Take a Breather, Recharge, and join us on The Rivalry Cooldown, where we give you an unfiltered view on the current topics in esports from the experts. We discuss the potential impacts of Article 13, Twitch aren't the friendly guys in purple hoodies you think they are, loot boxes, problems with Anthem, EA layoffs, and the incredibly ineptitude of esports CEOs to have good PR.
The Rivalry Cooldown: Predatory Practices in Corporations 101 ft. Nahaz & Richard Lewis
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- 0:30 - Intro
- 2:00 - Article 13
- 3:30 - Not enough content creators/players are getting legal advice
- 6:00 - Guilty until proven innocent examples
- 8:00 - Net neutrality is new and we are fatigued about hearing the internet will break
- 9:00 - Richard breaks down Article 13
- 11:30 - The 'meme ban'
- 14:00 - Twitch wants to milk you for every penny you have
- 16:00 - "If you do not know what fair use means, that is bad business"
- 17:00 - How will Twitch adjust their site with Article 13 passing
- 22:30 - The laws are way behind the internet, and most lawmakers don't understand what they are making laws on
- 24:00 - Voting order was changed for Article 13
- 29:00 - Anthem / loot boxes
- 30:40 - "What is marketing other than the systematic influencing of people's choices?"
- 33:00 - Division 2 having an extra price to play three days early, hurting the surplus from the core customers who are three days behind on looting
- 35:00 - EA work force layoff
- 37:00 - Changes in EA & Blizzard market shares
- 40:30 - You can't gamble when underage, but you can buy lootboxes/similar predatory practices in Fifa and etc
- 43:00 - Valve drop rates & involvement in China
- 43:40 - "If Valve was just about revenue share in China, I wouldn't be worried. But it is so much more than that"
- 45:00 - "It's not often that something good comes out of China"
- 48:20 - Valve ruined the Artifact player experience
- 50:00 - People in the esports industry are PR morons