Tygre wrote:Mario and Zelda are copyright Nintendo, and they're fierce about protecting their 2 biggest cash cows.
I think that's just silly. Companies need to start thinking outside the box. With DVRs and services like Netflix, commercials are on their way to being obsolete. I can skip through commercials on tv, but I can't demand someone remove their shirt, right? I bought a Mario shirt on here (Breakfast of Plumbers may have been the name) and I was like 'I miss Mario', so I played some Paper Mario. Then I saw this design and thought 'I miss the way worlds used to look. I miss the old gameplay.' And I've started saving for a Wii Points card so I can download the original. Ramyb's Mask Collection made me think about retrying Majora's Mask, see if I can actually get somewhere this time.
These big companies need to just chillax a little. Sure, you won't be able to charge $50 for a licensed t-shirt that most people will snub because of the price. But, hey, everyday people will be walking around advertising YOUR game, for FREE, and it'll remind people how much fun they had playing it. Both Nintendo and Xbox offer old-school game downloads, so people could actually buy the games they missed. And nothing screams "Buy the whole series!" quite like running into your favorite tv show characters or jokes in the form of a t-shirt. You can't tell me that NO ONE thought to buy Firefly when the corresponding shirt came out...
Anyway, sorry for the sorta rant. I really hope this doesn't get re-rejected, because it is totally awesome. I wish big companies realized that face-to-face, unintentional advertisement is more effective than getting annoying commercials crammed down your throat whenever you decide to watch tv. Those commercials don't make me want your stuff, it makes me want to avoid live tv at all costs.