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Arivia
Mar 17, 2011
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


Steve reviews the cutest card there is: https://youtu.be/fGGKaX1D9Zo

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Endymion FRS MK1
Oct 28, 2011



Wirth1000 posted:

Yeah, but he does it organically as in "hey we're gonna use our tools and our mod mat to take this thing apart" instead of Linus' oh BY THE WAY BUY MY UNDERWAR/AWTER BOTTLE AND ALL THIS poo poo in your face every loving time.

True, I guess it doesn't really bother me

Klyith
Aug 3, 2007

GBS Pledge Week


EpicCodeMonkey posted:

Is there a LTT "tech clown" replacement that doesn't have two baked in sponsor slots, a merchandise plug and a subscription request in every video? I already watch Gamers Nexus for the real info, but need someone to fill my "drops expensive things and sets up a RAID system poorly" desires.

If you think about it, there's probably a direct connection between the rampant commercialism and being able to casually destroy thousands of dollars of stuff every week.


OTOH I've been watching Jayztwocents lately who fits the niche of showing his own fuckups in a humorous way while also not being idiotically clownshoes LTT. He's not my idea of a tech authority, mostly he just bends pipe real good and knows about paint. But he's entertaining enough that I don't fall asleep watching (sometimes a problem with GN).


Endymion FRS MK1 posted:

Doesn't Gamers Nexus have all that too? Granted his sponsor spots are better (EVGA CLC hair cooling and cat website still make me smile) but he also does merch plugs if he uses the modmat or tool set

GN does one sponsor slot, sometimes a post-reel spot for his store, and occasionally plugs the modmats or screwdriver kits whether his or ifixit. The first two are easy to ignore / skip past, and the plugs for tools are usually just filling airtime while he's taking something apart. Which is fine because showing the process is good but he doesn't have anything else to say.

Shut up Meg
Jan 8, 2019

You're safe here.


Wirth1000 posted:

Yeah, but he does it organically as in "hey we're gonna use our tools and our mod mat to take this thing apart" instead of Linus' oh BY THE WAY BUY MY UNDERWAR/AWTER BOTTLE AND ALL THIS poo poo in your face every loving time.

Though I find the 'buy my poo poo!' and a 'now a word from our sponsors' to be irritating, I much prefer them to when sponsor's stuff gets used and it's not clear whether it's being used cause it's the best option or because the presenter was paid to use it.

I'd never base any of my purchasing decisions on LTT, simply because I don't trust their impartiality.

Shut up Meg fucked around with this message at 09:54 on Sep 29, 2019

EpicCodeMonkey
Feb 19, 2011


Shut up Meg posted:

Though I find the 'buy my poo poo!' and a 'now a word from our sponsors' to be irritating, I much prefer them to when sponsor's stuff gets used and it's not clear whether it's being used cause it's the best option or because the presenter was paid to use it.

I'd never base any of my purchasing decisions on LTT, simply because I don't trust their impartiality.

The sponsor slot at the start of the videos is fine, because on Android Youtube it's two-right-taps to skip forward ~20 seconds over it. I just find the constant subscription begging and underwear plugs (on a tech channel?) super grating.

GN is tasteful about his sponsors, and as said above generally isn't too in your face with his merchandise. Besides, at least his mats and knicknacks are tech related, I'd be just as annoyed if he started plugging vitamin supplements or something in every episode.

VostokProgram
Feb 20, 2014



Arivia posted:

Steve reviews the cutest card there is: https://youtu.be/fGGKaX1D9Zo

Oh my god it's adorable

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

#essereFerrari


MKBHD has been killing it lately. Interviews with Satya Nadella and Will Smith.... and Linus is, I dunno, still trying to sell, uh, underwear???

Endymion FRS MK1
Oct 28, 2011



Yes but does Marques have an Anthony

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005


I really wish he would branch off from phones a bit. He is great at what he does but don't really care about each new phone release.

Purgatory Glory
Feb 20, 2005


Wirth1000 posted:

MKBHD has been killing it lately. Interviews with Satya Nadella and Will Smith.... and Linus is, I dunno, still trying to sell, uh, underwear???

You're right, if you ain't got Will Smith what's the point of continuing your channel? Though Linus is on track to reach 10 million before MB. Or was a few weeks ago at least.

Some Goon
Jan 6, 2013

A golden helix streaked skyward from the Helvault. A thunderous explosion shattered the silver monolith and Avacyn emerged, free from her prison at last.



Linus made decent filler content, but Linus in his underwear for multiple seconds was too far. No one needs that.

GeneticWeapon
May 13, 2007



ItBreathes posted:

Linus made decent filler content, but Linus in his underwear for multiple seconds was too far. No one needs that.

Linus has just good enough content to keep me subscribed. Some of his episodes are excellent though.

AlternateAccount
Apr 25, 2005
FYGM

Add to OP, plz:

stevewm
May 10, 2005


My eyes! MY EYES!!!

What have you done!?

EpicCodeMonkey
Feb 19, 2011


What I don't get about it is...why underwear? Branded tech hoodies and water bottles I can at least see people being interested in, but if you're the kind of person in the market for YouTube tech vlogger branded underwear there's a strong chance no one else will ever see it.

Novo
May 13, 2003

Stercorem pro cerebro habes

Soiled Meat

The entire LTT channel is one big exercise in product placement. It can be entertaining but don't kid yourself that the videos are anything but full-length ads with more ads in them.

EpicCodeMonkey
Feb 19, 2011


Yes, of course. We all watch for the expensive parts being dropped, the computers not working after being coated in plastidip, and the software mission critical RAID of software RAIDs - as an actual informative channel it's pretty poor. As a clownshoes outfit, it's OK other than all the sponsor ads and product placement.

But again, why underwear?!

Koskun
Apr 20, 2004
I worship the ground NinjaPablo walks on

60 bucks for a hoodie. 30 bucks for an insulated water bottle. 10 bucks for a lanyard.

I would easily bet you can take the 0 off each of those, and that would be the entire cost (design, manufacture, shipping) of each item.

Online merchandise is a huge profit, so the more items you can get people to buy, the more money you make.

Arivia
Mar 17, 2011
Probation
Can't post for 3 days!


AlternateAccount posted:

Add to OP, plz:



Im pretty sure I have more testosterone than him, a year after getting my dick chopped off.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

#essereFerrari


I've grown a sudden fondness for Austin Evans.

He seems like that ideal mixture of Linus and GamersNexus without being the extreme that they both are.

Mu Zeta
Oct 17, 2002

Me crush ass to dust


Grimey Drawer

It's weird to me that Austin Evans is so muscular.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

#essereFerrari


Mu Zeta posted:

It's weird to me that Austin Evans is so muscular.

He's literally this:

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


His posture bothers me almost as much as Linus' voice

OhFunny
Jun 26, 2013

EXTREMELY PISSED AT THE DNC


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg-qVqjUN_w

hmm yes Linus. Why are people in chat construing your comments here as softly pro-China?

It's almost like western companies shouldn't place Chinese market access above liberty, democracy, human rights. But I guess

"We're not talking about China. We're talking about Blizzard!"

mewse
May 2, 2006




OhFunny posted:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gg-qVqjUN_w

hmm yes Linus. Why are people in chat construing your comments here as softly pro-China?

It's almost like western companies shouldn't place Chinese market access above liberty, democracy, human rights. But I guess

"We're not talking about China. We're talking about Blizzard!"

Luke is 60 in wow classic already, he's a huge blizzard fan

e: oh my god I just got to the part where Linus is like "actually, as a business owner,"

mewse fucked around with this message at 02:36 on Oct 12, 2019

Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


I for one am shocked that Linus tone deaf on this issue.

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

#essereFerrari


It would appear that Austin Evans' staffer/editor, the Ken guy, exclusively wears anime girl t-shirts.

Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


Wirth1000 posted:

It would appear that Austin Evans' staffer/editor, the Ken guy, exclusively wears anime girl t-shirts.

Hell, same.

monsterzero
May 12, 2002
I HAVE POKED YOU IN THE EYE... WITH DEMOCRACY!

Lipstick Apathy

The true crime is the fifteen cuts a second and not the waifu shirts

Skeezy
Jul 3, 2007





Wirth1000 posted:

It would appear that Austin Evans' staffer/editor, the Ken guy, exclusively wears anime girl t-shirts.

Im going to assume thats his branding at this point.

K8.0
Feb 26, 2004

Her Majesty's 56th Regiment of Foot

RGB Confirmed Garbage

Former Human
Oct 15, 2001



AlternateAccount posted:

Add to OP, plz:



Speaking as an American, we see Canadians as either two types, the bearded burly lumberjack/Ice Road Trucker type, or the Linus dweeb type.

EpicCodeMonkey
Feb 19, 2011


Well, I found an extension (not sure if it was mentioned here or on Reddit) that solves my quest for fewer underwear commercials - SponsorBlock:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...n/sponsorblock/

Smart idea, marking the sponsor slots on videos is crowdsourced from everyone that has the extension. When a sponsor slot is marked by any of the users, that portion of the video is automatically skipped for everyone else that views that video from thereon out. So far it's already had slots marked for me for all the usual suspects like LTT minutes after the videos go live.

Shut up Meg
Jan 8, 2019

You're safe here.


EpicCodeMonkey posted:

Well, I found an extension (not sure if it was mentioned here or on Reddit) that solves my quest for fewer underwear commercials - SponsorBlock:

https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/fi...n/sponsorblock/

Smart idea, marking the sponsor slots on videos is crowdsourced from everyone that has the extension. When a sponsor slot is marked by any of the users, that portion of the video is automatically skipped for everyone else that views that video from thereon out. So far it's already had slots marked for me for all the usual suspects like LTT minutes after the videos go live.

I love you. Thanks.

Harminoff
Oct 24, 2005


That's awesome! Now we just need something like that for podcasts

Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


I ended up on one of this guy's videos as I was looking up how to repair a wireless receiver and... well...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jPmksRxbWWo

Unrelated to tech, but I checked out that Funky Munky Wrassling thing and it's quite something.

Mr.Radar
Nov 5, 2005

You guys aren't going to believe this, but that guy is our games teacher.


Gamers Nexus just released a review of the Vortex "4D environment simulator", which is a weird gimmick device that will make for a good episode of LGR Oddware in 20 years:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c0Q285Cp8nE

The device and the video itself is not particularly interesting, however what is interesting is to contrast their video with the Linus Tech Tips video on the same device:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9aULhzn37DE

You can see how Gamers Nexus did actual measurements and tore the device down to see how it worked on a hardware level, and showed how the software used the video and audio from your computer to (attempt to) generate the appropriate effect with specific examples that highlight the failings of the device whereas Linus just played a few random games and said it sucked. Now, it's pretty obvious the device is terrible but these videos really highlight the contrast between the styles of the two channels where GN does a lot more research and objective measurement and Linus just YOLOs it. (Also I just realized that LTT has nearly 9.4 MILLION subscribers whereas GN has less than 1/10th that at only 680 thousand )

Wirth1000
May 12, 2010

#essereFerrari


Was Linus really good back in the day? Im having a hard time figuring out how he managed to garner 9 mil subs on the type of content he peddles.

I think he was around 7 or 8 mil when I started watching.

cage-free egghead
Mar 8, 2004

Ready to eat me, sir!


LTT is an tech entertainment channel and shouldn't really be taken for anything more than that. Occasionally they have some sound advice and neat videos but for the most part he knows exactly what he's doing and has shifted away from doing actual reviews and more towards making entertaining and less serious tech stuff. I don't blame him either because it is interesting to see some of these ridiculous projects and such. GNexus is just an underrated analysis channel that holds different values.

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Theophany
Jul 22, 2014

"This is only the beginning of the reckoning. This is only the first sip, the first foretaste of a bitter cup which will be proffered to us year by year unless, by a supreme recovery of moral health and martial vigour, we arise again and take our stand for freedom as in the olden time."


Wirth1000 posted:

Was Linus really good back in the day? Im having a hard time figuring out how he managed to garner 9 mil subs on the type of content he peddles.

I think he was around 7 or 8 mil when I started watching.

It was alright before it became a parody of itself. They hit a purple patch a couple of years back when they did some cool feature-length build videos like the PC in a desk and a couple of way OTT water cooled builds, whereas if you look at their latest one for a Hackintosh, most of the video is Linus tearing apart a Power Mac G5 chassis like an enraged chimp.

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