Game Night [Concluded] Ocarina of Time Online - Friday Game Night

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  1. Meteor7
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    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.

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    I mean, digital backups of your own titles are, to my knowledge, not illegal. We've held two events so far which involve emulation, one for Super Mario 64, and now for Ocarina of Time, and both are games for which I don't consider it a wild stretch of the imagination for many users to own. Besides, what we're trying to showcase here are the mods, not any kind of piracy, which I'd consider pretty on-brand for the site. We're no more promoting piracy than we are buying the games and dumping them yourself. If you decided to pirate in order to acquire these games, that'd be a decision entirely on you, and not something we encouraged, either implicitly or outwardly.

    As an aside, GBAtemp has technically lived for years without any piracy, and even if we were to suddenly embrace that angle, it would likely do more damage to the site and the community than good.
     
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  2. AceX

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    Not sure if I'm gonna join in or just watch for a bit, curious to see how this works though.

    Edit: How do I know I got my XP?
     
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  3. Jiehfeng

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    You say "for a site that condones piracy", "you sure make a lot of events that require piracy". Where is the contrast here? There's no point made here without two opposites.
    Shouldn't it either be "for a site that discourages piracy", or "you sure make a lot of events that require legitimacy" for either?

    Because it is as you quoted, "isn't 100%". A good chunk of the use of this site is piracy yes, but that isn't what it is about. You can observe this immediately with the launch of a new console. A good majority of members already become satisfied with homebrew when it launches on said console, without there being any possibility of piracy as of such period. Modding is mostly the primary focus and what gives most of this site's life force, piracy is an extension of it that users may or may not choose to undertake.

    And because it's undeniable that almost everyone with capability undertakes some form of piracy from time to time, it is natural you see this site front paging SX OS for example. Only to cater to vested interest, but you will never find piracy itself.

    Think of this site as a weapons shop, but that doesn't sell weapons, nor permits, nor info where to get them. The site only gives you the info of the weapons and how you would use it. This is a kind of implication in a way, howsoever staff may like to deny that, but the fact remains that this weapons shop is just like the little pharmacy in a large supermarket. Hundreds go to the little pharmacy, but the little pharmacy is not the focus of the supermarket.

    With all that said, these are ancient games. There is no harm done with piracy of N64 roms, unless Nintendo wants to cash in on those old games with virtual consoles. You're not depriving the devs of anything, it could even be said that they would appreciate you're finding new ways to enjoy their game.
     
  4. 8BitWonder

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    My twitch is 8_bitwonder, I'll hop on in a minute.
     
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    Twich name is TrueIceCold79, entry 26 in the bot.
     
  6. Araeden

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    Well. caught the tail end of the stream. About 10 minutes I guess?

    Definitely want to hop in next time.
     
  7. Durelle

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    KDurelle is my Twitch, but that was obvious lmao
     
  8. tatumanu

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    I ...had no idea this existed... this and the last event were the best choices for a gbatemp game nights ever.
     
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  9. chartube12

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    I didn’t get my Xp for watching the stream And chatting. My twitch is barbour31.

    Did the group manage to get everyone’ Link visiable to each other?
     
  10. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.

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    I’m almost certain I saw your name on the list of users I set to give XP to. I’m on my phone currently, but I’ll be certain to double check in about an hour—thanks for letting me know.

    EDIT: Re-did the XP, those who joined in, did you get a little alert showing the XP you got?
     
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  11. AceX

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    I got mine at 11:13 AM.

    Edit: It doesn't show on my XP transaction log though, maybe that's why people think they didn't get it?
     
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  12. Ericthegreat

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    I feel everyone will be trying to do the glitch to go from the first dungeon to the end.
     
  13. Meteor7
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    Meteor7 Guess where this thumb goes.

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    What, wrong-warping? I did watch some saucy rascal pull a mido skip right before my eyes, CHEATING US ALL, but nobody had tried to wrong-warp yet. Though maybe it's just a matter of time?
    We're planning on continuing this same run again, likely this Friday, so who knows what'll happen.
     
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