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    The United States Department of Justice has shared some news regarding Team-Xecuter, which doesn't appear to be a good sign for the company. Gary Bowser, known on GBAtemp as garyopa, Max Louarn, and Yuanning Chen have all been arrested in Seattle, Washington. The US Government classifies these men as "leaders of one of the world's most notorious videogame piracy groups", and will be facing a federal indictment charge, for the selling of illegal hardware that facilitates piracy.

    The FBI has also been involved, with each defendant to be charged under 11 felony counts, ranging from wire fraud, trafficking circumvention devices, and conspiracy to commit money laundering. One of the defendants, Louarn, has not yet been extradited, though Bowser has, where he was seen in the court hearing that took place today.

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  3. Hells Malice

    Hells Malice Are you a bully?
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    Looks like Bubba will be exploiting a vulnerability in their bums in federal prison
     
  4. WiiEJECT

    WiiEJECT GBAtemp Regular
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    Actually good news.
     
  5. fadx

    fadx Filthy Cheater
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    Bound to happen sooner or later. Was obvious Nintendo was getting more serious with the relentless shutting down of resellers.
     
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  6. x65943

    x65943 Dr. Rabbi Prince X, Sr., Ed. D.
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    Nintendo has been moving forward quickly with this stuff in the past few weeks
     
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  7. Keyofdestiny

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    lmao. I guess rip team xecuter
     
  8. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside
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    so now the team x is out of the picture wonder about atmos now?
     
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    How will I hack my switch lite now
     
  10. chrisrlink

    chrisrlink Intel Pentium III Hamster inside
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    you don't know what this means do you? if team Xecuter goes down what's stopping nintendo from going after atmosphere devs? or even Us?
     
  11. Veho

    Veho The man who cried "Ni".
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    Can someone explain this one to us laymen?
     
  12. linuxares

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    “These arrests show that the department will hold accountable hackers who seek to commandeer and exploit the intellectual property of American companies for financial gain, no matter where they may be located.”

    Maybe Department of Justice just gave them a free pass?
     
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  13. TobiasAmaranth

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    Uh oh. I think I'm gonna need a guide to xfer off of SX OS within a few months, huh?
     
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    They’ll be next. I give it a month before we’re updated with a “so I got a C&D and a threat for jail time” just because it’s free and doesn’t enable piracy by itself does not mean it’s safe from Nintendo.
     
  15. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!
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    Using Gary's company called Oasis Pensive Abacutors to launder the money so they become "legal". Aka they look legit on paper.
     
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    Maxconsole site is dead now too. Karma is a Bitch Gary and it fucked you now, enjoy your Jail time Bro...:rofl2:
     
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  17. peteruk

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    Good luck getting Chen extradited from Shenzhen

    I don't use the TX products and I know what they do has divided opinion massively in the community but I hate seeing people getting locked up for this kind of shit

    Sad times and I really hope nobody who dislikes them comes out and glorifies these actions
     
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  19. Frexxos

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    Thats a big big big oof! That hurts as a SX user :-(

    So this will be probably the end of SX OS etc. ? Seems so?!
     
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  20. TheZander

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    Haven't these guys been through this before? 11 felonies aint shit.
     
  21. linuxares

    linuxares I'm not a generous god!
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    It is. TX is kill.
     
  22. Memoir

    Memoir Hi, I'm Cynical!
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    Well then... Guess I'm running Atmos from here on in :rofl2:

    This does suck for the V2 Mariko users with the chips installed. I've got a V1 Erista patched... Just hope I can continue to use it.
     
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