# FINDING TEARS OF THE KINGDOM STREAM ON TWITCH
It may be difficult to differentiate between the streams of the upcoming game Tears of the Kingdom and Breath of the Wild, as they have similar art styles, UI and in-game locations. While browsing Twitch, I came across a Tears of the Kingdom stream hidden among the 300 Breath of the Wild streams. A quick way to differentiate between the two is to look for a big red hand in the top-left corner of the game screen. I will not share any spoilers or links, but it is best to avoid such streams altogether.
# VIEWERS PLEADING TO SWITCH STREAMS
Upon finding the Tears of the Kingdom stream on Twitch, I discovered the chat was inundated with messages from viewers urging the streamer to switch to another game before the channel was taken offline. Additionally, the Discord server hosting another Tears of the Kingdom stream has already been taken down. The stream I found was also shut down a few minutes after discovery. This clearly indicates that Twitch and Discord are taking action against early streams.
# NINTENDO’S AGGRESSIVE COPYRIGHT DEFENSE
While the excitement for the upcoming sequel of Breath of the Wild is understandable, broadcasting games that have not yet been released is not a wise move. At best, it is a misguided desire to be first, and at worst, it is a flagrant disregard for Nintendo’s aggressive defense of its intellectual property. In the past, Nintendo has taken down content, issued cease and desist letters, and pursued legal action against individuals and organizations for copyright violations.
# PLAYING IT SAFE
Tears of the Kingdom is set to release on May 12th, and it is best to wait until then to play. Playing it safe and not getting onto the wrong side of Nintendo’s legal team is always a good idea. It is not worth risking your channel or account getting banned or taken down for playing a game before its release date.