1. leon315

    leon315 POWERLIFTER
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    And I though China is the Master of censorship.
    Nintondo: Hold my Game&watch.
     
  2. MarkDarkness

    MarkDarkness Nocturnal
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    Nintendo corporate management has become complete scum since Iwata passed away. It was never that friendly, but they keep digging further down.
     
  3. osaka35

    osaka35 Instructional Designer
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    lol technically true, but nintendo sanctioned. license for those roms are bound to the hardware and advertised as such, which makes it hard to argue you're distributing software without the license to do so. copyright is weird.
     
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  4. driverdis

    driverdis I am Justice
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    What is interesting about them taking these videos down is that this is an involved hack that requires someone to open up and solder connections to their system. The average joe is not going to do this at all, whereas some non techie people did the SNES Classic mods since it was just a usb cable and some software that made it easy.
     
  5. Orangy57

    Orangy57 bruh
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    it's funny that the US has made all of this tech modification legal yet Nintendo's still trying and succeeding to take stuff like this down. The Game & Watch handheld literally can't even connect to the internet, so what does Nintendo have to lose by letting people using the device that they've bought. This is so anti-consumer that Nintendo taking the video down is probably hurting them since nobody wants to buy the 50 dollar handheld that can only run 1 video game from 35 years ago.
     
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  6. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    You know what I did? So Nintendo is having an eShop sale, so I bought two third party games for a total of 17 bucks. Why? Because I refuse to buy first party games. Screw em.
     
  7. IceyyColdSnipez

    IceyyColdSnipez GBAtemp's Certified Meta Runner™
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    Sigh ninty Bever learns
     
  8. Cylent1

    Cylent1 Community Smart Ass!
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    NINTENDO ARE SORRY ASS MOTHERR FUCKERS!
    Who still uses communist youtube anyways?
     
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  9. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    Sorry to have to break it to you, but Nintendo takes a 30% cut of anything sold on the eShop. :D
     
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    Assholes should've made a competent product and people wouldn't have had to hack it. Like maybe adding a bunch of Game and watch games rather than another copy of the same old boring SMB. This is exactly why I unashamedly pirate nintendo games.
     
  11. DerpDingus

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    Here I am with my 8 various portable emulating handhelds having a great time tinkering with the software and playing 1000's of pirated NES and other various games and laughing at the sorry excuse of a game library on the Nintendo Switch online service. Dont get me wrong I still have it, but its useless to me.
     
  12. Silent_Gunner

    Silent_Gunner The Edge of the Soul
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    I still don't even know what the outstanding qualities that this device was supposed to exhibit, to venture off topic for a second. It has only two buttons, is riding on an important, but otherwise kind of obscure to your casual consumer brand name, and I could name plenty of other handhelds that could play more games than this that also only have two buttons.

    It's still a cool display piece on a shelf, I guess.
     
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  13. Xzi

    Xzi GBAtemp's Resident Plok Expert
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    Nostalgia and/or collector's value, that's it. $15 of the price is for the device itself, and the other $40ish is just for name recognition.
     
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    I find this obsession with nostalgia to be a train whose tracks are coming to an end. I used to work at a Walmart, and they had, like, an entire section dedicated to various flashback devices like they saw what the NES/SNES mini were doing and decided to recreate that.

    The problem with ALL of these flashback/mini console products is that they're all for devices for which you could play on any device nowadays that isn't a RPi1 or Zero. All of those 16-bit systems can be emulated just fine or close to full speed on systems going as far back as the PSP. Sure, the SNES emulation is shakier than a lot of other devices, but it's still close enough to full speed to be relatively comparable.

    I know, there's a ton of arguments for these systems and their existence, be it their ease of use, the fact that it comes with games built-in, nostalgia, and people not wanting to resort to piracy to play some games that are "SEALED MINT CONDITION RARE!!!!!" bait on eBay, or games that are just priced really high due to people not wanting to part with them. (ALttP and Super Metroid cartridge can still go for a lot on eBay)
     
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  15. aadz93

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    Im not surprised anymore
     
  16. the_randomizer

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    Still not gonna get first party games. Overpriced and never on sale. Over litigious pricks.
     
  17. ELY_M

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    Fuck Nintendo for censorship!!!!!! censorship SUCKS!!!!
     
  18. RedBlueGreen

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    It's only worth it if you got it as a collectors item like I did. I plan to just put the Nintendo IP NES and GB(C) games on it, then everything else will go on my Bittboy S30. At the very least their cheap asses could've put on the USA Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Bros 3 for the price.
     
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    *pretends to be shocked*
     
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  20. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Has a PhD in dueling
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    well its illegal to resell/rent in japan and they tried to push the ban here in the 90's so maybe that was their intent to use roms in the first place
     
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