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loy310 said:
Hmm, lets wait and see how 3rd party react, from what i can gather on consoles they are not too tolerable to pirates.

That would apply to every console on the market though.



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I’m mostly worried about cheating in online games like Splatoon. I hope nintendo has something in the pipeline to combat this.

I also think indies will be hit harder by piracy than the bigger studios. But to be frank I don’t think priacy will be that big of a porblem. Sure some people will have the entire library pirated but the average owner will probably not pirate.

To come with a doom and gloom scenario while ignoring that, for example, the DS still sold well and a lot of software despite the existance of the R4 (and other similar devices) is just silly.

PSP ”failed” more because of UMD than piracy.



I might grab a switch now. I couldn't justify buying one and all the games. I already got a PS4 and i only really care about the older IP of Nintendo



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FINALLY. Was so disappointed how hard Nintendo tried to protect this console when the DS, 3DS and Wii were pretty much open season from the first few months. This is great news, should boost hardware sales tremendously and give people the opportunity to play so many classic emulator games on a portable screen. Nintendo was stupid for not releasing the virtual console in time. Now they will regret it.



The U.S. needs new laws protecting game consoles from piracy. Developing an emulator for a current gen system should classify as a copyright violation. Hacking/Cracking a current gen system should count as corporate espionage. Both offenses should come with heavy fines and/or jailtime.



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Cerebralbore101 said:
The U.S. needs new laws protecting game consoles from piracy. Developing an emulator for a current gen system should classify as a copyright violation. Hacking/Cracking a current gen system should count as corporate espionage. Both offenses should come with heavy fines and/or jailtime.

Wow what a wonderful Orwellian police state we'd live in if you were in power.



Spindel said:
I’m mostly worried about cheating in online games like Splatoon. I hope nintendo has something in the pipeline to combat this.

I also think indies will be hit harder by piracy than the bigger studios. But to be frank I don’t think priacy will be that big of a porblem. Sure some people will have the entire library pirated but the average owner will probably not pirate.

To come with a doom and gloom scenario while ignoring that, for example, the DS still sold well and a lot of software despite the existance of the R4 (and other similar devices) is just silly.

PSP ”failed” more because of UMD than piracy.

PSP didnt fail, only software sales did. Without piracy the hardware would have failed to. I bought one only because it can be hacked and pretty much everyone else I know did too.  



contestgamer said:
Cerebralbore101 said:
The U.S. needs new laws protecting game consoles from piracy. Developing an emulator for a current gen system should classify as a copyright violation. Hacking/Cracking a current gen system should count as corporate espionage. Both offenses should come with heavy fines and/or jailtime.

Wow what a wonderful Orwellian police state we'd live in if you were in power.

Yes, because laws with teeth to prevent theft is Orwellian. 



Cerebralbore101 said:
contestgamer said:

Wow what a wonderful Orwellian police state we'd live in if you were in power.

Yes, because laws with teeth to prevent theft is Orwellian. 

theft, lol. This is digital. You want to lock people up for "stealing" some duplicate copies of code.



contestgamer said:
FINALLY. Was so disappointed how hard Nintendo tried to protect this console when the DS, 3DS and Wii were pretty much open season from the first few months. This is great news, should boost hardware sales tremendously and give people the opportunity to play so many classic emulator games on a portable screen. Nintendo was stupid for not releasing the virtual console in time. Now they will regret it.

It’s hard to tell because we don’t know how Nintendo will implement something virtual console related. Plus, even if it causes more hardware sales, would the majority really care to put in the time to hack their consoles?