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Posted by HURRyDURRy (30 posts) -

Click here to read information regarding the proposed bill: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s978/show 
 
It is important with the current direction of the games industry to keep people from seeing reviews and videos of games that will potentially hurt sales. 
 
This is a logical conclusion to an industry which is focusing more of its energies to a more focused marketing environment for their products. Having word-of-mouth which is potentially harmful is bad for business, so it is important to curb it as much as possible. 
 
Consider the fact that this will probably get passed with the massive amount of money that pours into the industry, and this is what they desire to happen. 
 
What makes all of this good for you and I, is the fact that it will inevitably cause a lack of specific forms of marketing to occur any longer, and the fact that this is even up for discussion, let alone close to being in the books, as a positive sign. Nothing but good news. This is essentially the same as "shooting yourself in the foot" Bravo

#1 Posted by HURRyDURRy (30 posts) -

Click here to read information regarding the proposed bill: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s978/show 
 
It is important with the current direction of the games industry to keep people from seeing reviews and videos of games that will potentially hurt sales. 
 
This is a logical conclusion to an industry which is focusing more of its energies to a more focused marketing environment for their products. Having word-of-mouth which is potentially harmful is bad for business, so it is important to curb it as much as possible. 
 
Consider the fact that this will probably get passed with the massive amount of money that pours into the industry, and this is what they desire to happen. 
 
What makes all of this good for you and I, is the fact that it will inevitably cause a lack of specific forms of marketing to occur any longer, and the fact that this is even up for discussion, let alone close to being in the books, as a positive sign. Nothing but good news. This is essentially the same as "shooting yourself in the foot" Bravo

#2 Posted by imsh_pl (3295 posts) -

It won't get passed.

#3 Posted by KarlPilkington (2676 posts) -

What would Youtube do/become?

#4 Posted by lockwoodx (2479 posts) -

@Chabbs0 said:

What would Youtube do/become?

Become GoogleTV.

#5 Posted by Mikemcn (6936 posts) -

@Buzzkill said:

@Chabbs0 said:

What would Youtube do/become?

Become GoogleTV.

Youtube wouldn't change much at all actually.

#6 Posted by Bocam (3667 posts) -

Look at his avatar... don't be dumb

#7 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i hope that it doesn't get passed. it seems kind of stupid to do that, it will make video games make infragments. if it does pass than we won't be able to see gameplay of the game.

#8 Posted by Subjugation (4715 posts) -

@Bocam said:

Look at his avatar... don't be dumb

Beat me to it. Saw avatar. Read post.

... Not sure if serious ...

#9 Posted by StarvingGamer (7907 posts) -

@imsh_pl said:

It won't get passed.

I admire your blind optimism in the face of backing from both political parties and massive pushing from TV and movie lobbyists.

#10 Posted by Irvandus (2774 posts) -

Does this mean no more TnT, if so I may have to get a pitchfork out.

#11 Posted by Rebirth1337 (795 posts) -

This sounds like a bad idea and a waste of money.

#12 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -
If you say so, Mr Kotick.
#13 Posted by QuistisTrepe (628 posts) -

LMAO, well played.

#14 Posted by Ragdrazi (2283 posts) -
@HURRyDURRy said:
Click here to read information regarding the proposed bill: http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s978/show  It is important with the current direction of the games industry to keep people from seeing reviews and videos of games that will potentially hurt sales.  This is a logical conclusion to an industry which is focusing more of its energies to a more focused marketing environment for their products. Having word-of-mouth which is potentially harmful is bad for business, so it is important to curb it as much as possible.  Consider the fact that this will probably get passed with the massive amount of money that pours into the industry, and this is what they desire to happen.  What makes all of this good for you and I, is the fact that it will inevitably cause a lack of specific forms of marketing to occur any longer, and the fact that this is even up for discussion, let alone close to being in the books, as a positive sign. Nothing but good news. This is essentially the same as "shooting yourself in the foot" Bravo
I see what you did there.
#15 Posted by S0ndor (2715 posts) -

An account named HURR DURR sporting a Bobby Kotick avatar? This sounds like serious business! We'd better pay attention kids.

#16 Posted by ThePickle (4152 posts) -

@imsh_pl said:

It won't get passed.

Let's hope.

#17 Posted by Siphillis (1290 posts) -
@HURRyDURRy said: 
Having word-of-mouth which is potentially harmful is bad for business, so it is important to curb it as much as possible.  
You know what else would curb negative word-of-mouth?  Actually making quality games. 
 
Also, I can't help by marvel at how appropriate your avatar is. 
#18 Posted by Nux (2293 posts) -

Stoping websites from showing off games sure sounds like a good idea. Who wants to know stuff about video games anyway?

#19 Posted by SeanTheBomb (34 posts) -

Technically, gaming companies can already forcefully remove videos from YouTube posted by lets players and such. The reason they don't is because its attention for there game and overall helps sales. I can understand this from the movies and TV shows perspective because, once you see it once, you generally will not purchase a DVD of it or watch it on TV again. This is different with video games though since a lot of the enjoyment can be derived from the game-play and there really is no substitute for actually playing the game. That said, I still do not think this Bill has any chance of passing in its current form since it is worded so vaguely.

#20 Posted by punisherkaos (271 posts) -

Wait so will this prevent game websites from showing game footage at all?

#21 Posted by LongMasterWolf (171 posts) -

loled:  
 
Name: Hurry Durrry 
Pic: Derped Kotick 
Post: Trollin 
# of posts on site: 11 
 
 
Obvious troll is......

#22 Posted by iAmJohn (6107 posts) -

@weeman105 said:

@Bocam said:

Look at his avatar... don't be dumb

Beat me to it. Saw avatar. Read post.

... Not sure if serious ...

Yep.

#23 Posted by Tennmuerti (7956 posts) -

Flagged for obvious trolling.

#24 Posted by MikkaQ (10262 posts) -

Why not just make games that don't suck?

#25 Posted by Sweep (8782 posts) -

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