I know to some this means nothing (shutdown info), but I do have a presence on G+ and I do moderate the Greymuzzle group there. So this news took me by surprise, and have caused me to make my own plans. Not that you will see any difference here, except for my interest in video games will be seen more here. I love certain games, I won’t bore you with purchases, just to tell you if a game I get is good, weird or just plain sucks. I have noticed more and more are interested in retro games. Certainly, the buyers of retro games at my favorite gaming store have gotten noticeably younger.
Recently another furry news site did an article on how MFF has recently banned fan art. Then gave a list of why this was wrong. On the other hand, I can give you 1 good reason why they did this, why other cons, not essentially fur cons have done the exact same thing and of why other sites such as Etsy has also recently banned fan art.
They just don’t want to get sued by the copyright holder. Nintendo is not the only one that has caused sites to change their rules about copyrighted material. In the last year, I had to delete some works due to a C&D. Really no one wants to be sued, and cons are simply protecting themselves.