Actor Jack Black has launched a YouTube channel dedicated in part to gaming, and it’s proving to be wildly popular before he’s even uploaded any kind of substantial content. Black launched his new channel, Jablinski Games, on December 21, and it took just a week for it to reach 1 million subscribers. After 10 days, the channel is up to more than 2.5 million subscribers, so it’s definitely off to a very good start.
Probably jokingly, Black said Jablinski Games will be bigger than Ninja and PewDiePie. He plans to upload new videos every Friday, and in addition to games, Black’s videos will focus on food and life. His second video, released on December 25, was posted in celebration of Jablinski Games reaching 1 billion errrr 1 million subscribers.
It remains to be seen what form Black’s videos will take or if he’ll have guests. Whatever the case, the videos will surely be wacky, given the tone and direction of the two teasers we’ve seen so far.
Black is of course no stranger to video games. He starred as Eddie Riggs in Double Fine’s 2009 action game Brutal Legend. He also voiced a character in Double Fine’s crowdfunded game Broken Age.
Outside of games, Black, 49, is a major film star whose credits include School of Rock, King Kong, the Kung Fu Panda series, and most recently Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. He’s also an accomplished musician; he sings and plays guitar in the band Tenacious D with Kyle Gass.