And because I'm not a gamer, I missed the point where these YouTubes started happening to this level of hugeness (3million views!); I knew people were posting YouTubes of cheats and tips and multi-play scenarios and commentary via screen-capture / Bandicam, but just hadn't grokked that Gaming had moved so far (and so quickly) into meta-territory. If Butthead and Beavis was the sound of (M)TV talking to itself in the 90s -- commenting / auto-critiquing itself in a pre-internet fnar-fnar white teenage Middle America voice that was half couch-ridden uberdumbdown and half cultural re-enfranchisement -- "Madonna's hot / Your mom's hot" stoner / boner breeze-shooting meets "We have a voice now // LISTEN TO US SPEAK" -- then, indeed, WTF is this?
Mod-packs are the Gamer's equiv of the remix / dubmix -- new (often startlingly inappropriate) material / characters / cross-game (cultural) references meme-spliced between gameworlds / servers / cultural backdrops, with the game's original intent / narrative disrupted, augmented or partially replaced -- while the voice-over / commentary is, to some degree, like a 70's Reggae DJ / toaster or Rapper or Hip-Hop MC, providing alternative / disruptive commentary over the original song structure or elements thereof. The headphones / mic / handset / webcam turn the YouTube channel-owner / Gamemaster into a sort of pilot-meets-broadcaster-meets-GameJ: he and his pals both control / direct the game-flow whilst simultaneously disrupting / cross-cutting / subverting it, and (at yet another level) also providing a running commentary that spits out a million-myriad cross-cultural references, but also inverts or derails them with a ratatatat semi-surreal / comedic effect.
Music is pretty much over if the best you can come up with is a Boiler Room set or some third-rate post-Metallica bullshit.
Your time is up / the game is done, Old White Guys.