Naughty Dog: “In general terms we don’t like monetization w/ our content, but haven’t created official policy yet.”
Just give us some new UNCHARTED news ........
Really? let them make new games. They've already shown they can do better than uncharted with TLOU. They should move on and keep putting out excellent content. Instead of milking a franchise thats arguably peaked.
Knowing Naughty Dog i wouldnt doubt uncharted by saying it "peaked". These guys have a way of surprising us and Uncharted 4 will most likely do it again. But yeah ur right i wanna see them spread their wings and take on all kinds of different ideas beyond just one genre
They already announced a new Uncharted game. So it's obvious that the fans will want some news about it.
uncharted 3 was great, but the ending was just a little lacking as a true finisher to the franchise, or even a long break. I totally agree with those who are burned out on it and are lusting for new IP, but they need to end the story arc just right. Otherwise it'll be like the X-Files by Chris Carter. We all know how THAT ended on an unresolved cliffhanger :(
I said it peaked because uncharted 3 was not as good as uncharted 2. 3s story was all over the place and had unnecessary parts thrown in just to extend it. The whole game was kind of by the numbers.
Uncharted is at the point where if U4 plays like the first three people will "same old same old, getting stale" and if it's much different people will say "franchise is killed, they changed too much"
@Jubez187 I think if they kept the same gameplay and did a story with a different type of theme. Say leave the indiana jones theme behind and switch to something else, horror, or have it in some war torn country or something. Both would fit into the universe. Say with the horror they could put it in like a deep cave system where drake is searching for some relic or tomb or something... but theres some sort of paranormal monster of some sort. No bad group of people with guns, just these crazy cave creatures. Or the war torn thing have him trying to avoid getting caught up in the war while navigating a country to find various relics.
They can make both, as they have more than one team.
It hasn't really peaked, its a game/story that still has soooooo much potential. They can go anywhere with Uncharted.
Ur totally right Stevino321 :)
Boo, come on Naughty Dog, I love you guys but that's crud. The person playing your game buys it. So you get a sale. Then they put up YOUR game to show off, while making some money off their own personality they bring to the table with it. So you get more people checking out your game that are potential buyers. It's a win-win for everyone involved. More sales for Naughty Dog, money to live off of for the YouTuber, and entertainment for the people watching.
So we've still got activision, microsoft, nintendo, sony, bethesda, and a few others who haven't showed where they stand. This is going to get very interesting....None of the big three are getting involved and its making me nervous Wierd to see companies that clam to be entirely consumer focused, and yet publishers like capcom who have been accused of being so anti consumer, have come QUICKLY out in support of youtubers. Something is up, and I don't like it. I fear that the big three are somewhat for the crackdown on monetization of their content.
According to Angry Joe, he got a Skyrim video flagged and it was reported by Kotaku, Bethesda contacted AJ saying they weren't the only who flagged the video (check at the 5:30 mark) http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Well theres this http://mynintendonews.com/2...
It also seems nintendo is helping some youtube channels aswell, i expect the other publishers to do the same
Naughty Dogs doesn't make games they make movies.
Well, it's not like ND was perfect, was it? Meh, it was. Shame.
I just don't get it. If a YouTuber is doing a good job of playing their game and showing it, it would be free advertising. It's very counterproductive to discourage the use of YouTube. It's freaking crazy!
Not all Youtubers are out to spread the good word about their favourite games though...
I feel like in order to really make it a "win win" situation, the person using their content to turn a profit needs to give a percentage back to ND on what they make. Because the sad truth is this person is making a living off of someone else content, sure the exposure helps the creator but not always does it help, sometimes it hurts the product by rampant spoilers. The point is if youre going to make money from someone elses IP just pay some royalties, even Angry Joe agrees with this
Well I'm not a huge ND fan but it makes sense for them I think. They make largely cinematic games so like 80% of the experience isn't playing the game but the story and cutscenes. It makes makes more sense for them to do this than nintendo. Still in the end it's free advertising and I hate seeing awesome youtuber affected.
80% cinematic experience? ok lol
Well your comment perfectly matches your intelligence, it seems.
Sooooo I assume you haven't thoroughly played Uncharted or TLOU?
I'm going to play devils advocate and say what you meant was heavily narrated stories.
ND has a good rep. They don't wanna ruin that. Wow, a couple poorly chosen words and people flip out, lmao.
Are you kidding me? Once you are done playing ND's single player experience they offer hundreds of hours in multiplayer. Please get a clue.
MonkeyDluffy - Again, as is usually the case on N4G, people who havent even played a game are spouting off like they know all about it. The Uncharted series has some of the best combat and platforming gameplay this generation! And If you had played Uncharted or The Last of Us, you would realize that "80%" of the story narrative occur DURING gameplay sequences!
This just goes to show that every company (no matter how high their fans put them on a pedestal) is all about money.
How are they all about money from this statement? Seems to me that they don't want others to benefit off of their work.
Read his name...nuff said
@ Hidden LOL
youre going to tell me that the Youtubers that do Lets Play videos do it for the fun of it or just for hobby purposes? NO, the do it for money too, you have to look at the coin from both sides. This is the reason they are up in arms right now, because their income has been cut off with YouTubes ID movement. Its all about the money all around
So maybe this is what should've been posted Hope it helps you understand its not just Naughty Dog but a whole bunch of studios with "at your own risk" procedures http://alloyseven.com/serie... Literally read the whole list. I guess youtube LP's are going to be very scarce for content.
I can see that Naughty Dog's particular style of game does tend to be centered around the narrative, obviously the gameplay is still fantastic but I don't think TLOU would have been so special without that storyline behind it. It makes sense that they don't want people to be able to just watch it on youtube because it ruins the feel of the game and may make some not want to buy the game if they feel they already know the storyline. For instance you can't watch someone play SuperStardust HD and get the feeling that you have ruined the game for yourself. Just my thoughts on this quite large issue.
I know of people that just watched TLOU on youtube instead of buying it so I totally understand why they'd be annoyed at this, but like nintendo blocking some of their games or say if activision or EA started having multiplayer cod or BF4 footage blocked it'd be ridiculous.
Money brings all kinds of problems to the world.
And without it? More problems. Am I the only one who doesn't sit and watch gameplay videos on youtube? I may watch a clip but no more than a minute. Seams people are finding excuses on how its OK rather than accepting that you are making money with someone else's work. I imagine majority of game videos is just some bozo talking wildly as they play.
Unfortunately companies depend on it.
Not good Naughty Dog... i just finished getting all but 1 trophy in Uncharted 3 that i got free from PS+ and to get the last trophy to get the platinum, i need to buy some bullsh*t from your store... and now this? they might make awesome games, but they are an extremely money hungry company, not impressed with the amount of micro-transactions in Uncharted 3 either. I was looking forward to Uncharted 4, but now, im not so sure
And what trophy do you need to buy something to get. I dont remember having to buy anything extra to get platinum trophy on Uncharted 3.
You don't have to buy anything for a Platinum, all the microtransactions were added way after the game was releassed in order to make some money from the fact that MP is free to play now.
Yeah the platinum requires you to play a competitive MP match and a co-op MP match. Co-op you have to buy separately on the F2P version. On the full game you do not have to buy anything for the platinum since everything (except for the micro-transactions) is included.
some warning would have been nice... wasted so much time getting all the trophies, just to find out that you have to buy something to get the platinum trophy.. oh well, learnt my lesson about Naughty Dog, and to make sure that i check that i can get MP/Co-op trophies before i ever trying to platinum a game the game also has an online pass, that is seriously bad.
Who complains about a "free" game? Really?
@JimmyLmao Don't like having some restrictions on a free game? Then here is a thought, go buy the original game and you don't have to worry about it.
they're not talking about microtransactions...
buy uncharted 3 you cheapass. Im sure you can get it cheap on amazon.
ND is not saying you can't make vids of gameplay and share it. What they are saying is that they don't think its right for people to get payed off of it.
Well, I like their stance, a lot of channels just played Tlou just because it was so highly rated, but they never cared about ps3.
Shut up and take my money!!! oh, wait...
Thank you Naughty Dog! Stay above the rest and don't nickle and dime us for content that should had been in the game anyways! I will continue to support as long as you make this policy.
I think your confusing monetization with microtransaction there buddy
You know what... I did. This is what happens when you first wake up in the morning. Sh!t just isn't firing on all cylinders.
Is it too late to take away their Studio of the Year award?
They earned that, can't take that away. That being said that platform I put them up on just got a little shaky. It hurt's to hear developers say they rather not fans use their material to review or praise if the user profits in any way. considering that fans of developers always speak up for them against publishers who take most of the profits. it's odd to me all the love fans have shown naughty dog, you'd think they'd like people praising them in videos which is mostly what I see.
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