Billy Chaser and Jay Hunter travel all over Texas and beyond, far from their homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, searching for electronic artifacts housed in plastic— and people can’t get enough of their quests. Chaser and Hunter host The Game Chasers, a comedy/reality YouTube show that has grown so popular, a version of it will hit the big screen next year.

“It’s like American Pickers, but for video games,” Chaser says of the show, which has over 125,000 subscribers.

A typical episode finds the wise-cracking duo, clad in jeans and T-shirts, hitting-up garage sales, flea markets, and thrift stores, digging through boxes of Nintendo games, Sega controllers, and dusty, old Atari systems.

While filming The Game Chasers, they ’ve acquired a lot of interesting stuff, including the rare, rental-only Nintendo NES cartridge The Flintstones: Surprise at Dinosaur Peak for just $5 (it’s worth about $1,000). And they sometimes find tubs of games they need for their collections for pennies on the dollar from sellers who are just happy to get rid of the stuff.

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Brett Weiss Brett Weiss (19 Posts)

A full-time freelance writer, Brett Weiss is the author of the Classic Home Video Games series, The 100 Greatest Console Video Games: 1977-1987, Encyclopedia of KISS, and various other books, including the forthcoming The SNES Omnibus: The Super Nintendo and Its Games, Vol. 1 (A–M). He’s had articles published in numerous magazines and newspapers, including the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Game Informer, Classic Gamer Magazine, Video Game Trader, Video Game Collector, Filmfax, Fangoria, and AntiqueWeek, among others.  Check him out at www.brettweisswords.com