My name is Lars and I run the xplainthegame youtube channel and the companion website. This is a passion project about video games I enjoy. It all started back in 2015 when I was introduced to the world of Warframe.
Ever since my early days with Warframe I noticed that youtube content creators tend to do either build videos for weapons/warframes or show cheese to make the game easier. But general concepts, complex mechanics or sentences like “research in dojo”, “trade with other players” or “get better at sorties” were not properly explained.
For these in-depth questions I had to ask stupid questions in the forums, have spent endless hours with the wiki or searched reddit. Finally I had so much info about those topcis that I decided to do a few videos on the newly created youtube channel xplainthegame.
xplainthegame channel schedule
I have no clear schedule because I have to find topics I enjoy. And I have to do the research before I start writing scripts that get (or sometimes dont) turned into videos. I upload around 15 videos per year and tend to do regular updates on my topics. I do not want to make video graveyard of outdated Warframe videos bigger that it already is.
For the longest time I used my personal website/blog larshaendler.com as sort of companion for this channel. Summer 2019 changed that and xplainthegame.com became the “official” companion website.
xplainthegame.com allows me to update content as fast as Warframe changes. Most content becomes obsolete after 24 months and I do not like to recycle my videos constantly. But I can at least direct viewers to a source with updated information.
The future of xplainthegame
Content creation is something I enjoy. As long as I can do relaxed indepth videos about topics I enjoy and people like them I will keep going.
As for the content, I took many breaks but always found my way back into Warframe. There is always something new to explain and something old to do better nowadays. The beauty of Warframe is constant change that keeps me engaged.
I play other games like Destiny 2, Borderlands and Deep Rock Galactic. And maybe one of those games finds its way to my channel and this website. At the end of the day I need to enjoy spending my time here with you.