I get this with HTTPS everywhere, though I get it on the normal player so I just get the 4 white loading bars. Sadly the web devs don't seem that bothered about fixing it.
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It's caused by some browser plugins. It's meant to discourage the use of ad-blockers but it gets triggered by tons of privacy addons like HTTPS Everywhere, NoScript, Ghostery and Privacy Badger. Gamespot don't seem particularly bothered by it.
It's long past time to ditch Flash, Gamespot. You're one of less than 10% of websites that still use it. Saying that people don't have HTML5-compatible browsers is BS too - that's the response I got last time I said this.
Well it's back again. Firefox, Chrome, Comodo, Internet Explorer, Opera. Cleared out the cookies, cache, etc. on all of them.
Now with a shiny new error message. Error gets fixed, broken player remains.
It's working again on all my browsers, though I don't expect that'll last. I'll report back if/when it starts acting up again. And I don't think it was just a problem with Comodo Dragon since it wasn't working on Firefox, Chrome, Opera or Internet Explorer. The latter 3 didn't have any addons at all and as I said before, Dragon and Opera were both freshly installed.
Edit: Interesting. This still happens with the Fallout 4 show video on all my browsers but not on the new episode of The Point.
So Gamespot decided to introduce a crappier video player for those who use adblockers, but it was always set off by other addons like HTTPS everywhere. Well now it's being triggered in completely clean browsers. I've installed Comodo Dragon and Opera, with no addons at all, yet I'm getting the same video player that people who use adblock get. Seriously Gamespot, this is like Ubisoft levels of stupid. You can't combat adblockers by punishing your regular users.
That was the point. That's why I said I hope Time Warner lets them look for someone else to publish their next game. Time Warner owns Warner Brothers.
I just hope Time Warner lets them shop around for another publisher. They had to work with WB on Batman because they're the copyright holder, but I wouldn't buy another game published by a company with a long track record of poor quality control and even less regard for their customers.