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Discussion in 'Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSIWare' started by MetroidZ, Oct 9, 2006.

  1. MetroidZ

    MetroidZ Only took 4 years to get1

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    Do you think nintendo will start to ban/close more sites that have roms, (like they did with GBA (even tho some still do host 'em) because games were still being made), now that the virtual console allows you to download games at a small fee?

    I think they should, it'll do 'em good. :smilewinkgrin:
     
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    I doubt they'd go through the legal effort of taking down the sites when P2P networks offer them too.

    In fact, people who would usually play roms might be Nintendo's most valuable consumers for the Virtual Console, because playing on the Wii with either the GameCube or classic controllers offers a more comfortable way to play than a keyboard.

    For example, for Nintendo 64 roms, you need a fairly decent system and a parallel/USB to N64 adapter, which is hard to come by.

    For about $3 a title, a digital representation that never gets lost or broken seems worth it.
     
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    I don't think you can stop anybody from doing anything. You could close a few rom sites, but more would spring up. Their best bet is to just make the games a bit cheaper.

    I want to play heaps of games on the VC. I would do it on pc, but using a keyboard isn't really good for some games. I know I played Zelda: OOT on my pc with an Xbox controller.
     
  4. breakpoint

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    alot of rom sites use storage in china etc, which nintendo couldn't close.

    anyway, they would just move!!
     
  5. MetroidZ

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    yeh well, they stopped GBA games on my favourite rom website. o well. and i kno u can find 'em on P2P, but thats different.
     
  6. Kiwi

    Kiwi Drug Addicts Unite

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    3 dollars isnt cheap... atleast for me.
     
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    yeh, but $10 for a n64 game is a good deal. IMO
     
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    Nah, i would never pay 10 for a n64 game. maybe a zelda game or something like that, but not for anything else.
     
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    perdect dark..007..mario......... besides u can play muitlyplayer with the n64 games on the wii and u cant for roms.... i also herad of some online feature... but that migth just be a mith
     
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    Nope! I'll have nothing to do when I'm at work! Nothing like a few laps of Mario Kart while I'm waiting for people to get back to me!
     
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    If they start to get closed I'm gonna download as many as I possibly can. :)
     
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    One Problem with this theory. Banning these are very hard because if you have legally purchased a game downloading a rom is totally legal. Also P2p makes it impossible so there is no point in trying.
     
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    You can play ROMS online. I used to play Mario Kart 64 all the time online.

    They probably will since the AR exploit still works which allows you to load roms up.
     
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    One advantage the virtual console has over the ROM sites is the lack of banner ads and pop-ups, of which ROM sites have millions.
    Just logging on to download 1 game gets you about 10 pop-ups and loads of those annoying "shoot the duck for a free ipod" banner ads.
     
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    If you use AdBlock Pro for Fire Fox, then ads aren't a problem.
     
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    comment on prices of the games: a movie in theater is around 5-10 dollars, so for entertainment budgets i think you get way more time for your dollar buying one of these games
     
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    I'll hate them if they even try.

    10$ for a N64 game is a huge scam. You could buy the N64 for 10$ Roms on the PC all have online capabilities, so I always play with my friends. I'd pay 50cent to 1$ for a 2D game and MAXIMUM 5$ for a greatest hit 3D game like Zelda, for less popular 3D game I'd only pay 2$ maybe 3$. If they had online capabilities, but they don't, so it's still an inferior service. If it had online, I guess I would pay 10$ for the bestest ever games that are great in multiplayer, but I'd still feel as if Nintendo is screwing me.

    And you can't compare it to a movie. Movies never get outdated. Plus, you pay 10$ for NEW RELEASE. Their is a cinema in Montreal that still showcases old movies or movies not in theater anymore and it cost 1$ per movie. Not 10, so if you compare it to movies, nintendo should sell their games 1$.
     

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