Is Nintendo "cool"?

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  1. Jim-Luc Tiberius Kirkard
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    As in the cool dad who buys you beer? What I mean is I had a modded Xbox back in the day, and I remember having to get a program and another program to get a password to enter Xbins for the homebrew. Sony sued the guy who modded the PS3 or something, but I've never seen any indication Nintendo cares. Cartridge ROMs are openly available on a number of websites, the homebrew for the Wii is as well, and if I understand correctly, there wasn't much of an effort to prevent the Wii U from being moddable since people figured it out pretty fast. They have shown signs of being stingy (removing the GC ports from later Wii models), but never litigious, even though they most likely lost money to some extent because most classic games were in their store. Though, that amount of money was probably like taking a couple hundred gallons of water from the ocean considering the Wii was the number one selling system for quite a while. I think the PS4 broke that record, though.
     


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  3. osirisjem

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    Nintendo is aggressive in protecting their content.

    (1) Try downloading some first person titles off ThePirateBay. You'll get a letter from your ISP saying they got you.
    (2) Nintendo is so cheap, they went after YouTubers ! trying to get rid of Let's Play videos.

    Are they cool ?

    No. Cool people don't mix tablets and controllers.
     
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    my dad works for nintendo.
    try to search about game acceptance rules, nintendo rules in the past for making games to nintendo consoles were so strict...
     
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    If you think patronizing a particular game company makes you cool, you probably aren't.
     
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    I don't know, Nintendo is just one I've never seen. I had one of those ISPs back in the day where I got a bunch of movies and shows and never one letter. I even got a couple of HBO shows.
     
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    ^ Ah I had one of those bad boys. Good times, Bung were awesome - homebrew competitions etc.
     
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    Shouldn't this be in something other then "hacking"?
     
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    Only when you're 10.
     
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    ... it seems somebody didn't even bother reading past the title. Hate is strong in this one :lol:
     
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    I think "cool" isn't the right word, and prompts responses like Tom's.
    Nintendo does care about you modding their systems. The last few updates for the Wii were for the sole purpose of blocking homebrew. But their online services were usable even with a modded system, and that's why a lot more Wiis are modded than PS3s.
    And sometimes Nintendo is cool to their long-time fans (e.g. GC controller for Wii U Smash, Pokemon remakes, etc.).
     
  13. Walker D

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    They care about hacks, since they talked about it during past investor's meetings ...but they probably will never be too aggressive towards it, maybe cause it could generate negative attention regardless of it solving something or not.
    They will probably just keep what they're doing, and "passively" fight against hacks (console updates, region locks, etc..)
     
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    They sue flashcard manufacturers and retailers, they are lobbying to make flashcards illegal (they succeeded in several countries), and they are leaning heavily on PayPal to refuse services and freeze accounts of online flashcard retailers. They aren't "cool" with it.

    http://mynintendonews.com/2013/07/0...n-944k-worth-of-damages-in-r4-piracy-lawsuit/
    http://mynintendonews.com/2011/10/0...million-in-piracy-battle-bans-r4-flash-carts/
     
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    Are you serious..? Nintendo is a BUSINESS SHARK. Nothing cool and friendly about them, look at the Virtual Console prices for hard evidence.. The close to null state of actual sales from them.. The rarity of "gifts" to their old customers and newcomers alike.. I think the point I wanted to make here, is now scored. Big N = Money Hungry BEAST! (with mustaches)

    ON TOPIC

    Yeah, piracy wise, Big N is sort of "cool", with the countless Mario hacks out there and few firmware updates to block exploits.
     
  17. Taleweaver

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    Christ, almighty. Change the thread title to something like "does nintendo care about pirating?". I'm getting mental images of Iwata and Miyamoto in sunglasses wearing caps backwards and doing thumbs up and "hanging out".

    *shudders*



    Now...when it comes to piracy, I get the feeling nintendo is less aggressive towards hackers. The actions they take (like stubbing wii's IOS249* or fixing bannerbomb or the initial twilight hack) are relatively harmless and shouldn't affect those who don't do anything illegal. Likwise, they won't repair your wii if they find traces of homebrew, and there's the occasional action in court (see Megaman and Veho's posts). But to their CUSTOMERS, nintendo's pretty decent.

    Take the wiiu. I'm pretty sure sony or microsoft would have decided to drop the backwards compatibility the moment they found out there was no way to block the existing hacks on the vwii. Nintendo just accepts that it's better to offer it as a service to their fans (and have the pirates get some extras) rather than punishing their fans in an attempt to stop pirates (who could STILL just hack any wii they wanted to).



    ...and...the PS4 does quite well, but it's way too early to really compare its success to the wii (a quick comparison of total sales: wii: 101 million, PS4: 10 million).


    *which should be empty on a non-hacked wii but is the mainly used cIOS slot.
     
  18. Rayder

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    Depends on your definition of cool and who you ask.
     
  19. gudenau

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    I would say yes, because all in all they are. The few things that are not cool (region lock, no unsigned code, etc) do not outway the good things (Mario, Wii U, Zelda, etc) to me.
     
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    I like both Nintendo and Sony, but despise Microsoft's line of game consoles, because I can.
     
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