1. Chary

    Chary Never sleeps.
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    The rules apparently need reiteration.

    If it's in a use-case of "abc site died, or abc site owner got sued, or abc site is down atm, or abc site owner owns 200 cats, then you can say the site.

    If you're asking someone, "where i get my roms bro, i dunno how google works???/" then no, you cannot say "abc site name has BOTW xci and its updates, go there". You cannot link it, either.
     
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  2. WarioWaffles

    WarioWaffles Advanced Member
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    We are living in the end times for roms, usb sticks and hard drives will be worth their weight in gold.
     
  3. JayMathis

    JayMathis GBAtemp Fan
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    Lol no
     
  4. TunaKetchup

    TunaKetchup GBAtemp Fan
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    Rebranded is dead as of a couple hours ago

    Nintendo is like a drug-sniffing dog
     
  5. zoogie

    zoogie playing around in the dsiware
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    Nintendo: "we're shutting down various rom-hosting sites due to ongoing fears of coronavirus transmission"
    Good on Nintendo looking out for the public health.

    You wouldn't download a virus, would you?
     
  6. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru
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    LOL no.. They might ends some sites of roms/isos but there are many blackmail anywhere. You will have to know where to find them. It is not going away any time.
     
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  8. naddel81

    naddel81 GBAtemp Addict
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    Which ninty warez Site has Not Been shut down, yet?

    Gesendet von meinem Redmi Note 8 Pro mit Tapatalk
     
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  10. Nobody_Important4u

    Nobody_Important4u Just Another Shitposter
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    Here is my classic response:
    Fuck you Nintendo:angry:
     
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  12. azoreseuropa

    azoreseuropa GBAtemp Guru
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    Wrong answer because if you hate Nintendo then you wont have Nintendo games ever. You should thank them and they have the right to do so.
     
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  13. ChibiMofo

    ChibiMofo NPC Chibi-Robo for Wii needs a fan translation
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    Armenians don't know much about American laws, do they?

    As for DarkUmbra still being around with a new name, that's complete BS. Because no Canadian would ever be dumb enough to get a cease and desist letter from Nintendo's lawyers sent directly to their home address using their real name and then just re-open the obviously-infringing site under a new moniker. I mean that would be like begging the judge for actual prison time in addition to restitution. Nor would Nintendo just settle out of court with someone like that. No, DarkUmbra's admin is certainly not that dumb.

    If you found it, Nintendo will to.
     
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  14. Deathscreton

    Deathscreton GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Can I offer a friendly suggestion? Half-rules are a slippery hill. If you're going to go this route, don't confuse people. The rule should be something along the lines of "If the site offers illegal software, is not the main topic of discussion and is active, do not list the name." Not only does this let you discuss current news without being smacked, it makes more sense and doesn't leave any room for interpretation.

    For instance, your current rules allow me to say "DarkUmbra is dead, but DankSoftware hasn't been touched yet". I know that your intention is to avoid leading folks to piracy directly which is why no one is being hit by mods for word play, but ultimately it just leads to confusion or allows someone to troll. Allowing someone leeway to interpret is how you have these issues.
     
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  15. Axido

    Axido GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    Here's a poem from Nintendo on the matter:

    Roses are red
    And violets are blue
    Darkumbra is dead
    And those ISO sites, too
     
  16. skinnyBIGGS

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    Its weird but i get it you dont want to be sued but come on this site is a enabler to piracy it may not post links or direct to illegal copies but it does contain info on how to circumvent ones device which is illegal even if its just for homebrew
     
  17. MasterJ360

    MasterJ360 GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    Hacking your console isn't illegal. You are just breaking TOS. Whatever you do behind closed doors is by the user choice thats where the illegal argument comes into play. Its the same thing for Emulation, the emulator is not piracy tho it can enable it by choice.
     
  18. EvilMakiPR

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    I hope this precious site dont go anywhere. All those Roms sites, Forums, etc from like the 90s or 00s has been falling one after another and Nintendo is in the frontline taking em down

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    Is Sad but youre right. If YouTubers that do Tutorials, etc are getting their channels killed and they themselves getting sued then I guess is just matter of time for GBATemp to disappear.
     
  19. lukands

    lukands I took the little bus here
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    I know a website that has been operating for years selling roms (digital downloads, pre loaded hard drives, etc..) they removed all Nintendo related stuff from their website but everything else (playstation, xbox, mame, etc..) is still available.
    The reason is because they don`t want "attention" from Nintendo!
     
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  20. alepman90

    alepman90 GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    It's not like Switch has a worthy library to pirate, if it's not for the WiiU ports. Switch will ends up with SMO and 1 2 switch plus indie garbage
     
  21. lordelan

    lordelan GBAtemp Psycho!
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    Best trolling I've seen in a while.
    Don't worry. I won't feed you.
     
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  22. PiracyForTheMasses

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    It's not trolling when it's true. The Switch library is horrible & the quality of exclusives is horrible. Exclusives look good, but they have no substance. Take Zelda Breath of the Wild for example, it looks good but it's literally one of the worst game in the series
     
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  23. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    I remember when I thought the Switch had potential...
     
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