16 Jun

No, it’s not just your kids

PewDiePie - YouTube

Lots of parents I know are mystified by their children’s appetite for watching gaming videos online. And lots of kids I know are mystified by their parents’ mystification.

These videos are such a key part of gaming culture that Joey Spiotto and I included a nod to them in Attack! Boss! Cheat Code! A Gamer’s Alphabet, coming from POW! this October. But for a more scientific documentation of the phenomenon, have a look at Tubefilter’s new list of the Top 100 Most Viewed YouTube Gaming Channels in the World:

Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg’s PewDiePie channel is obviously at the top of the inaugural Top 100 YouTube Gaming Channel Charts. The 24-year-old Swedish online video gamer scored an unbelievable 311.2 million views in the month of May. That’s a month-over-month increase of 5% and roughly equates to more than 120 views per second during the 31 days of the month.

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