Submitted by doctorstrange 876d ago | opinion piece

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."
-PSLS (Android, Culture, iPad, iPhone, Machinima, Minecraft, PC, Xbox 360)

Wedge19  +   876d 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.
doctorstrange  +   876d ago

a) Money
b) Money
TrendyGamers  +   876d ago
c) More Money
Arai  +   876d 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:
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dendenmooshi  +   876d 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.
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ftwrthtx  +   876d ago
Greed makes the world go round, but it can also brings the world down.
NYC_Gamer  +   876d ago
The whole industry is just sad due to nickle and dime tactics
Sev  +   876d ago
It really is a shame.
dbjj12088  +   876d ago
Yeesh. So many people trying to make a buck.
aviator189  +   876d ago
machinima is just.....i don't have any words..
animegamingnerd  +   876d 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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Mikefizzled  +   876d ago
Machinima went downhill when the sacked funny talented people like Matt Dannevik and hired a boat load more of marketing and sales people.
Godmars290  +   876d ago
I expect the first thing Machinima will do when/if they try do damage control is to fire the whoever suggested things like this.

I don't get how when half of the horror/enslavement stories coming out about them they only seemed to get bigger. Pick up more contributors.

Though of course they're changing their terms.
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doctorstrange  +   876d ago
I bet the boss came up with the idea, some intern was told to send the email. Guess which one gets fired.
Gamer-Z  +   876d ago
Greed will be the downfall of the gaming industry and will lead it to another crash.
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Elwenil  +   876d ago
Finally something that is actual news on N4G. All you "gaming journalists" wake up and read this article. this is how it's done.

More on topic, I saw all of this coming. When YouTube started paying for ads it wasn't a huge deal but over the last year or two it's come to light just how much money is at stake. It was only a matter of time before people started reaching in the cookie jar. So we have Nintendo claiming rights to any video with their games in it and Machinima doing the opposite claiming that their videos made a game what it is today and wanting the dev to pay them. WTF is going on in people's minds these days?
MestreRothN4G  +   876d ago
100% agreed with the first part.
AnotherProGamer  +   876d ago
"All Your History are belong to Us" was the best show on Machinima sadly the cancelled it
e-p-ayeaH  +   876d ago
was the only show i actually cared about.

at least we still have fan made videos all around the web.
animegamingnerd  +   876d ago
i miss that show a lot i remember it was what i looking forward to most on monday's
AnotherProGamer  +   876d ago
check out Joshua Drew hes continuing the series

hes first episode is about Squaresoft

Drainage  +   876d ago
i use Adblock Pro so no one gets paid. sorry but i dont support bullshit annoyance. the company machina and the youtubers are both trying to make money making youtube videos., both are wrong.

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