Nintendo Takes Action Against Flash Cart Makers

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  1. JKR Firefox
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    According to an article posted on Kotaku:


    Interestingly enough, most of the companies backing Nintendo in this are most of the bigger ones. Here's a few examples:

    Arc System Works
    SNK
    Capcom
    Koei
    Jaleco
    Square Enix
    Sega
    Taito
    Takara Tomy
    Tecmo
    Hudson
    Bandai Namco Games
    The Pokémon Company
    Yukes
    Level Five

    For more info, here is the original article.
     


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    So are they just banning the R4, or all flashcarts?
     
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    I assume this means they are going after them all!
     
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    They don't know outside the R4s, do they?

    Thank god this only affects Japan.
     
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    This sounds completely ridiculous, R4 as a synonym for NDS flash carts. Like using iPod for any kind of MP3 player.

    Uh, I think I'm going to post a blog on that...
     
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    I dont think it will stop all companies, from producing these cartridges...maybe some, and it will slow down, but not completely. The cost of a Slot-1/2 will inflate indefinately.
     
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    And the DS-X is once again saved
     
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    I am glad i just bought my supercard now then, rather than wait a month only to find it will go up in price!! [​IMG]
     
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    Wow, now how many times have I seen this before?


    They'll never stop us. Quit worrying.
     
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    Hmm.....better update my slot1 and 2's sooner rather than later then. I need a new slot1 because, well, the one I have is an R4. I need a new slot2 because the SCminiSD slows down in GBA games, which sucks.

    I'm thinking CycloDS and M3 Perfect.

    If Ninty and its 3rd party's were creating 90% GOOD games and not 90% casual crap-fests maybe they wouldn't have as much of a sales problem though. But then again, it doesn't matter how good a game is for the DS, I ain't buying it when I can download it. Ooh...vicious circle.

    So, Ninty is finding out that flashcarts combined with a bunch of crappy games on an underpowered system equals low sales. Who'da ever thunk it? And now, after the damage is done and it's already too late, NOW they try to shut flashcarts down. Brilliant! Ninty is really on the ball aren't they? [​IMG]

    They may as well drop production of the DS and build a new handheld with a little better security this time. Don't you think? That would certainly make more sense than going after a bunch of underground flashcart companies who are obviously better at what they do than Ninty is at securing their systems.
     
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    lol, Good luck.
    You'll never shut down the flashcart making industry. [​IMG]
     
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    Well, I'm glad I just bought my Cyclo a few days ago! [​IMG]
    But whatever, flashcarts will always be available on the internet, and there's nothing ninty can do to stop it.
     
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    And how long have DS flash carts been around now.
     
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    lol owned=P
     
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    It looks like they also aimed to remove RS links to popular games like the FF series
     
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    ''oh no! were doomed.''

    haha
     
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    hmmm. but they'll just keep coming up with more and more flashcarts.
    they stop the production of one, we start another :]
    anyways, im glad i dont have an R4
    but when i tell people i download games,
    it's always the same response
    "you have an R4?"
     
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    The M3 sakura is going to go isn't it in this case? - This means no more firmware if we get m3 reals and want m3 sakura firmware on it because now, r4ds' and m3 simplys have stopped production and now Nintendo are locking up japanese flashcards like the sakura so now all the sweet firmware isn't likely to happen [​IMG] . This is bad and nintendo are going to regret it with loads of m3/r4 owners in their email box asking them to stop. Believe it or not but nintendo have a flashcard of them own - the ds vision and they are making their own go on top.
     
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    Ah, we're all uploading stuff from our flashcarts all the time. [​IMG]
     
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    The "REAL" didn't stop production... The R4 and M3DSS(IMPLY) is stopping production... Only because the R4 is stopping(M3 rebranded the R4) and because Simply was outdated to their NEWER cart(M3 Real) anyways. If you read the R4 and M3DSS going out of production, you can SEE that it is M3DSS and not M3R or REAL.

    If Nintendo does some freak super ultra raid, then we can say the the Real/M3 team is dead and all the other flashcart teams are for some reason also dead/being hunted, but it's freaking China. I don't think they could wipe them all out.
     

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