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Nintendo continues its fight against gamers
#21
++Newsflash!++


It seems like it's not yet over after the websites providing ROM Downloads have taken down, because first the Wiki of Pokemon Essentials, practically the backbone of FanGames, has been malfunctioning since yesterday before it got closed entirerly.
http://pokemonessentials.wikia.com/wiki/...tials_Wiki

Now I've just picked up on Discord that all downloads of that kit have been taken down by the lawyers of Nintendo as well, as confirmed by Maruno on Twitter. It seems like they've also taken the step of protecting their profile since latest, as formerly it's been open (which is why I was able to saw the post where they confirm the assumption) while now you have to ask to see their tweets. I'm not on Twitter, but one can easily find them via Google. To pay respect, I'm not providing a link.


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#22
That's much worse news than the rest : (
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#23
If Nintendo is striking like that, it seems only logical that the geniuses in charge of these sites will somedday find a way around them... I still have hope.
Sad to see Nintendo taking a leaf out of the EA book though Sad
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#24
(08-27-2018, 03:43 PM)Shai Wrote: If Nintendo is striking like that, it seems only logical that the geniuses in charge of these sites will somedday find a way around them... I still have hope.
Sad to see Nintendo taking a leaf out of the EA book though Sad

I hope so, but it can be discouraging for those developers.
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http://fringehikers.com/
Tabletop RPG PokeRole: http://pokemonuranium.co/forum/showthread.php?tid=789
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#25
....That does it. I've had it with Nintendo's anti fangame/fandom and ROM attitude. I'm going to boycott them and their products for now on, and only buy any games or platforms made by them used, so that the company gets NONE of my money. Pissing all over archiving of old games that won't ever be sold again is one thing, as they could always put in the damn effort to quickly port over their own library and sell them for a reasonable price, but its another thing entirely to prey on fangames that don't negatively impact your bottom line in any significant way, and may in fact BENEFIT it. I sure as heck only bought Moon/Ultra Sun because Uranium revived my interested after X and Y killed it, so how many more people out their will never get into Pokemon games without a convenient and free entry point that encourages them to buy main stream games? I digress, but my point stands: Nintendo is acting in such a blatantly contemputous manner their fan communities that I can and will no longer support them. They have a right to draconianally enforce and guard their copyrighted IPs, but I have the right to not do business with them EVER.
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#26
@Lord Windos: *is looking rather defeated, downcasted and just quietly grim as walking up to you and weakly taking your hand, but once having gotten a hold on it - presses it with suprising form grip* I'll join you in that boykott from now on, my dear. It's just too much now, the laywers of Nintendo have gone too far - I don't wish to fuel a company which acted so strict.

Now though, I still like Nintendo for what they have given us, for all the hours, days and all together probably weeks I spent playing their games since being a little girl. Thank you.... But I'm sorry, you've crossed a fine line now, it's enough. I'm slightly scared what will come next...
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#27
I blogged about this on Tumblr earlier; let me post a snippet that I think best summarizes my feelings on why this is a bad sign all around...

Quote:I’m under no assumption that Essentials has been erased from the face of the Internet; within just hours, I had several people on one of my Discord servers uploading their copies of Essentials to Google Drive to help redistribute it, while a couple other people found cached pages of the Essentials Wikia and started downloading and archiving them.  So it’s not dead by any means, just pushed yet further underground.

But the loss of resources like ROMs and Pokemon Essentials (or if not a total loss, just being made harder to find) do more than cut off fangames; indie video game development will no doubt start to suffer due to this.  Consider how invaluable fangame creation is toward helping the next generation of software engineers learn how to design and program their own games.  The love of a favorite video game has inspired so many young people to pursue careers in coding and programming.  If we deny today’s fangame developers the tools to make their dreams reality – even if they’re using someone else’s intellectual property to do it – we could very well be snuffing out the inspiration and drive that would have been responsible for tomorrow’s gaming sensation.
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#28
What we should do is move ever more from buying legit games to playing them on platforms like Citra...
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#29
(08-27-2018, 01:29 PM)PhantomUnderYourDesk Wrote: ++Newsflash!++


It seems like it's not yet over after the websites providing ROM Downloads have taken down, because first the Wiki of Pokemon Essentials, practically the backbone of FanGames, has been malfunctioning since yesterday before it got closed entirerly.
http://pokemonessentials.wikia.com/wiki/...tials_Wiki

Now I've just picked up on Discord that all downloads of that kit have been taken down by the lawyers of Nintendo as well, as confirmed by Maruno on Twitter. It seems like they've also taken the step of protecting their profile since latest, as formerly it's been open (which is why I was able to saw the post where they confirm the assumption) while now you have to ask to see their tweets. I'm not on Twitter, but one can easily find them via Google. To pay respect, I'm not providing a link.


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That's all, thanks for the attention. You can join me sobbing now.


If I'm correct that kit should fall under Fair use especially if it was reverse engineered (much like Connectix did with the ps1 bios)
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#30
No, it does not fall under fair use. Pokemon Essentials uses Nintendo IP and they have every legal right to demand it be taken down. Fair use only applies to parody and very small selections of an IP for criticism. Even fanfiction is not legally protected.

This is, however, a big change in the culture of the Pokemon fanbase.
Current project:
http://fringehikers.com/
Tabletop RPG PokeRole: http://pokemonuranium.co/forum/showthread.php?tid=789
"I'd rather not put my dad in a PokeBall."
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