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Nintendo's indie spokesman leaves company


Nintendo's digital distribution business development manager Dan Adelman, who was the indie outreach specialist for the company, has left the company. Adelman was banned from Twitter by Nintendo last year for showing sympathy for gamers frustrated by region locking, something that didn't fall within the company's strict messaging. Gamasutra detailed it quite well in April, properly pointing out, "It's Nintendo's policy not to privilege the individual. It's Nintendo's policy to keep messaging corporate, not personal."

"I had been strongly encouraged to stay off of Twitter-or at least say only things that were clearly safe-so after the region-locking comment they just said I needed to stop completely," Adelman told Kotaku. "When people started complaining that I wasn't active on Twitter anymore, it was suggested that a PR person could just post in my name. I thought that was about the worst idea I'd ever heard, so I left it as is and let the silence speak for itself."

Adelman will remain in the industry and assist indies in areas of business development and consulting.

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