Mathias wrote:Uploading video game footage is no different from uploading a movie to YouTube. You're essentially taking money away from the developers.
I tend to disagree on this one; I don't think that's ever been a problem at all. If we like something we see and don't have it, we can rent it and try it out and buy it If we really like it after all. I have some limits here when stating my disagreement since I don't know how some things work or don't remember when it comes to video games.
But I have supported a developer when I saw footage; SNK Playmore for example, I saw footage of NeoGeo Battle Coliseum, and it had Mizuchi in it, an Orochi clone. I happen to have liked the footage so much and the gameplay in it that when I went inside a video game store, I found the game by chance (luckily, it's hard to find now) and bought it to support SNK Playmore. And I do want to get KOFXIII If I get the chance (I saw footage of the game also), the game looks pretty solid.
And also, the title of this thread mentions "streams", does this apply to video game trailers and trailers with gameplay too? Even gameplay of F2P MMOs of any kind?
Rosso Rose wrote:I feel these two matters are similar in some way because lawmakers that are involved in both cases are attempting to stop people from doing anything having to do with video games.
It's hard to word it out, to make more sense of it, I would say that the lawmakers in both cases are stopping whatever people involved from showing the same audience from viewing or buying video games of any kind.