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Watch me freak out on this

CaspersightCaspersight Posts: 29
Brain Burst
tell me what you think! its terrifying

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  • benplacebenplace Posts: 769
    Neo
    I think you are a grown man, start acting like one...  I hate this YouTube generation of kids that would rather watch other people play games than just play the games themselves...
  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,018 Valuable Player
    edited August 2016
    Oh crap what was that... Oh Shhh.. Oh... it's a loading screen.

    Seriously?

    @benplace what you have here is person # 9,833,625 trying to cash in on the coattails of other big Youtubers (like Pewdiepie) who have made lots of money being purely hyperbolic when playing video games.  It's the scourge of youtube for serious gamers, but there is an audience for it (mostly kids and immature adults) and sometimes it can be quite amusing. It has to be viewed as a form of comedy which is pretty subjective.

    Caspersight has just started his channel which means he joins the massive list of millions of Youtubers who think they are going to make it by posting the same stuff that's seen elsewhere. Sadly very few last the distance and even fewer make it big enough to be worthwhile. I genuinely say good luck to him but he's several years too late imo. The heyday for growing an audience and being original was around 6-8 years ago. Now there's massive corporate investment  in select channels, TV studios moving into Youtube, people approaching Youtube as a business and channels with high production values to compete against. It was always a tough campaign and now it's even harder. The only way he's going to make it is if an investor or talent scout sees some sort of ways they can make money out of him and gives him a break. 

    I've offered some advice before within my network (Fullscreen) to new Youtubers and in this instance, if he really enjoys just making videos then keep on doing it for fun and don't worry about the subscribers or ad revenue. Maybe one day he'll make that one video that's AWESOME and gets noticed. Perhaps this is the lure for many new channels that they'll get a lucky break.

    As for a generation watching rather than playing, I believe you shouldn't paint all channels with the same brush. I've just posted a gameplay preview of RollerGirls for example which shows some gameplay with no hyperbole commentary. Simply to showcase the game for those wanting to see more of it in action before they make a decision to buy it. Sure, people can use Steam's refund policy but it's a safer bet to just watch a video to get a feel for it. You also have to consider some people are very much into the gaming thing but might not have the means to buy/play games - remember Youtube is a global thing and those in poorer countries might just want to watch to see what's happening. There's also people out there that can be quite entertaining when they are playing (without being hyperbolic) and have built up their fans for just being that.


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  • OpticKingOpticKing Posts: 1,185
    Wintermute
    I think you guys should give this dude a break, he seems to be having fun with it. That in of itself is worth a watch (If you're into that) if not there is a saying from ages past, if you don't have anything nice to say it's better to say nothing at all. Instead of pissing on this guy just because you don't like it, click the close button and move onto something that does interest you. OP keep doing what you're doing if you enjoy it (seems like it) you'll probably get less jumpy over everything with some more horror plays.
  • benplacebenplace Posts: 769
    Neo
    So Zenbane....Umm you know most employers would discourage the act of watching these videos at work, right?
  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,018 Valuable Player
    edited August 2016
    Just to be clear guys don't ignore the part where I said: "if he really enjoys just making videos then keep on doing it for fun and don't worry about the subscribers or ad revenue."

    I did not say he should give up.

    I have a lot of experience with advice for starting/smaller Youtube channels, most likely more than you guys telling me to give him a break. I am giving him a break. I am being realistic having seen 1000s of other similar youtube channels like his. There are so many wannabe youtube channels on my network and in my circles all in the same boat and it's those who take heed to sound advice and better themselves that are the ones who stand a greater chance of success if that's what they are after.

    However, there's a danger that people come to forums (not just this one), not participate at all in the community and use it as a platform to spam their Youtube videos hoping to get some extra hits - it certainly worked in this case as I watched both of his videos in their entirety.  I think y'all know what I'm talking about. It's poor etiquette and I've mentioned this about some other people on these forums before (and surprise surprise they gave up in the end not mentioning any names because there's few views to be gained from posting Youtube videos here). IMO there a line between posting Youtube content that's useful to others and just spamming your latest video for the lols and potential hits. 

    And you can still call me a meanie all you like but putting it in perspective. He posted this thread (see below) to promote his first Dreadhalls video and it has 188 views (he could have just updated that thread and promoted both his videos in one swoop but instead went for a new topic). 

    https://forums.oculus.com/community/discussion/40654/new-oculus-rift-dedicated-youtube-channel-so-funny#latest

    His first Dreadhalls video has 63 views which not all will have come from these forums.  So the conversion from thread views to video views isn't that great, but every little helps.




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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,865 Valuable Player
    edited August 2016
    benplace said:
    So Zenbane....Umm you know most employers would discourage the act of watching these videos at work, right?
    Not in the Info Tech departments lol

    I've PvP'd just about every boss I ever had.


    "I have a lot of experience with small Youtube channels, most likely more than you guys"

    Shadow, I want you to take a moment to think about what you just said right there lol

    *waits*

    Okay if you still think you made a valid point then I will counter with this: YouTube exists on the Internet, and I seem to have way more experience with the Internet than likely most of you guys :p

    "IMO there a line between posting Youtube content that's useful to others and just spamming your latest video for the lols and potential hits."

    If we replace "latest video for the lols and potential hits" with "Porn", then you suddenly will promote the effort for free.
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,018 Valuable Player
    edited August 2016
    @ Zenbane, that's funny but I hope you are being facetious unless I could have phrased that better... You were probably waiting for the opportune moment to bring up the VR porn games  (again). Well there you go.  Revel in you moment whilst I go and have a digital w**k. 

     ;) 

    I apologize Caspersight if I come across course, but will publicly say if you want some more advice then feel free to PM me and I'll gladly offer you some pointers. Same goes for anyone else.




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  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,865 Valuable Player
    Yeah I'm just using mild rhetoric for the sake of entertainment, only half of which (maybe less) had a real point. I don't think there is a real issue here; but if it's gonna be talked about, might as well be enjoyable!
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  • Shadowmask72Shadowmask72 Posts: 4,018 Valuable Player
    Your advice in your earlier post was spot on Zenbane.


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  • Gwiz84Gwiz84 Posts: 292
    Nexus 6
    Personally I am just amazed at the incredible amount of deductions you guys are making based on the video and the short text he posted lol
  • ZenbaneZenbane Posts: 14,865 Valuable Player
    It's the Internet, everyone gains Perception +100 after completing any community sharing registration form.
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  • WarblokeWarbloke Posts: 931
    3Jane

    Personally I am just amazed that based on what I've seen in this forum already, that in Zanbane's own post he points out that even his own buddy thinks he's a dumbass... and no one is jumping on that.

    Fortunately I am too mature and above that sort of thing.

    "You can't believe everything you read on the Internet " :- Abraham Lincoln 
  • Gwiz84Gwiz84 Posts: 292
    Nexus 6
    +1 for the d&d reference Zenbane :P
  • vlodatovlodato Posts: 132
    Art3mis
    i hate how people hate on something that doesn't effect them. dont like the video then dont watch it. no one put a gun to your head and said watch this. twitch(when you find the right channel) can provide hours of free entertainment. whether its checking out a new game, watching a bunch of teams try to be worlds first beating a destiny raid, watching someone enjoy a game you love to play while being able to interact with him and the community at the same time. i was quite depressed about 2 years back then i found twitch and a steamer i loved to watch. They are on a specific schedule and they are always on. being able to just interact with people that have the same passion for a video game as you do can be quite satisfying. sure some of the over exaggerating and screaming yelling entertainers(ppie) can be annoying and seem to be more geared towards children but if you just assume all streamer/content creators are like that then i feel bad you have to miss out on all the fun. Plus i get to watch all day at work which really passes the time nicely.
  • jademanjademan Posts: 268
    Nexus 6
    Personally, I love these Dreadhalls videos, and laughed my butt off at this one. I guess they make me feel better about not having played through more than 15 minutes of the game myself!  Thanks for the laughs, Caspersight!
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