GS News - New Microsoft rules regarding streaming and montages
New Game Content Usage rules bar content creators from making money from their creations through YouTube, Vimeo, other destinations.
The people making these decisions probably make lots of money too. Pay me half and I can make better ones. They'll lose lots of free promotion and goodwill with these rules. The same people probably don't play videogames so what do they care?
Wow, what morons at MS came up with these restrictions? Then again it's only one part of MS. Another part of MS open sources ASP.NET MVC, so they're not all bad.
Not making money from montages and machinima is fine, but not being allowed to say the name of the game? Seriously what the hell?
I see where Microsoft is coming from on this one, but I liked the ability to watch other people play Halo, and I think people who make quality montages and videos should be able to make advertising money on sites such as YouTube.
I know people will hate me for bringing up CoD but they are going doing the complete opposite with the CoD cast thing. I say this only because we know MLG is getting more and more popular so this decision seems very strange. The only logical thing is like the CoD cast thing they are planning on implementing a base structure for recording and streaming into a later update of the 360 or have it integrated into their next console. This is possible but I think they would want money for this feature. What do you guys think?
Well that's put me off Halo 4. In any case Fair use and First sale doctrine should override these illegal restrictions. Lets hope Youtube and the courts stand up to Microsoft.
Title doesn't have Halo in, so either GS pussied out or MS actually clamped down!
I don't like the sound of these new restrictions, I really don't see how MS benefit from this, surely having massively popular youtube channels advertising their games to a wide audience (for free) could only be good for them? Or are they just so greedy they don't want video makers making a pittance indirectly off their work?
This will hurt the major youtube channels but will help smaller channels and twitch streamers that dont make money. Over all if microsoft offers cheap rights to post to youtube or twitch they would stand to make a lot of money and thats where i hope this goes.
There goes a ton of useful Youtube channels. Stuff like Angry Joe reviews, the more popular achievement help channels. Basically, if you have ads on your channel and make a single cent off them, Microsoft can shut your channel down. Friggin' pricks.
@dahui58 Yeah. This makes NO SENSE - I mean, it's not like Microsoft can make (or lose) any money regardless of whether or not people make money from advertising next to videos of their games, right? But then again, YouTube has ALWAYS disallowed monetizing off of copyrighted videos. That's why I never do it.
Well, Fails of the Weak and Achievement HORSE/PIG, it was nice knowing you.
Fails of the Weak = compilation of fails from that week in Halo: Reach.
Achievement HORSE/PIG = The Rooster Teeth staff holds an internal tournament, and plays fan-made map variants where they usually have to get to the end or get past some next-to-impossible obstacle.
Both series are made by Rooster Teeth, the same guys who make Red vs. Blue.
@tjoeb123 @dahui58 Actually, wouldn't that also mean goodbye RvB? I mean, the machinima parts have always been made using Halo CE/2/3/Reach/4, and Rooster Teeth has always been very good about crediting Bungie, 343, and Microsoft (as well as the Halo franchise).
And yes, the end of Season 10 used Halo 4, so there (so did several PSA's).