• @Inktvip@lemm.ee
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      172 months ago

      That hit my timeline the other day. The amount of work that has been put into that video must have been insane.

    • @Odo@lemmy.world
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      72 months ago

      I have that exact video paused right now. So detailed and fascinating. I love that he added moments of speedrunners hitting many of them.

      • @NorthWestWind@lemmy.world
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        The funniest speedrunner clip was definitely the one where they accidentally clipped out of bounds and died in Snowman’s Land

        • Tlaloc_Temporal
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          The fustercluck of comedic timing and ever more infuriating bad luck culminating in righteous anger and bewilderment at the absurdity of dying instantly to nothing is the most beautiful thing to grace my screen this year.

          That kind of luck has got to be a once in a decade thing.

    • SharkEatingBreakfast
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      72 months ago

      Currently been watching it in parts!

      Get you a friend/partner who is actively excited to learn about niche interests. 🥰

      • gimpchrist
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        32 months ago

        I had a friend like that but then his girlfriend hated me so we don’t talk anymore haha boo

    • @Klear@lemmy.world
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      This comic came to mind when I was watching that video the other day. But it’s not full 4 hours, it’s about Mario 64 not Mario Kart and it’s only tangentially related to speedrunning, so in your face, last place comics!

  • @ashitaka@lemmy.world
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    212 months ago

    Wait what video? I would legit watch this, very fond memories as a kid playing Deus Ex after finding it at a thrift shop for $1 the year after it came out.

  • @Poiar@sh.itjust.works
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    I think I’ve seen the video he’s referring to. It was good background noise for when I explored the underworld in Legend of Zelda: Tears of the Kingdom (took ages!)

  • @Hathaway@lemmy.zip
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    82 months ago

    In terms of video game essayist, I just want to throw out this criminally underrated creator named Timmm

    The production value is, imo, absolutely unmatched. He has fewer than 50k subs and I really don’t care the topic he picks, I’m going to be fully submersed in it.

  • @Artyom@lemm.ee
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    Don’t worry, it’ll only take about 10 minutes of actual gameplay to dissuade yourself of such nonsense.

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    When did YouTube rambles become essays? I’ve seen this a few times now. Dont call them essays! Its just people talking endlessly about things they often know very little about but make it sound convincing.

    Its like AI really!

    • @SturgiesYrFase@lemmy.ml
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      A 3 hour video on a subject is, in fact, an essay. The presenter, presumably, wrote the essay, and is now reading it out to you and offering it in video or audio format.

    • @shneancy@lemmy.world
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      to talk about something for even an hour requires much more than just “i like this thing”, and an analysis of why you like the thing does make the script of a video an essay. It could be a critical essay, it could be an opinion essay, but it’s an essay nonetheless

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      It’s pretty clear you dont watch long form video content, most of the time they’re quite thoroughly written and well prepared. I haven’t seen long form video content that actually is just pure rambling, they’re pretty generally well structured. I don’t even watch them typically but the effort that goes into them is above just rambling lol, and you can tell they were actually written and scripted… Almost resembling an essay… How strange…

      • @cosmicrookie@lemmy.world
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        I do appreciate some 10-15 minute videos on a subject and I’d agree that they often are well planned and structured. Many of the hour long videos though, I feel could have been 10 minute videos that the creator has put effort into making longer mainly in order to make the video longer (I don’t even know if there is more money in longer videos, or its just a way of showing more ads maybe?)

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          I do mostly agree. Honestly, I think a lot of people just don’t know how to be concise and effective with less. You could definitely trim down in most cases. But I think extremely long form content is a different type of beast, typically made by very passionate people and made for very passionate people who also like having extreme detail in the content they’re consuming.

          I see it like this: if you’re an extreme fan of deus ex, maybe you hearing someone talk for 3 hours about how good the game is and going into many details of the game is exactly what you want. You don’t watch to learn something new, but just to mutually appreciate the game