YouTube's latest gaming personality is fun, eccentric, weird and very familiar. Of course, we're talking about Jack Black, who also very much knows his memes banner for the new game-focused YouTube channel he launched, Jablinksi Games, is Sakurai Kirby, and the channel will apparently see the first episode from the actress uploaded on Friday.
Jack is working on this with his son, who apparently will handle all the bag-the-camera stuff. The description under a short clip Jack posted on the channel by introducing it promises "games, food and life", so do what you want. "It gets bigger than Ninja. It's going to be bigger than PewDiePie," Jack promises in the short clip about his channel, which had already racked up nearly 380,000 subscribers at the time of this writing.
In a comment below this video, Jack adds that "there is no production behind this" and "this is my whole son. He keeps me in hostage and I can't be Tracer. Help …"
Jack, of course, is not the first celebrity to try to parlay their celebrity status in a YouTube presence, as actors such as Will Smith, Dwayne Johnson and Reese Witherspoon can attest. As The Verge notes in one piece today, but there is a small level of risk in what Jack does, since celebrities trying to do a game-focused thing like this tend to induce moaning and skepticism from hard-core players. But this is Jack, he gets what seems to be the benefit of doubt for now.
A Reddit commentator wrote that "I gave him a passport. Unlike other celebrities, it already feels like he's in the weird zone between mainstream and indie stuff." Added another comment, on the same thread: "I mean, I give some celebrities a passport, I do not hate them simply to be on the site, just to get special treatment for the site. "
Again, according to the intro video, the channel's first episode will post this Friday 28th. December. With new episodes comes every Friday afterwards.