Nintendo Forcing Piracy?

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  1. science
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    This occurred to me today, and I don't know if it's been discussed yet, but does it not seem that Nintendo is forcing us to pirate SSBB by not letting the official disc work on Wiikeys? I know there are lots of people who want to buy the game, and they have a Wiikey. But why buy something you can't play? I was going to buy it, but since it wont work for me, I'm not going to buy it, and just pirate it. I'm sure there are many other people out there who will do the same as me. I think a Wiikey update that allows dual layer discs to work would actually be beneficial for Nintendo. Were they just relying on the scene not being able to dump the disc? Thats the only thing I can think of.

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  2. coolbho3000

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    Nintendo is not responsible for a bug in Wiikey's own code.
     
  3. science
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    Is it the Wiikey's fault? I thought I read somewhere that it detects the drivechip
     
  4. RyuKakashi

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    It is the wiikey's fault. None of the other chips reportedly have this problem.
     
  5. Icarus

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    It's all about the game being Dual Layered. Nintendo has nothing to do with it.
     
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    Plus, the only reason anyone has a wiikey installed is so they can play pirated games and not pay for retail copies.

    It seems that the disc does not detect the drive chip but even if it did, how is this FORCING piracy? Surely it's punishing it? Which is the law, and seems pretty reasonable to me.
     
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    It's forcing it because there are many people who buy games that are worth buying, even though they could pirate them. If you can't play legit games on your chipped Wii, that would be forcing you to pirate the games to play them. I'm not saying its forcing non-chipped people to pirate, just the people with chips, even though that sounds redundant to say.
     
  8. Scorpei

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    Not true, a wiikey can be used (for one) to use gamecube homebrew. Also, running a backup of a game you own hardly is piracy (depending on where you live of course). Wiikey installed =/= piracy all the time. Though I agree with the fact that one can hardly say big N is forcing people to pirate games.
     
  9. Azadar

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    According to the law you the owner of an original DVD or CD are legally able to make a backup of it as well but game companies feel we are not allowed and they spend millions of dollars fighting it, when they could be using that money to grow the company.
     
  10. Whizz

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    Turn around...
    From WiiNewz.
     
  11. TaMs

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    Well the original game doesn't even work on all non modded wii systems from what i've heard.
     
  12. Jaems

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    LOL @ WIINEWZ
     
  13. jrdehaisx

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    I will never trust nintendo again! I will rather stuck and waste my money on the PS3 I have sitting at home!
     
  14. Armadillo

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    So you'll never trust nintendo again , because of a bug in the wiikey that stops the game working.

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  15. Astrax

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    The thing nintendo did wrong was delaying the US release 1 month, i know at least 2 people who got their wiis modded just to play the JAP version.
     
  16. Gifted1

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    Please, Nintendo doesn't care if your game doesnt work and you won't buy the game. People who pirate games is only a small percent.
     
  17. AshuraZro

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    Make that 3. But I don't blame Nintendo in the least. If the game's not ready for release, it's not ready for release. There's nothing they can do about that.
     
  18. EN!GMA

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    LOL it's definitely not nintendo's fault. I know that Nintendo and any other reputable game company do extensive testing to sort out bugs, but do you really think that they would test to make sure the legit copys ran on all the modchips? Please.

    The wiikey's firmware, which was designed to combat protection code, simply backfired in the presence of newish coding.
     
  19. Hooya

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    False. At least in the USA. Installing a modchip is illegal and against the DMCA, regardless of intent of use. Piracy actually has nothing to do with that. Copying Wii disks is also illegal in the USA, due to the DMCA as well, regardless of fair use policies. There is actually no gray area here.
     
  20. Heran Bago

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    [citation needed]

    Let's get some amature internet lawyering going I'll bring the lube guys. We all have national and international copyright laws committed to memory I'm sure.