Gary’s mod Steam Workshop hit by Nintendo withdrawal demand

April 25, 2024 by No Comments

Facepunch Studios has just confirmed that a takedown request issued by Nintendo has ended 20 years worth of Gary Mod content on Steam Workshop. In a post published on Steam, the studio confirmed that Nintendo had issued a takedown request directly against the game, ordering the developer to remove anything related to the Nintendo brand or its games.

Delete everything

in Post on SteamFacepunch Studios asks players and creators to help remove every trace of any Nintendo-themed content from Gary’s Mod:

Honestly, that’s fair enough. It’s Nintendo’s content and it’s up to them what they allow and don’t allow. They don’t want you playing with those things in Gary mode – that’s their decision, we have to respect that and remove as much as we can.

This is an ongoing process as we have 20 years of uploads. If you would like to help us by deleting your Nintendo related uploads and not uploading them again, that would help us a lot.

The DMCA requests coming from ‘Nintendo’ were initially thought to be false and transmitted by a malicious operator, but Facepunch Studios confirmed that the requests were legitimate and came directly from the legal team at Nintendo. Many users are now wondering why it took Nintendo so long to make this official request.

On the Steam Workshop, there are millions of files dedicated to Garry’s Mod, one of the most customizable sandbox games ever made. Everything from tools to maps and character models to vehicles can be pulled from the workshop into the game – and wrapped up in those millions of files, there should be a fair assortment of Nintendo-themed stuff.

It’s time to clear up.

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