Recently, Valve had two popular YouTubers, John "TotalBiscuit" Bain and Jim "Jim Sterling" Sterling, visit their offices. Over the course of a day-long series of meetings, the company laid out a roadmap for the future of Steam.
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Yesterday, a court dismissed game developer Digital Homicide's $US10 million ($13 million) case against YouTube critic Jim Sterling. Fortunately for those of us who write about video games, Sterling's scathing critique of Digital Homicide's game Slaughtering Grounds won't create precedent for developers slamming critics with million-dollar lawsuits.
Earlier this month, the official PlayStation YouTube account uploaded a trailer for a game called "Life of Black Tiger". The mature adventure game, which appears to be a port of a free mobile title, looks like crap -- but it has sparked a discussion over the quality of games that players expect to see on consoles.
Thank god for Jim Sterling, a game critic whose recent YouTube antics forced YouTube's copyright system to eat itself alive. Here's how he did it.