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Gaming: Nintendo putting kibosh on creator program; Just Cause 4 drops live-action trailer; more

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Nov 29, 2018, 11:29 AM EST

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Firstly, Nintendo is ending its Creators Program at the tail end of December, the gaming giant announced via a press release today.

The program, which began in 2015, allowed YouTube content creators to make a certain percentage of advertising revenue from their videos that contained Nintendo intellectual property. Channels got 70 percent of the cut, while singular videos got 60 percent. Citizens in the U.S., Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Panama, and Peru all qualified for the now-doomed program. So long as you were 18 or older and had YouTube and PayPal accounts, you were able to sign up.

"We will no longer ask creators to submit their videos to the NCP," reads the release. "Please note that we are no longer accepting videos and channels, and will not review any that have been submitted, but not yet registered ... We appreciate and encourage the continued support of content creators, and thank them for their dedication to helping us create smiles."

The official NCP website will be shut down on March 20, 2019. Any outstanding revenue will be paid to eligible content creators in Feburary. Nintendo did not provide a specific reason for deciding to end the program.

Secondly, a funny, live-action trailer has been released for Avalanche Studios and Square Enix's Just Cause 4.

Set in a hospital ward in the Republic of Solis, Black Hand leader Gabriela Morales, asking her subordinates how her base was destroyed. What ensues is a hilarious self-aware recognition of just how ridiculous action games are. One peon points out that the placement of fuel tanks is a problem, when another underling butts in with the information that a tornado spontaneously popped up at the base.

Watch the trailer now:

The final reveal is that the hospital ward is filled with injured Black Hand men with crazy, over-the-top stories of how Army of Chaos leader Rico Rodriguez was able to do so much damage to the base and their bodies. Morales leaves, telling them that when she finds out what really happened, they'll wish Rodriguez had killed them.

Just Cause 4 becomes available Dec. 4 and can be pre-ordered here.

Lastly, EA's Star Wars Battlefront II is now free to play for subscribers of Xbox One's All Access.

According to (a website dedicated to reporting Microsoft-related news), the title has not yet been added to the verified All Access list of games on the Microsoft and EA websites. That being said, a response from the official Xbox Twitter account seems to confirm the addition.

"So it looks like Star Wars Battlefront 2 got added to EA Access (Xbox). Who's gonna squad up with me?? :D" wrote user @Kawynbleidd.

"Good luck putting that squad together!" wrote the Xbox account.

Those on Reddit have also been spreading the news. In particular, rottenfungus confirmed that he was able to get Battlefront II in the United Kingdom.

Yesterday, the game got a big update, with the introduction of young Obi-Wan Kenobi (modeled after Ewan McGregor) and the stage of Geonosis, the desert-like planet featured heavily in the final act of Star Wars Episde II: Attack of the Clones.