homebrewerz dont like "piratez"

Discussion in 'General Off-Topic Chat' started by rest0re, Feb 8, 2007.

  1. rest0re

    rest0re GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Dec 23, 2006
    well... in gbadev.org .. gbatemp is considered warez site and rom monkeyz home. also if you hang at #gbatemp and then join #dsdev you got kicked. so why do we need homebrew news here? i think they're good but homebrew guys dont like us...
  2. Squiffy

    Squiffy GBATemp's Little Embarrassment

    Oct 30, 2002
    Northern Ireland
    Petty arguments like that are some of the most pathetic things I have ever come across.
    We have homebrew news for everyone, regardless of whether they consider the rest of the site to be wrong or not.
    I believe GBATemp should be neutral in that respect. We can openly discuss ROMs, but we don't give access to them or say that piracy is right/wrong.
  3. Harsky

    Harsky Madmin

    Aug 2, 2004
    To be honest, GBAtemp helped me out a lot when it comes to stuff like wondering how to burn ISO correctly etc. I remember asking how to make an ISO autoboot on my Dreamcast on a forum... I got banned....
  4. Opium

    Opium PogoShell it to me ™

    Former Staff
    Dec 22, 2002
    We post homebrew news here because it's important. It's relevant to the people who visit GBAtemp.

    If some people at gbadev don't like us well we're not forcing anyone to like us. GBAtemp does not host illegal material, we simply report things and let you make up your mind.
  5. Mehdi

    Mehdi Lemonade by Psyfira

    May 31, 2004
    I heared they're a bunch of cry babies..
  6. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".

    Former Staff
    Apr 4, 2006
    Most homebrew devs are computer programmers and software developers, and they are violently allergic to the mere thought of "not being paid for your work."

    They are willing to share their homebrew with the unwashed masses, but that's because they get paid for their daily work. If someone tried to piratize the code they write for a living, they would be very irritated indeed. And as a part of developer's solidarity, they feel the same way about software piracy of any kind. Saying it's okay to pirate somebody else's work, but not okay if someone pirated theirs, would be hypocrisy. If they want to get paid for their developing work (not counting homebrew), it's only fair that they support other developers in their attempts to be paid for theirs.
  7. mthrnite

    mthrnite So it goes.

    Former Staff
    Jun 30, 2006
    United States
    th' south
    GBAtemp is always gonna get pigeonholed, but it's really a lot more than rom release news.
    General tech stuff, social stuff, homebrew, humor, etc...
    I like it for the community. I've gotten a lot out of OTC/GFX/TESTING area. It's my favorite place to be around here (obviously.)

    The homebrew section is sweet, and thanks to Squiffy & zatelli it's getting nice and fat.
    If it was just about roms I wouldn't still be here...
    ..and damn sure wouldn't be moderating. [​IMG]
  8. fintendo

    fintendo GBAtemp Regular

    Aug 30, 2004
    Espoo, Finland
    I think it's great that you can ask about things like that here and it isn't considered illegal as it's definitely not. It's like someone goes to a shooting range and he's taught how to use a gun but nobody forces him to shoot people with it.
  9. Hitto

    Hitto MKDS Tournament Winner

    Nov 29, 2005
    Nice, France
    Who cares about who likes who? We're here, and we're not moving.
  10. Psyfira

    Psyfira Credit: 0ml. Insert tea to continue

    Dec 31, 2003
    Well said! [​IMG] It's obvious that the homebrew community would hate the piracy community, and that GBATemp would be bundled with them for providing a lot of information to aid piracy (even worse for the IRC channel, it's obvious what you're doing on there). But that doesn't mean the piracy community have to hate the homebrewer's back just to be vindictive. That's just dense.

    The homebrewers are amazing people, they do some fantastic stuff to stretch the capabilities of the DS and even after putting all the time and effort into designing, coding and debugging applications they're still willing to share their efforts with everyone. And best of all, it's actually legal.

    GBATemp contains a lot of "rom monkeys" who're only interested in pirating games, just look at the number of "rom x doesn't work on my y and won't save on my z! Patch pls!!!111!!!" threads. The fact that you're complaining about homebrew suggests you're one of them, and it's people like that that give us such a bad reputation (not saying we wouldn't have a bad rep anyway, that's the price we pay for doing what we do but you lot make it worse). Just because you're not interested in homebrew doesn't mean the rest of us aren't.
  11. Kyoji

    Kyoji ウッーウッーウマ

    Apr 15, 2003
    United States
    Get a life. The scene isn't everything.