As I said in the comments on another article about this the problem seems to be Japan.
By all accounts Nintendo America understands Youtube and Social Media and how they can be beneficial. It's Nintendo Japan that is being all draconian about this.
Let's look at another example that also involves Angry Joe.
Capcom USA sent him a press package to promote the most recent Street Fighter release. He made a video about it that included clips from the promotional video provided to him by Capcom. It was slapped with a takedown notice by Capcom Japan.
With these sort of incidents it always seems to trace back to the offices of the Japanese game publishers.
Perhaps it's a cultural thing I don't understand but there are many examples of Japanese companies being somewhat hostile to the internet.
I stopped going to the site about two years ago due to an ad related incident when trying to watch an episode of Zero Punctuation.
I clicked on the video and tabbed over to a forum to read a thread while the pre-roll ad played.
After a couple of minutes I realized that the episode never started playing. When I tabbed back instead of the video I wanted to watch there was a text entry box where I had to enter the name of the item that had been advertised (A Toyota RAV-4) before the ad would go away.
I closed the window and have not gone back to the website since.
I'm a reasonable person and i understand that they are a business and advertising is how they stay in operation. I normally don't mind having to deal with a pre-roll ad. But requiring me to take a quiz about your commercial before I can see your content crosses the line for intrusive and obnoxious.
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