The Sad Story of Machinima, Money and Minecraft

Sebastian Moss: "Sometimes I just hate this industry and everything that it represents, with the greed that seems to infect much of the games media business making me sad to call myself a games journalist. I’m ashamed of what that term embodies, and of the depressingly despicable acts that are routinely committed by people going under that moniker, or by games critics, presenters and machinima-makers."

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Wedge191259d ago

Ugh. Why? This is disgraceful and sad. People are money grubbing at every turn and it's effectively ruining the legitimacy of the industry.

Arai1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

In Nintendo's defense they aren't forbidding you to share your experience through YouTube.
They just don't want you making money by using their intellectual properties in the videos.

Nintendo has responded to the issue, read the update:

dendenmooshi1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

Good article. And it is really messed up. I'll sum it up for those not sure they want to read the whole thing. You should.

The article touches on Nintendo, but doesn't want to get too in depth into it. What it really is about is Machinima wanting to charge developers of Minecraft for gameplay videos made by Machinima. The article then questions what this can do to the industry and what it may have already done. It ends with a link to an article describing one of Machinima's Youtube creator being very unhappy with their contract.

Can you imagine? A company solely based off of making money from another product's popularity is self-entitled to charge money from the product it's using. I don't know Machinima's side, but it sounds pretty ridiculous.

ftwrthtx1259d ago

Greed makes the world go round, but it can also brings the world down.

NYC_Gamer1259d ago

The whole industry is just sad due to nickle and dime tactics

Sev1259d ago

It really is a shame.

dbjj120881259d ago

Yeesh. So many people trying to make a buck.

aviator1891259d ago

machinima is just.....i don't have any words..

animegamingnerd1259d ago (Edited 1259d ago )

i know 1 channel i will make sure i have ad blocker on in case if i decide to watch any of there videos

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