Back in late June, Nintendo filed a patent in the US for “Hand-held Video Game Platform Emulation”. The application was just made public today.
Nintendoes PC games now.
Well, we already have emulators for almost all of the old systems, so yeah.. Currently playing Zelda: Ocarina of time on my Note 3, It's a blast!
Nobody likes pirates.
How do you know he's a pirate? He could very well own the game. I don't see anything wrong with downloading and emulating a game you own.
I also have PCSX2, which is a PS2 emulator that requires you to actually own the ps2 game itself. Please don't jump to assumptions that fast if you actually want to have good friends in real life :) For the record, I've bought Zelda:OoT like 3 times. Two times on the N64, and one for my 3DS.
Nobody likes an internet warrior either.
What about a boy that wants to wear a pirate costume for halloween? that boy obvi likes pirates. DUH!! use your head you nerd
" which is a PS2 emulator that requires you to actually own the ps2 game itself. " No you don't...don't play dumb Neixus. lol
Seriously? "Piracy" is amazing when it comes to old games, especially hard to find or exceptionally rare. He's playing the N64 version, is not like going and buying a N64 cartridge is going to put money in the devs pockets.
an emulator not neccesary mean piracy, kids
an emulator not neccesary mean piracy, kiddo
lol snookie the emulator itself is probably illegal doesnt matter if you own the game lol it is not meant to be on apple products
@neixus Piracy is ok as long as ur not pirating video games.
Actually PCSX2 does not require you to own the game.
u CAN use real CD's though if you dont want to spend time downloading the ISO's
Really? Didn't know that.
If you don't own a copy of that game your stealing from my heroes.
What you should have done was gotten the 3DS version. So long as Nintendo has at least one up-to-date form of the game, you shouldn't be pirating it.
Now that they have a patent they can sue people using emulations they have filed. It will most likely get at those emulators online so i bet it is best you get them now before they are not free. I don't use emulation because I prefer to play the old schools on my wii u gamepad
Guess their lawyers will be busy sending letters to all the emulator sites and authors, shame because without those original emulators retro gaming probably wouldn't even be a thing now.
I think emulation has played a big part in retro game collection scene. I still remember playing 80% translated pokemon silver using emulator. Shamefully it was a complete lie and only first 2 hours was translated. I only played on my Xbox because that became my emulation machine.
This has nothing to do with releasing Game Boy games on other platforms. It's about getting the legal high ground so Nintendo can wipe out any and all emulators, especially those that appear on app stores.
It will not work. Emulation is protected in the US, as has been ruled several times in the supreme court. Also the instant Nintendo tries using the patent to sue someone, the patent will be thrown out by the courts under prior use regulations. (You cannot patent something that someone else has already put into public use) This patent also specifies "low powered devices" so it would be voided anyway unless the app specifically implies being intended for low powered devices. It also mentions airplanes and back seats as intended use, which implies intent to actually do something with the patent, rather than as grounds for removing 3rd party emulation.
umm no Das i do not know where you got that from..... A patent is a patent. I don't understand just because you have the game on your n64 doesnt mean you have it on your ipad or phone. You can buy the game 10 times on older system doesn't mean you have it for the newer even if you have a robust collection. Play it on the old school system you brought it for then. Geez no good reasons to using one companies products on another, just sounds like babies. Awww now I got to buy the same game again on a new console like last of us that was on ps3 buy it again on ps4! Or megaman collection on psn. Go Nintendo make your money, they should be able to sell emulators for you can play their games anywhere. I see why ppl do it but doesn't mean it is right
@frezhblunts: No, a patent is not a patent. I got it from reality. http://en.wikipedia.org/wik... Software backups are also legally protected. As long as it is a backup of my own copy and not a download, i have the right to play it on an emulator. This has been ruled in both the US and Canadian supreme courts multiple times.
Nintendo can go to hell if they use this to sue creators of emulators.
They should allow emulation for all of their systems. Or at least up to SNES or n64. Could make inflight systems more fun. If I remember correctly, virgin planes used to have SNES games such as sf2. Now they just have soduko or chess. This was in the 90's so my memory maybe playing tricks with me.
Sounds like Nintendo is doing these to make sure people can't emulate games that are still making Nintendo money using specific platforms. I say good. Many of Nintendo's older games, like Ocarina of Time, still make some cash for Nintendo through the remastered version, etc. So long as that's the case, pirating it and other games like it can't be justified. Now if the games are so old that they can't be found anymore, don't have remasters/ports out, or were Japan-only and never made it stateside, like with Seiken Densetsu 3, then I could understand. But there are just too many cases of people using bad justifications for pirating, when the truth, if they were being honest, is that they don't feel like they owe anything to Nintendo for many of the games that they are pirating.
Bad justification as in owning the original carts and wanting to play them in HD? lol. The ignorance of some people these days. I have spent thousands on my SNES collection, if i want to play them on an emulator, i will. If Nintendo doesn't like it they are welcome to kiss my fat candy a$$.
If they're already available in HD, or at least in a higher grade of graphics than the original onat least one system as is the case with Ocarina, and you emulate that new version anyways because you think "hey I bought the original years ago so emulating the new version isn't stealing", then yes, that's bad justification. And your "fat candy a$$" knows that that's what I was getting at, not your example. The fact that you're getting so upset and jumping to conclusions makes you highly suspicious.
Suspicious simply because ignorance bugs me? I never implied that it was ok to emulate newer versions of a game than what you own. I'm refering specifically to direct backups of owned copies, not downloads.
an emulator not neccesary means it was for piracy i believe there few articles clear up this 'confusion' still,depend on how people looks and how and why people use
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