YouTube is getting harder for the content creators who upload first person shooter video games to make money. Earlier this year, the video hub aired a new set of ‘advertiser-friendly content guidelines,’ and recently the advertisements are said to be coming down for certain content creators.

First Person Shooter - Call of Duty
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Forbes reports that YouTube has highly made it tough to monetize specific types of videos (that include FPS games) on the site and they claim that certain topics are not ‘advertising friendly.’ The videos are visible on the YouTube site, but many advertisements have come down. It means the creators are not able to generate money from views.

“We aren’t telling you what to create — each and every creator on YouTube is unique and contributes to the vibrancy of YouTube. However, advertisers also have a choice about where to show their ads. As with everything related to YouTube, use your common sense, don’t abuse the site, and be respectful of others.,” the YouTube’s ‘advertiser-friendly content guidelines’ suggest.

According to YouTube’s policy, video contents that have violence, shedding of blood, war and injury as the center of attraction are not eligible for advertising. As a result, a plenty of the gaming videos like ‘Call of Duty’ and ‘CounterStrike’ have started losing revenue.

On the other hand, a new research performed at the University of Montreal has discovered a link between brain damage and first person shooter games. The study-research was conducted on 100 participants who were initially asked to play around 90 hours of the games like ‘Call of Duty,’ ‘Killzone’ and ‘Borderlands.’

Once they were done with the games, the researchers studied their brains and noticed a smaller level of grey matter as compared to those who didn’t play the video games, as reported by PC Gamer. According to the researchers, playing this type of games will active the brain’s ‘autopilot’ portion, and this will make the hippocampus diminish in size. This shortening of brain size can lead to depression, memory loss, and Alzheimer’s disease.


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