hello everyone I'm new here but I've better doing Let'sPlays on YouTube for a while now and I thought I would share some knowledge to help some new people get started. 1. First, you're going to need a decent computer. you could probably get way without out a good computer if you're going to record console games but it still helps. 2. Next, you're going to need a way to record your gameplay I recommend OBS classic it's free and has pretty good quality. if you're doing consoles then you should get a capture card. I have an Elgato HD 60 and it works pretty good you can also us if with OBS which is Perry nice. But if you can't get a capture card look into the PS4 gameplay recording thing they have I don't use it so I can't relay talk that much about it but I've seen some recordings with it and it looks like okay free alternative to capture cards. 3. Editing software. now for this, it depends on what you want to do with your videos I'll go over what I do and some software option and you can make a pick for yourself. So I record my voice and the gameplay separate I have OBS record my voice for a bit and synchronize it with the same bit in the voice file. I use Audacity to record my voice it's also free and really good. next, sometimes I add a face cam which I just synchronize the audio for the webcam and the voice recording. clapping make it really easy to synchronize audio just a little tip. now on the fun stuff first is windows movie maker it's okay if you record everything in one file and just want in add an intro make some jump cuts or add and outro but that pretty much it. next, if you have a mac I think there a much better free option but I've never looked into it so. now what I use is Adobe Premiere Elements 14 it's about 100$ - 80$ but it's really good if you want your need something with more option for editing stuff look more than one audio and video tracks make it tons better than movie maker. 4. Next is a photo editing software you'll use then to make thumbnails, channel banners, and other stuff. As you would expect Photoshop is the bomb but also expensive. I use a software called paint.net it okay and is free but I'm saving up to get Photoshop Photoshop Elements which is around 100$ - 80$ just Adobe Premiere Elements. well there's a like something to help you get a start I hope it was useful if you have any question or just want to talk feel free to leave a comment.