Smosh Games

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Smosh Games
SmoshGames.jpg
Logo
Web address www.youtube.com/smoshgames
Registration optional
Available in English
Users 4.7 million (August 2014)[1]
Content license Standard YouTube License
Owner Alloy Digital
Created by Smosh
Editor Smosh Games
Launched September 26, 2012; 22 months ago (2012-09-26)
Current status online

Smosh Games, sometimes written as SmoshGames, is a YouTube video gaming channel created by Smosh, a company producing internet content, primarily on YouTube. Joshua "Jovenshire" Ovenshire, David "Lasercorn" Moss, and Matt Sohinki, originally from Clevver Games, are the primary hosts of the channel. Anthony Padilla, Ian Hecox, and Mari Takahashi appear in a lesser role, mostly in Let's Play videos. Amra "Flitz" Ricketts[2] and Wesley "Wes The Editor" Johnson[3] also frequently appear.

History[edit]

Creation[edit]

Prior to the creation of Smosh Games, Hecox and Padilla, the creators of Smosh, would occasionally upload gameplay and commentary videos onto their second channel.[4] Due to the success of the videos, Hecox and Padilla used their main channel to announce they would be launching another channel, Smosh Games, which would be featuring gameplay, commentary, reviews, and news videos on September 26, 2012.[5] The announcement video promised twelve videos a week from the duo, and four other content creators.[5] The first two videos were uploaded the same day,[6] as well as a video on Clevver Games that Jovenshire, Lasercorn, and Sohinki would be moving to Smosh Games.[7]

Success[edit]

In late December 2012, just 93 days after uploading its first video, Smosh Games became the fastest YouTube channel to reach one million subscribers.[8] In January and February 2013 all three of Jovenshire,[9] Lasercorn,[10] and Sohinki[11] launched their own channels, where they release game play videos. 6 months after Smosh Games's launch, the channel had reached 200 million video views.[12]

In May 2013, Smosh launched the "Smosh Games Alliance",[13] a network of YouTube users who upload videos of their game play.[14] Smosh Games highlighted some of their videos each week from May to November 2013. As of August 2014 Smosh Games has over 4.7 million subscribers, and 800 million video views.[1]

In February 2013 Smosh released Super Head Esploder X, a video game for iOS,[15][16] and in July 2013 started an Indiegogo campaign for an iOS and PC game, Food Battle: The Game.[17][18] Smosh hoped to raise $250,000 to hire video game producers to create a game based on their characters and the foods used in their annual Food Battle series, and was able to raise $258,777.

In March 2014 two series started with other YouTube celebrities. Honest Game Trailers is a spin-off of the Screen Junkies series Honest Trailers, also narrated by Jon Bailey, and 16-Bit High School is an animated series with video game characters as high school students, voiced by Jack Douglass, Hannah Hart, Jimmy Wong, and from The Morning After Haley Mancini.

Content[edit]

Twenty-three series have been created by Smosh Games, ten are currently in production.[19]

Title Day First video Last video Format
16-Bit High School (alternating) Saturdays March 8, 2014 Present An animated series about Jimmy (based on Master Chief, voiced by Jack Douglass), Maria (female Mario, voiced by Hannah Hart), Mega Kid (based on Mega Man, voiced by Jimmy Wong), and Epona (based on Princess Zelda, voiced by Haley Mancini) in high school.
Backseat Gaming Tuesdays October 2, 2012 May 27, 2014 One host plays a video game while another tells him what to do, often switching when it becomes frustrating.
Boss Fight of the Week Thursdays September 27, 2012 February 7, 2013 Two hosts play against a boss character in a boss fight.
Cage Match Challenge Wednesdays June 19, 2013 December 25, 2013 Two of Jovenshire, Lasercorn, and Sohinki compete against each other in a video game, with the loser receiving a punishment, usually portrayed in the following week's video.
Dope! Or Nope Tuesdays October 2, 2012 December 24, 2013 Two hosts give their first impressions of a video game, tallying "Dopes" and "Nopes", good and bad things respectively.
Gamer Nation Saturdays September 29, 2012 October 19, 2013 Jovenshire, Lasercorn, Sohinki, and guests talk about gaming news and what they are passionate about.
Gametime With Smosh Wednesdays September 26, 2012 Present Ian Hecox and Anthony Padilla play a video game.
Grand Theft Smosh Thursdays October 10, 2013 Present Hosts play Grand Theft Auto V.
Honest Game Trailers (alternating) Saturdays March 8, 2014 Present Jon Bailey narrates a sarcastically honest video game trailer.
I Have A Raging Bonus (until April 13, 2014) Sundays September 30, 2012 Present A miscellaneous video of the Smosh Games crew's choice.
Untitled (since April 20, 2014)
Let's Play Saturday Saturdays October 26, 2013 December 28, 2013 Hosts play a video game.
MariCraft Mondays April 7, 2014 Present Mari Takahashi and hosts play Minecraft.
PVP (alternatively Pvꟼ) Thursdays October 24, 2013 December 5, 2013 Hosts take turns debating each other in an aspect of video gaming.
S.A.G.N.U.T. (Smosh Action Games News Update Today) Wednesdays September 26, 2012 June 12, 2013 Jovenshire, Lasercorn, and Sohinki present video game news.
Smosh Game Bang Fridays September 28, 2012 Present Hecox, Jovenshire, Lasercorn, Padilla, Sohinki, and Takahashi play a video game, with the losers receiving an embarrassing and humorous punishment.
Smosh Games Alliance Spotlight Sundays May 19, 2013 November 24, 2013 Jovenshire, Lasercorn, and Sohinki highlight their favorite videos and members of the Smosh Games Alliance.
Smosh Games Button Bash (alternating) Tuesdays June 24, 2014 Present Hosts play and discuss video games with other YouTube personalities.
Smosh Games Review Thursdays September 27, 2012 October 17, 2013 Jovenshire, Lasercorn, or Sohinki reviews a video game.
Smosh Games VS Thursdays February 14, 2013 October 3, 2013 Two hosts play in a multiplayer online game against fans.
Super Mari Fun Time Mondays October 1, 2012 March 31, 2014 Takahashi and a guest play a video game.
Top 5 Friday Fridays (until December 27, 2013) September 28, 2012 Present One of Jovenshire, Sohinki, Lasercorn and Flitz presents his countdown of five things in an aspect of video gaming.
Top 5 Saturdays (since January 4, 2014)
Troll Patrol Mondays September 16, 2013 September 30, 2013 A two-part crossover series with another YouTube channel (The Warp Zone hosting the second part), hosts troll other players in an online game.
Why We're Single Mondays (until June 9, 2014) October 1, 2012 Present Jovenshire, Lasercorn, Sohinki and Flitz highlight specifics about video games that have affected their social life.
(alternating) Tuesdays (since June 17, 2014)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Smosh Games". YouTube. Retrieved August 4, 2014. 
  2. ^ Flitz (August 12, 2013). "50 Facts About FLitz!". YouTube. Retrieved April 13, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Wesley Johnson (WesTheEditor) on Twitter". Twitter. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 
  4. ^ IanH (September 10, 2012). "I'm A Fairy?! (Gametime w/ Smosh)". YouTube. Retrieved January 1, 2014. 
  5. ^ a b "OMG! Smosh Games!". Smosh. YouTube. September 26, 2012. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  6. ^ SmoshGames (September 26, 2012). "Zombies, Assassins, and DLC - SAGNUT 9/26/2012". YouTube. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  7. ^ Clevver Games (September 26, 2012). "Smosh Takes Over Clevver Games". YouTube. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  8. ^ Sam Gutelle (December 28, 2012). "Smosh Games Fastest Ever Channel To One Million YouTube Subscribers". Tubefilter. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  9. ^ The Jovenshire (January 17, 2013). "Welcome To The Jovenshire's Channel". YouTube. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ Lasercorn (February 26, 2013). "Welcome to My Channel of Fun and Happiness!". YouTube. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ Sohinki (February 12, 2013). "Welcome To Sohinki's Fun House! (or channel or whatever)". YouTube. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  12. ^ Sam Gutelle (March 29, 2013). "Smosh Games, Now Six Months Old, Crosses 200 Million Views". Tubefilter. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ Sam Gutelle (May 15, 2013). "Smosh Launches ‘Smosh Games Alliance’ To Feature YouTube Gamers". Tubefilter. Retrieved June 11, 2013. 
  14. ^ SmoshGames (May 15, 2013). "Join The Smosh Games Alliance!". YouTube. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  15. ^ "Smosh Super Head Esploder X". iTunes Preview. Apple Inc. May 23, 2013. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  16. ^ Smosh (February 15, 2013). "Most Violent Game Ever!?". YouTube. Retrieved July 1, 2013. 
  17. ^ "SMOSH Food Battle: THE GAME". Smosh. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  18. ^ Cohen, Joshua (July 22, 2013). "Smosh Looks To Raise $250,000 On Indiegogo For 'Food Battle' Video Game". Tubefilter. Retrieved July 23, 2013. 
  19. ^ "Smosh Games". YouTube. Retrieved July 7, 2014. 

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