Nintendo Japan has released an overview trailer for Donkey Kong Country Returns 3D on the eShop which features various lush and beautiful environments traversed in the title ported from Wii. Enjoy the footage!
Last week’s “Let’s Play” Nintendo gaming footage debacle caused heated discussions and plenty of controversy over the gaming company’s respect toward its consumers’ creative work. Because of this, YouTube has issued a statement which details copyright issues toward gameplay footage used for such videos that help gamers achieve completion of a certain Nintendo game. You can read the rules below!
We know we have a lot of partners who love and want to post videos relating to games, so we wanted to share some tips to help you monetize gaming content.
As always, you should ensure that you have all the necessary rights to commercially use all content in a video before you submit it for monetization. Video game content may be monetized depending on the commercial use rights granted to you by licenses of video game publishers. Here are some tips!
● Get written permission. Some publishers may allow you to monetize videos containing their game content if you reach out and ask.
● Videos showing software user interface may only be monetized if you’ve signed a contract with the publisher or paid a licensing fee.
● If you do have the appropriate license, submit your documentation to YouTube in a timely manner. If you do not have the appropriate license from a video game publisher, your videos must contain minimal use of video game or software user interface and be as informative and educational as possible – commentary must follow the live action shown step by step.
● Use your video metadata wisely! Use relevant, accurate titles, tags and descriptions for your videos.
● Make sure your dialogue is family friendly, so fans of all ages can enjoy your video.
A final reminder: Simply buying or playing a video game does not grant you the copyright or permission to monetize. To earn revenue from videos from the game, you need commercial rights.
For additional information about monetizing video game content, as well as what YouTube requires in the documentation you submit, please refer to the Help Center.
North American gaming retail giant, GameStop, has announced that a special trade bonus will apply if you decide to give them your old Wii system for a brand new Wii U console. You will receive a generous $50 if you decide to go ahead with the trade and make the big upgrade to Nintendo’s powerful new console. Will you take advantage of GameStop’s handy offer?
Electronic Arts’ chief financial officer Blake Jorgensen has stated during an Internet and Media Conference that the company is still developing games for Wii U. The only difference is that more titles will be released for Playstation 4 and Xbox One only. Jorgensen also referred Wii U as just an “extension” of its predecessor, Wii, and is unclear as to who will win the console war. Thus EA concedes that Nintendo may still have a chance to win this generation’s console battle.
“You know, I think Nintendo’s business was more [an] extension of their last console. I think what the consumer will find is a lot more powerful gameplay with the new boxes that are coming out, and a lot of excitement, but it’ll remain to be seen as to the services associated with those as to how consumers decide which direction they might want to go.”
Nintendo of America has reconfirmed through Twitter that the gaming company’s commitment to show Smash Bros, a new 3D Mario title, and the upcoming new entry in the Mario Kart series via a Nintendo Direct scheduled before E3. Other Wii U titles are also planned to be shown and many demos will be playable on the E3 show floor. Which game fancies your interest?
Nintendo of America (@NintendoAmerica) May 17, 2013
NPD has revealed that Wii U has once again proved itself as having weak gaming console appeal during the month of April. The struggling Nintendo home console only managed to sell in between 30,000 to 40,000 units last month and even managed to allow its predecessor, Wii, to eclipse it in sales. Nintendo needs its hard hitting first party titles to hurry to retail shelves and the eShop very soon otherwise calamity could unfold rather quickly.
Nintendo of America and Nintendo UK have announced that a new segment of Nintendo Direct will be shown for each respective region on Friday, May 17th. This presentation of Nintendo’s popular video stream plans to showcase Wii U and 3DS games heading our way throughout Spring/Summer this year. As E3 looms ever so close, this should be Nintendo’s last Direct presentation before the gigantic gaming event commences so stay tuned and be sure to watch from 7AM PST/ 3PM GMT! Click here to redirect to where the presentation will be held!
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Here’s the first footage straight from the Japanese eShop showing a new addition to Nintendo’s 3D classics list. This time it’s the original Sega title, Sonic the Hedgehog, so feel free to share all that nostalgia!
YouTube users have been complaining that Nintendo has been cracking down on “Let’s Play” videos which showcase its games in action. Nintendo has since responded to those accusations by stating that some “Let’s Play” videos may now have advertisements before that particular video starts but all should be well with users and has assured YouTubers it has not had any part in blocking footage.
As part of our on-going push to ensure Nintendo content is shared across social media channels in an appropriate and safe way, we became a YouTube partner and as such in February 2013 we registered our copyright content in the YouTube database. For most fan videos this will not result in any changes, however, for those videos featuring Nintendo-owned content, such as images or audio of a certain length, adverts will now appear at the beginning, next to or at the end of the clips. We continually want our fans to enjoy sharing Nintendo content on YouTube, and that is why, unlike other entertainment companies, we have chosen not to block people using our intellectual property.
For more information please visit http://www.youtube.com/yt/copyright/faq.html