Markiplier

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Markiplier
BornMark Edward Fischbach
(1989-06-28) June 28, 1989 (age 24)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Cincinnati
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian, internet personality, video game commentator
Years active2012 - present
Known forDrunk Minecraft
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Slender: The Eight Pages
SCP - Containment Breach
Internet information
Web alias(es)Markiplier
Wilfred Warfstache
Website
markiplier.com
 
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Markiplier
BornMark Edward Fischbach
(1989-06-28) June 28, 1989 (age 24)
Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.
ResidenceLos Angeles, California
NationalityAmerican
Alma materUniversity of Cincinnati
OccupationActor, voice actor, comedian, internet personality, video game commentator
Years active2012 - present
Known forDrunk Minecraft
Surgeon Simulator 2013
Slender: The Eight Pages
SCP - Containment Breach
Internet information
Web alias(es)Markiplier
Wilfred Warfstache
Website
markiplier.com

Mark Edward Fischbach (born June 28, 1989), more prominently known by his YouTube channel handle Markiplier, is an American actor, voice actor, comedian, internet personality, and video game commentator. Originally from Honolulu, Hawaii, Fischbach is currently based in Los Angeles, California.[1] As of April 29, 2014, his channel has over 2,250,000 subscribers,[2][3] over 490,000,000 total views, and is the 243rd most subscribed channel on YouTube.[4] Fischbach specializes in Let's Play gameplay commentary videos, commonly of the survival horror/action video game genre. He is best known for his commentary during gameplay.[5][6]

Early life[edit]

Career[edit]

Internet videos[edit]

Fischbach first joined YouTube on May 26, 2012, creating a channel under the name of markiplier. Fischbach's first uploaded video, titled "Amnesia Reaction Compilation", consists of Fischbach's reactions while commentating on the horror video game, Amnesia: The Dark Descent. As of April 2014, the video has garnered over 555,000 views.[7] Since then, Fischbach has renamed his channel to markiplierGAME, but recently decided to rename it again to simply markiplier. Since then he has diversified the subjects of his commentaries.

Prominent video game commentaries[edit]

Slender: The Eight Pages[edit]

Some of Fischbach's most popular videos are those of his Slender: The Eight Pages gameplay commentaries.[8] He has covered many various Slender variations, including Prison, Claustrophobia, Hospice, 7th Street, Mansion, and more. After multiple attempts, he dedicated a few of his videos to a serious playthrough of Slender: Haunt, which he eventually completed. He has yet to complete the original Slender: The Eight Pages, Slender: The Arrival's bonus level, Carnival, or Christmas Special, the last of which he once said is truly horrifying in its own way, while also "destroying his childhood".[9]

Drunk Minecraft[edit]

Fischbach’s first episode of Drunk Minecraft was uploaded to his channel on the 8th of August, 2012, and rapidly became a fan favorite, as well as his most extensive series. The series is mainly centered around Fischbach, along with his two friends Bob "muyskerm" and Wade "Lordminion777", playing Minecraft while intoxicated. Its first season consisted of 32 episodes, and ran until early December 2012. After multiple requests, Fischbach uploaded the first episode of its second season on the 21st of March 2013. During the run of the second season, Fischbach, Bob & Wade added objectives to complete competitively, in order to become the "winner" of the episode. It has not been announced how long the second season will run for; however, Fischbach revealed during a Q&A session that Drunk Minecraft would be interrupted, as Drunk Minecraft member, Bob, moved away with the intention of finishing law school. The series returned on October 27, 2013, with an episode titled "DON'T KILL THE CHICKEN." It has since stopped being identified numerically (with older season 2 episodes losing their numbers in their titles).

Amnesia series[edit]

Often citing Amnesia: The Dark Descent as a truly terrifying game, Fischbach has dedicated many of his videos to gameplay commentary of both Amnesia: The Dark Descent, and customized stories made for the game.

So far, his most acclaimed custom story playthroughs are of The Things in the Night and The Great Work, as well as the game's official sequel, Amnesia: A Machine for Pigs.

SCP - Containment Breach[edit]

Fischbach's SCP - Containment Breach playthrough is easily one of his most extensive; as of December 2013, he has uploaded 47 episodes, combined with modded variations. These modded variations include a Slender mod, as well as one dedicated to My Little Pony. He has also played a fan-made mod of the game, with which all in-game textures, sound effects, and audio tracks had been replaced with references to Fischbach's channel. After the release of version 0.7.1, Fischbach resumed filming gameplay videos of SCP - Containment Breach. He had previously stated that SCP had given him difficulty focusing, and scared him more than most horror video games he had played. After another halt, Fischbach resumed again, with the release of version 0.8 and 0.9.

Indie horror games[edit]

Fischbach has played various indie horror games, having dedicated an entire playlist to them. He often takes suggestions from his subscribers, as well as finding them out himself.

Though he has received requests to play games built using RPG Maker, such as Ib or Mad Father, he has stated that he feels that such games are "silly, and aren't really his style". However, due to positive comments and reviews of the role-playing game, The Witch's House, Fischbach decided to begin a playthrough. Since The Witch's House, Fischbach has played Paranoiac, Mad Father, and Ib; and has asked his subscribers for more suggestions.

Collaborations[edit]

In addition to his own commentary videos, Fischbach has worked together with a wide range of other YouTube personalities, collaborating on commentaries. At first, he began collaborating with fellow video game commentator and Let's Player, Yamimash, playing multiple Garry's Mod custom horror maps and an indie game called Slendytubbies. He has also collaborated with YouTubers Mangaminx and CinnamonToastKen, playing Castle Crashers, a 2D beat 'em up video game.

He has also played Trouble in Terrorist Town and Prop Hunt, both Garry's Mod custom gamemodes, with YouTubers Mangaminx, Cryaotic, Pewdiepie, SeaNanners, CaptainSparklez, Yamimash, and Wade and Bob from Drunk Minecraft.

Fischbach has also collaborated with YouTube sketch comedy duo Cyndago[10] to produce multiple skits; most notable are "The Warfstache Affair", "The Opinion Minions", and "Danger in Fiction".

In 2014, Fischbach provided narration for an episode of the video game webseries Did You Know Gaming? covering the game Team Fortress 2.[11]

Charity work[edit]

Fischbach has hosted numerous charity livestreams on Twitch, a livestreaming video platform. Over the course of 2012-2013, Fischbach has raised and donated $8,000 towards the Cancer Research Foundation, and $4,000 towards Living Beyond Breast Cancer, as well as many other non-livestream charity drives. During his most recent livestream event, held on May 18, 2013, Fischbach and his community were able to raise over $20,000 for the American Cancer Society charity in under 9 hours. In total, Fischbach, with the continuous support of his subscribers, has raised $289,150.74.[12]

Other work[edit]

Fischbach also provides voiceovers for various episodes of the YouTube channel LORE, and is a member of The Game Station, now re-branded as Polaris.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Draw My Life - Markiplier". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Markiplier". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oiQUN9WKaro
  4. ^ "Top 500 Most Subscribed Channels". VidStatsX. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Peters, Sean (5 March 2013). "Markiplier attracts millions of YouTube gamer views". Soapboxmedia.com. Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  6. ^ Peters, Sean. "Mark Fischbach of Markiplier". Retrieved 13 March 2014. 
  7. ^ "Amnesia Reaction Compilation". Markiplier. YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  8. ^ "Markiplier - Uploads: Most Popular". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  9. ^ "Slender: Christmas Special". Markiplier. YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Cyndago". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 
  11. ^ Did You Know Gaming? (2014-03-05). "Team Fortress 2 - Did You Know Gaming? Feat. Markiplier". Normal Boots. Retrieved 2014-07-05. 
  12. ^ "markiplierGAME - About". Markiplier. YouTube. Retrieved April 23, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Polaris". YouTube. Retrieved December 23, 2013. 

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