When The Game Theorists and their 13M YouTube subscribers attempted to tackle the Epic vs Apple conflict in "Game Theory: The Secret Fortnite Agenda NO ONE Is Talking About!", we were thrilled that bigger channels were finally starting to discuss these important issues.
But as we noted in response, there were definitely problems with their analysis, not the least of which was an overly cloying end segment in which Epic's moves were described as "brilliant" and "just the tip of the iceberg", before finishing with a request that commenters ask for more content regarding the "Epic Story".
Now, much has been made clear, as Epic Games has purchased a 2+ minute advertising read for Fortnite from MatPat and company, not on The Game Theorists channel (for reasons unknown...or at least unstated), but on The Film Theorists one - the two channels owned and operated by the same entity.
To be fair, we never trust a rat...in Virtual Legality.
#MatPat #Epic #DontTrustARat
Discussed in this episode:
Theorist Media Webpages
"Game Theory: The Secret Fortnite Agenda NO ONE Is Talking About!"
YouTube Video - August 29, 2020 - The Game Theorists
"Epic vs Everyone: The Fortnite Antitrust Lawsuits"
YouTube Playlist - Hoeg Law
"A Lawyer Responds to "The Game Theorists" on Epic vs Apple (VL301)"
YouTube Video - August 30, 2020 - Hoeg Law
"Film Theory: Don't Trust A RAT! (Ratatouille)"
YouTube Video - September 3, 2020 - The Film Theorists
"Influencing the Influencers: A Walkthrough of the FTC’s new Social Media Guide (VL130)"
YouTube Video - November 7, 2019 - Hoeg Law
"Disclosures 101 for Social Media Influencers"
FTC Informational Guide
"Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising"
"The FTC’s Endorsement Guides: What People Are Asking"
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