3DS fixes Nintendo's piracy problem - THQ

Nintendo believes that all-new anti-piracy tech in 3DS will be foolproof to cracks from illegal downloaders.

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Noami2712d ago

i'll believe it when 3-4 years had passed from its release.

Eamon2712d ago (Edited 2712d ago )

agreed. If Nintendo really does claim they combated piracy on DSi successfully then they are EXTREMELY wrong. I know many people with DSi and flashcart.

SpoonyRedMage2712d ago

However you can only play in standard DS mode. You can't play any DSi exclusive games or use DSi exclusive features. The extra DSi stuff is protected but you are right that it isn't fully protected.

inveni02712d ago

If it can be ENCODED, then it can be DECODED...that is, unless it's impossible to decode, like md5 hashes. The reason piracy is ACTUALLY a problem is because of export laws when it comes to encryption. If they really wanted to prevent piracy, they'd fix those laws.

Redempteur2712d ago

md5 hashes have been décoded since long ...

salted md5 hases are another thing ....

klado2712d ago (Edited 2712d ago )

Hope wii and xbox does learn from ps3 this time, adopt the holy fcking blu-ray and eradicate pirates once for all...make them buy games, those cheap asses.

Thinking what nintendo is going to do with the 3DS, since they mentioned games could be installed, lets see how would they fight the fact of people just taking borrowed some friend's games and isntalling them...uala

Disagree, lol, delicious when your tiny little download for free world dissipate...

Baka-akaB2712d ago (Edited 2712d ago )

the blu ray has nothing to do with the ps3's own protection . You realize every blu ray movie is only , along with every ps3 game iso (even if those arent really useful)

The ps3 would be as protected with a dvd player instead if they chose too .

Theonik2711d ago

Yea, patents that have recently surfaced have shown that the PS3 is using several keys to stop code from executing. You need 1 to decode the other and so on.

darkcharizard2712d ago (Edited 2712d ago )

I'm a pirate.. Arr!

that was lame.

Venomish2712d ago

bubble up sir.

neogeo2711d ago

You should try the DSTWO card. Its the only card ever with its own CPU to speed up emulation of snes games and stuff, it also has upgradable firmware like every month also, I can even update my DSI-XL and nothing can stop it. I love it with my 8gig card.

SupaGamer2712d ago

Looks like a job for Geo Hot.

Although his hack of the PS3 was halted and he never did make the custom firmware he promised.

D4RkNIKON2712d ago

What ever happened to Dark_AleX. He was practically the entire PSP hacking scene and he was messing around with the PS3 and then disappeared out of no where.

RockmanII72712d ago

Sony ninja's took him out

iforgotmylogin2712d ago

The rumors were 1 of 4

Sony Killed him
Sony Jailed him
Sony Hired him
he used his skills to flee and live in hdiding
but i think he works for sony.

But Nintendo should know nothing is 100% if its made with a computer it
can be cracked with a computer some how in some shape or form.
i give it 7months :]. but ill have 20 3DS games by then

koehler832712d ago

Dark_Alex was never responsible for hacking the PSP. He just created the custom firmware after it had already been hacked and running Homebrew Enablers. (Not to understate that accomplishment.)

Baka-akaB2712d ago (Edited 2712d ago )

for starters he never said something serious about ps3 , only that once upon a time he was considering it ... the rest is the rumor posting him as a potential savior . He basically gave up on the psp scene , and didnt even really started on the ps3 one

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SuperStrokey11232712d ago

While i hope they are right, i still think there will be a huge attempt to hack the machine.

klado2712d ago (Edited 2712d ago )

See it this way, if the 3D effect is set to only be used with the Cartridge plugged, then there is not way to pirate these games and give the full experience, yes the 3DS is what make that possible, but the game has to be essentially designed for that, let see if they can learn from all this.

Can't wait to the era were pirate will be eradicate from this dying industry...just look at the psp, we would have had some god gems ported from the DS but seeing as the pirates or user download games more than them buy it, no way that would ever happen.

randomwiz2712d ago

As long as there is a product to hack, there will be hackers.

And since this thing's going to sell like hotcakes, there will be a huge interest to hack it.

D4RkNIKON2712d ago

And once it gets hacked, hardware sales will skyrocket while software sales will plummet.

iforgotmylogin2712d ago

I dont think sales will plummet

Hardware will be through the roof
but Quality games will still sell.

Also to note
piracy laws are getting tighter
even if the system is hacked the games can have some
sophisticated encryption

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