RUMOR: Nintendo to brick "illegal" 3DS use

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  1. Skye07
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    Source: http://www.geek.com/articles/games/nintend...tected-2011037/



    This is madness [​IMG]

    Think of the homebrewers!
     


  2. giratina16

    giratina16 Born This Way

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    Simple, don't update the firmware.
     
  3. Skye07
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    What about firmware updates you need to play newer games? Like they did with SSBB on the Wii?
     
  4. AlanJohn

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    Bye-Bye 3DS mode flashcarts...
     
  5. Lilith Valentine

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    Yay! Go Nintendo! [​IMG]
    Before anyone says anything, I am not against hacking the 3DS, I am against hacking the 3DS this early.
     
  6. ollepoll

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    Is that even legal

    was nintendo bought by sony

    or are the illuminati behind both

    we will never know
     
  7. Hakoda

    Hakoda GBAtemp Addict

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    So they were smart enough to put in a kill switch. Damn.

    Stop stealing ideas from Sony, Ninty.

    EDIT: I got ninja'd.
     
  8. WhiteX

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    1st - The rumor states the it is made by the activity log, it does not record the cartsbut the headers, you will get bricked by playing way too much fish tycoon

    2nd - you can format the internal memory, one only needs to do that b4 updating

    THIS IS A SCARE TACTIC
     
  9. Jax

    Jax Pip Pip Cheerioink!

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    I call bluff.
     
  10. cwstjdenobs

    cwstjdenobs Sodomy non sapiens

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    I don't think bricking would be legal at all. I can easily believe a complete ban from all online services, even offline multiplayer though which would make it pretty useless to a lot of people I guess.

    EDIT: I'm guessing Japanese stores actually care that they don't sell you banned second hand consoles. I wish the UK stores would at least check them before selling them to you.
     
  11. Qtis

    Qtis Grey Knight Inquisitor

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    Get a few different carts? Fish Tycoon, Alex Stormrider, Mech Assault, etc. Can't go wrong with that many titles? On the other hand, I'll just keep my DSiXL instead of doing a trade-in:P


    -Qtis
     
  12. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    If this does happen, it won't brick it. There's no way they would do that without expecting mass lawsuits.

    Now, a plausible thing they could do is prevent game play or launching apps and whatnot. Of course, they'll most likely have someway to re-activate your privileges.

    (Antoligy, if you read this, yes, I pretty much put everything you said on IRC into my own words. XD)
     
  13. jalaneme

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    simple, don't buy the thing in the first place, this is only going to get even worse for 3DS owners, you pay good money for the device and nintendo can disable it when they want, thats just taking the mick.
     
  14. Forstride

    Forstride The rudder moves when I turn the wheel

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    Yes, because everyone who's going to buy the 3DS is a pirate, or is going to pirate 3DS games if/when a 3DS flashcard comes out.
     
  15. jalaneme

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    it's not all about pirating, it's about your freedom, you are giving your rights away if you buying this cursed thing.
     
  16. giratina16

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    They can only disable it if they know that it has illegal scheisse on it, people who don't connect it to the internet will be fine.
    Plus I'm sure some clever person out there will be able to bypass all that stuff.
     
  17. Searinox

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    I agree with WhiteX's post -- this is a scare tactic, and even if it were possible -- honestly -- if you've already got the mods to run unauthorized code, then you can surely trump a firmware nuke aswell.
     
  18. M[u]ddy

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    Clearly a case for Aiman Abdallah.
     
  19. wrettcaughn

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    THE SKY IS FALLING!!!

    Another case of "not enough information to form a clear opinion on this topic..."

    Until someone who reads fluent Japanese posts a full translation of the warning from Nintendo, one can only assume they are talking about disabling network access/console bans.
     
  20. Donkey Plonk

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    Nintendo can say what they bloody well like.
    BUT, nintendo have no idea how hackers will go about hacking their console. Giving away info like this, this early on is surely only gonna lead to homebrewers finding out ways around it. And nintendo have given them a huge heads up rather than just wait till everyone has hacked then mass ban/brick ala xbox live. Then you don't know its coming and it takes time to resolve. If you tell everyone straight away, they'll be looking into this once they hack the shit (which judging by nintendo standards, won't be very long at all, end of the week anyone? lol)
     
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