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[Geek] Nintendo reserves the right to brick your 3DS if piracy detected

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Nintendo is not holding back with its threats to cut gamers off if they decide to download and play pirate games on the 3DS. Retailers in Japan are being warned by Nintendo that it will disable a 3DS if illegal games are detected running on it. This deactivation process will be activated through firmware.

The warning from Nintendo has led to some retailers issuing a warning to customers stating they cannot accept any 3DS hardware that has been customized in anyway. This is purely because they cannot guarantee the hardware will continue to function when they resell it.
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Looks like the console makers are going to follow Sony on this one...

We will own you if you jack with our systems....
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post #2 of 188
Like that will sotp anyone, before if piracy was detected the game would just not work. Many of the mods to play pirated games requires you to make hardware changes on your console which makes this nintendo threat pointless.
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post #3 of 188
Seems reasonable.
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post #4 of 188
Never heard of a 3DS.
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So... what if they never update firmware or connect to the internet... win?
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post #6 of 188
Good luck Nintendo. The more locked down you make something, the more people want to know how to crack it.
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The 3ds is a gimmick just like the wii.
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Well, guess I'll change my current status for 3DS to DNW.
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post #9 of 188
And they think this will slow the homebrew community down?
post #10 of 188
HAHAHA Good luck Nintendo. Your Anti-Piracy tactics SUCK. Some of the worst out there.
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