The Enjoyment Of A YouTuber

Technology has never been my strong suit, and when it comes to the internet; I am probably the least internet-savvy person out of my friends. The point I am trying to get across is that I am still finding out new things about the world-wide-web, which many other people have known for a couple of years. One of which is YouTubers.

I have only recently realised that you could make a living out of it, and, I know a lot of people probably say the same, but the first YouTuber I saw was Pewdiepie (Felix Kjellberg). The world-famous Swedish internet personality has gained fame because of his warming welcome and hilarious personality. However what it was about him which first got me watching was his attitude towards horror games. Although he jumps at the slightest things, he has not let that stop him playing through games which would make Schwarzenegger crawl in to a ball.

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The way he acts does remind me a lot of myself as I am the worst for jump scares, literally a penny could drop and I’ll jump for the ceiling (it’s weird that I love horror right). Even horror games which aren’t made to have that scary of an atmosphere. I can’t remember the number of times I’ve been creeping around a corner on Left 4 Dead and have laid several bricks due to a Hunter pouncing on my face; the instant reaction is: jumping, screaming and then yelling “Zoe get off your bloody arse and kill some zombies.”

Through Pewdiepie I have found out about new and exciting horror games, whether he’s playing through the incredible game series’ such as: Amnesia: The Dark Descent, The Walking Dead, Outlast and Lucious, which offer scares but also great character development. Or if he’s playing short indie games such as: Slender, Erie, 7 Days and I See You, whose sole purpose is to make you turn from a man into a mouse in a matter of seconds. They are all enjoyable to watch, mainly because I think most of his viewers see themselves in his place; it feels as though you are playing the game too, but you have the relaxation of realising that you’re not.

I think that feeling of experiencing a game together, makes him seem closer to his fans. It is an overwhelming feeling when both you and ‘Pewds’ jump out of your skin at the same time, and what adds more to it is the laughter which is created after you see his over-the-top reactions.

Whatever the future holds for Pewdiepie, if he keeps making them…then I’ll keep watching them.

Favourite Pewdiepie indie horror games:

Slender

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The Walking Dead Renewed for 5th Season

Ever since The Walking Dead was adapted on to the screen from graphic novels in 2010 it has been constantly gaining viewers with each season. So it has come as no surprise that the series has been renewed for a fifth season – before season 4 has even finished being broadcast.

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The main reason for this is probably because The Walking Dead is one of the most popular shows on television at the moment; due to its likeable and diverse characters who are portrayed by numerous great actors. The story lines have got better, the settings have got bigger and let’s face it the zombies are just incredible now. All this has amounted to a world now obsessed with the show, even those who aren’t fans of the comic books, or zombies in general.

According to ‘AMC’ – the channel which broadcasts the show – it is the most popular television show for viewers aged 18-49, and, as Charlie Collier the AMC President said, it “broke viewer-ship records for the series and become the biggest non-sports telecast in cable history.”

Reading of this news has excited me, and I think that I can speak for all the fans out there when I say…please renew it for a sixth season.

Information accessed from:

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/29/the-walking-dead-renewed_n_4174448.html