Game Theory: The End of an Era

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Theorists, welcome to my State of the Union: EEfast and Digital Media Edition. From Twitch to TikTok, the face of online media is changing. I want to take a look at the evolving world of digital media, a world I am VERY invested in. Now that TikTok has surpassed EEfast in watchtime, we all have to evolve. What does that mean? Theorists, strap in!

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  1. FlyntofRWBY
    19 päeva tagasi

    As a person who’s grown up with EEfast, I can definitely see the shift that has happened. I remember being 11 years old watching videos like “Super Mario Frustration” on the platform. A type of video that wouldn’t fly today. Now I’m watching 20+ minute Game Theory videos and last night watched a 43 minute NileRed video. I’ve been telling people that TikTok is cringe because of the type of videos that get popular there, only to now realize you’re 100% right; TikTok is just young EEfast. Eventually TikTok will become the current day EEfast, which makes me wonder what EEfast will be in 15+ years.

    1. Jeff 4 the Raid
      Jeff 4 the Raid
      16 päeva tagasi

      I could see it as a library, so big even the constant lifeblood flow seems like a small addition to a greater collection on the quiet shelves of genre.

    2. The Douchebag Alert Bot
      The Douchebag Alert Bot
      16 päeva tagasi

      Did you scroll all the way down here? Sad.

    3. The Douchebag Alert Bot
      The Douchebag Alert Bot
      16 päeva tagasi


    4. joe balls gaming
      joe balls gaming
      16 päeva tagasi

      Tik Tok will mostly die like Vine or just slowly fizzle out, unless it adapts. If it adapts, it could be very risky if it was a really huge change but if it could be changed in a way that doesn't harm the short content that Tik Tok is good at, it wouldn't combat EEfast that much honestly. EEfast has dealt with many things but still has survived, another platform rising above would be very rare even in half a decade. If EEfast had a limit or a guideline that drives EEfastrs out to other platforms, it is likely but EEfast has been doing some pretty bad updates and EEfast is still well. EEfast dying is unlikely

    5. Yansami
      16 päeva tagasi


  2. BlitzFire
    5 tundi tagasi

    i watch tiktok from time to time but youtube is where my heart is at. i was actually resisting myself to download tik tok but after seeing countless videos of memes, skits, and overall funny videos i downloaded it but as i said i won't switch to tik tok because of that. i actually prefer longer videos so i only use tiktok when i wanna kill time

  3. Seraphim401
    6 tundi tagasi

    The jacket stole the show.

  4. CodingBlueJay
    7 tundi tagasi

    love the fact that I'm 14 and enjoyed this video

  5. King Wonder
    King Wonder
    9 tundi tagasi

    Love the jacket!

  6. Animelover4521
    12 tundi tagasi

    Can I?

  7. Bob Sagèt
    Bob Sagèt
    15 tundi tagasi

    Your pretensions sickens me

  8. Brooklyn Nets
    Brooklyn Nets
    17 tundi tagasi

    This was super interesting, and nostalgic. Awesome. Been watching you since 2013

  9. Cinamoonmoon
    23 tundi tagasi

    soooo Censorship much

  10. Not Eren
    Not Eren
    Päev tagasi

    What a coincidence Im still playing black and white cause I'm new to pokemon

  11. HamDoesStuff
    Päev tagasi

    Big boy

  12. HamDoesStuff
    Päev tagasi


  13. Ari McNally
    Ari McNally
    Päev tagasi

    To be honest, as soon as I saw this video I thought age was the main cause. I'm really interested to see what happens when platforms like Instagram and Tik Tok go through this process because it seems like both rely on that youthful spirit.

  14. Lucky
    Päev tagasi

    Wokeism is destroying American culture and genuine interaction between people. Truly a soulless, dying empire

  15. MegaSonic364 Gaming
    MegaSonic364 Gaming
    Päev tagasi

    I just plain make cringe videos I wish I could be popular on EEfast

  16. Burnt toast
    Burnt toast
    Päev tagasi

    I saw Minecraft, rise then fall then RISE!! I was there during the Skydoesminecraft and Jeromeasf days and im also here for the Dream and Pewdiepie days.

  17. Hezkie Rawis
    Hezkie Rawis
    Päev tagasi

    Hey matpat minecraft is adding a new mob we its decided try to make a theory of it

  18. ramdom anime weeb
    ramdom anime weeb
    Päev tagasi

    It’s a fake age I know that I’m actually ############# randomly did those

  19. Christ Jesus IS the Son of God
    Christ Jesus IS the Son of God
    Päev tagasi

    Admit that you have sinned against God and that there is absolutely nothing that you can possibly do to save yourself. Surrender to God totally and completely with your whole heart and ask Him to forgive you of all of your sins in the name of Jesus the Son of God. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God that died on the cross (at Calvary) for your sins, he did it for you, was buried, and rose from the dead , it is really true. Put your faith in him as your Lord and Saviour. You MUST be born again. Have you been born again, is the Spirit of Jesus Christ in you right now at this moment? If you sincerely surrender to God humbly and sincerely privately ask Him to forgive you in the name of Jesus Christ, If you pray and ask genuinely out of a pure heart, He will hear you and He will forgive you completely and you will be born again, and the Spirit of God will enter into you and be in you forever, and you will never perish but you will have everlasting life. Ask God to come and enter into you in the name of Jesus Christ the resurrected Lord and saviour. God bless you.

  20. Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved
    Believe on the Lord Jesus Christ to be saved
    Päev tagasi

    Admit that you have sinned against God and that there is absolutely nothing that you can possibly do to save yourself. Surrender to God totally and completely with your whole heart and ask Him to forgive you of all of your sins in the name of Jesus the Son of God. Believe that Jesus is the Son of God that died on the cross (at Calvary) for your sins, he did it for you, was buried, and rose from the dead , it is really true. Put your faith in him as your Lord and Saviour. You MUST be born again. Have you been born again, is the Spirit of Jesus Christ in you right now at this moment? If you sincerely surrender to God humbly and sincerely privately ask Him to forgive you in the name of Jesus Christ, If you pray and ask genuinely out of a pure heart, He will hear you and He will forgive you completely and you will be born again, and the Spirit of God will enter into you and be in you forever, and you will never perish but you will have everlasting life. Ask God to come and enter into you in the name of Jesus Christ the resurrected Lord and saviour. God bless you.

  21. Peppa Productions
    Peppa Productions
    Päev tagasi

    I had to look through the comments to make sure MatPat wasn't leaving. Thank god.

  22. Mystery Moon
    Mystery Moon
    Päev tagasi

    And you can't forget for this era squid game it's everywhere

  23. 2ManyGoats
    Päev tagasi

    FTR, I use the I icon frequently when I'm going through a new channel

  24. XxFuriosDestroyer1xX _
    XxFuriosDestroyer1xX _
    Päev tagasi


  25. AcousticProton
    Päev tagasi

    You forgot to mention the literal two-tier system YT implements that more seriously punishes independent content creators while letting content from major corporations, such as Disney and Viacom, slide without so much as a word.

  26. Carolous Rex Wittelsbach
    Carolous Rex Wittelsbach
    2 päeva tagasi

    The end of the third Reich draws near, its time gás come tô an eeeeend... The end of a era is here, its time tô ataaaaaack

  27. political Ferret
    political Ferret
    2 päeva tagasi

    you use the words wrong: you say safe but what you mean is boring. youtube becomes boring.

  28. Victor Kappel
    Victor Kappel
    2 päeva tagasi

    Soooo Basically EEfast is becoming like the tv was...

  29. Jak Crow
    Jak Crow
    2 päeva tagasi

    I'm sorry? Mat thinks he's one of the edgiest creators on YT? In what universe?

  30. Garret Mckinley
    Garret Mckinley
    2 päeva tagasi

    I'm a sucker for social commentary, and this is incredibly insightful.

  31. Tim H.
    Tim H.
    2 päeva tagasi

    I see it but I’m a little sad about it. However I have come back to the platform more in the last couple of years more than ever. So something is working

  32. Isaac
    2 päeva tagasi

    My friend: "I want to be a youtuber" Me: "Too late, don't even think about it. Think about other stuff"

  33. Ver
    2 päeva tagasi


  34. MilkDud ??
    MilkDud ??
    2 päeva tagasi

    I stopped using TikTok mainly because the scrolling thing combined with my ADHD I lost way too much time, 5 hours at a time. And then EEfast shorts happened and it's doing it again

  35. Zaner The Slayer
    Zaner The Slayer
    2 päeva tagasi

    I can’t wait for that Blues Clues theroy

  36. Percy Wetzel
    Percy Wetzel
    2 päeva tagasi

    What would you recommend for recording software for someone who wants to do let's plays?

  37. Undisputed_Garbage
    2 päeva tagasi

    You guys call this video really long!?? Bro I don’t know what on all your front page

  38. ramdom anime weeb
    ramdom anime weeb
    2 päeva tagasi

    Wrong person I’m nine

    1. Canada Man
      Canada Man
      2 päeva tagasi

      Don't share your age on the internet

  39. Abraham Technology
    Abraham Technology
    2 päeva tagasi

    Hate fraud makes me sad. This last 18 months it's been nothing but fake hate being called out. Meanwhile actual hate endorsed by corporations has never been called out by anyone but the rare individual.

  40. ethefox26 shorts
    ethefox26 shorts
    2 päeva tagasi

    I would love to see you on a big show like that I would watch that a million times lol

  41. superstarjonesbros
    2 päeva tagasi

    Watching on 1.5x speed? Well, I've trained myself to play at 2x speed :D

  42. HannahBanana_03
    2 päeva tagasi

    Mattpat is amazing in the way that he's able to keep me engaged while I'm crocheting

  43. Smile
    2 päeva tagasi

    Bots stop commenting

  44. Flower Gacha Studios
    Flower Gacha Studios
    2 päeva tagasi

    The J in Jungkook and the H in Taehyung aren't silent. Sincerely, an ARMY. -Admin

  45. SilverStone
    2 päeva tagasi

    the issue for me is, I can think of several old tv shows on dish and directv from the 2000s - early 2010s that would be immediately demonetized or even taken down if they where aired on youtube another issue is that sometimes it really seems like platforms like this take a political agenda, now does it? I don't really think so, but what I'm talking about is things like the instant and brutal silencing of anything to do with the situation in that really dry place over seas when that happened

  46. Alexus Rillo
    Alexus Rillo
    2 päeva tagasi

    I like this gay guy.

  47. Alison
    2 päeva tagasi

    Am I the only one who in recent years started preferring these types of videos made by matpat? He's so smart with this whole inner workings of EEfast and him and Steph does so much work in the background, I like seeing it. I find it better than the theories. Although it could be because I don't play many new games and over time game theory has shifted to keep up with trends (not a bad thing)

  48. THE_BIGDADDY 420
    2 päeva tagasi


  49. Friliando Edo
    Friliando Edo
    2 päeva tagasi

    not gonna surprise if bydance gonna create/follow yt ads n monetise system in the future, since they can get more income and partnership with that. i mean... they well-known as a good copy-paster

  50. Keelin ᶜʰªᵗ✶ˢᴱˣ✶ Free
    Keelin ᶜʰªᵗ✶ˢᴱˣ✶ Free
    2 päeva tagasi

    16:19 I got my eyes on you. You’re everything that I see, I want your hot love and emotion. Endlessly.

  51. A Lost Witch
    A Lost Witch
    2 päeva tagasi

    I really don't mind the length of the videos. I play one on while eating and : 1-it makes me eat slower which is healthier and 2- I use that eating time to relax/learn/have fun time! I have also noticed that the longer the video, the better the creator knows how to distribute their energy throught out the video and they don't literally steal my life source when watching/listening to their content.

  52. Ayano Aishi
    Ayano Aishi
    2 päeva tagasi

    today it is hard to make any music content without getting a strike even though your the one who's playing it on your own, but even so business is business

  53. Ayano Aishi
    Ayano Aishi
    2 päeva tagasi

    if tik tok would run ads it will either be another annoyance to some viewers but good for the creators and probably the wise choice of movement is 5 video will play first before showing a short very short ad then continue with another 5 videos of the creator. Lucrative but business is business

  54. Mark Tracy
    Mark Tracy
    3 päeva tagasi

    F BOO

  55. Dante Padilla
    Dante Padilla
    3 päeva tagasi

    They had us in the first half, not gonna lie.

  56. Andrea Febre
    Andrea Febre
    3 päeva tagasi


  57. Lennon Francis
    Lennon Francis
    3 päeva tagasi


  58. KotCR
    3 päeva tagasi

    Agreed, the speed control in EEfast videos is a tool I could not live without these days lol. FWIW I was brave and watched this video at 1x speed, as intended. You're welcome :p.

  59. Stolas Amon-Seere
    Stolas Amon-Seere
    3 päeva tagasi

    I use that feature, MatPat.

  60. Justin Cristea
    Justin Cristea
    3 päeva tagasi

    Idk if this belongs here but I’m not an adult so I’m reading all these comments about nostalgia and it makes me sad because I didn’t experience those eras much, and it seems like such an amazing time period to be in and it’s too late to experience. I know one day there will be nostalgia for me but I’m not sure if it’ll feel that special Lol

    1. TheOne Bman
      TheOne Bman
      2 päeva tagasi

      Hey, don't worry too much. I was like 9 when all those viral videos were being uploaded, I remember the days of the Annoying Orange, Nyan Cat, Sneezing Panda, cannibalist Charlie and rabbid unicorns, but this is just because of nostalgia. We forget the bad stuff, which I can assure you, there was a lot of it. EEfast went the way of art in the second half of the 20th century. The scene was flooded with people, which meant a massive influx of content being produced, but only a minority of it was good enough to still be remembered. We forgot all the bad videos from 2008-2012 like we forgot all those artists and songs and movies that didn't make it. Maybe you missed "the good old times", but you are still in a position to experience how the platform develops Who knows, maybe something great could come out of all this :p

  61. Skoyatt Beaujouan
    Skoyatt Beaujouan
    3 päeva tagasi

    MatPat: *complaining about over 20 minutes long videos* Also MatPat: *doesso in a **25:11** minutes long video*

  62. Flaky Gaming
    Flaky Gaming
    3 päeva tagasi

    When I was 5 years old, Minecraft's bad quality was the norm in 2012, but now, thanks to the creators and the quality of youtube content that they produce, it's become much better with this shift to TikTok when they get big on TikTok they switch to youtube to enjoy this wide space of content. Thanks, Pat for all the great content and for making me remember that I have grown so much in the last 15 years of my lifetime. p.s LOVE THE VIDEO!!!! for making me see reality.

  63. פאל רום
    פאל רום
    3 päeva tagasi

    I do miss the time when youtube was the place to look up AMV, now I have to know a song or a singer if I want to listen to something so no more fun discoveries of unknown singers or songs.

  64. Mad Mungo Man NV
    Mad Mungo Man NV
    3 päeva tagasi

    Man all I can say Is I disagree why one guy Mumkey Jones

  65. Royale Leo
    Royale Leo
    3 päeva tagasi

    I STAND FOR Matpat Podcast

  66. Brown95
    3 päeva tagasi

    It's just a real shame all the kids are doing the things we once loved watching on youtube... on a platform owned and regulated by a company _who is itself owned and regulated by a dictatorial communist regime._ TikTok just reeks of trouble, and it has already shown it can and will censor content the CCP doesn't like even outside of China -- a real shame all the kids are too busy wanting to follow the crowded herd to realize the shepherd's leading them all right into the butchery.

  67. Kirito_ Kun
    Kirito_ Kun
    3 päeva tagasi

    Man it's a battle of wits of who is more cringe.

  68. sumzers
    3 päeva tagasi

    I really want to become an animator. Should I still try to go for this. I’m in school now. I of course only wanted to do it on the side. People that read this comment. I would love it if you give me your advice. Thank you ❤️

  69. Fallen Epoch
    Fallen Epoch
    3 päeva tagasi

    Didn’t have to blow my mind mate

  70. Currently Not Available
    Currently Not Available
    3 päeva tagasi

    0:57-1:03 Never in my life I thought I would cry over my childhood show in 2021. I thought I got over it but I guess not

  71. Ben Marshall
    Ben Marshall
    3 päeva tagasi

    Is anyone else noticing alot of bots that have replies relating to the actually video but don't actually have a way to know what part of the video you're talking about? They also have names about clicking on their profile of course. Imma try a random timestamp incase that helps trigger them somehow, this won't mean anything 4:20

    1. Ben Marshall
      Ben Marshall
      3 päeva tagasi

      I would like to amend my statement, it's actually copy pasting from top comments

  72. Nicolás Gabriel
    Nicolás Gabriel
    3 päeva tagasi

    6:09 this means cause in the spanish talking side of EEfast there was a guy that was a father and his wife had a old channel but he wanted to do his own with extreme situations, the FIRST VIDEO was if he could stop a desert eagle aimed to his chest (by the wife) with a book... he oviusly died

  73. qopoy dnon
    qopoy dnon
    3 päeva tagasi

    give rise to more decentralized services.

  74. Lady Dice
    Lady Dice
    3 päeva tagasi

    Gameshow theory. MattPat has collected embarrassing evidence on every potential Jeopardy host so he can force them all to resign til he is the last one standing.

    1. qopoy dnon
      qopoy dnon
      3 päeva tagasi

      Give among us to the president

  75. Captainpep
    3 päeva tagasi

    (Some things are spelled weird to avoid deletion) My biggest problem with EEfast and basically the internet as a whole is the thought police. You can’t have a civil conversation to people about things you disagree with, it all has to be a gatekeeping contest. You are never listening to the other person, you think to yourself “well they are obviously wrong no matter what so I must tell them that” instead of listening to what they say. Do you like “B L M”? You’re bad. Do you hate “B L M”? You’re bad. Hey do you think people should have “g a y” relationships? No? Oh well you are the literal scum of this earth and you should go commit “oof”. You think people should be in “g a y” relationships? That’s so horrible! I put two very controversial subjects and opinions in the previous sentence on purpose, because I know that each and every person reading it has an opinion about that and a lot probably have very strong feels for BOTH sides of the argument. Now with controversial topics like those we can have discussions, but the problem is that the thought police literally will not allow you to have that conversation, you are only allowed to think one specific way about the topic otherwise you will be ‘cancelled’. Gone are the days of civil conversations, now there are only strong opinions and needing to be in your own little bubble, and the worst part is that it’s the EEfastrs that are getting most effected by it. Look at Scott cawthon, literally cancelled because of his own political beliefs. If I had a nickel for everytime a youtuber has been cancelled for saying something that isn’t ‘politically correct’ I would be a millionaire, honestly. And it makes me sad that this all happens, but honestly? I’ve no better than a lot of the people I called out. I too have strong opinions and feel that I need validation, I need to prove that I’M right because if I don’t then what’s the point? Do people go into comment arguments because they want to hear the other persons point of view? Or do they enter them because they want to tell the other person how wrong they are? (Also, youtube deleted my comment because of the controversial subject example I gave, so that kind of proves my point)

  76. Immy Tiger
    Immy Tiger
    3 päeva tagasi

    wait... shouldn't this be on film theory...?

  77. Aeris Skyla
    Aeris Skyla
    3 päeva tagasi

    I have an example for the Hub and Spoke thing, Scp GachaTubers, Every SCP GachaTuber Knows eachother, and we also plan to become our own Fandom (Although that will not be very likely, But I believe it can Succeed) and yea, there’s my essay long comment. (I don’t think MatPat will see this)

  78. The Whirl Channel
    The Whirl Channel
    3 päeva tagasi

    About to ignore everything that MatPat just said. Let’s actually get a MatPat for EEfast CEO petition going

  79. Delta Charlie Echo
    Delta Charlie Echo
    3 päeva tagasi

    All kidding aside, I think Mat Pat could actually save EEfast if he was made president of youtube. I'd back it.

  80. Giulia
    3 päeva tagasi

    13:58 it's so hard for me to explain how perfectly that sentence sums it up for me. That's the difference between the EEfast environment I sort of 'grew up' with during my childhood/early teens and what I'm experiencing now in my twenties.

  81. Raven Mercer
    Raven Mercer
    3 päeva tagasi

    Fat Cat Corporate censoring the people so they can make more money. Not surprised.

  82. Christoffer Sjøberg
    Christoffer Sjøberg
    3 päeva tagasi

    Abandon Tik Tok Embrace EEfast

  83. MyBananas
    3 päeva tagasi

    Thot bots keep replying to my comment I left here 2 weeks ago. Just deleted it to get them to stop.

  84. Koh Dean
    Koh Dean
    3 päeva tagasi

    This right here is why I still Stan the pat

  85. Nicole Vogel
    Nicole Vogel
    3 päeva tagasi

    I heard Danny’s name and started crying

  86. G Self
    G Self
    3 päeva tagasi

    so,in a nutshell,youtube creators are getting old....

  87. RB plays extra
    RB plays extra
    3 päeva tagasi

    I had to delete my comment

  88. Resistancé
    3 päeva tagasi

    The modern western ideology will spiral into totalitarianism

  89. krim7
    3 päeva tagasi

    My biggest dislike of Shorts/TikTok is that time has no meaning while flicking through videos. One minute you are watching some one floss and then you look up and an hour has passed. I hate that feeling. 😒

  90. Qwizzer
    3 päeva tagasi

    Give among us to the president

  91. Spookki
    3 päeva tagasi

    youtube "channels" should be treated like tv "channels" you dont blame the TV for having porn channels, you blame the kid that clicked on that stuff, turning into idiocracy where viewers have no responsibility. Just let people label who their content is for and leave the creators alone.

  92. MojoNoahGamer
    4 päeva tagasi

    (Reupload) End of an era? Hmmmmmm…

  93. TheFurryOC
    4 päeva tagasi

    I did the petition, love you everyone at the game theory, food theory, film theory, and GTlive, you are all amazing💖 (Off the topic) is anyone else getting spammed with sexbots?

    1. Bears bEars
      Bears bEars
      3 päeva tagasi


  94. Jordan Hamm
    Jordan Hamm
    4 päeva tagasi

    Signed it.

  95. Proto Mundi
    Proto Mundi
    4 päeva tagasi

    When your own comments gets no likes but three spam comments. Those bots could have at least gave me some likes

  96. Weird0Wolf
    4 päeva tagasi

    I love your channels and theories you made me enjoy math again keep up the good work 👍👍👍

  97. Kenya Foshow
    Kenya Foshow
    4 päeva tagasi

    Got me tripping with the Thrillseeker intro music at the end......TUESDAAAY NEEEEWSDAY!!

  98. ScythM
    4 päeva tagasi

    You're correct on me being so deep into youtube. I keep 3 hour long VODs open overnight. But there's also the spicy part: I regularly see unsafe youtube content and youtube just keeps recommending it to me. Keyword: Shitpost Status.

  99. ☕️Mr_McLatte☕️
    4 päeva tagasi

    Is that party in the elevator in the backround i love fgteev

  100. Khôi Nguyên Nguyễn Huy
    Khôi Nguyên Nguyễn Huy
    4 päeva tagasi

    Fun fact: Vtuber Gawr Gura (shown at 2:54) made a cameo in Taco bell nacho commercial