Nintendo still on the offensive.

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Oct 22, 2007
  1. GeekyGuy
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    From GoNintendo:

    "At Nintendo’s request, the Hong Kong High Court has intervened to help stop a global distribution operation involving game copying devices and modification chips (”mod chips”) that violate its copyrights and trademarks in the Nintendo DS™ and Wii™ systems.

    On Oct. 8th, the court ordered the raid of Supreme Factory Limited facilities. During a three-day period, Nintendo representatives seized more than 10,000 game copying devices and mod chips. The game copying devices connect to the Nintendo DS and are used to copy and play game files offered unlawfully via the Internet. The mod chips allow the play of pirated Wii discs or illegal copies of Nintendo games downloaded from the Internet."

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    Good job, Nintendo.

    Even though I'm a pirate myself, I would do the same thing in their shoes.
     
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    Supreme Factory Limited facilities?

    Is this a cart group? Or do they just sell them?
     
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    I couldn't agree more... I wouldn't like it when they really could stop piracy, but I think it's their duty to do something. Otherwise it really could hurt them in the end. I mean my collegue told me she and her boyfriend had a modded wii at home. They both didn't play games before so it's great they now bought a wii. But because they have a modded one I started worrying. If every Joe in the street knows an adress where they can get a mod for their wii, where does it end?
     
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    Neither. They manufacture them.

    I wonder if anyone of note uses them to manufacture their cards or modchips. If so we may suddenly find there are a lot of shortages.
     
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    Yes, manufacture, that was the word I couldn't come up with! [​IMG]
     
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    [​IMG] This sucks. But there's a reason piracy has got so big, and that's because it's so easy...

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    Supreme Factory Ltd. manufacturers the CycloDS..Thats the same place I have to send my CycloDS to get it replaced because it crapped the bed after 1 month [​IMG] So now I am looking at a R4...

    Maybe thats why the CycloDS has had such shortages [​IMG]

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    Yeah, that'd be reason number one.

    Reason number two, too many games cost too much money.

    On a side note, the industry doesn't play fair, they shouldn't expect the same of every consumer really. All of them have done their share of questionable practices to get our money however possible, some of us are going to find ways not to give them our money all the time whether it be used games, piracy, retro-gaming or the competition.
     
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    Banned BoneMonkey The cheese stash is a lie.

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    good im glad ! piracy sucks !
     
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    damn well good thing I don't buy from neither of those 3 companies. I know where it's a bad idea to be spreading your financial information.
     
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    I believe that is the factory where Team Cyclops manufacture the CycloDS.

    Looks like I wont be getting one of them after all.

    Edit - Apologies. I didn't see the post further up.
     
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    It does suck for them, really.
    They seem to be a decent team, but then again, they are making money off of someone else's work.
     
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    Just quote the whole press release, evade the blogspam:

     
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    if you bought from them or diveno your personal info will most likely be sold to korean gansters you will steal your idenity and take alll you monies !
     
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    I know it's very, very hypocritical to say this but when I go to Hong Kong, pirated games is the last thing I would even consider buying but I would be happy to pick up chips/flashcarts without a thought. I guess it's because of this the DS flashcarts are highly popular and profitable compared to making counterfeit DS carts.

    Nonetheless, someone pointed this out about piracy raids. When one closes, 3 will take it's place.
     
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    Supreme are wholesalers, they deal directly with the manufacturers (though they may well now be manufacturing stuff in house, I suspect that would be wrather dumb and expose more than just their stock to legal action.) There are quite a few people thinking they are sending stuff to the manufacturer, or dealing directly with the manufacturers - in most cases this is not true, you are just dealing with the distributors.
     
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    that is the least of the worries, more worried about information getting into the wrong hands e.g. people who deal with government politics.
     

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