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Thanks for watching our series folks. Hope you enjoyed them. It's been great to see so many people watching them and certainly encourages us to do more of these. Would love to hear suggestions for other games we should dive into. 
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+Danny O'Dwyer really good work here. You are also the first one to ask them about Cirilla (as far as I know). She is my favourite character from the books. I like her more than Geralt.
It's sad to know that we can't play her in the open world, but I hope the witcheress story doesn't end in this game.
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Hey here. Danny from GameSpot here. I just watched this and went to our video files team to see what the story is. According to them we were sent this video, along with 2 others (1 was this gameplay with commentary) was sent to us by somebody associated with the game (Dev/PR) as an asset to be published on the site. After processing it through our video robot (which also publishes to our YouTube channel) the video team decided to pull it as it seems like it was just random gameplay (and honestly, it's that interesting for our audience). So it never reached the site. Unfortunately our YouTube guy didn't know we weren't going to put it live and so it made it to YouTube. It was subsequently made private I believe.

As for the other Let's Play, that was straight-up sent to us by the developer in a PR email. We produce dozens of trailers for developers around the world and don't have time to vet each of them - if the developers are sending us footage of their games, and they are the ultimate owners of that footage and property, then we take that as enough proof that it's something they created. In honestly, how else are we to know who the person is who's talking. 

I apologize if it looks like we're stealing your bread and butter, but this is an issue between you and the game creators. From the sounds of our files team this is something rare, but it does happen. If you're still pissed I'd recommend getting in contact with the games creator to ensure they don't do this anymore. Our video is no longer live so it shouldn't impact your revenue. But we don't go around stealing random YouTubers videos. We have a team of people who capture gameplay of games when developers don't send us assets. Not only would it be terrible PR, but ultimately these videos don't do the type of traffic we desire. I mean GTA V and Mortal Kombat X came out this week - our users aren't particularly fervent about Combat Arms.

Hope this helps clear is up.
- Danny
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+Danny O'Dwyer I believe you made a mistake commenting here. Just remove the video completely forget about it, and don't do it again. Nobody believes this insincere apology.
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Sorry, our country goes a little overboard to celebrate new Call of Duty games. 
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more silly shit like this vid PLZ, I love it :D
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Ah-ha, technical hiccup #1 - the frame rate is off. I'll fix that.
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Thanks everyone. If you fancy more Part Two will be live on GameSpot.com in about 20 minutes. We publish on YouTube a day later.
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Great jop mate .. FUCKING GREAT JOP LOVE IT COCK SUCKER !! :D
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i love your stuff  the nomans sky story had me in tears such a beautiful story any new news on it? ive been into all the aspects of the gaming industry since my early elementary school days i saw soo many potentials in the media industry the large amounts of job opportunity as well as its motivation for growth being largely stressed on creativity in the industry.. i saw the gaming industry as an emerging medium of art and entertainment via an amazing media outlet so.. after seeing company's like microsoft ,ea ,and activation actively mistreat it  and the consumers as if they were simply another as a profit  margin on  wall street in reaction i naturally looked back at atari as many in this industry would if they knew enough about its active "ego"-system lol  never the less i saw the no mans sky story and literally found a glimmer of hope in the potential of this industry"s ability to embrace people who love games not for the money but the experience i find its a beautiful thing when a small company can be embraced soo vividly i hope one day to see the out come and wish hello games all the love in the world
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Great work, and I totally agree that Destiny is mediocre as hell - I cut our video review (which gave it a 6) and was pretty vocal about is during launch week on a bunch of streams and videos and felt like I didn't need to get into that argument again. That episode of The Point was trying to use Destiny's commercial and critical reaction as a jumping point to an argument you could make about many games in the modern era. I try to stay away from arguments about specific titles on that show because it just turns into a "this is my opinion on X" which focuses on my opinion and not the larger conversation. That's just how I do things, -  I prefer to get people to think rather than agreeing with me. Though I must say you do a pretty good job of being old man yelling at cloud. More power to you.

As for the Gerstmanngate stuff - cmon dude, you seem like you're better than that. I was a vocal part of the community when my professional heroes left / were kicks from the site. In my first (unsuccessful) interview with GameSpot 5 years ago I was asked how I'd have improved the community and immediately brought the fallout from that situation up. I worked for years to break into this site and since doing it have done a pretty decent job of helping our new team shed that mentality by being honest and transparent. Your points in relation to are well articulated across the board, but don't cheapen yourself to bringing up a real shitty situation from a decade ago to dismiss a bunch of people who had nothing to do with it. You can think we make dumb videos, or disagree with our reviews, but the people here work too hard and give too much of themselves, that I won't abide their credibility being slung through the mud to make an easy point. 

GG though. Like you said at the start, it's better that people actually tackle any point of view rather than click like and move on. Really enjoyed this.
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I gotta respect a man who can take criticism at face value without becoming hostile or confrontational.
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UPDATE: Since we published this video on GameSpot yesterday both Winterkewl and Yosgcast have release statements. For the sake of clarity, I'll post them here.

Winterkewl: http://www.reddit.com/r/Games/comments/2b4bzm/yogventures_final_kickstarter_update/

Yogscast: http://www.reddit.com/r/Yogscast/comments/2b4jgb/update_from_lewis_re_yogventures/

Though the budgeting from Winterkewl was obviously horrific (paying contractors up front for work uncompleted) according to them they transferred $150k to Yogscast - $100k of that is currently unaccounted for in those statements. It's great that this information has finally been released but the language from Yogscast still sounds defensive and dismissive.

"there's no value in going into detail." they say.
There is always value when it involves other people's money.
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I love that some folks think this video is serious.
THANKS FOR NOT BOTHERING TO WATCH! XX 
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+Secros LOL trolling? no dude this called "perverse personality" (thank you Google translate)
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