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buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Marques Brownlee/MKBHD is probably my favorite because a lot of his PC videos are SFF focused.

Jayztwocents is the runner up just because of his "still cool gamer dad" aesthetic, but his videos can be a little clickbaity. His reviews tend to examine products on day-to-day practicality which is something I dont see many people actually do that well. Him and Marques are two people I think I could enjoy a long dinner with since they seem like well rounded dudes outside of YouTube.

Linus is a necessary evil for me because of the massive amount of things he reviews. His channel tends to review things first, more or less competently. Clickbait galore but I get YouTube capitalism favors clickbait and who wants to leave money on the table. Surprised no one has said it yet, probably because you're much nicer people than me, but my ears bleed when listening to Linus speak. He did a video review once where he was sick, and it was actually kind of nice to watch/listen to because that cursed voice of his wasn't assaulting my ears. I don't really hate the guy personally because I know he's attracting a certain audience (and I'd be doing stupid videos too for money.) But I get the feeling he's probably a bit obnoxious in person.

Good thread idea by the way. I used to read MaximumPC a bunch as a kid and now that print is gone, YT is the new hotness and there's a mountain of crap people to sift through.

buglord fucked around with this message at 18:28 on Jun 13, 2018

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buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Linus did an amusing video where he used liquid filled copper tubing running throughout his room as a CPU heatsink. Yeah there was no reason why the video should have existed but I can say that about the hydraulic press / pointless experiment channels im subscribed to which bring me literal hours of joy.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Wirth1000 posted:

Also, Steve "Computer Jesus" Burke did a thing with this pretty interesting cooler:

for whatever reason the camerawork and the goony dude give me total TechTV vibes.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

I misclicked an old LTT video and decided "what the heck, ill let it play". Linus' voice wasn't bad at all back then. I get that youtube/twitch personalities generally have to adjust their voice to appeal to a wider audience, but today's high pitched Linus sounds awful by comparison. I want to know if he's aware of the change.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

mewse posted:

Holy man now I'm imagining ben heck watching the lovely heatsink series of videos and cringing

I love your pro posting gangtag. where did you get it?

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

I wish Nexus guy cleaned himself up a bit. He looks like he crawled out from a goon den. That said the quality of his content is pretty good. Most of the stuff goes over my head but he sums up the important points very well.

He also seems to value trust of his viewers, so much so that he released this 25 minute cringe-train.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3n80GxU-Zs

CoolerMaster gave him a factory tour, a review case with custom filter, and literal pounds of candy filled inside. He ends up having his team spend twice as long reviewing this case to find something, anything redeeming about this case because it was performing badly in everything. After failing to find anything of positive substance, he releases this video where he pretty thoroughly reviews it, showing all the flaws, and looking genuinely upset that he's going to ruin at least a few people's days.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

snickothemule posted:

Dude owns. Duke Nukem haircut in a polo and veneers the man in single handedly keeping the 90's alive.

that teethy grin bothers me so much

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord


Jay from Tek Everything is a pretty sweet dude. He covers tech and home entertainment, but has a pretty big interest in ITX productivity & gaming builds. He sorta fell off the side of the earth in the past year, but it looks like he's back to producing stuff. In the age of whacky youtube personalities, its nice to see folks who are natural.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

OhFunny posted:

It's also nice to see Linus the person and not the character he plays.

Christ he's such an easier person to listen to. Don't know why he doesn't just do this.

e: Just finished it. I feel bad for hating on the dude so much because he actually seems like a really cool person to work with, not just tolerate. Thanks for postin this.

buglord fucked around with this message at 04:55 on Jul 31, 2019

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

The accents in Hardware Unboxed bother me almost as much as Linus' voice. Still feel bad about him almost quitting youtube, its fun to rib him.

Someone here said it best about Linus:

OhFunny posted:

It's also nice to see Linus the person and not the character he plays.
I'd like to see more of him

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Upset about JayzTwoCents. He was who I watched about as much as GN. I gave up on Hardware Canucks recently because now they’re pretty much doing sponsored videos and seems to be thirsty for Razer. Sucks because they had some good itx case coverage.

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

can the hardware unboxed guy please shave his handlebar mustache what in the world does he think that does for him

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Is tech deals the same channel where that guy smiles way too creepily

buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Jeff Fatwood posted:

Adding to above: he's an open carrying Texas chud.

Cool/ok videos, poor judgement, awkward guy, poo poo politics

I totally thought this was LGR/Lazy Game Reviews guy and felt really sad at first.

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buglord
Jul 31, 2010




Buglord

Nitr0 posted:

I used to know Linus from years back before he became a YouTube superstar and he was a nice guy.

Cheers

said it multiple times before itt but I wish he did videos as Linus Sebastian and not Linus the Youtube Star. He seems genuinely cool in his crossover vids. I guess hes stuck being that character now

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