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San Diego resident and unabashed Nintendo fanboy Andrew Eisen spent the better part of his weekend producing a new video for his YouTube channel.  Titled “Captain Toad Headbutts Toadette In the Crotch,” the no doubt incredibly classy work was set to go live for his viewers early Sunday evening.

Before the video was even made public, Nintendo copyright claimed it over the fact that it contained footage from its 2014 Wii U title, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker.

Nintendo’s claim does not prevent Eisen from publishing his video, but it does prevent him from monetizing it.  Instead, Nintendo will run ads and take all revenue the video generates.

Read the full article here at Game Politics.

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Want to know which Steam games are censored? A Steam group called The Cut Content Police is for you!

The Cut Content Police is a Steam Group with one goal: to warn people about games that have been “in some way censored due to cut, edited, changed, [or] modified content.”

As we covered last year, there are a number of Japanese pornographic games that have tweaked how much nudity they actually feature,all so that Valve would allow the games on the Steam distribution service. In response to that, players are using Steam’s own tools to tell other people about what they’re calling censored games on the platform.

Read Kotaku‘s full article here.

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Meanwhile, Yandere Simulator was added to Twitch’s List of Prohibited Games.

Yandere Simulator has joined the likes of HuniePop and any game with ‘Sakura’ in the title in being banned from Twitch, surprising… who, exactly? The decision has upset a few hundred thousand people, but is anyone actually confused by the addition of a high school murder simulator in which upskirt photos are used as currency to Twitch’s naughty list? You can see their reasoning whether or not you agree with it.

Read the full article here at PC Gamer and view the list of Twitch‘s Prohibited Games here.

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According to Nintendo in a statement released to Nintendo World Report, “In the version of the game that ships in the U.S. and Europe, there is no expression which might be considered as gay conversion or drugging that occurs between characters.”

Last week we learned that this “petting” feature wouldn’t be found in the localized version of the game.  So, what exactly did Nintendo change?

According to this video from Polygon, you just don’t get to poke the characters in the face anymore.  You still invite them to your private quarters, you still have a quick chat, you still get to admire a close-up and animated 3D model of the characters face and you still get the affinity points and the related advantages.

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Universal Studios Theme Park will always find itself playing catch-up with Disney’s parks, no matter which way you slice it. Disneyland in California has 9 years on Universal Hollywood, and Universal Orlando is about as old as we are, opening in 1990. Despite having arguably more badass rides and themes, like The Wizarding World of Harry Potter, Marvel Comics superheroes, Jurassic Park, and an entire recreation of Springfield from The Simpsons, they’ll never be able to compete with “It’s A Small World” and the fucking Teacups.

After all, what could be more iconic than that lovable, high-pitched mouse? An Italian Plumber with a red hat, badass mustache and a penchant for stomping out motherfucking turtles, that’s who.

Nintendo announced today that they’ll be taking their talents to Orlando (and Hollywood, Japan, Singapore and future properties), bringing their timeless games and beloved characters to Universal theme parks. Feel that pit in your stomach? That’s your 10-year-old self’s balls dropping in excitement.

Read the full article here at Post Grad Problems.

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Last Summer, Nintendo legend Shigeru Miyamoto revealed that the company is also looking to expand into the realm of movies, and we’ve even heard rumblings that they could team up with a major partner like Disney. Nintendo has been fairly quiet on the issue in recent months, but that could be changing. Speaking with the Mainichi Shinbun newspaper, Nintendo President Tatsumi Kimishima confirmed that Nintendo’s plans to expand into the mobile market and theme parks are progressing nicely, and he also revealed that Nintendo is making progress on expanding into movies and anime via character licensing.

Read the full article here at Gamenesia and here at Mainichi Newspapers.

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