MP1st - Activision forces YouTuber to take down his videos.
I'm a big fan of XboxAhoy's videos; he's a great producer
activision sucks, so does their game.
who is crxss attacking? cuz he's not attacking bobby kotick.
Seeing as Elite isn't fully working at the moment, this is even more of a joke. You can't even link your Youtube account at the moment.
How was that a "personal attack" by crXss? lol N4G
LMFAO! - CRxSS got flagged for personally attacking Bobby Kotic. FAIL
Poor crXss, n4g is really starting to show a decline in overall user satisfaction as well as a lack of moderators doing their jobs competently. Lol, I gave you bubs dude. You didn't personal attack anyone on this site. And if hating on Kotick is a problem for n4g to censor you then half of all articles posted on this site would never have a user comment.
@crXss I gave you bubs, too, because it's stupid to be censored for saying anything negative about that douche bag Kotick. Him and Hirschbirg don't even care about video games, they just want money. The level where Soap dies in MW3 is pretty much like the img below.
They're just doing some testing for Congress' latest "anti-piracy" bill. If it passes, they'll be doing worse than getting Youtube vids taken down.
On a Zelda article I commented saying I got through two dungeons and the problems I had with the game. The comment was REMOVED.
Of course he loses a bubble for that. That's why I barely come to this piece of shit site anymore, this site hands down has the dumbest commenting system ever.
I wouldn't mind, but they have a f****** nerve considering they shipped an unfinished service (ELITE) and that they wouldn't have known about his content had it not been for YouTube.
I got one question who in the F needs a weapons guide in mw lol 1. you equip the gun that looks coolest 2. point and shoot at anything that moves. and if by chance you have troubles no guide on this earth will help you cause you were dropped on your head when u were a baby. But ms will prescribe you with a dose of kinectamals. Making a guide for killzone 3 is wourthy Of a guide ESP if your like me and you thought the infiltrator class was a pesky glitch lol for maybe alittle too long. But seriously this is hardly anything to care about if you really need help with the nubiest fps of 2011 a video guide being taken off YouTube is the least of your worries.
Huh? You don't have to pay to view those videos?! I have the FREE version of ELITE, and I can view them easily by going on the 'Improve' tab? Honestly? This site didn't do a little research before releasing such a damaging & false article?
You have to be a premium member to view the videos. We did try to watch them through a regular account and couldn't do it.
@criminal - that's because the service has been so overloaded that some services aren't turned on or are first come first serve for premium members while free has to wait for room on servers to get acess.
I don't understand why I got so many disagrees? Honestly, I have the free version, and simply by clicking on the improve tab, I was viewing many different videos by XBOXAHOY. Also, there are Black Ops weapon guide, it was done by a British voice, but then again I am from the UK. The guides were actually quiet nice.
Activision paving the way to their own downfall. Pride goes before the fall.
exactly. im sorry this money milking is bullshit. keep it up and you will end up lik e alphine access is right now. everyone call you bitching at you
He agreeded to do them for Activision and probz signed a contract saying (or equvilent) saying such.. bit of a slap in the face to Activision if he just goes and puts the guide (albeit shorteneed version) on Youtube. And activision arnt gonna take that BS from him and nor should they :)
remember all the complaining about BO? and now, look at the sales figures for MW3......as long as the millions of sheep keep buying, (and they will) activision will be in control of the situation.
Unfortunately their main idiot base which consists of the 80% of COD players don't care what happens to others and continue to pay and play their overmilked game.
and because of that idiot base of 80% COD players....other real gamers who know what a good game is suffer because other developers try and mimic CODs success dumbing down their own games
I hate call of duty because it overshadow other great games. I have some spanish friends who called me gay because i was playing Bad Company 2 instead of the all glorious MW2... joke i know.
So I dont get WhiteLightning, Lol, are you seriously blaming CoD fans because other developers try to copy success (I said success, thats all, not talent mind you) and fail out? Wow, N4G logic at its finest ;D @HSx9, They will continue to play it, and you will continue to complain. Bad press is still press and you're helping it sell copies.
@antz It's not that much of an intuitive leap. Investors and producers (yes, they're very important in the development food chain) see a game which makes a gigantic pile of money. Like every other market in existence, if something's making money, people will copy it to try and grab a slice of the same audience. Any product, any piece of entertainment has this facet to it. Why do you think All Points Bulletin lost about 99.7 million dollars? They say, "Hey look, MMOs are profitable," then get stuck in development hell while middle management receives instructions from producers and investors to make it have the profitability factor of WoW. Of course the game ends up sucking because it was never made to appeal to audiences, it was made only to make money. What about Brink? You think the goal of the dev *wasn't* to try and usher in a new fad for multiplayer shooting? It might have its difference, but if you think CoD didn't have heavy influences, you're deluding yourself.
Apparently your guys' blind hate is preventing you from reading. Machinima removed the videos at the request of xboxahoy, at the request of activision. Want to blame someone, blame xboxahoy people. And excuse him if activation made him a job offer. Get a life people.
Activision literally makes me sick to my stomach. Oh, and hey, if you don't wanna give them your money to watch those certain YouTube videos, there just so happens to be an app that will allow you to download any YouTube video and watch it on your phone, mp3 player, etc. It's called FREEid YouTube Downloader. I got it off of Amazon's app store I believe. But yeah, I'm pretty sure things like that app for example are ways of getting around this stupid idea of theirs. I could be wrong, but the app has worked for me brilliantly so far. Oh, and while I'm advertising crap, eat Burger King, drink Coke, and buy crack.
@Heartnet as much as i would like to disagree with u, u r right and he made a mistake putting them on youtube, he signed the contract and he shouldve known better
they won't fall. there are way too many complete retards willing to buy their crappy products (blizzard excluded).
This is absolutely pathetic greed. This whole thing there making him do is going to ruin his youtube channel. Not everyone is going to have CoD elite to watch the Premium Videos. And not everyone will.
I don't get it... the guy makes amazing videos, Activision recognizes this, signs him to a contract for HIM to make money, and Activision will probably get him a production staff to make even better videos... and you all are calling Activision greedy? XboxAhoy, you sir, are the greedy one... turning your hobby into a full blow business endeavour... FOR SHAME! Next, you'll tell me Epic Meal Time is endorsed by Netflix and has commercials in the middle of their videos... WHAT??? Settle down folks. Be happy for the guy, he does great work, and it will probably only get better. Don't worry, I'll let you all know...
This is disgusting. Activision need to stop acting like such fucking money grabbing pricks and start putting some work in to make their product better for the amount you've paid. not for some ridiculous extra subscription package.
See guys this is what happens when you keep giving a crappy franchise sales and keep giving the games good review scores when it's dosen't deserve any of them.....it fules Activision's arrogance thus leading to them coming up with more money schemes..........and yet people actualy fall for them. For the people who blindly buy COD for their silly social gimmicks...........what a massive sucker you are EDIT: @0neShot - LOL....with your comment history haha....hypocrite Ahhh trolls trying to make themselfs feel better by calling others what they are in fact themselfs
You are the best example of the new word "permadouche".
haha that was probably the best tweet by robert bowling ever
Well, the producer signed a contract with Activision and so the rights and agreements are all there between the two. Good for him because his "hobby" is earning him now moolah, and to the rest, there are still tons of videos or tutorials out there.
Now that is low...
"So, during the lead up to Modern Warfare 3′s release, the publisher signed Stuart to produce the official weapon guides for Elite TV." "He still didn’t forget his fans with the Express series. This was all well until last Friday when Activision requested ”the removal of Weapon Guide Express. It was complied with on [Stuart's] behalf by Machinima.” It’s worth noting that Activision waited after Stuart released 10 videos to remove them." It's not about him signing up for the contract or anything, it's about them purposely waiting to take them down.
Who watches COD videos on YouTube?
the same persons intrested "potentally" in ELITE servers data
Did he have videos explalining how to do some glitches or something? Anyway Elite videos get uploaded TO Youtube so MP1st, you fail once again.
I watch his videos and no he basically talks about the weapons and how effective they are etc.
I can't wait to see the next CoD 2012 and what failures it will has.
u saw it alredy.. if u saw any of the other cods.. just change the name (and i bought mw3 to justify my comment )
Why am i not surprised :O
This is so stupid of them ,all they care is money, not customer satisfaction
He should take a leaf out of this womans book :D http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-b...
Youre all a bunch of children. The guy made great videos with his personal time and skill. He then gets paid to do it. Good for him. Youre all crying greed when hes recognized and being paid for his work? Youre all worse than the OWS hippies. Get a job and stop crying for everything for free. Work creates revenue. If you want something nice, you pay for it.
A fool and his money are soon parted.
prepare yourself gamers this is only the beginning on how activision will own the MW3 gamers
I don't see what the issue is. This fella made a deal with Activision, obviously they will have an issue with him giving the same product - even though it is smaller - on a different service than theirs. It's Activision, how is this not the obvious course of events. Hell, if I was personally throwing money at someone to make a video series for me, and they were giving away that video series - even though it's a lite version - for free on YouTube, I wouldn't be too happy, since no one would go through the hassle to see the series that I was paying the big bucks for. However, I wouldn't have waited 10 videos down the line to let him know -- but I'm also a single person, not a huge company, so I would realize what was happening a heck of a lot faster. I don't think either are in the wrong, tbh. Video guy was naive to how these things work and maybe didn't read the fine print on the contract, and Activision is a biiig company - and those are not known for their speedy actions. I don't see how this could have worked out any other way given the circumstances.
Activision is becoming the Apple of video game.
Well said. Yearly iPhones and CoDs.
Sooner or later, Activision is going to implode. The sooner the better.
totally misunderstood the article
This is why I'm not playing COD anymore. Activision got too greedy.
Don't know whats more sad. Activision removing these to force you to pay for a stupid service. Or the fact this service you pay for only has youtube videos for content.
I am guilty of buying this pos. I enjoyed COD4 and didn't buy any other sequel but bought MW3, thinking that it might be better but wow, was I ever wrong. Sold it on craiglist after playing about 5 hrs in 2 days. Never again.
Thank god next we need to get rid of mine craft videos & YouTube won't be full of shit videos
Oh YouTube will still be full of crap videos. People playing guitar hero ( good for you. Now go get a real guitar and try that.) Various videos of random people doing random stuff (like I don't see enough of that over the course of a normal day) and people who think they're funny (Fred? Really?). It's like LBP. 90% of the user created stuff blows, but what's left is more than enough to keep you occupied for a very long time.
Yeah because watching some fella playing call of duty is exiting, "hey this is my team deathmatch 31-4 game, I'm just gonna show you this while I talk about my new blog & what I had for dinner" aw fuck up mate
Horribly misleading title. Theyre paying him to produce content exclusively for them. Not that crazy.
Hmm, yeah, but you know, he didn't charge people before, but now you get this "new uber feature" when you buy Elite. It's just a milking feature, where A is charging mostly on content that should be free...
Brb gonna go enjoy TF2 replays which are fucking free for a free game which is better btw also did i mention hats, go eat a dick activision and learn to sell hats properlly
Yes and this is just the beginning. Enjoy free Multiplayer while it last. Times are changing. You're gonna be paying.
Not me homie! And the real winner is PC.....because all this greed will bring them back. This is like the movie Casino, with Microsoft playing the part of the mob bosses. When console gaming falls, all the gamers will just run to PC...leaving the console companies/and greedy developmers holding the empty bag. LOL... WHO KNOWS.....NINTENDO JUST MIGHT BECOME THE BIG DOGS OF CONSOLES.