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    Canadian Tempers beware, it looks flashcarts sold from your country are going to be a lot harder to find. Nintendo has just won a recent copyright right case against Go Cyber Shopping Ltd, a Flashcart retailer that's based in Canada.

    So what does this mean, exactly? Flashcart retailers from Canada will likely shut down, meaning finding flashcarts that ship from the Canadian region is going to be a lot more difficult, if possible at all.

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    Thanks @Qtis for the tip!
     
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  3. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor
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    Still possible to order online, but seems like Canada is not the country to use as a gateway to hacking.
     
  4. BORTZ

    BORTZ The Amazing
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    Luckily CFW seems to be the way to go anymore. Unless you need a DS cart or something retro.
     
  5. RupeeClock

    RupeeClock Colors 3D Snivy!
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    Does this only affect the sale of 3DS flashcarts, or all kinds of game copiers or mod-chips for sale in Canada?
    If it's only the former it's a bit of a shallow victory, seeing as Gateway and Sky3DS have stopped being relevant for a long time now.
     
  6. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.
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    Don't worry.
    Thanks to Nintendo's marvellous work on security during the late years, flashcards are everyday less of a necessity.
     
  7. Luckkill4u

    Luckkill4u 4 guys in a car ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)
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    Can't say I've ever heard of that company before. I think there are too many different ways for people to get flashcarts for Nintendo to make a difference in this country.
     
  8. Vorde

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    Wow, yet another great console parts resource gone. Thanks Nintendo! You're so amazing! -_-'
     
  9. Arck

    Arck GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    if they really want to do a real action against 3ds piracy, they'll need to attack free cfw.
    Because flashcard, lol
     
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  10. Vorde

    Vorde GBAtemp Fan
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    Yeah but then Nintendo would actually have to try and give effort. Easier just to get their legal department to do stuff instead of the programmers :P
     
  11. Arck

    Arck GBAtemp Advanced Fan
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    I think it would worth it for them.
     
  12. Noctosphere

    Noctosphere Adoptive father of Zelda
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    its not a problem for me, I've got all i need already...
    unless they release a switch flashcart
     
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    I've always typically ordered from overseas, usually in China somewhere. That's where I get my spare parts and flashcarts. Canada always seemed a little too close to home to be buying equipment from. Nonetheless, not going to blame Nintendo. They're protecting their products and are well within their rights to do so. All of us here can't really complain. These things happen.
     
  14. Vorde

    Vorde GBAtemp Fan
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    That's true, but there's a difference between asking a company to stop supporting Flash Carts for their devices, and suing them into an oblivion and taking down another place for people to buy parts for consoles and replacements etc.
     
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  15. gamefan5

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    Yup. Checked Modchip central, they have completely removed flashcarts from their product listing.
     
  16. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!
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    OH SNAP
     
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  17. Dust2dust

    Dust2dust GBAtemp Advanced Maniac
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    Ironic, for a site called modchip central, to stop selling flashcarts. Anyway, no one needs them on 3DS now, obviously. When the inevitable Switch flashcart comes out, I guess importing from China will be the only way to go.
     
  18. Xanthe

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    From the Canadian what...?
     
  19. the_randomizer

    the_randomizer The Temp's official fox whisperer
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    This is why CFW is superior in many other ways.
     
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  20. Ryccardo

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    Exactly what happened to a lot of sellers here, so now you have sites like "R4iTalia" peddling iPhone touch screen replacements :D
    And of course there still are businesses (more or less legally registered) that sell flashcards - although 99% of the time they only have r4isdhc.com dual core or other junk
     
  21. retrofan_k

    retrofan_k GBAtemp Addict
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    Always took the risk and ordered from China for my illegal legal shit.
     
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