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  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 2 days ago

    @usagi704 I think that argument turns a little different with Switch, because the major catch is "hey you can now play this on the go!" That brings it out from the 'companion console' status (which even I kind of saw the past Nintendo systems as).

    Posted in Bethesda Sees "A New Audience" In Nintendo Switch

  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 13 days ago

    It's kind of hilarious that they projected sales in terms of "other retro consoles", ignoring the fact that they are, well, *Nintendo*. Like a "you don't even know the power you wield" kind of thing.

    Although, I guess for things like this, it is the fiscally conservative thing to do.

    Posted in SNES Classic Pre-Orders "Outside Our Control" Says Nintendo Exec, Promising More Supply

  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 13 days ago

    @NiceGuyNeon Good questions. I imagine the response will vary across the board. In order to do this, you have to care enough about the issues raised by the video to actively issue the copyright infringement request. Of course, many large developers could have their legal teams responsible for Youtube simply add this type of thing to their 'blacklists', since they have that legal machinery at their disposal. For indies, it really depends on how much they care and whether they feel that taking the time to do this is worth it.

    The one issue I see in your post is the question of whether or not companies will start takedowns more flagrantly. The thing is that there is no 'unwarranted takedown', at least legally. The reason for taking something down in this manner never comes into it, other than that the copyright holder does not give permission to the individual transmitting their work. We can argue and publicly debate about it, and perhaps take action to change the laws around copyright, but that's the extent of 'appropriateness of takedowns'.Edited 2 times. Last edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

    Posted in Counterpoint: People Think Campo Santo is Dangerous for Issuing PewDiePie a DMCA Takedown, They're Not

  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 13 days ago
  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 13 days ago

    EDIT: Hmm, looks like the post I was replying to was removed. Ah, well. It took me a while to type this up, so I'm going to leave it here :) but mods go ahead and remove if appropriate.

    " As a matter of fact, freedom of speech means nothing if it does not come with freedom from consequences..."

    You're being too broad here, and a little disingenuous by being so (which is something I commonly see in these types of arguments these days).

    1. By conflating violent and direct physically harmful response with fiscal or legal responses you disingenuously begin to build your case by imply that the liberals using the phrase about 'consequences' are talking about all of the above. In reality, this isn't the norm. Most liberals using the phrase are not talking about physical violence. This doesn't make your case stronger, it just makes it less articulate and prone to immediate attack.

    2. The crux of your statement, that "freedom of speech means nothing if it does not come with freedom from consequences" expresses serious misunderstandings about the right to free speech and the first amendment. You are positing some kind of utopian model where somehow things that someone says in public are magically seen in full context and that people who hear disagreeable things quietly allow them to pass with nothing more than a philosophical retort because it is 'illegal to block free speech'.

    However, political and legal instruments such as the US Constitution and its amendments have to work within the confines of reality, and at base only protect one's right to free speech from governmental persecution. A company like Youtube is not a government--it is a private entity, and it is not legally expected to protect 'free speech'. There are, of course, extensions to the base constitutional right that are made at both the federal and state level that provide further protections; however, I don't think there are any laws (or ever will be) at these levels that prevent Youtube from removing videos of PDP saying the n-word.

    That is because his speech isn't really being limited. He doesn't have to use Youtube; he can use any of several other platforms available (with more springing up to cater to right wing audiences these days). Is he being punished fiscally? Sure, you can see it that way, but he was never entitled to usage of the platform and any fiscal remuneration in the first place.

    3. Your depiction of the relationship between Campo Santo and PDP is incomplete and reductive. You say "...someone a thousand miles away, whom you have never met, and to whom you have no meaningful social relationship, can attack you for your speech...". Except that there *is* a meaningful relationship, and it is a socioeconomic one. PDP is a consumer of CS' product and has even used their content for self-profit.

    Your depiction of Vanaman is also similarly reductive, claiming he is some kind of wealthy individual who upon success has turned apathetic to the game industry. Notions of some kind of George Soros like 'overlord' figure are invoked in your cartoonish depiction. You conveniently leave out the fact that he is a creator with certain rights and responsibilities with regards to the materials he creates. He has a right to prevent his materials from being misused or even from being publicly transmitted by individuals who may cause damages to him (this is the basis for Nintendo takedowns, and pretty much any other Youtube takedowns). This is a power derived from *copyright* and remains in effect regardless of any FAQ that they produced (a FAQ is not a copyright permission--you'd have to look at the contract set in the EULA for that, which I imagine, is less generous).

    The argument that "...its only point is to prevent your speech rights from being exercised" is also weak. The copyright holder can argue that use of their material by those who express of this kind of speech is harmful to them (fiscally, or otherwise), and so it's *not the only point*.Edited 2 times. Last edited 2 weeks ago by Unknown

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  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 A month ago

    @Flipsider99 Really? I didn't get that. If you keep reading he does go into details like transitioning to hitboxes and so on. I felt he described what was being changed quite succinctly; didn't get a buzzwordy vibe at all. He does talk in some broad terms, as a co-director, about the game design but I didn't feel anything disingenuously obscure.

    Thought it was a great interview, and it actually has me pretty interested in this installment (I got tired of these games a sequels ago). If they can recapture something similar to that awesome feeling of historical exploration and world building in Assassins's Creed 2 with this initiative, I'll be very happy.

    Posted in Assassin's Creed: Origins Wants to Reinvent the Franchise

  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 2 months ago

    Funny, I've been thinking lately about getting back to this. It's great to know the player community is still active.

    Posted in Dying Light Still Has 500,000 Players Each Week, New DLC Incoming

  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 2 months ago

    @link6616 Ah, right. "From within the application, Splatoon 2 players can access SplatNet 2." My bad, didn't read properly.

    Posted in Splatoon 2 Direct Gives Us a Glimpse At The Nintendo Switch Online App

  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 2 months ago

    Wait, it is going to be a whole different app you download for every single online game?

    Posted in Splatoon 2 Direct Gives Us a Glimpse At The Nintendo Switch Online App

  • Avatar for airbagfin51 airbagfin51 2 months ago

    Actually, the Japan SNES was NTSC. Only the appearance was different.

    Posted in The Japanese Version of the SNES Classic Comes With Different Games