Breaking News: R4 banned in UK

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by caffolote, Jul 28, 2010.

  1. Okami Wolfen

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    Good thing I got an Acekard instead.
     
  2. kiafazool

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    i wish my local store had that
    i have to go about 25km from my house till i get to the nearest store that sells r4.
    if canadian's want to know its the "Pacific Mall"

    but i have more good news
    i just found a guys selling a m3 lite NOT near my house but in toronto
    IM GETTING THAT PIECE OF M3 LITE
    i emailed him and waiting for a reply
    he's about 70km from my house or 1hour
    i wish he is able to come to toronto because i cant drive
     
  3. DarkStriker

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    Are the ps3 games real?? [​IMG]
     
  4. wolffangalchemist

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    just peel of the sticker to a real ds game and put it on the front.
    it's not like the local law enforcement will reinforce this ruling anyway.
    i doubt they will go around and search ever 12 to 18 year old in the UK.
     
  5. BobTheJoeBob

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    Guys it's not illegal if you already have them, they just can't sell them anymore or advertise them. If you already had an R4 before the law was passed it doesn't matter.
    Also, it's not really gonna change anything, I'll still be using my Acekard as much as I want.
     
  6. DeadLocked

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    Still not gettin rid of mine
     
  7. SifJar

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    I think pretty much everyone in this thread has misunderstood. Its not that R4s have been made illegal, its just been ruled that they were always illegal, because they bypass Nintendo's security system on the DS/DS Lite/DSi. Circumventing the security system has presumably always been illegal. Its not that a new law has come into effect, its just that a judge (or jury or whatever) decided that an already existing law applied to the R4. And that means that all flashcarts (and actually Action Replays/iCheats etc.) are all illegal too, under an already existing law. At least, that's my understanding from the articles I read.
     
  8. Kiekoes

    Kiekoes Former DS-Scene Staff

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    Why outlaw the R4? That's one of the stupidest things I ever saw Nintendo doing. I mean, come on, it's the most crappy card ever. Or Nintendo isn't aware of other cards then R4's but that's just stupid. I don't understand why they aren't doing any research on DS Flashcards.
     
  9. DarkStriker

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    They are fully aware of all the other carts but when 88% of existing flashcarts bears the name of R4. Which do you think they aim it on? Is like saying will you stop piracy in Norway when you can do it in UK and stop 4 times as mush pirates there than Norway
     
  10. Theraima

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    Blaming piracy? Imo thats just an excuse, they could stop doing shovelware and concentrate for some while.. Besides, they didnt ban possession of R4 [​IMG] Wonder what Ninty will do next?
     
  11. Overlord Nadrian

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    Funny thing is: the official (at least it says it's official) French Nintendo magazine (which was apparently recently overhauled to make the kiddies buy it, it's complete shit now) keeps mentioning flashcards and AR's as useful devices. Seriously makes me doubt the 'official' stamp on it.
     
  12. B-Blue

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    Good news.
     
  13. Crimsonclaw111

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    I remember Nintendo used to have an "Official Seal of Quality" a while back. I think they dropped the "Quality" for "Approval" because people kept buying shitty games and raging.
     
  14. Uncle FEFL

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    It's not like it truly matters. Now, UK sellers won't be making money. People in the UK will still buy them from other sites.
     
  15. acidonia

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    The Official Seal of Quality was just saying they got Permision to publish it on a Nintendo Console nothing at all to do with the game begin good or crap.
     
  16. Logan 5

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    R4 should be banned from GBAtemp.net as well. Good riddance.
     
  17. tuddy666

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    They've only outlawed the sale of "R4" cards publicly. While this probably -does- apply to other brands of flashcart (Supercard, Acekard, M3 etc); these brands have, in the mainstream, some degree of obscurity (none of the "casual" gamers in my family know what a DSTwo is, for example). While I'm not saying that it makes selling these cards perfectly legal (nor am I saying that this defense should be used as a loophole), this is what will eventually happen - the sellers distributing flashcarts in the UK will move on to another brand of card (the TTDS, maybe?) and the cycle will repeat itself. Or the company who makes these R4 clones will make a totally new and original flashcart called the "S5" or something equally stupid.
     
  18. Crimsonclaw111

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    This is what I got for s5: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/S5
     
  19. Jamstruth

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    This is perhaps the stupidest ruling in the world. You've banned 2 companies' carts. You should have done a blanket ban on the lot you idiots.
     
  20. tuddy666

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    I knew that the S5 was a type of car, but that's irrelevant. What is relevant, however, is that rebranding (or using a different brand of cart entirely) will be the loophole of choice for people who distribute the carts in the UK. Whether this loophole works, however, only time will tell.
     
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