Nintendo stop SRK from Streaming Smash Bros at EVO

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  • johnick 10 Jul 2013 01:16:17 40 posts
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    This has been posted by a bunch of sites already

    http://www.eventhubs.com/news/2013/jul/09/super-smash-bros-melee-no-longer-being-streamed-evo-2013-nintendo-not-granting-permission-broadcast/

    http://shoryuken.com/2013/07/09/changes-to-evo-2013-smash-schedule/

    http://ie.ign.com/articles/2013/07/09/nintendo-blocks-smash-bros-melee-streaming-at-evo

    http://kotaku.com/nintendo-wont-let-top-fighting-game-tournament-stream-724293474?rev=1373410732

    Way to fail Nintendo. Your new console is almost dead in the water and instead of helping promote the next iteration of one of your flagship games, you stop a grass routes community who raised almost $250,000 for breast cancer ($95,000 from Smash alone) to get your game on to the roster ?.

    Edited by johnick at 01:18:37 10-07-2013
  • bobdebob 10 Jul 2013 03:17:42 600 posts
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    So what?
    They probably don't want Smash Bros to be associated the 'competitive' scene.

    Grass 'routes'? Stuff like EVO are not really grassroots. Mostly just 'hardcore' players.

    Edited by bobdebob at 03:22:55 10-07-2013
  • Telepathic.Geometry 10 Jul 2013 04:37:32 11,768 posts
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    Anyway you look at it, Ninty gain nothing from this and lose something. Hardcore love must be worth something to Ninty... Even the hassle of stopping it is a complete waste of time. :/

    This is a not terribly significant failure on Ninty's part, but a failure nonetheless.

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  • Aretak 10 Jul 2013 05:51:37 10,388 posts
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    bobdebob wrote:
    So what?
    They probably don't want Smash Bros to be associated the 'competitive' scene.
    Smash Brothers has been associated with the competitive fighting game scene since the days of the N64. Nintendo are a bit late to the party if that was their goal.

    Anyway, they've already done a Microsoft on the issue.

    http://uk.gamespot.com/news/nintendo-reinstates-super-smash-bros-broadcast-at-evo-2013-6411228

    I guess somebody at the top quickly realised this was going to be more negative publicity for no good reason.
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