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Generic youtube videos of old games

 
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Aldeb
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 1:18 pm     Post subject: Generic youtube videos of old games Reply with quote

I recently noticed these generic videos of old obscure games that are all identical on youtube. Games like 101st airborne and other old strategy and wargames that people don't play much. these videos are 1 or 2 minutes long, they are comprised of low resolution stills and have a generic background music. users that upload these videos have like 3000+ uploads and 10 subscribers. what gives?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 2:37 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Dosgaming addicts ?
Modern times? Anyone with a good compy can create those and share them?
... what gives ..... dunno, some peeps have a lot of free time? Bored?
Some are members from several dosgaming sites ....
Some series are from well known AW sites .... AB has a channel, Latis from XTC has 700 videos uploaded ....
etcetera
This one is from Gemini000 member @ Vogons
http://www.pixelships.com/adg/index2.html
This one is from Zirkoni AB member:
http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCKToxGqqJ_0F-ns-UjwX-rg
And so on ......
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 30, 2014 4:42 pm     Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's what i'm talking about
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iM7cJbyPDQo

look up any one of his other videos. they are are all the same. guy has 3k videos, all identical. still shots, generic track sometimes, etc

i've seen countless users like him. i'm just confused why they are doing it. their videos are useless
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 2:28 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

And you ask us what's about it?
Why don't you reg at youtube and contact the uploader?
I have and can't have no idea what or why......
2,352 videos ? LMAO, someone has a lot of free time.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 31, 2014 10:34 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

All of the videos are 4 months old, same music, with varying still pics, about 1 minute each.

I'd guess it's some spam bot taking snapshots of videos and re-posting them.

Follow-up activity is posting links to those videos on various forums, using the same id, which is still going on.

For what purpose, I don't know. Future overloading of youtube or similar?
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 01, 2014 12:06 am     Post subject: Reply with quote

..... maybe it's someone who wants to preserve those gaming clips for the future? Wouldn't be the first time that youtube wipes clip collections ...
.... maybe it's an obsessive collection freak?
...maybe maybe maybe etcetera......
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