YouTuber Calls Foul Play on Nintendo’s Ad Revenue Crackdown
I had my first ever television appearance talking about the Nintendo Creator Program. It was shot at the ungodly hour of 6:00am, so I look a little tired. We gamers need our beauty sleep!
You can find the full article here in text and video form.
Here’s a small excerpt:
“Video game walkthroughs can make big money on YouTube, and now, gaming giant Nintendo wants a cut of that money from YouTube’s most popular gamers.
Nintendo recently altered its policies to demand YouTubers fork over 40 per cent of their advertising revenue from videos made using Nintendo products.
The move is part of an attempt to crack down on a growing trend in gaming, which involves viewers tuning in to see others play video games on YouTube and the streaming site Twitch. Millions of users watch gaming videos every day on YouTube, and those videos generate big dollars for the YouTubers who create them.
Mississauga, Ont.-based Nic Truong says he stands to lose a hefty chunk of the revenue he makes off his YouTube channel under Nintendo’s new policy. Truong started making YouTube videos under the alias “Tetra Ninja” in 2010, and he now makes his living on YouTube by showing others how to play.”
I was a bit nervous. Let me know how you think I did!