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Submitted by paleselan 141d ago | news

Amazon Allowing Third Parties to Sell Pirated Games

"A new listing has popped up on Amazon, but it is not any sort of normal game listing. In fact, this particular listing is for a DS cart containing 335 Nintendo DS games, each and every one of which is pirated." -- Nintendo Enthusiast. (3DS, Amazon, Nintendo DS)

admiralvic  +   142d ago
Sigh~ I really wish some sites would verify the things they say.

1) A seller made the listing and it either got automatically approved or someone unaware of the illegal nature approved it. It will most likely get taken down soon and the seller will most likely be punished. It really isn't newsworthy when it happens, since it's impossible for Amazon to completely prevent it.
2) The listing doesn't say what type of card it is, so I don't know where the author got "this particular listing is for an R4 card".
3) "inserting pirated software into a 3DS system will cause the console to brick up, a circumstance which you probably want to avoid." As far as I'm aware, Nintendo has the power to do this and the terms of use say they can if they want to, but I've never heard of a single case where Nintendo bricked a console over using a flash cart.

Anyway, I don't see this lasting a day and I don't see anyone actually buying it.
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Benjaminkno  +   142d ago
I have to say, it's a bit hypocritical of me to not be concerned with movie/music piracy. But maybe that's because the console software industry is getting a bit precarious with the lack of good games, while music and movies are alive and well. Indie games are revolutionizing the reminder of the insignificance of graphics. There's a wave of console buyers that own Ps3's and 360's that now play on their phones and iPads. Despite Ps4 and 3ds doing well, software companies overall are not. The industry is becoming unrecognizable when you see how long these games take to make. Much more time, money, and resources is required. The market just isn't what it used to be, nor is the business. Selling/buying pirated games and "modding" are certainly not going to help the situation.

I'm telling you, this transition out of console gaming may not be over.
It's not sustainable, as painful as it has been. You have to admit, the great new games are fewer and farther between.
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cell989  +   141d ago
Lol wow
SilentNegotiator  +   141d ago
How the heck does a card contain 335 games?
caseh  +   141d ago
Magic! :)

Ripped carts (ROMS) are relatively small, these days for example you could fit the entire SNES library on a USB stick no bigger than 1Gb.

These adapters take SD cards and capacity wise, they are huge. That piggy backs into the adapter and that's all there is to it really.
Murad  +   141d ago
It's all bits my friend, it's all bits.
kewlkat007  +   141d ago
You wonder why many studios closing down..
Geobros  +   141d ago
At least amazon is more serious site than ebay, its my first time I see an illegal card for DS but on ebay there are lots of them.
Sly-Lupin  +   141d ago
This kind of thing happens often. I think. Just last year I found someone selling kindle versions of some stuff I'd written, and had to contact Amazon legal to get it removed.

I really don't think they ever even look at listings unless they get a lot of complaints or face legal action.

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