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In 2019, popular Youtuber Etika sadly ended his own life. A fan decided to produce and sell custom Etika themed Joycons, with the proceeds going to a mental health focused charity. Today he announced that Nintendo issued a cease and desist ordering him to stop selling them:

Nintendo is currently trending on Twitter with 111k tweets, many of them from people who are angry at Nintendo over this, as well as other recent business decisions, such as the closing of the fan made Smash Bros Melee tournament and the Splatoon event.

Edit: It seems that the guy making these Etikons is a bit shady, Nintendo isn't looking quite so bad now.

https://www.reddit.com/r/smashbros/comments/k9zgho/cptnalex_the_person_behind_the_etika_joycons_is/

Last edited by shikamaru317 - on 09 December 2020

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Big companies being trash and heartless is not surprising

Totally unnecessary move for Nintendo, hope they get backslash and step back



Those are some cool controllers!

I sort of hate Nintendo for shutting this down but I'm also always wary when it comes to any charities. I'm always scared a charity could be a scam.

Last edited by KLAMarine - on 07 December 2020



it is harsh but if it is not licensed and if they allow it then everybody will do it.



    R.I.P Mr Iwata :'(


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If NoA was in control this wouldn't happened, as Etika (and Melee Community) had excellent relationship to NoA during Wii U days

Imo nothing will top the Kimishima period when it comes to Nintendo being Content Creators friendly as well as giving more regional control to NoA (crediting the Switch success to him and Iwata)

Last edited by B6a6es - on 07 December 2020

So all the 111K tweet bought these custom joycons?

Last year the campaign on indiegogo failed to reach it's goal.

Honestly they should have just stuck with selling shells only and not the modified Nintendo controller. Surely Nintendo would not have blocked a shell?

Makes sense that they block a reworked controller because any issues people will go straight to Nintendo to ask them to fix.



 

 

Cobretti2 said:

So all the 111K tweet bought these custom joycons?

Last year the campaign on indiegogo failed to reach it's goal.

Honestly they should have just stuck with selling shells only and not the modified Nintendo controller. Surely Nintendo would not have blocked a shell?

Makes sense that they block a reworked controller because any issues people will go straight to Nintendo to ask them to fix.

No, just people mad that Nintendo is shutting down a product that was raising money for charity, I doubt the vast majority of them bought them or had any plans to buy them.

From what I'm reading, these were just a reshell of official Nintendo joycons, not modified in any way except for the shell.



shikamaru317 said:
Cobretti2 said:

So all the 111K tweet bought these custom joycons?

Last year the campaign on indiegogo failed to reach it's goal.

Honestly they should have just stuck with selling shells only and not the modified Nintendo controller. Surely Nintendo would not have blocked a shell?

Makes sense that they block a reworked controller because any issues people will go straight to Nintendo to ask them to fix.

No, just people mad that Nintendo is shutting down a product that was raising money for charity, I doubt the vast majority of them bought them or had any plans to buy them.

From what I'm reading, these were just a reshell of official Nintendo joycons, not modified in any way except for the shell.

Yer the campaign was originally trying to sell the shells and you had to install them. Then they added the preinstalled joycons (guessing cause oyu have to open the joycons up and pull out the circuit boards and buttons and move them into the new shell..

I think if they just stuck to selling the shells, Nintendo wouldn't have had a leg to stand on. 



 

 

Nintendo has always been against the community in this fashion, so it's not really new or surprising sadly.

Doesn't matter if it's Youtube, Fan games (AM2R), Charities, Competitions, Art, Mods... They will happily shut the lot down where other companies generally embrace these communities.



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