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(IGN)   Nintendo: That's a nice "Let's Play" video you have up there on YouTube. It would be a shame if someone were to insert ads with all the revenue going directly to us   (ign.com) divider line 39
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2013-05-16 01:26:58 PM
4 votes:
For people that don't understand, even non-painters watched Bob Ross paint.
2013-05-16 01:00:32 PM
4 votes:
I don't understand this ads in youtube concept. Everyone is smart enough to use adblock plus, right?
2013-05-16 01:21:46 PM
3 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I really don't understand this whole "watching other people play games" thing. How is that fun? The point of games is to play them yourself, not watch them being played.


Some reasons for watching lets plays:
a) seeing if a game is worth playing in the first place by watching someone else play (since you can't rely on publicity/reviews, and no one makes demos any more)
b) seeing how to get through a part you're stuck on, or easter eggs you missed
c) seeing a game not available on a platform you own
d) humorous/informative commentary

I've ended up buying a couple of games after watching lets plays, particularly Dark Souls.
2013-05-16 01:01:57 PM
3 votes:

FutureWars: I don't understand this ads in youtube concept. Everyone is smart enough to use adblock plus, right?


That was my response. "YouTube has ads?"
2013-05-16 07:57:22 PM
2 votes:
...and then the major LP'ers stop making let's plays of Nintendo titles, get snarky on their sites and pages ("well, I  would do a let's play of this Nintendo game, but they want to screw me out of my page revenue so I think I'll just do this indie title that's much better and not made by Fascists..."), and Nintendo ends up with some of the worse press this side of the Sim City debacle. It's not like the LP'ers super-aggressively protect their channels and revenue sources, after all (see, SOPA).

I don't think they've thought their cunning plan all the way through.
2013-05-16 03:18:04 PM
2 votes:

Dimensio: star_topology: Of course, there are guys out there with a good schtick like James Rolfe (AVGN) and maybe even Toby Turner to a degree who seems to know what he's doing. Personally, I'll listen to Totalbiscuit, and watch anything Jesse Cox does, he cracks me up. GameGrumps (JonTron) as well. They are good time killers.

and then there's this guy...
[img.photobucket.com image 400x266]

Who?


That's PewDiePie.  He's a Swedish video game commentator and his schtick is overly-dramatic reactions to scary moments in games.  His Amnesia series was absolutely unwatchable because of him.  Also he uses homophobic language in his videos.  His videos aren't about the games at all; they're about him reacting to the games.  Tolerable for about a minute, and then it's just painful.

I'm absolutely fascinated as to how that wreck became popular.
2013-05-16 01:18:58 PM
2 votes:
Yes, yes it does.
2013-05-16 01:02:38 PM
2 votes:

Inigo: Nintendo does not want to block videos containing content that it owns from appearing on Youtube (as many film and music publishers have), but it wants to place ads at the beginning and the end of videos featuring Nintendo games, such as Let's Plays, with that revenue going to Nintendo as opposed to the creator of the video.

[i.imgur.com image 500x345]


I'm okay with this.
2013-05-16 01:02:05 PM
2 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I really don't understand this whole "watching other people play games" thing. How is that fun? The point of games is to play them yourself, not watch them being played.


I'll throw one on every now and then for background noise when I'm doing something else.  Usuaully with a game that I'm interested in but not interested enough to buy.
2013-05-16 10:35:40 PM
1 votes:
This is news because Nintendo is being real hard asses about the issue and they don't want the vids blocked, they just want a piece of the pie.

I already have 1 gameplay video (Family Guy Online) on my channel that Youtube refused to monetize because Fox had a problem with it. The game was cancelled before it even got out of Beta and they  still wouldn't let me monetize it.

Here is the link if anyone wants to see it http://youtu.be/_uo8D61oUKI

I have gameplay vids from other games that were monetized without a problem.
2013-05-16 10:33:11 PM
1 votes:

Mentalpatient87: ZeroCorpse: I really don't understand this whole "watching other people play games" thing. How is that fun? The point of games is to play them yourself, not watch them being played.

I watch Game Grumps when I'm taking a dump, and a few videos in case I need help/tutorials in things like Kerbal Space Program. It's entertainment, just like anything else, really.


I watched some lets play videos for dark souls after about 30 deaths to the Capra Demon and the six month hiatus I took as a result. Beat it on the first try after that. They are useful sometimes.
2013-05-16 08:11:43 PM
1 votes:

that bosnian sniper: the major LP'ers


i.imgur.com
2013-05-16 06:29:30 PM
1 votes:
I am not into the "Let's Play!" videos, but I do enjoy a subset of them, the "glitch" videos.

There's a couple of Sweedish (or....Norwegian? I might be racist.) guys who do a series called "I Broke _____" where they play games incorrectly and yell at each other in bad English. It's endlessly entertaining.

I actually bought "Hitman: Absolution" based on their video, oddly enough.
2013-05-16 06:28:57 PM
1 votes:
y'all have been watching some pretty shiatty LPs
2013-05-16 06:21:31 PM
1 votes:
For those of you who have never seen a "Let's Play" video, allow me to spell it out for you:

1. "Hey guys!"
2. "Today... um... we're... uh... going... er... to play... urmmm... [game title]"
3. Watch somebody else play a video game you could be playing yourself.
4. Forced humor and intentional overreaction.
5. Um. Um. Um. Um. Um. Um.
6. "Thanks for watching! Make sure to, uh, like, comment and, ummmm, subscribe."
2013-05-16 06:05:21 PM
1 votes:
For old games that have been creatively hacked/modded watching a video of someone playing can be fun, like watching Sonic run through what are supposed to be solid barriers and things like that.
2013-05-16 05:50:16 PM
1 votes:

Myria: Are they going to do this with tool-assisted speedruns, too?


They have an automated system that will target any videos with Nintendo content of a certain length. That means any and all types of content will get hit, including reviews and such.

The one issue I have is that Nintendo has actually promoted monetized videos in the past without saying anything, and now they suddenly start attacking those people's livelihood.
2013-05-16 05:16:22 PM
1 votes:
Anyway, I enjoy Let's Plays when they are done well.  It was actually through a couple Let's Plays that I discovered a few indie games that I ended up really enjoying that I probably wouldn't have found out otherwise such as Cave Story and La-Mulana.  Unfortunately, good ones seem to be the exception as there are a lot of terrible Let's Plays out there.
2013-05-16 05:08:03 PM
1 votes:

GavinTheAlmighty: Dimensio: star_topology: Of course, there are guys out there with a good schtick like James Rolfe (AVGN) and maybe even Toby Turner to a degree who seems to know what he's doing. Personally, I'll listen to Totalbiscuit, and watch anything Jesse Cox does, he cracks me up. GameGrumps (JonTron) as well. They are good time killers.

and then there's this guy...
[img.photobucket.com image 400x266]

Who?

That's PewDiePie.  He's a Swedish video game commentator and his schtick is overly-dramatic reactions to scary moments in games.  His Amnesia series was absolutely unwatchable because of him.  Also he uses homophobic language in his videos.  His videos aren't about the games at all; they're about him reacting to the games.  Tolerable for about a minute, and then it's just painful.

I'm absolutely fascinated as to how that wreck became popular.


Don't forget about his seeming obsession with rape jokes.


Anyway, here's pretty much all you need to know about that twerp, courtesy of the Retsupurae folks that was mentioned above


Adults react to PewDiePie  NSFW language and speaker warning.
2013-05-16 04:51:29 PM
1 votes:
In other news, Nintendo game sales drop precipitously, as no one can tolerate their ads and the gameplay itself can no longer be viewed in "over the shoulder" mode on YouTube.

See, Nintendo, with your track record, it's a friggin' gamble to buy your games - we don't trust your misleading ads, so we have to see actual gameplay to make that "buy or skip" decision. Now that you've hampered that latter exposure, it's going to be even harder to convince us to buy your games. Your ads certainly aren't cutting it.
2013-05-16 04:24:52 PM
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: xanadian: You play a video, you oftentimes get a 15-second, 30-second or (ugh) 4-plus-minute "ad" at the beginning of it.

Not sure Adblock blocks that

I'm on Firefox with Adlbock+, Noscript, and Ghostery... I still see the embedded video ads.  So I'd say that's a negatory.


Can you cite a video with ads? I've got those three, plus more, and I don't recall having seen an ad any time recently.

/gets momentarily confused when I use another's computer and see ads all over the place
2013-05-16 04:23:23 PM
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: xanadian: You play a video, you oftentimes get a 15-second, 30-second or (ugh) 4-plus-minute "ad" at the beginning of it.

Not sure Adblock blocks that

I'm on Firefox with Adlbock+, Noscript, and Ghostery... I still see the embedded video ads.  So I'd say that's a negatory.


Go to Filter Prefs in Adblock Plus and uncheck the box at the bottom that says "Allow some non-intrusive advertising".  It installs with that turned on and I assume you just didn't know that was there because only an idiot would willingly leave it checked on.
2013-05-16 04:15:40 PM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I really don't understand this whole "watching other people play games" thing. How is that fun? The point of games is to play them yourself, not watch them being played.


Since many games these days don't offer a demo and you can't get Steam refunds, I tend to watch a few lets play videos before actually buying the game.

/well you can get Steam refunds if you manage to catch the publisher on a good day or just get lucky
2013-05-16 04:12:00 PM
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: xanadian: You play a video, you oftentimes get a 15-second, 30-second or (ugh) 4-plus-minute "ad" at the beginning of it.

Not sure Adblock blocks that

I'm on Firefox with Adlbock+, Noscript, and Ghostery... I still see the embedded video ads.  So I'd say that's a negatory.


I'm running Adblock and Noscript in Chrome, and I never see ads of any kind on YouTube.  It's been this way for so long that when I watch YouTube videos on a different computer I get confused when an ad starts to play.
2013-05-16 04:08:55 PM
1 votes:

taxandspend: Antimatter: PsyLord: I see that Nintendo is trying its best to catch up to Sony and Microsoft in the "let's piss off our customers" category.

Neither sony or MS is this anal about it I don't think.  Hell, Sony built streaming and video recording into the ps4, and I suspect MS is doing something similar.

And who, right now, is to say that both Sony and MS won't be making money off your run through uploads?


Nothing like that has been announced as of yet.  Outside of requireing XBLG or PSPlus at least.
2013-05-16 03:10:57 PM
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: xanadian: You play a video, you oftentimes get a 15-second, 30-second or (ugh) 4-plus-minute "ad" at the beginning of it.

Not sure Adblock blocks that

I'm on Firefox with Adlbock+, Noscript, and Ghostery... I still see the embedded video ads.  So I'd say that's a negatory.


Adblock Plus blocks youtube video ads. Works fine for me. You're either doing it wrong or need to update ABP.
2013-05-16 02:20:59 PM
1 votes:

ReverendJasen: xanadian: You play a video, you oftentimes get a 15-second, 30-second or (ugh) 4-plus-minute "ad" at the beginning of it.

Not sure Adblock blocks that

I'm on Firefox with Adlbock+, Noscript, and Ghostery... I still see the embedded video ads.  So I'd say that's a negatory.


I'm on Chrome with AdBlock only.  No ads.
2013-05-16 02:20:51 PM
1 votes:

PsyLord: I see that Nintendo is trying its best to catch up to Sony and Microsoft in the "let's piss off our customers" category.


Neither sony or MS is this anal about it I don't think.  Hell, Sony built streaming and video recording into the ps4, and I suspect MS is doing something similar.
2013-05-16 02:16:37 PM
1 votes:

Antimatter: ZeroCorpse: I really don't understand this whole "watching other people play games" thing. How is that fun? The point of games is to play them yourself, not watch them being played.

Because I can't buy and play every game that releases, and sometimes, I find out about games i'd never have otherwise played because I saw them on a lets play / livestream/etc.

You also have things like speedruns and competitive play that can be fun to watch.


The Kaizo Mario levels are also a blast to watch. Some of the craziest death sequences imaginable.

Trollin4Colon: My poor gf is playing it through for the first time and she keeps having to turn off the internet every half hour or so cause some parts of that game are just impossible to play with the flickering (Queelag, Im looking in your direction)


I'll try playing offline and see if that helps with the disappearing souls.
2013-05-16 01:55:04 PM
1 votes:

xanadian: You play a video, you oftentimes get a 15-second, 30-second or (ugh) 4-plus-minute "ad" at the beginning of it.

Not sure Adblock blocks that


I'm on Firefox with Adlbock+, Noscript, and Ghostery... I still see the embedded video ads.  So I'd say that's a negatory.
2013-05-16 01:50:07 PM
1 votes:
Of course, there are guys out there with a good schtick like James Rolfe (AVGN) and maybe even Toby Turner to a degree who seems to know what he's doing. Personally, I'll listen to Totalbiscuit, and watch anything Jesse Cox does, he cracks me up. GameGrumps (JonTron) as well. They are good time killers.

and then there's this guy...
img.photobucket.com
2013-05-16 01:46:00 PM
1 votes:
www.youtube.com/retsupurae

Slowbeef and Diabetus from somethingawful riff on terrible (for various reasons) let's plays.  Enjoy.
2013-05-16 01:45:28 PM
1 votes:

star_topology: There's a small amount of coin some of these people are making.


Not only that, but now the top Lp'ers get free invites to Gaming conventions, free games to play and also free travel to gaming headquarters to check out soon-to-be-released games.  Paradox just flew a bunch of Lp'ers to Stockholm, put them up in a swanky hotel and pitted them all against each other in a match of Europa Universalis IV.  Sometimes even the game developers will join them on the video and do co-commentary
2013-05-16 01:38:15 PM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I really don't understand this whole "watching other people play games" thing. How is that fun? The point of games is to play them yourself, not watch them being played.


Because I can't buy and play every game that releases, and sometimes, I find out about games i'd never have otherwise played because I saw them on a lets play / livestream/etc.

You also have things like speedruns and competitive play that can be fun to watch.
2013-05-16 01:26:40 PM
1 votes:
Reason #74235671 why Big N sucks.

/Did you know that Sega and NEC ENDORSE both emulation and ROMs, so long as the game is not available on physical media for a current console? (Sonic and Phantasy Star are the exceptions, however.)
//MS has even pulled a Sega fandom move: Build a functionally 100% working XBox emulator and MS will BUY IT from you and pay you a royalty on it.
2013-05-16 01:19:12 PM
1 votes:

Theaetetus: Inigo: Nintendo does not want to block videos containing content that it owns from appearing on Youtube (as many film and music publishers have), but it wants to place ads at the beginning and the end of videos featuring Nintendo games, such as Let's Plays, with that revenue going to Nintendo as opposed to the creator of the video.

[i.imgur.com image 500x345]

I'm okay with this.


Then there won't be videos featuring Nintendo games, at least on the bigger channels. The bigger channels are jobs for people, it's how they make a living. They'll just avoid Nintendo games. I mean, if that's what Nintendo is going for, it makes sense. It's just kind of strange, because a lot of video game producers either don't care or actively encourage it, since Let's Plays don't usually have negative impacts on game sales and sometimes have positive impacts. Valve and Blizzard I know specifically allow it. Notch (Minecraft) does, as well (Amusingly, one of the Youtube networks, Machinima, tried to get Notch to give them a cut of game sales because their videos helped Minecraft get a bigger audience. Notch laughed in their face).
2013-05-16 01:10:46 PM
1 votes:

ZeroCorpse: I really don't understand this whole "watching other people play games" thing. How is that fun? The point of games is to play them yourself, not watch them being played.


I don't understand it myself, but I love Let's Plays. I wish I could explain it to you, but I just find other people playing games to be interesting/funny. There's a lot of crap out there, though, there's no denying it. Good let's players make it interesting, bad let's players are just "here's something you could do yourself, lulz."
2013-05-16 01:00:31 PM
1 votes:
Nintendo does not want to block videos containing content that it owns from appearing on Youtube (as many film and music publishers have), but it wants to place ads at the beginning and the end of videos featuring Nintendo games, such as Let's Plays, with that revenue going to Nintendo as opposed to the creator of the video.

i.imgur.com
2013-05-16 12:57:48 PM
1 votes:
I really don't understand this whole "watching other people play games" thing. How is that fun? The point of games is to play them yourself, not watch them being played.
 
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