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Watching other people play and talk about video games on the Internet is almost as popular as actually playing video games on the Internet. On this edition of What’s Popular on YouTube Japan?, we take a look at the most popular video game-related videos released in the last month. Let’s have a geeky good time.

5.Fortnite Mobile Version iOS delivered today and server down!? EPIC GAMES Account Creation Method Fortnite

Shuza Games / SiiSaaGames

Shuza Games/SiiSgaGames created a handy tutorial to walk you through making a free account for Fortnite. And that’s about it. I’m not sure what the iOS server down part of the title means, because he doesn’t mention anything about that in the video. Maybe the server to create a free account was down on the day it released. Your guess is as good as mine.

If you’re interested in making an Epic Games account to play Fortnite in Japanese and you can speak Japanese, then this video may be useful for you. Out of all the people reading this right now, I’m guessing that would be approximately 0% of you.

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トレキ -TREKI Games-

Do you want to watch a Japanese streamer play through the last 4 and a half hours of Final Fantasy 5? Then, Treki Games can help you out with that.

If you’ve ever watched a live stream, you know what to expect. Lots of stopping and starting as the streamer reads comments from his viewers and lots of commentary.

This video has the added bonus of being about a JRPG, so if you’re patience is already low for older games from this genre, you may be at your wits end just looking at the title. Enough other people found it interesting enough for it to land at the number 4 spot on our list, though.

3. Splatoon 2  Nanato collaboration league match! First Part

Hanjou’s Youtube Channel

Hanjou’s Youtube Channel offers some commentary on a Splatoon 2 league match. Those interested in professional gaming may find this exciting (and I guess they did judging from the 38,000 views as of this writing), but there’s nothing else going on in this video.

With e-sports and professional gaming continuing to gain steam, I expect that we’ll see a lot more of these kinds of videos becoming popular on YouTube. It’s really interesting how video games have begun to turn into spectator sports. Maybe this is just revealing my age, but I remember when kids were fighting to get a chance to play a game. Now everyone is just content to watch. The times they are a-changin’.

2. Trump’s Meeting on Violent Games [Gaming News]

EpicNameBro

EpicNameBro, aka Marcus, is an American YouTuber and live streamer who started his channel while he was living in Japan. He’s known mostly for his insight and play for the Dark Souls series, but has had many videos dissecting and commenting on the video game industry throughout his career on YouTube.

This video talks about the recent meeting that Donald Trump held on violent video games. Marcus summarizes the meeting and presents his opinion. It’s an interesting watch if you’re interested in the state of video games in America in 2018, which apparently hasn’t changed much since 1998.

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PDRさん

The top two videos on our list this week both deal with the same issue. It’s pretty interesting, because we can get a view from an English-language source who lives in the country and a Japanese-language source from outside the country.

While EpicNameBro focused on the points of the meeting, PDR focuses on America’s obsession with blaming media whenever a violent event takes place. He does an admirable job of educating his audience and trying to get them to understand the situation and the deeper causes.

Whether or not you agree with what either of these two say is a matter of political opinion and something that goes beyond the bounds of this article. Go argue in the YouTube comments

That’s all for this week. I hope everyone learned a valuable lesson about video games and violence. What that lesson is I’ll leave up to you. Next time, let’s groove to some YouTube beats.

This list was compiled on 3/14/2018 using Tubular.

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