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They have to say things like this, Dev's haven't forgotten how easy R4/CycloDS made piracy on the DS.

Rockstar was pretty vocal about how underwhelming GTA:CTW sales were.

But they said the same thing about the Wii and people still pirate a ton on that.
    
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Is piracy even a big issue on handhelds? What kind of stuff can a 3DS do besides games?
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easy fix, make a Linux distro that plays 3DS games! firmware flash
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Good luck Nintendo. The more locked down you make something, the more people want to know how to crack it.
So basicaly you condone piracy and stealing from Nintendo? Nice to know. Good lord people their talking about people doing illegal stuff on their hardware. Did not see any mention of them bricking over homebrews.
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Originally Posted by Magariz View Post
So basicaly you condone piracy and stealing from Nintendo? Nice to know. Good lord people their talking about people doing illegal stuff on their hardware. Did not see any mention of them bricking over homebrews.
And how do you decipher between the 2, you can't.

And just because someone states something against someone else claim doesn't mean they agree with the opposite side of the argument.
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I believe the DS had the most piracy out of any console I've ever seen. You can't blame them.
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post #29 of 188
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Originally Posted by Magariz View Post
So basicaly you condone piracy and stealing from Nintendo? Nice to know. Good lord people their talking about people doing illegal stuff on their hardware. Did not see any mention of them bricking over homebrews.
Never said that. You did.
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Originally Posted by staryoshi View Post
Nintendo isn't a charity, they have every right to fight piracy. Whether or not we like their methodology is irrelevant
Yes, they are likely completely within their rights to shoot themselves in the foot, as long as they make the terms clear beforehand.

These tactics are not going endear them to consumers, and are going to cost them more than doing nothing would have.

The number of returns they will see alone will cost them far more than it is worth.

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Originally Posted by Dark View Post
If you're too cheap to buy the game then don't buy the device.
This is exactly the line of thinking that will cost Nintendo money.

The bottom line is that selling something is better than selling nothing. Obstinate pride over how much you think your products are worth isn't going to make them any money.

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Originally Posted by HybridCore View Post
Pirater's 3ds: *functions correctly. No bricking. Piracy not detected*
Regular Owner: *inserts game chip* Piracy has been detected. Your 3DS will stop functioning.
Pretty much.

Best case scenario for Nintendo, they don't hurt any appreciable number of legit customers, thus only lose a few million from what it costs to implement this sort of DRM.

Worst case scenario, it's buggy and is much more of a nuisance to good customers.

Quote:
Originally Posted by Magariz View Post
Did not see any mention of them bricking over homebrews.
Anything that allows homebrews to work will likely allow pirated games to work.

Anything that prevents the use of pirated games will likely prevent homebrews.

Quote:
Originally Posted by allenottawa View Post
You can't blame them.
Of course I can.

This is yet another example of a company cutting off a finger to stop the sting of a paper cut. It's so stupid it's ludicrous.
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