Wednesday, October 24, 2012
EA Flagging YouTube content containing Battlefield 3 footage, Our discussion
In this 16 minute audio clip ZitterZap and NOVAxDRAGON talk about EA flagging YouTube content containing Battlefield 3 footage and how this affect the smaller YouTubers who are not partnered. We analyze whether this is for short term profit gain from EA and if it will affect their brand in the long term. We talk about how big corporations are showing their power on YouTube and will this have a demoralizing effect on YouTubers who for the most part are doing this for free. We speculate whether we will see game companies in the future distribute licenses to control what kind of video content is distributed on the internet regarding their game. We analyze the growth in YouTube community and whether it has a part in making it a target when compared to services like Twitch.