Nintendo Creators Program Excludes Smash Bros. and Bayo 2

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

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It seems lately that Nintendo can’t take one positive step forward without taking three negative steps backwards. Case in point, the YouTube Creators program. While it was certainly positive that they finally were taking steps to allow streaming of Nintendo games, even going so far as to allowing streamers a cut of the profit, they have made things much worse today. They have posted a list of supported games of titles acceptable to use in the Creators Program, and both Smash Bros for the Wii U and Bayonetta 2 aren’t currently on it.

Now, that isn’t to necessarily say they will never be added to the list, but it seems a glaring omission. After all, one of the games people would be most likely to stream is Smash Bros., given the hectic fun of the latest game in the series. It just seems odd and downright backward to further limit the rights of YouTube Content Creators in such a way. While the list is a hefty one, it seems very out of place to allow folks to stream less popular games like Steel Diver, Wii Fit U and Pilotwings Resort, but not the more popular, well received hits like Smash Bros. or Bayo 2. Stay tuned to oprainfall as we continue to cover the changes to this program, hopefully with happier things to say in future articles. For those interested in perusing the list themselves, click HERE.

About Josh Speer

Josh is a passionate gamer, finding time to clock in around 30-40 hours of gaming a week. He discovered Operation Rainfall while avidly following the localization of the Big 3 Wii RPGs. He enjoys SHMUPS, Platformers, RPGs, Roguelikes and the occasional Fighter. He’s also an unashamedly giant Mega Man fan, having played the series since he was eight. As Head Editor and Review Manager, he spends far too much time editing reviews and random articles. In his limited spare time he devours indies whole and anticipates the release of quirky, unpredictable and innovative games.