Official 3DS Piracy Discussion Thread.

Discussion in '3DS - Flashcards & Custom Firmwares' started by TwinRetro, Jun 5, 2011.

  1. TwinRetro
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    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    Discuss anything about piracy on the 3DS, discussions, debates, arguments. Keep it here, just don't break the rules.

    I need to reiterate a few rules here though.

    No flaming.
    No linking to ROMs.
    No requesting ROM links.
     


  2. Nujui

    Nujui I need something to do.

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    Dreamland.
    EDIT: Oh, wait, it did.

    Anyway, I'd at least wait a little bit before downloading any of them.
     
  3. MaxNuker

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    At this point, since the system is new i would say that piracy is bad, i don't want 3ds to turn into a ds that had high ammounts of shovelware... so please, wait some more time before you start doing piracy [​IMG]

    Anyway, you should make a poll too [​IMG]
     
  4. Crystal the Glaceon

    Crystal the Glaceon GBATemp's Official Waifu™ (●♡∀♡)

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    Piracy on a system this new is both dangerous for future sales and totally pointless. There aren't that many good games worth pirating at this point. Really it's just better to wait for the system to have more times so there are more games and the system is far more stable and has a better following.
     
  5. machomuu

    machomuu Drops by occasionally

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    I agree, I say wait a year or 2+ before piracy really gets started.
     
  6. emigre

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    In before Cat boy goes on about piracy killing the 3DS.

    EDIT: Fuck, I was too late [​IMG]
     
  7. TwinRetro
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    TwinRetro Don't start nothin', Won't be nothin'

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    That's what this thread is for.
     
  8. Byronic Hero

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    Piracy is bad, mk. Its going to happen sooner or later, but I didn't think we'd be seeing Rom dumps this early in the 3DS's life cycle.

    I can only hope that it doesn't get out of hand too quickly, I mean come on; at least let the 3DS have ONE good year before pirates start messing up things for everybody
     
  9. Paarish

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    I was actually about to post like Mr Mackey. Too slow I guess.

    Piracy for a system this young is senseless. All it'll do is destroy the chances of the 3DS to reach its full potential.
     
  10. DeMoN

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    There's no proof that a pirate will buy a game if he couldn't pirate it, so in my opinion piracy won't make a difference in game sales.
    But it's a fact that it could help boost console sales.
     
  11. TehSkull

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    1. I'd like to say I find the flaming and trolling and general n00bness going on is hilarious to me.
    2. I agree that piracy hurts sales, but the factor by which the affect of piracy is multiplied is dependent on one thing: availability.

    The DS was hurt by piracy, but the DS could only be hacked/pirated for with a flashcart, a piece of hardware. Regardless of the fact that R4s are under $10, the fact that extra hardware [which in a general sense is hard to come by (meaning you can't go up to GameStop or Walmart and buy it)] is required prevents a certain percentage of people from pirating.

    The Wii was hurt moreso by piracy, but even it wasn't hurt the most. The Wii can be softmodded to run pirated games without any extra hardware. However, the Wii DOES require something to store the games on, whether that be discs which can scratch, or an HDD which are a wee bit expensive.

    The PSP was very severely damaged by rampant piracy. Anybody can get a memory stick, run a HEN then a CFW installer(or run an ISO loader from the HEN) and play pirated games from the mem stick. Thus, piracy was more available. The only thing saving the PSP from being a total failure is Square Enix (as pointed out in the other thread).

    So long as the 3DS requires some kind of hardware to pirate games or run Homebrew, sales will not be affected by piracy as much as they could. Thus, I'm requesting, nay, begging hackers out there to stick with hardware exploits and NOT create a CFW for the 3DS unless absolutely necessary.
     
  12. Gus122000

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    No, just stop. I don't post much, but I can't stand the hypocrisy anymore. This is an old age question that really does not need to be discussed. Not only that but no matter what those people who support anti-piracy measures say on this website; they're still on a website obviously in favor of piracy. The whole website before and now has always been dedicated to piracy. Stop pretending you all care so much. It's like going to a homosexual forum and preaching about how homosexual sex is bad and how you're not in favor of it, yet still coming to the forum everyday and considering yourself a member. JUST STOP.
     
  13. Paarish

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    I never said I wouldn't pirate. I'm saying that the 3DS has just begun its life cycle-give it a chance to prosper first.
     
  14. machomuu

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    Well okay, but this isn't a pirate forum. Now, it's roots did start with backups, but this isn't a pirate forum.
     
  15. Guild McCommunist

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    I find it silly when people say that piracy "hurts Wii sales", for instance, but it still is home to some of the best selling games of all time. Same goes for the DS. The PSP just didn't sell software by the tens of millions, big whoop.

    Piracy is not a majority thing. The actual impact of piracy on sales is pretty much impossible to define.

    Regardless, I probably won't try the 3DS until easy piracy is available.
     
  16. ferret7463

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    Like, i said before, i think it's over hyped by the 3rd party companies that make crap for games and then blames it on piracy.Here is an example...
    3rd Party Company-" Wha!!! watching Paint Dry DS Blue edition didn't sell like we wanted?!!!!!!"

    Developers for said company- "It really a cool game!!!, it has to be everyone is downloading it for FREE!!!! Darn Those PIRATES!!! It's not our fault!!!"

    Just saying [​IMG]
     
  17. Shadowhunta

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    This!! to be quite honest i bought 1 game for my 3DS and that was just so i would have something to play...NONE of the launch games interested me at all! And the fact nintendo is charging top whack for a fucking HANDHELD game is beyond me! Piracy is not stealing, that would imply you have taken something from someone, which is not the case!
    [​IMG]
     
  18. Faize00

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    I was planning on pirating my 3DS, but i guess waiting for a year or so might be a good idea. And also i dont wanna get banned and not use the eShop. [​IMG]

    P.S. Its June 6 from where i live so...

    Warning: Spoilers inside!
     
  19. boombox

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    When it comes to playing games that otherwise wouldn't work on your region console (as the 3DS now restricts)...yes i do think it's a good thing, otherwise we'd have to buy another console JUST to play those games; Taiko Drums, Japanese Elite Beat Agents..whatever other games only Japan comes out with/will come out with.

    Apart from that..it encourages more shovelware games than it would without piracy. [​IMG]
     
  20. WiiUBricker

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    It depends how a person defines a pirate forum. In my definition posting scene releases, allowing piracy discussion and advertising flash carts qualifies for a pirate forum.