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.

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hilroywashere
hilroywashere

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?

hilroywashere
hilroywashere

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.

fillup0
fillup0

Not making money from montages and machinima is fine, but not being allowed to say the name of the game? Seriously what the hell?

bmart970
bmart970

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.

FusionRain
FusionRain

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? 

Yulaw2000
Yulaw2000

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.

dahui58
dahui58

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?

game_more
game_more

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.

crunchb3rry
crunchb3rry

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.

g1rldraco7
g1rldraco7

Like GameSpot needs a lawsuit against it, this is going to be scandalous.

tjoeb123
tjoeb123

 @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.

TI99Kitty
TI99Kitty

 @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).