Nintendo is blocking many YouTube videos showing Nintendo Switch games emulated with the Steam Deck.
Nintendo has not taken well the emulatory potential of Steam Deck and is blocking all the videos in which the hybrid between a portable console and a Valve PC is shown struggling with the emulation of Nintendo Switch games , via CEMU.
For now there are no official announcements on the matter, but the affected videos show the following writing:
” Video Unavailable
This video includes content from Nintendo that has been blocked by the same owner for copyright reasons .”
As always, it is fair to remember that emulation is legal when the emulator owns an original copy of the game. It must be said that Steam Deck, albeit indirectly and in a very veiled way, competes with Nintendo Switch for its portable nature, so the house of Mario may have an interest in not letting his games run so well on the hardware. by Valve.
To those who were wondering why Nintendo can have these videos blocked, it should be remembered that the copyright of all material taken from a video game, including videos and images, belongs to the owner or holders of the copyright and not to the person who registered it. / captured, a detail that many often forget.