"I do it for the homebrew."

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Feb 15, 2013

"I do it for the homebrew." by Awdofgum at 3:26 AM (1,065 Views / 7 Likes) 19 replies

  1. Awdofgum
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    My general collection of odds and ends put together over the past several years. Special note to the new EverDrive 64. I've finally been able to play all the N64 games I've missed out on in the past. It's been great, but I've also ended up having to explain flash carts to so many unexpected people. It's a strange thought to introduce a means of potential piracy to people who have never thought of something like that before, and were hardly likely to have been in the future.

    But the other day, my mind was blown when I overheard someone having to explain the same thing to someone else in class. This person was very careful with their words. And as class was beginning to start, the conversation ended with "But actually, I do it for the homebrew."

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    thats like saying you bought a ds for pictochat, or a ps3 for playstation home, absolute b.s. Homebrew is great, but these devices are made for pirates, by pirates, plain and simple.
     
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    Actually a lot of people mod for homebrew, myself included. I didn't even know you could pirate games when I modded my Wii, and I don't pirate games now. There aren't many fun homebrew games (and those that are fun don't stay fun for very long), but IMO the best part of a modded Wii is getting to use it as a media player. It was especially nice before they released a Netflix and Youtube channel. I don't use my Wii much anymore besides when I'm testing my own homebrew apps, but I used to use it as a universal media player.

    I get tired of people thinking that everyone is just as messed up as they are. There are people out there who hold to a moral code. Buying my own games may cost a lot of money (that's why I don't have many), but I don't have any guilt either.
     
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    Ever Drive 64... It looks so beautiful...
     
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    It a beauty, but now I need to buy so many more controller packs.
     
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    I do it for the homebrew.
     
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    Got your controllers working? ;)
     
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    i do it for the homebrew.

    -another world
     
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    I once did it for the homebrew...

    That went downhill fast.
     
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    I initially bought a DSTwo for the homebrew, before quickly slipping into piracy. As of the past 6 months or so, though, I've sworn off piracy, and even bought a great many of the games I used to pirate. I still have my DSTwo, but it's mostly just collecting dust. I just keep it in case there's homebrew or a hack I like, or in the potential event I might want to keep all the DS games I have backed up, for some reason.
     
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    Another piracy thread?

    Oh lawd.
     
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    You're a sucker if you don't do it for both.
     
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    I do it for the games.
     
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    If by "do it" you mean frequent Oktoberfest celebrations, then yes, I also do it for the home brews.
     
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    I do it just because I can.

    Or how about I came for the homebrew and stayed for the piracy.
     
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    I do it for sake of science and engineering. haha.
     
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    As a programmer, I love being able to code for any devices I own. I had great fun coding random stuff for the DS, and I'm looking forward to coding stuff with the 3DS. The 3DS should be very interesting to research into, to see what kind of benefits the 3D functionality can provide for the user. A part of my final year project was focused on stereoscopic 3D, so it will be very interesting to see what 3D on a small scale can provide.

    I couldn't give a toss about piracy honestly. I barely play games as it is these days as they're all mostly FPS games, and getting far too realistic (why the hell would I want realism when I want to escape reality and look at far more beautiful worlds?). So really, the ability to pirate means absolutely nothing to me. Sure, I guess it's a nice little benefit to have, but I'd still support developers whenever I can. I'm a software developer myself, so I can appreciate the hard work developers put into their products, and I understand that if I want to use more of their work, then I have to support them.
     
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    I'm an amateur dev (although I plan to make a career out of it someday), but I get a sense of how much work is put into games.
     

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