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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