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audiodane

audiodane

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audiodane

#1

audiodane commented on Evidence of a Functional 3DS Flashcard Emerges:

@One-Winged-Pit Either I didn't make myself clear or you didn't understand my comment- I agree pirates generally don't sell what they make, yet they are enjoying a copy of something they wanted (or else they wouldn't have pirated it) but did not pay for. That causes the demand for the game to drop, causing the price for the game to drop (simple supply and demand). I agree that developers do not make money off used sales- I never said otherwise. But buying used and pirating are not equivalent. — Okay, maybe they are equivalent in the sense that neither cause money to flow to the developer; if that is what you meant, then I both misunderstood you, and I agree.

audiodane

#2

audiodane commented on Evidence of a Functional 3DS Flashcard Emerges:

@One-Winged-Pit Buying used does not equate to pirating. The concept of pirating is to create an additional copy that was not originally created by the manufacturer-- akin to printing more money-- so that there are more copies of the thing in the world than before. Just as printing excess money causes the value of the currency to decline, pirating extra copies of a game causes the value of the game to decline. THAT hurts developers. Buying a game used, however, assuming the seller does not maintain a copy themselves, simply transfers ownership of a produced item in exchange for currency, but the sale itself does not diminish the value of the thing. Buying used is a fantastic way to save money. If you have enough money to buy a 3DS, you most certainly have the wherewithall to save-up for the next game. Instant gratification ("I don't want to wait until I can afford it- oh look, a torrent!") is not an excuse to pirate.

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#3

audiodane commented on Evidence of a Functional 3DS Flashcard Emerges:

I support hacking to extend device functionality and to learn something new. I do not support hacking to sidestep exchange of money for content. Back in the day I'd take apart VCR's and computers and computer parts and clocks and other electronics to figure out how they work. I am now a degreed electrical engineer and love my job designing electronics equipment.

When debating whether or not to buy a 3DS or an iPod Touch, unfortunately the iPod Touch won out because it was able to do more than just games. The 3DS too as I understand it can do some (limited) online things, but not as well as an "iTouch." Granted the gameplay on an iTouch is nothing to write home about compared to a 3DS (my opinion), it still won out because unfortunately my business needs outweigh my gaming needs right now. :(

All that to say, if this effort leads people to figure out how to extend 3DS functionality, that'd be great. DOSBox on 3DS? Sweet.

I'm waiting for the device that better balances the daily needs of a working family person; business applications, gaming applications (and Nintendo ones at that), and super long battery life, without any monthly fee!

..dane