R4 site gone?

Discussion in 'R4 DS' started by pilotwangs, Jul 30, 2008.

  1. pilotwangs
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  2. spinal_cord

    spinal_cord Knows his stuff

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    Surely you have noticed all the topics on all the forums about Nintendo taking legal action against flash cart makers... especially R4...
     
  3. Narin

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    Nintendo is going after Japanese retailers that sell flashcards ;p Its impossible for them to go after the flashcard manufacturers that are based in China.

    Also here, try this link:
    http://r4ds.cn/download/r4.html
     
  4. bobrules

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    r4ds.cn
     
  5. playallday

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    Thats nice to know! Narin knows everything!

    Back to the R4 if you want up to the date info go here.
     
  6. popopola

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    the cyclods website has something like that too
     
  7. monaug5

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    Thankyou!

    The Big N has finally come to rid the world of this NASTY hackers and "pirates."
     
  8. playallday

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    Nintendo is suing cycloDS (and R4) too. (from what I hear)
     
  9. Narin

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    Um no, this is totally different, With the CycloDS site, they simply exceeded their allotted bandwidth hence the site was temporary shut down, this has happened before and the site will be back up soon.
     
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    He does know everything! See?!

    But I don't know if Nintendo can pull this off. I hope they do, die R4!
     
  11. BurlyEd

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    "Its impossible for them to go after the flashcard manufacturers that are based in China." - Narin

    That is the first reassurance that I believe - Thanks!

    [​IMG] [​IMG]
     
  12. adgloride

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    I don't think they'll get very far. First you need a microsd and to put the R4 firmware on it before you can play DS games.
     
  13. Narin

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    Well its true, China has been the home to piracy for decades, they have even pirated automobiles, phones, games, films, music, software, medicine and machines and just about everything else for many years. They have even pirated software/hardware from bigger companies than Nintendo and yet its still being done today. China has near non-existent piracy laws and they don't like foreign companies telling them what to do. So unless China passes more anti-piracy laws and actually start cracking down on piracy (Which I don't see happen do to piracy being a big part of their economy) than theres not much Nintendo or anyone can do about it.

    What Nintendo can do is crack down on retailers in various countries like the US, Canada, Japan and so on that sell these flashcards. Which they are currently doing in Japan. They are going after the Japanese retailers hoping to instill fear into people and curtail piracy.
     
  14. TrolleyDave

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    They succesfully shut down Bung Enterprises (they sued them over the Doctor V64) who were China based. It's probably cheaper and easier to go after the Japanese sellers first. When Ninty went after Bung they first shut down as many Japanese sellers first, then they went after the American market and then went after the company themselves.

    It's a typical kill off the tentacles before going after the head tactic.
     
  15. Panzer Tacticer

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    Nintendo and Sony have precisely as much power as the RIAA and the MPAA.

    Not much.

    Unless.

    The person is foolish enough to set up their operation or web site in a country (like the US) and do so in a visible fashion like Napster or Supernova.

    China is unlikely to ever give a shit about Nintendo or Sony though. Likely has something to do with Japan bombing the shit out of their cities in the 30s and 40s and killing millions of their people. That's just a guess though.

    But in the end, I really don't care.

    The life span of a flash cart commercially is likely not much longer than the lifespan of any other hi tech product.

    They can kill off the R4 for instance, but it will just get replaced by the next evolution in the technology.
    Been watching this effect now for years.
     
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    Guess you don't pay attention to where your at......
     
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    I hope, you die!
    If you don't like piracy and the R4DS, then please shut up and buy the overpriced games.
     
  19. playallday

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    SuperCard fanboy [​IMG] . Sorry but the sooner the R4 dies the better [​IMG] . It's just a BAD card!

    I wonder if Nintendo does shuts them down (resellers in JP).
     
  20. Raestloz

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    Are you really that inhuman to R4?

    And when Supercard is going down, you'll say it's better for Supercard to die and you'll get a new flashcart.

    :sigh: people these days, don't they have appreciation to the elders?