Ninty Europe cannot brick 3DS because of European terms

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  1. gamefan5
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    http://gonintendo.com/viewstory.php?id=159250
    http://www.defectivebydesign.org/

    Nintendo would like to reassure any concerned consumers that under our European terms and conditions and in compliance with European requirements Nintendo does not have rights to user content, such as comments, messages, images, photos or movies, which are shared in private communications between users or simply stored on Nintendo 3DS.

    European players. Feel free to try and hack the 3DS as much as you want.

    In the links, it also mentions the bricking, not only privacy issues.
     


  2. Ikki

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    I don't see where that paragraph mentions bricking.


    However, we all knew they couldn't.
     
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    Yay!
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    I wonder if this will be appropriate... : [​IMG]
     
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    Well, check the link, I guess. I posted the 2nd link.
    However, It's kind of a good thing that even Nintendo of europe sees that NOA is going too far.
     
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    Yay! I already knew this but at least I have a link to point people to now.

    (more regarding the privacy thing than bricking, but they won't brick anyway)
     
  6. Slyakin

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    Well, if Nintendo can't do it in one place, they probably will learn their lesson and not do it anywhere else.

    It's not like Nintendo can brick our devices anyway.
     
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    In the link it mentions the bricking.
     
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    No.

    Of course, this doesn't deny that European users can still be bricked. Also, the Terms are only part of the story here. There is still the DRM software, used to enforce the Terms and keep users under Nintendo's control so they can't modify or improve their own systems.
     
  9. Nollog

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    Did you maybe read it wrong?
     
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    And they are still... 0 3DS bricked because of piracy.
    So defectivebydesign.org are mad about something that didn't happen and won't happen, hmm...
     
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    Are you talking with me?
     
  12. Nollog

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    DBD are MAD about privacy, not anti-piracy measures.
     
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    lol Indeed. When Nintendo said it themselves, I just knew it couldn't be true. However, I'm not sure for US. Even though, every member of GBAtemp says NOA is not gonna do it. I can't help but wonder...
     
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    Nintendo's not stupid. They may have the worst hardware and not focus on hardcore gamers and they don't make pushes to localize a bunch of stuff, but they're not stupid.
     
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    If my 3DS is from Europe but im living on Argentina, ill be safe? [​IMG]
     
  17. DiscostewSM

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    This whole bricking paranoia is silly. Nintendo is capable of bricking the 3DS via update. Well, Sony can do the same with their PS3, MS with their X360, and any company that makes updates to their hardware. There's no question that they can. They won't because they know it isn't in their best interests, and with how long Nintendo has been in this business, to think they could get away with it is suicide for them and they know it.

    Now, should their update, which is meant for an unmodified unit, brick your modified 3DS, then it isn't their problem. You can do whatever you want with your purchased device, but that doesn't mean the company making the update has to make some promise that nothing will go wrong with something not under their control.
     
  18. Nollog

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    And that's all it is.
    Covering their balls in case Captain Blackbeard sues them.

    Where did all this bricking talk originate anyway?
    I thought it was just some memo released to a game shop saying not to take trade-ins of 3DS' used for piracy - something Nintendo has no hand in.
     
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    Yeah, that's where it started.

    Then since sites love to fearmonger, they'd report on it. And another site would report on it, and a site would report on that site reporting on it...

    Some of the shit LITERALLY went in a circle.

    I hope it's over now.
     
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