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Nintendo DS loses battle to unauthorized third-party mods

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Nov 2007 18:34 User comments (9)

Nintendo DS loses battle to unauthorized third-party mods According to a Nintendo spokesperson, the company has lost the battle against unauthorized third-party modification devices for their DS handheld.
"We cannot smash them all", read the spokesperson's quote.

The R4 and M3, just two of the more popular mod devices are microSD readers that fit in the DS's Slot-1 port and allows for the playing of downloaded Roms, as well as music and movies. Both cards retail for the very cheap price of $45 USD and require no drivers.

Unfortunately for Nintendo, these products are technically legal although most if not all are used illegally.

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9 user comments

127.11.2007 2:14
armorthis
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I did pretty much the same thing with my GBA
Worked out nicely
plus the cards are actually really cheap

227.11.2007 2:31

Surprise Surprise The Big Nintendo
Has Piracy in its blood since the NES and up

327.11.2007 4:27
nobrainer
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ok then ebay here i come! what makes a game machine sell like crazy the shareholders ask, well thats easy the ability to mod and play backups!

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 02 Dec 2007 @ 7:39

427.11.2007 8:59

Originally posted by nobrainer:
ok then ebay here i come! what makes a game machine sell like crazy the shareholders ask, well thats easy the ability to mod and play backups!
And that's a good thing, because there's alot of crap on the DS. Outside of a few games like Mario Kart, New Super Mario Bros. and Zelda Phantom Hourglass, you're gambling with your $30 purchase sometimes.

527.11.2007 9:09

Quote:
Originally posted by nobrainer:
ok then ebay here i come! what makes a game machine sell like crazy the shareholders ask, well thats easy the ability to mod and play backups!
And that's a good thing, because there's alot of crap on the DS. Outside of a few games like Mario Kart, New Super Mario Bros. and Zelda Phantom Hourglass, you're gambling with your $30 purchase sometimes.
I agree. Stop putting out crap games and maybe i'll actually buy a few (but probably not)! At least I can download the game and try it out before thinking about buying it. Come on, Build a Bear Workshop!? Give me a break!

627.11.2007 12:05

Quote:
Quote:
Originally posted by nobrainer:
ok then ebay here i come! what makes a game machine sell like crazy the shareholders ask, well thats easy the ability to mod and play backups!
And that's a good thing, because there's alot of crap on the DS. Outside of a few games like Mario Kart, New Super Mario Bros. and Zelda Phantom Hourglass, you're gambling with your $30 purchase sometimes.
I agree. Stop putting out crap games and maybe i'll actually buy a few (but probably not)! At least I can download the game and try it out before thinking about buying it. Come on, Build a Bear Workshop!? Give me a break!
LOL... Were you considering a purchase of Build-A-Bear? ;-) Maybe Hanna Montana or Dogz? At least we're smart enough to know what to avoid, but it's not always that easy (Diddy Kong Racing, I'm talking about you!)

727.11.2007 13:04
goodswipe
Inactive

lmao...hanna montana! nice

827.11.2007 23:04

I had the M3 Simply DS, and that thing was great!!! I think my 2gb card had about 35 games on it, plus another 500mb left for more!

920.12.2007 6:47

Quote:
"We cannot smash them all", read the spokesperson's quote
Love it i couldn't have said it better myself.

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