After gaining a degree in International Relations, living abroad, and spending two years in the Japan Exchange and Teaching Program, Gaijin Goombah decided to devote his YouTube career to teaching multiculturalism around the world through the medium of video games.
From recent to retro, he explains a multitude of cultural references found in these games, and how video games can better educate the world about not only different cultures, but also perspectives and ways of thinking. Together with the other Game Theorists, MatPat, Drake, and Ronnie Oni Edwards, Gaijin pursues something more than just mind-rotting in games; Education and understanding of the world we live in.
Alex CND (or CaptainNintendoDude) has been a strong force in the Nintendo YouTuber community. With a strong focus of being a video game vlogger and traveling the country in an RV to various conventions, Alex dedicates himself to his work and insuring that what you get in the videos is authentically him.
Oh yeah, he also waited in line 30 days to be the first person to buy the Nintendo Switch from the Nintendo New York store.
Wood Hawker is a born and bred Aussie. He spent the early years of his life in South Australia playing his beloved NES 'til sundown. His love for gaming only grew from there and eventually found its way to YouTube. Since starting his channel over two years ago, together with his mate Chris, they haven't missed a weekend garage sale or Sunday market, capturing it all on film and making the show The Game Quest, for the rest of the world to see how game chasing is done, Down Under.
The Taffeta Darling is a nostalgic 80s baby obsessed with pop culture: cartoons, Kurt Russell, old music, cult classic movies, Bronze Age comics and video games. She hosts and produces the YouTube channel FANGIRLS. She has traveled from Denver to NYC to host and MC a plethora of geek soirées including most recently, the Weird Science 30th Anniversary.
The Game Chasers
Billy and Jay make up the dynamic game collecting duo known as The Game Chasers. Their mission: to scour the land far and wide to uncover gaming treasures of old. Whether it be gaming stores, flea markets, thrift stores, or even peoples attics, they seek out retro games and have a blast while doing it. In 2011 they decided to put their adventures on YouTube and became an instant hit.
"Comic" Drake McWhorter
Drake McWhorter is a member of The Weekly Pull, and a former member of ScrewAttack. He's the creator of the hit shows Smash History, Crossover, Unpopular Gaming Opinions and runs the ComicDrake channel. If it's nerdy, he's a fan. Oh, and did we mention that he's a snappy dresser?
Tales of Taylor
Tales of Taylor is a friendly guy who enjoys horchata and collecting video game memorabilia a little too much. Best known for his documentary-style vlogs on collecting video games in obscure ways, Taylor strives on creating an original and fun look into his video game obsession!
Lhars Ebersold hasn't met an art medium she doesn't like. This native Texan combines elements of whimsy, nature, and horror in 2D, 3D, and living art. This one-of-a-kind creator has been a working artist and model since 2006 often combining the two to create living art.
Always unique, definitely colorful, and even functional, Lhars Ebersold's art creates a universe of wonder with geeky undertones for that eclectic person in all of us.
Take a trip into the fantastic and fantastical mind that is Lhars Ebersold you'll never see the world the same again.
Eric "8-bit" Perez started playing video games at the age of four when his older brother bought a Sega Master System. From there he was instantly hooked on playing with anything he could get his hands on. Shortly after, his life was forever changed when he received his own NES for Christmas and the rest is history. In 2010, he created a video game review show called The 8-bit Eric Show on YouTube. Since then, he decided to start collecting video games again and became friends with many other gamers in the YouTube community.
Scott, also known as Scottsquatch, runs the YouTube channel JHMDF and films the show Video Game Sellers. His channel also features weekly garage sale hunting videos, tips for collecting, and tour videos from his travels while working for the band Korn. A gamer since the age of three, he has built up a collection of over 3,500 games and systems. He's tall, he's hairy, he loves video games... he's Scottsquatch.
okchief420 loves everything video games. He plays, collects, hunts, anything and everything to find old games. He is best known for his GameStop Dumpster Diving series, where he finds all sorts of free items tossed away by the game store. Along with his best friend Will, he also does food reviews as The Food Chasers.
Humanoid chameleon, actress, voice actor, cosplayer, retro game lover and sci-fi nerd.
Lana Marie has been active for over 15+ years in the Texas community as an Actor & Voice Actress. Lana is also known for her costume design; ranging from her original designs to her favorite characters from: video games, anime, comic books, and popular films.
She has been invited to appear as a cosplay guest, panelist, & costume judge at multiple conventions featuring her work.
Addictions: 80s music videos, 80s movies, Batman, Mortal Kombat & Street of Rage will always have a place in her heart.
Tyler (iRetroGamer) may be the grandson of Silver Age comic book artist Mike Esposito, but growing up, it was always about video games. In the 90s, Tyler and his gaming-mad father collected Sega, Nintendo, TurboGrafx-16, and other classic consoles. Those wonder years of gaming are captured in My Retro Life, a series compiled from vintage home movie clips of Tyler's childhood.
Jordan Fringe has mainly been known for being behind the scenes editing for many YouTube channels but still finds the time to make his own content and appear in Alex CND's videos.
If you have watched any other of the guest list videos, you'll have probably seen something edited by Jordan.
Gamer, Host of Aki's Pixel Pets, and player 2 of The Gaijin Gamers Play, Aki's random ramblings and squeaks bring some interesting energy to the table. After receiving her Bachelor's Degree in Animal Science and working at a local veterinarian clinic for eight years, her interest in teaching the animal sciences to others grew so she turned to YouTube. In Aki's Pixel Pets, she explores the real-life influences of all animals in video games while discussing physical, behavioral, physiological, and psychological aspects that help us learn more about those animals but also ourselves as humans.
George "G" Gracin has been an enthusiast of videogaming for over 25 years. A Houston native, the largest part of his gaming heart may belong to Sega (especially the Genesis and its spiky blue mascot), but he has a love of all things video games, mainly retro but current gaming as well.
Though he has only appeared on YouTube for a little under two years, his YouTube Channel, G to the Next Level, hopes to share his passion for what he calls "Retro Gaming in the Modern Age" through his retrospective videos, childhood stories, console reviews, candid commentary, live streams, pickup hauls/unboxings and much more. He invites everyone to join him on his journey through the past, present, & future: Level by Level.
In addition to G to the Next Level, George assists in writing retro gaming blog articles for sites like racketboy.com, and appears on his friend Tyler's YouTube Channel, iRetroGamer, as part of "The Power Team."