"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.
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.
How the heck does a card contain 335 games?
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.
It's all bits my friend, it's all bits.
You wonder why many studios closing down..
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.
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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