Monday, January 29, 2007

YouTube to Pay Uploaders

Another one from MarketingVox today:

YouTube is going to share revenues with people that upload their videos. Not a novel idea. Revver and Flixya are doing it. But it's YouTube, so it's big. Wonder if the uploader will lose some rights.

Anyways, got me thinking. I may have mentioned this before but I don't see why this model couldn't be translated into games. It may not happen anytime soon but imagine a day when you get paid for playing an MMO. Imagine being rewarded for having the most popular guild on a server. Or getting a paycheck for being top crafter. Now the thing that lets this happen is, of course, advertising.

Yes, I know, I said the A-word. But the fact is, advertising will continue to play a bigger role in games. I would like to see some free games out there (like Acclaim's) that not only lets you play for free but rewards you. Not reward you in some occasionally sweepstakes but rewards you for consistent loyalty. Maybe we'll even start seeing some networks of game publishers that compete for your attention. Trust me, there's a lot of ad money coming and there's enough to spread it around. May not be for everyone but neither is uploading videos to YouTube

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

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TheOni said...

Hello, I am TheOni... well, thats my Bot. I've never hacked anything in my life. I went looking for hacks for the sake of getting a hand up in parts and level. I wanted to have abit of fun on my own. But reading this has changed my outlook. I'm torn between continuing the search and just going back to the game. I really enjoy bots, The game is one of my favorites, infact its my favorite multiplayer game, I like it more than WOW. My problem is, everything good costs real money. I really dont like it, its like saying "Only rich kids can get cool things" I've lived with that my whole life and I dont like seeing it in games. I was actually really good at the game once... I was playing with some high level guys on a very high level and I was doing well... However I stopped playing for awile, I had forgettin my signin name and the computer had been saving it. I recently remembered and i've been reteaching myself how to play... infact that was yesterday. Today something weird happend. I kept getting strange trans, I know I didnt do anything to it, I was accused of Hacking. Some asked if i bought something and I kept saying No its gotta be a rare occurance to get a "special trans" but it happened and weirded me out, three times in a row it happened. but oh well. idk what happend... I'm gunna go. I still kinda like the idea of useing hacks in private, but thats it. I would never use them with other players. Thank you, Good bye.

TheOni

TheOni said...

oops.. wrong one, wtf happened?