If The Fine Bros. Were 100% Honest With Us – Gaming Wildlife

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Home of the 100% honest series. A comedy show that focuses on the the culture of gaming and those who are apart of it. A social experiment on learning about different types of gamers as well as CEOs and their various companies.

31 comments

  1. Good one! Even I unsubscribed to them after that bullshit they pulled XD

    • You don’t seem to realize what actually happened. They did NOT try to Trademark the word ‘React’ and they did NOT try to trademark reaction videos. They only tried Trademarking their exact format. So if you make a reaction video that is exactly the same as their type of reaction videos, then they’ll tell you to take it down. If you want to post a video of yourself reacting to the new Captain America trailer, go ahead.

      The reason people seem to think that they trademarked the word ‘React’ is because they were trying to Trademark their channel name, not the actual word. But because of the broken telephone game that is the Youtube comment system, people think they tried trademarking the word ‘React’ itself.

      Another reason everyone seems to believe this crap is that nobody actually watched the two videos they posted about it and instead decided to read that stupid Reddit comment instead.

      Also,do any of you know the actual reason why they made React World? They did it so that small channels that were making React videos could join them and in return for a small percent of the profits that the channel would make, they would be given access to things like the Fine Brothers logos and advertising of heir channel, and support for the videos, all to kickstart smaller channels. But because you all turned on them without knowing the facts, those small channels will stay small.

      • Hey, I didn’t know that the Fine Bros had a secret Channel Awesome account for damage control.

      • All of that would be fine if it wasnt for one little thing. They have issued strikes/copyright claims against videos that were made years earlier for example they issued a copyright claim on a video on bill cosby’s: kids say the darndest things.
        Also that several group reaction channels have had there channel’s taken down overnight soon after they filed for the copyright.
        While there goals are good there execution is horrible like a 5yr old with a new nerf gun and they gotta shoot everything in site that can be a target.

  2. I love these. You should make a self-parodying video “If Gaming Wildlife were 100$ honest with us” or “If Channel Awesome were 100% honest with us”. I think this could be really funny.

  3. LOL.

    Ian and James are so PERFECT as the Fine Bros. XD

    It’s funny how all the newest videos from the Fine Bros are still getting massive negative comments and dislikes. Even though the ordeal is over, they dug themselves into a pretty large hole..

  4. People are going onto their channel just to dislike it and leave a bad comment.
    Here’s a brilliant idea. Want the channel to die?
    Stop watching the videos.
    Just clicking on it is enough to make them something and disliking and leaving comments don’t really help that. Rebecca Black was able to make another song after the massive backlash of the first.
    Ignore the content and less content will be made.

    • Thank God for adblock.

    • Going to a video’s page doesn’t count as a video view. You have to click play for that to happen. Views are obviously the most important element of a video’s popularity but like/dislike plays a massive role, too. If enough people open a random REACT video and dislike it, that causes YouTube’s algorithms to determine the video is not popular. As views fall and dislikes climb, that video stands a lesser chance of popping up in the Recommended video section.

      You know why Rebecca Black was able to make another song after the Friday fiasco? Ad money from all the people showing their friends this weird train-wreck of a video and song. People love a good train-wreck. Hell, I think I watched it a dozen times during that first week.

      “Ignore the content and less content will be made.” While there is a lot of truth to that, FBE still has 13.5 million subscribers. I suspect the brothers Fine will continue making more content for years to come. That doesn’t bother me. If they ever step out of line again, the Internet will keep them on the straight and narrow.

      Honestly, you sound like a scorned fan. Your YouTube heroes got caught and now it’s time to defend them. Understand, I highly respect loyalty. I also highly respect people who will call bullshit on something that deserves it.

  5. MidnightScreeningsman2014

    *Mine,mine,mine,mine* man ian and James make some pretty good brothers(too bad that position is already taken by Dan James you sucker). Speaking of the fine bros,they actually might have cut all ties with the reactworld channel but reactworld is still making videos and even look up there YouTube they haven’t even stopped it(probably cause they want money and I’m also no longer subbdd to them so good:)

  6. lilith_ascennding

    I lost all respect in The Fine Bros. when I found out about ReactWorld. I used to love watching their videos just to look at everyone’s hilarious reactions, but the idea of monetizing such a cheap (albeit entertaining) gimmick is ludicrous. I considered subscribing to them before, but I’m glad I never did. If they’re douchey enough to go after Ellen DeGeneres, than they are way too douchey for decent people.

  7. Still have no idea who the Fine brothers are.

  8. None of you seem to realize what actually happened. They did NOT try to Trademark the word ‘React’ and they did NOT try to trademark reaction videos. They only tried Trademarking their exact format. So if you make a reaction video that is exactly the same as their type of reaction videos, then they’ll tell you to take it down. If you want to post a video of yourself reacting to the new Captain America trailer, go ahead.

    The reason people seem to think that they trademarked the word ‘React’ is because they were trying to Trademark their channel name, not the actual word. But because of the broken telephone game that is the Youtube comment system, people think they tried trademarking the word ‘React’ itself.

    Another reason everyone seems to believe this crap is that nobody actually watched the two videos they posted about it and instead decided to read that stupid Reddit comment instead.

    Also,do any of you know the actual reason why they made React World? They did it so that small channels that were making React videos could join them and in return for a small percent of the profits that the channel would make, they would be given access to things like the Fine Brothers logos and advertising of heir channel, and support for the videos, all to kickstart smaller channels. But because you all turned on them without knowing the facts, those small channels will stay small.

    • So which Fine Bro are you? Because you’re not exactly stealthy. Or are they pulling Jeb Bush and begging their mom to do damage control?

      • I’m not working for them. I just did my research instead of believing every Youtube comment I see.

      • Also, I’m not trying to be “stealthy”. I want this to be seen. I decided that I wouldn’t just believe every Reddit post and Youtube comment that’s out there like you seem to have done, and I went and did my own “research”. They didn’t do anything wrong, and the fact that you think they did without any proof makes you look ignorant. You just saw that everyone hated the Fine brothers so you jumped on the bandwagon.

    • Or you can just not try to defend these people.

      • Why would I not defend them. I really like their videos and I don’t think they’ve done anything wrong. If they keep losing subscribers, they’ll get fewer sponsors and they won’t have the money to make high-quality videos. I don’t want that to happen, so I will continue t defend them.

        • The problem with what they did is mostly execution. They didn’t fully realize what would happen when releasing their program to the world. I understand they wanted to trademark their stuff, but for them to think that their stuff will “last forever” is delusional. Their heads have gotten to big for what they’re doing by trying to change too much. The internet hates change, especially when it comes to limiting anyone’s’ freedom of speech. Even though they were just trying to make a MCN and help smaller channels grow, the scary thing is, this would open the flood gates for large companies to invade a Youtube and corrupt it by turning it more into television where none of the baby channels stand a chance. Unfortunately, it’s already happening and people are just trying to hold on to little freedom they have left.

          In short: REACT WORLD: Good idea on paper. Very bad execution.

          • The_Director It wasn’t “executed” at all! They barely announced the idea before everyone misinterpreted it and unsubscribed. They’ve completely stopped the entire project now.

        • “If they keep losing subscribers, they’ll get fewer sponsors and they won’t have the money to make high-quality videos.”

          Just the FBE channel alone has accumulated nearly 4 BILLION views. I think they’ve made a decent amount of money by now. I wouldn’t worry about their ability to make videos.

          Let me ask you: would you really be okay with the brothers Fine taking half of your ad money, just for the honor of making reaction videos in their image? Sure, one plug from them could have your channel swimming in views and subscribers. They’ve still made half your money. Tell you what, on your next pay day, mail me half of your take home. But don’t worry, I’ll tell everyone you’re a diligent and honest employee.

  9. If this series wasn’t so horrible, then you’d have people making “If ___ were 100% honest with us” videos in your exact format, and then you’d be even less successful, because someone else would do it better than you.

    I wonder what would happen if you guys were 100% with yourselves.

    • You should watch more Buzzfeed. They’re honest videos are much more successful. Our 100% Honest series is subjective. We look between the lines of what the public sees and make our own judgement for that. No one can be 100% honest except for the real people we are representing. Even then, they have the choice to tell the truth. When most of the time, they will work around the truth to help their own public relations. We’ve never stated what we’re saying is 100% truth; just a “what if” scenario of what we think may happen if a CEO of something said what we believe they would say.

  10. Also, nobody got mad when the Angry Video Game Nerd shut down the Happy Video Game Nerd

    People are only mad about this because they misunderstand what exactly was copyrighted. You two idiots are just sensationalizing instead of actually being 100% honest about what happened. Good for you

    Please make a video about how you’re not 100% honest with anyone

  11. Well, it’s been a long time since I have tried to get involved in a board discussion, but I think information might just help here. As to the people who feel that the Fine Brothers did nothing wrong.
    This could be more than just a question of specific information. This could be a question of ethics and values differing between different groups. It’s true that the process of bringing large corporate bodies into the business of providing You Tube videos is something that makes some people very nervous. Others see it as a natural movement, and feel that larger more organized bodies can provide. This will never be settled. However, as to the very raw fact of this case. The place to go is the US Patent and Trademark Office, which is public and very accessible.
    This is one of the Fine Brothers now withdrawn trademark attempts.
    http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4808:xq6xq8.4.6
    You can find this yourself by googling US Trademark or US Patent Office Search Tool. You will then be brought to a .gov site that will give you some tips about searching that database and the sweet of tools available. Now, if you have never searched trademarks before you might find some of this confusing. You will notice the principal word under mark. There are many places where you can read about trademark law and the power that a trademark actually gives someone to have content removed, and this is not black and white. We still have many trademark disputes in court today.
    For the purposes of quick comparison though let’s take a look at a trademark that we all understand.
    http://tmsearch.uspto.gov/bin/showfield?f=doc&state=4808:zxmrv6.2.124
    This is the original trademark for Coke, the soda. It is still active today, and we all understand its impact. You can read that in the goods and services section it mentions: “NON-ALCOHOLIC MALTLESS BEVERAGES AND THE SYRUPS FOR MAKING SUCH BEVERAGES” This is the line that give the corporation the power to pull soda off the shelf that calls itself Coke. By comparison if you look at the same line in the Fine Brothers Trademark it says:
    “Entertainment services, namely, providing an on-going series of programs and webisodes via the Internet in the field of observing and interviewing various groups of people.”
    With this simple analysis it is easy to see why people would be afraid that The Fine Brothers could and would have attempted to pull “React” content from which they did not profit off You Tube.
    This is where values come in. If you are a Fine Brothers viewer and do not believe that they could possibly be that arrogant and unethical, then there is little I can do to persuade you otherwise. I do not know them and had never heard of them before this incident. Just know that the internet at large, not just Reddit, finds you naive. They assume that a trademark filing always signals the intent to control and profit from the mark that is listed. You could be right, and they could be just trying to protect something very very specific, but most people are a combination of cynical and cautious in these matters. In any case it WOULD HAVE MADE IT POSSIBLE for them to control all react content on You Tube or to make a good attempt. You don’t have to believe they would have, and I can’t prove it. Just please realize that you don’t have to be insane to think that this would have led to profiteering and abuse.

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