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How Microsoft's New Content Rules could Cripple eSports

Microsoft has passed new content rules for games published under their company and the effects of these new rules could impact the eSports universe significantly. DefaultPrime's Lucas looks more in depth at the consequences of these new rules.

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cl19831385d ago

This has been policy for quite awhile. Microsoft has special for certain groups. All this says is that Timmy can't put up his videos and get paid.

dedicatedtogamers1385d ago

But that simply does not make sense. It's not like Timmy is uploading the actual game, just the gameplay of it.

Microsoft is only hurting themselves with their rules. The rules make absolutely no sense and all it does is limit the enthusiastic fans who want to post their videos of a game they love.

cl19831385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

Timmy can still upload, but Timmy can't get paid. Doesn't hurt the fan base.

dedicatedtogamers1385d ago

@ cl1983

Okay, so what about "professional" eSports players who provide in-depth commentary about the game? In the end, who really cares? Microsoft should see it as free promotion for their game (since it doesn't cost them a penny).

Lvl_up_gamer1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

@ dedicatedtogamers

If a person is a "professional" eSports player, then they don't need the money from uploading game commentaries.

They make their living by winning tournaments and endorsements.

This is more towards those that are NOT making a profit from being a gamer and are simply just making a video on something game related using an MS IP and selling it to the community trying to make some money off it.

aiBreeze1384d ago (Edited 1384d ago )

I can't see how many people can agree with this policy. It's win win for Microsoft really, it costs them absolutely no money what so ever for this type of advertisement, it turns IPs like Halo into so much more plus it gives users a chance to make a little bit of money from doing so.

What actual damage does this actually do to Microsoft? People aren't benefiting purely from the IP, they are benefiting from their personalities and the creative use of the IP.

Stuff like this also encourages tomorrow's generation to try their luck at making a bit of money on the side from something they love to play. While money shouldn't be the only factor, it does offer strong reward to give them the motivation to attempt such a thing.

Perhaps if users earn over a certain amount, they should be forced into some sort of partnership with Microsoft where they get a cut of the share however no matter how I look at it, just seems like the big man flexing it's muscles with no real justification to do so.

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legendof1171385d ago

I don't understand why everyone is getting so heated over this. Like Cl1983 said its just to prevent gamers like myself from making a headshot montage in Gears of War and then trying to sell the video.

No, you cannot get paid on YouTube either for your video.

nikoado1385d ago

"No, you cannot get paid on YouTube either for your video."

Well, there are a lot of people who upload walkthroughs or "let's plays" of games on youtube.

Some of them are now "youtube partners", so they actually do get paid.

However, the update on the news story about this that was posted on n4g yesterday implied that the language used in these rules only really applied to big companies, not individuals.

TalesFromTheBud1385d ago

I've never found "esports" to be anything more than laughable... sure, you're good at the game but I don't really care. The only time I like watching video of someone else playing online is when I'm feinding for a game that isn't out yet or one I just got but I'm stuck at work or something.

Sorry if you're into "esports" and my opinion upsets you. I just dont get it.

Ashlen1385d ago

It's not just about esports, it's Let's Plays, streaming sites, video walkthoughs, video reviews and basically anything/everything else.

TalesFromTheBud1385d ago

I thought it said something about only if they were advertising and making money off it... I skimmed.

Ashlen1385d ago

I'm disappointed to read that any gamer would support Microsoft on this issue...

cl19831385d ago

It isn't a bought gamers its a bought people illegally profiting from other peoples work.

Ben_Grimm1385d ago (Edited 1385d ago )

New policy, wasn't it already established that this has been around for a while now? Now all of a sudden when someone read the fine print now it's a big issue. No one as of yet has been sued or went to jail so why the hype?

Sure are a lot of negative articles about MS as of late. Hmmm, where are the usuals saying that...oh yea they stick to certain articles only.