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Discussion in 'Latest News, Deals & Special Offers' started by Gibbo, Feb 16, 2017.


Would you like to see products tested, reviews and how to by Nerdphilia

  1. Yes

    27 vote(s)
  2. No

    133 vote(s)
  1. Thekwango


    Joined: Feb 5, 2009

    Posts: 6,667

    Location: northern Ireland

    I think the idea is to have access to a ready made fan base

    very true - but it's the world we live in sadly and it shows particularly with the nerdphilia girl - a shed load of followers/views (or whatever they are judged on) yet apparently reviews aren't that great. so why are they so popular? I'd suggest its the pretty face (if she's your type) and cleavage shots. sex sells and all that
  2. GinG


    Joined: Jul 22, 2006

    Posts: 6,299

    Needs more cleavage

    Its a no from me!
  3. Nexus18


    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 21,592

    He is even worse... A complete sellout and is just used as companies PR/marketing boy now.

    As I said in the other thread:

    Sad state of affairs these days when it comes to so called "reviews", you can't trust most of the sponsored sites/youtubers out there. It's not surprising to see most sponsored youtube channels just reading out the spec list and essentially "marketing" provided sample products rather than actually, you know.... "reviewing" the products. If they slate a product, goodbye free stuff, some big channels can get away with the occasional negative review although only ever seems to be for the lesser known brands and not their supply chain of the higher quality brands...

    It is a shame that people who can actually do well written up or even video reviews don't get the same level of attention as all these hot gamer girls, heck they don't even have to jump through all the hoops of trying to get samples for review purposes i.e. making the effort to contact PR companies through phone, email, social sites etc., the The marketing companies/PR people just throw themselves at them. PCM2 has to go through a lot of hassle just to get some monitors from certain companies i.e. LG for his pcmonitor.info review site and his reviews are far superior than any youtube paid off/PR rubbish out there and the funniest thing is, he doesn't even get to keep most of the monitors despite his reviews being of great quality and actually requiring a lot more effort than a 5 minute read the spec list video...
    Last edited: Feb 17, 2017
  4. moogle

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    Joined: Nov 4, 2006

    Posts: 1,929

    Location: London

    Any links to sponsored reviews by LTT? AFAIK (and seen) they state it is a sponsored review if it is, and on any of the other reviews they don't really hold back even if the product is rubbish and the manufacturer sent it for free to them. They even made a video stating that and they've critisized products on the channel before.

    I agree that people properly reviewing stuff don't get seen as much but that is how it is, I mean as mentioned the video in the thread only has as many (well doesn't seem to many I haven't checked) because it's a girl and shes in PC/gaming (ooooooooooooooooooooooooo every techy's dream woman) and she does sort of pander to it (a little kiss at the end of the video? cmon), although I guess she is saying the video is her vlog so maybe not so bad but meh, I'm definitely not watching this as I won't be watching TastyTV.

    I'll get my proper reviews from an article webpage and if I need to see more of a product that might have not been shown in the detailed written reviews, I'll take a look at a video one.
  5. Goody_GTI

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    Joined: Mar 20, 2006

    Posts: 1,283

    Location: Nottingham

    No, we would like to see Ryzen CPUs listed for pre-order
  6. Nexus18


    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 21,592

    I haven't watched any of his videos for a long time now so won't be able to link videos but I know for example, LG send him pretty much every single tech. product they have, heck they even sent him a birthday cake :p :o He never specifically mentions that it is a "sponsored" video though, only ever says "LG kindly sent this" or something along those lines.

    The last video I saw where he trashed the product was a review for the microboard 34" monitor and by the sounds of it, it was sent to him for free as the supplier contacted him and said to "take a look at this" but he never specifically mentioned if it was sponsored/supplied for free nor put it in his description box...

    Also, with the constant ads at the start of his videos as well as middle/end of the video promoting something else, I just can't take him seriously now.

    Likewise, I will always take written reviews from the likes of anandtech over a 5 minute PR piece on youtube.

    In fact, just having a look at my youtube sub list and I am only subscribed to one tech reviewer... MKBHD.
  7. Simon Belmont


    Joined: Mar 11, 2013

    Posts: 3,873

    You're being a bit harsh actually. Linus Tech Tips are great. They do things over there a bit different then they do here with adds. I have a mate that works for them and at first I thought like you do. Linus I'm told is a great guy and doesn't give in to advertisers like some other so call reviews do.
  8. Nexus18


    Joined: Jun 4, 2009

    Posts: 21,592

    Maybe... :p

    Their "DIY/projects" videos are great but for reviews, it just comes across to me like a PR machine, reading out a spec list with only a few of their own thoughts thrown into the mix.

    For reviews, anandtech have set the bar imo, especially for phone reviews, even more so when Brian Klug was doing them.
  9. moogle

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    Joined: Nov 4, 2006

    Posts: 1,929

    Location: London

    I'll go have a look at the older LG videos. I know they send/have sent stuff to him but he does criticise where it falls short or could improve. I do agree with you about the ads, but that's how they generate their revenue and I never think that just because they advertise something it must be good, I know its just an ad and I skip it. Some are OK (Tunnelbear was useful sometimes).

    I don't think he or his company are a shill for NVIDIA/Intel and yeah I watch the videos for entertainment mostly.
  10. kindai


    Joined: Aug 9, 2013

    Posts: 3,796

    Location: Bromsgrove

    If you want my honest opinion, I would rather see reviews done by someone who is just a general "end user" with a good production value (quality audio and visuals, some general but not overly specific details, and an unbiased opinion).

    Its like when you see a pro racing driver give his review on a new tyre, great, if you're a pro racing driver, but how does that compare to someone who may just be a fast street driver instead.

    Chris Harris' reviews are always a great benchmark of getting it spot on.
  11. silversurfer


    Joined: Jul 13, 2004

    Posts: 17,864

    Location: Stanley Hotel, Colorado

    Are they allowed to do that even, what if they cant get them for a month or cant say yet

    What is the demographic for OCUK I dont know. She appeals to teenagers I imagine, very pretty and I like when she was swearing in swedish or whatever, pc build can be frustrating.
    Didnt learn anything, flashy lights but I dont especially care about that and I didnt hear any details really. My motherboard lights are linked to bass mostly, so it can act like muzzle flare in a dark room which can be cool.
    She got a mil views there, I doubt she'd fail to get views whatever people say on this thread but I didnt subscribe.
    People hate adverts anyway, the most irritating ones being the most memorable so the whole scheme is counter-intuitive. I have seen her on yt before and you have to have something unique really so nope
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  12. Sturm


    Joined: Mar 21, 2004

    Posts: 242

    Location: Peterlee Co Durham

    Never watched her till now and she is so annoying so its a NO from me.
    Talks to fast, pic quality is poor audio is lacking.
    But then I am not a youngster so not swayed by her mildly nice looks.
    Some people are just right for youtube and some just plain suck.
    Last edited: Feb 18, 2017
  13. EdGey


    Joined: Jan 21, 2008

    Posts: 7,996

    Location: England

    This actually
  14. gary996


    Joined: Aug 24, 2003

    Posts: 3,172

    Location: Gillingham Kent

    I would rather poke a sharp stick into my eyes and pour lemon juice in afterwards
  15. vsg28

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Jan 12, 2014

    Posts: 1,553

    My problem with LTT is blatant lack of any research and terrible testing methodology. Check out the GPU backplate video from this week for example. A lot of YouTubers are influencers, not reviewers.
  16. HoneyBadger

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    Joined: Aug 2, 2016

    Posts: 1,407

    Location: Hoo, Kent.

    Nah, found her annoying!
  17. nightrider1470


    Joined: May 25, 2011

    Posts: 2,883

    Cockadoodal do
  18. Cods-Nostril


    Joined: Apr 20, 2012

    Posts: 129

    Location: West London

    That would be a nope from here then! just plain annoying.
  19. sexyhyde


    Joined: May 30, 2011

    Posts: 329

    Location: Midlands

    but 67°c isn't less than 67°c. Or is it?
  20. Komedy

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    Joined: Feb 7, 2011

    Posts: 1,411

    Location: Holywood, County Down

    Bit of a scrag tbh so voted no

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