I’ve been following this trend for a while now and have decided it’s finally time to bash out a post – it’s about the amazing popularity of gamers posting videos about gaming. In some cases it’s a video about their own gameplay (solo or multiplayer) and in other instances it’s round-ups of other peoples play.
Take a look at the iPad screenshots below taken from the YouTube app (UK-centric). The first screenshot shows the Most Viewed videos this week. Take a look at the Minecraft videos. 1.1m and 831k views. I bet you didn’t realise the nuclear-powered diamond factories could be so popular. Battlefield 3 is a FPS (first person shooter) not actually released until later this month. It has 1.6m combined views. Rage is another FPS and has 858k views.
The second screenshot shows the Top Rated videos this week. Minecraft features again as does Battlefield 3. Call of Duty: Black Ops makes an entrance into the top rates videos as well. Continue reading →