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    You might be rendered speechless after a gaffe Nintendo just made on their newly-launched Super Nintendo World website. A loading icon for the page currently features a render of Mario, however, that artwork doesn't belong to Nintendo. Twitter user uJidow claims that Nintendo mistakenly used their render of Mario--not the official one. The differences between the two are quite negligible, with uJidow's appearing to be modeled after the original. The image on the left is official and comes from New Super Mario Bros. U Deluxe, while the fan-made one is on the right. You can see that Nintendo is using the doppleganger Mario, as the one on the loading page has brighter eyes and shinier brass overall buckles--just like the fanart.

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  3. DKB

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    Damn, if I was him I'd be hype.
     
  4. Ericzander

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    At least he's not trying to sue over it.
     
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    So the difference is brighter eyes and shinier overall buckles? Seems feasible that Nintendo has such a render themselves and it's just incredibly similar to the fan render given that it's based on a real render to begin with. Of course it could be that whoever put together the website did take the render from online, but that's hard for me to believe, surely Nintendo has hundreds of different official Mario renders to use for building such websites.
     
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    I don't think he can sue Nintendo owns Mario. It's really tricky but they should have alteast paid him for it or credited him
     
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    Yeah but they at least should cut him in on profits.
     
  8. Ericzander

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    It was almost certainly an honest mistake. I'm just looking at the tweet and so many people are advocating that he sue which I think is a ridiculous proposition.
     
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    so nintendo are allowed to steal other peoples work but when it happens to them they bring out the DMCA hammer..
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    Sue their asses.
    DMCA or C&D or whatever the fuck the original creator wants to do, but they really need to be put in place.
    It seems Nintendo just doesn't like to shut down fan games, but they're going after fan art now AND claiming it as their own.

    If that doesn't make you stop supporting Nintendo, I don't know what will.
     
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    texture on the M really helps see it
     
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    This is exactly why people hack and leak their content on the internet.
     
  13. AmandaRose

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    Do we have any proof that the site was made by Nintendo? As Super Nintendo World is in Universal Studios Japan it's quite possible that it was Universal Studios that created the website and used the fan made Mario picture.
     
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    Ah, that didn't take long. Let's see how far that would go before getting thrown out.

    Another thing for the angry mob to consider is that it's even more likely that some programmer at Universal was behind the mix-up and that Nintendo proper wasn't even involved.

    In other news, I'm going to make an almost identical image of tempy and then sue Costello if he accidently uses it on the site.
     
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    The slightly tanner than normal skin tone and thinner M on the hat also match the fanart, though they're not as blatant as those two details. Otherwise I'd also be inclined to think it's just a coincidence.
     
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    Actually, it does belong to Nintendo. By definition it's a derivative work, and therefore the person who made it has no rights to it.
    Sue Nintendo over Nintendo IP? That wouldn't work :P
     
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    Pfft, okay Mr. Woke. Go ahead and act like you know the law, armchair lawyer
     
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    Oh well, i'm sure it was just a simple mistake or miscommunication with no ill intentions.
     
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    Oh, I see that you're using that signature that I custom made for you that I templated from several different sources but that I want to claim is my own intellectual property. Buckle up buddy cuz I'm about to sue you into next week! ;)

    But to go back to the topic, I think that the image that they used does look ever so slightly better than the official render. I wonder how long it'll take to get changed.
     
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    Heh
    Even small local restaurants have been known to have it together enough to send me a pack of logos, colour and font schemas for whatever they want me to do.
     
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