Welcome to the very first Installment of You Tube God. Here you will find a rundown by Nerd Eyes Only of the very best YouTube had to offer from 2013, ending with the presentation of the title “You Tube God” to the greatest of all. To start here a a few people deserving of special mention who did not quite make it into the prestigious top 5. Many could have easily made it in but in the end a choice had to be made. There is not the proper time to look at all of them in detail here so go check out their channels for yourself just add their /username’s to the end of http://www.youtube.com or click on their links below.
Honorable mentions –
Andre/Black Nerd – /Blacknerdcomedy, /andre, /swordandshell
Boogie2988 – /boogie2988
Crendor/Eric- /wowcrendor, /coxncrendor, /crendorirl, /goodnightcrendor
Brooke “Dodger” Leigh – /dexbonus, /presshearttocontinue
Digital Commanders (Ted, David & Chadwick) – /digitalcommanders
Geekocracy – /Geekocracy
Geek & Sundry (Felicia Day & Wil Wheaton) – /geekandsundry /geekandsundryvlogs
Katie Wilson – /LegendOfKatie
Kev Jumba – /kevjumba, /Jumbafund
Natalie Tran – /communitychannel
Nerdist (Chris Hardwick) – /Nerdist
Paul Mason – /allhailskippy
Polaris/The Game Station – /thegamestation /Polaris
Ray William Johnson – /RaywilliamJohnson, /Breakingnyc, /runawayplanet
Rosanna Pansino – /RossanaPansino
Red Shirt Films – Channel Link
Smodco internet television (Kevin Smith) – /seesmod
The brothers Riedell – /thebrothersriedell
Total Biscuit/John Baines – /TotalHalibut
Wizard of the coasts/Dungeons and Dragons – /DNDWizards
So now that the failures to win this prestigious award have been acknowledged, here is what you have been waiting for the Top 5! Four runners up and the Nerd Eyes Only champion and newly titled YouTube God!
5. wong fu productions – /wongfuproductions /ISATV /morewongfu Made up of Wes, Ted and Phil, Wong Fu Productions started out as a group of guys from a San Diego University who wanted to make movies. Their Channel has produced a number of short films, Skits and a very popular vlog series called Wong Fu Weekends. They also launched The organisation ISA (International Secret Agents) with the band Far East movement, an organisation that furthers the cause of asian Americans in the entertainment industry and now has it’s very own YouTube channel.
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/wongfuproductions
Twitter – https://twitter.com/wongfupro
Instagram – http://instagram.com/wongfupro
YouTube Channels – /wongfuproductions , /morewongfu , /isatv
Main Website – http://www.wongfuproductions.com
Merchandise – http://areyouaniceguy.com/
4. Penny Arcade – /pennyarcadeTV
The YouTube arm of the successful web comic creators Mike Krahulik and Jerry Holkins. Penny Arcade is one of the few web comics to turn what they love into a business, and now they also run conventions called PAX(Penny Arcade Expo) on both sides of the USA and in Australia. Their channel hosts a wide variet of content including: Penny Arcade the series, a reality show of their own devising that looks at working at Penny Arcade, Strip Search, A apprentice style game show with the prize being a slot to work in their company. The channel also hosts a number of other creators content like “shut up, sit down!” and Extra Credits.
Unfortunately if rumors are to be believed, the penny arcade YouTube channel looks to be going away but all the cool content they made up till now should still be available on the penny arcade site.
Twitter – https://twitter.com/PA_Megacorp
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Penny-Arcade/19103799704
YouTube Channel – /pennyarcadetv
Main website – http://www.penny-arcade.com/
3.Yogscast Lewis and Simon
The spear head channel of the Yogscast organisation run by Lewis and Simon the companies Creators. Their channel is focused almost entirely around creating Minecraft based content, singled out by the pairs sense of humor and sense of fun. The Yogscast is also made up of a bunch of other Yogscast channels on YouTube(Listed below), they also annually do a Christmas live stream over December for charity and have produced their own game, Yogventures, and merchandise.
Main Website – http://www.yogscast.com/
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/yogscast
Twitter – https://twitter.com/yogscast
Merchandise – http://yogscast.spreadshirt.com/
All the Yogscast Channels –
/YOGSCASTLewis&Simon, /YOGSCASTHannah, /YOGSCASTLalna (aka Duncan),
/YOGSCASTSjin, /YOGSCASTSips, /YOGSCASTRythian,
/YOGSCASTNilesy, /YOGSCASTMartyn (InTheLittleWood), /YOGSCASTStrippin,
/YOGSCASTZoeyProasheck, /YOGSCASTPanda, /YOGSCASTParv,
/YOGSCASTRidgedog, /YOGSCASTKim, /YOGSCASTZylus,
/YOGSCASTDaveChaos, /YOGSCASTWill, /Area11 and /HatFilms.
2. The warpzone – /thewarpzoneThe warpzone made up of Davis, Schroeder, Fish, Odem and Ryan. Along with a number of rarely appearing other friends make fun nerd related parody fun. They make a host of different weird and wonderful content from let’s plays, to music parodies, to drinking games and comedy skits. They’ve even been known to make a podcast or two.
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/TheWarpZone
Twitter – https://twitter.com/warpzonetweets
Google+ Page – https://plus.google.com/u/0/+TheWarpZone/posts
Instagram – http://instagram.com/warpzonegrams
Merchandise – https://www.districtlines.com/the-warp-zone
1. Jesse Cox – /Jesse cox /omfgcata /coxncrendor /Polaris (Formerly the Game Station) And here is our winner…He started out making World of Warcraft Cataclysm videos, hence the original name for his channel being OMFGCATA. He then progressed into gaming let’s plays of all sorts, he also is a regualr co-host on the cooptional podcast (previously the gamestation podcast) on the YouTube polaris network. Also with his friend Crendor makes the sometimes infrequent but always hilarious CoxnCrendor in the morning Podcast, a Solo vlogging/q&a series called “revenge of the q&A” and the RPG makers Series of minecraft content. All of which he creates with efusive charm and a great sense of humour. He is here as our winner and official ” YouTube God” basically because there is no one else we have come across that so consistently turns up with the funny and the quality. Congratulations Jesse!
Facebook Page – https://www.facebook.com/TheJesseCox
Twitter – https://twitter.com/JesseCox
Tumblr – http://doingitwrongandlovingit.tumblr.com/
Twitch Channel – http://www.twitch.tv/shaboozey
CoxN Crendor podcast – https://soundcloud.com/coxncrendor
Minecraft Server – https://shaboozey.com
Merchandise – http://www.rodeoarcade.com/collections/omfgcata