Nintendo Company Limited has decided to update their Creators Program. For quite some time, Nintendo allowed video game streaming sites to live stream their games. This allowed Nintendo to receive more exposure for their games.
However, more recently Nintendo Company Limited started behaving like other fascist billion dollar corporations. They turned into a control freak. They then required that content creators on video platforms such as Twitch.tv, Youtube, etc. to split their ad revenue with Nintendo.
As if this fucking corporation does not make enough money off of their video games, consoles, accessories, etc. As greedy as they were, most gamers went along with this compromise. You see I am also a Youtube partner program content creator.
I receive fifty five percent of the ad revenue on my videos I create for Youtube. Youtube keeps the other forty five percent. This was a potential raw deal for gamers on Youtube, Twitch, etc. since they then had to share their fifty five percent of ad revenue with Nintendo.
In the past few days, Nintendo sent an email to all their creators program members stipulating they are now barred completely from streaming any Nintendo games on Youtube. At one time Nintendo barred any person from keeping ad revenues when streaming their video games. Their creators program was supposed to become a compromise, but perhaps was a way for Nintendo to shut down all video gamers from earning money, I don't know.
Any account now registered in Nintendo's creators program that uses video game streaming sites, will not receive the additional ten percent ad revenue that Nintendo Company Limited promised. You will not be able to live stream Nintendo video game content using your Nintendo creators program account.
However, in a strange twist Nintendo claims that you will be allowed to stream their copyright content, but you must not use a Youtube channel, that is registered to Nintendo's creators program. In essence you are losing ten percent of your ad revenue now. Perhaps this was all by design so that Nintendo as greedy and controlling as they are can recoup that ten percent ad revenue.
“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.”
Currently, Youtube channels that were registered in Nintendo's creators program received seventy percent of ad revenue. Individual videos that were registered in this creators program received sixty percent of ad revenue. In essence this basically bars you from livestreaming Nintendo video game content.
Adding insult to injury, you will lose some of your ad revenue. Also, Nintendo claims that you can still upload individual videos. That takes out the whole purpose of live streaming.
Nintendo Company Limited will NOT allow you to livestream at all, not even content that is NOT monetized. You may be able to upload pre-recorded video content with copyrighted Nintendo video games that you include commentary with. However, I would definately read their updated Creators Program terms.
I would hate to see you get a copyright strike on Youtube, which is one of the largest video game streaming sites.
About Author Aaron J. Berg
Aaron J. Berg is the owner of Anet Computers, host of the Reality PC podcast, and blogger at AnetComputers.com. For over thirteen years, he worked for fortune 500 companies and the United States Federal government supporting computers. Now he helps you solve your most common computer problems.