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Offline CJones

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Re: General Game News
« Reply #2010 on: September 03, 2017, 09:41:56 AM »
Have you guys heard of AM2R? (Another Metroid 2 Remake). One guy in Argentina spent ten years making this game. He finally finished it August of last year, and made it live to be downloaded, only to have Nintendo's lawyers contact him the very next day with a cease and desist order.

But this is the Internet. Once something gets out, it's out for all time. I've played it, and it is vastly superior to the original, and I'm not just talking about graphics. Many people suspect that the reason Nintendo was so intent on taking this down ASAP was because they already had they're own Metroid 2 remake in the works.   


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #2011 on: September 03, 2017, 05:24:31 PM »
Many people suspect that the reason Nintendo was so intent on taking this down ASAP was because they already had they're own Metroid 2 remake in the works.   

Nintendo are (rightly) very protective of their IP. I'm sure they'd have taken it down either way.
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Re: General Game News
« Reply #2012 on: September 04, 2017, 05:51:41 AM »
Worse comes to worse, The makers of the fan remake of Metroid 2 could change the storyline and assets to something original and then they could release it as something commercial. Games that were originally fan games or sequels or mods thereto were crowdfunded and made popular, e.g. Undertale (of Earthbound/Mother 2) and Freedom Planet (or Sonic the Hedgehog). I'm sure they could make an original game and it would turn out to be a decent Metroidvania…


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #2013 on: September 04, 2017, 07:55:59 AM »
Many people suspect that the reason Nintendo was so intent on taking this down ASAP was because they already had they're own Metroid 2 remake in the works.   

Nintendo are (rightly) very protective of their IP. I'm sure they'd have taken it down either way.

Yes, but within 24 hours?


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Re: General Game News
« Reply #2014 on: September 04, 2017, 04:46:39 PM »
Many people suspect that the reason Nintendo was so intent on taking this down ASAP was because they already had they're own Metroid 2 remake in the works.   

Nintendo are (rightly) very protective of their IP. I'm sure they'd have taken it down either way.

Yes, but within 24 hours?

I'm not sure I understand - Why wouldn't they do it as soon as they heard about it?
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Re: General Game News
« Reply #2015 on: September 04, 2017, 07:15:09 PM »
Many people suspect that the reason Nintendo was so intent on taking this down ASAP was because they already had they're own Metroid 2 remake in the works.   

Nintendo are (rightly) very protective of their IP. I'm sure they'd have taken it down either way.

Yes, but within 24 hours?

I'm not sure I understand - Why wouldn't they do it as soon as they heard about it?

It's a fair point.  The game has been in development for 10 years.  Pretty safe to assume that someone working at Nintendo might have stumbled across it within that time and made a point to keep tabs on its release.  But they waited until its release to shut it down, where other fan projects have been shut down much earlier.  In my opinion Nintendo did just enough to legally protect their copyright, but still let the game be dispersed online.  Rather nice of them if you look at it in that light.