Poll: What Do You Think About YouTubers Who Accept Money From publishers?

July 15, 2014 - Andrew Eisen

Watch a random video on YouTube and it's probably some person playing a video game.  Or talking about a video game.

Or it's a cat.

Point is, a lot of people record videos of themselves playing video games.  Some of them (26% of producers with over 5000 subscribers according to Gamasutra's small survey) received money from the game's publisher/developer to make the video.

What do you think about YouTubers who receive money from the publishers of the games they play?  Are they no good, dirty shills who should be banned from the face of the Internet or do you not really care?  Is everything gravy so long as the financial arrangements are disclosed?

Vote in the poll and let us know!  Litter the comments section with your thoughts and opinions so EZK and I can discuss them on this week's podcast.

If you'd like to join us, we'll be recording live, Saturday evening at 6p PST so feel free to stop by and chat with us.  You can watch the show here on GamePolitics or over on my Twitch channel.

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-Reporting from San Diego, GamePolitics Contributing Editor Andrew Eisen


Comments

Re: Poll: What Do You Think About YouTubers Who Accept Money ...

I have no problem with YouTubers taking money from sponsors. As long as the YouTubers are ok knowing that once they do they lose all credibility in reviewing the products from that sponsor.

Re: Poll: What Do You Think About YouTubers Who Accept Money ...

If they say they are taking money (and don't try to hide it or play games with disclosure info e.g Machinina's paid XBone endorsment deal) it's fine, but I have no interest in watching it.
 
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