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Nintendo won't be supporting a Twitch app because 'gameplay by itself is not fun' - Destructoid




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Nintendo won't be supporting a Twitch app because 'gameplay by itself is not fun'


5:00 PM on 06.12.2014
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Do you like Twitch? Do you like Nintendo? Well don't expect the two to meet intimately anytime soon, according to Nintendo of America president Reggie Fils-Aime.

Speaking to Polygon, Reggie stated, "we don't think streaming 30 minutes of gameplay by itself is a lot of fun. We're looking to do a lot of great things with Twitch...the Nintendo Treehouse Live at E3 that we're executing through Twitch is doing fantastic numbers. [But] from a consumer standpoint, what's fun about it?"

He goes further in-depth, comparing Twitch to the recent launch of Mario Kart TV, saying, "Kart is fun because it's a highlight of the race. You can make some choices as to what parts are going to be shared. We think that's interesting, and obviously the meme of the Luigi death stare is wonderful when that comes out of that type of experience. But in the end we've got to make sure that it's fun."

Well, there you have it. For the time being, Nintendo seems to be set to deliver individual experiences like Mario Kart TV rather than a "Share button" or "Xbox Record That" feature like the PS4 and Xbox One have respectively. Nintendo doesn't hate Twitch, they just want to move away from just doing bare-bones gameplay streams.

Nintendo: Wii U won't get Twitch gameplay streaming because it's not fun to watch [Polygon]






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