Idk how this can even get defended tbh.
The comparison to let’s plays and this is so absolutely absurd?
THE POINT IS! HE USED SOMEONE ELSE’S ART! TO PROMOTE HIMSELF AND HIS CONTENT! WITHOUT PERMISSION! AND WITHOUT CREDIT!
THAT’S NOT OK HOW IS THIS HARD TO UNDERSTAND
Not to mention the relationship with developers and Youtubers is generally great, and devs will actively gift LP channels games so they will advertise their games. You’re comparing promoting video games for a developer, to a developer using art to promote themselves.