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Submitted by Gekko 976d ago | news

Renegade Kid Worried About 3DS Piracy

It has recently been reported that a couple of hackers have broken into the 3DS, allowing them to run custom code on the device. They claim their motives are good — getting around the 3DS region lock for example — however games developers, as you can imagine, are less than pleased with the news.

In a recent blog post Jools Watsham, co-founder of Renegade Kid, the developer behind the hit 3DS eShop title Mutant Mudds, claimed that illegally delving into the guts of the 3DS opens up the door to piracy — something that could damage the industry and support for Nintendo's handheld. (3DS, Renegade Kid)

ziggurcat  +   976d ago
all hackers claim that their motive is "good", but we all know the real reason behind hacking these devices...
bobshi  +   976d ago
Actually I think their motive is good. They just do not care about the consequences.

They do it do look good, to be the first person to manage to crack a system. For props.

They don't do it to get the latest games for free.
ShaunCameron  +   975d ago
They think they're entitled to get something for free (actually at someone else's expense). And then they wonder why DRM, online passes, et cetera exist. That's all there really is to it. Greedy consumers.
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poo342947294792  +   976d ago
this well just sell a lot more 3ds' and the average kids mom well still buy all the games and such ect same like the 1st ds blah blah
princejb134  +   976d ago
i agree, piracy didn't ruin the ds sales at all
it might have ruined the game sales but not by a big margin since many companies were still earning profits
unlike the psp where piracy ruined it
megamanX2  +   976d ago
naw psp just sucked just look at the vita nobody cares about it.
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Qrphe  +   976d ago
Who cares? Is Renegade Kid a stockholder?

Inb4 the more pirating the less devs
Because the DS wasn't profitable due to 0.1% of users pirating
aquamala  +   976d ago
It's why Wii and psp console sales are so good, so many people buy the consoles and pirate games
Qrphe  +   975d ago
The PSP died the moment cfw came out even in Japan while that thoroughly stellar Wii library didn't see many sells because of hackers. This has nothing to do with the lack of PSP game releases in the West or the Wii's overall crappy library.
ZeroX9876  +   976d ago
they can do whatever they want with their 3ds`s, they paid for it. I`m still going to support good devs. Even more, Maybe I'll be able to support other country`s devs (mainly thinking about japanese devs)
megamanX2  +   976d ago
Excuses excuses maybe if people made good games instead of shit they wouldn't have to worry about piracy. Even If this was true new super mario bros, and mario kart wii wouldn't have sold over 30 mil period.

"all hackers claim that their motive is "good", but we all know the real reason behind hacking these devices.."

and what exactly are those motives sherlock?
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ZeroX9876  +   976d ago
maybe having full access to a device they paid full price for.

Piracy is something that could be slowed down by having something like steam green light. I`m hoping other publisher like valve will go with that idea. It would be nice to be able to create apps for our vita or 3ds, hell even 360 and ps3! video codec not supported? no need to hack your device when apps are available online (see android per example).

the droid market is extremely open and can lead to confusion for the customers on what are good/bad apps. with steam greenlight, people votes for what they want.

A possible advantage of valve console over their competition.
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