omg?!

Discussion in 'NDS - Flashcarts and Accessories' started by TeraS, Jul 16, 2007.

omg?!

by TeraS Jul 16, 2007 at 9:37 PM 4,100 Views 39 replies
  1. TeraS
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    Look what i found when browsing for Amazon

    omg!

    next thing you know we might see play.com and other famous web retailers selling them

    What will nintendo do if they find out about them selling it, as they are promoting rom download.
     


  2. Darkforce

    Darkforce DERP!

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    Yeah I saw this a week or two back and still can't get my head round it! Ranked number 68 in PC & Video Games also so they must be selling a fair few of them! Dispatch date sucks mind you - even Deal Extreme can get them out faster than that! [​IMG]
     
  3. cyklo

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    Roundhouse kick to the lower jaw.
     
  4. loathsome

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    A "ROM" isn't illegal!
     
  5. Darkforce

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    Maybe, ooor.. like just refuse to supply Amazon untill they stop selling it. [​IMG]
     
  6. kellyan95

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    Nintendo could sue Amazon, they have a lot of cash. Is this actually amazon, or a "marketplace" store?

    Hopefully, nobody will post a link to gbatemp in their review.....
     
  7. TeraS
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    lol,

    rom compabitility bit is referring to DS Roms, so it is illegal
     
  8. adgloride

    adgloride Its A Wii Wario

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    Technically Amazon arn't selling the roms. I can't see how nintendo could do anything about it.
     
  9. Psyfira

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    It's Marketplace. I'm surprised Amazon haven't pulled the plug yet, it's a big site so it might take a while for their admins to notice or for someone to report it. But it's just a matter of time; the second they find out those listings will be closed in a heatbeat. If EBay won't touch the things with a barge pole then Amazon won't want to either.
     
  10. Darkforce

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    Yeah but if it's marketplace how come it states it's being offered by Amazon.co.uk and it's eligible for supersaver shipping?

    [​IMG]
     
  11. Costello

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    what if they sold modchips?
    they wouldn't be selling ISOs either...
     
  12. Smuff

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  13. Rayder

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    I worry more when the kiddies jabber about flashcarts on Ninty's own forums. Those fools need to shut the hell up about them there.

    Ninty knows all about these devices, you can be sure. But they don't need it rubbed in their face on their own forums, IMO. That will only cause them to hasten their efforts to defeat them.
     
  14. dsbomb

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    So .. Amazon/UK is the vendor selling it, not some third-party using Amazon as their frontend.

    Nintendo will send in their secret ninja team .. oh wait, you weren't supposed to know about that. Hold on, someone's at my door. [​IMG] [​IMG] [​IMG] ... [​IMG]
     
  15. DSGRIM

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    Those of you that dont know, these products are illegal now(in the process?) in the UK.
     
  16. 4saken

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    Really [​IMG]? I know they were starting to crack down on Wii chips, but it may be hard to stop piracy anyway
     
  17. Psyfira

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    ... holy shit you're right it is Amazon themselves, not marketplace traders [​IMG] Wtf? And who on earth is the manufacturer "Zappies"?
     
  18. hanman

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    *quickly dumps Amazon stock*
     
  19. cenotaph

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    The devices were not made to facilitate piracy (or at least that's the official word) and do not make unauthorized use of anyone's intellectual property as far as I know. The DMCA might outlaw them though - I wouldn't know, I'm not too versed in it. I'm not affected by it given where I live.

    I don't know the exact specs on the legislation in question, but I suppose it was invented to prevent the sale of modchips and the like. There's a difference between typical flashcarts and modchips -- modchips exist only to permit people to bypass built-in copy protection. These devices do - in principle - not, as they have a number of other uses.
     
  20. kellyan95

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    The DMCA has made the illegal in the US, one of the members here got a C&D letter from Nintendo for selling flashcarts and chips (luckily he lives in Canada [​IMG])