Justin R. James is a 21-year old Let's Player known for his YouTube channel, L8RG8R2U.
Current Let's Plays
A continuation of Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker featuring the new content from the Nintendo Switch version. On temporary hiatus as L8RG8R2U figures out how to handle the DLC content
Previous Let's Plays
- New Super Mario Bros. (NDS)
- The Legend of Zelda: Four Sword (GBA)
- The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask (N64)
- Super Paper Mario (Wii)
- Tomb Raider: Anniversary (Wii)
- Pikmin (Wii)
- Tomb Raider: Legend (Xbox)
- Toy Story 2 (PS1)
- Super Mario Galaxy 2 (Wii)
- The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening (GBC)
- The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword (Wii)
- Epic Mickey (Wii)
- Super Mario 64 (N64)
- Spyro the Dragon (PS1)
- Pikmin 3 (Wii U)
- Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker + Nintendo Switch (Wii U/NS)
- The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD (Wii U)
- EarthBound (SNES)
- Splatoon (Wii U)
- Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon (3DS)
- Tomb Raider: Trilogy (X360/Wii)
- Super Mario Galaxy (Wii)
- Nintendo Land (Wii U)
- Super Mario 3D Land (3DS)
Current Collabs (G.A.M.E)
A race to complete Splatoon 2's Octo Expansion DLC first between L8RG8R2U and TheJamesRolls. This series is uploaded on the G.A.M.E collab channel.
- Sonic Generations Versus w/GreenCobrasGaming (X360/PS3)
A race to complete Sonic Generations. This is the first versus project between L8RG8R2U and GreenCobrasGaming. The project was put on hiatus due to capture card problems.
Upcoming Let's Plays
- Let's Play #25
Was confirmed during the Seven Year anniversary video and the Tomb Raider: Underworld finale to be the first blind Let's Play on L8RG8R2U's channel.
- Let's Play #26: Portal (X360)
Originally announced as LP23 in 2017 before it was delayed due to capture card problems. L8RG8R2U confirmed in his Seven Year anniversary video that Portal will happen in 2019, and later confirmed during the Tomb Raider: Underworld finale that Portal would be Let's Play #26.
- LP27 & LP28
Have been said to of been a major part of L8RG8R2U's life for the past few years. It's been teased that TheJamesRolls has been helping with recording footage for LP27.
- Backup Projects
L8RG8R2U ran into capture card problems and announced that if he can't get it replaced before LP25 and Portal are finished, then LP27 & LP28 would have to be recorded from a 3DS capture card. No details have been confirmed outside of the hints that "the games have been a huge part of his life for a long time" still applies to the games he has in mind for the backup plan.
- Major Project
Currently the largest project L8RG8R2U has ever planned out for the channel. In the Seven Year anniversary video, it was revealed that he'd been working on it "pretty much everyday" since July 2017.
- G.A.M.E Projects
In the past, several projects on the collab channel G.A.M.E have been teased. These include: A co-op series with TheJamesRolls, a few versus projects with Pancakearmorman and GreenCobrasGaming, and a currently unannounced 3-Way Versus.
Let's Play Statistics
|Series Length||Series Dates|
|The Legend of Zelda:
The Wind Waker HD
|21 hours, 39 minutes, 25 seconds||May 13th 2016 - March 6th 2017|
|EarthBound||21 hours, 19 minutes, 1 second||May 14th 2016 - January 23rd 2017|
|The Legend of Zelda:
|20 hours, 41 minutes, 21 seconds||January 23rd 2015 - September 29th 2015|
|Tomb Raider: Trilogy||18 hours, 1 minute, 51 seconds||Legend:
October 20th 2017 - January 8th 2018
January 20th 2018 - June 4th 2018
June 30th 2018 - March 13th 2019
|Super Paper Mario||13 hours, 49 minutes, 4 seconds||July 12th 2013 - January 9th 2014|
|The Legend of Zelda:
|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|
|11 hours, 9 minutes, 25 seconds||March 25th 2017 - August 19th 2017|
|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
March 18th 2015 - May 21st 2015
|Super Mario Galaxy||9 hours, 49 minutes, 25 seconds||October 21st 2017 - June 7th 2018|
|Pikmin 3||7 hours, 19 minutes, 46 seconds||February 5th 2016 - April 24th 2016|
|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|
|5 hours, 51 minutes, 3 seconds||Main Series:
February 6th 2016 - April 25th 2016
August 8th 2016 - September 6th 2016
January 5th 2019 - ?/?/?
|Pikmin||5 hours, 11 minutes, 14 seconds||February 5th 2014 - May 29th 2014|
|The Legend of Zelda:
|4 hours, 58 minutes, 7 seconds||August 15th 2014 - December 6th 2014|
|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|
|Super Mario 3D Land||3 hours, 5 minutes, 7 seconds||Main Series
July 1st 2018 - October 12th 2018
February 25th 2018 - ?/?/?
|Toy Story 2||3 hours, 2 minutes, 10 seconds||February 26th 2014 - July 18th 2014|
|The Legend of Zelda:
|3 hours, 1 minute, 13 seconds||March 8th 2013 - June 6th 2013|
- G8RStreams (Variety live streams, mostly for Nintendo 3DS games)
- G8RVlogs (Video game convention vlogs)
- L8RG8R2U's Best Moments (Highlight montage for the funniest moments from the previous year)
- The 12 Days of Gaming (A holiday series where L8RG8R2U plays 12 random video games)
Let's Play Setup
L8RG8R2U currently uses an Hauppauge HD PVR Rocket to record console games and a 3DS Capture Card from Katsukitty. Most videos are edited using Windows Live Movie Maker, but more complicated projects are edited with Sony Movie Studio (the program's long render times are the reason he hasn't completely changed programs yet). L8RG8R2U uses a NVIDIA Shield tablet as a microphone.
Hello everybody, my name is L8RG8R2U! I've been making Let’s Plays on YouTube since 2012 after being inspired by Superskarmory and Chuggaaconroy. My personal favorite games are EarthBound, The Legend of Zelda: Link’s Awakening and Breath of the Wild, Tomb Raider: Legend and Xenoblade Chronicles. I mainly focus on Nintendo games, but I've also Let’s Played a wider variety of games such as Tomb Raider, Spyro the Dragon, Epic Mickey, etc.
I met GreenCobrasGaming during my Super Mario Galaxy 2 LP, TheJamesRolls during Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker and met Pancakearmoman on Miiverse. I like to think that I brought us all together as we’ve co-commentated on many of my videos before the G.A.M.E. channel began.
Some of my ultimate goals: Reach 200 subscribers, Let's Play every 3D Zelda game, inspire somebody to make videos, visit every Disney theme park and own a giant Mr. Saturn plushie! I have a lot of plans for the future, both on my own channel and on G.A.M.E. Hope you enjoy!
Bonne journée, tout le monde! L8RG8R2U (Justin R. James)
Source: G.A.M.E. website
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.
- 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 September 2018, the project research is 25% 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
- 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
- Favorite drink is eggnog