Not that I’ve ever enjoyed watching Lets Play videos, but I think Nintendo are well within their rights to start expecting ad revenue for that stuff.
You’ve basically taken their game, which cost hundreds of thousands of dollars to make, and shown all the important content, for free, in the name of “gaming journalism”. All to garner a little fame by riding on the coattails of a companies hard work. You’ve probably killed a bunch of sales, spoiled the ending(s) and warped the experience by robbing the player of the choices they’re supposed to make because its a game.
It’s like photographers who take photos of statues they didn’t make. Or paintings. It’s ignorant at best, exploitation at worst and generally just pretty tacky all ‘round.
Everyone I know is sighing and moaning over Assassins Creed IV : Black Flag. It got announced way too quickly after 3 and while it looks great, its easy to get burned out after following a series for a long time.
So why didn’t they call it…wait for it… “Pirates Creed”?
You’ve instantly made it fresh, accessible to newcomers, while still appealing to your original demographic and keeping the “Creed” brand name intact. And it sounds rad. And exciting. And why the hell does someone need to be an Assassin AND a Pirate? That’s dumb.
Just my two cents.
Ask me anything about working in a video game store.
5 Video Game Deaths That Are Ruined By The Knowledge Their Bowels Let Loose At That Exact Moment
Its a long title for a thing, but it raises some valid points.
Also, these are in no particular order because I am lazy.
Now I’m JUST SAYIN’, if these words ever come out of your mouth, you’re totally casual. JUST SAYIN’.
5. “Pokemon for the 3DS? Finally a reason to buy one!”
I’m sure it will be great, but there’s a bunch of games you could have and should have been playing for the 3DS already. Like Kid Icarus, for starters.
4. “Sony are idiots for not putting Crash Bandicoot in All Stars Battle Royale!”
Come on. You don’t think they would have if they could have?
3. “Square are idiots for not making FF7 HD!”
They’ve already said they won’t “until a new Final Fantasy is even more popular than FF7” - so if you really want it, start buying their products again. Maybe then they’ll make some actual money for your multi-million dollar dream remake.
2. “Do you have Farm Simulator 2013?”
I’ve never laughed at one of my customers, but I think my eyes bulged out of my head a little when I got asked this today.
1. “When’s the next Call of Duty out?”
Uuughhhhh. Its been two months since Black Ops 2. At least try something else in the meantime.