(I won’t encourage you, but if this were a drinking game, you could drink every time you encounter the word ‘gaming’ in this article.)
Presshearttocontinue is a gaming channel run by a lovely lady named Dodger, who grew up in Oregon but moved to L.A for her job at Polaris (which belongs to Maker Studios).
‘Dodger’ is of course not her real name (and also not a reference to the L.A Dodgers) but Brooke and she’s also got a second channel that is called dexteritybonus, which is also a reference to gaming since in some games such as RPGs you can gain bonuses for your health, stamina or mana, or the various sets of skills you can acquire throughout the game.
And since Dodger is quite talented at crafting (if you don’t believe me, go check out her show Swords and Stitches) she’s got a bonus at dexterity. Geddit? Good.
After this rather lengthy (and most probably unnecessary) explanation, let’s move on to all the interesting things:
as I mentioned before her main channel presshearttocontinue is a gaming channel, on which she uploads weekly episodes of Newz ( new developments on the games market, new games that are about to be released, her favourite games, gaming phenomena such as Twitch plays Pokèmon, gaming conventions and so on).
On her main channel you can mostly find love simulations, anime games, Sherlock Holmes games and other shenanigans, games like Life is Strange (which by the way is an amazing game and you should also check out this brilliantly written review of it), and a show called Welcome to the Fandom in which she explains a certain fandom and what you need to know about it or expresses her opinion on a certain trope used in certain fandoms (e.g “How to end the world without Zombies”).
Her second channel functions more as a vlogging channel, where she used to host a show called Coffeh Time (her telling people about her day) but which is now under construction as she wants to take a break from video blogging her life.
Lastly, to come back to the aforementioned Swords and Stitches: this is also a show that she hosts (- with her friend Aaron but also alone or in collaboration with other Youtubers, such as Jesse Cox) and uploads on her main channel on which she crafts gaming related items (such as Skyrim coasters, Minecraft sweaters, Monsterhunter tables etc.).
Apart from being amazingly funny and brilliantly crafty, she’s also a talented singer.
Dodger went to University and studied theater (which explains all the craftiness and good-at-singingness) and is regularly involved in (also mostly gaming related – are you drunk already?) music productions and web series.
She also appears on two Podcasts (Co-Optional Podcast hosted by TotalBiscuit and MangaPod hosted by Happileeerin)
As I said before, Dodger is employed by Polaris (which is the gaming part of Maker Studios and which also employs the Yogscast and Pewdiepie, for instance) for which she hosts a show called DailyBite and you can maybe guess already what the show’s focus is, and a show called Friendzone, on which she hangs out with a bunch of other Youtubers for an hour and plays games. Plus, Dodger is frequently sent to conventions such as ComicCon, Blizzcon, Pax, etc to represent Polaris.
So why should you subscribe to her channel?
To be honest, this article is a tad more specific than my last one, and if you are a) not interested in videogames (or watching other people play them), b) not interested in anime/love sims shenanigans such as Hatoful Boyfriend or c) easily offended by the word ‘butts’, presshearttocontinue might not be the channel for you.
But if all this sounds interesting and intriguing to you (and you look for a female gamer that you can maybe identify with) you should definitely go check out Dodger’s channels.
She’s got a great sense of humour, a good choice in games, she’s witty and she’s got two fluffy cats that regularly appear in her videos (Sherlock and Watson, by the way).
Honestly, I’d advise you to go check out her channel in any case if you’re not the grumpiest, most ill-tempered person of all time, that is.
Sara was listening to her own bad conscience in the library, telling her she should rather continue working on her term paper than write this article.