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MarcusA

MarcusA

Australia

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MarcusA

#1

MarcusA commented on British R4 Card Importer Shipping Off To Prison:

Also I'd just like to point out nintendo is hypocritical, they've given permission to retail stores in australia to install and run the homebrew channel on their wii's so as to use the USB loader. Sean was investigating this I don't know if he turned up any leads because he hasn't posted here. However I saw it first hand.

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#2

MarcusA commented on British R4 Card Importer Shipping Off To Prison:

@Ilikevideogames Spain has just had a massive court ruling against nintendo in the favour of R4. I am using that as an example. I agree with the anti-piracy side of this, I was more voicing an alternate opinion on the flash cards. He deserved to go to jail.

@quickfingers that's where I started, but I want to do everything I can. I want to create, I love nintendo and I want to make things that I can show them how much I love them.

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#3

MarcusA commented on British R4 Card Importer Shipping Off To Prison:

@A-SWE but why? What nintendo has is a monopoly on a market which is illegal. The way that they have done it however, it being only on their consoles and the ability to pay to develop. That is sneaky.

Spain has ruled it is illegal and immoral what they are doing.

I would never sell a game, nintendo deserves money for that. I would not take money away from them. But if I want to develop an application, test to see how it works, then take it to nintendo. Then yes I would give them whatever cut of the profits they wanted.

But that's not the way things go. Nintendo forces people to comply. Piracy is wrong but so is complete control over what people do.

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#4

MarcusA commented on British R4 Card Importer Shipping Off To Prison:

@lz2010 I'm sorry I understand you're trying to make a joke but I feel it is in ill taste.

Not all flashcards are used to pirate games, undeniably most are. However I as a developer of homebrew find this appalling. You may not realise how hard it is for an individual let alone a company get rights from nintendo to develop software for their console. You need a ridiculous amount of money to BUY a permit to develop, then you need to spend the money to have your product developed, the redeveloped countless times to have it finally passed by nintendo's quality standards.

I buy games regularly and I am proud of it. However Nintendo is unfairly controlling the market for their console. Spain made the right decision.

Please don't support this ridiculous crusade against flashcarts, they're the heart and the soul of the independant developer. Our history of developing new games has been a long one, spanning all the way back to the beginning of all personal computers and gaming consoles. Bill gates, steve jobs and even Captain Crunch for you oldies all began by messing around with software and hardware to create new things.

Making flashcarts illegal is essentially making new individually developed software illegal.

By all means support anti-piracy, I do myself but don't ever let a corporation take away the right to create.