FINALLY, THE RETURN OF THE SPARKLE BRUSH, WE'VE WAITED SO LONG FOR ANOTHER OPPORTUNITY TO USE IT
So yeah, Nintendo is apparently forcing advertisements on youtube let's plays of their games. They get to stick an ad on the video and they get to keep the money. This is causing a bit of an uproar in the LP community I guess, but you know, I seriously don't get why. A lot of people depend on these LPs as their main source of income, and shit, why wouldn't Nintendo be knocking at your door if you are able to make enough money to LIVE ON just by playing their games for youtube? I can't see how anyone could get upset or offended by this. It's Nintendo's content. Just because you play it and say some words over it doesn't mean you now own that intellectual property and can make money off of it. Don't get me wrong, I love LPs. LOVE 'EM. But the people who live off these LPs are usually the ones I don't like because it's a job to them. The people I watch tend to be fans of video games who go into every little detail about why they love the game, and that's so much more interesting to me. I like to watch people who show off everything about the game and provide funny, intelligent commentary...but then, those people who show off everything about the game are why companies are looking to cut in. Because hell, I'd be pissed too if someone reuploaded Blaster Nation on another site, wrote all over it, and passed it off as creative content worthy of making money off of.
That said, Leslie and I still totally want to play video games for you guys. Hasn't really happened yet because I'm currently working 60 hour weeks for god knows how long. But I don't think we'll be doing full-on LPs. Instead, we might try to come up with something that'll directly involve you guys, too. A Steam group might be in order. But that's later. See you Sunday!