The Jimquisition: Nintendo Creator’s Program Bollocks

Nintendo’s new plans for revenue sharing with YouTubers doesn’t directly impact me much, but I hate its implications and Nintendo’s general attitude toward the new face of games media.

While it’s only in “beta,” I don’t think there’s a way this can be altered that won’t have horrible conflicts of interest at best, and see Nintendo exerting undue control over coverage at worst. Sod it.

TNT
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TNT

As usual you present a well thought out video and I find myself agreeing with large parts of it. It seems to me that a lot of people are focussing on LPers, as I am. I find myself thinking that this arrangement shouldn’t be applicable to review channels or Jimquisitionesque shows. These only show a small part of the game and aren’t like Rifftrax on movies. While they do try to influence an opinion, they do so without showing off an entire game. This all does leave me with at least one question that wasn’t addressed, what about the smaller… Read more »

Ben
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Ben

Jim doesn’t monetize the Jimquisition through YouTube… But I have to confess, Jimquisition is the reason I offer my meager support for his Patreon account. That and the reviews. I don’t have the time and attention to listen to hour-plus podcasts, and while I occasionally skip around the Let’s Plays (especially the Steam trainwrecks, because who doesn’t enjoy rubbernecking at a disaster) I’m pretty much here for, well, this. As far as Nintendo goes, you’d certainly think they could use the good word of mouth. But then, their games also tend to be more consistent in quality than a lot… Read more »

Craig the Intern
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Craig the Intern

The EA bit at the beginning had me quietly freaking out because I thought after Nintendo, EA would jump on the bandwagon. And then Ubisoft, and whoever game next.

Mick P.
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I am kind of with Phil Fish on this one. Ads on Youtube are horrible. With ad-blockers the site can be made usable, but the “monetized” videos are unwatchable unless you are on a desktop and can strategically position a calculator app or something over the bottom-left corner… I only run into this kind of problem when David Bowie releases new music videos or something like that. I can’t imagine how kids today watch music videos if they constantly have doo-dads popping up in the corner. Last time I check music videos are art! That’s disgraceful. As long as people… Read more »

carg0
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carg0

hey, Jim… this whole deal w/Nintendo… *takes off glasses*… it’s not your fault = (

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GtkST5-ZFHw

Merore
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Merore

Jim, I was about to fight you….until I realized you were calling Darkest Dungeon “the shit” instead of just “shit”. Carry on, carry on.

Anonymous
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Anonymous

Honestly Jim I gotta say that videos like these are your worst, when you let your anger and feelings get in the way of actually analyzing and properly criticizing the situation with your “Nintendo is EA” and condescending language. If you’d just calm the hell down and be a bit less sensational you could make an informative video that explains why this is a bad move by Nintendo, what should be done, maybe add in proper context for your arguments (the way you talk, you’d think Nintendo did let youtubers have 100% revenue before and now cut it down to… Read more »

Rafael
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Well I won’t be subbing my channel to Nintendo, that’s for damn sure.

Mario's Ghost
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Mario's Ghost

Fucking deplorable. I’m voting with my wallet by taking the Amiibos off my shopping list and buying Wii U games second-hand from now on.

ZippyDSMlee
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What I posted on game politics, Why not I dunno try and make a middle platform for reviews/fan projects, ect based around some sort of general license setup and set a variable rate of revenue sharing of 5-60%. That why you can gain revenue from DVD, ect sales of review/criticisms and such. Further this program by creating an archive of sound, video, play video,( potentially models and other assets) , ect for members to use under said license? (60% being fan projects/games tho I think 30% would provide all you can reap from it without people scoffing at IP laws.)… Read more »

Powermad80
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Powermad80

The EA joke was pretty stupid honestly, pretty offensive comparison although I suppose it served the point.

Yes, we all know Nintendo doesn’t know shit about how to market or operate online, but this is at least a step in the right direction, although a step made by a drunk dog onto a recently frozen lake, but at least it’s gone from people making 0% revenue off Nintendo videos to 70%. After getting bad feedback they might decide to actually give 100%.

Nobody's Fanboy
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Nobody's Fanboy

For all the love I have for Nintendo for not falling into several of the traps that have changed gaming for the worse…preorder culture, DLC culture, the “shit it out and patch it later” mentality, et al…I’m not even going to pretend this is defensible. When it comes to the internet, Nintendo reminds me of an 80-year-old who bought into the “Y2K means any machine with a computer in it is going to become a murderbot” crap…scared, confused, lost, and don’t see the point of it. This is…beyond ridiculous. Reminds me of my last landlord, really, with the level of… Read more »

TheMagicLemur
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That EA bit legitimately got me. Well-played, sir.

This is really gross. I love what Nintendo is doing as far as making games for their games consoles to play games on, but they seem almost determined to shit where they eat with their implementation of artificial scarcity and draconian media policies.

Marty
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Marty

I love your outrage, Jim. Don’t ever change, if only for the good of all of us (except the ones who are dead).

Sir Chungus
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Sir Chungus

Who cares. Nintendo can do what they want and it’s only hurting themselves.

RaylaxKai
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RaylaxKai

Well, I guess there’s nothing left to do but continue watching the same Youtubers I currently watch who didn’t or will no longer be covering Nintendo games, and the same Youtubers I currently watch who won’t give a fuck and continue to cover Nintendo games outside the program.

It’s kinda sad. Just last year, Nintendo seemed to be courting popular public opinion so well. This year, it seems like the only time we ever hear from them, it’s the loud bang of them shooting off their other foot.

Neurasthenya
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Neurasthenya

I was laughing hard during the “EA” bit. That was genius Mr. Sterling! 😀 Also, the last bit of this video was marvellous (well, the whole video was). Honest question: The Japan games marketing, how is it today? I ask that because I can’t identify the Publishers and Devs that I used to praise anymore, sometimes they do good things, but compared to the “bad things” it comes to me as “too simple” or “not worth” because of the cost. And I’ve read sometime ago about the mobile market and arcades and how they still a huge thing, and that… Read more »

ShuiGor
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ShuiGor

I’m reminded of what Reggie Fils-Aime said during the E3 2011 Nintendo Conference regarding the Wii U:

“It’s a system we will all enjoy together, but also one that’s tailor-made for you.”

I’m inclined to believe this is what Nintendo wanted to say since:

“It’s a system we will all enjoy together, but also one that’s tailor-made for you….according to us, because you don’t know jack what you really want.”

Slicey
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Slicey

Nintendo just wants to control their IPs. Most other major media types do the exact same. YouTube May help gain exposure for some games but at what cost? (Gameplay/story spoilers revealed, improper conduct unbecoming of the company) I do like to watch Easter eggs, parodies and reviews of games but there’s been a flood of shitty uncreative user created content plaguing the net. At least most large game journalists have some sort of integrity and a standard their held to, while most YouTubers rely on click bait to up their traffic. Nintendo more than any other company gets feedback from… Read more »

CaitSeith
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CaitSeith

Didn’t they try to pull out something like this a year or two ago?

Erik crossley
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Erik crossley

Bad Nintendo! *Thwak* No biscuit!

BAH!
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BAH!

I admit I was confused at first. That sure was a trick you pulled, Jimmy-Jimmy! 1. This is utterly inexcusable. I really had high hopes for Nintendo after I saw Mario Kart 8’s YouTube integration. I thought “Hey, maybe they’re finally ‘getting it’! Maybe Nintendo is beginning to understand the massive marketing potential of the consumers themselves.” Nope. Not even a little. Best case scenario is that this program sees so little acceptance that Nintendo is forced to reconsider what they’re doing. That may not lead to something better, but at least they’ll learn SOME kind of lesson. 2. I… Read more »

Craig
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Craig "The Raccoon "

Some where deep inside, people love something from Nintendo. Be it Mario and his universe ,or Zelda and his adventures. Too many great series to mention. I never knew they all lived on a imprisoned planet and they had Ambio Overlords. I received a letter from Yoshi written on what looks to be 8 bit toilet paper ” Please play my game and stream it, I need some money on the books up in here. This prison life is so hard. If you don’t , know the Amibo’s in cell block C will make me their bitch? That villager guy… Read more »

Adam Ross
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Adam Ross

Got 3/4 of the way through this video and stopped watching.

5/10.

Ethan Godfrey
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Ethan Godfrey

I’m a life long Nintendo fan. I have had a great deal of formative experiences playing Nintendo games.
I even defended Metroid Other M. This though… This is rediculous. This is something I almost didn’t believe when he said EA was doing it!

I can get my Pokemon games second hand. I don’t need anything else Nintendo is making.
I’m done with this company.