Video-everything craze

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  1. phalk
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    Why the hell do people make videos for everything now?

    Hell: tutorials, guides, even simple news that could go into a single line of text, everything is made into videos now.

    I find it SO inconvenient. I want to go straight to a specific part of a guide or anything and I have to start seeking a whole video to find it and also hear those almost always useless uploader comments.

    Why the hell people think this is a good idea?

    Text and images are so much better than this.
     
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  2. N64

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    easy answer: no one enjoys reading anymore and wants their hand held to perform a task from start to finish
     
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    Take a look at this:


    Why not make a goddamn side-by-side image with the changes?
    I refuse to watch a video just to find out things like this.
     
  4. FAST6191

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    I have had this a few times as well. ROM hacking seems to be something people want videos for, however I have no idea how I am supposed to condense an hour of me staring at a hex editor, emulator, tile viewer and disassembler into something if not compelling then actually watchable.

    That said videos for things is not a bad development, but I do still want text and images.
     
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    Videos are good for some things, but I definitely prefer reading things like game guides because I have issues processing information when spoken to me versus when I read information.
     
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    Exactly the point I want to make, I absolutely hate tutorials when done through videos.
    The only time I do video tutorials is when people are too stupid to comprehend how to do something via text, and I do not use commentary except opening a box in TextEdit.
     
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