Animan, on Mon Mar 28, 2011 4:47 PM, said:
I think they are more referring to flash carts the illegal copies. It'd be plain stupid for Ninty to brick a system for using illegal copies that someone didn't even know were fakes. I can see them sending a message to the user that the copy they are using is illegal. Then it becomes an issue of knowing if the user was doing so intentionally or not.
I am glad that Nintendo is taking big steps to curb piracy, and I think that they are being reasonable.
Would be nice if Nintendo had some sort of trade-in program for this situation. Say you bought a game you thought was legit off eBay or Amazon, and it turned out to be illegal. If Nintendo had some way of letting you send in the illegal copy, its packaging, and information regarding the seller, along with a small fee, Nintendo would take the illegal copy and send you a legit copy of the same game in the mail for helping them curb the piracy problem.
It would never happen, of course. But it would still be a nice PR move so that people that get screwed buying illegal games can at least do a decent trade for a legit copy at less-than-retail directly through Nintendo and/or its third-party developers.
RevEng, on Mon Mar 28, 2011 5:32 PM, said:
The EULA accompanying the latest Wii updates don't contain the "will render the system permanently unplayable" clause at all. This is a change in direction for Nintendo.
Chapter II of the EULA for the Wii, last sentence in the only paragraph states:
"If we detect unauthorized software, services, or devices, your access to the Wii Network Service may be disabled and/or the Wii Console or games may be unplayable
So I'm afraid it does say that. Has been in there when they updated the EULA to account for people installing the Homebrew Channel, I believe. Sometime about a year or two ago. Full EULA can be seen here
Edited by rockman_x_2002, Tue Mar 29, 2011 1:09 PM.