The Burning Joy of Hot Pepper Gaming
If you’re anything like me, there’s a part of you that enjoys laughing at the pain of others. Not like actual existential pain or stuff like that, but when people do dumb things and then suffer for them in a temporary and non-life threatening way? HILARITY.
In the spirit of “laughing at other people’s suffering” I present one of my favorite things: Hot Pepper Gaming.
This YouTube channel provides game reviews presented by a variety of people. They have their own regular crew, but they also regularly host guests like Brittani Johnson, who played “Angel” in the Borderlands series.
The reviewer has to eat a hot pepper and then immediately provide their review of the game and the pepper before they can do anything to alleviate their pepper-induced agony. They aren’t using bell peppers, either; it’s not unusual to see someone coat a habanero pepper with hot sauce before popping that thing in their mouth.
They’re insane, and it’s incredibly entertaining to watch. The reviews are helpful, the videos are hilarious, and you can thank me later for sharing it with you.