This Is The Unofficial History Of Let’s Play Culture On YouTube

19 October 2016, 16:02 | Updated: 17 July 2017, 12:21

We the Unicorns

By Charleyy Hodson

Let's get educational!

If you've ever been curious how Let's Play culture came to be, then don't worry about scrolling through the depths of Wikipedia because TheGameTheorists have the answer for you right here! From forums, to the very first video uploaded with gaming commentary, the history of Let's Plays stems back way further than the likes of Mark, Felix and Jack - so get ready to take some notes Bros!

In the description, TGT breaks down why it's so difficult to nail down the exact history and timeline of Let's Play; "The origin of Let's Plays really depends on your definition of a Let's Play. These community driven video game playthroughs have been going on for years, even before YouTube ever came out. In fact, once YouTube came to the scene it was actually considered laughable to put your Let's Plays on the platform". You can check out the history here:

We 100% recommend checking out the video because it's fascinating how the journey of Let's Plays came to be, judging that it went from the dark depths of forums to become one of the most popular and money-making cultures on the Internet! As TGT says, "The shift [of Let's Plays coming] to YouTube caused a lot of fighting"... so it's worth finding out how and why! You might even impress your friends with your new knowledge.