I admit, I am a dirty hypocrite little pirate who has downloaded roms and played them via an emulator, whether I owned them elsewhere or not doesn't matter. A pirate is a pirate. As such, I also experienced the effect I don't really know how it's called, "piracy syndrom","piracy effect", "you are a hypocrite effect" etc. The effect is that you don't enjoy games anymore because you know you can have them all. In the past, games meant something to you. They were holy and have been worshipped. But now you feel like there is nothing special anymore about games. You feel demotivated to finish a game or even start it. The DS is the worst of them all. I remember the day when I picked up my first DS prior to anticipating its release for months. It was very special. My first DS game was Mario Kart. You felt excited to hold your first DS case in your hands, open it and sniff inside the case (because it sniffed awesome). Today, DS games are nothing but 128MB of data through your internet connection. 3DS saves gaming? Then the 3DS arrived at the scene. I picked it up, lost interest in it due to no games and finally sold it. A couple of months ago I picked up a new 3DS (XL) and a copy of Zelda. Then Mario 3D, then Mario Kart, then VLR, then Resident Evil Revelations, then Tales of the Abyss, then Resident Evil the Mercenaries, then Metal Gear Solid 3D, then a couple of VC games, then Gunman Clive etc. For the first time since years I actually enjoyed games. Heck, call me crazy, I actually bought a few games twice, a retail version to worship in the shelf and a download version to play it. What happened? I realized that the 3DS brought back value to games. You appreciate games more and treat them like your personal treasures. Like in the good old days. Perhaps it's related to how games on the 3DS menu are presented to you. Just a couple of days ago I picked up Mega Man 4 from the eShop (my favorite Mega Man) despite the fact that I own it in the Wii's VC and played it to death. And still I enjoy playing this game and plan to pick up all the other games from the series. I'm not really sure if I want the device that made me appreciate games again, to be hacked anytime soon. Emulators are available on the DS, Wii, vWii and the PSP, Homebrew applications are available on the DS, Wii, vWii and PSP as well. The only thing that hurts is the region lock, but it's a price I am willing to pay if it means to retain the treasure feeling for games. That ultimately leads us to this thread's question.