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Justin R. James is a 21-year old Let's Player known for his YouTube channel, L8RG8R2U.

Current Let's Plays

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

A remake of L8RG8R2U's Majora's Mask Let's Play focusing on the Nintendo 3DS version

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

Current Collabs (G.A.M.E)

The first co-op project between L8RG8R2U and TheJamesRolls

A collab series between TheJamesRolls and Pancakearmorman

Upcoming Let's Plays

  • 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 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:

Skyward Sword

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:

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
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
Pikmin 3 7 hours, 19 minutes, 46 seconds February 5th 2016 - April 24th 2016
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
Captain Toad:

Treasure Tracker

5 hours, 51 minutes, 3 seconds Main Series:

February 6th 2016 - April 25th 2016

Bonus Book:

August 8th 2016 - September 6th 2016

Nintendo Switch:

January 5th 2019 - ?/?/?

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
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:

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

Other Projects

  • G8RStreams (Variety live streams, mostly for Nintendo 3DS 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.

Website Bio

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 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 LP27 and LP28
  • Favorite drink is eggnog

Channel Logos

Limbo & Portal

Tomb Raider: Trilogy (Underworld), Nintendo Land & Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker - Nintendo Switch

The 12 Days of Gaming

Tomb Raider: Trilogy (Underworld), Nintendo Land & Super Mario 3D Land

Tomb Raider: Trilogy (Legend & Anniversary) & Super Mario Galaxy

Splatoon & Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon

The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker HD & EarthBound

Pikmin 3 & Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker

Super Mario 64 & Spyro the Dragon

The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword & Epic Mickey