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Is Sega Restricting Puyo Puyo Tetris Streams? Not So Fast

by Javy Gwaltney on Apr 06, 2017 at 02:15 PM

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A recent translation of a Sega's streaming guidelines for the upcoming Puyo Puyo Tetris have been making the rounds. According to the translation, the guidelines are rather strict, on par with Atlus' recent and controversial streaming guidelines.

Here's what SegaBits says the guidelines are:

  •  Videos of any gameplay can’t be posted for profit unless the website you upload it to already has a mechanism for copyright take downs.
  • Nothing from Adventure mode, or replays from Adventure mode can be uploaded.
  • Any other modes can be uploaded as long as you follow the first rule.
  • You cannot modify the SEGA watermark that gets slapped on videos recorded using the XB1/PS4 share feature, you need to accompany every video you post with the copyright notice.

As SegaBits says, this for the Japanese edition of the game. We decided to reach out to Sega to inquire about the American and European releases. This is the statement Sega of America sent us back:

We highly encourage our American and European fans to stream Puyo Puyo Tetris when it comes out (there are no PS4 share button restrictions). We want them to share their experiences with the world, but we do ask them to please be conscious of revealing Adventure Mode story cutscenes.


So there you have it. According to Sega, you're free to share what you like but the company discourages sharing Adventure Mode cutscenes.


Our Take
It's good to see that Sega is a bit more lax  when it comes to sharing the Western release of Puyo Puyo. Still a bummer for gamers playing in Japan though.