Currently, classic video games are a big deal. Prices are skyrocketing as collectors run out to get their hands on the gems from their childhood. With that, all kinds of websites are popping up dedicated to creating engaging and entertaining content related to classic video games. This is a good thing, as spending time watching funny reviews and other tidbits about classic games is something that never gets old for me.
Today, we are going to talk about some of the best classic video game shows on YouTube. If you are a fan of retro, these shows will keep you entertained for hours on end. Whether you want to learn more about the history of video games, watch hilarious personalities review games, or just sit back and be entertained, these channels have you covered in a big way. Watch them, and I can promise that you will be incredibly entertained.
You simply cannot talk about retro gaming vloggers without mentioning The Angry Video Game Nerd. James Rolfe, the Nerd’s real name, brings a level of quality that all other’s should strive for. His videos are written with a degree of care that you just don’t see often enough, and they are hilarious.
We have a whole article dedicated to Angry Video Game Nerd videos, so watch those to get started, and you will be glad you did. Now we just need to cross our fingers and hope that he actually releases that movie that has been in the works for far too long!
The Game Chasers is about two guys from Texas who drive around to flea markets, thrift shops, and other places trying to find classic video games for the best prices possible. Its premise is very similar to the History Channel’s American Pickers, but instead of antiques, video games are the target.
The production values in The Game Chasers is incredible, and if I didn’t know it was made for the Internet, I would surely think it was a TV show with a giant budget. If you want to witness the trials and tribulations of two friends looking for games, this is the show for you.
Pat uses a similar style to the Angry Video Game Nerd in that he reviews games and has some kind of backstory developing around the review. The biggest difference is that Pat often reviews games that he actually likes, while The Nerd sticks to reviewing some of the worst video games in history.
Pat’s reviews are funny, well thought out, and quite enjoyable. The Angry Video Game Nerd and Pat The NES Punk have even done some work together, so fans will definitely find a certain amount of crossover appeal. Also, Pat recently posted a seven part epic of his entire collection, and let me tell you, the amount of stuff he has will blow you away.
Describing Game Theory is difficult, but I will do my best. It stars MatPat, as he attempts to take parts of video games and decide if they are possible in real life. For example, in one episode, he analyses whether different Fatalities in Mortal Kombat would actually be possible. He also has an episode where he looks at the villains in the Batman games and attempts to diagnose them with actual medical conditions.
The visual style of Game Theory is different. Instead of MatPat sitting in a room talking, it features lots of animations and still images, and it makes for a very visual experience. If you’ve ever wanted to connect video games to the real world, you need to watch these videos.
This is a series developed by the folks at Retroware.TV (who also host The Game Chasers, and Pat The NES Punk), which we’ve covered before in an article about the best sites for classic gamers. In it, they gather all their video game personalities together and talk about the early years of video gaming. It’s an entertaining history lesson that I recommend all gamers take the time to watch.
The best comparison is to VH1’s I Love The 80s, and I Love The 90s. Just like that show, it picks a certain year and talks about all the major events that occurred. The mix of personalities makes for an incredibly informative and entertaining show.
These five video game shows should keep you busy for many, many hours. Each one brings something different, and they all have one thing in common – entertainment.
What video game shows do you like the best? Hit the comments section below and let us know!