Top 10 YouTube gaming videos of the week: Retro Starcraft and free 'Portal'

According to this week's top 10 YouTube gaming videos, comedy spoofs rule the roost in video game land thanks to high rates of viewing of a
StarCraft parody and Valve's humorous excuse for giving away the full
Portal game on Mac and PC.

Most popular is a short playthrough video assembled by animator and English teacher Owen Dennis which purports to be the first version of the now-classic space strategy game StarCraft, here imagined as a launch title for 1982's ColecoVision console (the game's actual release date was March 1998, for Windows PCs, with Mac and N64 ports to follow). The game's sequel, StarCraft II, is due out on July 27, 2010.

Valve Software also chose the medium of satire to explain their decision to release their acclaimed action puzzle game Portal as a free download until May 24, claiming that the giveaway was funded by Portal's fictional Aperture Science corporation. It also helps promote Valve's Steam Network which has just been made compatible with Apple Macs, and teases an upcoming Portal 2 co-operative mode beta test.

Elsewhere, vlogger LikeTotallyAwesome comments on another supposed leak of the next iPhone model, the 4G, and there are trailers for Splinter Cell on iPhone/iPod Touch, Bad Company 2's extra multiplayer mode, and a new island in the children's MMO, Poptropica.

Top 10 YouTube gaming videos on Wednesday May 19 at 15:00pm UTC
1) 8-bit Starcraft - 522,351 total views
2) Portal is Free - 303,757 total views
3) Eminem Not Afraid Lyrics - 345,295 total views
4) CoD 4: Modern Warfare: Tejb's Shotty Madness - 270,180 total views
5) Poptropica - Skullduggery - 254,201 total views
6) Splinter Cell Conviction - iPhone/iPod touch - 232,055 total views
7) Battlefield: Bad Company 2 Onslaught Teaser - 190,404 total views
8) Blame Truth's Call Of Duty Black Ops Improvement Wishlist - 191,656 total views
9) iphone 4G leak!! - 175,820 total views
10) Camp Hutch: From Call of Duty to Halo - 179,965 total views

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