Rumor: Official flash cards for downloading Game B

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  1. striderx
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  2. Hadrian

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    If they did this I would personally love Nintendo with my mouth and then stop when I see the price of the games.
     
  3. flai

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    Sounds plausible, the games better be so cheap though cause I can play them for free already..
     
  4. MacGnG

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    yea i wanna know how much $$$
     
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    Again a bad way to make more money :/

    These games should be free
     
  6. moggymatt

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    my friend sitting next to me just came up with an idea. would people go for an anual subscription, where you could download and play as many games as you wanted. My point was do you get to keep the downloads or would they be temp.
     
  7. CannonBallZ

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    It might be rather slow to d/l it off ds wifi...possibly more plausible if you bought it on the wii and transferred it through sd or through d/l play
     
  8. Harsky

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    I would laugh so hard if the official flash cart gets hacked to play DS roms
     
  9. moggymatt

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    I still think they should release the kiosk demo's for the DS via the Wii. It's completely within their power, I can't see why they don't (apart from hosting cost? surly can't be that much) and the Wii/DS are totally capable with the task, its only going to be using the Wii as a softAP, much like a kiosk. It would widen the marketing of both consoles and games.
     
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    This means possible SNES games on the NDS too?
    Maybe they'll be able to download channels and shit like the Wii does?
    That'd be sweet.
    But, rumors, ya never can rely on them [​IMG]
     
  11. paul1991

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    I think that this is a silly idea.
    Think about it. How do you justify pirating roms? You say that your flash cart is only used for homebrew.
    If nintendo created a cart for homebrew, your excuse for pirating ROMS is pointless right? Buy Nintendos Flash cart if you want homebrew. If you aren;t pirating ROMS, you have no excuse for owning a flashcart that can.
     
  12. iritegood

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    No company would ever support homebrew, warranties would be meaningless. There has never been and probably never will be a company that will support homebrew. You can verify official software but what are they going to do about homebrew? It's released on the internet free for people to download, and any one of those homebrews can be brickers. The support calls would be hell.

    Edit: now that I've thought about it a bit more... I still believe they won't support hoembrew, too big of a hassle. Of course this is Nintendo, so who knows. The part about downloading GB/GBC games like Virtual Console is great however. I would love to play old games on my DS. Even better if they had SNES support. I would definitely pay. Even if someone managed to pirate the games (because you know they always do) I would still buy them. What's a better way to support Nintendo and retro games?
     
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    iritegood you've got it spot on there [​IMG]

    duh, like ninty would support homerew! [​IMG]
     
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    Shouldn't be too slow to download gameboy games on to the DS as they are pretty small (0-2MB) and I remember reading on a thread in here that the DS can handle a max of 2Mb/s (Megabits) (one of those annoying "is it possible to port bittorrent to ds?" threads) But homebrew dev. haven't found how to get these speeds yet so the wifi is rather slow.
     
  15. thieves like us

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    I don't understand why people have a hard time thinking that this could actually happen.

    it wasn't that long ago that nintendo actually sold flash carts for the super famicom and you purchased games in lawson's and 7-11 in japan. you purchased the cart and could load upwards of 6 games on the cartridge (depending on game size) and could then have the cartridge erased and reloaded with other titles for a small percentage of what full priced games cost (back then).

    nintendo offered many older back-catalogue titles as well as a few that were exclusive to the download program (like nintendo picross vols. 1-7). in fact, I've still got the one that I had a friend purchase in japan for me.
     
  16. Hiratai

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    Yeah, no company would, especially Sony...wait...they did. [​IMG]
     
  17. Mehdi

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    No they don't
     
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    Look up yaroze, ps2 linux or even yellow dog linux. Indeed, Sony has.
     
  19. Dylaan

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    I can't really see it happening, especially if they've got this new demo channel coming for the Wii. If you think about it, do you think the average person would be interested? Older games maybe, but not really homebrew...
     
  20. Maikel Steneker

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    I don't think this will happen. Even if it will, I'll probably not use it. I have the games that I like original for my old Gameboy Color and Advance. Why buy them again?

    On top of that: it would probably be impossible to transfer the games. And that's the reason I bought only one VC-game: if I buy another Wii in the future or a DS Lite instead of my DS Phat I won't be able to use my bought games!