Super Mario 3D Land Mandatory Update

Discussion in 'User Submitted News' started by Vinnymac, Nov 4, 2011.

  1. Vinnymac

    Vinnymac GBAtemp Regular

    May 15, 2005
    United States

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    Nintendo is smart to put an anti-piracy update in a game like this. Hope this doesn't stop ds-mode flashcarts. The need to stop ds pirating doesn't really exist anymore. They should be focusing on protecting the current product (3DS games), not a battle they have already lost. Good to see Nintendo always fighting back at least. Super Mario 3D Land comes out Nov,13th 2011 in North America, and Nov, 18th 2011 in Europe.
  2. KingVamp

    KingVamp Haaah-hahahaha!

    Sep 13, 2009
    United States
    Tbh, I haven't been pirating (even with legit reasons) for a while. At least this add something to the 3ds.
  3. amptor

    amptor Banned

    May 2, 2003
    United States
    I no longer pirate DS games. They just don't put any interesting titles out for that console any more.

    But yeah if they change the protection schemes, I'm sure the top major cards will defeat it pretty fast.
  4. lestatbytes

    lestatbytes leaving without a trace..

    Aug 31, 2011
    as expected, surely Big N gonna find a way somehow,. like - sneaky or forcing user to upgrade fw to play 3ds titles.

    "They should be focusing on protecting the current product (3DS games)" - not DS games.

    SOO TRUEE :)
  5. FarAwaySoda

    FarAwaySoda Advanced Member

    Sep 17, 2011
    Spain point in fighting DS piracy at this point...hopefully DS Two will still work, I just ordered it...and I'm not worried for I don't plan to pick this game up, also is it me or did Nintendo make Marios ass TOO visible on this? I've never seen him pose this way before...
  6. DeMoN

    DeMoN GBAtemp Guru

    May 12, 2004
    United States
    Meh, if there's no flash cart update by then I'll simply resort to playing DS games on my DS lite. Nintendo must be so bored because they don't have to worry about 3DS piracy.
  7. Absurd

    Absurd Advanced Member

    Apr 13, 2007
    I won't be buying this anyway. The only game out soon that remotely interests me is Sonic Generations and maybe Mario Kart but after the last few versions even that is looking doubtful.
  8. ferret7463

    ferret7463 GBAtemp Advanced Fan

    Sep 21, 2010
    United States
    To me, to exchange my Atari,NES, SNES, GBA and NDS gameplay for just one game, is not worth it to me. I'll just wait till the flash card companies find a way around it.
  9. Giga_Gaia

    Giga_Gaia GBAtemp Maniac

    Sep 12, 2006
    Quebec, Canada
    Either you wait for a fix or you have a DS Lite and it will be patched sooner anyway, so Nintendo are wasting their times.
  10. The Milkman

    The Milkman GBATemp's Official Asshat Milkman

    Jan 12, 2011
    United States
    Throwing milk at the bitches!
    You guys are aware that nintendo may just be using these updates to assess the hackers abilities so they are better prepared for when they do bypass the firmware? Besides, Most current 3DS owners are either not pirating or not doing anything bigger then homebrew and some non-AP roms.
  11. stanleyopar2000

    stanleyopar2000 Dirty Weeb ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)

    Jun 22, 2007
    United States
    totally fucking lost my sale on a 3DS and this game (which I was REALLY thinking about) until a fix is released.

    I like it how Nintendo commented on the 3DS saying that there will be forced updates, because people in the past didn't update their systems when Nintendo told them to.

    well duh, who the fuck wants to lose their flashcart access!?
  12. FireGrey

    FireGrey Undercover Admin

    Apr 13, 2010
    This is good to see they are adding new features, I would gladly take new features rather than playing an R4 for about a week or less.
  13. ChaosZero816

    ChaosZero816 Temp's Official Random Member

    Apr 6, 2011
    Somewhere maybe??o_o
    I'm confused on this.

    Do we have to update to v2.2.0-4 to play the game or will the game contain the update itself?
  14. junkerde

    junkerde Banned

    Jan 3, 2011
    United States
    lol theres a reason i own a ds lite which is only for flashcarts. idk why but this generation's console's (except for the wii hahaha) i havent gone pirating at all, its becuase the quality of the games are higher up there. for the wii that doesnt apply tho hahahahaa. but anyways yeah
  15. smile72

    smile72 NewsBot

    Sep 23, 2010
    Yeah, I own a DS Lite for flashcarts. I probably won't pirate 3DS games (if it ever becomes possible) unless they're Japan or Europe exclusive or have been translated from Japanese of course. Nonetheless I don't really feel this affects anyone at the moment, though I'm not sure whether it does.
  16. trance

    trance GBAtemp Regular

    Sep 14, 2009
    Southern Hemisphere
    Any particular reason why it took the english release to only just make this front page news?
    The update was already confirmed on the 2nd.
  17. konel01

    konel01 Advanced Member

    Oct 1, 2007
    United States
    Santa Destroy, CA
    strange that this update and the bigger one later in november are so close to each other. chances are flash card teams have a fix already prepared but are waiting for the late november update before release it. it's not a big deal. i'm picking up this game and will hold off playing it until a fix is out. my 3ds can collect a little more dust til then. with uncharted3 (now playing) and zelda skyward sword out this month, i can hold off on a tiny 3DS title.
  18. xile6

    xile6 GBAtemp Maniac

    Jan 15, 2006
    United States
    Sucks because now I have to buy another ds lite because my son has mines since I got a 3ds.
  19. kasapuf

    kasapuf Newbie

    Jul 21, 2008
    United States
    I have a DS phat used for all my old DS games and I am pretty sure there isnt much at this point they will do to stop that from happening but my question is if I want this games and go through the forced update, will it block me from using a 3ds flash card ( when the 3ds mode is finally hacked someday ) or since nothing is out yet that can run these 3ds roms, will this update that nintendo forces you to do go by the way side?
  20. ProtoKun7

    ProtoKun7 GBAtemp Time Lord Regenerations: 4

    Jan 3, 2009
    United Kingdom
    I think you misunderstood the point. It won't force the update, but you will have to update to play it. It's not automatic.

    Both, technically.

    You will need to run that firmware or higher to play the game, but the card will include the update file so you can update from the card instead of over the internet.
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