Nintendo's Nightmare Dreams
Dreams is turning into an IP nightmare
Sweet dreams are made of IP, and Nintendo are forcing Sony to police content in Media Molecule’s Dreams to make sure they don’t include any of theirs.
One Dreams creator said Sony removed a Mario model because it was copyrighted material and chucked in a letter from the legal and business affairs division of Sony Interactive Entertainment for good measure.
Illegal dreams: According to the user, Nintendo had objected to Mario’s appearance. It is unclear whether Nintendo intend to prevent any Nintendo property from appearing in Dreams, or if they are simply culling content that falls outside fair use.
Public domain: Dreams launched for PlayStation 4 in February, and much like Media Molecule’s LittleBigPlanet series, users are encouraged to create and share content using the game. As long as you don’t infringe intellectual property, you should be able to create whatever your heart desires.
Time For A Quick Daily Quiz?
What was the first game requiring the use of Valve’s Steam client?
- Unreal Tournament 2004
- Counter Strike
- Postal 2
- Half-Life 2
Dragon’s Crown was a Dreamcast title
Vanillaware’s Dragon’s Crown originally started out as a Dreamcast game, but the studio had a bit of trouble finding a publisher for the project, so it got postponed a bit. And then a bit longer. And a little bit longer than that, too.
The game didn’t see release until 2013, when Dragon’s Crown was finally published by Atlus and NIS America. It was a bit late for the Dreamcast, but at least PlayStation 3 and Vita owners could admire the sumptuous art and oddball platform RPG gameplay. It was also launched for PlayStation 4 in 2018.
Pokémon News and Events
New Pokémon Masters Sync Pairs and solo co-op Battles
The latest Pokémon Masters update adds new Sync Pairs, and allows you to take on co-op battle stages on your own by letting you build teams of nine Sync Pairs.
You can only control the middle Sync Pair, and that’s the only one that will be earning experience. Unfortunately, EX Challenges can not be completed alone.
Competition ends: The Extreme Speed! Single Battles! competition concluded this weekend. The event featured time-limited battles where you could field any Pokémon, including ones transferred from Pokémon Home.
New anime episode: A new episode aired in Japan this weekend, where Ash challenged his first trainer in the Pokémon World Championships: A battle against one of Lt. Surge’s Deputy trainers at the Vermilion City Gym.