Streets of Rage fan remake crushed

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  1. Guild McCommunist
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    UPDATE: A SEGA spokesperson has given Kotaku the following statement: "SEGA is committed to supporting any fans that take an interest in our games, and where possible we do so by involving them in Beta tests and other development, marketing or research opportunities.

    "However we need to protect our intellectual property rights and this may result in us requesting that our fans remove online imagery, videos or games in some instances."

    ORIGINAL STORY: SEGA has demanded that a hugely ambitious fan-made remake of its classic Streets of Rage beat 'em up be taken down from the web.

    As reported by Gamasutra, developer Bomber Games unofficial effort had finally gone live last week following eight years in development. The free download boasted 103 stages, 19 playable characters, 64 enemies, 83 remixed songs, more than 40 cutscenes and eight different endings.

    On top of all that, it had also shoehorned in a Survival Mode, Boss Rush Mode, Events Mode, Volleyball Mode, Allied CPU Mode, Profile Editor, Image Gallery, and a fistful of customisation options.

    SEGA's lawyers clearly weren't as impressed as the internet at large was, however, asking the developer to take the game down.

    "SEGA have contacted regarding the download hosted on this site," wrote a moderator on the Bomber Games forum. "While this issue is being resolved, please do not upload the game for others to download. Any links posted on this site will be removed. Thank you."
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    I mean I can't really hate Sega since it is their property, but so much effort was put into the remake that it's such a shame to see it go down. Hopefully it'll still be floating around the internet or Sega could even get it from Bomber Games and release it as a DLC title for a quick buck.
     


  2. Zarcon

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    It's still floating around everywhere.
    The group basically waited until they were done with the game before making any official announcements.
    Some really basic googling will net you the game.
     
  3. Slyakin

    Slyakin See ya suckers

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    Well, that sucks. I guess we'll NEVER see it again.

    *Downloads*
     
  4. machomuu

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    Ugh...it's Chrono Resurrection/Chrono Trigger Crimson Echoes all over again, except this time it's SEGA...
     
  5. Warrior522

    Warrior522 "In all things, balance."

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    I believe the term for this is the "anti-corporate prick strategy." B3
     
  6. Nujui

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    Dreamland.
    It's just a fan game, why take it down?
     
  7. injected11

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    Because it used SEGA's intellectual property from 3 games. And who knows, SEGA may have plans to rehash the series themselves.
     
  8. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    Glad I grabbed it last week.
     
  9. Rydian

    Rydian Resident Furvert™

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    Watch them not release their own SoR remake/sequel, while simultaneously complaining that it's hard to find what their customer base wants.
     
  10. 431unknown

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    Or release so shit remake like Sonic 4 was.
     
  11. Terminator02

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    they should make a deal with them to sell it, not try to stop it's distribution (which is futile)
     
  12. Ron

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    *Downloads before it's lost forever*
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  13. Terminator02

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    i can guarantee it will not be lost forever... ever
     
  14. thegame07

    thegame07 GBAtemp Psycho!

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    This is strange! I was just thinking about the game today out of the blue, then I read about this [​IMG] I can't wait until my download finishes.
     
  15. Oveneise

    Oveneise GBAtemp Advanced Fan

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    Are we talking about Beats of Rage?

    ...

    I gotta try those out for my Xbox and Dreamcast.
     
  16. Recorderdude

    Recorderdude Musician, Animator, Buffoon.

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    Hmm, the same thing that happened to sonic fan remix.

    Did they take it down?

    [youtube]P3ALwKeSEYs[/youtube]

    Did they actually stop anyone from just downloading it somewhere else?


    [youtube]gvdf5n-zI14[/youtube]
     
  17. 431unknown

    431unknown Greatness Awaits

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    No this is a different game.

    Has any one played it yet? I played the first level and I must say that it's pretty good looking on my laptop. The games moves very fast and is far better than I remember the Genesis titles to be.
     
  18. DSGamer64

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    Streets of Rage was quite possibly one of the greatest games of the early 90's.
     
  19. stanleyopar2000

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    cause they are probably going to steal the work, rehash it sell the game under SEGA and take away the extra characters and sell them as DLC.


    So Sega can just plain out fucking eat my s*#t
     
  20. Sir_Voe

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    Yeah, I doubt they have any intention of reviving the IP. They probably just don't like the idea of a no budget, basement developed freeware project showing what a little actual passion can yield when it comes to fan service.