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Shouldn't that be Are there too many? Is is considered singular. ;) And yes, way too many. The rare shot you can find someone that still figures out a unique idea, you'll get dozens of posers and losers copying it once it starts to take off to try and get their cut of the profit and attention whoring pie.

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Are there too many You Tubers? That is a question with no right and wrong, only opinions.

Are there too many videos of some guys moving their lips just to hear themselves talk? Yes.

Are there too many boring videos? Probably? But you don't have to watch them.

 

I'm sure some of << MY VIDEOS >> would probably bore a non TI-99/4A user to death, but they then probably don't watch them.

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To post on YouTube about video games is like dancing about architecture.

 

Huh?

 

"Video" is a perfect medium for "video" games.

 

There's only too many youtubers if you subscribe to them. Hancock should be happy though since I'm not making videos anymore and I was probably doing them wrong all this time apparently. What I took away from his video was - you're youtubing wrong and support me on Patreon. :ponder: :roll:

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I think the original quote was something like "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." I think it's pretty similar in that the medium is mainly people talking, so it's like "talking about video games". Essentially, the original quote was saying music should be listened to, not read about. This quote, I think is saying people should be playing video games, not listening/watching someone talk about them.

 

I could be off, but that's how I took it.

 

That said, I watch a lot of YouTube. :-D

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I don't really watch these vids - there's so many games I still haven't played, old mags I haven't read and so on. But, they do not bother me since it's a choice, not necessity.

 

What does bother me though is the worrying trend when people turn simplest advice into a video. Advice which mostly would take a paragraph or two in writing (in extreme cases a sentence) and does not need video aid at all, but some dood thinks it'd better if you spent 7 minutes watching him clicking on tiny icons and listening to his ramblings.

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... but some dood thinks it'd better if you spent 7 minutes watching him clicking on tiny icons and listening to his ramblings.

 

I so agree! That's why most of my videos are UNDER 3 minutes in length. Brevity is bliss, and so is getting to the point.

I cannot tell you how many videos I started watching, only to click out of because of some long-winded dude droning on and on.

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When you're at home and in the mood to relax, surfin' the YouTube search engine is a nice way to pass the time. You can discover all kinds of videos that you didn't even know existed, including some on precise subjects (like the videos I found about Planet Nine last week).

 

When it comes to YouTubers, there are plenty of mostly uninteresting ones out there, but it's all a matter of target audience and also video production values. For example, this past week-end, I discovered a wonderful series called "Everything Wrong With <insert movie name here>". The first one I saw was for "Star Trek II - The Wrath of Khan" and I found it absolutely hilarious, and then I saw that there were plenty more for other movies, so I watched a good number of them too. You can see that a lot of editing work goes into these particular videos, which makes them even more enjoyable.

 

When it comes to video games, it's all about subject matter. Whether you're looking for a full-length walkthrough, or a review, or even one of those intensely boring unboxing videos (just to see the actual contents inside the box before you buy the product yourself) there's something for everyone on YouTube. But not everyone puts the same amount of effort into their videos, and that's something viewers have to accept. Some make good use of video editing software, and some don't see the point because they feel it's what they have to say that matters.

 

I like the fact that YouTube is open to everyone, and I've been surfing around YouTube long enough to quickly identify boring YouTubers and avoid their videos. There's also the fact that YouTube's search engine has a popularity aspect to it that makes the best videos bubble to the surface according to the given search criteria, so the bad apples tend to be less visible.

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No.

 

There really aren't any TV shows about gaming, retro games, computers, tech, etc. And if there are, it's not much. I appreciate that there are so many Youtubers who create content about my particular interests.

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I think the original quote was something like "writing about music is like dancing about architecture." I think it's pretty similar in that the medium is mainly people talking, so it's like "talking about video games". Essentially, the original quote was saying music should be listened to, not read about. This quote, I think is saying people should be playing video games, not listening/watching someone talk about them.

 

I could be off, but that's how I took it.

 

That said, I watch a lot of YouTube. :-D

 

I personally will look up game play or footage of a game to help me decide if I want to purchase it or look up video reviews. I personally don't think it's the same thing at all. Sure playing the game is great but that's not always possible. Watching game play video is the next best thing.

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When you're at home and in the mood to relax, surfin' the YouTube search engine is a nice way to pass the time.

 

Man, this is not for me. I NEVER just randomly search for videos on YouTube. On top of that, it is confusing to me why anyone would ever want to just sit around and search for random YouTube videos when there is plenty of other content out there that you can consume.

 

When I search on Youtube, it is for something specific. "I wonder if that SNL sketch I remember from 1985 is on here?" The other way I get there is if I am led to it while research something else. For instance, looking up information about a "pull down" resistor led me to some videos about it and looking for information about replacing the plastic bumper on my car led me to some others. However, I would never START with Youtube and just search for random stuff. Because of FOMO, I've tried, and I immediately get frustrated and quit.

 

 

This is a Response to John Hancock's Video

 

 

 

I think this might be an age thing, but more a personality thing. I want there to be some organization (think library style) to help me search. I think organization is good. I think the effort that goes into organization is worth it, and it means that there is some sort of gatekeeper who makes decisions about organizing content. This process also usually leads to some sort of quality control process which has its pros and cons. For instance, quality control might refuse to post your video until you correct the typo IN THE FREAKING TITLE. You even bothered to create a title graphic without checking the grammar. The con of course would be that if for some reason this video (which I haven't watched) adds to our collective human experience then the oppressive grammar quality control process would deprive the rest of the human race from your wisdom.

 

I would be much more likely to use YouTube as a first stop for searches if there were categories, better quality ratings, and some sense that there is someone attempting to organize the thing. I feel this way about Twitch too. Yeah there is good content on there, but I'm not going to sort through everything to find it. I already have a job where I have to organize data for people . . .

 

BTW, this is why I prefer this forum over Facebook or Youtube.

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Man, this is not for me. I NEVER just randomly search for videos on YouTube. On top of that, it is confusing to me why anyone would ever want to just sit around and search for random YouTube videos when there is plenty of other content out there that you can consume.

At my house, we watch a lot more YouTube than anything else. It's more entertaining than most shows on traditional TV these days.

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Didn't watch OP's video.

 

I don't watch video game videos much unless it's a new game (for example the Baby Pac-Man 7800 in development) or a rare game that I've never played before. I don't need to watch someone review Flag Capture for the 2600. I would rather read Video Game Critic's concise and humorous reviews. Unboxing videos are just dumb IMHO.

 

YouTube is awesome in that you can find content on whatever suits your fancy. In my case I enjoy watching concerts whether they're new or old. Also you can find movies and old TV shows that aren't otherwise available on DVD.

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