Game Theory: YouTube is Ruining Gaming!

Dipublikasikan tanggal 23 Jun 2019
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So E3 just happened and it got me thinking a lot about which of the announced games will be the next big game here on ID-tv. The answer? None of them. You see, none of these games will be able to do what Minecraft and Fortnite have done on the platform. Not internet darling Keanu Reeves in Cyberpunk 2077, not Deathloop, or any other game. You see, despite the coming launch of Google Stadia, they have built a platform that will not support it. Sit back and hold your favorite game close, Loyal Theorists, the future isn't looking bright.
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Writers: Matthew Patrick and Stephanie Patrick
Editors: Marc Schneider, Alex "Sedge" Sedgwick, and BanditRants
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  • #1 on Trending? It's almost like ID-tv is calling our bluff...

    • It's true ID-tv has real stupid community guidelines now compared to when Google was not involved, Google ruined it's own search engine for ads, I mean seriously Google stop ruining your services for crappy brands that don't care about your brand and how your users enjoy their comtent, we were here first at least I know I was here way back when ID-tv first opened and no one was bidding for it.

    • Your 3rd now

    • ID-tv and Google in private be like, "They're on to our paradox. Time to make a new platform."

    • I'm new, subscribed just because of the intro.... Epic

    • The Game Theorists yep

  • Wow congrats on top 3 on trending!

  • FNaF 53: Five Nights at Freddard Spark's

  • Yes I knew about it

  • Mortal kombat is such a good game This new system sucks

  • This is so bad for indie game companies. I'm a huge fan of indie games in general but I rarely find videos for the new ones I see, because they have "risky" themes or bloody scenes, and people can't monitize their videos for them. As creators and gamers, we need to take a stand.

  • Serious Sam was really ahead of its time with the hippie mode

  • Minecraft is the only thing that has a good chance of killing fortnite

  • You made a mistake at 5:35 You said Twitch earns more money than ID-tv, but the figure for the revenue you provided is the same for both ($700,000 for Twitch vs. $700,000 for ID-tv)

  • Lol I remember back in the day when Minecraft was the big thing on youtube. I still remember when it first came out, same with fnaf. These are games that pop up in our lifetime, and start booming. Not some distant big thing like pacman. I remember shrugging off fnaf as some random game, nothing much, I didn't even want to watch the video when matpat made one. But then another one came out, then another, and another, and then fnaf just boomed.

  • 3:18

  • Where is r6s Quarantine?

  • Hey matpat twitch said $700,000,000 And ID-tv had the same number I’m your infograph

  • Games could add a "ID-tv mode" or something, where they reduce the gore and profanity. This would probably cost a fair amount for large games though...

  • Seems this would also affect indie titles and smaller game companies more so. Especially when they don't have as much of a marketing budget as the larger gaming companies. Real tragedy there, unfortunately

  • This is so sad because game developers work so hard on their games

  • MatPat: *sitting on couch* Me: Uh Oh, stuff is getting real

  • Agreed

  • ID-tv helps gammers! Nothing worse that buying a game in the late 90's get it home only to find out it is crap. But wait why did i buy this game Ign (electronic games monthly) or nintendo power said it was good but it was not!

  • ID-tv isn't the problem. Gamers are. Just like what you like. Not just what's popular. Not just what 'popular people' tell you to like. What's popular is usually trash, anyway.

  • Portal Wombat seems like a game I want to play

  • I watched a mortal kombat lets play and the guy stopped playing it because he just got demonetized

  • ID-tv: *makes pewdiepie number one on gaming* PewDiePie: *cool* Also ID-tv: *makes pewdiepie's video not even appear on the trending home page* PewDiePie: *gets blown up by creeper*

  • I might be missing something or it might not even out properly but doesn't Google want to create a greater need for paid promotion? If Doom can't earn it's media and still wants to generate sales then it'll have to buy more advertising space.

  • nah this trash is ruining gaming and youtube

  • Money says Stadia game videos suddenly have a different set of rules than everyone else

  • Huh. I guess now would be a good time to switch to Twitch...

  • *POSTS ON ID-tv* "I used the stones to destroy the stones"

  • Pretty bold move to go on ID-tv and say that ID-tv is ruining something

  • Wow, a video actually worth watching on trending. I'm surprised

  • Me:Where is [insert violent video game here] ID-tv:Gone, reduced to atoms

  • #3 on trending? Good job! :)

  • #3 on trending now lol

  • I just posted an everyday makeup look for summer if anyone is interested :))

  • Gaming week

  • It’s been a minute Matt

  • It’s like google had all their employees watch this video

  • I remembered this when it was number 1 on trending

  • Tldr: The rise of Nintendo is upon us 😐

  • hello internet welcome to couch theory

  • Listen here GT audience, I'm still a minor. I love franchises like Doom, Watchdogs, and Mortal Kombat respectively. ID-tv really does have to fix their system but no one really knows what's happening in their HQ. People like Pewds can't play games that they would like to play. Take Pewds (yes again) for example because of all of his "controversy" he can't really play games like he used to before! Millions of people love these franchises but youtube wants you to be quiet and not say a naughty word!

  • Inb4 anything with a Stadia label is whitelisted to allow it bypass all these restrictions.

  • Who cares about youtube views Tho for real, . minecraft is still a trash can,platform 🙈💝

  • Is earned media actually what ID-tvrs were making? If people are jumping on power trends in an effort to monetize their playthroughs then what has the game earned? It's functionally the after shock of previous paid marketing. Any content that is actually earned won't be dissuaded by demonizing because that shouldn't be what's motivating them. Companies have been saving money on marketing because ID-tv influencers were doing their work for free. I don't think ID-tv is the problem. It's a hurdle but the real issue is the systemic issues with marketing and the gaming community.


  • While I do agree to a certain degree that youtube can effect the financial performance of a game early on, I can't help but feel like you put a little to much stock on this one detail. Sure, demonetization will result in less content for that game as a whole is being made, but it wont really effect how much of it is getting consume by people as a whole. A lot of titles are inherently niche to begin with, so they just naturally attract fewer players as a result, people simply aren't going to consume content for a game they have 0 interest in playing to begin with; so youtube's algorithm isn't going to recommend something someone isn't already actively looking for. Since you used it as an example, MK11 is a niche title, in a niche genre, so it already has a very small pool of potential players that would be interested in playing the game, you pair that with the fact that the game is pretty average as a whole, and you have a game that is really only going to be appealing to a more hardcore audience. There is absolutely no reason why youtube should randomly show people who aren't looking up fighting games, or mortal combat videos MK11 at that point. ID-tv isn't going to show players MK11 content unless they are actively consuming it, I know this because I did actively consume that content, and I was regularly suggested MK11 content for the longest time, until I stopped watching it, so youtube for the most part did its job. I am not that surprised MK11 performed poorly, and I honestly can say that it's not because youtube was demonetizing player content; the game did nothing special that would really make it appealing to a broader audience, so there was no reason for more people to go out of their way to pick up the game, or even look up content for that game. They could just watch a lets play, or catch a story playthrough stream on twitch and have the same effect without having to cough up 60$ to play it. Now look at games like Path of exile, Grim dawn, warframe, binding of issac, the souls series, and darkest dungeon, these are just a very small handfull of games that can, and probably do get demonetized by youtube, but they thrive just fine. I regularly get suggested videos for all of these games (again, youtube doing its job), and people do regularly make videos for them inspite of the fact that the videos would very likely just get demonetized. They are niche titles that do what they set out to do very well, and as a result of that they have gotten a reasonable following. Its not fortnight/mincraft huge, but its enough to the point where they can justify continuing to support them, and players who actively play those games gladly continue to give these games money as a result of that. tl;dr Good games will get the attention they deserve regardless of what youtube does. ID-tv algorithm for the most part is doing its job, if someone isn't finding certain games its because they aren't actively looking for it, hence they are probably not very interested in the game to begin with; its really not their job to make players aware of the games that are out there. You really can't underestimate the power that comes with people just talking about games in general, youtube isn't the only way people find games, I know it's not my main source of information.

  • Can twitch save us

  • ID-tv is ruining its own community. Thank you for showing your opinions mat great channel

  • ID-tv needs to change.

  • i think google will buff stadia videos

  • Matpat: Literally no one is able to compete with Fortnite right now Gaming: Minecraft Gameplay by Pewdiepie #1 Trending for Gaming Me:...mmhmmmm...Matpat, you know that Fortnite is dying, right? Minecraft's making a huge comeback.

  • So MatPat, when are you and Pewds and others just gonna start up your own platform to compete with ID-tv?

  • fortnites died

  • Sure ID-tv can do what it wants. But should creaters and viewers comply? We need a new ID-tv.


  • ID-tv is broken and a *DEAD* platform

  • Matpat, I got an idea for your next videos! Video 1: In real life, out of all of the characters from the newest street fighter game, who is the most powerful? Video 2: In real life, out of all of the characters from the newest mortal KOMBAT game, who is the most powerful? Video 3: in real life, in a battle to the death between the best character of both games, who would win?

  • This is how many times game therory said heck 🔽

  • I’m not at the minimum threshold for ID-tv partner. [points finger at head] can’t demonetize someone who isn’t eligible yet 😂

  • Matpat: ID-tv is ruining gaming ID-tv: im about to end this man's whole career

  • ı am a student ,visit my channel and subscribe,please help me.

  • Do something about halo infinite

  • Matt: "ID-tv is ruining gaming: ID-tv: *#1 on trending*

  • BTW, games having a "ID-tv Mode" is Genius. Remembers me of an old Counter Strike for Kids video that I've seen a long time ago.

  • 8:02 -> Don't you mean the SQUIP from Be More Chill?

  • looks like game developers need to contact youtubers directly for sponsorships deals. paid media all the way.

  • atleast gta V is up there still

  • I actually forgot this was a game theory video until 1:00

  • I thought this was a Cody Ko video

  • Matpat: ID-tv is ruining gaming.. ID-tv: Demonitized!!!

  • Won't ID-tv just exclude this Google thing from its algorithm? Then the only way to be above the ID-tv law is to be partnered with Google?

  • Shouldn't this be on film theory cuz it's on YT

  • 1.8 million in sales for MK11 is a really good number but yes MK ID-tvrs are being screwed over

  • Google owns youtube If ID-tv just monetizes the games that Google releases that's OP!

  • This made trending ID-tv: but wait that's illegal

  • This is why we need to stop being on ID-tv, to show them that we will fight back, there is another platform to upload videos, DTUBE, exactly like ID-tv, just.... No restrictions

  • Sees video title)ID-tv GAMERS,RISeUp !!!!!

  • This is sooooooooo depressing, they always call us gamers on our games saying it's violence and things like that, this is no fear like what do you want from us? We're just gamers the most simple human beings just give us a good games, food and WiFi that's all Why are you people in the media making a big deal of it ?

  • #1 on trending The mods are asleep, you can say whatever you want

  • MatPat is basically the reason I hate FNAF

  • bro what the hell is this i’ve watch markiplier, jacksepticeye, and pewdiepie ever since i was 8 and now i’m too scared to take the scissors from the teacher and now youtube is scared of BAD LANGUAGE!? do they realize how this will effect the rest of the industry!? this will spell DOOM for us now it will be games that are low quality leap frog games thanks youtube

  • you want to know why rocket league and apex legend did so well in their first month? because the devs let the gameplay speak for themselves and paid twitch streamers to play their games.

    • nintendo hates earned media LMAO

  • I think advertisers are going to realise that ID-tv has gone a bit too far, for the sake of a bit of blood and the odd swear word, advertisers are losing out on billions of views in total. When they realise that they can get three times the amount of views for the same amount of money, I think advertisers are going to start tapping on ID-tv's shoulder and asking them to relax and take a chill pill.

  • Solution: ID-tvrs put the vids in pixelated even the thumb titles 🤣🤣🤣

  • Man microsoft if you wanted to play the game you could have just bought it for $36.00.


  • I think we must kill youtube!!!

  • God this guy is annoying. His personality is so grating. How the hell did he get famous.

  • "Thanks for watching" insted of "thanks for the full watch time"

  • do a vid on watchdog legion

  • Let's hope fnaf dose not go away.....let's brig game there heck ucn

  • It’s clear...youtobe don’t like games.

  • Well, this means I am probably never gonna get into the gaming industry for profit

  • 🤔🤔🤔

  • Yes am happy enough just to see gameplay

  • i see mortal kombat literally 4-10 times everyday. i dont watch them everyday. they are just there. i watched a handful after seeing some pop up. that was a couple weeks ago i first watched. But it still everywhere. Dude also all game companies are rich. illuminati, 1% population has 99% wealth, while we 99% population have 1% wealth. thats like 1 guy holding 99 apples, and 99 people starving over 1 apple. and u say they need more. i dont hear u talking about how gamers or the whole 99% needs more. or how wealthy the 1% is. ur iluminati

  • 6:57 n word?

  • Boy, do I miss SkyDoesMinecraft

  • Thats mean there is a new platform for gaming ? , Ill be on that platform rather than here just watching minecraft , fortnite etc . I just want to see new game so i can play new games to not get bored

  • 25:12 Gorn(VR)