However time consuming you might think animation is, it's even more time consuming than that. It took me a whole sleepless night just to crudely paste a 2D me into this video:
It's rather ironic that I'm releasing a video with this title today, as yesterday the Bitcoin exchange MtGox mysteriously disappeared, taking $1bn of investors' Bitcoins with them. I lost 8 BTC, which doesn't sound like much, but it would have been enough to buy a car. BOO!
Anyway, here is a song about a slightly less hi-tech thief.
I'm about as good on guitar now as I was when I was 15 because I was too lazy to learn anything more than the basics... maybe this game will help.
Here's how difficult it is to dispute a copyright claim on a simple parody video (clearly protected by Fair Use law).
Contrary to the most basic legal principles, I am considered guilty of copyright infringement purely on the basis of an algorithmically generated accusation, with no human involvement whatsoever. It is up to me to prove myself innocent by asking eighteen different publishing companies through an automated system to revoke the automated claims. Each publisher has a month to reply, with no obligation to even do so. If even one of the eighteen publishers says "nope" then it's back to square one.
Any financial loss or restrictions on my channel are entirely on me, and will not be compensated for once the claim is lifted.
This has been going on since last year with no end in sight.
If Weird Al Yankovich had grown up in the YouTube ContentID age, he simply would not have been able to have a career.
But none of that matters, because copyright is absolutely necessary to protect creativity and stop poor vulnerable artists being exploited. At least that's what a multi-billion dollar record label exec would tell you. The poor vulnerable artists are generally too busy being creative to care.
Every year, the British music industry has a big mutual back slapping shindig where they give themselves rewards for being their own favourite musicians. Every year I post up this video in response:
Gone Home is a game that has stuck in my mind since I played it a couple of months ago... it's not a game that I can describe much without giving away its secrets.
If you've ever been home alone and wondering where everyone has gone, this game should strike a nerve with you.
Here's my song about it...
I was given the opportunity to play The Elder Scrolls online, and it is absolutely enormous. Rather than doing quests I just decided to run off and explore the world. Have a look...
BTW, before you post that this is under NDA, it isn't. I was given a press pass and am allowed to publish this footage.
You're probably already subscribed to my music channel but don't forget to subscribe to the gaming channel too: http://youtube.com/dbgames
I put my fast rap hat on again and made a song about DayZ!
I also took the advice of a certain mainstream YouTuber and found a barely related objectifying image of a woman to use as the thumbnail in order to make teenage boys click on the link! Can you guess who it was?