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Sionyn

this guy buys multiple games and got a multiple reward using the $30 promotion for buying Shin Megami Tensei IV and Fire Emblem
nintendo decides to delete his games not liking he regestered the multiple games he bought (each one was a single copy)

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is this real? scary........ I hope it is fake....

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Sionyn

i guess they thought registering multiple games he bought for other family members were a abuse of promotion they had on

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well if it's just because of promotion abuse I'm in luck. there's no Club Nintendo in Brazil.... nah, I'm out of luck Club Nintendo looks great!

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DualWielding

this is seriously messed up if its truth, however, even with the video I have doubts it is truth if its true what Nintendo did was illegal

Watch the language -Lz

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DefHalan

I don't see a problem with what happened. He cheated the system and registered multiple copies of the same game and used that to get multiple entries into a sweepstakes that is suppose to be limited to one per person. Nintendo was late in catching him but in the end they fixed the mistake... unless I am missing something

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I don't believe it is stated in any of Nintendo's legal info that they are capable of doing this, or would do this. This, combined with the fact that the gent created a youtube account composed of random letters and numbers only to post this single video leads me to believe this is all a hoax.

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Its not illegal..as they are giving you the rights to play the game not really giving it to you. but why would nintendo do this...there is no reason plus you act like sony and Microsoft cant do this(but i understand why your upset)

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DefHalan wrote:

I don't see a problem with what happened. He cheated the system and registered multiple copies of the same game and used that to get multiple entries into a sweepstakes that is suppose to be limited to one per person. Nintendo was late in catching him but in the end they fixed the mistake... unless I am missing something

As I said, I really doubt is true, but if he is true is illegal for multiple reasons

1. There's nothing on the Eshop when you buy your games that says your rights to them can be unilaterally revoked

2. He didn't break any rule, he found a loophole to exploit, that sometimes happens, when that happens you have to live with it and adjust your fine print for next time.

3. Since Nintendo does not allow pay as you all credit in the eshop is mixed, so if he had even 1 cent of balance in the account before adding the 30 bonus Nintendo cannot simply delete the games because they were partly paid with legit money.

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Sionyn

its a violation of consumer law in the united kingdom which covers both products and services.
i guess he just got caught up in it he was doing nothing wrong buy multiple games for multiple family members its a moot point for sure

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http://club2.nintendo.com/30/

See details below. "Limit of one $30 Nintendo eShop Credit per Club Nintendo member."

If he was using the same account for multiple codes, then he was breaking the rules and Nintendo was in the right to delete his games. Since they were not purchased with currency, that also presents a gray area for legality.

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I just hope we won't have our games remotely deleted if they are removed from the eshop, though I highly doubt Nintendo would ever do that.

Apparently, I own a DS game that doesn't exist in eShop anymore. Still can play it. Plus the free Pokedex 3D is nadal working for me. So no worries about that.

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ferthepoet wrote:

this is seriously messed up if its truth, however, even with the video I have doubts it is truth if its true what Nintendo did was illegal

Watch the language -Lz

It's actually not illegal, it's a way to deture pirated games and its what all game systems of the ability to do.

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I just hope we won't have our games remotely deleted if they are removed from the eshop, though I highly doubt Nintendo would ever do that.

Just to calm some emotions down, why would they delete your games?

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Alright, a bit of a lesson about computer technology, which is what video games use. They could, through a systems update or if you connect to the internet with the device, delete games remotely. Just like MS could delete Windows programs remotely, or Apple, Linux and Unix are the only ones I know which cannot without first getting your permission with you entering your password at this time. Anything connected to the internet could be remotely accessed by the OS developers, and that includes game systems now. However, the important question is "will they?" MS, maybe, someday. Apple, maybe. Linux/Unix not likely but still maybe. Nintendo, not likely unless there is a ton of pirating. Even then, Nintendo is the least likely to ever delete something you paid for, ever. There are so many reasons why they would never do that I will name only the most important one: they don't want to sacrifice their stable market share.

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Pokefanmum82

He was in the wrong, not Nintendo. But I doubt this is true. There is no way he got multiple $30 dollar credits unless he opened three separate accounts. Trust me I know. It clearly states that you can only redeem one code per account. He still cheated (if this is true) and got caught. It is his own fault.

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He was scamming, and he knew it was scamming. There are options for family accounts on Club Nintendo, but they aren't well advertised or supported because it's basically just a door for abuse (like in this case) and Nintendo knows this. No fine print needs to get adjusted because this isn't a "loophole" - it's already covered in terms of services.

When the guy got caught, Nintendo rolled back his eShop account to remove the credits he got by scamming the system, removed any software on his 3DS that was purchased using the bogus credits, and banned his Club Nintendo account. Nothing that he purchased honestly was removed or affected. Life goes on. Moral of the story? Don't try to game the system in a way that is obviously not legit unless you are willing to accept the consequences.

Think this is bad? Try dealing with the 360 support staff after getting an account ban: something that can have a much bigger effect, and much less communication about why it happened.

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Tasuki

I love how people are going to be afraid now that Nintendo could remotely delete your games without getting the full story.

Obviously they have had this ability for awhile now and we have only heard of it now in a case where someone broke the rules on a offer. The only reason he is raising a stink about it is cause he got caught. Its not like Nintendo just decided oh I think I will remotely delete someones games HAHAHAHAHA.

That would be like me running a red light and getting caught by a cop and complaining that the cop gave me a ticket when I knew I clearly broke the rules.

Honestly stuff like this is one reason I think Youtube needs to be monitored better before some idiot posts because he is mad cause his scam didnt work.

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Tasuki wrote:

I love how people are going to be afraid now that Nintendo could remotely delete your games without getting the full story.

Obviously they have had this ability for awhile now and we have only heard of it now in a case where someone broke the rules on a offer. The only reason he is raising a stink about it is cause he got caught. Its not like Nintendo just decided oh I think I will remotely delete someones games HAHAHAHAHA.

That would be like me running a red light and getting caught by a cop and complaining that the cop gave me a ticket when I knew I clearly broke the rules.

Honestly stuff like this is one reason I think Youtube needs to be monitored better before some idiot posts because he is mad cause his scam didnt work.

Actually, notice that he essentially confesses to the scam in the video? YouTube videos are the main reason more people are getting caught being stupid, because these stupid people are just too stupid to know they can't post something and not be exposed. Watch, after a short time that video will be marked private or taken down by the owner because of how humiliating it was for him.

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