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Grassble
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I have been watching youtube gamers on youtube recently (Pewdiepie, total biscuit, tobuscus, etc.). I realized that some youtubers view the other youtubers who gain fans off of doing immature things inferior to others. They think that they do not deserve the viewers that they get, because of their lack of maturity in their content. They feel they deserve more subscribers because they work hard to put out their content while others do not do much work. I was wondering what your opinions on this matter was.

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partydevil
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who cares? it's just youtube.
the game(s) itself is more important then some random kids saying BS on youtube while trying to be "cool"

pickpocket
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^true
I dont care how hard you work on your videos. I sub to those who are entertaining.

kirks011
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I dont find it a problem as well. Youtube is a mostly unrestricted site for videos, many of which happen to be random, or rude and what not to something (person, place, game, etc.) People watch whatever they find entertaining, so if some guy makes a stupid video that took him 5 mins to make and he gets 1,000,000 views, congrats to him.

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Since youtube has been out for what is approaching 7 years and 100000+ terrabytes of content has been uploaded, it is becoming increasingly more difficult to gain a permanent audience in the youtube community, even if you do appeal to the theme. A new guy has to not only compete with the veterans (who have their videos with high views pushed to the top of a search list), but many other hopefuls as well. While it may seem that viewers believe popular commentators don't deserve their popularity, they have to understand that they must make the Let's Play interesting. If you're just going with the flow and presenting the game as-is with monotonous voice-over, that can get boring as hell. You can see how commentators like Uberhaxornova and Seananners get around this problem. They are obviously gamers, but they are also skilled ACTORS; they are proficient at improvisation and witty dialogue on the spot.

Secondly, they have to understand that their subscribers are a collection of users who CHOOSE to subscribe to them. It's a no-brainer, but if you're someone who spends time on Youtube, you find that brains are in short supply there.

So I can live with both of those problems. I can't, however, contain myself when users come up with the idea that Let's Plays of video games are 100% their [the commentators'] property, thus anyone else who decides to do a Let's Play of the same video game is guilty of "plagiarism" and "leeching of funds". It boggles my mind. They aren't Reply Girls who latch unto each other's videos in hopes people will watch theirs and receive money from it; it's their own special perspective on a video game which has no similarities to another.

Here's Nova's perspective on the gaming community nonense

partydevil
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this is "zero punctuation". the only reviewer i trust. =P

sourwhatup2
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To be completely honest, no matter how hard you work.. No matter how hard you try.. If you are entertaining, you will get subscribers.

So even if you're a complete imbecile, you can get 100's of thousands of subscribers while the person that puts 10 hours into 1 video doesn't get much.

Seriously I only subscribe to people who I can actually enjoy to watch play, but usually after a certain amount of time I unsubscribe because the seize to entertain me.

All in all the YouTube drama stuff and all of that, is more just a publicity stunt in my opinion and those who go to channels and find them interesting stay.

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I really like Gaming Mill. Very funny stuff- he basically does game review parodies of all the people who try way too hard in their gaming videos. I've been subscribed for a while and I've never been disappointed. He always makes me laugh. :-)

Grassble
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I agree with Nova had to say on this subject. It is weird to see him do something serious though. I agree I don't mind there being Let's Players who just do it for money but I feel bad for the people who try very hard to put out their videos and do not get the recognition they deserve.

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no idea about it.play my games continue.

xNightwish
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You know. I find the Youtuber Robbaz a good one. He is funny and he is a good gamer. He does things which seem crazy (sometimes childish) and insane but somehow it always works. Now advertising for him just wanted to share a interesting one, because I haven't seen many like him.

pickpocket
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^Heck, we doing shout outs now? KYR SP33DY is my favorite. Him and the crew are hilarious.

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I know I don't really need to say much, because they got picked up by Machinima, but the Two Best Friends Play are my favorite Let's Players for sure. They're hilarious, and they don't don't play many mainstream games, which keeps the novelty up.

Grassble
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My favorite youtube commentators would have to be either Totalhalibut or Nalif. Nalif needs more viewers though, he is not well known.

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I love Yogscast/BlueXephos.They commentate awesome games.Though,there are idiots out there who think they're a minecraft channel and hate them for doing other games.They're a gaming/commentator channel.They play random,mostly EPIC games!Minecraft is just one of their specialties.

light_chaser
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I like the yogscast, and my friend recently introduced me to skydoesminecraft...
I scream you scream we all scream for butter.
I also like paulsoaresjr...

minecraft ftw.

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