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Topic: Rumour: Nintendo Looking to Terminate Lets Plays?

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Happy_Mask

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21. Posted:

I'd think the potential recognition and profits gained for Ninty from LP's would outweigh any losses, but I really don't know the statistics, so whatever. No great loss on my part.

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WingedSnagret

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22. Posted:

Man, and I was thinking of starting an LP channel sometime in the future. Oh well, if this is true, then at least it happened BEFORE I spent all the cash needed to buy the proper equipment...

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Midnight3DS

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23. Posted:

Jaz007 wrote:

I'm curious as to how Nintendo could enforce this, are there any legal grounds for them to force people to obey this?

I'm not sure, and don't take this as fact. The loose understanding I have of the legality of youtubing a playthrough, LP, etc.. is that with someone actually controling the gameplay, moving a character around, etc... it's fair game. I have heard this from a couple sources, and it may very well be baloney. Maybe that's why it has been allowed to go on, or maybe companies see it as free publicity? I don't know. I know of cases where publishers/developers don't approve of pre street date LPs, but give their blessing at/post street date game launch.

But then there's the music in games cases, where videos can be pulled or silenced via a copyright holder's request. In general, I think therre are a lot of unknowns in this area.

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kkslider5552000

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24. Posted:

CanisWolfred wrote:

Um...people don't make money from Let's Plays...

Um, I watch people who've made it very, very clear they make a legit living out of them...so yeah...they kinda do.

Now my opinion on this depends on how this affects them. If this is just randomly having their own ads and that's it, fine whatever, and they can probably legally do that. But, if otherwise...I might have to break my own rule about not having an opinion on Nintendo's current decisions until E3...

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Lan

Lan

25. Posted:

Let's Plays are like a disease. I can't search a game on Youtube without getting a hundred Let's Play videos before I get any real content that actually took some thought to make.

Lots of censorship here...
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kkslider5552000

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26. Posted:

Lan wrote:

Let's Plays are like a disease. I can't search a game on Youtube without getting a hundred Let's Play videos before I get any real content that actually took some thought to make.

So that means it's exactly the same as the rest of youtube?

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CanisWolfred

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27. Posted:

Nintendo Says they're not blocking Youtubers, but adding their own ads to them. So yeah, nothing's lost.

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Lan

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28. Posted:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

Lan wrote:

Let's Plays are like a disease. I can't search a game on Youtube without getting a hundred Let's Play videos before I get any real content that actually took some thought to make.

So that means it's exactly the same as the rest of youtube?

If the only content you've seen on Youtube is stuff like that, I'm sorry.

Lots of censorship here...
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kkslider5552000

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29. Posted:

Lan wrote:

kkslider5552000 wrote:

Lan wrote:

Let's Plays are like a disease. I can't search a game on Youtube without getting a hundred Let's Play videos before I get any real content that actually took some thought to make.

So that means it's exactly the same as the rest of youtube?

If the only content you've seen on Youtube is stuff like that, I'm sorry.

Yes, because youtube is known for such high-brow content. Now excuse me while I watch cat videos and 5,000,000 Weird Al or Egoraptor knock-offs.

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Bulbousaur

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30. Posted:

To anyone who thinks what Nintendo is doing with this is good
All this is doing is hurting Nintendo. The negatives of their actions far outweigh the positives.

If you don't like Let's Plays, or actively dislike them, fine, I don't care. But there is a large amount of people who do.

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Yanchamaru

Yanchamaru

31. Posted:

Use AdBlock if you want to get rid of all Youtube video ads.

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LztheQuackAdmin

LztheQuack

32. Posted:

Bulby wrote:

To anyone who thinks what Nintendo is doing with this is good
All this is doing is hurting Nintendo. The negatives of their actions far outweigh the positives.

If you don't like Let's Plays, or actively dislike them, fine, I don't care. But there is a large amount of people who do.

As I said in the post, not really. Their games already sell and don't even need these videos.

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CanisWolfred

CanisWolfred

33. Posted:

Oh, now people can't make money off of playing games so others can watch them and feel like they actually have friends. Boo-hoo.

Yanchamaru wrote:

Use AdBlock if you want to get rid of all Youtube video ads.

I've been doing that for so long, I forgot Youtube even has ads.

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ogo79

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34. Posted:

here, everyone relax...

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