar Sark is amazing. His edits on videos are pure gold. I regret leaving him out of my post.

  • Mega64 - Video game and current event skits, weekly podcast, and weekly video game stream/Radio show hosted by Garrett Hunter.

    Rooster Teeth - An online show network featuring game shows, weekly podcasts / talk shows, producers of RWBY, vlogs, game streaming, and much more.

    Frank Howley - Creator of the show Neighborhood Game Club, which includes interviews, showcases personal video game themed collections, and occasional skits.