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Justin R. James is a 24-year old Let's Player known for his YouTube channel, L8RG8R2U.

Current Let's Plays[]

The major project. A 100% guide through Breath of the Wild. Viewers are able to use the End Screen to decide which videos they'll be exploring next, with the main goal making watching the Let's Play as open as playing the game itself.

A 100% guide through Octo Canyon, Octo Expansion and all the multiplayer modes. L8RG8R2U has confirmed this will be the first Let's Play on the channel to reach Episode 100.

Previous Let's Plays[]

Upcoming Let's Plays[]

  • Super Mario Odyssey (NS)

Current Collabs (G.A.M.E)[]

Collabs on Hiatus (G.A.M.E)[]

Previous Collabs (G.A.M.E)[]

Upcoming Collabs (G.A.M.E)[]

  • The Legend of Zelda: Four Swords Co-op (GBA) [L8RG8R2U & TheJamesRolls]
  • Super Mario Galaxy Versus (Wii) [L8RG8R2U vs Pancakearmorman]
  • Super Mario Odyssey Versus (NS) [TBA]

Let's Play Statistics[]


Length Dates
Splatoon 2 24 hours, 54 minutes, 34 seconds [1] Octo Canyon:

April 19th 2019 - August 20th 2019

Octo Expansion:

November 8th 2019 - March 24th 2020

The Legend of Zelda:

The Wind Waker HD

22 hours, 3 minutes, 11 seconds May 13th 2016 - March 6th 2017
EarthBound 21 hours, 19 minutes, 1 second May 14th 2016 - January 23rd 2017
The Legend of Zelda:

Skyward Sword

20 hours, 41 minutes, 21 seconds January 23rd 2015 - September 29th 2015
Tomb Raider: Trilogy 18 hours, 55 minutes, 44 seconds Legend:

October 20th 2017 - January 8th 2018


January 20th 2018 - June 4th 2018


June 30th 2018 - March 13th 2019

Super Paper Mario 17 hours, 10 minutes, 13 seconds January 23th 2021 - April 3rd 2022
The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D 16 hours, 12 minutes and 15 seconds April 20th 2019 - January 19th 2020
[OLD] Super Paper Mario 13 hours, 49 minutes, 4 seconds July 12th 2013 - January 9th 2014
The Legend of Zelda:

Majora's Mask

13 hours, 15 minutes, 7 seconds July 12th 2012 - January 8th 2014
Splatoon 11 hours, 21 minutes, 30 seconds March 24th 2017 - October 3rd 2017
Luigi's Mansion:

Dark Moon

11 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds March 25th 2017 - August 19th 2017
Pikmin 3 11 hours, 3 minutes, 3 seconds Main Series:

February 5th 2016 - April 24th 2016

Side Stories:

November 20th 2020 - March 30th 2021

Epic Mickey 10 hours, 14 minutes, 59 seconds January 27th 2015 - June 29th 2015
Super Mario Galaxy 2 9 hours, 52 minutes, 9 seconds Main Series:

August 14th 2014 - January 15th 2015

Green Stars:

March 18th 2015 - May 21st 2015

Super Mario Galaxy 9 hours, 49 minutes, 25 seconds October 21st 2017 - June 7th 2018
Captain Toad:

Treasure Tracker

8 hours, 31 minutes, 34 seconds Main Series:

February 6th 2016 - April 25th 2016

Bonus Book:

August 8th 2016 - September 6th 2016

Nintendo Switch:

January 5th 2019 - June 28th 2019

Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage 8 hours, 17 minutes, 46 seconds July 18th 2020 - December 8th 2020
Tomb Raider:


6 hours, 33 minutes, 5 seconds July 14th 2012 - October 20th 2013
Nintendo Land 6 hours, 31 minutes, 39 seconds June 29th 2018 - March 18th 2019
Spyro the Dragon 6 hours, 6 minutes, 22 seconds October 16th 2015 - January 11th 2016
Super Mario 64 6 hours, 5 minutes, 50 seconds October 15th 2015 - January 27th 2016
New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe 5 hours, 42 minutes, 45 seconds April 25th 2020 - July 4th 2020
Pikmin 5 hours, 11 minutes, 14 seconds February 5th 2014 - May 29th 2014
The Legend of Zelda:

Link's Awakening

4 hours, 58 minutes, 7 seconds August 15th 2014 - December 6th 2014
Super Mario 3D Land 4 hours, 47 minutes, 52 seconds Main Series:

July 1st 2018 - October 11th 2018

Special Worlds:

September 20th 2019 - November 12th 2019


February 25th 2018 - August 23rd 2019

New Super Mario Bros. 4 hours, 38 minutes, 31 seconds February 7th 2012 - June 11th 2012
Tomb Raider: Legend 4 hours, 37 minutes, 50 seconds February 18th 2014 - July 8th 2014
Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards 3 hours, 16 minutes, 10 seconds February 11th 2022 - April 6th 2022
Toy Story 2 3 hours, 2 minutes, 10 seconds February 26th 2014 - July 18th 2014
The Legend of Zelda:

Four Sword

3 hours, 1 minute, 13 seconds March 8th 2013 - June 6th 2013
Portal 2 hours, 18 minutes, 16 seconds March 23rd 2019 - April 3rd 2019
LIMBO 2 hours, 2 minutes, 37 seconds March 22nd 2019 - April 8th 2019
Tetris Effect 1 hour, 32 minutes, 54 seconds November 5th 2021 - November 17th 2021
Link's Crossbow Training 1 hour, 1 minute, 45 seconds July 27th 2020 - August 4th 2020
Game Boy Player 1 hour, 1 minute, 43 seconds April 1st 2021 - April 1st 2021
The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild TBD April 24th 2020 - ?/?/?
Super Mario Odyssey TBD April 22nd 2022 - ?/?/?


  1. Not counting Splatfest episodes

Collab Statistics[]

Series Length Dates
The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past Co-Op 12 hours, 38 minutes and 41 seconds January 22nd 2020 - August 12th 2020
Captain Toad:

Treasure Tracker Versus

9 hours, 35 minutes and 24 seconds August 4th, 2017 - September 22nd, 2017
Super Mario Sunshine Versus 8 hours, 41 minutes and 11 seconds October 1st 2021 - February 4th 2022
Pokémon Sword & Shield Versus 8 hours, 17 minutes and 24 seconds September 2nd 2020 - December 16th 2020
Super Mario Bros. 3 Co-Op 7 hours, 42 minutes and 31 seconds April 5th, 2019 - June 19th, 2019
Super Mario 3D World Versus 7 hours, 21 minutes and 58 seconds January 15th, 2018 - February 26th, 2018
Sly Cooper and the Thievius Raccoonus Co-Star 6 hours, 32 minutes and 16 seconds January 22nd 2021 - November 10th 2021
Splatoon 2 Versus 6 hours, 11 minutes and 56 seconds March 26th, 2018 - May 2nd, 2018
Splatoon 2: Octo Expansion Versus 6 hours, 10 minutes and 42 seconds February 1st, 2019 - March 15th, 2019
BOXBOY! Co-Star 6 hours, 6 minutes and 0 seconds November 3rd 2020 - December 25th 2020
Tomb Raider 2013 Versus 6 hours, 0 minutes, 47 seconds December 20th, 2019 - August 19th 2020
Luigi's Mansion 2: Dark Moon Versus 5 hours, 52 minutes, 16 seconds October 2nd 2020 - August 30th 2021
Super Mario 3D Land Versus 5 hours, 43 minutes and 49 seconds May 28th, 2018 - July 6th, 2018
Donkey Kong Country Co-op 5 hours, 35 minutes, 18 seconds June 7th 2021 - September 20th 2021
Luigi's Mansion Versus 4 hours, 10 minutes and 31 seconds July 19th, 2019 - October 31st, 2019
Halo: Reach Versus 4 hours, 1 second January 18th 2021 - November 21st 2021
Sonic Generations Versus 3 hours, 57 minutes and 9 seconds July 25th, 2018 - April 3rd, 2019
Kirby's Dream Land 3 Co-Op 3 hours, 57 minutes and 7 seconds April 3rd 2020 - June 12th 2020
Splatoon Versus 3 hours, 51 minutes and 53 seconds October 20th, 2017 - December 15th, 2017
Kirby's Epic Yarn Versus 3 hours, 10 minutes and 55 seconds February 7th 2020 - March 27th 2020
Mario Kart 8 Co-Op 2 hours, 54 minutes and 42 seconds October 16th, 2017 - January 3rd, 2018
1-2-Switch 2 hours, 39 minutes and 19 seconds September 27th 2021 - October 19th 2021
Mario Kart Wii 2 hours, 29 minutes and 9 seconds September 29th 2021 - October 27th 2021
Sonic Forces Versus 2 hours, 16 minutes and 54 seconds July 3rd 2020 - August 7th 2020
Super Mario Bros. Co-op 1 hour, 52 minutes and 23 seconds October 26th 2020 - November 2nd 2020
Mario Kart 7 Co-Op 1 hour, 46 minutes and 55 seconds April 15th, 2019 - May 22nd, 2019
LIMBO Versus 1 hour, 3 minutes and 51 seconds December 25th, 2019 - December 30th, 2019
Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker Co-Star TBD January 20th 2021 - ?/?/?
Tomb Raider: Legend Co-Star TBD January 27th 2021 - ?/?/?
Pokémon Emerald Co-Star TBD July 2nd 2021 - ?/?/?
Super Mario Party TBD November 15th 2021 - ?/?/?
Five Nights at Freddy's Co-Star TBD February 11th 2022 - ?/?/?
The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker Co-Star TBD March 7th 2022 - ?/?/?

Other Projects[]

  • G8RStreams (Variety live streams, mostly for Nintendo 3DS games)
  • G8RVlogs (Video game convention vlogs and the Disney College Program)

Let's Play Setup[]

Current Setup:

  • Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket (Recording console games)
  • Katsukitty (Recording 3DS games)
  • Blue Yeti Nano (Recording commentary)
  • Hitfilm (Editing)
  • OBS (Streaming)

Old Setups:

  • Dazzle (Recording console games. The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask - EarthBound)
  • NVIDIA Shield Tablet (Recording commentary. The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword - Portal)
  • Windows Live Movie Maker (Editing. New Super Mario Bros. - Portal)
  • Sony Movie Studio (Editing. Tomb Raider: Trilogy & Sonic Generations Versus)

Website Bio[]

L8RG8R2U (Justin R. James) is a 23-year old Let's Player known for his love for video games, random references, spontaneous singing and whatever else he does while recording videos. G8R's love for gaming became what it is today after he was inspired to make videos by Chuggaaconroy and Superskarmory.

G8R has made over thirty Let's Plays on his own channel since its debut in 2012. While he primarly focuses on Nintendo games such as The Legend of Zelda, Splatoon or Pikmin, he doesn't limit his channel to only Nintendo. Such as Tomb Raider, Portal, or more recently Spyro the Dragon. G8R usually has a couple of ongoing projects at the same time, so there's usually something on his channel for everyone. Some LPs he's currently working on include uploading every Splatfest from Splatoon 2, and a 100% guide through The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild (which took nearly three years to plan out).

Aside from Let's Plays, G8R also streams under the series G8RStreams, which includes entire playthroughs and a show called Random Number Gaming, where G8R uses an RNG counter to decide what games he'll play throughout the stream. The Gaming Gallery (a series of videos discussing gaming trivia) also originally started on G8R's channel before being moved to G.A.M.E.

G8R met GreenCobrasGaming in 2014 during his Super Mario Galaxy 2 Let's Plays. TheJamesRolls was one of the first Let's Players G8R watched, and the two would later become friends during Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker (which is one of the reasons it was the first versus on G.A.M.E). And G8R met Pancake on Miiverse. Many of the first collab videos between the four friends were uploaded on G8R's channel before G.A.M.E was created.

Outside of YouTube, L8RG8R2U is also the published author of Korbet Adventures: Thunder on the Mountain. He's currently writing three more books including Yeti Man: The Beast of Seaport, Korbet Adventures: Lightning in a Bottle, and a currently unannounced third book. G8R has also hinted that he's been working on developing a video game in his own time. More details on this will be revealed at a later time.

Some of my current goals: Reach 400 subscribers, Let's Play every 3D Zelda game, inspire somebody to make videos, visit every DIsney theme park, publish every Buenayam novel and own a giant Mr. Saturn plushie!

"Thank you for watching our videos, and until next time, L8RG8R2U!" - L8RG8R2U (Justin R. James)

Favorite Games: EarthBound, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, Tomb Raider: Legend, Xenoblade Chronicles 2, Splatoon 2

Source: G.A.M.E. website


Amazon Audiobook
Korbet Adventures: Thunder on the Mountain July 9th 2019 2021
Yeti Man: The Beast of Seaport 2021 2021
Korbet Adventures: Lightning in a Bottle 2021 2021

L8RG8R2U has discussed his interests in writing books in the past, mentioning this a few times in his earlier Let's Plays. In October 2018, he announced on Twitter that he was going to get serious about publishing. Not much has been publicly revealed about the story or characters yet, although L8RG8R2U has hinted towards a supernatural setting.

On July 1st 2019, L8RG8R2U uploaded "What is Korbet Adventures? (L8RG8R2U Wrote a Book!)". In the video, it was revealed that Korbet Adventures: Thunder on the Mountain would focus on a group called BISHOPS who protect two supernatural groups: Electricons, who control lightning; and Omenjurs, who control water. The main characters would be Jacob, Benjer and Skye who'd discover the BISHOPS and their conflict with a powerful Electricon named Orvano.

Korbet Adventures: Thunder on the Mountain launched on July 9th 2019.

Shortly after Thunder on the Mountain's publication, L8RG8R2U teased that he was working on three more books. During "What's Coming to Buenayam" (Book Announcements)", two of these were revealed: A Korbet Adventures sequel called Lightning in a Bottle, and a separate story called Yeti Man: The Beast of Seaport. In this same video, an audiobook version of all of L8RG8R2U's books was confirmed as well.

Details on the third book have yet to be revealed.


  • The name "L8RG8R2U" is pronounced "Later-Gator-Two-You". During one of MasaeAnela's live streams, she read the username out loud. This reaction was featured in a Best Moments video
  • L8RG8R2U's favorite video games are EarthBound, The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening, The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild, Tomb Raider: Legend, Xenoblade Chronicles and Splatoon 2
  • L8RG8R2U met GreenCobrasGaming during his Super Mario Galaxy 2 Let's Play. He met TheJamesRolls during Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker, and met Pancakearmorman on Miiverse
  • His EarthBound Let's Play took two years of research to plan out; currently the longest time spent working on notes. The final draft ended up at 117 pages. Another major project has been teased on L8RG8R2U's social media that started planning in 2017. As of March 2019, the project is 70% done
  • Between every member of G.A.M.E, L8RG8R2U is the only one not to have grown up on Pokémon. He didn't get into the series until he was 18. On the flipside, he's also the only member to have grown up with Tomb Raider (GreenCobrasGaming has played the reboot games, but L8RG8R2U has more experience with the series)
  • In 2012, L8RG8R2U started a Let's Play of Super Mario Bros. 3. This is the only Let's Play on the channel to be deleted after an episode was uploaded. This was because he figured there were too many projects going on at the same time (This was during The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask, Super Paper Mario and Tomb Raider: Anniversary). A Let's Play of Portal was announced in 2017, but no videos were uploaded before the project was delayed. Super Mario Bros. 3 would go on to appear as a co-op series of G.A.M.E, and Portal eventually happened in 2019
  • A running gag on the channel is the "Curse of Episode 11". In most Let's Plays, L8RG8R2U seems to have the most trouble recording, editing and uploading the eleventh episode of a Let's Play. The most recent example of this is Tomb Raider: Underworld
  • As revealed in the "Top 5 Spooky Levels" discussion on G.A.M.E, L8RG8R2U once considered a Let's Play of Animal Crossing: amiibo Festival. This project was put on hold when he couldn't find anybody willing to record all 12 boards with him and he didn't want to play the game alone. The LP was cancelled completely as a result of a 12 Days of Gaming poll on Twitter; literally nobody voted for the game
  • TheJamesRolls' first Let's Play of Limbo was how L8RG8R2U discovered his channel
  • A Portal Let's Play was first announced in December 2017, but was delayed due to capture card problems. Ironically, another problem with his capture card nearly caused a delay with Splatoon 2 and Majora's Mask 3D
  • Favorite drink is eggnog

Channel Logos[]

Channel Logos

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  • Super Mario Odyssey
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  • Kirby 64: The Crystal Shards
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  • Tetris Effect
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  • Game Boy Player
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  • Link's Crossbow Training
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
  • Splatoon 2 [Splatfests]
  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage
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  • Splatoon 2 [Octo Canyon & Octo Expansion]
  • The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask 3D
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  • Limbo
  • Portal
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  • Tomb Raider: Trilogy [Underworld]
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Nintendo Switch
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  • Tomb Raider: Trilogy [Legend & Anniversary]
  • Nintendo Land
  • Super Mario 3D Land
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  • Tomb Raider: Trilogy [Legend & Anniversary]
  • Super Mario Galaxy
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  • Splatoon
  • Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon
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  • The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD
  • EarthBound
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  • Pikmin 3
  • Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker
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  • Super Mario 64
  • Spyro the Dragon
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  • The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword
  • Epic Mickey
Misc Logos
  • G8RVlogs
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  • Guessing the Names of RWBY Characters
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  • The 12 Days of Gaming
Unused Logos
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  • New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe
  • Spyro 2: Ripto's Rage
  • Was scrapped when plans for LP29 changed
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  • Splatoon 2
  • Wii Fit U
  • Was scrapped when the Wii Fit U Let's Play was cancelled
G.A.M.E Logos
  • 2021
  • 2020
  • 2019
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  • 2018