The YouTube channel of technical experts Digital Foundry was hacked earlier today, then soon began broadcasting some crypto scam bullshit. YouTube has since taken it down for violating community guidelines.
Fans first noticed something was up when they visited the channel and saw that instead of discussions about framerates and resolution concerns, they were for some reason broadcasting an Elon Musk presentation about his galactic vanity project, SpaceX.
If the use of Musk hadn’t already tipped people off on where this was going, the page also changed its name to “Space X”, then began broadcasting videos for a cryptocurrency scam. Something Digital Foundry were soon able to confirm:
Not long after that, the entire channel vanished. Digital Foundry’s page was marked as “terminated for violating YouTube’s community guidelines,” likely because of the type of content the scammers had been broadcasting.
At time of posting the channel is still down, showing a 404 error to anyone trying to view Digital Foundry’s main YouTube page, or any of their videos. While they work behind the scenes to try to get things back up and running, a lot of their content—including many videos—are still available on Eurogamer.
If you’ve never enjoyed their stuff before—and we have linked to them countless times over the years—Digital Foundry basically describe themselves as:
Digital Foundry specializes in technical analysis of gaming hardware and software, using state-of-the-art capture systems and bespoke software to show you how well games and hardware run, visualizing precisely what they’re capable of.
They’re absolutely the leaders in the field of, “Here is how this game performs on this system,” and, “This system runs this multiplatform game the best.” If that kind of technical breakdown is your thing, be sure to visit their page and check out some videos...whenever the page is actually back up.
UPDATE November 10, 2021: After some delays...
...the channel is finally back: