If you’re reading this, then thank you. Because this is clearly not being advertised as any sort of news regarding the outside world. It is only about me and my personal life. If I interest you that much, then you deserve my gratitude.
The last month, despite being fairly lax in terms of time, has been rather tumultuous. I’ve alluded to this on Twitter, and will eventually be making a video about in July, but I recently was hit with my first strike on YouTube (and shortly after, my second). I don’t want to dodge responsibility. It was my fault and I should have been more careful. It is true that I upload a lot of copyrighted content, such as the P4 Animation clips, but I do so knowing that they’re already claimed by third-party networks and that I won’t make money on them. Basically, it means those content owners are okay with me using their stuff as long as they keep the money on it. That’s fair.
The strike, of course, came from Persona 5 related content. The first was in fact from Atlus Japan’s account. I suppose I could go fighting it to Atlus USA’s PR department, but I’d rather not shoot myself in the foot in resisting. Live and learn, as they say.
To tell the truth, I’ve never made a dime on YouTube. Where this really hurts is the loss of features; namely custom thumbnails and the ability to post videos longer than 15 minutes. That’s going to severely water down presentation starting in July.
I also plan on doing a round-up on P5 news, as the hype train just hit a major snag with North American release being announced for Valentine’s Day of next year. I’ll likely wait until after the new Dengeki PlayStation feature gets reliable translations.
Obviously, E3 is next week so I’ll have plenty of thoughts to share on that. Look forward to it.