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Why the home page of YouTube is full of game play videos?

Discussion in 'YouTube' started by ADHD-Dude, Jul 25, 2012.

  1. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    Why the home page of YouTube is full of game play videos?

    Every day the home page is full of them, on youtube there are other videos uploaded that get views and have better content but don't appear on the front page ?

    The home page used to be full of news reports, music videos, defranco and other shit.

    Now there is only shit with minecraft game play?

    Why the moderators aren't changing this? Do they care?
     
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  2. Provo

    Provo Registered Member

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    Youre right. I HATE this minecraft videos. In germany the YT-Frontpage is allways full of this shit. Dont know why.. I think this freaks have a big fanbase, so they get a lot of views. Crazy.
     
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    They are on the front page because they are the most popular videos, don't hate them, make money from it.
     
  4. ADHD-Dude

    ADHD-Dude Power Member

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    They are not the most popular videos, and the game play channels are old, have subscribers, get 100k views from mobile. There are many people that star video games channels but they suck and are boring.

    Is YouTube promoting this channels because Machinima is paying better that other advertisers?
     
  5. zombie29

    zombie29 Newbie

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    Either these guys are using bots or the videos are actually that popular. I remember Minecraft blowing up pretty big back in late high school/early university so it's not out of the question.

    Why anyone would want to watch a video of someone else playing a video game I'll never know.
     
  6. plainjane

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    Many gameplay peeps are cheaters. Im getting sick of them doing this as well. First it was Whiteboy and now its all kinds of gameplay people.
     
  7. willo556

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    You really would be surprised at the huge fan base Minecraft people that are always on the frontpage have, The Yogscast are pretty massive nowadays. Their main channel being BlueXephos has a staggering: 2,100,542 Subs and 1,139,463,440 Video Views. And that isn't even the only Yogscast account! There are other pretty big ones too, I'm sure there is going to be a hell of a lot more Minecraft soon.

    Also the amount of people that register for a Minecraft account per second, its pretty insane... The counter just goes up and up http://www.minecraft.net/

    I think the way they are putting videos on the homepage and into the different categories as most viewed is also a tad flawed... Not that I have anything against Asian people, but in the Entertainment section for like the past month all I have had is a very irritating Asian Talent or singing program (I don't know what language it was, I couldn't make out anything that was going on), but the thing is... I have my settings set to UK, don't really expect things for a month that you can't understand.
     
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  8. SUPERHIGH

    SUPERHIGH Registered Member

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    if youve ever used a youtube views network like vagex youll see nothing but video game videos as well :)
     
  9. AudioMacOSX

    AudioMacOSX Junior Member

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    You're right, 9 of the first 13 videos listed on YouTube's homepage are about video games. 5 of those are about Minecraft. I clicked into one and it was just a couple guys playing Minecraft and it was a 30 minute video, omg it was so boring. And there were people leaving comments like crazy and they were just loving the video. Why do people watch these and why not just play the game rather than watch other people playing the game? so weird
     
  10. Adam Rock

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    Because gaming videos is the biggest market.

    See with random shit like shane dawson, that's a hit and a miss. Some like it, some don't, and there's really no way of telling who will like it and who won't.

    Gaming videos are easier to figure out who will like it and who won't, simple sales will tell numbers. and with games it's not like it will different shit, it's the same shit over and over again so people will always keep coming back because hey, the world's a dumbass.

    TL;DR Mass upload gaming videos in the thousands because they get viewed the most.
     
  11. camly513

    camly513 Newbie

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    LOL Yeaa! Even though I watch some myself, there's soooo many people just playing games and constantly uploading it up on youtube. I guess its an easy way to may money. Play games without the scripts.