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dear god!
its like securom and sony DAC rolled into one!
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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.
Wow. You literally put words into his mouth. He said nothing of the sort...
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I'm seeing a lot of "good for Nintendo" posts from "Sony is the devil" posters. Hmmm. Wonder why there's a difference between the two when it comes to protecting intellectual property?
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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.
Quoted wrong person lol. You are assuming that Nintendo would have no way to detect a homebrew title over a pirated retail game. This is not something we know so we cannot speak on it. They entirely have the right to prevent piracy on their product. All you have to do if you 3DS gets bricked and you were using homebrew games is present it to Nintendo as a false acusation as they have not said that is illegal. They don't do anything then take it to class action suit. Let's not jump the gun on them until we actualy have a reason, ok?
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I'm seeing a lot of "good for Nintendo" posts from "Sony is the devil" posters. Hmmm. Wonder why there's a difference between the two when it comes to protecting intellectual property?
they are called fanboys, and the are everywhere on the internet.
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HAHAHA Good luck Nintendo. Your Anti-Piracy tactics SUCK. Some of the worst out there.
Yeah, wait until Nintendo bricks a bunch of people's systems who are all legitimate because their firmware has some kind of bug - or the hackers figure out the method Nintendo uses to do this and Bans legitimate systems.

At lest Nintendo isn't unleashing a pack of goons to sue anyone that happened to read a forum or watched YouTube - well, not yet anyways. But insanity is all the rage, and the console industry has gone Charlie Sheen...
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What's is the legality as far as them being able to essentially destroy the device which you payed for? Seems like something is amiss here.

I can see it now blue ray players/consoles/PCs with self destruct sequences. Pirated media detected step back 3...2...1... boom
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I'm seeing a lot of "good for Nintendo" posts from "Sony is the devil" posters. Hmmm. Wonder why there's a difference between the two when it comes to protecting intellectual property?
Maybe because Nintendo is actually attempting to protect intellectual property, while Sony is just into harassment of modders and hobbyists?

I want to see LG use Sony tactics against Sony - give them a dose of what they have been dishing out.
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Quoted wrong person lol. You are assuming that Nintendo would have no way to detect a homebrew title over a pirated retail game. This is not something we know so we cannot speak on it. They entirely have the right to prevent piracy on their product. All you have to do if you 3DS gets bricked and you were using homebrew games is present it to Nintendo as a false acusation as they have not said that is illegal. They don't do anything then take it to class action suit. Let's not jump the gun on them until we actualy have a reason, ok?
I don't think the consumer should have to go through lawsuits to get there device to work. That is absurd.

Also, there is NO WAY to decipher between homebrew and pirated games for the simple fact that it wouldn't be "genuine" in either regards. And what happens if they detect false positives and then someone's 3ds still gets bricked. This will do nothing more then piss people off and cost them boat loads of money trying to solve an issue that cannot be stopped.

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Originally Posted by Blameless View Post
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.



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.



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.



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.



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.
^^ This guy summed it up perfectly.
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Wonder why there's a difference between the two when it comes to protecting intellectual property?
Hypocrisy.

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Originally Posted by Magariz View Post
You are assuming that Nintendo would have no way to detect a homebrew title over a pirated retail game.
Probably a pretty good assumption.

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Originally Posted by XNine View Post
They don't do anything then take it to class action suit.
Yeah, right. There is no incentive for anyone except a legal firm to ever initiate a class action lawsuit.

It's a pain in the ass, and in the end, three years later, on the off chance everything works out perfectly, you get a coupon for a free game and still need to pay Nintendo for another console.
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