20 Video Game TikToks That Prove Why The US Shouldn’t Ban It

20 Video Game TikToks That Prove Why The US Shouldn’t Ban It

If you haven’t heard, the United States House of Representatives is trying to ban the short-form video app TikTok by forcing it find a new owner that isn’t the China-based company ByteDance, lest it be removed from American app stores because it’s an alleged security risk. It’s unlikely that ByteDance will drop its incredibly popular social media app, so if this proposed bill is enacted, millions of Americans will lose a source of entertainment, income, information, and connection.

This has widespread ramifications for a lot of industries, but video game creators have thrived on the app. If TikTok goes away, it will be a massive loss for the communities that carved out a place on the app. In the wake of the bill passing, users have taken to social media to post examples of why the app is good and should remain available to US citizens. So, we thought we’d round up a few video game-specific TikToks to help make the case.

TikTok’s algorithm-based For You Page means that, after using it enough, the app will feed you videos that cater to your specific tastes. That means I get a lot of Baldur’s Gate 3 gameplay and thirst traps of men at the gym. But I also see a lot of memes and inside jokes featuring games I don’t play, or communities I’m not in, that require me to do some digging to try and understand them. But thanks to TikTok’s tagging features, it’s usually easy to figure out what niche inside joke is being referenced in a video.

If you’re at all swayed by the cause, whether by this collection of videos below or by the fact that the U.S. government seems to be incapable of handling actual problems in this country, TikTok users are organizing to call representatives to push against the ban.

Without further ado, here are some pretty good TikToks from different video game communities.

This certified Baldur’s Gate 3 banger


Why yes inhave been playing Baldurs Gate 3 how did you know?

♬ Bards have all the fun – Tom Cardy

A game developer’s worst nightmare

Let me in!!! – Eric Andre


This went on for SO LONG I thought I broke my game. Didn’t have “giant flaming rock frantically tries to open the door for 20 seconds every round” on my BG3 bingo card #bg3 #baldursgate3 #DND #houseofhope

♬ original sound – 𝔖𝔱𝔬𝔯𝔪𝔖𝔬𝔯𝔠𝔢𝔯𝔢𝔰𝔰🍉

It’s everyone for themselves in Lethal Company

Pokémon’s New York is true to life

A snapshot of the Splatoon community

The Persona girls who get it get it

The true answers to the Yellow Paint discourse were on TikTok all along


grandad didnt have yellow paint and he did ok northernlion twitch SlayTheSpire

♬ original sound – northernlion – northernlion

The brands are actually making good TikToks, too

Sonic fans are free to make jokes about children dying

TikTok has the only good console war jokes


happy spider-man 2 day everyone, from someone with no ps5 but a nintendo switch and a 5 star animal crossing island #animalcrossing #acnh #spiderman #spidermanps4 #spiderman2ps5

♬ Spooder Man – LucaTech

Genshin Impact fans start a trend, voice actor weighs in


oratrice voice actor responds #oratricemecaniquedanalysecardinale audio by Ray Chase music by @breadbedo

♬ original sound – Ray Chase – Ray Chase

TikTok is a safe space to admit Luigi is fine as hell

The best Elden Ring pro strat is having a hero by your side

The World of Warcraft X The Last of Us crossover

Fortnite does not seem fun

They said, “You’re live” and Pablosanchezgoat heard, “change lives”


The Wombats take on the Phillies in game two of the NLDS. A win in front of their home crowd at Steele Stadium sends The Wombats through to the NLCS #backyardbaseball #oldschoolgames #mlb

♬ original sound – pablo

The PlayStation 5 sounds like a gremlin

Silent Hill is a formative moment for many of us

Koroks were public enemy #1 on TikTok

What about you fine folks? Do you have any favorite video game TikToks from over the years?

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