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Nintendo has a history of CnD'ing publicly distributed Fan Games. Being protective of their IP, any unofficial game that's using pre-existing assets available for downloading or torrenting will likely be taken down. Yeah it sucks, but my question is, why is it only Nintendo getting singled out? This is actually standard with most companies. It's not just Nintendo, the vast majority of game companies take legal action against unofficial fan games. Microsoft for example, shut down a Halo Multiplayer fan-game based on the classic style. Square Enix has shut down quite a few Dragon Quest and Final Fantasy fan projects. The only notable exception to this, is Sega with Sonic the Hedgehog. But that's only because Sonic Team is so incompetent with the series, that Sega is willing to make an exception for it. So this isn't a Nintendo only problem, it's an industry-wide problem. Video Game Fan works just haven't been recognized as a viable hobby yet, so until some agreements or laws change, companies can and will take legal action. Like I said, it sucks, but it is what it is.



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because nintendo seem to do it on a consistent basis.



twintail said:
because nintendo seem to do it on a consistent basis.

So do most gaming companies. It's just that Nintendo's IP is more iconic, so fan games pop up more often there.



TheMisterManGuy said:
twintail said:
because nintendo seem to do it on a consistent basis.

So do most gaming companies. It's just that Nintendo's IP is more iconic, so fan games pop up more often there.

I am open to reading how many other companies consistently shut down fan games.

What are they?



twintail said:
TheMisterManGuy said:

So do most gaming companies. It's just that Nintendo's IP is more iconic, so fan games pop up more often there.

I am open to reading how many other companies consistently shut down fan games.

What are they?

I just gave you two notable examples, Microsoft and Square Enix, who also shut down fan games and mods when they pop up. Nintendo fan games are more common, so they get more coverage.



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TheMisterManGuy said:
twintail said:

I am open to reading how many other companies consistently shut down fan games.

What are they?

I just gave you two notable examples, Microsoft and Square Enix, who also shut down fan games and mods when they pop up. Nintendo fan games are more common, so they get more coverage.

No, I meant like an actual source of evidence. Your one example of MS shutting down a Halo project is not 'consistently' after all. 



twintail said:
because nintendo seem to do it on a consistent basis.

Should they not be consistent?

If they weren't, that would open a whole other can of complaints from people.

In my opinion, they should be protective of their IP. That is how their franchises have kept their value and stood the test of time.

Why not use your energy and talents on something of your own (comment for game makers)?



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twintail said:
TheMisterManGuy said:

I just gave you two notable examples, Microsoft and Square Enix, who also shut down fan games and mods when they pop up. Nintendo fan games are more common, so they get more coverage.

No, I meant like an actual source of evidence. Your one example of MS shutting down a Halo project is not 'consistently' after all. 

Like I said, Nintendo fan games and mods are much more common, so they get more media coverage versus other companies. But that doesn't mean other companies don't take legal action most of the time.



FarleyMcFirefly said:
twintail said:
because nintendo seem to do it on a consistent basis.

Should they not be consistent?

If they weren't, that would open a whole other can of complaints from people.

In my opinion, they should be protective of their IP. That is how their franchises have kept their value and stood the test of time.

Why not use your energy and talents on something of your own (comment for game makers)?

Well, I'm not saying they shouldn't. I am merely answering the OP's question. 

as for game makers, I guess they just love Nintendo IPs. But yeah, they should just make their own stuff. Or get Dreams. Or something lol



Because when 1 Sony's or MS's fangame birth, 50 fangames of Nintendo pops too.
Just see Pokémon, i'm not a fan (lol) of fangames but i can said to you easily 15 fangames when i was never played at their.