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->''[[MemeticMutation D'oh, I missed!]]''

''[[http://www.youtube.com/user/TheRunawayGuys The Runaway Guys]]'' are a collaborative group of [[LetsPlay Let's Players]] on Website/YouTube, comprising {{LetsPlay/ProtonJon}}, {{LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun}}, and {{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}}. Chugga is in charge of maintaining the channel, although Jon has made posts and comments for the channel as well. For the first two years, updates usually only occurred every Saturday, but this was changed to Saturday, Tuesday, and Thursday following an announcement on February 8th, 2013. Videos for ''Mario Party'' games (starting with the third) and ''Fortune Street'' are also posted daily (each board beginning on Saturday and continuing every day until its end).

Their first Let's Play premiered on February 5, 2011. The three of them were the only ones participating, but many of their later videos have featured [[SpecialGuest additional players]].

Along with their official long-running [=LPs=], they have done one-shot filler [=LPs=] (labeled "The Runaway Gaiden"), tournaments featuring multitudes of guest players, and side collab projects that they gradually update and use as filler between regular projects.

On occasion at PennyArcade Expo (PAX), the Runaway Guys have their own panel, called ''Thrown Controllers'', essentially a game show inspired by ''NickArcade''. In its debut at PAX East 2012, two teams took turns answering questions and playing video game challenges, either against each other, solo, or against members of the audience. At PAX Prime 2012, they {{retool}}ed the game ([[MurphysLaw mostly due to the previous iteration being plagued by technical problems and a sluggish pace]]) into a single-person quiz show with challenges, similar to the initial concept except for one person at a time, and this is how it has been done since. Many prizes are awarded at these panels, ranging from character pins from Fangamer to (as a grand prize) an actual video game console, such as a Nintendo3DS or a WiiU.

They have a ShoutOut page [[ShoutOut/TheRunawayGuys here]], a Character Sheet [[Characters/TheRunawayGuys here]], a HoYay page [[HoYay/TheRunawayGuys here]], an EpicFail page [[EpicFail/TheRunawayGuys here]], and a DrinkingGame [[DrinkingGame/TheRunawayGuys here]].

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!! Current Project
* ''VideoGame/RaymanOrigins''

!! Games the Runaway Guys have Let's Played:
* ''VideoGame/MarioParty''
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosWii'' (ft. LetsPlay/JoshJepson)
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl (Subspace Emissary)]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 2]]''
* ''VideoGame/KirbysReturnToDreamLand''
* ''VideoGame/WiiParty''
* ''VideoGame/LittleBigPlanet'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}})
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBrosU'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{JoshJepson}})
* ''VideoGame/CastleCrashers'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}})
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 3]]''
* ''[[VideoGame/WarioWare Wario Ware Inc.: Mega Party Game$]]''
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperLuigiU''
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 4]]''
* ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom''

!!Side Collabs:
* ''[[VideoGame/ItadakiStreet Fortune Street]]'': Yoshi's Island, The Observatory (ft. LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}), Mario Stadium (ft. LetsPlay/{{JoshJepson}}), Slimenia (ft. LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}}), Delfino Plaza (ft. [=SuperJeenius=]), Mt. Magmageddon (ft. [[LetsPlay/MasaeAnela MasaeAnela]])
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioParty Mario Party 3]]'': Duel Mode
* ''VideoGame/DokaponKingdom''
* ''Series/WheelOfFortune''[[note]]THQ's 2012 Wii U version[[/note]]

!!Tournaments:
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'': Round Robin Tournament. The first of the three ''Smash'' tournaments, held between [[{{LetsPlay/Chuggaaconroy}} Chugga]], [[{{LetsPlay/ProtonJon}} Jon]], and [[LetsPlay/{{NintendoCapriSun}} NCS]].
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Brawl]]'', with 10 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]LetsPlay/JoshJepson, LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, [=ALoyalGamer=], LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}}, LetsPlay/{{Donnabellez}}, LetsPlay/{{SKArmedageddon}}, and [[WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} Diabetus]][[/labelnote]]. This tournament was double-elimination style (if you lose a round, you go to the loser's bracket. If you lose another round, you're out of the tournament).
* ''[[VideoGame/MarioTennis Mario Power Tennis]]'', with 9 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]LetsPlay/JoshJepson, LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, [=CloudFangLP=], [=PurpleRodri=], [=ALoyalGamer=], and [[WebVideo/IsItAGoodIdeaToMicrowaveThis Jon Paula]][[/labelnote]]. This tournament was single-elimination style (if you lose a match, you're out of the tournament).
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros'' again, this time with 16 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}}, [=PurpleRodri=], LetsPlay/{{Donnabellez}}, LetsPlay/{{Pcull44444}}, LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}}, LetsPlay/StephenPlays (both Stephen and Mallory), LetsPlay/{{AttackingTucans}}, LetsPlay/{{JoshJepson}}, and the crew from [[LetsPlay/WiiRikeToPray WiiRikeToPray]][[/labelnote]]. Double-elimination style.
* ''VideoGame/MarioKartDoubleDash'', with 22 competitors (2 on a team) [[labelnote:featuring]]Curly Mustaches ([=CloudFangLP=] and [=GaiaCrusher9=]), Purple Pwniez ([=SullyPwnz=] and [=PurpleRodri=]), LetsPlay/StephenPlays (Stephen and Mallory), [=PressBallsToContinue=] (LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}} and [[WebVideo/PressHeartToContinue Dodger]]), Beard Willis (LetsPlay/ProtonJon and WebVideo/TheCompletionist), Orange Yoshis ([=MunchingOrange=] and [=YoshiToMario=]), Jepsons (LetsPlay/NintendoCapriSun and LetsPlay/JoshJepson), [=StreetPassers=] (LetsPlay/{{Chuggaaconroy}} and [[LetsPlay/MasaeAnela MasaeAnela]]), Koopa Krew ([=SirEnobmort=] and [=KoopaKungFu=]), WebVideo/{{Retsupurae}} (Slowbeef and Diabetus), and 41 Pimps ([=ShadowMario41=] and [=MadameWario=])[[/labelnote]]. Single-elimination style.
* ''[[VideoGame/BombermanLive Bomberman Live: Battlefest]]'', with 24 competitors [[labelnote:featuring]]WebVideo/{{Brutalmoose}}, [=MasaeAnela=], [=PurpleRodri=], [=StephenPlays=] (Stephen and Mallory), The Completionist, Dodger, [=LiamSixx=], [=MunchingOrange=], [=KoopaKungFu=], [=SirEnobMort=], [=SullyPwnz=], Lucahjin, [=AttackingTucans=], Jon Paula, [=ALoyalGamer=], Pcull44444, [=KoshiSushi=], [=SpaceHamster=], and [=WiiRikeToPray=] (Chris and Tyson)[[/labelnote]]. Single-elimination style.

!!The Runaway Gaiden:
* ''VideoGame/SuperSmashBros''
* ''VideoGame/MarioKart64''
* ''VideoGame/WiiSports''
* ''VideoGame/NewSuperMarioBros2'' (Coin Rush mode)
* ''[[VideoGame/{{Burnout}} Burnout Revenge]]'' (ft. LetsPlay/{{Lucahjin}} and LetsPlay/{{MasaeAnela}})
* ''VideoGame/WiiPlay''

!!Upcoming:
* ''[[VideoGame/SuperSmashBros Super Smash Bros. Melee]]'' tournament (revealed on [[LetsPlay/{{StephenPlays}} StephenVlog]])
* ''VideoGame/KirbyAirRide'' as filler with LetsPlay/{{SuperJeenius}} (revealed on one of [[LetsPlay/{{ProtonJon}} ProtonJon's]] streams)

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!Their Let's Play videos have provided examples of:
[[index]]
* '''[[TheRunawayGuys/MainLetsPlays Main Let's Plays]]'''
* '''[[TheRunawayGuys/OtherVideos Other Videos]]'''
[[/index]]
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-->''[[RunningGag Bye guys!]]''
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