How a Video Game Predicted the Collapse of Venezuela's Economy

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  • ephialtes
    ephialtes15 orë më parë

    revs

  • Scott Bevan
    Scott Bevan23 orë më parë

    Wait wait wait... did you use bitcoin as an example of virtual currency going wrong?

  • Miguel Nestor
    Miguel Nestor4 ditë më parë

    Petition to change Diablo game's name to Simpson's Game

  • Somebody Someone
    Somebody Someone4 ditë më parë

    Y’a know, some dictators probably did play video games. Just RTS’s, though.

  • Bo Horn
    Bo Horn4 ditë më parë

    Old school runescape: we will take care of them till they can get back on their own feet.

  • yandii
    yandii6 ditë më parë

    Are we talking about Plague.co

  • Commrade-DOGE
    Commrade-DOGE7 ditë më parë

    Me: would it be mercenaries 2? Half as interesting: *doesn’t mention mercenaries 2* Me: *disappointment*

  • Chris Mason
    Chris Mason7 ditë më parë

    Its almost like socialism predicted venezuela's economic collapse 🤔🤔🤔

  • WorkableWax
    WorkableWax7 ditë më parë

    Runescape has a better video to be made about Venezuela

  • RobTheLonelyGoblin
    RobTheLonelyGoblin8 ditë më parë

    Imma just see what game it is and then I'll crash a plane

  • Hades883
    Hades8838 ditë më parë

    At 3:36 why does he say they changed it to 1 million but he puts 100 million

  • Puffsniffy
    Puffsniffy8 ditë më parë

    Glad I decided to come to the comments before I wasted my time with clickbait

  • Unbearable
    Unbearable9 ditë më parë

    Clickbait

  • f3tsch
    f3tsch9 ditë më parë

    It is clickbait, but there is actually research in video games about economy. Tf2 would have been a better example

  • John Glenn Lambayon
    John Glenn Lambayon10 ditë më parë

    Hey Sam, include me in that one video u make every year along with everyone here.

  • Frederick Dietz
    Frederick Dietz11 ditë më parë

    "how a video game predicted Venezuela's economic collapse" - it used common sense, roll credits.

  • Asdf
    Asdf12 ditë më parë

    Venezuelans have started playing old school RuneScape to farm gold and sell it for US dollars instead of Venezuelan bolivars so that they can be less poor. Because of all of the Venezuelan RuneScape gold farmers, the price of gold has plummeted AND there organized crime in RuneScape. Venezuelan inflation has spread to RuneScape.

  • niall
    niall13 ditë më parë

    How Diabo 3 predicted the economic crisis in the Weimar Republic

  • nama anda
    nama anda13 ditë më parë

    Well, misleading title, But it's alright. The content is good enough to make up for it

  • Bread
    Bread13 ditë më parë

    I don't like people misleading my mother country's name

  • Nathan Lee
    Nathan Lee13 ditë më parë

    Inflation makes so much sense now! I should play more video games...

  • Mateusz Łukasiak
    Mateusz Łukasiak13 ditë më parë

    I like the jokes but having less of them would add to the video

  • Jesús Toríz
    Jesús Toríz14 ditë më parë

    IT would be cool if you explosión the economy of csgo or tf2

  • ShadowOfCicero
    ShadowOfCicero14 ditë më parë

    Should've done Tropico instead for the memes.

  • Nicky Blue

    Nicky Blue

    13 ditë më parë

    That game is boss

  • looseycanon
    looseycanon14 ditë më parë

    "Dictators should play more video games" Are you suggesting to play some Tropico?

  • wowwowwowdf
    wowwowwowdf14 ditë më parë

    roblox is having its own problem but far far far smaller

  • Cap'n P. Zazz
    Cap'n P. Zazz15 ditë më parë

    You had too many zeros in 1,000,000...

  • SirCompliments
    SirCompliments16 ditë më parë

    Next video: _video game predicts the stampede of 15,000 australian geese across north Texas_

  • Hellow
    Hellow16 ditë më parë

    Bruh, how couldn't have guess?

  • Andrew S
    Andrew S16 ditë më parë

    That's actually a 99900% inflation rate. 2% inflation: (102/100-1)*100 99900% inflation: (100,000,000/100,000-1)*100

  • The Knife Eclectic
    The Knife Eclectic16 ditë më parë

    Portal 2 is the future...brace yourselves for testing.

  • Old Holborn
    Old Holborn18 ditë më parë

    shit clickbait video

  • Anthony Hernandez
    Anthony Hernandez18 ditë më parë

    "one million" 100,000,000 LOL

  • Arjen B
    Arjen B18 ditë më parë

    But hey, you can earn some money while playing games.... Fortnie, are you taking sum notes?

  • espy-ninja
    espy-ninja19 ditë më parë

    gaia online had a problem with this as well

  • RadenWA
    RadenWA19 ditë më parë

    Yeah I know right as if a video game that uses real-life economic system is not affected by real-life economic system

  • Good Stuff
    Good Stuff20 ditë më parë

    Watched one of these with my brother, he couldn’t sit through 5 minutes

  • Lolly Lemur
    Lolly Lemur21 ditë më parë

    I thought this channel was better than crappy clickbait, apparently not

  • XylonNr
    XylonNr21 ditë më parë

    This should serve as a lesson that clickbait titles are bad. I get that you can draw correlations and you should but word it in the way you did

  • LordOfSpaghetti
    LordOfSpaghetti22 ditë më parë

    Experience playing the game: never did the gold thing, just hoarded it because I was a wee little child who was like "no mines" The villain in diablo 3 is just diablo. Unless you get the reaper of souls expansion, then you fight that b*tch Adria on the side and the main boss is an evil angel who wants to exterminate humanity because they were technically born from demons. Oh and the gold thing, more on that. Also don't hate on Haedrig for no shirt, he prolly in a tough spot from losing his wife. I don't play multiplayer often now, but sometimes I play with my family and we're all rich to the point of not knowing what to do with it because the money thing was a no and we still play. Also its surprisingly easy to find treasure goblins and they give you a heck ton too. Also the only thing worth spending any form of currency on is really the rifts and the random chance for good shit or like a few other random things. Still no use to spend the gold even tho its 2020, ohhh and the only time to actually buy things is in the first act when you have nothing so that you actually have gear like bracers because those aren't the most common things to drop and you wanna get ur armor up. -A diablo player...

  • Ice Cold
    Ice Cold23 ditë më parë

    Wait wait wait... so Diablo allowed for their in-game currency to be converted back into USDs?. Didn't they realize the potential for money-laundering and illegal trading that could be done using the game as intermediary?. This is legal kamikazee by Blizzard to have done that.

  • Ice Cold
    Ice Cold23 ditë më parë

    saying a latin american nation will do bad in economy is not a prediction. It's a natural law.

  • Card Lock
    Card Lock23 ditë më parë

    Not how predicting works

  • Kingdoms Collided
    Kingdoms Collided24 ditë më parë

    And now all the Venezuelans are playing runescape to make enough money to live, causing inflation in that game

  • No
    No24 ditë më parë

    The effect of hyperinflation in Diablo II was so notorious that the community didn't use gold to purchase items or services, but rather a specific ring that diablo would drop on a very specific scenario where he would spawn on the online overworld. Stone of Jordan I think it was.

  • Azurath100
    Azurath10025 ditë më parë

    correction of the title: "How games can simulate broken economies"

  • WithTheWorks
    WithTheWorks25 ditë më parë

    This is one of the many, many problems with diablo 3, yikes

  • TriGN
    TriGN26 ditë më parë

    5:25 you forgot about hungary, what a racist

  • Joshua Phillips
    Joshua Phillips26 ditë më parë

    At best, this seems to be a bad analogy. At worst it's straight capitalist apologetics.

  • Dubby
    Dubby27 ditë më parë

    And then path of exile threw gold totally out the window.

  • Timkador
    Timkador27 ditë më parë

    Sam dollars? More like Samnd dollars!

  • Leo Junil
    Leo Junil27 ditë më parë

    Friggin clickbait

  • Ryan Thompson
    Ryan Thompson28 ditë më parë

    “Won’t preform well on ALthe so I put it on a site you have to pay for so I get more money from you.” FTFY

  • Patryk Podbiał
    Patryk Podbiał28 ditë më parë

    Wow, lots of comments about the game actually didn't predict what happened...

  • Daily Life with Steve
    Daily Life with Steve29 ditë më parë

    Isn’t this what the USA is doing printing us out of our money problems which makes it worse

  • Adam
    AdamMuaj më parë

    this sounds far too much like what happens when we print too much cash for stimulus packages

  • hakarthemage
    hakarthemageMuaj më parë

    around 3:30 you say raised the limit to one million but the graphic shows 100,000,000

  • Till Reenaers
    Till ReenaersMuaj më parë

    Gta 5...........

  • The smore emperor
    The smore emperorMuaj më parë

    Predicting certain collapses of economies is easy: if it's communist it's gonna fail.

  • ネプギアGO
    ネプギアGOMuaj më parë

    HAI: Get an annual subscription to Curiosity Stream My ears: Get an anal subscription

  • Life Sage
    Life SageMuaj më parë

    Anyone with a basic understanding of Communism could predict Venezuela's economic collapse.

  • Heathrow Aviator
    Heathrow AviatorMuaj më parë

    3:28 you said a million but wrote 100,000,000 lol

  • Yash Pandey
    Yash PandeyMuaj më parë

    Let the title go damn...i understood hyperinflation of real world🙂

  • AngloCommander
    AngloCommanderMuaj më parë

    This is a "prediction" in the same way that people claim The Simpsons predicted stuff.

  • Forrest Joerger
    Forrest JoergerMuaj më parë

    ncs

  • Jani Akujärvi
    Jani AkujärviMuaj më parë

    The secret ingredient is communism.

  • Márton Wirth
    Márton WirthMuaj më parë

    Heyo Hungary had the biggest inflation with pengő and its price was so low that it was less valuable than the paper that it was printed on

  • sher Khan
    sher KhanMuaj më parë

    Make sense.

  • Tommy Savage
    Tommy SavageMuaj më parë

    How was this video not about runescape?

  • Darren Chadwick
    Darren ChadwickMuaj më parë

    Basically a Zimbabwean loaf of bread

  • Delfina Moyano
    Delfina MoyanoMuaj më parë

    It also happened in Argentina in 2001 and it’s happening again because people keep the same socialist party 😔👍🏻

  • Val K
    Val KMuaj më parë

    Nice, I didn't realize that people in Venezuela got their money by saying monsters and completing quests

  • Adityachk2002
    Adityachk2002Muaj më parë

    Clickbait

  • James Madden
    James MaddenMuaj më parë

    3:28 1,000,000 units?

  • Capt Char
    Capt CharMuaj më parë

    Except the root cause of Venezuela’s hyperinflation was socialism

  • Refined Retro Reviews
    Refined Retro Reviews2 muaj më parë

    Clickbait is how you get over 4,000 dislikes...

  • Brandon Fowler
    Brandon Fowler2 muaj më parë

    You did my boy dirty with that kirby jab

  • Hichame
    Hichame2 muaj më parë

    and here I thought​ he will be talking about Ghost Recon

  • B Laquisha
    B Laquisha2 muaj më parë

    They elected a socialist on top of an economy that already had high inflation. What could possibly go wrong? /s

  • Ron
    Ron2 muaj më parë

    And spiderman predicted corona

  • Angus Noble
    Angus Noble2 muaj më parë

    Mmmm you're stretching a bit there, ain'tcha?

  • Ricean
    Ricean2 muaj më parë

    Kim_jong_playz

  • Kyra Zimmer
    Kyra Zimmer2 muaj më parë

    "how a video game predicted nothing, and also there's more interesting stuff about virtual economies, but that would be too boring for you, so give me money before you can see it" there i fixed your title. srsly sad to see how far some of the nebula people are declining instead of sticking to the (originally pretty great) idea. wonder how half interesting misleading advertisement is in your jurisdiction and what youtube thinks about a competitor going from "you can also watch us for money instead of ads" to "you can see a clickbait teaser here and then pay us", maybe make a video about those topics....

  • Raihan Widodo
    Raihan Widodo2 muaj më parë

    Diablo III predicted a country's hyperinflation and World of Warcraft predicted a worldwide pandemic, what's next?

  • effexon
    effexon2 muaj më parë

    What is real life sink? DEA burning warehouse worth of stacked notes of drug money?

  • RedWings-44
    RedWings-442 muaj më parë

    Imagine that, Bernie's shining example has a few issues...

  • Spooder-Man
    Spooder-Man2 muaj më parë

    Shows Diablo three with fortnite noble in the background and she’s better than me XD

  • Spooder-Man

    Spooder-Man

    2 muaj më parë

    At mobile

  • Sean Huntley
    Sean Huntley2 muaj më parë

    but dont you guys have phones?

  • Interesting Academies

    Interesting Academies

    2 muaj më parë

    unfortunately not everyone has, some people still don't have access to the internet :(

  • WaffleGenie
    WaffleGenie2 muaj më parë

    Had to dislike the vid because of clickbait, I this is an old vid but I won't be staying subscribed if there's more

  • Nathan Angelo Zuñiga
    Nathan Angelo Zuñiga2 muaj më parë

    yow i have an idea hyperinflate drugs

  • かたわれ時
    かたわれ時2 muaj më parë

    Not stronk

  • TannerJamesGaughf
    TannerJamesGaughf2 muaj më parë

    I started watching this video solely because I thought the game was Mercenaries 2. But that was more like GTA in real life Venezuela.

  • EBPGames
    EBPGames2 muaj më parë

    I was expecting mercineries 2

  • 7 up rocket launcher
    7 up rocket launcher2 muaj më parë

    Your name is sam

  • Ice Bear
    Ice Bear2 muaj më parë

    I don't get it. How exactly did Diablo 3 predicted the collapse of Venezuela's economy? I feel like you started explaining but you lost the train of thought and forgot.

  • Sunil Nair
    Sunil Nair2 muaj më parë

    Tatte tattol. Ye bohat Pehle dekha tha. Who these mfkers who gives a shit. They want me to fish for them. Tsk tsk. Wink. Understand. Just a bunch of retarded mfkers. I would happy to kill. 🤣 He he he.

  • Sunil Nair
    Sunil Nair2 muaj më parë

    Sachin. Ladki hai. Pooh he she me ata hai. 🤣 Usko khud pata nahi hai. 🤣 Kyu be.

  • Sunil Nair
    Sunil Nair2 muaj më parë

    Jungle. Me. Potty ja raha hai ter khan. Me kya karu Bhosadike. 🤣 Mar jaye.

  • Lex Delaney
    Lex Delaney2 muaj më parë

    I predicted their economic collapse based on nothing but political ideology. Power to the people by giving all the people's power to the government right? Pyramid schemes are the best 😂

  • AceBalistic 1
    AceBalistic 12 muaj më parë

    ill look far and wide over mountains and through valleys into caves and over fields to find how the heck this relates to Venezuela

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