Braxlog Extra: I Don’t Get Markiplier

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I’ve been doing a few short podcasts here and there, and putting them into the Beyond Bossfights subscription feed. In this one, I grump like an old man about how I don’t get Markiplier, Twitch or YouTube from a gaming perspective.


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6 thoughts on “Braxlog Extra: I Don’t Get Markiplier

  1. Jasyla November 2, 2015 / 4:49 pm

    I find Markiplier to be one of the more likable YouTubers. On occasion when he makes a different sort of video he’s very charismatic and well spoken… but I have no desire to watch him (or anyone, really) play a video game and talk. Or scream.

    If he were to make some real content (oops, my inner snob is showing) I’d probably watch it, but Let’s Plays and Twitch just aren’t a thing that appeals to me. Unless they’re sitting next to me on the couch, I don’t want to watch other people play games I could be playing myself. Maybe I’m too old to get it.

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  2. Liore November 3, 2015 / 4:39 pm

    Markiplier strikes me as being a pretty okay person, which goes a long way with me, and I’ve watched one of his LPs. That being said, I think of him as a.. children’s entertainer, I guess, more than a gamer or general entertainer. He does the broad takes and the animated stuff and the lolrandom humor because kids and tweens like that kind of thing. Which is great! But so not my scene.

    I do watch a ton of Let’s Plays, but aside from one or two must-watch channels it’s just an easy way for me to keep up on games … and I seem to spend a lot of my leisure time talking or writing about games. I can only play so many things in a day, but I can put an LP on the television while I do crafting on a Saturday or in the evening while I cook dinner. I have background entertainment, and I now I know all about Metal Gear Solid 3 or something I either will never have time to play or for console games where I don’t have the hardware to play it.

    It’s kind of a weird habit though, so I certainly understand why the genre is not everyone’s bag.

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  3. Pasduil November 7, 2015 / 2:54 pm

    I think comedy (and music too!) is a lot more generational than we usually think. Personally I know that I often don’t get what’s so supposedly hilarious about shows that were just a little bit before my time, or just a little bit afterwards. The funniest shows like the best music tends to be whatever you discover from say about 13 up to around 25ish. It’s only rare stuff that is loved by all generations.

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  4. rubytuesday98 November 21, 2015 / 9:54 am

    I love Markiplier, as his LP’s give me the illusion of playing games with someone. He has access to games and opportunities that I do not, so I appreciate his sharing of them online. He is a lot more enjoyable to a younger audience, but I’d say that’s because of some of the games he is playing rather than anything else. His humour may be immature in nature sometimes, but that’s what he and many others enjoy because it gives us a chance to chill out and forget about adult stresses – or at least that’s what my Mum feels as she enjoys watching him too. If you wanted to talk about a youtuber who shouts and does things purely for a younger audience, I’d have focused on Pewdiepie 🙂

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    • Braxwolf November 21, 2015 / 10:15 am

      I’ll admit that I’ve never watched Pewdiepie. Thanks for stopping by & enjoy your gaming!


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