Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

May 11, 2011 -

The latest update for Nintendo's DSi hand-held was supposed to stop the use of flashcards, but no less than a day after its release a workaround is already out in the wild. How frustrating for Nintendo.. Nintendo released the 1.4.2. update earlier this week hoping to block the use of flashcards made by companies such as R4iDSN. But seeing its products blocked, R4iDSN has already (allegedly) created a workaround - much to the chagrin of Nintendo.

The flashcard maker promises an update later this week. Expect Nintendo to release another update to once again block the use of these cards. In their eyes, flashcards are simply a way for DSi owners to play illegal software. To the homebrew community, the Nintendo update feels like a thumb in the eye. If all else fails, Nintendo will probably turn to the courts to apply some extra pressure on companies such as R4iDSN.

We will continue to follow this story as it develops.

Source: The Escapist

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Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

Interesting that they are tackling this so late in the DSi's cycle. Well hopefully they don't try to block these cards with the next 3DS firmware update as well.

Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

They probably will. Unlike the Wii and PS3 homebrew/pirate ratio, which is more or less equal, the usage of the R4 for piracy by and far outweighs the usage of it for homebrew.

Considering how easy it is to get a dev kit from Nintendo, you'd think people would go for that, since you can do so much more with a dev kit than a flash cart. 

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Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

Easy? You need to have secured office space to get a dev kit. How is that easy for a hobbyist or indie game developer?

E. Zachary Knight
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Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

Perhaps not as easy for hobbyists, but a lot of indie game studios are getting access to dev kits nowadays. 

Maybe it's because Nintendo's moving on to Project Cafe and the 3DS, but it's not as hard to get a DS/DSi dev kit as it used to be.

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Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

"homebrew". That kinda defeats the idea of office space.

Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

"Piracy". That kinda defeats the idea of getting paid for your efforts.

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Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

...You make the argument that people wanting to do homebrew should get dev consoles, we argue this wouldn't work and now you pull a "well anyway it's irrelevant 'cuz it's all for piracy"? At the very least, try and be somewhat consistent in your own argumentation...

Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

...Wait, what? 

When did I say it's irrelevant? And when did I say "It's all for piracy"?

If you bothered to pay attention, you'd see that I basically conceded that homebrew developers are essentially screwed over, but it's not as hard for indie studios to get a dev kit as it used to be.

It's best to read the ENTIRE statement BEFORE you start picking each and every word apart, it'll make you look a lot less troll-ish.

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Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

The difference is Nintendo didn't forcibly remove an official, advertised feature after the devices release.

Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

If you're talking about OtherOS. I'd like to see where it was actively advertised. It was never in any internet ads, TV commercials, magazine spreads, or even on the box. Not advertised by Sony, anyway.

Also, you are talking as if it was always there. In fact, OtherOS didn't even see the light of day until patch 1.60, meaning it was added after the system's initial release.

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Re: Flashcard Maker Beats Latest DSi Update

*Sigh* And then here comes Anonymous crying foul, and then launching a DDoS attack on Nintendo, letting someone else hack into them and steal a bunch of customer information.

Assuming Nintendo doesn't come back with some sort of god-like ferocity, that is. >_>

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