Pokemon Prism Rom Hack gets C&D'd by Nintendo

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    It looks like Nintendo is going after fan games again. Earlier this year, Nintendo sent cease and desist letters to two fan games that used Nintendo properties; Pokemon Uranium and AM2R. But it looks like NOA isn't quite done shutting down fan projects this year, as renown romhacker "Coolboyman" has received a C&D for all of his romhacks. Not only has his completed but unreleased hack called Pokemon Prism been targeted, but Rijon Adventures and Brown must also be taken down to avoid legal pursuit. (Of course the latter two have been distributed over the internet many times, so it's pretty much a nonissue.) Last week also saw Konami issue a C&D to a Castlevania 1 remake in Unreal Engine. It's a sad, harsh lesson to everyone that those who wish to create fan projects should not generate hype, but instead quietly release their works and then promote them after the fact. Pokemon Prism was the result of 8 years of Coolboyman's work, and will now likely not see a release.

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  2. Mr.ButtButt

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    I saw this last night. Fucking insane. ONLY A COUPLE MORE DAYS AND IT WOULD'VE BEEN RELEASED. AFTER YEARS.
     
  3. tarovisions

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    Damn, Prism actually looked good too.
     
  4. Soulsilve2010

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    I'm legitimately mad,they just had to wait this long to say anything.It had better leak somewhere.
     
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    It looks like fan games with nintendo ip need to stay underground/unnaounced until release and then quickly spread until hopefully its relatively easy to come by once c+d.
     
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    Oh man. It must feel horrible working hard on something for 8 years only to have it taken down before release.
     
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  7. HaloEffect17

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    Hoping for some mirror links or something.
     
  8. xtheman

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    It was never released though. If it gets leaked Nintendo could track it to him and sue him.
     
  9. HaloEffect17

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    Also, the Mother 4 fan game might be C&D'd, too.
     
  10. lcie nimbus

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    oh . f### , only a few days before release ? that's just cruel , I remember playing the demo and being excited about playing the full game , buy now...............this just sucks .
     
  11. Mr.ButtButt

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    Mother really belongs to Itoi, and he's stated plenty of times in the past that he doesn't care about people making fan games

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    and no nintendo assets are used other than the name "Mother"
     
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    It's like Nintendo waited until the last possible moment to screw everyone over... what a bunch of scums. They knew it was coming December 25th.

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  13. munchy_cool

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    of course they did ...
     
  14. lcie nimbus

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    8 YEARS ! he's supposed to let 8 years of his life go .........just like that , Nintendo , this has to be one of the biggest dick moves you ever made , anybody who read my article knows that the castlevania project deserved to be shut down . but this ??? . screw them , if I were him (which i'm not ) i'd pretend to comply , wait a while till the heat cools down , then quietly leak it to a torrent site .
     
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    Maybe next time you mention a release date, you release it a month early... I don't know.
     
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    That would be a smart move , but even smarter would be not mentioning a release date at all . I kinda doubt that he's gonna release another rom hack after this though .
     
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  17. munchy_cool

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    well why even mention it , just release it on a place like here and its going to be popular overnight ...release when it's night in Japan :D
     
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    I thought since it's just a IPS patch it couldn't be targeted by legal teams due to the fact that they're not distributing any Pokemon assets, or am I wrong here.
     
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    like scott cawthon and FNAF lol
     
  20. lcie nimbus

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    I don't think gbatemp will allow it , there are some very strict rules against piracy on the temp . while discussing it is fine , actually proving download links to it would be a fast track to a ban .
     
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