let's play

Postscript

A Good Let's Play Is More Than Just a Video of Your Favorite Game

Whether humorous or explanatory in nature, it takes a lot of hard work to make a good LP.
Cameron Kunzelman
11.16.18
open thread

I Am Your 2018 Super Bowl Champion

The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. Why the hell does that make me feel like a winner?
Austin Walker
2.7.18
let's play

The 'Persona 5' Ban Shows Video Game Streamers Have Volatile Jobs

YouTubers and Twitch streamers make a living playing games online. What happens when a developer tells them they can't show the whole game?
Heidi Kemps
4.7.17
Gaming

Brazzers Is Now Hosting 'Let's Play' Videos with Famous Porn Stars

New video features Nikki Benz, Missy Martinez, and "Justin" playing 'Mafia III.'
Leif Johnson
12.13.16
Persona 5

Why There Are Barely Any 'Persona 5' Videos on YouTube

Japanese companies are infamously conservative about their games, even if that means punishing the very people who support them.
Patrick Klepek
9.28.16
Gaming

'Youtubers Life' Is 'The Sims' for Sociopaths

I played a game where I watched an avatar play games so that others can watch him playing a game.
Zack Kotzer
5.21.16
YouTube

Sony's Greedy Attempt to Trademark 'Let's Play’ Was Shot Down

"The term 'Let’s Play' is now forever in the public domain."
Emanuel Maiberg
1.28.16
videos

​A True Guitar Hero Finds a Hilarious Way Around YouTube's Copyright Rules

Shoo be doo be doo be doo.
Rachel Pick
1.25.16
Gaming

Law Firm Challenges Sony's 'Let's Play' Trademark Before It's Too Late

Emanuel Maiberg
1.16.16
YouTube

Sony Is Trying to Trademark ‘Let’s Play’

So far, it’s failing.
Emanuel Maiberg
1.9.16
YouTube

Why Horror Games Are More Fun to Watch Than Play

"Alien," "SOMA," and "Outlast" developers talk about the challenges of designing horror games.
Emanuel Maiberg
10.30.15
video

Colbert Interviews YouTube Star PewDiePie and Learns to Curse in Swedish

What does being a celebrity mean anymore?
Rachel Pick
10.2.15
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