*taps mic* Is this thing on? Not sure, last time I posted was a really long time ago, but I feel like typing my thoughts here, because Twitter and Youtube comments are extremely restricted in terms of character limit.
So if you’ve been living under a rock for the past few days, Machinima has been getting tons of flak in regards to their partnership program, in which you gain partner status and get paid for making gaming videos. Apparently SOME of their contracts gave them too much enforcement over people, and while it is understandable that the people are at fault for not reading the contract, they sign really young people. Don’t believe me? Check out this thirteen year old commentator:
I’m a very tolerable person. Kids like this guy do not bother me in the vocal department. However watching his latest video, “Support Strike Package” just frustrated the hell out of me. That video is the epiphany of Call of Duty commentaries. What do I mean? Well, lets make a CoD commentary together shall we! Here are the steps:
1) Start off with an introduction of yourself, and always introduce the game, even though it will never change, and tell people what loadout you use in the video, even though it doesn’t matter to anyone.
2) Discuss a topic that has no relevance to gaming or strategy, just make sure it is something very relate-able, this way people discuss it in comments, but you won’t get any negative remarks on your opinion.
3) Remember to bash the idea of liking, favoriting, subscribing into your subscriber’s heads until their brain isn’t able to comprehend what quality content is.
So now that you know all the elements of a “good” commentary, LETS HEAR ONE!
Wwwwwwwwwwhat is up guys, Prower here with another Modern Warfare 3 gameplay commentary, the gameplay in the background is me getting a MOAB with the silenced PP90 Steady Aim, but that’s not what I’m hear to talk about, I’m hear to talk about Racism. Yes, we know its bad, but in this day and age, it seems like the norm to stereotype races, seeing as the majority follow these stereotypical outlines. This brings up the point, is racism NEVER able to be justified? Now, I’m not saying I’m racist by any means, but think about it. In regards to African Americans, racism was usually held in the form of ignorance. But what do I see day in and day out at school? Thats right, African Americans being ignorant. Now, I’m not saying they are the ONLY ones who act ignorant, nor am I saying that they as a race do it, but when you are given freedoms, and would rather fit into the stereotype you fight against, what should be done?
Anyways, I hope you enjoyed this commentary make sure you LIKE the video, FAVORITE the video, and subscribe if you haven’t already, and I’ll catch you guys next time.
Okay, maybe racism isn’t the most widely agreed upon subject, but you get the idea. A lot of commentaries end up being about school life, going to college, and talking to girls. This obviously tailors itself to younger viewers whom are socially awkward, and honestly, these commentaries don’t help.
TL;DR - Machinima is EVIL, Call of Duty commentaries are all the same generic BS anyone can spew out, simply because the series and commentaries appeal to audiences who have yet to really developed a mind good enough to critique the content they watch.
I do want to make a small disclaimer though, not ALL commentators are like this, and some are really good at what they do. But this is another case of a million commentators in an ocean of Youtube with it being almost impossible to pick out the good from the sea of bad.