chris-littlechild - August 31, 2016
If you haven’t been living in an obscure forest tribe in the Amazon/cryogenically frozen for the last decade, there are a couple things you must have noticed. First, the world’s going to shit. Second, the price of candy is going up at a mothereffin’ outrageous rate (over here in Merry Old England, I remember when penny chews actually cost a penny; now they’re the price of your average studio apartment). Third, the almighty PewDiePie is the biggest name in YouTube entertainers.
Now, natch, opinions on the Swedish superstar differ. Personally, I’d have to debate the term ‘entertainer.’ I don’t find anything entertaining about some dumbass howling like an orgasming orangutan at the jump scares of Five Nights at Freddy’s or whatever he’s playing. But hell, different strokes.
Still, whatever you think of the guy, you can’t deny his success. Making millions from YouTube requires some kind of business acumen and talent, I guess. No idea what these talents are (I’ve never seen good ol’ Pewds juggling flaming chainsaws in a video, for instance), but he must have some. It doesn’t sound like all that bad a gig, really.
If you want a piece of the Pewdi-action for yourself, here’s the next best thing. PewDiePie’s Tuber Simulator, a simple free-to-play mobile RPG. Here’s the PR spiel for the spangly new title, fresh from Kotaku:
‘Follow in the footsteps of one of the biggest internet stars, PewDiePie, by creating your very own pocket Tuber! Having no money and no fame doesn’t even make you flinch, because YOU will become the biggest, baddest Tuber ever in no time and kick PewDiePie out of his own throne.
Your room smells, the walls and carpets are full of holes, but with all those views you’ll be making, it can quickly become the coolest studio EVER! You can then show off your awesome room to the world by sharing it online and even vote for others’ rooms. Follow your favorite players, connect with friends, send or receive gifts and build your way to the top!’
So there it is. Not my bag, that’s for sure, but no doubt the man’s army of ‘Bros’ will be all over this one. Give it a closer ogle back at the link.