IncGamers - YouTube, EAís 30 pieces of silver, and yet more damage to
There may be some truth in that. Itís always baffled me that YouTube has
been regarded as a magical bastion of objectivity for so long, when all
evidence suggested it was as fallible (more so in many respects) than any
other system of criticism. But while it does please me that some people will
now be revising that view, I donít take any joy in the revelation that
YouTubers took money to shill for videogames. Thatís just depressing.
Kotaku - How Not To Complain To A Developer by
Vlambeer's Rami Ismail.
What surprises me, though, is when an unsatisfied gamer takes their
argument the route of 'do this, otherwise I want a refund' or 'I won't buy
this game.' Those people are literally saying 'please treat me like a
number.' They are expressing the assumption that a studio would always treat
people in the worst possible way unless there's the threat of monetary or
reputational damage. Essentially, making that statement is saying 'you
shouldn't listen to me because I have a thought, just listen to me because
of my money or the way I can impact your ratings or your reputation.'