Valve has just released the Steam Deck, a new portable gaming PC. It is capable of running all kinds of games (new and old) and can even run emulators, allowing you to host a huge library of retro systems and games.
The Nintendo emulation was covered ahead of the device’s release, and now that the Steam Deck is in consumer hands, all sorts of emulation videos are popping up on YouTube.
However, it seems that some of the videos were dedicated to emulating Yuzu (Switch) and Dolphin (GameCube and Wii). became targets for takedowns. While it’s not entirely clear at this point who exactly is targeting these videos, Nintendo is the obvious speculation here – and many in the Steam Deck community also believe this.
In particular, one video that was removed was uploaded by a user YouTube channel (Carey Golomb on Twitter). The creator of this channel with over 55k subscribers has uploaded a tutorial video on how to run Yuzu (an open source Nintendo Switch emulator) on Steam Deck. His other Steam Deck Dolphin emulation video was also allegedly targeted.
The Switch video showcased a wide range of games running on the system, such as Super Mario Odyssey, Super Mario World 3D and even ARMS. The same creator also shared a screenshot Metroid Prime works on the device too.
If this has anything to do with Nintendo, it won’t be a surprise after the recent closure of the popular video game music channel with thousands of Nintendo tracks. This was later confirmed by the official YouTube account via social media following claims that it was did not have Nintendo does.
Nintendo hasn’t shown much love for keeping its retro games alive lately – it announced last week that it was closing the doors of the Wii U and 3DS online store. It also made headlines for putting a hacker in jail for three years.
If we hear any news about this latest story, we will be sure to let you know.