This is a fantastic video explaining exactly how YouTube’s rampant and irresponsible policy warfare has accidentally damaged the gaming industry.
In short: YouTube automatically demonetizes and restricts all videos with violence, cursing, and mature themes, which means that gaming videos are quickly becoming untenable to make for career YouTubers.
George Weidman of SuperBunnyHop is a cool guy who recently made a video about Konami which was taken down due to a copyright claim by Konami. This is a followup about that video, and it further reinforces the possibility that Konami really is stupid, and they really don’t know what they’re doing at all.
I’ll admit, my theory that the MGSV and Kojima controversy was at least somewhat staged is looking like the less plausible theory these days. I wonder if Kojima simply predicted something like this would happen, because I still don’t think the parallels to Ground Zeroes is a coincidence.
Anyway, here’s the video, assuming you have seen the original (which has been restored due to YouTube itself rejecting the copyright infringement claim) you should watch it:
You watched the 30 minute gameplay demo, right? Then you must have noticed something was off about the opening cutscene. Yes, Kojima made some serious mistakes regarding the dialogue, and our friend Joshua Garrison has gone through the trouble of correcting that:
You may notice that I’ve added the links to our Twitter, YouTube, and Formspring on the right side of the page. I’m sure you know what you can do with those. (Maybe not the Formspring. That place seems to have died off in popularity already.)
Speaking of, have you guys visited “The Unofficial Site” lately? I accidentally did today (it happens to the best of us), and I noticed that the most recent update was on February 16 of this year. That’s 10 months ago. Reminds me of this obituary I wrote for the site early last year, when it 404’d.
Ah, nostalgia. The end of a year makes you look back on a lot of things.
Also thought I should give an update on the MGS2 video I’m making: things are looking great. I’ve got almost all the video I need, familiarized myself with the video editing program, and feel confident enough to write the full script and plan it out.