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Atlus Threatens To Go After People Who Stream Too Far Into Persona 5

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Uh. Going after... streamers? If you're watching a stream about a game, you'd better expect spoilers. Videos are slightly different and I'd kind of understand going after them, but definitely not streams.



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This is not an Atlus thing, it's a Japanese thing. I'm pretty sure Atlus USA has no problem if people stream Persona 5. In fact I'm 100% sure. Unfortunately Atlus USA has to follow what Atlus Japan tells them.



deskpro2k3 said:

This is not an Atlus thing, it's a Japanese thing. I'm pretty sure Atlus USA has no problem if people stream Persona 5. In fact I'm 100% sure. Unfortunately Atlus USA has to follow what Atlus Japan tells them.

Which makes sense, considering that game rentals were allowed in the US but not in Japan. Here we have more of a "try before you buy" mentality, so that's probably why Atlus USA are more acceptable towards them than Atlus Japan.



Well I can understand that but not being able to Share screenshots makes me sad. :(



No offense but if you go into a stream that says they're playing Persona 5, you think you would expect to be spoiled on the story. Completely your fault.



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I do not like to watch streaming anyways, and the people that do do not buy these games usually. So...



My grammar errors are justified by the fact that I am a brazilian living in Brazil. I am also very stupid.

VGPolyglot said:
SvennoJ said:

It has? Maybe for some and unfortunately it seems my kids are infected too. When they're playing BotW at every point they say now this is going to happen and then Blitzwinger or whoever did this here and DanTDM beat the boss with such and such. Why do you even bother to play the game...

I understand wanting to show some cool moments, ingenious solutions or other random things happening. I've uploaded plenty videos myself too. Yet watching a game stream from start to finish just seems silly to me.

Actually, you know what. It's not too different from game rentals. There were many people who rented games without buying them to test and see if they'd like them, much in the same way that they do with videos nowadays.

 

VGPolyglot said:
deskpro2k3 said:

This is not an Atlus thing, it's a Japanese thing. I'm pretty sure Atlus USA has no problem if people stream Persona 5. In fact I'm 100% sure. Unfortunately Atlus USA has to follow what Atlus Japan tells them.

Which makes sense, considering that game rentals were allowed in the US but not in Japan. Here we have more of a "try before you buy" mentality, so that's probably why Atlus USA are more acceptable towards them than Atlus Japan.

First of all, watching a video is a poor replacement of game rentals, which you can still do btw. (At least where I live)
You could rent videogames in Japan as well yet rampant piracy ruined it and rentals were banned in 1984.

Dunno why US companies are less willing to enforce copyright. Perhaps they don't see the point, enjoy the free advertising, or are afraid of backlash. Perhaps they just see it as a nice opportunity to collect your personal preferences and send you targeted ads :)




There's a big difference between streaming a gameplay-driven game vs a story-driven game. I know way too many people who have been choosing not to buy story-driven games because they can "just stream it to watch the story for free". It's damaging to the industry. To me it's in the same category as pirating a movie or a show and completely in the right of the publisher to choose not to allow it to the best of their abilities.



Poojipoo said:
There's a big difference between streaming a gameplay-driven game vs a story-driven game. I know way too many people who have been choosing not to buy story-driven games because they can "just stream it to watch the story for free". It's damaging to the industry. To me it's in the same category as pirating a movie or a show and completely in the right of the publisher to choose not to allow it to the best of their abilities.

Then they're stupid. Even a completely story-driven game is a very different experience when you watch it instead of playing it. Let's take for example beyond. There's no fucking way I'd settle for just watching a youtube video instead of actually playing it because there's literally zero immersion. And that's the whole point of the game - to make it interactive.



Safiir said:
Poojipoo said:
There's a big difference between streaming a gameplay-driven game vs a story-driven game. I know way too many people who have been choosing not to buy story-driven games because they can "just stream it to watch the story for free". It's damaging to the industry. To me it's in the same category as pirating a movie or a show and completely in the right of the publisher to choose not to allow it to the best of their abilities.

Then they're stupid. Even a completely story-driven game is a very different experience when you watch it instead of playing it. Let's take for example beyond. There's no fucking way I'd settle for just watching a youtube video instead of actually playing it because there's literally zero immersion. And that's the whole point of the game - to make it interactive.

Yeah sure you can still play it after watching everything on youtube, but that's where it ends. you're  just copying what you saw, your first time experience is gone because you watched a streamer. Nothing is fresh, you know where all the traps and deadends are.