Your favorite gaming / hardware videos on youtube

Inspireless Llama

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Hey guys,

I'm not sure if I should post this here, or general hardware or general gaming, but since it's basically movies / TV I decided to do it here. I didn't see a topic about it yet either, but I'm wondering what gaming / hardware videos you really liked or you thought were really good?

Personally I watch a lot of Linus Tech Tips, I think it's fun and often educational too. The more serious videos at least. I also watch unboxing / review videos from time to time, but more to get a more realistic look how things look when put in a PC.
I also watch "how to build pc's". Not because I necessarily need them, but because I find it interesting how other people build in cases that differ from mine.

Also I often enjoyed "Skyrim mods of the week".

Videos I'm not that interested in are like "the 10 fastest GPU's" or "The weirdest things for in a PC". Typical videos that I never watch or will quit watching are the ones were people are talking about some topic while playing some random game. I can't stand that.

I'll post a few of my favorite videos now.

From Gamer Nexus I found this video because I never knew what was meant when reviewers were talking about a 1% low and 0.1% low. I think they explained it really well. Also because they said a GPU that has a lower average FPS might be better than a higher FPS, if the lows are higher.


Another one from Linus Tech Tips is the video about why you shouldn't neccessarily need a watercooler:


Then this is weird stuff but I found this video really fun to watch:

 
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OsaX Nymloth

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Linus is cool and of course I watch some of his videos.

I watch quite a lot of gaming related content of course and I especially like the long analytical kind. Some examples below.

Seeing somebody discovering for the first time an old classic titles is one of the "joys" - but seeing them immersed and then analyze them is the other. Chris does that quite well and even tho I don't always agree with him, he makes fair points in discussing for example how these old Infinity Engine games can be a bit archaic for modern gamer.

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kKC_y-XI9S0

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sTrl1lr_hLU


Other general channel with some thoughtful content is Indigo Gaming
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=amtsN-NRqwM


And of course our lord Mandalore (if he forgets his meds, then we have another kind of delith in form of Sseth)
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vH8k-SUhUoI


N.S. usually covers "death of a game" for MMOs, but sometimes he puts his detective skills to work on different genres:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zsQFxBndRG0


Hey kid, wanna listen about glory that is Baldur's Gate for almost 2 hours?
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DjWWuUDtSaE


More tech-wise, Digital Foundry and their videos that go in depth about game engines, different techniques, technologies or tricks for all these "smoke & mirrors" stuff that games do all the time.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1WAA2_kFv4


Documentaries? Look no further than GVMERS - whenever these guys put a new video out it's a celebration day.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2T_llaF9jE


For FPS/retro FPS these two guys rules:
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elcObmPzLH0

View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-2GLB-rhttk



These are not all of course, I didn't include Super Bunnyhop for example or channels covering stuff on the edge of hardware/software like malware analytics.
 
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Linus is cool and of course I watch some of his videos.

More tech-wise, Digital Foundry and their videos that go in depth about game engines, different techniques, technologies or tricks for all these "smoke & mirrors" stuff that games do all the time.
View: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c1WAA2_kFv4
Linus is fun to watch and their projects are often hilarious. I particularly love their Scrapyard Wars series, but if you're serious about tech reviews their videos often fall way short of giving you an actual in-depth look at a product.

Digital Foundry really is the be all, end all of gaming tech content. You're not a real PC gamer if you've never heard of things like 'anti-aliasing', 'anisotropic filtering' or 'variable refresh rate'. Digital Foundry is a must. Their discussions about the underlying tech of new games always gets me hyped.

In terms of what I like to watch, particularly tech-related, I think Bitwit is great and very funny! His puns are great and the vids are usually both very informative and entertaining.

 

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A couple I watch from time to time:
 
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So many good videos to watch so little time.
Special thanks to OsaX Nymloth for providing some really must see videos I haven't seen yet.
Also would suggest watching.


He has a video about Witcher 2 as well which is 5 hours long.
 
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OsaX Nymloth

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Please stop, I only have so much time in a single day ;D
And some of those videos are about my favourite games of all time and I HAVE to watch them (pressed play on The ultimate crpg guide and as it started with Fallout footage my heart skipped a beat)
Thank you for filling up my Watch Later library.
 
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I like Linus Tech Tips videos for various tips and pieces of advice and Angry Joe Show for the reviews. I usually download them to my phone to watch or listen to later while I’m going home from work.
 
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