Why are Gamefaqs putting Gamespot videos in the FAQ section?

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User Info: ShadowWarKing

ShadowWarKing
1 month ago#1
I've noticed that, for many new games, the FAQs tab now shows a bunch of Gamespot videos. This is shameless advertising in a hope to get more views. FAQs should be the only thing on the FAQs page, not 3-minute Gamespot videos that do nothing. If you won't allow us to write a 3-page guide on how to obtain something in Super Mario Oddessy, then why do you have a video of it? These Gamespot videos should be moved from the FAQs tab, as it's misleading and clearly an attempt to advertise them. It's not just a couple of videos, Oddessy has at least 10+ of them.

@SBAllen Please fix this.

I'm interested to know what you all think of this as well.
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User Info: SBAllen

SBAllen
1 month ago#2
A lot of users are looking for more video content to go along with the written guides. We were talking to the guys over at GameSpot since they want to try their hand at making more guide type content and since it seemed like we had an overlap there, we decided to cooperate.

Depending on how things go, we're going to look into allowing our users who want to submit video guide content to be featured on the FAQ list as well. Keep in mind that written guides are always going to be the top priority (and thus, at the top of the page).
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User Info: Krystal109

Krystal109
1 month ago#3
LOL, that's all I can really say to this.

User Info: Shotgunnova

Shotgunnova
1 month ago#4
Does that mean GameFAQs guides are getting similar advertisements on Gamespot?
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User Info: SBAllen

SBAllen
1 month ago#5
Shotgunnova posted...
Does that mean GameFAQs guides are getting similar advertisements on Gamespot?

GameFAQs guides are already linked to on GameSpot and have been for many years. If you have some ideas on how to better highlight them over there (they have their own tab and the links are to our site and not embeds) I can pass them along.
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User Info: Shotgunnova

Shotgunnova
1 month ago#6
Yeah, I see where they put our guides now. I checked Mario Odyssey first and didn't see anything, so that's why I was taken aback a little. Guess they were just slackin'.
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User Info: SBAllen

SBAllen
1 month ago#7
Yeah, I don't know how often they update. I should probably at least suggest they update the guide list more often.
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User Info: P4wn4g3

P4wn4g3
1 month ago#8
So in return is GameSpot cool with GameFAQs having more of a presence with gaming media?

Because otherwise this just cuts into the site's profit margin.
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User Info: sfgiants

sfgiants
1 month ago#9
P4wn4g3 posted...
So in return is GameSpot cool with GameFAQs having more of a presence with gaming media?

Because otherwise this just cuts into the site's profit margin.

GameFAQs and GameSpot are owned by the same company.
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User Info: P4wn4g3

P4wn4g3
1 month ago#10
sfgiants posted...
P4wn4g3 posted...
So in return is GameSpot cool with GameFAQs having more of a presence with gaming media?

Because otherwise this just cuts into the site's profit margin.

GameFAQs and GameSpot are owned by the same company.

Yes. And they have certain agreements as far as no compete goes, at least from what I understand. It's so traffic is maintained on each site.
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