Some interesting news is coming out from those who happened to get a hold of Mario Kart 8 early. Although it is by no means unexpected, as Nintendo has been content ID-ing most Nintendo videos in the past few months, it turns out that any user-uploaded Youtube videos for Mario Kart 8 will be content ID\’d as well.

DISCLAIMER: There is some strong language in the embedded tweets below!

WOW, apparently when you upload Mario Kart 8 videos with that new MKTV application, all the videos immediately get Content ID\’d. I can\’t.

— Wallid Kanaan (@BalrogTheMaster) May 1, 2014

So in other words, Nintendo is using all of us YouTubers as their own merchandising tool, without giving us a cent. **** you, then. — Wallid Kanaan (@BalrogTheMaster) May 1, 2014


#Nintendo will make TONS of MONEY with auto claiming on ALL #MarioKart8 vids on #YouTube ..(with only ONE game alone) — NiNTENDOMiNATiON (@TiLMEN) May 1, 2014

It seems like Nintendo has a back up plan in place just in case Mario Kart 8 does not sell to expectations, as many people are sure to upload their user-created content to Youtube.

Will you be uploading your videos to Youtube? Were you expecting a share of the profit? Make sure to let us know your thoughts on Nintendo\’s actions in the comments section below!

Written by Eli Pales

Elia Pales owns pretty much every single product Nintendo puts out, and due to his impulsive tendencies, he also tends to purchase every gaming product put out in general. When not gaming, he’s probably running cross country or writing. He makes sure to take regular gaming breaks, though.

You can follow Elia on Twitter: @Paleselan

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