Is this Dragon Ball Z? (Jetpack Joyride)

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Is this Dragon Ball Z? (Jetpack Joyride)

Post by DHM211 » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:45 am

Okay I'm playing a game on my ipad called jetpack joyride
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I went to the shop to buy stuff and look what I find
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Is this a scouter?
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My charector
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Is this DBZ or am I going blind?

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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by Saiga » Tue Jul 17, 2012 2:57 am

It's most certainly a homage to DBZ, the hair, outfit and specs are unmistakably based off Super Saiyan, Goku's gi and the scouter..
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Post by Codarik » Tue Jul 17, 2012 3:09 am

Yeah it is, it's really nice seeing homages in stuff here and there. Just shows how popular the series is.

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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by Haji » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:10 pm

So why are the developers not getting in trouble over this?

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Post by VegettoEX » Tue Jul 17, 2012 6:54 pm

Because they're clearly homages and not directly infringing on any specific trademarks.
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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by Kurillin-Sama » Tue Jul 17, 2012 7:04 pm

VegettoEX wrote:Because they're clearly homages and not directly infringing on any specific trademarks.
How does that work exactly. Couldn't those people making the live action Saiyan saga movie say it's an homage?

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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by Bussani » Tue Jul 17, 2012 8:15 pm

Kurillin-Sama wrote:
VegettoEX wrote:Because they're clearly homages and not directly infringing on any specific trademarks.
How does that work exactly. Couldn't those people making the live action Saiyan saga movie say it's an homage?
Not if they use trademarks like "Dragon Ball" and "Krillin" and "Vegeta" and "Saiyan". That goes beyond homage and parody.

Edit: Well, to be fair, you could use them and still be considered parody, right? Man, it can get complicated.
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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by Akumaito Beam » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:41 am

I remember one of my friend's wrestling games had Super Saiyan hair too and if I remember correctly a very Gokuesque outfit. Someone should compile a list of DBZ references in video games.

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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by DHM211 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:14 am

Remind you guys of some special dragon?
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Post by TheDevilsCorpse » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:20 am

Sort of? But to be honest, Shenlong looks like a lot of generic eastern style dragons:

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Post by Gonstead » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:30 am

Bussani wrote:
Edit: Well, to be fair, you could use them and still be considered parody, right? Man, it can get complicated.
If your not making a profit off from it or have obtained the rights for said-parody, then yes it can still be called a parody.
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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by DHM211 » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:33 am

Gonstead wrote:
Bussani wrote:
Edit: Well, to be fair, you could use them and still be considered parody, right? Man, it can get complicated.
If your not making a profit off from it or have obtained the rights for said-parody, then yes it can still be called a parody.
Well its a free game but, I had to buy coins to get it.

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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by Gonstead » Wed Jul 18, 2012 5:54 am

DHM211 wrote:
Gonstead wrote:
Bussani wrote:
Edit: Well, to be fair, you could use them and still be considered parody, right? Man, it can get complicated.
If your not making a profit off from it or have obtained the rights for said-parody, then yes it can still be called a parody.
Well its a free game but, I had to buy coins to get it.
Even in cases where if something may look similar to something else but is not referred to in name that is the same as the latter, it's still not really much of a problem.

This is more or less the main reason why Hasbro and Takara are lenient to 3rd party companies who produce their own transforming action figures but don't directly profit off of any official trademarks.
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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by [SP] » Wed Jul 18, 2012 8:20 am

I recall playing this, and decided to pick this up again,
and noticed they referenced the "over 9000!" meme twice..
First is the price, the Powered up hair was a price of 9001 coins, and the description of the item is
We are not really sure what the power level of this hair is. It is probably a lot.
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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z? (Jetpack Joyride)

Post by AgitoZ » Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:02 pm

Gonstead wrote:If your not making a profit off from it or have obtained the rights for said-parody, then yes it can still be called a parody.
I'm pretty sure that's not how it works. Weird Al gets permission from artists merely as a formality, he has no legal reason to do so.
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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z? (Jetpack Joyride)

Post by Gonstead » Wed Jul 18, 2012 9:59 pm

AgitoZ wrote:
Gonstead wrote:If your not making a profit off from it or have obtained the rights for said-parody, then yes it can still be called a parody.
I'm pretty sure that's not how it works. Weird Al gets permission from artists merely as a formality, he has no legal reason to do so.
Actually he does need to. His parodies are still covered under producing a cover of an already existing song, especially if he's making money off of them.
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Post by VegettoEX » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:03 pm

No, he does not need to. He's stated on many an occasion that he's not required to obtain their permission, but does so of his own accord. For instance:
Weird Al wrote:My parodies have always fallen under what the courts call “fair use,” and this one was no different, legally allowing me to record and release it without permission. But it has always been my personal policy to get the consent of the original artist before including my parodies on any album, so of course I will respect Gaga’s wishes. However, given the circumstances, I have no problem with allowing people to hear it online, because I also have a personal policy not to completely waste my stinking time.
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Post by Gonstead » Wed Jul 18, 2012 10:44 pm

*knocks head*

And that's the knowledge I possessed concerning copyright and parodies gone right down the pipes.
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Re: Is this Dragon Ball Z?

Post by pachinkotrunks » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:46 am

Codarik wrote:Yeah it is, it's really nice seeing homages in stuff here and there. Just shows how popular the series is.
You say that but these people make money off of other people's work. They should've been shut down when they started Pocky Ninja which was blatantly Naruto... One Piece also was ripped off by them in another game. Wish I could make money off of stealing.

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Post by Pokewhiz7 » Sun Jul 22, 2012 8:49 am

pachinkotrunks wrote:
Codarik wrote:Yeah it is, it's really nice seeing homages in stuff here and there. Just shows how popular the series is.
You say that but these people make money off of other people's work. They should've been shut down when they started Pocky Ninja which was blatantly Naruto... One Piece also was ripped off by them in another game. Wish I could make money off of stealing.
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