GTA 5 has a rating of M, meaning that it is designed for people aged 17 and above. And yet, on YouTube, some people use GTA 5 to make a show for children, some of which get millions of views per episode.
Children are big business on YouTube, and many of the largest channels of service create content specifically for them. Usually, these videos are educational, and they teach children how to count or learn the alphabet.
GTA 5 is also popular on YouTube, but it's usually for entirely different reasons: sandbox provides endless spectacle for viewers to enjoy. It may seem that GTA and shows for children do not overlap, but either way, the combination of these two sub-genres exist on YouTube. And it's horrible.
Using the Director mode in GTA 5, the creators can easily make all kinds of videos without having to manually create animations, to acquire additional assets or to use a set of real life. And the cinematic mode allows people to easily control cameras, trigger objects and pose people. In combination with the mod that allows people to insert any character that they want in GTA 5, the possibilities are almost endless.
From sesame Street is Elmo, and GTA 5 children's show Spider-Man (download skin Spiderman for GTA 5
). In the spirit of Marvel throwing webs superhero appears in almost all of GTA 5 for children video that I could find.
In GTA version Spider-Man is pretty versatile and can do all sorts of things, from driving a truck to playing the guitar. The background is, Spider-Man is usually best friends forever with Lightning McQueen.
Actually, Lightning McQueen (whom you know in Disney's Cars) is another regular character in the GTA for children. The introduction of McQueen, the show is designed for children less than Spider-Man,
however: among the most popular video game in history is the Cars 2 gameplay compilation (it has 127 million hits at the time of writing)
In GTA 5 baby video talk, Lightning McQueen is not so big of a hero as Spider-Man (Cool skin of Spider-Man for GTA 5
). Most of the time the Lightning McQueen saves Spider-Man from the enemies such as the Joker. In the video with 500, 000 views, the Joker pouring gasoline on McQueen.
The video with 700, 000 views, Spider-Man and Lightning McQueen to unite and take up the dinosaurs. These adventures may seem dramatic, but another key element of the GTA 5 video children are nursery rhymes. Watching enough of these videos and you'll quickly get tired of listening to "the Muffin Man" over and over again.
While this sub-genre might seem cliché, there's actually tons of videos like this on YouTube, and many of them have millions of views:
I turned to the creators of those videos and heard no response from them, so I can't say why there are these videos. Cynically, this seems like an easy way to make money. At least, it's hard to put some artistry in the work, given that many of these videos appear to copy the formula from each other.
A good example is all the videos where people or cars are saved from oncoming trains. Usually someone gets stuck on the tracks and the hero, such as Spider-Man or Lightning McQueen, save them from a speeding train. Very. A lot. Of this. Video.
No matter that the same characters appear on multiple YouTube channels. These videos also often have the same songs, even if they are made by different people. Not only the same song, but exactly the same version of this song. In the channel title, as a rule, use such words as fun, kids, superhero, nursery rhyme, children, super, cars, Spider-Man, and so on, although this is probably more to catch that parents or kids can find on YouTube.
Creepy, I noticed that many comments on this video only random letters from accounts that don't have videos or pictures in profiles. Some of these comments or views to buy? Are they random letters, because children are watching them, and then poking at the keyboard? It is difficult to say.
Other comments are more consistent, and they usually fall under several categories. Some people seem baffled that this genre of video exists. Others seem pissed that YouTube won't stop recommending these videos, so, apparently, this popularity comes from the algorithm pranks. Other viewers seem to really care that the game is infamous as GTA to be focused on children:
Why do people watch these videos seem to come down to brand awareness. You have these well-known characters, who everyone loves, but they are in a completely new and unexpected situations. Why watch the same old Pixar and Marvel movies when you can watch how your favorite character interacts with someone new? Maybe I'm not a child, but as someone who played hundreds of hours of GTA 5 and GTA online, the entertainment appeal of these videos even obvious to me. I don't want to be a baby, but as someone who has played hundreds of hours of GTA 5 and GTA Online, the entertainment appeal of these videos is still obvious to me. Now if you'll excuse me, I need to find a way to get the "the Muffin Man" out of my head.