Is there any way to go online AND block/stop patches?

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    I'm excited about the Gateway, which I'm going to be using to test the lesser known games and the "I don't know if I'm gonna like this..." games, but I still wanna play games like Pokemon Mystery Dungeon, X/Y, and other games that may need online to enjoy to the fullest.

    People everywhere say to turn off wifi when using flashcarts, but is that because it might detect it and send that data to Nintendo, or is it because, just by going online, you risk being forced to patch, which may in turn block any flash carts?

    I'm hoping to be able to play any current and future games online, and still have the ability to use Gateway (or any future flashcart based off of it with better features), but I don't want to have to buy 2 3DS just to make sure I always have at least one system to play on.

    Yes, I know it's early to think about Gateway, but I just wanna make sure. From what I understand, I'm screwed, but there's always hope~
     
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    No, some people by nature, blindly click and okay everything ignoring what it might do just so they can start playing. Telling people to turn off the wifi preempts them doing just what I just described.

    If you want to play online, you will always run the risk where nintendo makes you do an update for no other reason than to block flashcarts under the guise of improving the backend functionallity. From my perspective, I see the mario kart update as a test to manually force people to update, even if it did fix something.

    We will not know how update proof this cart is until nintendo trys to force an update.
     
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    Damn... I'm one of those people...
    So if a person refuses to update, the game is unplayable? That sure does suck.
    Yeah, I'm not going to be one of the day-one buyers, but I'm probably not going to be one of the people who waits until there are tons of cheaper clones available, either. I'm just gonna wait until I find out if it works, and if it does, if it's updateproof.
     
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    It doesn't stop you from playing the game, it blocks you from using online features if your not going to update.
     
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    Oh. Well that's better, but not ideal of course. I guess I'll just wait to see how patch-proof this thing is before I consider going online for Pokemon Mystery Dungeon~
     
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    "A new update has been released, would you like to install it?"

    No.


    Simple.
     
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    my friend, if you want to play online, buy retail games and forget about any problem ;D NOT CHEATERS ANYMORE :S
     
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    There will always be cheaters online, who you trying to fool here, are you trying to fool yourself into believing that online play is going to bar a cheater.
     
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    I plan to buy any games that benefit from online activity, but I have been really picky with video games lately, and I wanna make sure I don't end up spending money on something I'm gonna play for 10 minutes and never pick up again.
     
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    I think updates are mandatory on certain games. Won't they see it through that? I'm not too sure on that though.
     
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    Just remember that new games comes with new updates. The gateway flashcart will most likely be patched immediately and there's nothing you can do about it if you want to play newer games. We can't just edit the game files and remove updates, even if we could some of those updates will be needed for the games to even function properly in the first place.

    You will be extremely limited by purchasing this device when it comes to online and game selections.
     
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    Yeah, I know, that's why I'm gonna wait until we find out more about Gateway. If it can function using the latest firmware, then any games that are already released should function while using it.
     
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    if we let this happen, it'll happen...
     
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    ok, I know how you feel, maybe I'll do something like that, downloading and playing a game before to buy it to see if I will play it or not... but I'm sure that you will not only play 10 minutes of any main-series PKMN game hahahaha :P
     
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    Yep, that's why I said in my first post that I'm going to be buying Pokemon Mystery Dungeon and Pokemon X/ Y(probably Y).
     
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    ohh sorry!! so, I don't undestand what you mean :P I apology..