That’s like saying you can’t review a review copy of a game before release date, which is bull. The Verge reviewed a unit that the Kickstarter backers and Josh Topalsky paid for, which was made very clear in the review. Since Kickstarter is a relatively new phenomenon, there is bound to be confusion over when a review should be published, because on one hand people have paid good money for the product while on the other it’s not technically finished. Yes, I do think they published it too early, but at the same time I think it’s a simple mistake.
Also, what about long movie reviews like Plinkett’s Star Wars reviews? Should LucasArt’s get money just because Plinkett talks in extraordinary detail about the movies and presents concrete evidences with the films? Nintendo’s logic is not making sense here.
We are now at another crossroads. On one side we have PC and PS4, which both openly embrace video sharing and even provide the tools to do so. On the other side we have Nintendo, who wants to take Let’s Player’s meager wages and dissuade them from making videos.
I have never heard about publishers ever removing Let’s Play videos before, so I’m not sure what Nintendo or the rest of you are talking about. This is, for me, in every angle a horrible, antagonist decision.