what are the chances of sony starting mass takedowns like nintendo is doing

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  1. tiamat999
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    cant believe out of the blue nintendo started this large scale takedown of roms
     
  2. Hells Malice

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    I imagine most other companies have better things to do.

    Nintendo has always been an odd duck.
     
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    nintendo games are tiny :^)
    sony games are large :tpi:


    broke people can't download large games.


    ;O;
     
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    Well, I can see why they took down that Metroid 2 remake, but the others, I don't see the reason.
     
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    DMCA takedowns are nothing new and people need to relax. Everything is still obtainable if you look around.
     
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    Once something is out there it's out there, nothing you can do to change that now it will keep spreading no matter how many links they take down so it's not worth it. Nintendo is weird.
     
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    the thing is, they probably hired a us law firm to protect their copyright and they probably get paid on a nr of successful cases basis, meaning that law firm is going wild while nintendo doesn't do anything.
     
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    Sony doesn't really do a lot of developing or publishing of games do they? I think they mostly focus on the hardware.
     
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    As far as officially released games go this is true. Only fan games and rom hacks get taken down prior to their release. They probably still do exist on the developer's hard drives but nobody wants to get sued for leaking a fan project.
     
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    Fan game programers are idiots.
     
  11. HaloEliteLegend

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    Like Disney, Nintendo is wildly protective of their IP. When you have so many large IPs under your belt, you hold them very close. Sony's IPs don't come anywhere close to Nintendo's massive IPs.
     
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    I forgot
    Noooo, Sony publishes a lot of stuff: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Sony_Interactive_Entertainment_video_games

    And they own a lot of studios as well, like Guerilla Games (devs of Killzone and Horizon Zero Dawn), Suckerpunch (Infamous and Sly Cooper), Media Molecule (LittleBigPlanet and Tearaway) and various other studios.


    As to whether Sony will do a bunch of takedowns, probably not. Nintendo is very protective over their retro games because they like to continually re-release all their classic games on various platforms (and charge you for the same game across each platform). Sony does occasional takedowns, but they're not as hardcore "kill them all" about it because their PS1/PS2 classics aren't a major source of income.