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Yo Videogames is the alternate channel of Maximilian Christiansen (aka "Maximilian Dood") created November 24, 2011, dedicated to playthroughs of video games that aren't of the Fighting variety. Usually accompanied by Dr. Doom's actor for Assist Me Matthew Simmons (Although there may be more people or just Max on his own), Max goes through various videogames, either by playing them himself or by coaching someone else (usually Simmons). When it comes to livestreaming (which happens on Max's channel on most weekends), Max and Simmons are usually joined by their friends Kenny O'Brian and Steve Springer. In 2017 Max's wife Jessica started a cooking channel dubbed "PB & JaeJae", where she's joined by guest chefs like Max's sister Tess or (on Mother's Day) by Max's mother.

The early videos were recorded in one sitting in some cases. However, they started livestreaming their playthroughs after the footage from their Donkey Kong Country Returns playthrough got corrupted and then, uploading them parts by parts. Their livestreaming channel is here. For the Youtube channel, click here.

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  • AcCENT upon the Wrong SylLABle: Played for Laughs; Max pronounces Cloud Strife's Limit Break Meteorain as "Meaty-Orean" rather than "Meteo-Rain", but insists that he's right and everyone else is wrong.
  • A Playthrough In The Limelight: Some games in this channel are played by Simmons.
  • A Date with Rosie Palms: Their playthrough of Batman Arkham VR heavily features the motion of it, but not the actual act.
  • Arc Words: If they play a Donkey Kong game, the most recurring three words? Bananas and Sex.
    • Whenever they see a bird or something bird-related in video games, expect Simmons to shout "BURD!".
  • Animal Motifs: If Tokyo Jungle is anything to go by, dogs (Pomeranians, to be precise) for Max, Saber-toothed tigers for Matt.
  • Atomic F-Bomb: Where it is the most prominent in any Maximilian-related media.
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    • Cluster F-Bomb: Also happens when the guys get salty, with Kenny being a particular offender ("Fuck off, fucko!").
  • Author Appeal: Max likes to play characters that look like him (blonde hair and red clothing).
  • Backseat Gaming: As with many streamers, Max only wants gameplay advice if he asks for it, and doesn't appreciate people who shout at him while he plays a game and try to order him around. In fact, if you nag at Max to try and make him do something, odds are good he'll do the exact opposite of what you're sayingnote .
  • Bash Brothers: If the game allows co-op, expect Max and Matt to team up. More people may show up, depending on if it allows more than two players.
  • Berserk Button: Do NOT say "Shut up and play the game already!" in Max's chatroom. At best, you're getting a ten minute time-out from one of the moderators; if Max himself catches you, you're getting perma-banned. You have been warned.
  • Blatant Lies: One of Max's Running Gags is giving innocuous definitions for inappropriate Japanese terms. For example, claiming that "paizuri" is a Mexican dish prepared in Japan, when it's actually a sexual term.
  • Born Unlucky: Max tends to have horrible luck in Mario Party. It's to the point that his first victory was cause for massive celebration.
  • Bowdlerise: Max was extremely censor-happy in the Gal*Gun: Double Peace series. Justified because he didn't want his channel banned from Twitch for illicit content.
  • Breather Episode: If we can consider the Super Mario Bros two-parter where Simmons retro coaches Max through the game to be one...
  • Butt-Monkey: Steve gets a lot of playful abuse from both the guys and the stream chat (who refer to him as "Steeb"). Popular targets include him "ducking"note , his love of Sheeva, his belief that Ryu and Chun Li are an Official Couple, and his insistence that Highschool of the Dead is deeper than it looks. It's all in good fun though.
    • However, if Mario Party is in effect, Max fills the spot. To put things in perspective, Steve fares infinitely better in this series than Max, and he even won a game!
  • Catchphrase: The guys each have a couple:
    • Max: "Dank horseshit", "You a bitch!"
    • Simmons: "WOMAN!"
    • Steve: "Hokey", "The STOOOOOOORY!"
    • Kenny: "Five time!" "Twenty-one!"
  • Call-Back: A viewer, during Max's playthrough of Asura's Wrath, subscribed by the username Fruit_And_Fornication.
  • Crippling Overspecialization: Max is typically good at fighters and Call of Duty, he's a bit of an idiot otherwise...
  • Crossover: Max is buddies with the Super Best Friends, who will come over and hang out every once in a while.
  • Crazy Awesome: About 90% of what Asura does in Asura's Wrath is due to The Power of HYPE!
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: If there is a game where Max passes his controller to Matt, chances are, Matt will change the controls for something suitable to himself.
  • Early Installment Weirdness: Went through a few major changes in terms of the content he produced:
    • His earliest content was actually raw camera footage of himself playing games like 3rd Strike and Modern Warfare, and did a lot of content for Call of Duty games at the same time he did the initial episodes of Assist Me. For a spell after becoming more popular, he had very early Let's Plays on his main channel instead of Yo Videogames!, which he wouldn't create until 2012. From that point on, he kept his main channel to covering fighting game news and such while leaving LPs and one-offs on Yo Videogames!, where he would collaborate more with Simmons.
    • His first year running Yo Videogames had most of his Let's Plays and such recorded in advance. By the time his playthrough of Donkey Kong Country Returns had to be delayed due to equipment issues, he began livestreaming on Twitch instead. By 2014, Max would produce almost all of his content on Twitch, with stream archives being distributed between both channels. It was by this point his friends and wife would become more active participants by showing up on occasion during the weekend streams.
  • Easter Egg: Donating specific amounts of money to the stream will trigger special music/sounds:
    • $7.77: The victory fanfare from Final Fantasy VII. As of September 23, 2016, this has been updated to include an animation of Max rising up dressed as Cloud and brandishing the Buster Sword.
    • $8.95: "Rules of Nature"...played on the kazoo.
    • $10: Updated animation as of November 2016. "The Touch" by Stan Bush plays, while Max designed as Optimus Prime rolls in with sound effects from classic arcade racing games like Daytona USA before turning back into a car and riding away.
    • $19.95: "Coming to your home in 1995, only on Nintendo Ultra 64!"
    • $21: A clip of Kenny's shining moment from Dead or Alive Xtreme: "TWENTY-ONE! I WON! SUCK MAH DICK!!"
    • $23: Similar to Kenny's 21 clip, only it's Max: "23! TWENTY THREE! SUCK MAH DICK!"
      • Originally, a clip of the Tekken 3 announcer saying "CHICKEN!" and a snippet of Jin Kazama's theme playing.
    • $25: Simmons hamming it up as Emperor Palpatine: "Yesss! UNLIMITED POWAAAAAH!!!!"
    • $50 and higher (that doesn't have a specific clip): A snippet of music from AKIRA accompanied by an animation of Max mutating like Tetsuo (but still giving a thumbs up).
    • $55.55: "CAN YOU DIG IT, SUCKA?!" (A reference to Kenny portraying Booker T in an Assist Me Christmas Special.)
    • $69.69: A snippet of the song "Max, Don't Have Sex With Your Ex" by E-ROTIC of Dance Dance Revolution fame.
    • $108.95: "The Only Thing I Know For Real" (A reference to one of the Twitch chat moderators who became well-known for donating this amount periodically.)
    • $200 and higher. An animation of Max's Evil Counterpart The Scrublord, with Cloud's head on his spiked pauldron, walking out from the shadows, punching the fourth wall and giving his best Evil Laugh. All while the beginning of Trailblazer plays, followed by the No Mercy Scare Chord and finally the KI 2013 announcer saying "Godlike."
      • Originally this was for everything above $300, then above $230.
  • Failed a Spot Check: Max, while fighting Donkey Kong Country 2's final boss, did NOT noticed that he needed to deliver another hit to beat him.
  • Fantastic Racism: Played for Laughs; during Bethesda's E3 2018 presentation the guys adopted a pretend hatred for Argonians, the Lizard Folk from the Elder Scrolls games.
  • Five-Man Band: Taking into account all of Max's recurring players, we have:
  • Freak Out: Played for Laughs; when the guys were playing Soul Calibur VI and browsing through other peoples' custom characters, they ended up finding a Maximilian. Max ran from the room screaming.
  • Gamer Chick: Max's wife, Jessica, is this to some regard. She isn't much of a hardcore gamer, but sometimes joins her husband in some of his Let's Plays. Notably, she made a full playthrough of Ni no Kuni with Max (both are big Studio Ghibli fans) and absolutely adores Ori and the Blind Forest. She also participates in rounds of Super Smash Bros. and Mario Party with the crew, and is very good at puzzle games to the point where she was the boss of their Puyo Puyo Tetris Boss Rage video. There's also the fact that not only did Max get Jessica into Monster Hunter: World, but she ended up playing it even more than him (though the fact that Max had to stop for a while to cover new fighting games did slow him down a bit).
    • There's also Max's sister Tess (X-23 from Assist Me), who is an avid Crazy Taxi fan, but is only well-versed in games she and Max have played together growing up, like Super Mario Bros..
  • Halloween Cosplay: In a Mario Party 8 playthrough, Max is dressed as Jeff Lebowski, Simmons as Walter Sobchak, Jessica as Stitch and Steve as K. Oh, and Benny is a lobster.
  • Jump Scare: Something of a Running Gag; whenever Max gets really into a game (like he did with Dark Souls II) you can expect Jessica to sneak up behind him and do something like crumple a paper bag or get his attention while wearing a monster mask, just to mess with his head. It always works.
  • Keet: Kenny
  • The Knights Who Say "Squee!": Max came back from EVO 2017 and reported that he kept running into big names in the FGC (like Akira Nishitani, one of the men who helped create Street Fighter II, and Daigo Umehara) who said they were big fans of his work, which utterly stunned him since these are people he himself admires.
    • Team Four Star are also fans of Max (though during the Dragon Ball Fighterz open beta, they jokingly claimed that he was ducking them). In turn, Max confirmed that he'd been watching Dragon Ball Z Abridged in order to get up to speed on DBZ before FighterZ comes out (and he used the Ghost Nappa song in his Nappa breakdown video). It helps that both groups are friends with Matt McMuscles.
    • Max is a huge fan of Jim Lee, so naturally he had this reaction when Jim subscribed to his channel.
    • Max and Jirard Khalil are friends as well, and will occasionally pop into each others' Twitch streams in order to donate large amounts of money for gift subs.
    • Final Fantasy VII is Max's all-time favorite video game, so he was understandably moved to tears when Yoshinori Kitase, the director of Final Fantasy VII Remake, asked him for a picture and revealed that the development team used his reaction to the reveal trailer as inspiration whenever they were feeling down.
  • Know-Nothing Know-It-All: Played for Laughs; Max and co. will often claim they are experts in things that they clearly have no interest or understanding of, most often seen when they are faced with a reference to Japanese anime or games. Even when the chat tries to correct them they'll ignore it and claim they are right.
  • Mistaken Nationality: While streaming Cuphead, someone tried to troll by saying "Max is such a weeb that he married a Japanese woman". Max's response: "MY WIFE IS CHINESE, FUCKFACE!"
  • Name's the Same: invoked Played for Laughs when the guys played through Resident Evil 6, which features an antagonist named Derek C. Simmons.
    Leon: No! It wasn't her — it was Simmons!
    Matt: SLANDER! LIES!
  • Never My Fault: A Running Gag in Max's stream, with him blaming the chatroom for his failures, and if the chat points him towards an item or secret he almost missed then he'll act like the opposite is what really happened. Of course, he's just being facetious for the sake of humor.
  • No, You: Kenny tends to lapse into this when he's upset, even if it makes absolutely no sense. For example, while playing Overcooked:
    Max: Kenny, the meat's on fire!
    Kenny: You're on fire!
  • Phrase Catcher: Whenever Jessica kicks butt in a video game (especially Super Smash Bros.), you can expect Simmons to shout "WOMAN!" More specifically, whenever she gets the Smash Ball he says "WHY DOES WOMAN ALWAYS GET IT?!"
  • The Power of Rock: When the guys played through Resident Evil 4 in early 2017, Andrew remarked that the only way the game could possibly be better was if there was a sick guitar riff every time Leon Roundhouse Kicked a zombie. So naturally, the Hype & Rage compilation video does exactly that.
  • Rage Quit: Simmons came very close to this during his run in Mega Man 2: The Wily Wars especially after he died nearly at the same time as the boss. It took the fans to bring him to finish it.
  • Real Life Writes the Plot: Just before EVO 2018, Max said that his "Fighting History" series of videosnote  had to be put on hiatus because Benny has taken to acting more unruly when on camera as he's gotten older, which made filming the show nigh impossible.
  • Ridiculously Cute Critter: Benny.
  • Self-Deprecation: Max will occasionally make fun of the videos he made back before he hit it big. He especially loves mocking his old Call of Duty instructional videos past where he just narrated over gameplay in a very dry, analytical manner, calling his younger self an "asshole" and saying that nobody should listen to someone who sounds that bored when he plays a game.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: Max when he's freaked out, which he acknowledged by adding an emote of Homer Simpson screaming to the channel.
  • Screw This, I'm Outta Here!: One of Max's Running Gags; if he sees or hears something that he considers "too much", he'll pretend to end the stream early by cuing up the outro sequence.
  • Series Mascot: As usual, Benny, Max's pomeranian. Some of his playthroughs even includes a Benny-cam.
    • Taken to an extreme where the Benny-cam is on while Max plays Tokyo Jungle as a pomeranian.
  • Sir Swears-a-Lot: Everybody here doesn't exactly have a clean mouth, but Simmons stands out the most, with Max right behind him.
  • Shout-Out: Simmons is prone to this.
    • The animated intro ends with a sequence based off of the opening to YuYu Hakusho, with the doods falling towards the camera and ending when the main character (Yusuke/Max) points at the viewer.
  • Suspiciously Specific Denial: For Bandai Namco's official Soul Calibur VI livestreams, Max created a custom character named Lady M. Aria, an undead blood hunter with a separable double sword, who is totally an original character and has absolutely nothing to do with any popular video games out there. The same goes for Kenny's custom character, Justice Rider.
  • Triumphant Reprise: At the end of the Blood Iori Boss Rage, the Slam Jam Remix of Guile's Theme plays when Guile lands the finishing blow on Blood Iori.
  • Troll: Another Running Gag is Max trying to weed out disruptive people in the chatroom by saying deliberately provocative things about something popular; Super Smash Bros. Melee is a recurring target, with Max saying it's not a real fighting game and that people who play it dosn't shower. This usually includes a moment where Max Stage Whispers into the microphone "I'm trying to get rid of the twelve-year-olds, chatroom!"
    • All of the guys (but especially Simmons) love trolling anime fans by talking shit about modern shows and trends like Moe. That said, they were all anime fans in the pastnote , there are indications that they like more of modern anime than they let on (Max seems to have more than a passing knowledge of Fullmetal Alchemist, while Kenny is a fan of My Hero Academia and One-Punch Man and tried to get Steve to watch Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann).
  • Unsportsmanlike Gloating: One of the features of the crew's Mario Party streams is the "pop-offs", wherein the winner gets the chance to celebrate while a song of their choice plays. Kenny is the undisputed king of this, since he typically shouts so loud that it leaves him hoarse afterwards (and in one memorable instance he got on the ground and air-humped like Voldo while shouting "SUCK MY DICK!").
  • Viewers Are Geniuses: Since the most recent videos are now from his livestreams, Max got assistance from his channel's chatbox. Some cases involve subscribers having tips and statements as usernames. However, some of them, on the other hand...
    • Dark Souls II was the pinnacle of this: the stream was full of trolls which caused Max and Matt to fail repeatedly.
  • Vitriolic Best Buds: In a strange sense, Max has this relationship with his regular chat audience: He regularly makes fun of them (often acting like an abusive father), and they try to troll him right back. However, Max also makes it clear how much he appreciates his audience for being great people, saying that he's proud to have one of if not THE best chatroom on all of Twitch, and obviously the viewers wouldn't be there if they didn't enjoy Max's content and personality.
  • What Happened to the Mouse?: Most of the games in Max's catalogue have yet to see the end. Granted, Max's library is HUGE, to the point where the amount of game he's actually finished can be counted on one hand easily.
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