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Nintendo Takes Legal Action Against Unofficial Super Mario 64 PC Port

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They would rather have people buy their consoles, which a LOT of people have been doing.
Money is money, it doesn't matter for what platform it would be going towards. As long as the game is paid for, who cares what the hell it runs on.
Euh... really?

Just because this is Nintendo, that doesn't mean they have to cater to spoiled kids the way the spoiled kids want to.

Its pretty amazing how exclusivity is misunderstood lately. Not just you, and not just wrt Nintendo either. 'Muh customer choice'... being explained completely backwards. Here's a hint: the definition of choice is that there are differences.
Again... who cares as long as the person paid for the game.
 
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Again... who cares as long as the person paid for the game.

Well, Nintendo does, for obvious reasons. And... paid for the game... so if I buy a book and then go out copying and distributing it in A3 paper format for those who can't read small letters, its legal?

What if someone threw your IP in another compiler and re released it? You'd be OK with the 3,99 they paid for the app?
 
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Well, Nintendo does, for obvious reasons.
Again, I don't see it that way. They're getting paid for the game, that's all that should matter in the end. Hell, if they did release it on the PC, I'd buy the game. They'd have a guaranteed source of money not only from me but probably many others like me.

As Philip J. Fry said it best... "Shut up and take my money!"
 
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Honestly, the switch being out of stock everywhere is what got me looking into emulators and pc ports. Especially for animal crossing.
 
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Honestly, the switch being out of stock everywhere is what got me looking into emulators and pc ports. Especially for animal crossing.

Yep, and this isn't the first time Nintendo fails to keep up with demands.

Anyhow, they definitely should just make their own ports. I won't buy any of their hardware that's for sure but I'd play their games on my PC if I ever did play games...
 
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no, just look at sega, they embrace their modding community, even hired them to make that excellent sonic mania.

yeah if THEY hire people its fine, its about letting people just do their own stuff with the IP's belonging to Sega, that will simply make stuff like Sonic or so public domain
 
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"Patents. A patent is an intellectual property right, granted to an inventor by a country's government as a territorial right usually for twenty years "


Given the link, Super Mario 64 is 24 years old which means if you have a moral compass for intellectual property then the conclusion for this case is no harm done whatsoever. If you have the time, download the game and enjoy in full 4k or 8k resolutions.
 
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^ The Super Mario franchise might be one of Nintendo's many IP's, but it's also copyright by Nintendo. And some copyrights can last well over 100 years.
 
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And some copyrights can last well over 100 years.
*shakes fist at Disney*

Blame Disney. Disney has been the chief reason why copyright laws are so messed up. As soon as Mickey is about to enter public domain, Disney lobbies to have copyright laws extended to protect Mickey Mouse from entering into the public domain.
 
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"Patents. A patent is an intellectual property right, granted to an inventor by a country's government as a territorial right usually for twenty years "


Given the link, Super Mario 64 is 24 years old which means if you have a moral compass for intellectual property then the conclusion for this case is no harm done whatsoever. If you have the time, download the game and enjoy in full 4k or 8k resolutions.

What you want is copyright not patent.

and btw they do have legal recourse
 
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Again, I don't see it that way. They're getting paid for the game, that's all that should matter in the end. Hell, if they did release it on the PC, I'd buy the game. They'd have a guaranteed source of money not only from me but probably many others like me.

As Philip J. Fry said it best... "Shut up and take my money!"

You write software, right? Did you apply this use case & business model to your own work?
 

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Greedendo is nothing but a joke. They should take example for Valve as they allowed HL1 to be remade and released as Black Mesa.

Nintendoes nothing but sue people. And milk cash from their ancient games over and over again.
 
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One of the reasons I hate Nintendo, although I love their games. The root of the problem is the ip "protection" system because it's highjacked by the companies and it's beyond efd up at this point.
 
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yeah if THEY hire people its fine, its about letting people just do their own stuff with the IP's belonging to Sega, that will simply make stuff like Sonic or so public domain


Yes, Sega let rom modder or anyone making games with their ip, as along as they release it free of charge. Actually there are many good Sonic games or rom hack released by community.
 
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