GAMERSYDE Sunday, September 1, 2013 | 7:21 AM

A Youtube channel for Gamersyde

A Youtube channel for Gamersyde

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!

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Commented on 2013-08-31 16:15:50
cool, and subscribed.
Commented on 2013-08-31 16:17:08
Subed and most important thing quote :
"This is no way changes what makes Gamersyde what it is: The quality of our videos."
Thank you
Commented on 2013-08-31 16:18:39
Understood and accepted..... and subbed :)
Commented on 2013-08-31 16:31:22
thats a good step ahead, this will increase gamersyde's user base for sure but I would use our website to download and stream videos over buggy youtube, I hate it when youtube stops streaming for unknown reason or streams to a certain point and then suddenly its gone and restreaming again
Commented on 2013-08-31 16:34:42
Good reasons, I can totally understand them.

I would suggest to make a comment + link on each posted Youtube Video to make clear, that the video quality on the main homepage is better.

EDIT: ok, you've already done that ;)
Commented on 2013-08-31 17:55:57
Instant subscribe.
Commented on 2013-08-31 18:03:45
Awesome, just a little tip. At the end of the videos or in the description section make sure to put in a little note: If you want to download the uncompressed/high quality version, make sure to go to gamersyde.com.
Commented on 2013-08-31 18:07:01 In reply to Antaros
Posted by Antaros
Awesome, just a little tip. At the end of the videos or in the description section make sure to put in a little note: If you want to download the uncompressed/high quality version, make sure to go to gamersyde.com.
Sadly we can't do that automatically, at least not without reencoding the video before uploading to youtube, something I don't want to do since it would use our meagre cpu resources for that.
Commented on 2013-08-31 18:45:05 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Sadly we can't do that automatically, at least not without reencoding the video before uploading to youtube, something I don't want to do since it would use our meagre cpu resources for that.
What about YouTube's quotation system?
Commented on 2013-08-31 18:48:20 In reply to Stoffinator
Posted by Stoffinator
What about YouTube's quotation system?
It has to be done manually, no api to do that.
Commented on 2013-08-31 18:59:40
no comment section?? well you wont have a popular channel thats for sure
Commented on 2013-08-31 19:43:33 In reply to GangStarr
Posted by GangStarr
no comment section?? well you wont have a popular channel thats for sure
Youtube comments drive me completely crazy, no way I'm going to moderate such a cesspool.
Commented on 2013-08-31 19:44:46
subbed

its crazy to hear how long gamersyde has been around, been a member since 2005 - guess for the launch of current gen systems. Only place i go to for game trailers etc, great site and keep up the great work
Commented on 2013-08-31 20:00:49
it's about damn time ... maybe all those link I keep putting in the comments got you thinking blimblim ;)
Commented on 2013-08-31 20:20:01 In reply to xiler8er360
Posted by xiler8er360
subbed

its crazy to hear how long gamersyde has been around, been a member since 2005 - guess for the launch of current gen systems. Only place i go to for game trailers etc, great site and keep up the great work
me too, even if i really dont post here at all this is one of my favourite sites for not only game trailers but gameplay, not so well known games, and lately to take a look at the reviews.

i´ll use the channell to check some of the videos from my ps3. Thanks for the great work, Blimblim and the rest of the crew, hope everything keeps going great, you really deserve it.
Commented on 2013-08-31 21:07:31
Good luck, hope it earns you some revenues :)
Commented on 2013-08-31 21:20:04
Wow, didn't know it's been 10 years. Been here since '04. That's pretty scummy, people stealing your content and posting it to youtube without watermarks.

Good decision in not allowing comments, it's not worth it.

Best of luck with this!
Commented on 2013-08-31 21:47:17
Great move fellas. Now all the donkeys that think Youtube is the best quaility to see something may see your links back here for the higher quality videos :)
Commented on 2013-08-31 22:33:29
Subbed :D

But I'll obviously stay with the site for the real HD quality and occasional 60FPS goodness.
Commented on 2013-08-31 22:43:58 In reply to Anvil
Occasional? ;p
Commented on 2013-08-31 22:46:48
Awesome, bold and interesting decision! Subbed.
Commented on 2013-08-31 23:51:30
Damn, almost ten years! Time flies indeed (been here about 7,5 years myself)!

Haven't been gaming much -if at all- for the past few years, but I still frequent this site on a daily basis...it's sort of burnt into my daily routine...can't really help myself, haha... :P

But just wanted to voice my support and wish you guys the best!
Commented on 2013-09-01 00:27:01
but whenever I go here to see the new videos or care about the channel but it remains so good site
Commented on 2013-09-01 03:20:50 In reply to BlimBlim
Posted by BlimBlim
Youtube comments drive me completely crazy, no way I'm going to moderate such a cesspool.
You don't have to. Leave it out in the wild. Afterall, you're just using the site to host videos on. It's not like here where you have to keep a lid on things.
Commented on 2013-09-01 03:34:40
Subscribed! : )
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