If I had to guess, a company in the industry is trying to alter the media's use (monetization) of video footage of games. Sessler trades on this alone really, so it would effect him in a big way. Someone like Jeff Gerstmann or Arthur Gies might not be as bothered because, ultimately, they're writers, so they can possibly trade on that alone, should worst come to worst.
Yeah, seems like Microsoft is likely in full damage control mode following the debacle earlier this year. There's no way it is Sony, the PS4's share button means there will be PS4 footage all over the internet hours after the system launches.
From what I read at the other thread, it seems it's because he did not get a PS4 devkit for capturing, and he can't capture with retail PS4s because there you cant turn off HDCP at the moment (will be patched later). But there are cheap HDMI splitters which can strip the copy protection, and it seems he doesn't know about this.
I'd imagine because there's not much substance here. Sorry, I came across like a bit of a jerk. It's actually interesting because something is happening, but at this point it's speculation at vague tweets.
Anonymous asked:Without getting into details I'm sure you won't get into, are you/Giant Bomb affected by whatever news is bothering Sessler & co.?
Perhaps Id be a little more worked up about things if I was running the sort of site that was going to try to write reviews of every single launch game, I dont know. The only thing I can think of thatd be bothering people at the moment is hardware distribution or the lack thereof. Ive been around plenty of other writers recently and no ones been too worked up about anything. So either Im out of the loop or yeah, I dont know.
Console launches are always incredibly fluid situations and everything comes together late. Theres never enough information and clarity is hard to come by. I try not to get too worked up about things that are completely out of my control.