GR: "Ouya launches today and to celebrate, the console's official Twitter account retweeted this message from a customer using the open source Android console to play emulated versions of classic Nintendo games."
I say Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony let users download Ouya games in retaliation.
I like how the only people that care about the Ouya are the ones who wasted mo- errrrr I mean the ones who backed it...
"Endorses Piracy" - I thought this meant they were getting Assassin's Creed 4... lawl
Emulation is not piracy. Playing roms without owning them is piracy.
Emulation is piracy, just depends on the company if they allow you to use their ROMS without fear of legal action. A good example is Amstrad (owner of the Sinclair Spectrum brand) they fully endorse the release/use of the Spectrum ROM kernal for use with emulators.. now games are a different matter but many old software houses have released many full version games into the public domain. One of my fav programmers from the day, Jeff Minter has pretty much released all of his old 8 bit games - you can download them from his website. But honestly, who really cares.. don't think anyone is gonna bust down your door cause you happen to be playing some old speccy/c64/genesis/snes/nes games.. just enjoy the memories. Play On..
come on,how could any one find downloading a 20-30 year rom not socially acceptable. yes its technically piracy but if it has no negative impact on the video game industry,it shouldnt be considered evil.
emulation is a kind of grey area. I get the point of saying "i cant play this game anymore and i cant find it somewhere else" But the problem here is that nintendo still sell some of these game on the wii/wii-u e shop. So i guess at the end, its still piracy if you can find the game somewhere where its legit.
That doesn't help those who don't own (or plan to buy) a Wii or Wii-U. If I want to buy a NES ROM to legally play on the Ouya, is Nintendo even willing to sell it to me? If not, then why not? And in that case, why shouldn't I take the illegal route? If my only motivation to own a Nintendo console is to act as a storefront for licensing ancient games that I can already play on hardware that I already own, just because Nintendo otherwise refuse to sell them to me, then I think it's fair to say that Nintendo aren't meeting me half-way, yes?
i get your point and i totally agree. Its kinda dumb that nintendo dont want their ip on other console but on the other hand.... You basicly say "i dont want to buy a xbox360 so im gonna download a emulator and download the roms" (i just say xbox360 as an exemple, idk if there is xb360 emulator)and i dont think it give you the right to do it only because you dont want to buy the console.
@0pie Xbox 360 games come on DVD's, which can easily be read or ripped using a normal consumer PC DVD drive for the purposes of theoretical legal Xbox360 emulation. We can already do today with PlayStation 1 emulators in conjunction with original PlayStation 1 game discs, which is why PlayStation 1 games are very easy to use legally with PC-based emulators. This is obviously not the case for cartridge-based consoles.
"What Does Nintendo Think of the Argument that Emulators are Actually Good for Nintendo Because it Promotes the Nintendo Brand to PC Users and Leads to More Sales? Distribution of an emulator developed to play illegally copied Nintendo software hurts Nintendo's goodwill, the millions of dollars invested in research & development and marketing by Nintendo and its licensees. Substantial damages are caused to Nintendo and its licensees. It is irrelevant whether or not someone profits from the distribution of an emulator. The emulator promotes the play of illegal ROMs , NOT authentic games. Thus, not only does it not lead to more sales, it has the opposite effect and purpose." http://www.nintendo.com/cor...
Just another instance of people buying some other system with the intent to play Nintendo games.
USB Flash bursting full of emu & roms confirmed. Oh my EMU!!! All it needs is mugen support
They won't endorse it once someone figures out how to hack into the store, and steal paid content.
I just want to point out that I've actually made the effort to contact Nintendo in the past to ask about paying for a licence to play their games legally on emulators. The result? Nintendo weren't interested in taking my money. Therefore I can only conclude that they won't be losing anything when I choose to go the illegal route.
what makes you (or anyone else) think that just by paying for a license that it will legally allow you to play the game on an emulator?
Because a game licence entitles me to play the game? If a game licence doesn't allow me to play the game, then what exactly am I paying for?
a game license allows you to play the game on its intended hardware. just because you bought a game in, say, 1988 for your NES doesn't mean you can legally play it on your PC. and i see no reason why they would allow you to purchase a game of theirs just so you can play it on another system.
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