PewDiePie News: Nintendo Creator Program Takes Off Despite Star’s Warnings
Internet famous vlogger PewDiePie spoke out against the new Nintendo Creators program along with other more well known vloggers. Even so, the program has had more applicants in its first 72 hours than Nintendo even expected.
You would think the word of such a well known internet personality, arguably one of the best in the business, would have more sway over the legions of those trying to make it but, apparently not.
The company has been flooded with requests, reports Gamespot.
"Due to your enthusiasm for the program, we're receiving a higher volume of applications to register channels & videos than expected. It is taking longer than we anticipated to confirm the applications. We appreciate your patience as we work through them as quickly as possible," Nintendo said.
Although the program probably didn't look too appetizing for vloggers who were already making a living wage (or in Pewds' case, more than a livable wage) it is an opportunity for those who are not doing nearly as well in the business.
There is also the idea that Nintendo is in a way buying positive reviews. It can be argued that they are however, this isn't the first and only time that creators have worked in conjunction with companies to push their content.
PewDiePie does it himself. With the recent Dying Light controversy it's clear that the world of video game vlogging is not so cut and dry. When is it ok to accept money for a play through? When is it not?
Does it become ok to partner with a company when they're smaller and indie and then verboten when they're large and successful? Where's the line?