Are we here again. Really?!?
- they had a contract (I presume) that allowed X amount of copies to be produced.
- they produced said amount of copies over several years.
- in order to produce more copies legitimately, a new contract would need to be negotiated.
Given youre so keen, perhaps you could negotiate. Contract with the rights holders. Then you might start to appreciate the ins and outs of such supposedly absurd and hypocritical practices (seriously, Im a little confused as to the meaning and / or intent of these assumptions / assertions).
Id personally love to see more Battlesphere Gold and multiplayer adapters produced (legitimately) but the rights holder of these games and the hardware dont seem to want to, which while frustrating for myself and others (as thered be a fair few Jag owners whod buy) is completely understandable due to the low absolute numbers and high up front costs. Thusly, I dont post about it nor hassle the rights holders, its their prerogative to do as they see fit with their game.
FYI, it is quite accurate for a game to be described as a homebrew AND a port, which is true in both cases for AW.
Seriously everything you just said is crap. Where do I begin?
Contracts? I'm still waiting to be told of all these "imaginary" licensing fees that were paid to "imaginary" people. I don't buy it. I highly doubt a single licensing fee or contract was needed to produce this game. Even if there was how hard is it to do a new run? So now you are saying "imaginary" people don't like to make money? More like said individuals like their limited run to stay limited!
Please by all means allow me to negotiate with people on how to sit on their ass and collect a check, that sure does sound like a hard task to sell. Man I'm sweating just thinking about it. "Hey Joe, you want to make money of this game from 20 years ago that we don't have to do anything for but just let the checks roll in?", No Pete to hell with that, I don't like to make money."
High up front cost? IT'S ALL PRE-ORDER!
Lastly it is NOT accurate to call a port a homebrew. Hell so now I can start selling every Megadrive game I toss on a Genesis cart a Homebrew? How about every translated game, those are now homebrews? How about game hacks like Super Mario World Return To Dinosaur Land, which is a completely redesigned game, where levels have been altered and shit tons more work went into than simply porting code? They are all now homebrews. No a homebrew means one thing just as a port, hack, translation means something completely different!
You people are absurd.
Yes hypocritical in the sense many times Jaguar games are simply ported from other systems w/out getting rights, so essentially the games are reproductions themselves, yet they get mad at the thought of other people making reproductions of the reproduction they illegally made in the first place lol.
I imagine I'm pissing many of you off, but you know what. The truth is the truth! You can't call a Ford a Dodge just because you put a new emblem on it!