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Nintendo Banning YouTube Livestreams as Part of Nintendo Creators Program

May 30, 2013
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Apparently this email just went out to members of the Nintendo Creators Program.



Wooooooow. This is the WRONG direction to be going in, Nintendo.
 

KJRS_1993

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I can imagine that Nintendo don't want their games associated with, or for kids searching for their games to be greeted by, cock heads who casually shout racial slurs at their in-game opponents. This is unfortunate and unfair, but inevitable.

Interesting..just a few weeks before FE Warriors and Mario....
Not everything is a conspiracy out to mislead you and take your money ffs.
 

Fukuzatsu

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This will surely evoke no backlash whatsoever.

And to think someone would come out with this after Atlus just got through catching heat for streaming/LP restrictions.
 

Adam_Roman

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That makes it sound like even if they're making content about different stuff other than Nintendo games, they can't livestream it either. If that's the case then that hurts a lot of big Nintendo channels like CND and even GameXplain
 

Smasher89

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Imagine a year with Nintendo coverage or gameplay have no online presence at all (including E3), how would the sales be then (if nintendo direct is basicly 100% of the "coverage").
 

Mushroomer25

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It's strange that they only specify YouTube as a part of this. If they're inherently opposed to streaming, wouldn't they also mention Twitch? Or is their Creators program somehow specific to YouTube?

In other words, is this just Nintendo failing to understand the web (a likely reason) - or is YouTube's ad program failing to pay out for Nintendo (possibly a likelier reason)?
 

Zap Rowsdower

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Yup, just as people called it Pewdiepie's racist ass is starting to ruin it for everybody. Sucks for the non shitstain YouTubers but something had to come to a head because YouTube ain't gonna moderate their shit.
 

Kyzer

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Imagine a year with Nintendo coverage or gameplay have no online presence at all (including E3), how would the sales be then (if nintendo direct is basicly 100% of the "coverage").
youtube livestreams are 100% of coverage other than Nintendo Directs themselves? interesting..
 
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It's strange that they only specify YouTube as a part of this. If they're inherently opposed to streaming, wouldn't they also mention Twitch? Or is their Creators program somehow specific to YouTube?

In other words, is this just Nintendo failing to understand the web (a likely reason) - or is YouTube's ad program failing to pay out for Nintendo (possibly a likelier reason)?
The Creators Program is specific to YouTube.
 

HerroRygar

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Someone explain to me how this is a response to pdp?
Because they don't want him or someone like him dropping a video of themselves saying the n word while playing Splatoon or something. Not being a livestream makes limiting the splash damage more likely.
 
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Yup, just as people called it Pewdiepie's racist ass is starting to ruin it for everybody. Sucks for the non shitstain YouTubers but something had to come to a head because YouTube ain't gonna moderate their shit.
And the sad thing is that next time he screws up, people will still cape for him en masse.
 

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Because they don't want him or someone like him dropping a video of themselves saying the n word while playing Splatoon or something. Not being a livestream makes limiting the splash damage more likely.
Was he also streaming a Nintendo game when he did it? I think ive read that he said it a few times.
 

Neoxon

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Well this is bullshit. So the likes of GameXplain who are part of the Nintendo Creators Program have to stream on Twitch, now?
 
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I suppose it's worth quoting from Nintendo's guidelines in the website linked in the email, which go into a bit more detail from their perspective:

Live streaming on YouTube falls outside the scope of the Nintendo Creators Program. You cannot broadcast content on YouTube Live from the account you have registered to the Nintendo Creators Program. If you plan to broadcast content on YouTube Live, you have a couple of options. First, you can broadcast content on YouTube Live from a channel that is not registered to the Nintendo Creators Program. Or, you can cancel your channel's registration to the Nintendo Creators Program and instead, register your videos containing Nintendo’s IP to the program separately. Videos which had previously been registered through your channel would need to be reregistered individually.
 

primasaurus

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I can imagine that Nintendo don't want their games associated with, or for kids searching for their games to be greeted by, cock heads who casually shout racial slurs at their in-game opponents. This is unfortunate and unfair, but inevitable.
^ This

Nintendo rightfully doesn't want foul language to sully their products, streamers have abused that trust
 
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I suppose it's worth quoting from Nintendo's guidelines in the website linked in the email, which go into a bit more detail from their perspective:
It should be noted that both options are extremly shitty.

Option 1 means you're not reaching ANY of your userbase, and instead have to build it from scratch. Option 2 means every video has a delay of several days before approval, AND you make less on them since Nintendo's shares a smaller % of the profits
 

astrogamer

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That makes it sound like even if they're making content about different stuff other than Nintendo games, they can't livestream it either. If that's the case then that hurts a lot of big Nintendo channels like CND and even GameXplain
This is specific to the Nintendo's Creator Program. You have to specifically sign up for it either for the entire channel (a decent cut of the pay but, limits any games you play to the list they have) or video by video (Not very good cut, but you are free to do what you want on your channel). If you are video by video, this new rule doesn't apply.
There's also a separate youtuber's program for higher profile channels that started a few years prior. This one doesn't seem to have the same level of strictness and Nintendo tends to send these guys free games to play on their channel. Likely, the livestream restriction won't apply to them. I'm not sure if GameXplain is in this program or they are just counted as journalists