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"LLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLET'S PLAY!" - Ray Narvaez, Jr. (Former Achievement Hunter)
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The Let's Play series is the long running and most successful series from the Achievement Hunter team. In the beginning, it was solely Geoff who, with another Achievement Hunter member (usually Jack), would do on a running commentary of a selected comedic gameplay. After the long success of Let's Play Minecraft, in addition to let's Play: Grand Theft Auto IV, now replaced by Let's Play Grand Theft Auto V) the series was ultimately expanded, reformatted and given its own YouTube channel. Over the years, Rooster Teeth's Let's Play network has announced some partnerships with other channels, in addition to its own Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, and ScrewAttack divisions. This meant that the branch would provide merchandise, promotion, and other benefits for it's partners.

The types of systems played have ranged from Xbox, PlayStation, Wii U, PC, and even VR with the types of games ever growing with each week that passes.

Let's Plays are released every weekday with Let's Play GTA and Let's Play Minecraft being the only series with set weekly dates of Mondays and Fridays respectively. New Let's Play episodes are released a day earlier for FIRST Members before then being released to the public a day after.

HistoryEdit

The channel originally focused on a Let's Play (lengthy half-hour comedic gameplay format) from Achievement Hunter. It consisted of two Achievement Hunters (Geoff and Jack, Geoff with another AH member or Jack with AH member). The first Let's Play video with Geoff and Michael was the on the Rooster Teeth YouTube channel in Saints Row: The Third starring Geoff Ramsey and Michael Jones, uploaded on December 6, 2011. The video shows Geoff and Michael demonstrate the value of teamwork, friendship, and a good punch in the dick as they Let's Play Saints Row The Third. The LetsPlay channel was originally created on a January of 2006.

By the fall of 2012, Let's Plays eventually included the main six Achievement Hunter guys/hosts (Geoff, Jack, Ryan, Michael, Gavin, and Ray) doing average thirty minute long Let's Plays, comedic game plays and coop missions, with occasional guest appearances from other Rooster Teeth staff members. In mid-April of 2015, Ray Narvaez Jr. departed from Rooster Teeth and Achievement Hunter in order to pursue and focus on independent and full-time Twitch.tv live streaming due to differences in creative vision from the other Achievement Hunter hosts although he still continued to reprise his roles on X-Ray and Vav and The Internet Box Podcast until the series eventual cancellation in early 2016.

In early February of 2015, Funhaus joined Rooster Teeth after the group, consisting of the first generation of Machinima Inc's Inside Gaming group departed. On May 21, 2015, Funhaus joined the Let's Play YouTube channel, one week after they competed with, and lost to Achievement Hunter in Smite gameplay. In early November, Rooster Teeth formed an acquisition of ScrewAttack, where members of ScrewAttack would be seen doing gameplays with hosts from fellow RT-owned and paid employees Achievement Hunter and Funhaus.

On March 28, 2016, a partnership with Kinda Funny was announced. It was founded by Rooster Teeth co-founder Geoff Ramsey and is run by Luis Medina with Ramsey. Members of the group appear in Rooster Teeth content, and Kinda Funny merchandise is available on the Rooster Teeth Store. Kinda Funny LIVE! was presented by Let's Play and hosted by Burns. A partnership with The Creatures was announced on April 4, 2016. Immediately after it's formation, Cow Chop was also confirmed to be part of Let's Play. Cow Chop, unlike most of its fellow Let's Play partners, has its own Rooster Teeth website, with exclusive video content. Game Attack, which was born from ScrewAttack like Achievement Hunter from Rooster Teeth and replacing SA on the LP channel while SA collaborated with RT before becoming its own independent entity on May 1, 2017 (Craig and Shaun departed from ScrewAttack-owned Rooster Teeth) is also part of Let's Play. Like Cow Chop, Game Attack also still has its own Rooster Teeth website and mercy on the RT Store but all the revenue goes to them rather than Rooster Teeth.

On May 11, 2017, Achievement Hunter announced a partnership between the Let's Play Network and video game publisher Ubisoft where the Achievement Hunter hosts are the test subjects to Ubisoft developed games, promoting and sponsoring Ubisoft and the video games they develop. Early access and sneak peeks to video games will be offered to the Achievement Hunters (in addition to other members of the Let's Play family), who will also come to Ubisoft's live conventions and expos. Streams and gameplay videos done by any of the Let's Play family members featuring games published by Ubisoft will be released exclusively on the Ubisoft US YouTube channel.[1]

On May 31, 2017, it was announced that YouTubers JT Machinima, NoahJ456, LazarBeam, and Steven Suptic (now known as Sugar Pine 7) had joined Let's Play, with JT Machinima being the first of which to have merchandise sold through the RT Store.

During RTX Austin 2017, due to unspecified reasons, Greg of Kinda Funny, Craig from Game Attack and Jordan/Kootra from the Creatures did not appear on the RTX 2017 Let's Play Panel. It was announced at the end of the panel that YouTuber Criken2 would be joining the Let's Play family.

On July 13, 2017, it was announced that The Creatures would be disbanding, effectively ending their partnership with Let's Play, although The Creatures merchandise is still sold on the Rooster teeth Store. Furthermore, Jordan (Kootra) and Dan's YouTube channels are still linked to Let's Play, implying that they may occasionally guest star in future videos with other members.

On September 12, 2017, it was announced by Geoff that there would be a "family reunion" of the Let's Play family.[2] On September 19, 2017, Geoff wrote a post on the Rooster Teeth website to elaborate, writing that members of Achievement Hunter, Funhaus, Cow Chop, Sugar Pine 7, Kinda Funny, and Criken would be in a production studio in los Angeles, California livestreaming vidoe gameplays, podcasts, comedy sketches, and other shenanigans, livestreamed for FIRST members (sponsors) on the Rooster teeth website from September 24-25th.[3]

Let's Play has became partners with other such gaming channels as: Funhaus, ScrewAttack, Kinda Funny, formerly The Creatures, and Cow Chop. This partnership was to allow more than just Achievement Hunter to be featured in videos on the Let's Play channel and to bring more diversity and comedy to the gaming series.

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  • head scratcher

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    • does anyone remember which vid ryan in a complex way threatens to throw gavin off the roof (Michael made the actual comment)
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