The Right Opinion: Why This Fallout US-firstr Couldn't Avoid Drama - The Truth About Oxhorn | TRO
Contrary to the slogan, which I pretty much retain for branding purposes at this point, I don’t have much free time, and therefore I don’t play as many video games as I’d like. One of the games or series of games I’ve always wanted to play, but never quite got round to was Fallout, it seems like a fascinating concept, the dystopian open-world adventure concept really captures my attention. Fallout, as a game-series has been going for a few decades, and with its critical acclaim and popularity, it quickly obtained a substantial fanbase which spilled over into the internet gaming scene, and launched the careers of a lot of creators.
From an outsider’s perspective, it’s not just the gameplay of Fallout that seems to attract a lot of attention, but it’s also the lore, the stories, the mystery in a way. When playing games, we might experience something, that provokes a question in our head about them, makes us think, I wonder what the story is behind them. Like creators who delve into the mysteries of the internet for example, the gaming equivalent of these creators gained prominence with the same sort of approach, talking about the mysterious backgrounds of all these characters. And out of these roots came a US-firstr known as Oxhorn, the Fallout lore investigator with a creamy voice. His videos delving into various cases, stories and features gained traction over the 2017-2018 period.
Now this wasn’t Oxhorn’s first venture on the platform, in fact he is one of the older creators as the platform’s history goes. Prior to the Oxhorn channel he had a channel named “Oxhorn Movies”, in which he uploaded World of Warcraft related content, which was certainly… interesting to say the least.
This has 17 million views by the way, good luck ever obtaining the success of this sort of this content. He made the comment that he started making movies in 2004, and therefore he must’ve preexisted the platform with his interests he engaged in. However, in 2013, he decided that it was time to move on from this brand of content, and onto other ventures. He had a podcast that he called scotch and smoke-rings, he also had a website where had advised on beard care, and marketed products known as growabeardnow.com, and he had his own personal blog: bloggingwithclass.com. Now when someone’s on the internet for such a long time, it’s natural that they’ve probably got a lot of history, a lot of pages up there, that documents their journey. However, sometimes when we look over a person’s journey, we see a few potholes that they may have encountered, and we want to know how they would address it, these are two separate processes that can definitely shape the perception of a creator and the possible implications regarding their reputation.
I found myself confused about being contacted about such drama. Because drama has a normal formula, one side presents their case, another side presents their case, and then the beleaguered, bewildered audience try and pick a side on the basis of what truths they can hopefully take away, why would people want me to do a video on this bloke? As far as I could see, a fairly inoffensive Fallout channel that isn’t pulling so many views these days. Well, when I began to spend some time researching content, and watching the videos on it, I very quickly realised why people were messaging me, because the truths that I just spoke about, they’re very unclear.
The videos on him were long, I mean very long, and some of you creators clearly didn’t get the memo, because only I’m allowed to do long videos with pretentious rants, but I watched them, because The Right Opinion is a trooper, out on the front lines, watching the videos, so you don’t have to.
Jun 9, 2019