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Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Scathraax, Nov 30, 2007.
However, no games will be offered, it would seem.
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They're going the Flashcart way, eh?
We got ComicBookDS for Comics/Manga and we got Moonshell/LMP for Videos/Music.
I bet it's gonna fail bad.
I'm kinda hoping that their video play back is somehow more open to other file types tan having to convert all the time to .dpg, it's just nice to put other videos without converting sometimes, but from what I understand, the DS doesn't have enough power. So either this will have some hardware decoders, or something else. Perhaps Nintendo is planning on selling games through downloads as well, maybe even with some sort of "drm" on them to help protect them from being pirated. That could explain the crack down on rom sites. This also hints at a new redesign IMO, with the built in flash. Download old classics and such like the virtual console, and just copy em to the flash memory either through wireless, or directly from this cart. GBA library is sorta lost because people who have GBA games can't play em, but you could still purchase em from Big N. This could also be another reason why there's the crackdown on rom sites. Just my opinion on this.
Was thinking more about this, I think one good thing that could come out from this is, if Nintendo did do some virtual console thing, then it should be 100% compatibility in all areas. No more worrying if a game will work with or without some fix, or if an updated firmware is needed for a new game. Only problem is, I'm sure Nintendo would protect their roms somehow. Kinda makes sense since Xbox has their Xbox Live service, Sony has their Playstation home that I think is starting to expand to the PSP so you can get PS1 games, and now Nintendo is extending its virtual console. Just my outlook on how this might play out.
Sounds great, going to Japan in June if these things are available i might buy them while i'm over there. Hopefully its not restricted to Japanese DS's only is it even possible to put some kind of region protection on the DS?
How long til it gets hacked to play roms?
Technically, yes, but I can't imagine Nintendo would still license it.
I have a feeling that people in Japan are going to go crazy over this, not sure why but just a gut feeling.
Well, I know for a fact that the Japanese know about flashcarts anyway... Most of my internet friends over there all have an R4..
i have seen your other posts before and you sound like everything is possible o.O?
however like the games and music doesnt boot .nds files over 4mb so maybe the dsvision works the same way