Rizz Rant: YouTube Power Trip

YouTube is a fun place to be and, honestly, it’s a place where I can watch videos on just about anything and everything.

However, it seems that there is a image problem for YouTube superstars.

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First, you have heard an enormous amount of hate towards the Fine Bros. and their “REACT” series trademark bullcrap and how that would affect YouTube videos, gaming videos, Jump Scare videos and other videos of those kinds that React videos would hurt.

Next, you have the story of LionMaker, a Minecraft Let’s Player allegedly putting up private servers for his fans (good, right?) only to privately messaging underage fans to have sexually explicit conversations with them.

Now, you got Toby Turner’s situation. Toby I liked. I actually followed and subbed his vlog before he even started his Tobuscus Plays. I was a big fan when I was a kid because he had a life that I wanted and actually could communicate to the people in a way where he was able to use a strange deep voice and acted like a total fool.

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I’m going to post the article HERE. This is not me saying he’s guilty or innocent, that will come later when I have enough evidence. I don’t have anything to say about this situation until the truth of the story comes out, because right now it’s he said/she said. I have something else that I need to explain, and it might sound like a weird old-timey thing for me to say.

The one thing that the Fine Bros, LionMaker and Tobuscus have in common are that they started their channels fairly young and when you combine a popular vlog to popularity on YouTube, you start to see your sub rate increase and your likes go up and your comments telling you how good you are and how they’re following you and how awesome you are and whatnot, you get a great feeling! Heck, when I get one new sub (FROM RIZZPLAYSGAMES) I get very excited, imagine how awesome it would be if I get 100x the subs for every month you’ve been in business? Imagine 1000x, 2000x, 5000x, etc. You’re popular.

Now, that’s where the problem lies, I think. Guys like Tobuscus, Fine Bros and LionMaker believes that they have support, the admiration of every single one of their subs that if they do something stupid they won’t get caught, and if they DO get caught they can make damn sure that if they make a video explaining their problems that their group of millions and millions of fans will back them, even if they’re just blowing smoke up their ass.

That’s their ignorance. The YouTube admiration and money make these guys think that they can do anything and waltz out unscathed. However, one false move and it can all crumble and Fine Bros realized (and Toby is starting to realize) really quickly how that admiration on YouTube can turn on them and the power lies in pressing that one button to unsubscribe and start the bleeding out process of subs.

I don’t honestly know if I will get popular with my channel…at all, even. I just post videos because I want to post videos and if I get popular YAY (and, also, what the hell are you doing with your lives?)

Heck, even if I did get popular (even if it’s a few hundred/thousand subs) my mindset would seriously be “DON’T MESS UP DON’T MESS UP DON’T MESS UP DON’T MESS UP DID I MESS UP?!” knowing that there are 100-1000+ people watching me every time I post ANYTHING because I know there are going to be people out there trying to take me down a peg.

But I believe that no matter what I do I want to succeed at it with honor and dignity. How that happens with YouTube is beyond me and, honestly, that’s what is happening with the top stars on YouTube. They’re getting too big for YouTube.

Video game themed Things: Dad Edition!

Ladies and Gentlemen, Welcome back! Its been a while but your favorite post on the internet at this date and time, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! This week is video game dads!

First up!

Dad recreates Final Fantasy VII Summons….with a swiffer!

He mostly got it…..

Next!

Dad of the Year edits Link to the Past so that Link can be any gender!

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Well done. You can head over here and check out all of the details! 

And the only thing not dad related is The Joy of Mario Making with Bob Ross!

Two thumbs up to this guy. spot on Bob Ross mannerisms!

Thats all i have for you this week in Video Game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for More!

Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

First up!

User CaptainSparklez on youtube teamed with Verizon to create a functioning cell phone in Minecraft.

Including VIDEO CALLS

Next up!

Not sure that anyone would really want to make this transformation but from Woman to Trevor from gta v….

Wow. Just wow. Also not going to lie but I got distracted by her dog.

Last but not least,

Rizz brought this awesome rapper to my attention. None of that statement is sarcasm. I bought the track and you can too. http://yungtown.bandcamp.com/

Ive listened to it too many times to count since I got it.

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!

 

Rizz Rant: YouTube Red

 

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Now, I was with YouTube when they changed formats and their websites and their logos and backed their stars when they got attacked about how much they made and when they expanded into the realm of video games. That was fine. Perfectly fine for me, perfectly fine for you, perfectly fine for everybody around me.

However, that might all change.

In a few days, YouTube Red is debuting. What is YouTube Red? A subscription service…for YouTube. With the $9.99 per month subscription you get ad-free YouTube videos, a Google (or “The Goog”) Play Music account, and the ability to watch and listen YouTube videos offline while you’re out and about.

I, honestly, don’t know how I feel about this.

They’re trying to get the Amazon Prime people in things that people see for free over the internet. Don’t believe me? There are ten projects (albeit good concepts) that will only be available, one of which is a “Scare PewDiePie” show (from the makers of Walking Dead [wait, what?]). pewdiepie__ghost_scare_by_arashidaisuki-d4ubtyoif you’re paying $9.99 per month to YouTube.

Why?

Why is YouTube going to this extreme? They don’t need to be Amazon Prime or Hulu or anything else. They’re friggin’ YouTube! They’re bigger than Amazon and Hulu! They don’t need to do any of this and, honestly, who is YouTube Red’s core audience, here?

The only people I can see that will buy something like this are the people who are tired of seeing ads in their videos (which is what pays the highest of high YouTubers, by the way).

Maybe I’m just a little skeptical but, honestly, would you buy a YouTube subscription? Leave it in the comments below.

Rizz Plays Games and Might Make Opinions: Jimmy Kimmel

This past week Jimmy Kimmel, from Jimmy Kimmel live spoke up and against YouTube Gaming, the new wing that YouTube released this past week where everyone can stream videogames and, of course, post them on YouTube directly from YouTube.

Above is a video I made in response to Jimmy Kimmel and the response of other irate gamers.

Share, like, comment. :)

PewDiePie Makes Over Seven Million Dollars…And?

Why is this an issue?

Why are we discussing how much PewDiePie makes playing video games on YouTube?

Simple.

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It’s an issue because it’s not you. It’s not me, either. I wish it was. I really do. I was making enough money to, you know, support myself, get a good house, start a life for myself. Why is it so hard knowing that PewDiePie is making that much money a problem? It’s because he’s not a Kardashian or Lebron. He doesn’t flaunt it, spend it all and make it rain on anybody, he doesn’t have 5 or 6 Mercedes Benzs in his ginormous parking lot. He’s a normal human being that makes money, that’s it. It just so happens he makes a lot more money for doing something that we all wish we can do for a living.

We are supposed to group YouTube celebrities in the “Celebrity” genre, where you’re not sure why you hate them, but you do, which is wrong. Guys like Pewdz are normal humans with normal problems. He’s more like us than you think he is. In his video, he mentioned that before he got famous he had student loans up the butt, just like us.

I would like to compare how much PewDiePie, a YouTuber, actually makes in comparison to other more…notorious…celebrities and how completely different :

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Larry “The Cable Guy” makes pretty racist jokes and he still has a $60 million payday. Jeff Dunham, who is just as bad…but uses puppets so it’s just peachier than Larry, makes $22.5 million. Both uses a persona that isn’t really theirs in order to make pretty darn racist jokes, yet we’re pissy because PewDiePie decided to keep his $7 million?

Or how about the Kardashians? One of them has a big ass, a sex tape, a crockpot family and they all have made more money over the years doing absolutely nothing but bang Kanye West. PewDiePie, at least does charitable deeds and gets posterized as a YouTuber that gets way too much money from being famous at what he does.

So maybe calm down on the PewDiePie hate and try to become as popular like he is and be even more genuine than he is. If you don’t, it makes you guys look like jerks.

 

Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Join me as I point out some fun things I came across on my journey of the World Wide Web!

First up! for the first time ever a 3rd party brand and a video game company teamed up for actual content. From the press release:

redbull“Activision Publishing, Inc. and Bungie, together with energy drink category leader Red Bull today announced a partnership that will bring an epic new quest to players of the popular sci-fi action adventure game franchise Destiny via custom-designed Red Bull® Energy Drink cans, inviting consumers across the United States and Canada to Become Legend, making this the first time a video-game, or any third party brand, has ever appeared on the iconic Red Bull can.

Access to the quest will be available on specially-marked cans of Red Bull and leverage themes of speed, tenacity and strategy inspired by the energy drink, through www.RedBullQuest.com. Each Red Bull can will also include bonus XP to help players prepare for this epic quest. Players can start using the bonus XP throughout the summer, with the in-game quest kicking off following the launch of The Taken King, the latest addition to the Destiny universe scheduled for release on September 15, 2015.”

uh… what?

Next up! Smosh games Honest Trailers World of Warcraft “the game that requires more cooperation between nerds than the space program”

Incredible.

Last but not least, Abstract Mode modders on youtube decided that the key cutscenes in Grand Theft Auto 5 could be funnier……If Trevor……were….Naked…..

They were 100 percent right!

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!

Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Ladies and Gentlemen, it is your favorite post on the Internet today, at this time, on this website, Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Join me as I point out some fun things I came across on my journey of the World Wide Web!

First up!

Link really really needs a new shield at all costs! Animator Callegos-y created a new fan film showing Link earn that shield.

Seems right on par with Link being a dick.

Next up!

The react channel on Youtube put kids up against Contra!

Man, they are not good at all.

Last but not least

Rizz hit me with this “money glitch” on GTA

I wonder how many people actually fell for this…..

That’s all the time I have for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week for another leg of my journey!

Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

Boy and girls, Children of all ages, welcome to Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Come along with me on the journey of things found as i traveled the Internet like a hobo with a bindle on a stick!

first up!

The Game Theorist on youtube finally released the second part to their death by hacking series. In the first one they cover the possibility of Watch Dogs hacking and show that it could happen.(although unlikely) The second part shows the feasibility of a hacker being able to hack your body! Check it out below.

Next up, Someone built a working iPhone in Minecraft. Complete with unlock screen, games, apps the works.

Minecraft players have too much time on their hands. Too much!

Last but not not least! Do you work a desk job? with a lot of free time? Do you wish you could game but the computers are locked down? Well! here is the link for you! 6 popular games recreated and running in Microsoft Excel! Number Cruncher, Monopoly, 2048 and more!

http://mashable.com/2014/08/27/microsoft-excel-games/?utm_cid=mash-com-Tw-main-link

The games require macros to run but you can enable those by going into options and enabling them.

Thats all i have for you this week on Video Game Themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Thanks for tuning in! Be sure to check out the runners up below!
Runners Up!

Vegas Smash Meetup- Guy lands perfect falcon punch, opponent just quits. —

Deviant art Dragolisco has re-imagined Pokemon and they are bad ass. http://dragolisco.deviantart.com/art/Mighty-Charizard-425008435

Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

People of the Internet, Lend me your ears and join me on my journey of a few things I found while browsing the ‘net this week! It’s time for this week’s edition of Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net!

First off this week, We revisit the “Tiny Titan”. This glitch that I pointed out last week featured a player in Madden being programmed as 1’2” tall in game. Since the glitch has been fixed, however not before EA took full advantage of the mistake. After patching the issue they had a weekend full of defensive challenges with the Tiny player. They also did this new trailer for Madden.

Way to go EA(not too often we get to say that!), good job using the mistake as a social media marketing tool!

Next up, tribute to Robin Williams number 8,923,712,943 done by a user in Art academy

williamsIt’s probably one of the best out there.

Last but not least this week. As you know(or don’t )the Fine Bros have a react series of videos of kids reacting to different things. This week its Teens react to the Nintendo!

They brought up Legend of Zelda and I cringed at their reactions. I dislike kids. We are so old.

That’s all I have for you for this week on Video game themed things from around the Internet…net…net! Tune in next week as I teach you how to fly!

 

 

Runners up!

Friends recreated in Sims: http://kotaku.com/the-set-of-friends-perfectly-recreated-in-the-sims-4-1631861271

Air Castle blows away turned into a Katamari remix: