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News Nintendo launch mass lawsuit against R4

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by CardJoe, 29 Jul 2008.

  1. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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  2. cjoyce1980

    cjoyce1980 New Member

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    hurting them.... aint this Nintendo DS the biggest ever selling console in the world currently.

    me thinks nintendo is being greed
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Shouldn't that be
     
  4. Omnituens

    Omnituens New Member

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    R4's sappin' my DS sales!

    I have a similar cartridge that I use for music, videos and homebrew. I don't use it for illegal roms or I'd get shot at work.
     
  5. sotu1

    sotu1 Ex-Modder

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    haha! down with the DS!

    actually, i'd like to know exactly on what groudns Ninty are going in on. From what i know, the R4 and other units are a legal unit. it's like torrenting, the software is legit, the downloads aint.
     
  6. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Except in this case: the Hardware is legit, the Software ain't.
     
  7. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    :worried:
     
  8. TreeDude

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    I guess i better get one while I still can...
     
  9. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    Seems pretty fair to me. It's a device that allows the general masses to get something for free, i.e. why pay £25-30 for a game when you can download it, stick it on a cheap memory card like that, and play it without worry.
     
  10. aggies11

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    This is a *serious* problem. I hear Nintendo is almost losing money on the DS now.... wait a sec.

    How about we spend less time filing lawsuits and spend that effort on making more quality games for the Wii?
     
  11. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    There's about 10 different companies that offer similar products. So if the R4 disappears, there are plenty of other choices.
     
  12. zimbloggy

    zimbloggy Genius Extraordinaire

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    heaven forbid that there should be custom software on something that we ourselves own.
     
  13. SNIPERMikeUK

    SNIPERMikeUK New Member

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    Nice!!! Good Luck with that Nintendo, R4 is the popular choice, but there are soooo many more similar products, and running Lemmings and Quake on a DS is fantastic.
     
  14. Krikkit

    Krikkit All glory to the hypnotoad! Super Moderator

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    There are plenty of good games out there, why bother if everyone just pirates them?
     
  15. zeroinfinity

    zeroinfinity hmmm.

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    Nintendo has gone the way of evil corporation since the explosion off the Wii's popularity. Better get an R4 now before it's too late.
     
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  16. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes How many wifi's does it have?

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    They must... if they don't game companies will say "What gives! If that is the case, then we wont' make DS games anymore"
     
  17. CardJoe

    CardJoe Freelance Journalist

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    On the plus side, coder PapaFuji has just released the DS port of the Frotz interpretter - bringing a whole world of freeware interactive fiction to my DS. Joy!
     
  18. Cthippo

    Cthippo Can't mod my way out of a paper bag

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    The logical extention of that is that since ALL digital media can be pirated, the no one will make anything anymore. Somehow I can't see that happening. I think Nintendo earns a fail for this move.
     
  19. The Infamous Mr D

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    Wow. My R4 turned up this morning. Talk about timing!!!
     
  20. Jordan Wise

    Jordan Wise Baby called to see the boss...

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    such a shame, i love the few homebrew games i have on my DS. Nintendo should fight fire with fire, do their own version, so all games can have been carried on one cart, and have a Steam like service built into the firmware so you can get the games through wi-fi. I doubt they'll do it with the DS now they've starting this lawsuit, but they better think like that when the next handheld comes out
     
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