I posted this in another thread, then had it edited rather quickly by a moderator: I can see where they're coming from and happen to agree with them. Perhaps simply quoting the post and replying to it wasn't the best idea. So I'll post this here, as this seems to be the next best place to put a thread like this, even if it doesn't fit into the "emulation" category perfectly. Thoughts, opinions, discussion wanted and encouraged. My original post is below. It's pirates such as yourself that drive game developers into making half-assed sequels to their games. Actually pay for the game, and support those that make it. Possible response: But why would I bother paying such a huge amount of money for a good flash cart, if I'm still paying for my games? * Pay for what you enjoy playing --- Support the game developers * Extra games and apps --- Ability to play/use homebrew * Extra features --- Ability to use cheats, RTS, and other features that can't necessarily be done with retail carts * Convenience --- Ability to take your whole (legal) game collection with you on a single cart, instead of carrying all of them with you There's something else, but it slipped my mind when I was writing the other points. Will edit this if I remember. You may be thinking that if I have the money to spend on a flash cart and a whole heap of games, that's my choice. Yet the reality is I can afford very little. A game collection totalling 6 DS games and a few GBA games is sitting on my CycloDS cart, and that's more than enough. I'd rather pay for what I can afford, and miss out on the rest. People that pirate games just annoy me, because they have more of an effect on the market than they suspect.