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So yeah, you know how Nintendo is extra sensitive about piracy?

Well, up until around February 18th 2019, they had an anti-piracy website, complete with angry N64 era Mario render.

Now it's gone, and the link just directs you to the modern Nintendo site.

So, what do you think this means? Did Nintendo finally beat piracy or did they give up?



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Noone followed it anyway, so why bother keeping it up?



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Darwinianevolution said:
Noone followed it anyway, so why bother keeping it up?

You mean the piracy policies?



If that screenshot is a recent one and the most recent news were posted in 2007, then it doesn't surprise me that the site has been closed.



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RolStoppable said:
If that screenshot is a recent one and the most recent news were posted in 2007, then it doesn't surprise me that the site has been closed.

I thought it was from the original design circa 1997.



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They will never give up. Just ask that guy from Arizona or New Mexico that ran that popular ROM site. He got his ass handed to him by Nintendo's lawyers.



sethnintendo said:
They will never give up. Just ask that guy from Arizona or New Mexico that ran that popular ROM site. He got his ass handed to him by Nintendo's lawyers.

If they're that effective then shouldn't Nintendo has used them against Gamevice over their Joycon patent trolling?



CaptainExplosion said:
RolStoppable said:
If that screenshot is a recent one and the most recent news were posted in 2007, then it doesn't surprise me that the site has been closed.

I thought it was from the original design circa 1997.

Too organized and colorful for 97, browsers couldn't really handle that back then. But in 02-04 period, it became possible, and the design looks like it have been from around then.

the Domain rent probably ran out, and Nintendo had no intention to pay for it anymore. I mean, last news over 10 years old, so...



Bofferbrauer2 said:
CaptainExplosion said:

I thought it was from the original design circa 1997.

Too organized and colorful for 97, browsers couldn't really handle that back then. But in 02-04 period, it became possible, and the design looks like it have been from around then.

the Domain rent probably ran out, and Nintendo had no intention to pay for it anymore. I mean, last news over 10 years old, so...

True. Why pay for something you don't even use anymore?



CaptainExplosion said:
sethnintendo said:
They will never give up. Just ask that guy from Arizona or New Mexico that ran that popular ROM site. He got his ass handed to him by Nintendo's lawyers.

If they're that effective then shouldn't Nintendo has used them against Gamevice over their Joycon patent trolling?

Maybe they are waiting for Mario Kart Tour to drop on mobile or they don't view them as any threat.  Didn't that Gamevice have some crappy "bridge" linking the controllers.  Anyways, maybe people in other countries use them but I have never seen anyone put a controller around their phone or use dedicated controllers while playing their phone in public.