Game news Thanks to a virtual Youtuber, two diametrically opposed communities unite on an improbable game
Published on 01/12/2023 at 15:48
Virtual Youtuber (or vtuber) Shishiro Botan has been lending a lot of attention to an already popular game lately. In a story worthy of a Kamoulox, two communities met and fell in love unexpectedly. Here is the anecdote of a great internet story!
Two entities that everything opposes A mad love is born
Two entities that everything opposes
Deep Rock Galactic is not excessively known in our regions, it must be admitted. However, it has been a small hit since its release in May 2020. Hailed by critics, it has a very honorable average of 85/100 on Metacritic and JV’s editorial staff gave it a score of 15/20 when it was released. This cooperative first-person shooter allows you to experience the crazy adventures of space dwarves. On Steam, it has just over 140,000 ratings, overwhelmingly positive overall, and its popularity extends to Game Pass as well. However, following recent events, this popularity is likely to grow since a community very far from that which usually inhabits the planets of this game developed by Ghost Ship Games has just landed there. But why?
Do you know Shishiro Botan? No ? It’s about from a Japanese streamer. which brings together more than a million subscribers on her Youtube channel, where she posts the VODs of her lives. If you’ve ever read the title, you already know that she’s not a streamer like the others. In effect, she is a virtual Youtuber/streamer, also called vtubeuse. The latter was created by Hololive. This firm is the leader in the field of virtual influencers, an underrated entertainment sector in France. Just like classic streamers, she lives on a variety of games, and she recently spent no less than 2 hours and 36 minutes on Deep Rock Galactic. She mined pebbles and crystals galore in front of more than 10,000 viewers (160,000 with VOD) who immediately liked the concept of the game, going so far as to buy it themselves on Steam. A noob’s arrival in a game that has had its own community for years, it looked like an announced drama… And yet, the miracle happened.
A mad love is born
Unsuspectedly, the two communities, very distant from each other, got along perfectly. A Deep Rock Galactic player directly delivered a message of peace and love on Reddit. On this forum a crazy idyll took shape and this user, baptized OechSenpai, declared: “Attention, brothers and sisters. We have a very big Japanese Hololive streamer, Shishiro Botan, playing DRG right now. Expect a massive amount of new players.” Japanese Shishiro Botan enthusiasts took to the game, and veterans of the latter welcomed them with open arms to teach them the basics of space mining. Quickly, memes appeared to seal this sacred union.
This whole story and its unfolding surprised some fans of the cat-eared vtuber. They thought that the Deep Rock Galactic community would not welcome their massive arrival. User Twinkiman says, for example, “I’ve been playing this game for a while, but only recently ‘joined’ the community. Honestly, I’m a bit surprised by the response to this situation. I would have thought a lot of people would have hated a bunch of weebs joining this game. The more players the better!” This frank camaraderie does not seem to be new: indeed, many Steam reviews highlight the benevolence of the community. Like what, great minds meet!