ROM sites and R4 Sellers being ratted out

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Oct 5, 2009
  1. Trolly
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    The ROM site I've been using for the past 3 years went down today :'(. Seems quite a few more have as well, damnitt! Guess there'll always be torrent sites at least.
     


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    dood that sucks [​IMG] the ones i use are still up though (ftw) nintendo's nuts and need to lay off you spent around 100$(usa) for a ds you should be able to do whatever you want with it or at least thats how i feel lol
     
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    So because I spent loads of money on a car I should be able to steal the fuel?

    Your reasoning is retarded.
     
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    I usually just torrent the games anyways, considering the speed is, normally, much faster than dicking around with direct downloads.
     
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    lol +1...Nintendo has every right to shut down these places selling games...i download games illegally for the sole reason that i can, if Nintendo were to gain a major victory over the piracy scene i would go back to buying games but why pay for what you can get free...
     
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    Soon they'll be banning C-90 cassettes to stop you taping songs from the radio. What is the world coming to?
     
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    lol people still do that?i haven't recorded songs off the radio in over a decade lol =P
     
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    oh i get it, cars run on fuel, and the NDS runs on games. thats clever...no...wait...that other thing...completely wrong. NDS runs on electricity, not games. games are just the fun part. so by Richy's logic and your shitty analogy, if i spent loads of money on a car i should be able to steal the passengers! (who will be using the majority of my fuel)

    ROADTRIP!

    as for the hardcore pirates, big N cant stop them. as far as i know, only the DCMA in america has the power to make arbitrary code illigal, and NDS emulators can still run pretty much anything. i propose that the same people who would/do buy "R4 like devices" to play games for free would also play the game on emulator in order to avoid paying for it. i damn sure never spent a dime on a gba or any carts, thats for sure.
     
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    lol thats not what they meant...a car is useless without fuel and a DS is useless without games...
     
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    Going on the entire "OH GOD I WANT OPEN SOURCE" kind of story, just like the Wii, there are also people using these devices to actually run homebrew. I know and understand WHY Nintendo is shutting and hunting down these kinds of things, but in the end, we are the one that own a Wii or DS, so we SHOULD be able to use it as we please.
    However most people just use the homebrew devices for rom loading, as for manufacturers advertising that is can load commercial roms.
     
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    Most people that own flash carts pirate games, so in a way this is a good thing.

    Then there are those like me that don't have the tools to backup games on their own, so we hunt down a ROM site... so I guess this is a bad thing for the few people like me [​IMG]

    ah well. They can't kill the homebrew [​IMG]
     
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    everyone go to that site and type in Tescos [​IMG]
     
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    From my 10 romssites I have bookmarked, 2 of them are lost.
    Ah well, they didn't close the biggest and fastest ones, so no sweat [​IMG]
     
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    same thing here,

    there is always torrents in the end [​IMG]


    i think ninty is serious this time round though.
     
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    1 of the romsites I visited only hosts the NFO's now... Prolly Ninty's fault too... :angy:
     
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    The ROM site I've used since I got my R4 is still up and running, although for the first time they were forced to take down a ROM, which was MySims Agents. It was still a shitty game, though, so no big loss.
     
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    But how will they take down megaupload and those sites hmmm.
     
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    The only thing wrong with his analogy is not covering up for donkeys like you. He meant that a car is useless without fuel like the DS is useless without games.

    And you know this... yet you had to be a smartass. You sir, suck at arguing for not letting an opportunity to "score" pass by even though you understood what he meant and even though it was irrelevant to the discussion.

    Anyway, commenting on your "shitty analogy"... no, its not right to steal the passengers just because you bought the car (woah, and you just criticized HIS analogy?). Mainly because they are human beings, and suffer, unlike games. (see what I did there? I can be a smartass too.)

    The bottom line is pirating games is wrong, no matter how much the companies deserve to not get your money. But it isnt going to change anytime soon.
     

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