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Is YouTube down? Video sharing website crashes on October 16 [UPDATED]

Published: 17/Oct/2018 1:22 Updated: 17/Oct/2018 8:51

by Calum Patterson

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If you are unable to watch YouTube videos, you’re not the only one, as the site appears to have crashed entirely for users worldwide.

In a very rare occurence, video sharing website has completely gone down, not loading any videos or menus on desktop or mobile versions.

Reports from around the world quickly came in, shared on social media as users complained that they were unable to watch videos on Tuesday evening.

YouTube has not had a major crash of this kind in recent memory, with only small bugs and glitches typically affecting the site’s status.

YouTube is on average the 2nd most visited website in the world, and this is the first major crash of the website in years.

It comes on the same day that Twitter also had a major malfunction, sending out strange spam notifications to users mobile devices.

UPDATE – 8:00 PM PT

Team YouTube have confirmed that the website has been restored and should be fully operational for all users.

UPDATE – 7:40 PM PT

YouTube appears to be getting online for most users, although Team YouTube has not tweeted anything about the website being fully restored yet.

UPDATE – 6:41 PM PT

Team YouTube has now confirmed they are looking into the issue:


YouTube has become the most main stream video sharing website on the internet, and supports the living of 100,000’s of content creators, making significant downtime costly for not only YouTube itself but also it’s users.

YouTuber KSI, who has over 15 million subscribers, posted to Twitter soon after the crash was reported, jokingly retorting that it was “time to find a new job.”

At the time of writing, YouTube has not publicly identified the cause of the downtime.

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Dr Disrespect set to host own gaming award show for “true creatives”

Published: 30/Nov/2020 14:13

by Alex Garton

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Dr Disrespect will be hosting a new gaming award show next year that will have a range of unique categories. In his own words, he wants the show to focus on “things that really matter”.

Each year, certain game developers push the boundaries of the industry and create something brilliant. Therefore, it’s only right we have so many awards shows to shine a light on these projects and give them credit.

However, a lot of these ceremonies focus on handing out awards for entire games rather than focusing on the individual elements of a title. By the looks of it, Dr Disrespect is looking to fill this gap with his own reward show that focuses on handing out rewards for specific features gamers like him really care about.

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Dr Disrespect has over 3 million subscribers on Youtube.

Dr Disrespect plans to host his own award show in 2021

The most important aspect of an award show is the different categories for each of the accolades.

This is where the Doc is looking to make his ceremony unique and interesting: “I think the game industry needs an award show that focuses on things that really matter.” Rather than focusing on the broader project, the two-time wants to reward the individuals who put these amazing titles together.

A tweet made by the Doc gives some examples of the different categories we could expect from his show.

There’s no doubt it would exciting to see a popular award show herald some of the individual developers that put these projects together. A lot of the time they do not get the recognition they deserve as most awards are given out for the entire project.

Doc finishes off the tweet by confirming we can expect to see the show at some point next year. It’ll be interesting to see if he hosts the ceremony independently or with an established award show brand.

Either way, it’s great news and to be honest it’s hard to think of a better host for a gaming award ceremony than the Two-Time. Let’s hope the Doc provides us with a specific date in the near future.