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Nintendo has always been one of the more “traditional” companies in gaming, sometimes to a fault. One of their biggest mishaps was the implementation of the “Nintendo Creators Program”. This essentially made it so you must be partnered with Nintendo in order to stream and upload videos based around Nintendo games. This would ensure their brands would be preserved specifically as they wanted them to be. If you weren’t apart of the Creator Program, your video would be at a very high risk of being taken down. This also ensured that Nintendo would get a cut of the revenue. Now, I understand the want to make sure fan made videos of Mario suckin’ on Peach’s big fat titties don’t hit the internet. But that’s an antiquated way of thinking about your products, especially in gaming when streaming and let’s play’s have entered the zeitgeist.

Fortunately for anyone who’s a fan of Nintendo, they have done away with the program.

We are ending the Nintendo Creators Program (NCP) to make it easier for content creators to make and monetize videos that contain Nintendo game content. We will no longer ask creators to submit their videos to the NCP, and creators can continue showing their passion for Nintendo by following Nintendo’s guidelines, located at https://www.nintendo.co.jp/networkservice_guideline/index.html.

The NCP will come to a close at the end of December 2018. Please note that we are no longer accepting videos and channels, and will not review any that have been submitted, but not yet registered. The NCP website will be taken down on March 20, 2019.

We appreciate and encourage the continued support of content creators, and thank them for their dedication to helping us create smiles.

Nintendo Co., Ltd.

They’re no longer accepting submissions for partnerships, and they’re even getting rid of the website entirely. This is a great move from Nintendo. I do wonder how much their program has affected their sales, and I wonder if that was the reason for dropping the program. Because as of yet, we don’t know why they got rid of it. We’re just happy they did. So onward my friends! You can now upload your Ash & Brock Yaoi videos in peace!