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Topic   YouTubers on the GTZ

theJaw
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7-Mar-2018(#1)
So with all the retro gaming YouTube shows out there (Game Chasers, Pat the NES Punk, etc), what do y'all feel the likelihood is that a few somewhat notable YTers may have had a profile here on the TZ at one point or another?

Maybe not active on the forums, but GTZ is a pretty one-of-a-kind site for the retro gaming niche, I don't feel it's too far out of the realm of possibility that a few of these guys have at least checked the place out for some deals over its history. The only thing that makes me wonder is the lack of shouting out GTZ. You'd think by this point, someone would have mentioned it haha

What you guys think? Anyone know of anything?
Demonis
Double Gold Good Trader
7-Mar-2018(#2)
As great as this place is for deals and such, eBay has most of what you would look for.
Dasgessabel
350 Trade Quintuple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally This user is on the site NOW (10 minutes ago)
7-Mar-2018(#3)
I'm not sure. I consider GameTZ more of a community of (mostly) like minded gamers/traders, more than just a place to make deals. Yes, deals are made here, but it's a group of people who collectively built trust from the ground up, play games together, etc. I don't think anyone can just check it out and know what it's about, so if any of them did, they likely left pretty quick because eBay is something anyone can get into. And if any of them were still here, I think we would know because we are fairly familiar with each other.

I do think it's possible they may have seen it/been alerted to it, but GTZ is kinda like a game in and of itself, too - we have to build our reputation through positive trades/interaction, and the site keeps score of it through our feedback. It's difficult to just sign up and make fantastic sales/deals out of the blue without putting some time and effort into it first. And I think ultimately, that's also why we work so well, because it isn't as easy as some other places.
Admiral
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7-Mar-2018(#4)
Yeah, I don't notice many "big name" retro gamers talking about Gametz.

I could be wrong about this (and I don't mean to make it sound like a bigger deal than it is) but I think many of these YouTubers REALLLLY love their little clique of YouTube gamers. Like, Game Chasers LOVE to hang out with AlphaOmegaSin, Jirard the Completionist and ProJared seem to mention each other often I think, etc. BUT - try posting a message to them on YouTube or twitter...the only people they respond to is each other it seems. It's like one big circle jerk with these guys.

Don't get me wrong, I enjoy their vids and what they do (and I know they are too busy to reply to everyone) - but I get the impression they want to be the ONLY guys in town, and would never acknowledge regular Joes like us, even though I'd put my money on many GTZ'ers knowing WAY WAY more than any of them when it comes to retro gaming.

Just my .02.
darkslime
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 7-Mar-2018(#5)
I know pat had a digitpress account and was active on there when i used to frequent the site 5+ years ago. Don't know about GTZ. I don't like listening to his podcast anymore because its turned into Ian whining about his health problems that would probably go away if he stopped drinking so much and exercised his core muscles.
darkslime
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
7-Mar-2018(#6)
Admiral wrote:
> Don't get me wrong, I enjoy their vids and what they do (and I know they are too
> busy to reply to everyone) - but I get the impression they want to be the ONLY guys
> in town, and would never acknowledge regular Joes like us, even though I'd put my
> money on many GTZ'ers knowing WAY WAY more than any of them when it comes to retro
> gaming.
>
Because what would regular joes have to talk to them about? They want to talk to other people doing the same things as them not circle-jerking fans who just watch the content and don't make it?
darkslime
GameTZ Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Global Trader - willing to trade internationally
* 7-Mar-2018(#7)
Sorry I just read these posts and sound as mad as single mothers on Facebook article comment sections
theJaw
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* 7-Mar-2018(#8)
Admiral wrote:
> Yeah, I don't notice many "big name" retro gamers talking about Gametz.
>
> ...
>
> Just my .02.

lol, I wasn't asking if they actively talk about it. I was asking if any GTZers think it's possible that YT personalities have become aware of this site at one point or another.

On that note though, I've never bought into these guys being "celebs" because virtually no one would know who they were unless they were in-tune to the niche retro gaming market on YouTube. I don't consider myself a "regular joe" compared to these dudes just because they post videos on the internet considering I could just as easily do the same thing. They just happen to be average joes who have established a YouTube show, and are friends with other average joes who have done the same. I don't get the feeling that they want to be "the only guys in town" personally, I just think they have a group of friends who do similar things as them. If they really wanted to be the "only guys in town", they probably wouldn't be as friendly with the other folks doing similar shows as them. Is it possible you're just putting too much stock into the opinion that these YT personalities consider themselves celebrities? Maybe they just don't retweet fans often because they don't feel like celebs? haha That's probably how I'd be.

Regardless, I was just wondering if anyone thought any notable YT personalities would have at some point visited GTZ throughout their histories of building various collections. Again, not sticking around as active members or anything, and definitely not talking on the forums, but I just think it's probable that these dudes, who obsess over games enough to create internet shows based on them, have checked out every option to find their games.

theJaw
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7-Mar-2018(#9)
Demonis wrote:
> As great as this place is for deals and such, eBay has most of what you would look
> for.

Well sure, that was the same thought-process as any person currently on GTZ. It's not like everyone here just immediately thought "A game trading zone would be nice..." without checking out the more high-profile market sites. I figured any of these YT personalities would have done the same, and then found themselves tripping onto GTZ the same way so many of us have - looking for "deals and such" that don't exist on eBay. And, at least when I joined, there were plenty.
theJaw
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* 7-Mar-2018(#10)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> I'm not sure. I consider GameTZ more of a community of (mostly) like minded gamers/traders,
> more than just a place to make deals. Yes, deals are made here, but it's a group
> of people who collectively built trust from the ground up, play games together, etc.

True and not true. We're a group of people who built trust from the ground up, and some of us play games together... but it wasn't done "collectively". We each found this site and built our reputations by ourselves, on our own. In that sense, anybody (YT personality or not) could have popped on, if even for just a little while, and tried to find a deal or two without becoming the same status GTZer as those of us who stuck around.

> I don't think anyone can just check it out and know what it's about, so if any of
> them did, they likely left pretty quick because eBay is something anyone can get
> into. And if any of them were still here, I think we would know because we are fairly
> familiar with each other.

It is fairly simple to check GTZ out and know what it's about. GTZ isn't a secret society or anything - you can read the main page and "know what it's about" haha

And for sure, I understand we'd know if they were still here. I was just questioning if anyone felt like they may have at least checked out the site in the past. I agree they likely showed up and checked it our briefly before leaving quickly for exactly that reason, but still think it'd be kinda neat if they checked the site out.

>
> I do think it's possible they may have seen it/been alerted to it, but GTZ is kinda
> like a game in and of itself, too - we have to build our reputation through positive
> trades/interaction, and the site keeps score of it through our feedback. It's difficult
> to just sign up and make fantastic sales/deals out of the blue without putting some
> time and effort into it first. And I think ultimately, that's also why we work so
> well, because it isn't as easy as some other places.

I wouldn't say it's difficult to sign in and make deals whatsoever. Yeah, there's the reputation system, but any new user can make a simple, easy deal on this site with 0 reputation as long as they follow the guidelines, send first, and keep open communications.

But again, this was never a question of whether these folks tracked down the site, created a user name, and actively sought out great deals. I was simply wondering if anyone else ever thought about whether or not YTers, who share similar passions as us here on GTZ, had ever crossed the site or not. I think it'd be neat if a few of these dudes that I watch from time-to-time ever existed on the same site that I frequent.

I can't imagine none of them have ever heard of GTZ, at least haha
theJaw
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7-Mar-2018(#11)
darkslime wrote:
> I know pat had a digitpress account and was active on there when i used to frequent
> the site 5+ years ago. Don't know about GTZ. I don't like listening to his podcast
> anymore because its turned into Ian whining about his health problems that would
> probably go away if he stopped drinking so much and exercised his core muscles.

I don't think CUPodcast is as much "Ian whining about his health problems" as you're making it out. Might just be that you have a theory for why he has health issues, and hearing him talk about it at all tiffs you. That's happened to me with a few podcasts, where I'll get annoyed when I feel like I know more than the person talking. That, and Ian is just an innately whiny person to begin with, so I can't imagine you became a fan of the podcast without realizing that haha

But this is what I mean... Pat had an effing digitpress account and was active on it. These totally are the type of people, much like us forum members, who would seek out a site like GTZ in order to either find deals, or talk games. Again, I don't feel like any of them ever actively talked about video games on GTZ... but I think it's totally possible that somebody like Pat would have stumbled across the site and become aware of it at one point or the other.
Dasgessabel
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* 7-Mar-2018(#12)
We're gonna have to agree to disagree on GTZ being something that is easy to get into. I have invited some people personally that bailed early on, and I know I almost did myself before I finally integrated into the community. It's a niche thing that many aren't going to be able to get into because it isn't like ebay. And there's nothing wrong with that. With the way the site works, we need to be a tight knit community. Newbies are welcome for sure, but there's a learning and growing curve that most sites do not have, and can turn some people off -just my experiences.

As for them having heard of GTZ, it is a possibility for sure. It would be interesting to find out, though I don't know how we would outside of them ever publicly speaking on it.
theJaw
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* 7-Mar-2018(#13)
Dasgessabel wrote:
> We're gonna have to agree to disagree on GTZ being something that is easy to get
> into. I have invited some people personally that bailed early on, and I know I almost
> did myself before I finally integrated into the community. It's a niche thing that
> many aren't going to be able to get into because it isn't like ebay. And there's
> nothing wrong with that. With the way the site works, we need to be a tight knit
> community. Newbies are welcome for sure, but there's a learning and growing curve
> that most sites do not have, and can turn some people off -just my experiences.
>

I feel you, I just meant that it's not an innately difficult concept to understand in general. Maybe the actual site/reputation system/trade system is rough to put up with at first for some folks, but the concept of a game-trading website isn't that broad (as you said: niche), which is what I was trying to say in suggesting it'd be "easy to get into", or discover, for a group of YouTubers who center their lives around that niche market. I totally agree that some folks are likely to get turned off by it and that if any of these people were to have ever come across the site, they likely took the same approach as your friends and scrammed.

> As for them having heard of GTZ, it is a possibility for sure. It would be interesting
> to find out, though I don't know how we would outside of them ever publicly speaking
> on it.

Yah this is sort of what I was asking with the thread - has anyone ever gotten an inclination that someone of YT-level has ever stumbled onto the site? I know they wouldn't speak out about it randomly in a video but I don't know, was just wondering if anything ever tipped anybody off haha. Maybe overheard at a con or anything like that. Just thought it'd be interesting haha
Dasgessabel
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7-Mar-2018(#14)
It would be for sure. It probably happened before most of them got big, though, if it happened. Though it would be cool to have one of them plug GTZ on one of their videos - we'd probably see a brief population explosion haha.
MentalVortex

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8-Mar-2018(#15)
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DefaultGen
GameTZ Gold Subscriber Quadruple Gold Good Trader Gold Global Trader (7) Has Written 5 Reviews
8-Mar-2018(#16)
We have @sharif

SirConnery
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9-Mar-2018(#17)
We have @.Rick614
sharif
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9-Mar-2018(#18)
DefaultGen wrote:
> We have @sharif
>
>

A youtuber I am not. I have a moderately successful Twitch channel.

Topic   YouTubers on the GTZ