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There's a difference between journalism and advocacy. They're getting it right this time. They're reporting on what is happening without colouring it with their opinion.
Just because you don't like what's being reported doesn't change the fact that it happened. Nothing needed to be taken out of context to look bad. Seriously, even in context it looks very bad (and really stupid / childish).
Well, really they kinda did.
"With over 50 million subscribers, PewDiePie is the new mainstream, and as such has to be careful about what he puts on his channel. Perhaps it's the nature of the Internet that there's no room whatsoever for subtlety where satirising hateful content is concerned."
You could argue that he shouldn't have to assume that his audience is so dense that they don't realize it's partially a joke and partially an exposé on how ridiculous the service is/can be. Pandering to the lowest common denominator makes everyone less (... Which considering his audience, makes this whole situation even more embarrassing really).
Of course not everything needs to be Disney-fied. But the fact remains he had gotten big enough to be purchased by Disney - same as they purchased those other 'minor' cultural points of interest like Star Wars and Marvel Comics. Heck they even own 80% of ESPN.
To dismiss Disney's industry clout based on online followers is just foolish.
Actually, your "fact" is wrong.
Disney purchased Maker Studios, not PewDiePie. PewDiePie, along with many other YouTubers, had a network contract with Maker Studios at the time of that purchase. Now he doesn't.
Similarly, his channel got dropped from YouTube Red, but not YouTube entirely. He still has well over 50 million subs and is still making (annoying) videos and millions of dollars.
This might damage his prospects for certain types of projects outside the scope of his own channel and it does damage his reach to (some) advertisers. But you're vastly overestimating the impact this will have on his income or success going forward.
If that was actually the case he wouldn't have gotten fired today.
He didn't get fired as such, but dropped from YTRed and the premium ad service, his normal channel with 50 mil or so subscribers is still going.
Given the actual size and scope of Disney I really hope he invested his initial success wisely because he just screwed himself out of anything children oriented for the rest of his career.
No other major industry player that deals with children will touch an individual with antisemitic shenanigans in their history even if it was just for the lulz or wtfs.
Seriously, it's not the early 90s, there's absolutely no need to find out just what people are willing to do for a dollar on the internet anymore. To be "shocked" by the outcome is like being surprised fire is hot.
I'm pretty sure he built his career by not giving a shit and making the content he wants to make, regardless of what people think.
Not everything needs to be Disney-fied to be a legitimate form of entertainment.
I tried to watch one of the guy's videos and couldn't watch more than 15 seconds of it, but clearly he has a loyal audience and those people aren't necessarily the Disney crowd.
I recently got into DOTA2 after trying it a few times over the last few years. Things finally clicked for me around the time 7.0 came out.
I 100% agree that new players should not choose a support class. But for completely different reasons.
Support is a high level role. You need to be able to assess the flow of the match as it is happening, read the map and the action on the screen, and react accordingly. It is not a beginner role. The rest of the team will rely on you for vision / wards, and healing, and actual hero support within team battles.
What I've noticed (and have been guilty of in the past) is that new people approach a MOBA like a FPS and think that playing a 'support' will be easy because they can just spam heal their teammates like in a shooter. It does not function like that. At all. There is no TF2 Medic equivalent.
A good Support player can carry a mediocre team to victory. But a good team with a mediocre Support will always fail.
Seriously, if you're new and want to play a Support - don't.
The perceived intentions are irrelevant, on the other hand, the specific actions taken are not. That's why employment contracts exist. What you -assume- Zenimax had planned has exactly ZERO significance.
While I understand contract law, the ability to hold it above innovation is massive problem that technology is facing today with exactly these kind of situations.
It literally doesn't matter what I assume Zenimax had planned, because they by law have the right to do absolutely nothing with it and keep others from doing so as well...
... Which is stupid.
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