Revision3 is an internet television community that provides users with episodic programs. The website is focused on entertainment and comedy. Users can browse channels and shows, which include Rev3Games, Rev3Tech, Ask Jay, Scam School, SGNL by Sony, Soldier Knows Best, Toasted Donut, Epic Meal Time and many others. Users can also view deals on electronics, food, entertainment, apparel, business tools and web hosting. The site brings its community together on the Revision3 forum. The forums include a wide range of boards, from general discussions to support, feedback, politics and show-specific boards. Visitors who become fans can check out the Revision3 shop which includes branded merchandise featuring many of the site’s popular internet shows.
Revision3 was founded by David Prager and Jay Adelson. The name refers to what the founders call the evolution of video gaming. The website has seen plenty of popularity. In January of 2008, the site announced that it had delivered over 25 million shows and 103 million clips the previous year. The Revision3 team added popular YouTube celebrity Philip Defranco in January of 2012. The site maintains an active community on its forums and regular viewing of its shows and clips.
In May 2012, it was announced that the Discovery Channel had acquired Revision3.
Revision3 is a unique website. Rather than offering a general collection of videos like YouTube, Revision3 provides well produced entertainment in episode format. Users can browse a long list of individual shows, each focused on different topics (such as cooking and video gaming). The site also offers a large community along with its video content. Few websites can claim to be as popular as Revision3 is. The site provides a rich blend of comedy, information and social interaction.
Revision3 favors a black background, dark elements and brilliant green hues. The effect is dramatic, and fitting of the website’s upbeat personality. Each area is well-organized but never boring. Videos are embedded and look much like YouTube videos. Simple buttons provide access to each area on the site, making it very easy for a new user to quickly learn how to get around. The site contains a few advertisements but these are generally kept out of the way and feature products the user community is interested in.
A new user can join the Revision3 community by clicking the blue Facebook “Log In” button or the “Register a New Account” button, both of which are found in the upper, right hand corner. Those who create a separate account are asked to provide a username password, email address and date of birth. The user can submit the form after entering the Captcha code below it. The user is automatically logged in. Users must be at least 13 years of age to register.
Revision3 is available to anyone for free. All visitors can access video content. Registered users can access more features and do not have to pay anything for the luxury. Free access is part of what makes Revision3 so appealing to the average internet user. The site includes a list of deals and discounts as well as a merchandise shop. Users can spend money in these areas, but are not required to do so to maintain account access.
Revision3 is an excellent entertainment source for internet users over the age of 13. The website maintains a long list of entertaining web shows that focus on comedy, technology, cooking and many other subjects. Users can participate in the forum if they are feeling social, but it is not a requirement. No account is needed to begin watching video clips and episodes.