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DefHalan

DefHalan

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DefHalan

#1

DefHalan commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@Yorumi

This is just going in circles. NintendoLife actually does get creatin things from Nintendo that they are allowed to put on their site. Fair use covers reviews and criticism. Fair use does not cover uploading entire works so you make money. You can say games are meant to be experienced by playing them, but that isn't how everyone experiences games. My wife is content watching me play some games. That is her experience. Some people are content with just listening to a movie and not watching it. Some people are content feeling the bass of a song without actually listening to it. There are multiple ways to enjoy entertainment. Ask any actor the proper way to experience Shakespear's work and they will tell you to watch a play in person. People still pay to see those works on TV and Movie screens. The way something is supposed to be enjoyed doesn't matter. What matters is that YouTubers are not following Fair Use and just throwing that in people's way cause it is easy to twist. I got to get to work but you guys have fun carrying on this conversation.

DefHalan

#2

DefHalan commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@Yorumi

Personally I can easily ignore this. Why can't YouTubers? Many of them try to make a living off their videos. If Nintendo (or another big company) was going after my way of living, the way I support my family and I know I was legally correct and they were legally wrong then I would challenge them. I would risk my own life for the people I love.

The reason why YouTubers don't have a leg to stand on is because they are using copyrighted material. it doesn't matter if they are showing the game in a different way than it is supposed to be seen. The material they use is copyrighted, which is a fact. The owner of copyrighted material has rights that protect the way their copyrighted material is used. Nintendo is using their rights to protect their material. Team Four Star and other abridge series go through certain steps to keep their videos running (and part of that is not making profit off those videos) Why should another video that uses copyrighted material not have to go through any steps?

DefHalan

#3

DefHalan commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@Superryanworld

Might be relevant to the article but not the conversation that we are having. Not sure what part you are referring to, the "free advertising" remark or the fact that people aren't trying to stand up against Nintendo for what they think they can "legally" do.

@Yorumi

People go after big corporations all the time. What is stopping people from going after Nintendo? If they really believe the law is on their side then what do they have to lose? The reason why no one is standing up against this is because Nintendo have the legal right to do this and people are just upset that it is happening.

DefHalan

#6

DefHalan commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@Yorumi

It is just different ways of presenting the work. You can either experience the gameplay by watching someone play it or by playing it yourself. You can watch a movie on the big screen, tv screen, or whatever screen or stream it on YouTube. It is just presenting the work in different ways. This is just a big grey area but if Nintendo had zero right to do this then it wouldn't be happening. I wonder how long until someone takes a company to court for claiming copyright on a Lets Play.

The point is that YouTubers are showing massive amounts of copyrighted material. Whether it is the art, music, gameplay, characters, story, or cinematics it is all copyrighted. They should have to follow the same rules for any other copyrighted material. Nintendo is offering people a way to use the material instead of just taking down the videos. Nintendo is basically handing them the rulebook.

DefHalan

#7

DefHalan commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@Yorumi

At that point what are LPers transforming? They are not transforming the gameplay. They are showing the gameplay, the cinematics, and the music all of which is copyrighted. Them adding commentary doesn't transform the work, it adds to it. I can't record a new scene for a movie then sell the whole movie + my scene without the permission of the copyright owners of the movie. It is not transformative.

DefHalan

#9

DefHalan commented on YouTube Stars Aren't Happy With Nintendo's Rev...:

@Yorumi
if the game isn't important than why even show it? How do game sales get affected by YouTubers if the game they are playing is important. The fact is people are making money off copyrighted material without paying or partnering with the company that owns the copyrighted material. It is the reason why Team Four Star isn't making money off their videos (they make money off their merchandise) and they have the warning before every episode about who actually owns the content. This new Nintendo program is going to help YouTubers become a bigger role in Nintendo's marketing

DefHalan

#11

DefHalan commented on Renegade Kid Cranks Difficulty To Max In Mutan...:

After playing through the first game twice, once on 3DS and once on Wii U, I am not to excited for this. I want to see more. I want to see Max's next adventure, not just harder levels. If there is more to this than just hard levels then I will buy it day one. If it is just hard levels then I will wait for a sale and will probably only buy it on 1 system

DefHalan

#18

DefHalan commented on Mario vs. Donkey Kong: Tipping Stars Due in Ma...:

I bet someone has already said this but it isn't cross-buy. They said if you buy one version you get a download code for the other version... might mean that if I buy the Wii U version I can give my brother the 3DS download code.

DefHalan

#19

DefHalan commented on Review: Maze (Wii U eShop):

@BLPs The thing is that you have to be able to separate the hate and the constructive criticism. As long as you make games that you are proud of then a lot of the hate will just brush off. Also I have noticed that as a developer never try to counter anything anyone claims is bad in your game and just celebrate what is good. If you start going on forums defending your game then you are going to have a bad time lol

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#35

DefHalan commented on Professional Super Smash Bros. Melee Player Ta...:

Sometimes I think "pros" get to attached to a certain meta in a game (or series) so when some is changed that affects a part of it they claim it is more noob friendly. Sure now you can't be a jerk and stop people from recovering when you didn't knock far enough away, does that make it more noob friendly or does it make matches against higher skilled opponents more interesting?

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#37

DefHalan commented on Nintendo's New Response: Some amiibo "Likely" ...:

Sadly it is the stores that create the need for the more popular characters meaning them ordering more of the lesser known Amiibo is unlikely making them more rare. I recommend people start getting upset at stores for stocking 20,000 Mario Amiibo and 10 Marth.

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#43

DefHalan commented on Feature: Kickstarter's Wii U and 3DS Campaigns...:

My problem with UCraft is that first they announced it was coming to Wii U, then they went to Kickstarter saying it won't come to Wii U unless it gets funded. I dislike it when companies announce a game is coming to a platform then later throw in conditions. Same reason why I didn't back Renagde Kid's Kickstarter, even though I love RK

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#44

DefHalan commented on Nintendo Outlines Confusing amiibo Save Data L...:

I wosh there was a way for the Wii U itself to store the data and the figure just allowed access to it. That way I could use 1 figure on multiple games and if I was going to take my figure somewhere I could upload the save data. Maybe in a future patch they could do that