AKAIO Purchased

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AKAIO Purchased by Another World at 4:37 AM (21,181 Views / 1 Likes) 167 replies

  1. Another World
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    [​IMG] AKAIO Purchased
    All good things must come to an end!
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    In a radically unexpected turn of events, Team Acekart has finalized the purchase of AKAIO. Normmatt and Smiths began negotiation discussions in February of this year. The original pitch was to sell the source code outright, but the final agreement is much different. Smiths is no longer on the development team. Normmatt, however, is being kept on the project as the maintainer of the source until the new firmware merge is completed. “We got great homebrew launching homebrew called Menudo, and Normmatt will have it work in AKAIO very soon,” according to the lead programmer of the Official Bliss-Merged Firmware.

    SoulAnger, who contacted me with a statement, only had to say that he sold Menudo for a lump sum, and that he no longer owns the source code. He also provided me with a screen capture of the unreleased BETA firmware (see the top of the post).

    Normmatt has started pumping out fixes for AKAIO. Currently 31 games have been fixed (see "Loader Fix" link below). I believe this might be his last ditch effort to make his beloved firmware as perfect as possible before it changes hands.

    Finally, as if this news was not enough, I have a small edited snippet of a conversation which went on in #acekard.



    CODE so the code is sold, and acekard owns the rights?
    yes, they ****in’ left me out
    NorM NORM! I told you, I told you
    what happened?
    it isn’t you, it's that n00b SoulAnger
    he sold his code with a request that Smiths- is not allowed to touch it, another_world
    Smiths- there is nothing we can do about it now.
    pfft, I have a real job anyways. **** them.
    so what happens now?
    AKAIO gets a new Icon based homebrew launcher, I get paid, and eventually they maintain the source, not us.
    wait, wait.. so akaio is essentially dead after this? you won’t update it?
    Quits: Smiths- (*@*) (www.gbatemp.net)
    after v1.5, I will only have the right to OK certain changes and fix the loaders. The firmware, UI, cheat engine, and my proprietary DMA modes will be updated by them.
    I guess it’s time to release nOS.
    ?

    [​IMG] 1/1/09 Loader Fix
    [​IMG] Discuss
     
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    WTF! This freaking sucks! This was waaay better than the Acekard team firmware... I know they are probably going to eff it up some how. I hope I am wrong though.

    I may have to trade in my RPG if this is really bad... [​IMG]
     
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    I wonder what nOS is...

    This can't be good news, I guess.

    I'll take that RPG off your hands, my lovely science...
     
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    2 words: norm O/S!! FTW
     
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    this better be april fools
     
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    I detest this. Thankfully I still have my R4
     
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    Are you kidding me?
     
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    If this isn't a joke then that sucks grass grapes.
     
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    Whoah...


    This is terribad.

    lol :[


    Nice filtering of my text, BTW. [​IMG]

    It would be nice to know who exactly changed my acronym! [​IMG]
    nol
     
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    It's not a joke, it's real
     
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    Smell april fools.
     
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    *suspicious*
    hmmm....
    nothing huge this year?
     
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    Last year this site was purchased by ...
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    This year, AKAIO is purchased by Acekard...
     
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    April fools.
     
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    scaring me already!
    ;D
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    *thats my april fools lol
     
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    oh no wait. what time is it oh yeah April Fools.

    Wait stop messing with me. I was really looking and Acekard for my DSi. If this is a joke this is a sick one. I already have the damn thing at my house and the DSi preorderd
     
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    This better not be real!
     
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    I wish too man. I won an AK2i in the Tempmas contests and have an RPG...
     
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    What's so bad about this? AKAIO is now owned by the AceKard team so they can do whatever they want with it?

    Also, what was that bit about SoulAnger and menuDO? I didn't really understand.
     
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    well i will wait until april 2-3rd before saying anything about the subject. The similarities between last year's and this year's prank are uncanny. Nobody can deny that. That's why I am waiting to see how this plays out. Meanwhile, happy april fools everyone. [​IMG]
     
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