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If you like watching gaming commentaries, you’ve most likely heard of PewdiePie. A few years ago, PewdiePie made a contest that would earn the winners a shoutout on his YouTube Channel. That is how Jacksepticeye, or Sean McLoughlin, became famous.
Sean is the youngest of his family born February 7, 1990 in Ireland to a family of 2 brothers and 2 sisters. He was best friends with the sister born right before him throughout his childhood. He loved to climb trees and as a result his favorite superhero was spiderman!
Sean’s interest in video games began at about the age of 5-7. His siblings didn’t really like to play so he made friends who would play with him. The first gaming system he owned was the Nintendo Gameboy, as he describes it, “the really big gray brick”. His favorite game to play on it was Pokemon Blue. He says his mother surprised him with the game and that it came directly from China.
The next gaming system he owned was the Play Station 1 which he got when he was about 7. Sean says he played it all the time! Because he did, he never really did that well in school. He never failed anything but found it difficult to concentrate.
Right around the time he got his first girlfriend at 16, his parents decided to move closer to his grandmother which he says “was unfortunately out in the middle of absolutely nowhere.” He moved into a small wooden cabin. When he started YouTube, he says it was a good thing because he could shout as loud as he wanted and no one could hear him. For those of you who watch his videos, well, now you know!
He went on to go to college and studied Music Technology which he was really passionate about. Unfortunately Sean was never really happy there. After 2 years, he decided to leave. During this time, he and his girlfriend broke up after 4 years. As a result he got really lonely and went online to find people to talk to which is where he met his girlfriend from Korea!
Sean went to visit his girlfriend and after returning to Ireland decided to go back to college and was determined to move to Korea to teach English there. This is when his YouTube career started. He had seen gamers and wanted to try that. However he didn’t actually start with doing gaming commentaries. Instead he started doing impressions.
After watching more gamers, Sean uploaded his first gaming commentary and things just went from there! He gave his channel the name “jacksepticeye” because when he was younger, he got an injury during soccer resulting in an eye infection. His friends gave him the nick-name Jack septic eye. After awhile, someone sent him a message about PewdiePie’s shoutout contest. He decided to enter knowing that he probably wouldn’t win but just wanted to try. He says “There were hundreds of thousands of other applicants and I said ‘Yeah, this is never gonna happen.’”
Sean had forgotten all about the contest when he was sitting at his desk reading the comments on his videos and suddenly his phone “absolutely exploded.” He decided to check the subscriber count and saw that the numbers were skyrocketing! He had no idea what was going on! Then he saw more comments and messages about the shoutout contest and realized that he was one of the winners.
This gave him the motivation he needed to go full-drive into YouTube. He was still in college studying Hotel Management but all his attention was now on YouTube. He decided not to quit this time, however, and finished his courses and passed all his exams. Since May of 2014 he as been doing YouTube full-time. He now lives in an apartment in the city with all his friends.
Sean gives all the credit of his success to his viewers and now has almost 9 million subscribers. He may come across very strongly in many of his gaming videos but you see that he is very humble and just honestly enjoys what he does. Check him out here!
Who is your favorite YouTuber? Let us know in the comments below!
The information from this article has come from a video “Draw my Life” from Sean, or jacksepticeye himself in 2014. His videos have gotten progressively better and are very entertaining to watch. Check it out!
Making the world of cars better and faster, Dodge and Chevrolet really pushed the limits with the new vehicles. Introducing the new 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat v.s the 2015 Chevrolet Camaro.
With 580 hp the Chevrolet Camaro it is one of the strongest sports cars right now. Turning on the 6.2 liter V8 brings out the outstanding rumble. $56,800 for the automatic coupe, while the Hellcat is priced at $58,258. The Hellcat does come with a 6.2 liter v8 as well but pushes out a whopping 707 hp. The supercharger yells as you can accelerate. At 556 lb-ft the Camaro doesn’t come close to the 650 lb-ft. The Hellcat will hit 60 in 3.6 seconds while the Zl1 does it in 4.1 seconds.
Do you have a car you would like to know more about? Would you like to have two cars go head-to-head? Leave a comment.
Say hello to the void, a virtual reality theme park based in Pleasant Grove, Utah. If you don’t know what virtual reality is, I’ll tell you. It’s basically a world designed in the digital realm. So basically a first person view of a digital world that is designed by game developers. There are different types of companies that are trying to create a virtual reality so people can game at home. But The Void is trying to do something different, they are trying to run a sort of, “arcade” if you will, which is a great idea. They are using a companies VR tech named Rapture. It will have a headset chest piece and other objects, such as swords, shields, and guns etc. It should be a very eventful and prosperous company because no one or company has tried something like this. I wonder how many maps will actually be created. They could do so many things with the different amounts of maps and different terrains that can be made. I also wonder how well the graphics of the maps will be, because of the scaling of the map to life-size proportions. All in all, it should be awesome.
What do you think of the void? Let us know in a comment down below.
Google has announce they will make their own cellular plan. That’s pretty cool in my opinion. It’s fun to wonder with all the possibilities that google could use to improve all of their phones and the cell phone scene. The project is called google FI. It is an awesome service that could make a difference. So basically the run down is they charge you for however many gigabytes that you choose. They start with 3 gigabytes for $30.00, and so on and so forth. That is a really interesting way to go about it. That is also a way to attract a lot of customers. The really interesting is if you don’t use all of the data you are getting charged for the month, the data you have used is paid back to you. That is super exciting. That would save a lot of money for people to do. I think that people would love this because then they would be able to spend money on other things and would be able to have more fun and do things people actually like doing. This project opens up so many opportunities. A cool thing would Google enabling places that use Google Fiber to get better connection.
What do you think of Google Fi? Let us know in a comment down below.
This week the White house held the correspondent’s dinner and some pretty funny events ensued throughout the dinner. But should the dinner be held to a higher standard and be more conservative. I liked that they decided to do the anger translator and that they had a funny dialogue. That was probably the highlight of the dinner. Also a comedian had something to say about people. Cecily Strong talked about a variety of things, but the one thing she said that stood out was, “Since I’m only a comedian, I’m not going to try and tell you comedians how to do politics. That would be like you guys telling me what to do with my body. I mean, can you even imagine? Crazy.” That is really powerful to me, for some reason. If you don’t know how to do something, don’t tell other people how to do it. I think people do that a bit too often, and people don’t realize that.
Back to the anger translator: if you haven’t watched Comedy Central’s Key and Peele, one of the skit’s that is more known to the public is Obama’s anger translator. One of the actors plays Obama, and the other one plays his anger translator. They incorporated that into the correspondents dinner. What did you think of the correspondents dinner? Leave a comment down below.