Nintendo to introduce new licensing rules for GC 01/14/05 - Friday
Today Nintendo announced a new restriction on their licensing for Gamecube. All games that will appear on the Nintendo Gamecube console must have Mario somewhere in the game as a playable character.
CEO of Midway, Brian Bobbalong, finds the new licensing rules too harsh. "We were thinking of releasing 'Mortal Kombat: ReduXation!!" on the Gamecube, but, with these new rules in place, we pulled out of Gamecube development altogether. We couldn't justify Scorpion pulling off Mario's arms and eating his liver. It's just not cricket."
Other developers have expressed their concerns as well. P.O.B. Designs, developers of the upcoming 'Super eXtreme Tetris', have found they can no longer release their game: "Unless we remove the Tetrads and replace them with Mario, contorted into different positions, there's no way we can make him a playable character. The end result would look like a fat Italian plumber orgy!"
A source close to Nintendo, Dr. Andross, has this to say in an interview with 'GC Great' magazine, "We are hoping this will help the good Nintendo brands reach all new audiences, or indeed lose our audience altogether! It's what we call the kamikaze approach to game publishing." At which point in the interview, Dr. Andross leapt onto the table and shouted, "If I go down, I'm taking you with me!!"
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Aug 25, 2020 5:29:24 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Let's not talk about me and sanity.
Aug 25, 2020 10:19:20 GMT -5
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Aug 25, 2020 11:51:55 GMT -5
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Aug 25, 2020 11:52:44 GMT -5
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Aug 27, 2020 18:35:05 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I still play. Matter of fact, I'm currently playing. It actually just came out with a new skill this past March, if you can believe it.
Aug 28, 2020 2:59:22 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: In a way, I'm glad I'm unrelated to those fan communities of the games I play. I just sit back and play games casually, not really caring whatever scandals or elitism or holier-than-thou attitudes going on.
Sept 1, 2020 12:04:16 GMT -5
Shrikeswind: I think I need to track down some horribly cursed Pokemon content now after that. You know, since that was such a heavy topic to drop in the middle of a quiet forum.
Sept 1, 2020 12:44:53 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Also, I know YL isn't into speedruns, but he might be interested to know that RPG Limit Break is having a Gust marathon all weekend, including several Atelier games.
Sept 25, 2020 22:01:18 GMT -5
nocturnal YL: Ah… Bad timing. I didn't read this until now, when it's almost over.
Sept 27, 2020 12:59:22 GMT -5
Nester the Lark: Well, if you're still interested, they'll be uploading the replays to their YouTube channel later this week.
Sept 27, 2020 17:58:41 GMT -5