I have been getting a lot of messages about Nintendo claiming videos and what my thoughts are on this. First things first, you are going to hear me being brutally honest. If you can’t accept that, then please walk away from this blog now. Your place is not here, okay?
My main focus is not making money or the being first to upload something on this speedy internet highway. When given the chance I usually wait a couple of days to upload something, so that I can give you something that isn’t half-hearted. Either way, I will always play the game first to get some sort of comprehension. There used to be a will during the WiiWare’s highlight days for some sort of edge, but it simply didn’t become fun for me. In fact, I started to hate making videos and couldn’t help myself to just focus on writing for a while. The focus became complete for me when I started mixing the two and the results made me far happier than ever before.
Video is just one part of me expressing what I think of a game or to show a piece of software that I am currently playing. Answering questions on Twitter about said title is far more important to me than anything else. You getting informed about a title is what matters and should count in the first place. In recent months, you may have noticed that I ramped up in the preview and review department. This is not without reason, because I truly believe that a video can only tell you so much. Some know clever ways around this, like the lovely folk of GameXplain. They combine their willingness to discuss stuff within their content. If that is something for me, I can’t really tell you. The future decides if you want to do this more or not, but Andre and the team deserve massive props. I am somewhat cranky that they are getting copyright claims, because they work their butt off for you. No joke.
The point is that many people think is that they ”made it”, simply by uploading gameplay videos for the sake of it. If you really cared about what you were doing, you would continue regardless if a company decides to make a copyright claim or not. Retracting your duties as an information bringer, just for the sake of money, is quite frankly a big bunch of bull. The reason why I restarted after a blocked YouTube channel and after several website closures is that it forced me to do better. It forced me to show the best side of myself and learn from the previous mistakes that I made. I still heavily regret that I let some websites or other projects in the past die, simply because I was not careful enough.
I do feel that YouTube and said gaming companies are going on a witch hunt, but that is no reason for me to stop. I am far from done and haven’t even reached my total capacity yet. The support that websites have given me really means much and it makes me feel I achieved something small. Maybe you don’t see it that way, but the future is bright as there are more ways of expressing yourself than ever before. Make use of it all, be immensely clever and use your creatively to get your little spot on the net. Don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t have fun with what you love, because it bring you to spanking shiny new places.
Regardless of what any company does, I will continue to push myself and bring myself to deliver more. Even with almost no sleep, if I made people happy at the end of it, this is all just a small debt to pay. Maybe there will be a day that I won’t to continue this at all, considering this is all hobby first. What I however know for certain, is that I will continue having a blast while doing it. This is why I am here and I am not going away. Thank you for reading and have a nice remainder of the Year of Luigi.