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If want Adam Zaleski's honest opinion on gaming, you'll need to give him a couple stiff drinks first.
"Your opinion always sways on your level of intoxication," the 24-year-old explained to the Daily Dot.
"I'll go over to a friend's house and we'll be playing Fear 3 or something. We'll start, and I'll be like, 'Oh, this game's kind of cool,' you know? After an hour or so, I'm, 'This game sucks! Why am I playing it? Why is that guy there? What the hell is going on?'
The aspiring critic—a Spokane, Wash., native who molds his craft in the vein of such off-color YouTube personalities as Nostalgia Critic, My Drunk Kitchen, and Zero Punctuation—wants to take his show out of the living room and onto the Internet. Last week, Zaleski launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the $1,000 necessary to purchase cameras and video editing software and launch My Drunk @ss Reviews on YouTube.
"I want to put my own spin on it," he said. "I'll play the first 15 minutes completely sober. Then, I'll have a couple drinks and see what I think of it after."
What's Zaleski drinking? Anything he can get his hands on.
"Beers, hard alcohol, wine, whatever," he said. "Literally anything that's in the fridge."
That's when the conversation starts flowing. Zaleski's goal with the series: loud, obnoxious analysis that’s still straight enough for the kids to watch. (He also wants to sell DVDs once he's built up a larger fan base.)
"I'm not going to be getting naked on YouTube or anything, but you know, the long videos will end up calling for a few more drinks."
Kickstarter: My Drunk @ss Reviews
- Location: Spokane, Wash.
- Summary: An enthusiastic gamer wants to get drunk and critique video games on YouTube.
- Goal: $1,000
- Amount raised as of press time: $0
- Days Left: 22
- Best Buy: $100 backers receive producer credits as well as a cameo in a review of their choice.
Photo via Kickstarter