Digital Foundry’s YouTube channel is still offline at the time of writing. That has to do with a previous hack. Digital Foundry says the channel has been re-protected, but is still waiting for YouTube to bring it back.
Currently, searching for Digital Foundry’s YouTube channel still returns the default message that the page does not exist. Digital Foundry confirms on Twitter that their account was hacked on Tuesday, bypassing Google’s two-factor authentication. A few hours later, Google deleted the channel; according to Digital Foundry, that happened after security was restored. It is not yet clear when the channel will be back online.
The organization with critics who focus on the technical side of games, apologizes for the channel’s hiatus, saying it’s just as frustrating for them as it is for the interested viewers. Digital Foundry, which is part of the Eurogamer website, refers to this website in the meantime. There, for example, the most recent video can be viewed via the internal video player. That video is about the performance of Forza 5 Horizon on PC.
Suspension of the channel probably has to do with a violation of the guidelines, after which a automated removal followed. After the account was hacked, the usual game videos about framerates, resolutions and visual qualities were no longer available on Tuesday, but a video by Elon Musk about SpaceX appeared. After that, the page was renamed “Space X”, a different logo appeared, and videos were broadcast for uploading cryptocurrency scams.