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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by 1bvl109 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 12:57 pm

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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by 1bvl109 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:41 pm

ZXDunny wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Sokurah wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:49 am
djnzx48 wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 8:08 am

This is the original it's based on.
I followed the link and now I know the idea of it, but you seem to have misunderstood the meme.
... yours just aren't funny.
Sorry.
You're kidding. That was freakin' hilarious :D
I dunno. I feel like I have to second Sokurah a little bit. This looks awfully similar to the regular Manic Miner logos and Willy. So what is it supposed to be?

I expected something along the lines of

Can I have Manic Miner?
We have Manic Miner at home.
"Manic Miner" at home: China Miner*

* https://www.jesperjuul.net/ludologist/2 ... bad-games/
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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by djnzx48 » Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:51 pm

You know the image is from Paul Andrews' trademark, right?

https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmcas ... 0003334784
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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by ZXDunny » Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:52 pm

1bvl109 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:41 pm
ZXDunny wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 12:20 pm
Sokurah wrote:
Sat Oct 19, 2019 11:49 am


I followed the link and now I know the idea of it, but you seem to have misunderstood the meme.
... yours just aren't funny.
Sorry.
You're kidding. That was freakin' hilarious :D
I dunno. I feel like I have to second Sokurah a little bit. This looks awfully similar to the regular Manic Miner logos and Willy. So what is it supposed to be?

I expected something along the lines of

Can I have Manic Miner?
We have Manic Miner at home.
"Manic Miner" at home: China Miner*

* https://www.jesperjuul.net/ludologist/2 ... bad-games/
That is literally the joke:
djnzx48 wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 9:51 pm
You know the image is from Paul Andrews' trademark, right?

https://trademarks.ipo.gov.uk/ipo-tmcas ... 0003334784
And the image of Willy that has been trademarked isn't Willy, it's ripped from a fan tribute game. He literally doesn't own the trademark to the actual JSW or Manic Miner main sprite.
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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by R-Tape » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:36 am

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
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Chortle. Any idea what he's playing btw?
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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by PeteProdge » Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:48 am

ZXDunny wrote:
Tue Oct 29, 2019 11:52 pm
And the image of Willy that has been trademarked isn't Willy, it's ripped from a fan tribute game. He literally doesn't own the trademark to the actual JSW or Manic Miner main sprite.
Yep, Paul Andrews doesn't own the real Manic Miner or Jet Set Willy sprite at all. Could very well own the logos, but not the actual sprites.

The joke chimed with me immediately, especially as I was working on something a decade ago where a rather over-zealous and spiteful person tried to use a trademark to stop my group producing the project the way we wanted to.

It was a documentary about a defunct TV station, and we were working together on it, with a guy from another website. We were doing quite well, then on one Boxing Day, the guy turned on us, and had - what we thought was - a solicitors' letter sent to us warning of the consequences of including the TV station's logo in our documentary, as he had bought the legal trademark to it. And yes, that logo was all over our documentary

We couldn't get much legal advice during the Christmas break but when we looked into it, he didn't own the actual logo after all. He had spent hundreds, if not a four-figure sum, on procuring something from the logo's pre-show animation, but it certainly was not the logo in any form, which is still owned by a major broadcaster that gobbled up the station.

Even then, the thing he grabbed from the animation was so generic (three circles in a venn diagram thing to demonstrate RGB light making white) it couldn't be trademarked, so he had to get it squashed (like when you see aspect ratio abuse - pictures stretched to 'fit' a widescreen TV, ugh) so it was a unique creation.

We responded - in public - about the legal threat and pointed out how ridiculous it was.

All very similar to what a certain Luton-based businessman is trying to do with notable retrogaming IP. He doesn't own the real Manic Miner or Jet Set Willy, just a poor fan-made clone. There is still no evidence - from looking at the UK IPO database - that he owns the Horace character, not even a hint of it.

I think you could get away with merchandise with that fan-made sprite on it, to a small-sized part of the retrogaming audience. I'm talking about the middle-aged dads whose wives or kids buy him one of those 'mini' recreated consoles, which get played for Christmas Day, maybe Boxing Day, and then sent off to Cash Converters or eBay, or even just sits in a cupboard collecting dust. Not a serious hardcore retrogamer (and that's fine, those people exist, a fraction of them may come over to our side if they get the bug). In my eyes, that's the only kind of potential customer Andrews will have with that dodgy sprite. Yer middle-aged man who buys an ironic 1970s pop culture t-shirt from George at Asda and keeps Absolute Radio on in the car to relive his student indie disco days. He's not going to care about the pixel accuracy of Jet Set Willy, probably wouldn't spot a knock-off Space Invaders.

Phew.

That was a bit of rant wasn't it?

Erm...

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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by Juan F. Ramirez » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:33 am

R-Tape wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:36 am
Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:45 pm
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Chortle. Any idea what he's playing btw?
No idea, but it must be interesting enough to not text that babe...

... Fred, definitely.
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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by redballoon » Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:42 am

The top section is the shield graphic from Star Wars or The Empire Strikes Back and in the main game area that’s either an AT-AT or a Death Star tower. Either way, she’s going solo tonight.
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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by Sokurah » Wed Oct 30, 2019 11:27 am

Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 9:33 am
No idea, but it must be interesting enough to not text that babe...
It definitely isn't.
... apparently we were all young and stupid when we were young :lol:
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Re: Spectrum memes

Post by DouglasReynholm » Wed Oct 30, 2019 12:32 pm

R-Tape wrote:
Wed Oct 30, 2019 7:36 am
Juan F. Ramirez wrote:
Sat Oct 26, 2019 1:45 pm
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Chortle. Any idea what he's playing btw?
Or.. or.. just a thought.. that phone can't receive texts.. I'd say that's on her!
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