YouTube SAVES Gaming?

Tech and Science News: YouTube SAVES Gaming?

It's no secret that YouTube gaming content creators have been having a tough time with advertising on the platform falling. YouTube to the rescue! It's got a daring plan to help these creators make money again! Just... become Twitch, basically!

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  • JonnyVicious FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    At some point we have to stop associating ads with content creation unless they are sponsoring a video directly.  For the most part advertisers are simply buying chunks of time on a media that is consumed by millions on a daily basis in hopes of selling their product.  It's not always an endorsement of the content of the video it's seen on.  


    I mean did they not watch any YouTube videos before they decided to advertise on it?  That sounds ridiculous.  They had to have known that their videos would eventually appear on something that somebody didn't like.  Advertisers need to be held to some accountability in all of this too but nobody is talking about that.

  • SteakSlushy FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I'd like to know how much of that $4.99 gets passed on to the creators.  With all of the add garbage that they've been putting creators through, I want to make sure that all of my support is going to the creator.  Google can get their add sense from my cold dead, advertized-to-eyes.


    Further, if I'm reading their Terms of Service correctly, YouTube is going to own each and everyone of those "custom emoji" that these creators make.  They only return the "limited license" back to the creator when it comes to video content (assuming the created takes their video down).

  • LunarTemplar FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    The blazing saddles clip was wonderful, 5/7

  • EricHVela FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold http://bit.ly/2xQCPgy

    1 month ago

    *Squee!* I see an O|X clip in the article!


    All this business stuff makes me (and likely many people who actually want to have a YT startup) squeamish, but the sad truth is that you have to be a business to be a business. I don't understand business, so anything that I decide to do (if ever - big if) will be revenue-free. Because of that, Mixer has what I need and is integrated into Windows 10's dreaded (but works fine for me) Creator's Update. Not for anyone wanting integrated revenue features, though.


    (Really wish Eurogamer would loan O|X to RT for some AH collabs. They'll be in the US for a visit soon... in Alabama of all places. ... What do you mean Birmingham is in the UK? It's in Alabama. ... So... they're not visiting the US? Bummer.)

  • Shmittles FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Maybe I'm just unaware of the difficulties in logistics involved in this stuff, but I still don't see why they don't just make a 2nd (or several) category of advertizing from advertizers that are more okay with a higher level of... intensity(?, whatever you want to call it), or even one for just gaming specifically. The idea HAD to have been brought to the table, so I'm rather curious why they didn't go that route.


    On the bright side (maybe?), does this mean all us the freeloaders won't have to sit through as many ads on youtube since they're apparently staying gone from "violent" games?

  • blancpage FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold ModerateOccasionallyPoor

    1 month ago

    TIL emoji is apparently an uncountable noun.

  • InkHero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    Game Attack has been doing this to support themselves since they went independent. I'm confused, was that an exclusive deal for GA and now its open to everyone?

    • InkHero FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      1 month ago

      I just read the link dump. Looks like GA was indeed an early test case. Alrighty then.

  • Arizona_Joe FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    I just wish advertisers weren't such big chicken shits for their product being seen next to a M rated game. This is isn't cable tv. It's the internet. Where people who want that mature content seek it out. We're not gonna look down on Lay's potato chips cause their ad played before a Destiny or Resident Evil video.

  • Cisco628 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    1 month ago

    You guys should have Becca unbox the double gold box every month! Or have Meg Turney, or even a rotating guest list do it for the channel.