After months or even years of debate, and a Gamescom where I finally changed my mind, we are today announcing the Gamersyde Youtube channel. You'll find there all our videos within minutes of them being online on the main site. Update: Youtube has closed our account without any explanations except that we broke the community guidelines. We'll try and contact them but knowing Google there is little chance we'll be able to appeal. Oh well...
First, and by far the most important point. This is no way changes what makes Gamersyde what it is: The quality of our videos. Absolutely nothing changes, we've been making sure for almost 10 years now that we have the best video quality for gaming videos on the net, and while you won't get this on the Youtube channel, you'll still get it on the site as it has always been.
There are two reasons for this channel to exist. The first one is that (sadly) many people on younger side seem to think that youtube is basically the only place to watch videos on the internet, and while I find it sad that they do not get to enjoy these videos as they should be seen, I'd rather have them see our content with the proper Gamersyde attribution than without it.
That's the second point, we noticed during Gamescom a rather alarming number of our videos being posted on Youtube. Some with proper attribution, that's more or less acceptable, but quite a few went and removed our logos and watermarks and posted the video as their own. And within these few, one individual in particular went as far as to contest our removal request from Youtube, claiming that he was basically doing us a service by posting videos from such a crummy site as ours on his popular Youtube channel. And while we certainly are not done with this person, it was quite a blow for us to see such an attitude.
So there you have it, our own Youtube channel. I can't say I'm thrilled, but at least I've done this properly and shouldn't take any of our rather limited time. Enjoy!
And plenty of those examples are online PVP games too. Quake Champions probably isn't one of them :D (4 Hours ago)
@MrWhite: No, not really. There are loads of examples of games with microtransactions that don't influence the game design or pollute the basic user experience. (4 Hours ago)
Could you imagine back when arena shooters like Q3A were very popular, and the cunts introduced pay to win bollocks like EA, 2k, Activision et al are doing? Imagine what that would have done. (7 Hours ago)
meanwhile on the other end, some kid who just bought the game is playing as Wigan, but they're playing like Real Madrid and giving your superstars a tanking. Time to dip into your pocket to buy packs (7 Hours ago)
Online play is so heavily scripted, your team inexplicably feels like a bunch of fat pub players in a sunday league side, and you're supposed to be in control of world class athletes (7 Hours ago)
I mean, if you look at Fifa online, I've been saying for years that thing is a fix and my mates looked at me like I was mental. (7 Hours ago)
@GriftGFX: But you know it will in some shape or form. It hurts the game by default just by being there in the same way microtransactions and all that other shite does. (7 Hours ago)