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Gaming Videos on YouTube are BIG business and I know for a fact that a large part of readers here on FAQ Tube run or are looking to run Gaming channels.
Now I can speak for years on YouTube channels but I feel that you Gamers need something a little more bespoke to your needs and the last time I dedicated most of my time to gaming 64 bit was cutting edge tech.
With that in mind I called in friend of FAQ Tube, pro-channel manager, web-series producer and Gaming expert Lisa Theresa Downey-Dent.
Enough of the niceties…Let's Play.
Know your souls from your blood echoes (high five Dark Souls and Bloodbourne lovers) and want to show the whole world? Now that YouTube has released its new Gaming Platform, now is a better time than ever to turn that gaming addiction into a YouTube channel.
As with every other YouTube channel the key to success is to start at all, instead of only talking about it. So click that “Create Channel” button and pick a username.
More on the basics of starting a channel here:
The upside of gaming if you play it right (see what i did there?), is that you have an audience that keeps on coming back for more, guaranteed, as it is the very nature of games to make you want to play on and on - and for your viewers, watch on and on!
Such a channel is only for the very committed, so be aware of what you might be getting yourself into.
5 Steps for starting a Gaming channel on YouTube
For YouTube-ing your gaming efforts, you’ll need a little more equipment than the average bedroom-vlogger.
Make sure your PC or laptop can handle not only playing the game, but recording it at the same time. Unless you’re one of those cool kids with a console.