Droping R4

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  1. superdude
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    superdude GBAtemp Regular

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    some sites are stoping to sell the R4 and the number might grow bigger. http://www.dsfanboy.com/2008/07/11/uk-reta...-elspa-threats/ A UK online shop has stoped selling R4's and now hopes that amazon will do the same. who knoews they might just stop selling flash carts altogether! you still can get a R4 from other shops (for now)
     


  2. da_head

    da_head A dying dream..

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    its dropping and stopping

    don't forget that extra p [​IMG]
     
  3. Satangel

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    Big deal, there are loads of other sites who sell them.
    One doesn't stop it.
     
  4. ackers

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    Just as well, there are better options than the R4 now.
     
  5. superrob

    superrob H4X H4X H4X!

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    Bah screw the R4 it sucks.
     
  6. Sephi

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    It doesn't suck, it just needs SDHC support.
     
  7. ojsinnerz.

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    And features, and should be sold at a cheaper price.....
     
  8. deathfisaro

    deathfisaro Narcistic Deathfisaro Fan

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    How can it not suck when R4 team has almost officially ditched the firmware updates and the only news is a rumour of next firmware in SEPTEMBER will brick fake R4s.
     
  9. Tanas

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    Which is impossible, so that means it does suck.

    R4 = the next DS-X? its sure looking that way...
     
  10. DarkSpace

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    Dude, it doesn't suck at least not for what it says it'll do. It only sucks when comparing to other products. It does what it says it would do. I'm not a fanboy I'm just saying that it has truth in advertising.
     
  11. Tanas

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    Flash carts are only as good as its support.
     
  12. Kuya

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    I dont think the R4 sucks. The only problem is that the R4 TEAM sucks, but not the cart itself.
     
  13. Devante

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    What the... Amazon is selling a flash card? Weird!
     
  14. Lupigen

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    Not Amazon. Just individual user "stores". No different than eBay.
     
  15. Curley5959

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    ebay deletes any items that have a flashcart in it..
     
  16. 704jaffer

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    I have to agree, the lack of support wasn't a huge deal when I first got my R4 almost a year ago. But as time went on it just came to be unacceptable. I just switched to an AK2 (for 20 dollars why not) and the increase of support, customizability and presence of custom firmware will keep me using it [​IMG]
     
  17. Xeijin

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    People, the R4 has been out for ages. I'm betting it's still one of the majority carts out there. It's had a good run, it hardly sucked. It's getting old is all, lack of SDHC and now seemingly lack of updates. Carts are cheap now, upgrading to a TTDS or M3 Real is hardly a bank breaker especially with sites like DealExtreme.
     
  18. jinxvorheeze

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    They don't need firmware updates all the time. They only release an update when there is a game that doesn't work with the card. Other than that, what do you want? It uses moonshell so you have all the features of most other flashcards, the only difference is the interface looks like shit, big deal. That's not something that's going to change. SDHC support would also be nice but again.... not something you can change.
     
  19. shakirmoledina

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    it may also mean tht ppl are still buying it like pancakes meaning for some it still doesn't suck (mostly newbs). It's the card tht started it all like Nintendo (the very first one together with the first mario which rocked the gaming industry)
     
  20. Panzer Tacticer

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    The R4 sucks in the same way the CRT television sucks.

    Which means the two were made to fulfill a need, and it fulfilled that need.

    Now if you want to compare an R4 to the latest greatest, yes it's like comparing a fat assed CRT television with a nice new HD television. Sure the older tech is older tech. Doesn't mean it sucks, just means it's older tech.

    I've got two CRT televisions in the house. If they weren't going to just HD signal in 2009 I'd have no reason to replace them either.

    And I will be enjoying my R4 till it's either non functioning, or hell freezes over, which ever comes first.