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1. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 02:28 GMT
I haven't combed through my RSS feeds in about a week, so when I came back to my feed of NOA's Twitter feed, I found this, from the 28th. The retweet link leads to this, which mentions the author's favorite NES games. He goes on to mention how these games and many more are playable through the Virtual Console and software emulators. He specifically mentions 2, but as everyone knows, Nintendo has a strong objection to emulators. I know this is probably just a slip up of someone at NOA, or a hope of theirs that no one would see it, but I thought it was interesting and warranted a thread.
Edited on Wed 3rd November, 2010 @ 02:29 by Chariblaze
2. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 02:31 GMT
Personally, I only use emulators for games that are not on the VC, I have no way of getting the game, or just trying out the game to see if I should buy it.I think this is a slip too, happens all the time.
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3. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 12:37 GMT
oh wow, someone must not've been paying attention. :3
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4. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 12:42 GMT
Did someone say Emulators!
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Edited on Wed 3rd November, 2010 @ 12:43 by LordJumpMad
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5. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 13:25 GMT
Sarcasm does not translate well over the internet.
6. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 13:54 GMT
7. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 13:58 GMT
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Edited on Wed 3rd November, 2010 @ 15:13 by theblackdragon
8. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 14:13 GMT
That list wasn't written by an NoA employee, it was a CNN writer speaking from the point of view of the general public. NoA didn't "slip up," they just linked to a CNN post that mentioned it in passing when referring to the myriad of ways that people have been able to play NES games.
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9. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 14:57 GMT
Ok I am confused now I thought we are not suppose to talk about this subject here. Did something change?
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10. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 15:12 GMT
@Panda: given Nintendo's staunch anti-emulator stance, though, the fact that the article was linked to via an official Nintendo twitter account as-is is questionable. i'm surprised they didn't bother to request them to remove that part of the article before they linked to it; again, lol, someone must not've been paying attention.
@khaoz: i'm still not seeing the sarcasm... looks like a normal segue to me.
@Tasuki: technically, we're discussing the article, not the emulators.
Edited on Wed 3rd November, 2010 @ 15:14 by theblackdragon
11. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 15:28 GMT
@TBD: Ah ok that makes sense still early for me here and I havent had my cup of coffee yet lol. I just didnt want to say something that would get me in trouble.
12. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 15:29 GMT
Sure, they're anti-emulator, but the bigger picture is that CNN is talking about the NES, which is a nice bit of publicity for a company like Nintendo trying to reach out to their Blue Ocean crowd. That I think outweighs the mention of emulators, especially since the story isn't even about them or how to find and use them for piracy.
13. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 15:39 GMT
Yeah, I think Jon nailed it on that one. Nintendo's hoping to attract consumers who are actually more likely to buy VC games than figure out the emulation scene. Of course, you'd think that would lead to complaints that not every game on the list is even available on VC...
Edited on Wed 3rd November, 2010 @ 15:39 by Stuffgamer1
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14. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 15:53 GMT
Not too meny people know about emulators, and Nintendo likes to keep it that way.
I for one, like playing past Gen games on the Wii, just mostly because I can play them using the Classic or GC Controller, and not on a Keyboard.
But Since VC lacks alot of Past Nintendo games, people will find a way to play them.
15. Posted: Wed 3rd Nov 2010 17:19 GMT
We're not here to trade tips on how to play emulated games, guys.
Edited on Wed 3rd November, 2010 @ 17:21 by theblackdragon
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