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Moving Away from Company Provided Trailers

 

 

Cordova, TN; August 15, in the year of our Lord 2016--Family Friendly Gaming, the industry leader in covering the family friendly video games is acknowledging a reality that some of our readers have already noticed. We also want to explain why this new direction is being taken. If you have any comments, thoughts, or objections to this please let us know. Family Friendly Gaming has been moving away from the company provided trailers. You know what I am talking about right? Companies create little videos and let gaming media outlets copy them or link directly to the companies Youtube account to see the video the company made. These are things like announcement trailers, release trailers, developer diaries, and more. So what is wrong with them?

Actually there are a couple of things. The first is the majority of these trailers are actually just advertisements. In fact there have been numerous times when a company paid for a trailer to be on television channels during certain shows. They would then come to gaming media outlets and ask us to pay for all of the work of publishing their video on our website. Some even bragged it was the advertisement they paid for on television. Talk about a backwards standard there. They pay a TV station and then expect us to pay to run it for them. The companies are the ones that benefit from these advertisements. Historically we have lost all kinds of money on them. To make matters worse there are companies that monetize the videos we upload. So they give us the video and then expect to get paid for it on our channel. Never mind any of our costs. We are just here to make them money. That is the attitude they express with that behavior.

We have a lack of control and oversight to these videos. Recently a company decided after we had hosted their video on Youtube for a year, they asked if it could be removed. They did not pay one cent for the costs of our uploading and hosting the video they gave us. Nor did they provide any payment for their yo-yo removal of the video. In fact they lied to Youtube and claimed we violated their copyright because we could not remove it fast enough for them. High Horse Entertainment cost us quite a bit of money. If a miniature gaming company like them is allowed to act so unethically and immorally what is to stop other gaming companies? Why should we spend all kinds of money publishing their trailers when they might come back and decide to cost us even more money because they want to hide an early trailer from the public domain? Or what if they stab us in the back like High Horse Entertainment did and cost us even more money with a copyright strike? Their behavior does not make us want to help them out in the future.

Too often the company provided trailers are lame. Their greed is apparent in their trailers as well. This is something that turns our stomachs. We have also heard from numerous viewers on our Youtube channel that you enjoy the videos we make. We have come to realize something – our videos are better and more informative than the company provided trailers. We are in there playing the games. We let our viewers see from start to finish. Successes and failures are a part of the videos we produce. There is only so much money and so much time. We feel it is better to focus on the videos we do, and pass on the company provided advertisement trailers. Ads that they refuse to pay us for, and they expect us to pay them.


God bless,
Paul Bury
Family Friendly Gaming

   

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