Nintendo has caught wind of the Super Mario 64 HD remake that GoNintendo featured a few days back.
I am suprised it took them this long to be honest, it even featured on Unprofessional Friday on GiantBomb last week. I cannot say that I blame ninty, not protecting your Intellectual Property rights can muddy the waters when you do need to take formal action against infringement.
of course they want to protect their intellectual property but it seems like nintendo are the ones who are the most pro-active in this area and want to control how videos are uploaded on things like youtube too. region locking your games, not listening to fan feedback on games to develop and remaster, and not adopting powerful hardware will mean more fans taking actions into their own hands.
You are absolutely right. All the people disagreeing with you are just the usual Nintendo haters anyways. Clearly they have no concept of copyrights and such and would like to believe that it's just a Nintendo thing when any other developer would do this same thing if they had any brains....or a legal team.
Announcing your unlicensed game before it's released is the STUPIDEST thing any developer can do. EVER. Make it, release it, tell everyone to look at it. Unless you and your team take themselves off the grid and communicate their intentions and progress through a third party with no knowledge of their whereabouts by carrier pigeon with notes glued together from magazine clippings then SHUT UP and make the damn game. Never forget Chrono Resurrection...
My thoughts exactly. I never understand why they'd do that.
Well, this guy wasn't making a game...His sole intention was to put together that one level. To him it was finished. The only thing he was going to do was fix any easy-to-fix bugs that anyone reported, if he had time. Since it's running on Unity, though, Nintendo should really talk to the guy and see about working with him on remaking the whole game for the Wii U eShop.
I used to like Nintendo but the CEOs and suits at Nintendo still think its 1990 and Nintendo controls the video game world. Nintendo needs some new blood because it doesn't even look like the failure of the WiiU has phased the old guard one bit. I hope that the nostalgic bubble that Nintendo lives in will burst before its too late.
Do you actually own a WiiU or New 3DS? Hardly pitiful hardware with a poor selection of games, in fact quite the opposite. I own both. Both possess great games - which are plentiful, and strong hardware enough to take advantage of each. I would wager you don't own either yet troll each...weird really.
That's untrue. Wii U is still a glorified PS3, graphically, and a PS2 online infrastructure-wise. 3DS still has insane friend code crap and it's graphically similar to PSP. Wii U has a sad lineup of games but 3DS is okay. You are clearly a fanboy defending and lying for Nintendo.
@KryptoniteTail The Wii U has better hardware than the PS3 just not as good as PS4 or Xbox One. I suspect you never owned a PS2 either, it really had zero online infrastructure sans a small list of games (SOCOM, Resident Evil Outbreak). The Wii U has apps, a shop and most games have online components.
Why is anyone defending the wii u? Even Nintendo has moved on. Worse console in a while for anyone over 10 years old
I gave my 3DS to my lil sis and the WiiU is covered in thick dust because it was an unenjoyable piece of $h!t that only had one appealing game, Monster Hunter.
The Nintendo hardware is definitely pitiful, weak and underpowered. The 3DS graphics are barely equal to PSP. Have been playing Fire Emblem: Awakening and the game uses 2d sprites for characters in this day and age! The 3D backgrounds are worse than PSP games. FF Type-0 on PSP looks miles better. Similarly Wii U games look horrible with poor to no antialiasing, poor lighting, low resolution textures and poor character models and environments. Examples? All multiplats, Devil's Third, Xenoblade Chronicles X, and Bayonetta 2. Mario Kart and Smash Bros. hide the poor hardware capabilities by using colorful and cartoony styles. As for the games, they may seem great to you but they are uninteresting, boring and kiddy to the majority. If they are so good and fun why doesnt anybody buys the Wii U? Even the 3DS is on a decline year on year and doing much worse than DS. The thing is that most of the Nintendo fans are people who grew up with Nintendo games but never grew out of them. The nostalgia of childhood makes you people think that their games are so great. I bought a 3DS XL and 6 of the "best" games (Bravely Default, SM3DL, RE: Revelations, TLoZ: LBW, FE: Awakening and Pokemon X) for it out of the hype and found nothing great about them. They look ugly but play decent and that is it. @deathtok We are comparing the Wii U to PS2 now in order to boast its capabilities? Seriously? There were barely any online features on any of the consoles during the PS2 era. Online gaming on consoles was in its infancy. Wii U is supposedly an 8th gen console so it should be compared to PS4/Xbox One or atleast PS360 in its online capabilities and it pales in comparison to them. Wii U has barely better hardware than PS3 with only some more RAM and little more powerful GPU. That is it. It does not even has an HDD!
@Griever Read the person I was responding to, please. I'm not drawing PS2 comparisons...
Have you payed attention to 3DS sales lately? Are you saying this to spite Wii U or Nintendo as a whole? In comparison to Sony or Microsoft who's game divisions make less profit than Nintendo's. They do supply third parties higher revenue streams than Nintendo. But who owns the industry? All 3, but Nintendo in many ways must be second if not first in markets like Japan where the top 40 best selling games last year was totally dominated by Nintendo platforms.
Doesn't Nintendo need good press? This doesn't make much sense to do.
They're continuing a precedent of stopping re-creations so other people don't re-create Nintendo games and release them. They don't want people to take a recently released game and make texture changes and release them as a free alternative. This may be for a 15+ year old game, but they want it to be known they don't want re-creations of any kind.
And thats what I don't get why fans keep doing this if everyone knows Nintendo will step in...why do they set themselves up for disappointment?
Actually, no. Good press is where you find it. Both PS4 and XB1 are doing nothing above and beyond. The WiiU is good hardware with a strong library of games. You can lean on sales and third party support all you like, but that doesn't take away from Nintendo and WiiU's strengths - which are plenty. In regards to Mario HD. Standing on the shoulders of giants. To create a revolutionary and classic such as Mario 64, all the long hours and dedication that must have went in to such a masterpiece, then to see somebody lazily patch it and put it online (albeit 1 level) for free...what do you expect, praise?
"Strong Library" Thats only if your within the age group of 0-4 years of age.
I take issue with your claims that this guy didn't put his heart into creating this level. Why else would he do it? I don't necessarily blame Nintendo, but why insult the man that obviously WORKED HARD on this.
Listen...why do fans keep doing stuff like this only to get disappointed by Nintendo asking them to take it down...I'm all for fans doing stuff projects like this but its known that Nintendo protects their properties religiously... So why do fans keep doing projects like this knowing full well how the turnout is going to be???
Why don't they just make an official Super Mario 64 remake? It wouldn't be that hard to do and lots of people want it = Easy money I don't understand Nintendo at all.
How do you know that's not exactly what they are planning? Maybe reasons like that play into why they don't want random people remaking their games? By the way they have remade the game once already. Maybe they want to wait for a better reason to remake it again than just making it "HD".
Ignore Nintendo and continue it anyways. It is a non profit project which puts it under fair use. Nintendo cannot do shit.
Actually that's not true. You can't legally use use, copy, or change a copyrighted work without permission from the person/company who holds the copyright...even if it's a non-profit project. Most copyrighted content is under a Traditional Copyright, which means you need permission (a licence) to use/change/etc the copyrighted content. This fan-made project would only fall under Fair Use if Mario had a Creative Commons Copyright (which means you can use the content as long as you don't profit off it) or if he was Public Domain (which means you can use the content with no permission required).
https://en.wikipedia.org/wi... "The first factor is regarding whether the use in question helps fulfill the intention of copyright law to stimulate creativity for the enrichment of the general public, or whether it aims to only "supersede the objects" of the original for reasons of personal profit. To justify the use as fair, one must demonstrate how it either advances knowledge or the progress of the arts through the addition of something new. A key consideration is the extent to which the use is interpreted as transformative, as opposed to merely derivative." This seems to apply. The game is made in a new engine and is using entirely new assets which are not owned by Nintendo. As long as they do not refer to it as "Mario" in the final release, do not use any of the original music (unless recomposed with different instruments) and they do not profit from it, it should be legal.
Why are so many people upset at Nintendo for a C&D? Show me a universe where a remastered, advertised Uncharted, God of War, Halo or Forza gets released without approval by some random devs. This is business as usual for almost any business. That being said, I'd love to see some of these random devs unlicensed projects being picked up by any company. Good talent shouldn't go wasted, and making deals with or supporting some of these projects could be easy money for a lot of people...
@KryptoniteTail Since you didn't answer my question - do you own a WiiU or New 3DS, I'll take that as a no, you don't. Also, regarding the WiiU being 'just' a "glorified PS3", isn't that EXACTLY what the PS4 is? Hardly a terrible thing - if true. I have no reason to lie for Nintendo, as you put it. In my time I have owned/played a broad spectrum of games/consoles. Fact is, my most treasures memories are games available via Nintendo hardware...is that a crime or impossible?
The nostalgia of childhood is clouding your judgement. Most of the people who pick up a Nintendo console or games today do not find anything special about them. Hence the poor sales for Wii U and the decline for 3DS. The Wii U is a glorified PS3 because it is barely better than it. Only 4 times more RAM, no HDD, a little better GPU and a worse CPU. On the other hand, the PS4 has 6 times more powerful GPU, more powerful CPU and 16 times more RAM than PS3. Just look at DRagon Age Inquisition on PS4 and Dragon Age Inquisition on PS3. Look at FFXV on PS4 and FFXIII on PS3. Finally look at Witcher 3 on PS4 and anything on PS3. PS4 games look miles better and PS3 could never run them unlike the Wii U games. Your memories of fun are the cause of your affection for Nintendo. You arent neutral to begin with; they distorting your view. Neutral people who have never played any of the three consoles do not find anything special about Nintendo and their games.
The ps3 cpu is stronger Than the ps4's also look it up! I'm not defending the Wii U but most games utilize the GPU more well at least right now
Stop interrupting fan's remakes, of you are not going to do it yourself shut up and let the fan make it. We deserve some good remakes specially if it's free. I'm still sorry about the cancelation of Chrono trigger remake.
I can only imagine if Nintendo did games for pc... NO MODS! lol
Oh my god people, get over it. First of all, the majority of people posting on this article are the standard Nintendo hating, super mature types that are so common around here so I don't know why I'm taking any of it seriously anyways. This is standard practice for any developer and if you think it should be different you are probably a thieving little child or something. Nintendo owns the rights to Mario and has every right to control things like this. Look how many fan games they haven't shot down. This one is different because it is a straight REMAKE of something Nintendo made. This isn't an evil Nintendo thing just because you have an illogical hatred towards them. Name me any other company that would allow someone to just remake any of their games let alone one of the most popular games of all time.