Hoax alert: 3dscard.co & other sites

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  1. Costello
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    Being one of the major flashcart & homebrew related websites on the web, it is somehow our responsibility to alert our readers of potential fakes and hoaxes. Recently we've stumbled upon a few especially with the release of the 3DS. DS flashcarts have been around for ages, and those carts have recently been updated to function on the Nintendo 3DS console.

    However, at the time of writing this article, there is no such thing as a 3DS flashcart. No flashcart is capable of running or exploiting Nintendo 3DS content of any form. That is why we have to warn you about ill-intentioned sellers presenting regular NDS flashcarts as Nintendo 3DS flashcarts. The reality is that the cards they are selling are just regular DS carts that function on the 3DS. With such flashcarts you will only be able to run DS content (DS homebrew & games).

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    Among those resellers, one of them particularly stands out: http://www.3dscard.co/. Some of our members reportedly received emails from them, advertising the ultimate 1st generation Nintendo 3DS Card - 100% Compatible with the Nintendo 3DS!. This is obviously a hoax. The card is a simple $2 R4 card rebranded as "3DScard" to attract naive customers... and sold for no less than $24.95.

    Be warned: what you'll get by purchasing this cart is a simple R4 DS functioning (if you're lucky) on the 3DS, but with no 3DS game or homebrew support whatsoever. You can find similar, original cards for less than $10.
     


  2. Sir-Fritz

    Sir-Fritz GBAtemp Maniac

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    You can see why people do it, its a nice profit.
     
  3. AlanJohn

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    There are a bunch of websites like these.
    Supercard DS3.
    Acekard3.
    R4i TTDS 3DSi LL.
     
  4. Ace Overclocked

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    another bastard copier team
     
  5. RoMee

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    I got an email from them a few weeks ago
    I told them to fuck off.

    but how the hell did they get my email?
     
  6. Lilith Valentine

    Lilith Valentine GBATemp's Wolfdog™ The saint of all the sinners

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    Between insane and insecure
    Just because this has been put up, this won't stop the noobs from buying this card and making millions of threads about it
     
  7. AlanJohn

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    [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t7e0777z7AY[/youtube]
    Jk jk.

    I got it too.
    I think the get it from other scam sites.
     
  8. ferret7463

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    They prey on ignorance that's all. I find these cards funny and how they tend to weasel word some things. Most of them will say that they "work" on the 3DS but neglect to tell ya the type of content. It's the free market at it's best. [​IMG]
     
  9. Zorua

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    You must've registered on some random site and they must have sold their email database to a lot of other organizations.
    It happens and it's pretty common.
     
  10. CannonFoddr

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    Oh I would so love it if some1 ACTUALLY brought this & tried to get their money back when they find it doesn't play 3DS games - after all where on EARTH would you GET the 3DS game ROMS to try it out, from anyway ??

    I'm betting that they are hoping people will buy this card - they don't send out the card 'til 'late', then the customers find out they can't get any 3DS ROMS & by this time - the '30-days' have expired

    In fact their 'Live Support - Online' doesn't even work either, instead you get the opportunity of giving your Email address & posting a question...
    I'm SOO tempted (using a disposable email address - of course) just to send them something like
    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  11. deathking

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    weird i got the email about this card too
     
  12. WiiUBricker

    WiiUBricker Fake News Reporter

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    Sure this is not a real 3DS cart but granted, there is no mentioning about the cart being able to play 3DS games or content at this time. 100% 3DS compatibility could simply mean, that this cart works on 3DS and has 100% compatibiliy with DS games and DS homebrew.
     
  13. shakirmoledina

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    well the reason why flashcarts became so famous for a console that many kids play is its simplicity. It is definitely required to say something because not too many sites mention the progress for hacking the 3ds at the moment. maybe a box or page on temp can direct them to the ongoing progress.
     
  14. rock7

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    bastards, taking advantage of naive people [​IMG]
     
  15. Rydian

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    [​IMG]
     
  16. p1ngpong

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    That's still really misleading. There is no way to know if it will have the capability to play 3DS roms even when they are available, regardless of any updates they bring out.

    /states the obvious
     
  17. SatanicSaint

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    Wait,does this mean that the original R4 DS(or the 1:1 clone) works on the 3DS in the DS mode?? [​IMG]
     
  18. WiiUBricker

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    Yes.
     
  19. Rydian

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    Most DSi R4 carts are a clone with a bootloader update forced onto it (which is why they stop working after a DSi firmware update).
     
  20. SatanicSaint

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    So how do I update my R4 DS 1:1 clone to run on the DSi DS mode and the 3DS DS mode??