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The Argument For And Against amiibo-Cloning Tool Amiiqo

Nintendo Life

Nintendo's range of amiibo toys has been a commercial success, shipping over 10 million units (at the last count) and giving the company a much-needed additional revenue stream during a time of considerable turmoil and upheaval. However, the amiibo story hasn't been entirely positive, with some figures proving to be impossible to find in stores and scalpers having a field day as demand effortlessly outstrips supply. The end result is damaged consumer confidence and frustrated fans, and while Nintendo is finally taking steps to remedy this situation, it's clear that the public hunger for amiibo is insatiable - and into this boiling storm of dashed dreams and disappointment we have the world's first device for cloning and distributing amiibo data, though a device solely for backing up data from figures you own has previously been released.

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MSBAUSTX1150d ago

The problem came in when I read tha ft he data can be shared. It wont be long before people are just using thier phone to get free amiibo data.

rjason121150d ago

There is no argument, people are gonna abuse this.

wonderfulmonkeyman1150d ago (Edited 1150d ago )

It not only supports piracy, the home page for the product actively encourages it by telling people to go online and download data packs for Amiibos.
For free.

I'm sure that this product will be taken off the market sooner rather than later due to this, but I sincerely hope that Nintendo takes the extra step of sueing the blue suspenders right off of the person behind it.

It's things like this coming to fruition that make me feel even more firm in my stance against piracy of video games through emulators.
Start excusing one for the sake of "backing up games people own", and you immediately open the door for products like this, that proclaim their uses for "harmless backups", yet instead we see them being used far more often for illegal activities, than for anything legal or harmless.

I hope Nintendo takes this company down for every gold coin they're worth.

DonBugen1150d ago

When it all comes down to it, the prevalence of this product will ultimately depend on how much someone is willing to compromise their own personal sense or morality in order to get a cool pretty shiny on their video game. We always hope that people will stand by their own moral standards... but as the article pretty much blatantly stated, if someone wants this badly enough, they can come up with plenty of excuses that make the concept of stealing seem justifiable or, at the least, understandable.

When it comes down to it, it's exactly like going online and downloading a bunch of roms for old gaming systems. Yeah, some of them might not be available for purchase any other way... but even if all of them weren't being sold elsewhere at the present, does that really excuse taking someone's intellectual property that you would have otherwise given them money for?

Does anything really justify theft?