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Downloading games is how companies that make good games go out of business.

Fuck you and your flash cart. Seriously. I'm not kidding.

A lot of people I know who do this only download games they wouldn't have bought anyway. In those cases nobody loses money and nobody gains money. I'd say the portion who download everything are the actual problem. And frankly, people who download games aren't going to care if you're angry on the internet, so why bother?

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So I recently picked up an R4, and it is truly a device every hardcore DS fan must have. I downloaded pokemon platinum, and it already seems better than diamond and pearl, despite that I can't read Japanese.

I've been looking for an R4 for a while now (I'm a fan of home brews and the possibility of apps for my DS, like a very limited MP3 player), but they're really expensive where I live.

As for the pirating:

Having a ROM of a game isn't the same as having the game. Tetris DS is fun and all, but having the actual cart is amazing, even if for bragging rights. And honestly, if you only try it out but wouldn't've bought it anyway, then what's the point of downloading it if you knew you weren't going to buy it? That kinda seems like downloading something just because you can, and not because it's something you can't normally do.

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It is my assumption that those who download "games they wouldn't have bought" are using it like a rental service, to dispel (or confirm) the hype and reviews they've seen about a game before deciding whether to purchase it.

That's kind of a cheapo reason, because there's legitimate ways to go about that like GameFly and Gamerang. Flashcarts are for the stuff that you'll never have access to otherwise, like a DS IRC client, or an English version of Jump Ultimate Stars.

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Downloading games is how companies that make good games go out of business.

no actually most of the companies that make awesome games and go out of business are because nobody buys the games at all because people are too busy playing fucking halo and pokemon

WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY BUY PSYCHONAUTS GOD DAMN

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no actually most of the companies that make awesome games and go out of business are because nobody buys the games at all because people are too busy playing fucking halo and pokemon

WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY BUY PSYCHONAUTS GOD DAMN

More like

WHY COULDN'T I FIND A COPY OF PSYCHONAUTS GOD DAMN

I bet the retail fuckers at the time hid their copies behind "barbie's horse riding adventures" and other shit shovelware...

In fact ever since that day, whenever I'm search for a title in a retail shop, I ALWAYS look past what I see first in case I missed it. Not to mention shove the shitware behind the actually GOOD games for the good of gamers in my area...

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no actually most of the companies that make awesome games and go out of business are because nobody buys the games at all because people are too busy playing fucking halo and pokemon

WHY DIDN'T ANYBODY BUY PSYCHONAUTS GOD DAMN

There was never the love for Raz that there should've been.

I want a 2D platforming version for the DS.

I must speak with friends who can make this happen.

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http://kotaku.com/5057870/nintendo-announce-new-ds-the-nintendo-dsi

SD slot, camera, MP3 player, no GBA slot.

Hm.

Launches November 1st according to the pic.

I'm not getting one. Even if I hadn't just preordered a Pandora, I wouldn't replace my Lite with a DSi.

GBA games are *still* being developed! I wouldn't call this an upgrade over a lite; it's more of a sidegrade.

Edit: Also, what about things like the Opera browser, or the Guitar Hero DS game, which need something inserted into the GBA slot? Or pokemon imports? Or that rumble pak? There are plenty of DS games that use the GBA slot.

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Launches November 1st according to the pic.

I'm not getting one. Even if I hadn't just preordered a Pandora, I wouldn't replace my Lite with a DSi.

GBA games are *still* being developed! I wouldn't call this an upgrade over a lite; it's more of a sidegrade.

Edit: Also, what about things like the Opera browser, or the Guitar Hero DS game, which need something inserted into the GBA slot? Or pokemon imports? Or that rumble pak? There are plenty of DS games that use the GBA slot.

It's supposedly not supposed to "replace" the DS Lite. It's a third tier. HAY, REMEMBER WHAT NINTENDO ORIGINALLY SAID ABOUT THE DS? AND THEN THEY KILLED GAME BOY.

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I honestly see no point with the new version. It's like they're making it for the hell of it and not because they need to get anything accomplished. And a bit disappointing that the top screen isn't touch-sensitive like rumored.

Are they feeling threatened by the iPhone or what? DSi? Come on...

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Launches November 1st according to the pic.

I'm not getting one. Even if I hadn't just preordered a Pandora, I wouldn't replace my Lite with a DSi.

GBA games are *still* being developed! I wouldn't call this an upgrade over a lite; it's more of a sidegrade.

Edit: Also, what about things like the Opera browser, or the Guitar Hero DS game, which need something inserted into the GBA slot? Or pokemon imports? Or that rumble pak? There are plenty of DS games that use the GBA slot.

Yeah, personally I don't understand taking away desirable functionality and replacing it with not-so-desirable functionality, unless there's a whole new DS demographic out there that I'm not aware of.

I use the GBA slot for all kinds of games, so it's pretty ridiculous that they're doing this. I think they're only going to confuse average consumers, especially those who buy games that require the GBA slot.

I'm also tired of seeing Nintendo jump on various bandwagons, almost reluctantly, then doing a half-assed job with things. I'm talking peripherals, online functionality, whatever.

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I could see myself buying a DSi at some point in the future, since I still have my original brick DS. But the people who bought the DS Lite are getting royally screwed over.

In general though, this hardware revision nonsense needs to stop. How many versions of each system do we have?

DS- 3

PSP- 3

PS3- 5

360- 4

I think I'm off by a few, but this is just getting out of hand.

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It's supposedly not supposed to "replace" the DS Lite. It's a third tier. HAY, REMEMBER WHAT NINTENDO ORIGINALLY SAID ABOUT THE DS? AND THEN THEY KILLED GAME BOY.

don't worry!

by 2015, it will have gone full circle and we'll have the Gameboy, one with a 6 inch high definition screen that folds upon itself,

full control set up with a b x y left and right triggers,

two telescoping analog sticks and a regular awesome directional pad. and games that run at wii+ quality.

you may wonder why they just rerelease the same thing over and over. its that they are biding their time,

and waiting for the right time to strike amazing-ness on the people of the world.

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Also, what about things like the Opera browser, or the Guitar Hero DS game, which need something inserted into the GBA slot? Or pokemon imports? Or that rumble pak? There are plenty of DS games that use the GBA slot.

Is it so hard to believe that some people would rather get a bigger screen, smaller form-factor, music player, camera, and DSiWare than the ability to import their Pokemon? It's the same type of deal as the GBA Micro, which didn't do that well, but it still had a niche market.

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Launches November 1st according to the pic.

I'm not getting one. Even if I hadn't just preordered a Pandora, I wouldn't replace my Lite with a DSi.

GBA games are *still* being developed! I wouldn't call this an upgrade over a lite; it's more of a sidegrade.

Edit: Also, what about things like the Opera browser, or the Guitar Hero DS game, which need something inserted into the GBA slot? Or pokemon imports? Or that rumble pak? There are plenty of DS games that use the GBA slot.

GBA games are still in develpment but are so few and far btween that it doesn't matter much to Nintendo anymore it seems. The DS is their main platform and want to focus on improving it. Yea it cripples some game but honestly the GB Micro was a much better GBA player. The Opera browser won't be missed much seeing as DSi has a built in one. People with pokemon imports should already have an old DS to use. By the way the DS games have been selling I am sure everyone who wanted to import their GBA pokemon have done so already.

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GBA games are still in develpment but are so few and far btween that it doesn't matter much to Nintendo anymore it seems. The DS is their main platform and want to focus on improving it. Yea it cripples some game but honestly the GB Micro was a much better GBA player. The Opera browser won't be missed much seeing as DSi has a built in one. People with pokemon imports should already have an old DS to use. By the way the DS games have been selling I am sure everyone who wanted to import their GBA pokemon have done so already.

According to the DS/Wii/GBA portal gbatemp.net a new GBA game hasn't been released since April.

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