3DS To Allow Retail Software To Be Copied To System?

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  1. Hadrian
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    They're just begging for this thing to be hacked! They better have some good AP on it, while they'll still sell lots of games 3rd parties do tend to struggle unless they have a huge hit.
     


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    I wonder if a retail cart can be used more than once... As in, allowing multiple people to copy the game from just one retail cart to multiple DS's...
     
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    I was think a similar idea, but it is highly unlikely it'll be as simple as installing games on multiple DS's. However, game card itself recognizes it can only be installed once, then this is a deterrent for selling/buying used games. I'm sure there must be some robust AP if the 3DS does have this install feature.
     
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    Even if it's not hacked, this could mean that I can rent a cartridge, copy it on my 3DS and take it back just 15 minutes later [​IMG]

    EDIT: Seraph ninja'd me [​IMG]
     
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    That would be incredibly funny, and stupid.
     
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    Would been really stupid if you couldn't use it for multiple 3DSs. What If I bought 100 games, installed them all on my 3DS and then suddenly a whale fell from the skies and crushed my 3DS? Should I have to buy ALL those games again?! HMMMMMMM? [​IMG]
     
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    Actually, this is bad.

    If it is stolen, it would contain all of your games, while, a normal DS would only contain 1 game.
     
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    Its what most have to do on downloadable Nintendo content.
     
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    just be trading cartridges with your friends

    DONT DEAL DRUGS!
    DEAL 3DS Carts [​IMG]
     
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    i'd say you'd be connected to nintendo's wifi service when you can, thats when nintendo actually checks if its a game you've bought. (cd key system or something)
     
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    Well, it's a feature, not something required to play the game, so if there is such a limit in place you'll basically be stuck just using the cartridge like a normal person in the event of such a case. At least, this is my best educated guess on it.
     
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    Steam for DS haha

    that would stop piracy [​IMG]

    "Please Enter your Unique 3DS cartirdge code"
    "if your 3DS is registered to a Nintendo account stars will be credit also"
     
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    I wonder how much internal memory it'll have if you can fit 3DS games on it + 3DSWare
     
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    What if you break your 3DS and buy a new one, then find you can't install your games because you installed them on the now broken 3DS? that would be retarded >.> I'm sure you can install them on more than one 3DS.
     
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    tied to an account.
     
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    Beggin for hax lol.

    Seriously tho, it's gonna suck if you install ALL of your games into your 3DS and it gets stole.
     
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    Not sure that would lead to people having dummy accounts to "share".

    This E3 has led to more questions being asked then before it.
     
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    I have a feeling it will be timed installs, ie you need to reregister the cartridge every week or something. It allows trades and broken 3ds's, without being too difficult to use
     
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    ok guys here is the thing that nintendo did this is mine theorie:

    it works like pokemon you send the game to the 3ds and a key like thing that only can be at or your card or your 3ds so if you want your card to work on a other 3ds you must tranfer the key back to the cardridge to play on a other 3ds if you want it back you just send it back to 3ds

    it's like pokemon because you can san pokemon to the pokewalker and back to the cardridge i think it will be the same system.

    there still only 1 problem because if you have all the keys and games in the 3ds and you will lose it then you lost all your games though.
     
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    Hackers will probably hack the stored .3ds file loader to allow any .3ds game files stored on the SD card able to boot

    Custom Firmware will be the answer
     

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