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INTEREST: Metroid II Remake Shut Down After DMCA Copyright Claim


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johnnysasaki



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:46 pm Reply with quote
what a [expletive] surprise,huh?
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varmintx



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 4:49 pm Reply with quote
I'd recommend grabbing this fan-made Pokemon game before it suffers a similar fate:
http://kotaku.com/after-nine-years-work-fans-release-their-own-pokemon-1785061831
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wolf10



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:09 pm Reply with quote
It sucks that I had given up waiting for this ages ago, only to find out it came out and was killed while I wasn't looking.

Satoru Iwata officially okayed fan projects a couple years back, so this feels like betrayal.
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Lord Oink



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:11 pm Reply with quote
They had to have known this was against the law.
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johnnysasaki



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:13 pm Reply with quote
wolf10 wrote:
It sucks that I had given up waiting for this ages ago, only to find out it came out and was killed while I wasn't looking.

Satoru Iwata officially okayed fan projects a couple years back, so this feels like betrayal.


it's pretty easy to disrespect a dead person's wish.He is dead,what is he gonna do about it?I expected no less from this current Nintendo with its ass backwards mindset...
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Blanchimont



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:20 pm Reply with quote
wolf10 wrote:
It sucks that I had given up waiting for this ages ago, only to find out it came out and was killed while I wasn't looking.

Seeing as it's on torrent and going places faster than coming down, I wouldn't exactly say it's killed and unavailable, just that the main branch has been cut...

They didn't have time to complete the linux-port (further updates notwithstanding). But if you're on Windows and want to, just play it. Smile
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penguintruth



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:21 pm Reply with quote
Japanese media companies can be super authoritarian. They won't even allow review videos half the time. It's disgusting that they can do this and yet continue to charge high prices for so many things. Corporate monsters.
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H. Guderian



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:23 pm Reply with quote
Its some mid-level suit with nothign else to do.
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Mr. Oshawott



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:32 pm Reply with quote
Well...That's Nintendo's [distasteful] way of celebrating the 30th Anniversary of Metroid...
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SolHerald



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:34 pm Reply with quote
"or to possibly use it for new projects."

Still waiting for a real Metroid game Nintendo.
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Stuart Smith



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:37 pm Reply with quote
wolf10 wrote:


Satoru Iwata officially okayed fan projects a couple years back, so this feels like betrayal.


If you are referring to that statement he made in 2014, that's incorrect. He was specifically referring to programs in Japan like video and art contests. The specific one he mentioned was Niconico/ Tokaigi Game Party which they are a sponsor of. Nothing he said applies to anything outside of Japan, and he said it only applies to videos, fan art, and music remixes. He never mentioned fan games. So an American fan game has nothing to do with what he was talking about.

penguintruth wrote:
Japanese media companies can be super authoritarian. They won't even allow review videos half the time. It's disgusting that they can do this and yet continue to charge high prices for so many things. Corporate monsters.


It's more than likely the American branch doing it. Nintendo of Japan has no problem with fan content, including porn, but Nintendo of America is another story. They've gone after fan art and other things as well. American companies are a lot more strict about copyright than Japanese companies are.

-Stuart Smith


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AiddonValentine



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:38 pm Reply with quote
Well those are the risks taken. Peole can dress it up all they like, but the game was never given Nintendo's official approval and thus they have every right to shut it down. Plus considering how they guys who made it aren't complaining, it's not really my right to get angry on their behalf.
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Lord Dcast



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 5:39 pm Reply with quote
Ugh. I downloaded it before it got taken down, knowing it would happen, but Wine won't run it for some reason.
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Katamori



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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:06 pm Reply with quote
AiddonValentine wrote:
Well those are the risks taken. Peole can dress it up all they like, but the game was never given Nintendo's official approval and thus they have every right to shut it down. Plus considering how they guys who made it aren't complaining, it's not really my right to get angry on their behalf.
People aren't angry or surprised as much as they are disappointed.Nintendo could easily have decided to back this instead and maybe made a profit off of it.Plus there's the previously mention fact that it's the series' 30th anniversary and Nintendo chose to do nothing.The fans would love a new metroid game.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 10, 2016 6:42 pm Reply with quote
From the files of "ADDDDDUUUUUHHHH."
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