Jump to content



Photo
- - - - -

"A List" Videogame website "Celebrities"


  • Please log in to reply
19 replies to this topic

#1 MSUnman

MSUnman

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2006 - 04:23 PM

Wombat wont play this game but I will, in my opinion the videogame internet celebrities are....

Luke Smith from 1up.com
Shane Bettenhouse from EGM and 1up.com
John Davison from 1up.com
Jeff Gerstman from Gamespot.com
Larry Hyrb aka Major Nelson from majornelson.com
and last but not least CheapyD and Wombat of course. (and Im not being a kissass)

I think all the guys listed have a special talent for stating their opinion in a entertaining and informative way that surpasses others. They all take risks but do it in a smart manner which adds lots of value to what they are contributing to. Everyone on this list you can for the most part here on a consistent weekly basis, and there opinions are very well respected.

My honorable mention list- (people that are close but not quite there yet.)
Kathleen Sanders from 1up.com (great in videopodcast, but dont see any reviews and dont hear her in audio podcasts.)
Dan Shu from 1up.com (Needs more to always be on egm podcast and could use more exposure)
Alon Waisman from chatterbox radio show (Consistent show, good work, but his radio show is too disorganized at times so the opinions get lost. Also is a bit of dork, which I seperates him too much from the general videogame crowd)
Tony Thomas and Ryan Maule from VGM Daily podcast (For a daily show its inconsistent, sometimes there is 5 epidoes sometimes ther is only 2 to 3 episodes. There radio show tries to be too much, reviews are not needed and tend to be limited due to radio format and there scale of 1 to 5, short opinions would do just fine and be more entertaining.)

#2 DeathDealer

DeathDealer

    KillerStephen

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 15 December 2006 - 04:27 PM

uhh, maybe.
Posted Image

#3 Jackal888

Jackal888

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:08 PM

Just because these people have videogame podcasts/blogs or write articles do not make them celebs. I agree with Wombat, there are none yet. I would say that Cliffy B, and maybe Kevin Rose are two who may rise to celeb status. Other that that all others are just people working in the industry of videogames.

#4 Mr Unoriginal

Mr Unoriginal

    Cheap Amish Gamer

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 16 December 2006 - 02:29 PM

I love me some video games but none of these names are familiar to me.

Its too bad you're still a prick with a stupid gimmick.


#5 MSUnman

MSUnman

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 19 December 2006 - 03:56 PM

I left out the programmers/game creaters, if I were to add them they would be
Cliffy B. (Epic)
Peter Moore (Microsoft)
Reggie Fil Aime (Nintendo)
David Jaffe (God Of War / Sony Games)
Will Wright (Spore, Sim City, The Sims, etc.)

#6 Roufuss

Roufuss

    is now a coupon

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 19 December 2006 - 04:08 PM

I love me some video games but none of these names are familiar to me.


Same here.

The only people who come close these days are the guys who run Penny Arcade. They do some big shit.

I called my lady friend last night and said my buddy had to beat off on my chest, she is kinda pissed at me, but it was the best idea I had all night, and I stand by it.



Posted Image

#7 lordwow

lordwow

    Fmr. VP of the OTT

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 December 2006 - 12:29 AM

Ya, these guys are not A list. I don't know most of them.
Currently Playing: Borderlands 2 (360), Black Ops (360)

Posted Image

#8 bobo2k4

bobo2k4

    OooSplendiforous

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 December 2006 - 04:15 PM

Hideo Kojima!!!! but he isnt a website celebrity.
I guess Cheapy can be one if he keeps up on whatever he does.
Posted Image
Props to Ozzkev for the sig.

#9 Guest_Apossum_*

Guest_Apossum_*

Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:50 PM

these guys might be celebrities to a certain type of gamer, but I sure as hell don't know them. and I'm not too sure how well known Wombat and CheapyD are outside the CAG community. Cheapy has had a lot of outside plugs, but you wouldn't assume a non-cag knows him.

#10 evilomar

evilomar

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 December 2006 - 08:55 PM

The only name besides cheapy D's I recognised on your list was Shane Bettenhouse from EGM and 1up.com and that's only because he is a personal friend of mine from Lexington, KY! He's fucking representing! I'll let him know about his celebrity status when I see him in January.
www.aboutheroes.com Best comicbook podcast ever!!!

#11 Salmonday

Salmonday

    Cranky Old Man

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 20 December 2006 - 09:13 PM

It's okay to dream, but Wombat is right. There are no A-list internet celebrities from the world of videogames.

#12 PINKO

PINKO

Posted 21 December 2006 - 12:18 AM

Scot Rubin is a F- internet celebertites
WANT A FREE XBOX LIVE 48 HOUR CODE PM ME I HAVE OVER 300

#13 62t

62t

    Zune Duck!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 21 December 2006 - 12:50 AM

morgan webb maybe

My trade list: http://www.cheapassg...ead.php?t=42397

Looking for Danganronpa Anime Expo edition.  Please PM me if you have it for sale.

3DS FC 0731-4770-3312


#14 radjago

radjago

    Long-time CAG

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 December 2006 - 04:16 PM

The only name besides cheapy D's I recognised on your list was Shane Bettenhouse from EGM and 1up.com and that's only because he is a personal friend of mine from Lexington, KY! He's fucking representing! I'll let him know about his celebrity status when I see him in January.

He likes to tell stories about the EB he worked at back home in KY from time to time on 1up Yours or EGM Live.

When you see him next, you have to call him "Special Guest" Shane Bettenhousen. He'll get it.

Unless they read their respective sites a lot or follow the industry closely, most people aren't going to know those names. If you're talking about gaming writers with the biggest audience, it would be the ones who write for big mainstream outlets like the NY Times, the AP, Reuters, Newsweek, and MTV.

BTW, Greg Kasavin toally owns Jeff Gerstmann as far as Gamespot goes.

#15 6669

6669

    Inactive User

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 22 December 2006 - 04:20 PM

These are A-list celebrities? (other than Cheapy and Womby, of course)
Posted ImagePosted ImagePosted Image
Free Magazines! | thanx CAGs! | MySpace

You that have that devil infactuation should really find a hobby or somethin?!?


#16 doc_zaius

doc_zaius

    Beware the beast, Man.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:52 PM

an "A-list celebrity" is a

Brad Pitt and Angelina.

Tom and Katie.

Beyonce and Jay-Z


There is nobody on the internet and CERTAINLY nobody in the Gamer community who has that kind of recognition or devotion.

#17 doc_zaius

doc_zaius

    Beware the beast, Man.

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 30 January 2007 - 10:54 PM

Now, you can make up your own new scale for the internet and just pick The Most Famous Person on the whole internet as the top of your scale.

#18 Jimbo Slice

Jimbo Slice

    CAGiversary!

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 01 February 2007 - 08:18 PM

The only A-List Internet gaming Celeb is Leeroy Jenkins

#19 HOVA uk

HOVA uk

    Residential Fart Man

  • CAGiversary!

Posted 23 February 2007 - 09:24 PM

not one person in the gaming community can be considered a a-list celeb in the real world, shame really.. first I thought Mr.Miyamoto but no one really knows him like that..

Wombat is right.. again.


#20 anomynous

anomynous

Posted 23 February 2007 - 10:18 PM

FPS Doug