Tuesday, October 15, 2013

I left blip, so they fired me.

So recently the video hosting website that I have been using since I started making Lets Plays and that other stuff I'm trying to avoid mentioning now, have been closing channels that don't meet their ToS agreement. One of the victims was my friend Dan(Painkiller), who apparently didn't meet their criteria of "Original Series" by reviewing Booze with his friend Johnny Oldschool. Considering I consider his reviews to be "Original Series (of reviews)", just like anyone on ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com do, makes me think, will they start shutting down TGWTG crew's channel down..when TGWTG were pretty much one made blip to what it is now. While I doubt that will happen, I decided to leave blip myself, mainly because I think what they're doing is bullshit. Also, I absolutely don't comply with their "Original Series" thing. I would call what I posted there, more like "Random Unoriginal Series of Video Game related activities".
Also, when I officially announced on Twitter (as official as it can be) that I'm leaving blip, a day later I received an email from blip saying that they're shutting down my account. Ooops, you got me blip, just as I left, you noticed that there's nothing original about my channel and you're taking it down now, great timing.
Thank god I prepared for a moment like this, since I've started, and pretty much all my videos are on YouTube too. Except for the unmentionables, but whatever, I might upload them somewhere else.

So what would I choose as an alternative video hosting site now?
Well, Vimeo still sucks, still it's been launched, so that's not an option.
There's something that looks better than Blip.tv, and it's Dailymotion.com, so I might go with that. That would mean I would have to reupload all my videos up there, which would take me a while, and what I do not plan to do with my current internet connection, but when I move back to Latvia.

So that's why you wont see anymore blip embedded stuff here, so just fallow the YouTube link, and send me a message if some videos aren't available at all.