Nintendo Doesn't Understand Let's Plays, Tries To Control Them Anyway

Peter Paltridge

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Nintendo Doesn't Understand Let's Plays, Tries To Control Them Anyway

The ambivalent reaction a lot of video game companies have had to the Let's Play phenomenon is baffling to me. From a business standpoint, nothing is better than free advertising, and a lot of Let's Plays are just that. Five Nights At Freddy's would not be the huge hit it is today if YouTube was not blanketed with videos of shrieking players trying to beat the thing.

Some companies, like Sega, have simply swatted Let's Plays off servers wherever they can find them. (See the news report...
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azrmacc

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That's really stupid. But then that's what these big companies are meant to do, get in as much profit for them as possible. It's still a very stupid move though. They're digging their own graves.
 
Some of the way Nintendo's handling this seems illegal. Then again, not a lawyer, and it's hard to fight a corporate entity like Nintendo.
 
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