Gah I won't be able to make it duders. I'm hoping this won't be the first and last
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Lets be honest, this was bound to happen eventually and it will get much worse before it gets better.
I worked in the entertainment industry for a number of years and have mates that still work for a number of big record & film companies. The method that was in use for nearly a century of make something, put it onto a physical medium sell it and hopefully recoup more than the cost afterwards does not stand up anymore. It is made worse that in the CD/DVD era they become inefficient and bloated and refused to adapt quickly when the internet hit so they are striking out in any which way they can to catch up.
Its not right that content is being taken down on lets plays but at the same time it is not right that you search for most albums and hear the full thing on youtube. There is DEFINITELY something positive about having access to a global engaged audience, hell giant bomb alone is responsible for at least 1/3 of my games purchases these days, but the attitude of a large proportion of the internet is that of self entitlement. Expecting everything for free and if it isn't free crack it open and make it illegally available anyway. Unless you live on your own private self sustaining island with no outside contact you are dependent on capitalism and market trade between countries. Musicians have to eat just like the rest of us. You wouldn't walk into a restaurant and expect to eat for free so why should you be able to listen to an album or watch a whole game without commentary for free.
It gets more cloudy if you consider context, there was a case earlier in the year where a popular band, I think the black keys, song was used for a particularly right wing political advertisement. I sure as hell wouldn't want to be associated by proxy with a cause I didn't agree with. Yet if we hand the rights solely over to the content producer at the expense of the artist then who knows what could happen.
In my eyes offering your art up without any sort of control is not the best approach, nor is an attitude of ban all non authorised use and sort the mess out afterwards. There is a middle ground where the public can talk about and criticise art without fear of prosecution or it costing a fortune to set up but at the same time an artist can be in control and can make an honest living on the back of it.
felt the same as you @ikilledthedj but just watched the quicklook. there seem to be some larger things at work, such as the computer bar that grows with subsequent playthroughs. Also there is additional characters which I don't remember being in the mod. http://cloud-3.steampowered.com/ugc/558737235094027621/BB7A899C821D96FEBA37674EE2910C51B0A0CFED/
if anyone is interested in the history of the franchise there is a fantastic retrospective over at cane and rinse