"What items will I need to start gaming on Youtube?"
- A decent microphone - You don't need a Blue Yeti HD mic, but using a laptop mic isn't really the best. I would recommend a Logitech Stand-Up microphone, I got my old one I used to use for $20 from Target. If you adjust the settings correctly, you'll be fine.
- A recording software - I use fraps, it is about $30-$40. Definitely worth the investment. I don't really know of others there are, Fraps is what a lot of LPers on Youtube use.
- A computer - Something that isn't laggy, it doesn't need to be an Alienware gaming desktop, but I wouldn't use something that isn't met with TS3 standards personally. A dell desktop is what my sisters uses for video gaming and she is content with it.
- Lastly, a fun personality! Be original - People can tell if you are copying someone's commentary or gameplay, people love originality! Be yourself, fun, and make sure to have a sense of humor. Be crazy and just have fun.
It may be a lot to think about, but if you really want to be enjoyable, I would recommend these things. As long as you have a fun personality, don't worry, the rest will lay itself out.