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  1. dinofan01

    dinofan01 Misses the old days...
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    It's like Viagra for your e-penis.
     
  2. Dylaan

    Dylaan GBAtemp Fan
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    Wow... Bad luck mate! You did us all a great service. [​IMG] I think that part of the blame should be on Dick Smiths also, it's not as if he obtained it abnormally...
     
  3. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    i wouldnt give you it because im too cheap to go out buying bunches of games and run up to eb and be like ploz can i has the game early
     
  4. Pliskron

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    I'd like to know how exactly he got pinched. Was he bragging all over the place?
     
  5. nitrostemp

    nitrostemp GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    he sure was hes like 23 years old he posted pics of the recipt and the shop that he got it from hes like rofl rofl
     
  6. GameSoul

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    Pretty gutsy move on him. I guess he's the example Nintendo needed of guys who get out of hand with stuff like that.
     
  7. DJ Hobo

    DJ Hobo GBAtemp Regular
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    It doesn't matter how much it costs to produce. The fact is if, say, 10,000 people downloaded the game, that's 10,000 x $80 or so that should have been spent, but wasn't. The cause would be the guy who leaked the game. Add on to that the court costs, and the fine doesn't sound so unrealistic.
     
  8. DCG

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    I think they have also installed a cd or game id spesific to each game ( meaning a new "serial" for every copy of the game) and used that to backtrack it aswell.
    I think they are doing this to make the pre-sell leaks vissable to them so it will be alot easier to track the uploader.
     
  9. IzzehO

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    Wow owned. This made me 'lol' however:

    Sophisticated technological forensics? ... "We is contact ISP and get name/address from the IP... we is 1337 haxor"

    It's sad to think that's a life completely ruined simply because he did something stupid. I can imagine a settlement like that against someone who had been doing it for years with complete disregard, but a first and only timer? It's just sad the bully mentality Nintendo has developed.
     
  10. JinTrigger

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    I can't believe it was a GBAtemp regular. Well that's just the risk he took...Should have been prepared for whatever came he's way. I know a lot of people are thanking him though....but could the downloaders get in trouble like this too.
     
  11. gisel213

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    Wow they bust one guy i dont see how that helps them and if he cant pay up
    what then???? All these laws on piracy are bs anyone can upload anything and
    download anything on something they pay for called highspeed internet service
    which the govt gets a chunk of just like when we buy dvd burners and blank
    media from a store legally and for what.... tell me one legal thing you can do
    with a blank cd or dvd dont say make a legitimate copy cause nowadays that
    can be considered illegal aswell.....

    There is a law that says you can sell or do anything you want with anything you
    buy....

    Funny how the guy legally payed for a game and got burned for it which fucking
    way is that going.... Early leak may be a charge from the law but he didnt put
    a gun to people's head and make them download it either.....

    Where he bought it from should be held responsible because if the retailer had
    not sold it to him he would not be charged with a bs fine at this time......

    All things used to pirate are sold legally in stores and yet they go after people
    what the fuck is that all about I mean seriously here ya go...

    Computer
    Dvd burner
    Blank Dvds
    Blank Cds
    Games to buy and copy????
    Movies to buy and copy???
    Music Cds to buy and copy???
    Operating System Discs XP,Vista and 7????
    Cable and DSL Modems
    Ethernet Cords...

    and when you use the things above you bought legally for whatever you wish
    your a pirate, a thief and a thorn in Music,Game Companies and the MPAA's
    side and one day we may all meet the same fate as the guy who bought one
    video game legally which was his property and within his rights to do what he
    likes with it well guess not what happened to civil rights.....

    Pretty soon if we get caught taking a legit movie over to friends house to watch
    with a group of 6 or 8 people well get charged for sharing a movie killing sales
    i can see it now the people make me sick.... but oh well thats the law maybe
    Obama with fix up some of dat shit..... I'm done ranting by the way this is what
    i truly think of the wii.....big kudos to wan for his work but 4 the wii in general
    [​IMG]
     
  12. Cermage

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    Mt ommaney?!

    thats like, 5 minutes away from me [​IMG]

    also not very smart guy.... depending on how he took the photo's, its not exactly hard to track down where you live e.g if taken by an iphone, the photo's exif data will show exact co-ordinates of where the photo was taken (due to the phones GPS), the camera/phone's name, your computer name if resized e.t.c
     
  13. rainwhore

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    I'm quite shocked at the reactions in this forum. This isn't something funny, and Nintendo aren't the "bad guys" here. The fine was outrageous, but since "piracy is illegal" and "piracy happened", then Nintendo could argue that they lost millions in all kinds of damages (reputation, emotional, financial..).
     
  14. nitrostemp

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    well if you think about it this guy is going to spend the rest of his life in jail because he wont be able to pay the fine
     
  15. gisel213

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    Something else remember that Mario Galaxy kiosk disc that demoed on certain
    machines but on retail wii's played all the way thru that was also leaked way
    ahead of time but this didnt happened then so why now??? Mario is Mario and
    this person was from gamestop also double strike........
     
  16. zeromac

    zeromac Finally reached 1000 posts EXACTLY
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    2 things
    1.) does nintendo only get 1.5$ loss from piracy? they do mention a lot more numbers esp for a game like NSMB
    2.) if anyone is sincere (to pirate for others and not become famous), that individual would keep it low and get a screen name eg. reloaded, legacy, xenophobia etc

    dont think gbatemp will have any probs cuz they are pretty famous (and dangerous) on the nintendo list
     
  18. smf

    smf GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Nintendo aren't the only people that make money out of each sale, manufacture, distribution & retail all have a cut.
    There is no proft until Nintendo have recouped their operating costs, which wouldn't have happened in this case.

    It's not as if they wake up one morning with a finished game, it costs alot of money to develop games & then you have marketting and advertising.

    If Nintendo don't make a profit then they won't make any more games.
     
  19. Mr.Mysterio

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    Poor guy!
    I feel sorry for him. But he really shouldnt have bragged like that.,
     
  20. prowler

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    To the people who use torrents, remember; you're uploading when you're downloading.

    Mostly they go after people uploading, rather then downloading..
     
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