IGN: Editorial - Piracy of Nintendo's RPG is running rampant. If you're one of the million who downloaded the game, you're hurting yourself.
Is very unfortunate. And very selfish. It costs a lot of money to make these games and it is essentially stealing. Though it can be said that many of these corps. are greedy and ripping folks off but that's a different argument altogether.
... comes from people who don't own a Wii, but want to play and enjoy the game anyway, through the Dolphin emulator. Also, ofcourse, it's one of the very best games on the Wii yet it's still unreleased in the USA. Obviously, people will download it.
Don't hate me guys i only pirated this game cuz i thought it would never come to the U.S but when they announced it would i pre orederd it asap i want more games like this to strive and especially in todays day of age.
And now the FBI knows you've downloaded games, nice one.
yeah, now they know you intend to purchase the one game you've admitted to downloading. you're screwed. never mind all the child porn and massive hosts of copyrighted content out there, the fbi is coming for YOU AND ONLY YOU. ..in all seriousness, no one should hate you for that. especially because you're buying it as soon as it's available to you. it's nintendo's fault for keeping it from you to begin with, especially when there's (clearly) millions of people interested in this title and they completely ignored that audience.
Well if he has ordered then he's technically not breaking the law since you are allowed by law to make backups.
i also "have" this game but i plan to buy it when released in NA.
I didn't because hacking your console just to play one game is beyond retarded. I don't even have a wii though. Was waiting for this game to get one.
Hacking your own system and piracy is two completely different things.
Dont you have to hack the system to play pirated games? Way to derp there, bud
He means you can hack your system and not pirate games you smart guy.
Yes, it's completely stupid to make to make it so a Wii can play games that you bought. /s You may not know this, but the Wii is region locked, meaning it won't play games from regions other then the it was bought in (IE a US Wii won't play a game that you imported from Europe or Japan). Hacking the Wii allows the consumer to remove this pointless constraint and play games they bought from other regions.
To tell you the truth, I don't support piracy, but Nintendo kinda deserved that one. Next time, release the game earlier and with North American voice acting.
But that's just it, if this keeps up, you can forget ANY other rpg's like that coming from to Japan to the States. If I was a developer and I found out a game which was delayed but is meant to be still coming out in America was pirated by over a million people, would I then waste money on hiring American voice actors for the game? lol You gotta be kidding me! Like the editor of the article said, this might of blown any chance of Last Story or any other rpg that may be Japanese exclusive ever getting released in North America.
Doesn't have to be US voice actors. Just release it in America as well. Us British have to play almost every game out there with American accents and we're not bothered by it. It has nothing to do with the developer. It was Nintendo of America's decision not to release the game in US because they feel that jRPGs on Wii don't sell enough in America. So it leaves Wii owners with 3 options. 1) Import and play with a hacked wii 2) Pirate and play with a hacked wii 3) Not play at all Obviously the cheapest and easiest option is number 2. If a game isn't in your region nor has plans to be released in your region, it means pirating it won't actually affect anything. Because it was never to be released in your region in the first place. So it's not even a theoretical loss of sale. It's like a teen in Zimbabwe downloading a game; Nintendo doesn't care about that theoretical sale. And since the Wii you paid a lot of money for has hardly any worthwhile titles, your console is just sitting there all year collecting dust for that one title that's worth playing but it's not sold in your region. Can you blame an American Wii owner for pirating Xenoblade?
People that pirate and emulate (w/o owning an original copy or copies) Nintendo games are stealing and making us honest gamers pay more for our gaming fix.. Hacking a Wii to play legally imported games or watch dvd's is a whole other matter entirely and can actually extend the life or usefulness of an "aging" console.
I will pirate it. Why? It's not availible in my region. I can't buy SR3 any where and it's not available on Steam for me, so I pirated it and it's one of my top 2011 games, if a game is not released some place it will get pirated.
i pirated f-zero GX the other day... I'M SORRY!!!!
When you pirate a Nintendo game you're stealing from my heroes.
I remember way back in the VHS days that the only way to get a lot of anime to the US was through fansubs (anime tapes given subtitles by people who could translate the originals), and a rule among the fansubbers was that once an official release occurred, you agreed to purchase the ones you watched. For the most part, people I knew always followed that rule and anime sales finally caught on here. I hope all the people who downloaded the game follow the same rules, because we need more games like Xenoblade, and the only thing the Big N and other publishers are going to look at is the $$$ they make. Vote with your pocketbook.
I had mixed feelings about Xenoblade. On one hand, if the game was as good as it appeared to be, the developers deserved to see every sale they got. I'm all for supporting good developers. On the other, Nintendo's response to the fan outcry was a slap in the face. In that respect, I don't blame people for pirating the game. Honestly, I think it's only an issue because the game finally DID come out here in the states. If it had not, then I din't think people would be complaining as much. And, frankly, it's a little too late at this point.
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