Nintendo Encourages Game Pirates


Game pirates are, without exception, huge douches. They’re also stubborn.

CVG went to Nintendo’s 3DS event in Amsterdam last week. they spoke to two high-up UK Nintendo guys, David Yarnton and James Honeywell, about the 3DS’s anti-piracy tech. Quotes.

Yarnton: “We can’t divulge any technical details on that but needless to say this is probably one of our best pieces of equipment in that respect. There are a lot of things we’ve learnt over time to try and improve the security and protection – not only of our IP but of our third-party publishers’ IP as well.”

Honeywell: “I think perhaps there’s been a ‘heyday of piracy’ and we’ve now seen a lot of rules come in to stop it.”

And Yarnton once more: “Recently there have been a couple of rulings with R4s where people have been found guilty and had quite significant sentences against them. This now makes a precedent that potentially in the future it won’t be a viable thing for people to do.”

OK, so given that pirates are stubborn piece-of-s–t douches, the above quotations can result in nothing but the entire pirating community banding together on launch day to crack the 3DS. Which means they absolutely will succeed, and it probably won’t take long. CVG has even more pirate-baiting quotes.

Nintendo: mentor to game pirates everywhere.

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