Comic 135 - Pirated Games?

6th Mar 2017, 6:38 PM
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Pirated Games?
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Zanreo 6th Mar 2017, 6:38 PM edit delete
So recently it was discovered the Virtual Console version of Super Mario Bros has some suspicious similarities to unofficial NES emulators...

Now, nothing is confirmed, but it would still make for a fun comic idea...



xianyu118 6th Mar 2017, 7:21 PM edit delete reply
Well, Nintendo does have a past. Fun's just one word for it, but anyway, what I'm getting at is that it isn't necessarily all family-friendly with Nintendo, anyway.
Zanreo 6th Mar 2017, 7:25 PM edit delete reply
Heh, yes, I know... Some interesting stuff happened back in the hanafuda days...
MadJak91 6th Mar 2017, 10:21 PM edit delete reply
Oh no! At least not in the past. How many past games have you played? I emulated a lot over the years and many old RPGs or such have pretty questionable content at times :D
Then came N64 and Nintendo went the friendly route more strictly in my opinion.
Zanreo 7th Mar 2017, 12:01 PM edit delete reply
Actually, it would get less restricted after those days (at least for Western-released games, Japanese Famicom games were less strict, seen some stuff on Game Center CX that never would get released in the west) since there were heavy content restrictions on NES/SNES games back in those days. This was lifted after game rating systems like ESRB and PEGI became a thing, and then they were pretty much "as long as you get a rating for the game you're good" (and now, all consoles require games released to get ratings first)
MadJak91 6th Mar 2017, 10:18 PM edit delete reply
Oh, I bet! It would be a good move plus it is not like the emulator side has any right to complain about this sort of thing but then... I think emulators are legal while ROMs definitely are not. You are not making a copy of the HW, just emulating instructions and such while ROM is the actual memory on the cartridge.

What I mean is that, if you cannot fight it, do it on your own. Emulators are big. GabeN also took pirates as business partners instead!
Zanreo 7th Mar 2017, 12:09 PM edit delete reply
Yeah, emulators themselves are legal and there are also people making their own games to be played on console emulators I heard...

I personally don't feel bad when it's games that went out of production long ago, especially for a console I don't even own... the devs/publishers won't make any more money from them anyway. And thing is, I WOULD buy most of them if they were available on eshop/PSN/ect...
melaredblu 7th Mar 2017, 12:21 AM edit delete reply
Anybody else hearing the Final Fantasy victory theme? No? Just me? Okay then.
Zanreo 7th Mar 2017, 12:14 PM edit delete reply
Hehe, some kind of iconic theme at least
NeilKapit 7th Mar 2017, 4:19 AM edit delete reply
So do two wrongs make a right? Interesting topic...
Zanreo 7th Mar 2017, 12:15 PM edit delete reply
Looks like some suspicious stuff might have been going on...
ProfEtheric 7th Mar 2017, 6:52 AM edit delete reply
I wouldn't put it past Nintendo...
Zanreo 7th Mar 2017, 12:18 PM edit delete reply
Would be kinda amusing seeing how much Nintendo hates piracy...