Right around lunchtime yesterday, Donald Trump tweeted out one of the funniest videos I’ve seen this campaign season. It was based on Mass Effect 2, and was complete with a voice-over from The Illusive Man (Martin Sheen). Before long, I started seeing tweets from anti-Trump pundits talking about DMCA’s. Sure enough, one hit within maybe two hours at the most. It seemed even quicker than that, but I wasn’t timing it.
This being the internet and all, the video is still out there. In fact, you can watch it below courtesy of an embed from Twitter. I’ll point out to any DMCA hawks who might read this that I’m not hosting the content myself, and if you have an complaints, you can email me at [email protected].
— The Donald (@CthulhusGames) April 4, 2016
Many people are saying that this parody was covered under fair use, but I don’t know enough about it to make a judgement one way or the other. I will say that my limited understanding of it does lead me to believe that it might be covered, but some of you probably know better. Either way, it’s a shame that EA decided to have this taken down. For one, it was a pretty good reminder of how awesome Mass Effect 2 was. It actually makes me want to go play it right now (even though the ending of ME 3 still has me pissed). Also, it’s just plain funny. The video itself even pokes fun at Trump, who by tweeting it out proved once again that he has a sense of humor about himself. I can’t see many of these other stiff pols having the guts to do the same.
If you haven’t seen it already, watch it and give your thoughts down below in the #BasedCommentSection. If you have seen it, watch it again and do the same.