Russia blocks access to Nintendo Network... in an attempt to ban Telegram

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  1. smileyhead
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    Russian telecommunications regulator Roskomnadzor has received and complied to a court order to blacklist Telegram in the country. It did so by blocking millions of addresses, impacting plenty of unrelated services, including Nintendo Network. All three platforms using it (Wii U, Nintendo 3DS, and Nintendo Switch) are now unable to access online play, and are getting error messages when attempting to. Impact varies by internet provider, since they all have blocked different addresses. According to players, Splatoon 2 is the most affected game as a result of this ban.

    Nintendo has acknowledged the problem on Russian social media site VK, but has no information to share as of now. Hopefully, Russian players will be able to play online again soon.

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    Last edited by Chary, Apr 17, 2018
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  3. migles

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    whats wrong with telegram?
    is it just a bullshit strike against a free message service? or one that allows privacy?
     
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  4. SomeGamer

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    Block the entire internet, just to be safe.
     
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  5. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    is this because of what trump did :creep:
     
  6. MikaDubbz

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    Seems misguided for Russia to block a Japanese company in retaliation for something Trump did. Unless you're questioning if targeting Telegram specifically is because of Trump.
     
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    MAYBE Russian's gov wants complete access to its server, and they probably has some suspect that some cospyrators maybe use TELEGRAM for to bypassing russian intelligence's surveillance.
     
  8. TotalInsanity4

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    That one

    Also I'm gonna be pissed if people here get more angry about this than the stuff they've been doing behind the scenes with the U.S. I'd understand it, given it's gaming related, but I'd be upset all the same
     
  9. Bladexdsl

    Bladexdsl ZOMG my posts...it's over 9000!!!

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    yeah they tried to block trump and blocked the wrong server :lol:
     
  10. McWhiters9511

    McWhiters9511 That's Rad Bro

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    yea cuz that sounds plausible...
     
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  11. SirNapkin1334

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    What? This doesn't make any sense.
     
  12. McWhiters9511

    McWhiters9511 That's Rad Bro

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    Could you post a link to what you are referring to?

    On to the topic at hand; well that seemed a tad bit extreme.
     
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    wait what? why block Telegram?

    Hell, even China allows it, right?
     
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    I think "Hahaha, those darn Russians" is my new goto statement about anything the country does.
     
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  17. NZ_reg

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    Fake. I just tried it on 3ds, works as it should. Maybe some local provider's problem, but not global block.
     
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  18. SirNapkin1334

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    Not Fake. Perhaps it isn't blocked in your area? Perhaps they fixed some IPs?
     
  19. sarkwalvein

    sarkwalvein There's hope for a Xenosaga port.

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    ...text reading 101.
     
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    I use one of biggest ISP in Saint Petersburg, so if it isn't blocked in my area, it's not so big buisness.
     
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  21. dmace81

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    Is this why my Wii U Lego Dimensions dlc wont work? Damn thing is being so buggy once I got the knight rider pack.
     
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