Nintendo: Starting A Trend, Not In A Good Way

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smashbrosuNintendo has announced a plan to monetize Let’s Play videos on Youtube. Let me explain before you get too excited. Nintendo will not be paying people for Let’s Play videos, quite the opposite. Instead of advertising revenue being a two-way split with the person posting the content and Youtube, it will now be a three-way split to get Nintendo a share of the money.

Last year Nintendo cracked down on any video content from their games being posted. Since then the ad revenue has been a split between Youtube and Nintendo. The plus side of this new program is that it will allow people to create their own content and receive some reward for it, as opposed to none. The dark side of the program is that it may be the first wave of a disturbing trend. Many other companies have wanted to devise a way to garner…

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