Nintendo has begun banning users who have attempted to go online after running a pirated game through the use of a recently released modding solution.
if you pirate just STAY OFFLINE and dont be a greedy $%##@ that try to use an offline feature too
what online features? LOL
yeah my bad. was in a hurry~dont go online i mean
I am sure pirates are shaking in their boots. They can still update the Switch firmware, they can still update their games (even the pirated ones) and they will eventually be able to install DLCs and updates manually anyway. The only thing they're losing is really the ability to go online and I bet most of them don't care.
If and when Nintendo goes big on the.online part then maybe it will hurt hackers.
probably not, i'm sure they'll just buy another console just to play games online.
paid online will entice more users to mod their switch.
Exactly. Thats what you get when you release a system that can be modded by an eleven year old.
There was a story here recently claiming that Nintendo will know if you've used your console to play pirated games, even if you haven't played them online. Whenever you do go online for anything else, they'll know. Don't know if it's true or not.
They will, until someone develops a work around. Whenever you go online, they can see an activity log, and they have pretty advanced ways of checking a game's data now to figure out whether or not it's legit.
They're aware they can't stop the piracy on the console at this point. What they can do however, is try to limit those people from interacting with others on their console online. Not only would they be able to hack and ruin multiplayer experiences, it creates security issues for other users. You never know how creative someone is going to get.
If you're stupid enough to go online with your pirated games you deserve the ban, just stay offline ffs
Staying offline means you have banned yourself, may as well go online and update your games since Nintendo allows even a banned system to do so.
alle three of them were banned? if i do not want to buy it and play it why would i pirate it? totally beats me.
@Chris235 Not everyone has the same ethics as you sir, unfortunately some people believe the follow: "I wasn't going to buy the game, therefore if I pirate it they aren't losing sales" I mean using their logic I could go and steal a Ferrari, I mean I was never going to buy one anyway, so they aren't losing a sale.
pirating =/= stealing
@badz149 I assume that what your trying to say is pirating isnt the same as stealing, except it really is. Just because you say it isn't, doesn't mean it's true. Here's the definition of stealing. "take (another person's property) without permission or legal right and without intending to return it." You saying all these pirates are returning the games they've stolen?
If I steal a Ferrari, its owner no longer has it. The only way to compare copying software to getting a Ferrari without paying is with a Star Trek replicator. The car owner still has his ride. You get a perfect copy of it.
pirates download pretty much every game they have vague interest in, some of them buy the games they like. Heres the thing though, most of them will praise games they like and actually cause a sales increase.
If your talking about the report done a few years back showing that pirated games = increase in sales. You do realise that the European Commision that wrote the report admired that there was a 45% error margin, that's not great.
Go back to Somalia where you belong pirates.
Lmao. don't know where the disagrees come from. Those people may be a bit touchy.
They're probably pirates themselves.
Yeah probably lots of somali pirates on n4g😂
dear nintendo, without hacking your console is not worth the money
Pirating is so tacky.
"survive together" I guess that doesn't apply to pirates
I’m not a fan of pirating games by any means, but it is pretty shitty that Nintendo is against allowing classic games from the N64/ GBA days and ealier. They seem to refuse to put those games out on Switch legitimately, so why not let people pirate those?
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