Lol, look what you just said… "If Capcom REMADE the 190 BBB's they would be original." So I guess what you're saying is even though they are REMADE they are still ORIGINAL… ok By your example the only REAL original is the prototype. So I guess Williams remade MM even before PPS.
The fact is If Williams decided to make more MM's today instead of PPS having the new board set, etc. they would be considered remakes as well. It doesn't matter if they are remade by the original company or some other company they are still remakes because they were already in and out of production.
Capcom only built a few BBB prototypes. Protos don't go to market. Protos are not finished products, they are examples of what the finished product might look like. Prototypes don't get remade they either go into production or they don't. The fact that IPB put BBB into production does not make them remakes. They are still Capcom BBB's. There is nothing to indicate otherwise. It doesn't say IPB BBB anywhere on the machine It says Capcom with Capcom parts virtually identical to the proto in every way.
What PPS is doing today is definitely a remake. You definitely can't compare what happened with BBB to what's happening with MM today… not even close. PPS is more like MAME and what it did with video game market.
Definitely not the first thing Gene said that wasn't true...