The shit show that is TGS

As a result of not having heard from TGS in weeks and my only two contacts refusing to answer questions via skype or e-mail, I’ve now had to resort to threatening legal action with a lawyer as a result of having my bank account information out and about and no payments of any kind or contact with the company who has it.

The best part is that I can’t even post gaming related material without a partner of some kind for fear that my content will be flagged and taken down.

Looking forward to my 7 year Machinima contract.

35 comments

  1. Well lets hope after suing them they’ll get their shit together.

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  2. Feel the wrath of Waldo-D-Dude.

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  3. Here is what I would do if I were in your position…. Fuck Marry Kill: Jimmy Hart, Scott Hall, Chyna

    But Seriously, I wouldnt sign with Machinima unless you can read that contract ahead of time and weight the opinions

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  4. To be brutally honest, just got with Machinima. Bruce is with them and he seems to have no problems and who say’s you’ll even be uploading in seven years so you’re contract will be worthless if you decide to close your channel or just stop uploading on it. At least Machinima has a vast and solid subscribed base(yes most of them 12) but you know that people will watch your content, give you feedback and most importantly enjoy it.

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  5. Your* Sorry about that.

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  6. They must have some dumb fucks in charge of partnerships.

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  7. Pat:
    They must have some dumb fucks in charge of partnerships.

    I know hey! It’s amazing how they can’t see waldodudes talent! Bunch of faggots.

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  8. *sigh* And this is why I don’t get why everyone’s so big on bad-mouthing Machinima when they’re not with them, but you hear so much of this about other networks from people who are in their grasp. Hope it gets sorted soon WaldoDude, your content is great and deserves great representation.

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  9. It’s interesting that TGS is being so shady. There are a lot of big name youtube gamers with them, and I would have thought better of them. Goes to show you never know I suppose. Best of luck with whoever you do end up going to in place of them.

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  10. I can’t imagine your frustration Waldo, hope this gets sorted and you’re eating steak dinners for the rest of your dayz

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  11. Give WaldoDude his YouTube MONAAAY!

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  12. Illusive Man:
    Give WaldoDude his YouTube MONAAAY!

    I don’t care about the money but it’s all a moot point because you can’t post gaming material without a partner anyway. I mean you can, but the more popular your channel and videos get the greater the chance of you getting either flagged or your vids getting ads put on them anyway but someone else is making money off them.

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  13. WaldoDude: I don’t care about the money but it’s all a moot point because you can’t post gaming material without a partner anyway.I mean you can, but the more popular your channel and videos get the greater the chance of you getting either flagged or your vids getting ads put on them anyway but someone else is making money off them.

    It sucks that you can’t do anything about it without becoming a partner either.

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  14. WaldoDude: I don’t care about the money but it’s all a moot point because you can’t post gaming material without a partner anyway.I mean you can, but the more popular your channel and videos get the greater the chance of you getting either flagged or your vids getting ads put on them anyway but someone else is making money off them.

    It sucks that you can’t do anything about it without becoming a partner.

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  15. Sigh we were all hoping you wouldn’t go with Machinima but at this point it’s just about all you can do seeing as no one else can pull their heads out of their anuses. Just happy to hear you will finally be getting sponsored even though it’s with Machinima lol. Hope it works out this time.

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  16. Aren’t your videos protected under fair use, anyways?

    Can you not tell youtube to fuck off with the copyright claims?

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  17. AConceitedJackass:
    Aren’t your videos protected under fair use, anyways?

    Can you not tell youtube to fuck off with the copyright claims?

    He can dispute the claims, but I believe that it takes a while.

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  18. What a joke. The problem is, you either go with a partner other than machinima, and end up getting screwed over through crap like this, or you go through machinima and sell your soul.

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  19. Machinima: “Fetch me Waldodude’s soul!”

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  20. Someone bring me up to date, why does everyone hate Machinima?

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  21. ZeePalin:
    Someone bring me up to date, why does everyone hate Machinima?

    They harvest little black children and turn them into grape soda.

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  22. And hey, why would being tied to Machinima for seven years be such a bad thing – if the other networks are this worthless it’s not like you’ll be itching to leave Machinima to join one of them, surely? And I don’t see they’re going to be forcing you to create videos in the event that you don’t want to at some point down the line anyway… I guess I just don’t see what the big deal is – it’s ‘fashionable’ to hate on Machinima it seems but at least they’re providing a solid option with all the terms laid out honestly and up-front, whether or not you consider them to be ideal.

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  23. “all the terms laid out honestly and up-front”

    LOL. No.

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  24. Roland:
    “all the terms laid out honestly and up-front”

    LOL. No.

    They don’t let you read the contract before you sign it?

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  25. The main reason everyone hates them is because of all the trickery they do to try to get you to sign without knowing what you are truly getting into.

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  26. flapecake:
    And hey, why would being tied to Machinima for seven years be such a bad thing – if the other networks are this worthless it’s not like you’ll be itching to leave Machinima to join one of them, surely? And I don’t see they’re going to be forcing you to create videos in the event that you don’t want to at some point down the line anyway… I guess I just don’t see what the big deal is – it’s ‘fashionable’ to hate on Machinima it seems but at least they’re providing a solid option with all the terms laid out honestly and up-front, whether or not you consider them to be ideal.

    Yea. I totally agree with you. Unfortunately its true that the majority of their audience is under 18. I know this cause all my friends watch them :). But if WaldoDude joins with them, I will definitely subscribe to them.

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  27. flapecake: They don’t let you read the contract before you sign it?

    I am no Machinima lover, but this kind of misinformation drives me crazy.

    Yes, you can read the contract before you sign it. It’s impossible to make someone sign a contract they haven’t had a chance to read, and then have that contract be binding. The situation with Machinima is that their contract is a lot more restrictive than the other networks’, and it comes with an NDA. So you cannot disclose your contract to other people. You can read that contract and then choose not to sign it, you just can’t tell other people what it was about the contract that you didn’t like that kept you away.

    That said I have read some Machinima contracts and the terms are a little bit shitty, but not really that bad. On the channel you sign with there is a seven year mutual contract. At the end of the seven years you still own your content (it doesn’t belong to Machinima), but you can’t partner with anyone else until those seven years are up.

    All in all, Machinima brings the most corporatism to this silly youtube thing we all love so much, and that brings a lot of baggage and benefits with it. There is a reason that Starbucks has consistently better coffee than Captain Neckbeard’s Magic Barista Store. They have set procedures and they are the same everywhere, so you are going to get something consistent. Sometimes a smaller company is able to provide a better experience, but your mileage on that is definitely going to vary.

    100% of the large youtube channels end up on Machinima. There is a reason for that.

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  28. “100% of the large youtube channels end up on Machinima.”

    GO look at all the huge Starcraft channels.

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  29. Roland:
    “100% of the large youtube channels end up on Machinima.”

    GO look at all the huge Starcraft channels.

    I wasn’t aware that there were such channels, so I suppose that I am ignorant here. Examples?

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  30. http://www.youtube.com/user/HuskyStarcraft
    http://www.youtube.com/user/HDstarcraft
    http://www.youtube.com/day9tv
    http://www.youtube.com/psystarcraft

    Most of TGS’s people are SC2 or nintendo, at least from what I have seen.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/BlueXephos
    Not sc2 or nintendo, but this is one of the biggest gaming channels on youtube (maybe even the biggest). Don’t quite understand why minecraft is so popular though, but to each his own i guess.

    So, TGS does have some pretty big name channels, just maybe not very well known to people outside of SC2.

    Edit: “Your comment is awaiting moderation.” What does that mean? O:

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  31. So, my last post isn’t showing up. I think it is because of all the links, and it is like some anti-spam thing. Maybe this will work with only one link…

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2ztkfpy.png (screen cap of my last post).

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  32. Roland:
    So, my last post isnt showing up. I think it is because of all the links and it thinks I am a bot or something. Maybe this will work with only one link…

    http://i48.tinypic.com/2ztkfpy.png (screen cap of my last post).

    I really didn’t realize that the Starcraft people were all TGS. Well, I appreciate the education, good sir. I will refine my earlier statement to say: “all of the big channels primarily focused on CoD or other FPS games end up on machinima.”

    I think that is sufficiently vague to encapsulate my meaning. =D

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  33. It happens whenever you post 8232390423 links

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  34. WaldoDude:
    It happens whenever you post 8232390423 links

    Haha, yeah that’s what I figured once my second post worked with only one link.

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  35. sucks …i think the worst part is the feeling of no choice but the big M

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