Entries in 'r4' (32)

Japan finally bans the R4 DS piracy device

Japan finally bans the R4 DS piracy device

A case of closing the stable doors after the horse has bolted?

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 23rd 2012 at 2:44PM in News
French courts illegalise console piracy

French courts illegalise console piracy

The Court of Appeal in France has followed the UK’s lead in effectively illegalising the sale of the DS piracy device R4.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 3rd 2011 at 1:50PM in News
3DS logs flash cart use

3DS logs flash cart use

Even if hackers do succeed in circumventing the security measures included in Nintendo's 3DS handheld, there are indications that a nasty surprise lays in store for those who do.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Mar 9th 2011 at 8:46AM in News
R4 already working on 3DS

R4 already working on 3DS

Having enjoyed a tremendous launch in Japan over the weekend, Nintendo's 3DS has already received its first bit of bad news – hackers have got the R4 piracy device up ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 28th 2011 at 11:01AM in News

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ANALYSIS: Nintendo piracy

ANALYSIS: Nintendo piracy

The DS is the most successful games machine of all time. It has sold over 132 million units since its 2004 debut and has housed some of the most successful ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 23rd 2010 at 3:51PM in News
Piracy victory can win back DS sceptics

Piracy victory can win back DS sceptics

The High Court ruling that confirmed DS R4 piracy cards are illegal will get developers excited about
the DS again.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Aug 12th 2010 at 10:00AM in News
Nintendo warns R4 sellers

Nintendo warns R4 sellers

In response to MCV’s news yesterday that many companies are continuing to sell R4DS and other DS piracy devices despite the recent court ruling that illegalised the activity, ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 31st 2010 at 9:38PM in News
Retailers ignore R4DS ban

Retailers ignore R4DS ban

Despite this week’s ruling that saw the illegalisation of nearly all devices aimed at allowing the running of homebrew and pirated games on the Nintendo DS, MCV has confirmed that ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2010 at 6:11PM in News

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R4 ban extends to all DS copy devices

R4 ban extends to all DS copy devices

It has been confirmed that the recent High Court ruling that illegalised the R4 DS card in the UK has also illegalised a number of other devices designed to perform ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 30th 2010 at 10:56AM in News
ELSPA ‘delighted’ with R4 ruling

ELSPA ‘delighted’ with R4 ruling

The UK anti-games piracy movement is enjoying a major victory today with news that the London High Court has ruled that the importing, advertising or sale of R4 cards is ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2010 at 6:20PM in News
R4 made illegal in UK

R4 made illegal in UK

A new ruling from the London high Court has officially illegalised the importing, advertising or sale of R4 cards in the UK.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 28th 2010 at 12:53PM in News
Nintendo wins Dutch piracy case

Nintendo wins Dutch piracy case

Wii and DS platform holder Nintendo is celebrating a significant legal victory in the Netherlands after 11 retailers were convicted of acting unlawfully by importing and selling DS R4 cards ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Jul 21st 2010 at 3:50PM in News

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JAPAN: Most pirated DS games revealed

JAPAN: Most pirated DS games revealed

Japan’s Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association has released figures that show how severe a problem piracy is on Nintendo DS.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Jun 10th 2010 at 11:53AM in News
Piracy accounts for dropping DS sales

Piracy accounts for dropping DS sales

Measuring the true scale of the impact of software piracy is a tough task, but Nintendo has said that illicit copying of DS titles is to blame for a near ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Apr 20th 2010 at 11:33AM in News
JAPAN: R4 card returns to shelves

JAPAN: R4 card returns to shelves

Major Japanese retailers are once again stocking the notorious R4 card, despite the device being banned from sale last year.

James Batchelor
by James Batchelor
on Apr 14th 2010 at 11:26AM in News
AUS: R4 distributor fined $520k

AUS: R4 distributor fined $520k

Nintendo is celebrating another victory in the war against the R4 card with news that an Australian distributor has been heavily fined for selling the device.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 18th 2010 at 12:34PM in News

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R4 supplier gets 12 months in prison

R4 supplier gets 12 months in prison

A man who imported over 26,500 R4 DS piracy cards has been given 12 months in prison.

Christopher Dring
by Christopher Dring
on Jan 15th 2010 at 4:30PM in News
Nintendo appeals Flash card case

Nintendo appeals Flash card case

Platform holder Nintendo is to back the appeal of prosecutors who have said they intend to challenge a recent court ruling from a French judge in favour of Flash card ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 9th 2009 at 9:45AM in News
Nintendo loses Flash card lawsuit

Nintendo loses Flash card lawsuit

In a blow to its ongoing battle against video game piracy, platform holder Nintendo has lost a lawsuit against a manufacturer of a DS Flash card.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Dec 7th 2009 at 11:55AM in News
JAPAN: Nintendo ups R4 battle

JAPAN: Nintendo ups R4 battle

In the biggest offensive ever mounted against the piracy-enabling R4 Flash card device, Nintendo and Capcom have joined forces with 53 other unspecified games publishers to file a lawsuit against ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Oct 15th 2009 at 11:29AM in News
Nintendo cripples DS' R4 piracy threat

Nintendo cripples DS' R4 piracy threat

Nintendo has revealed a major breakthrough in its fight against the pirate cards that are wrecking DS software revenues – as online giants Amazon and eBay finally agree to prohibit  ...

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 22nd 2009 at 10:44AM in News
Facebook advertises ‘new R4’

Facebook advertises ‘new R4’

Social networking site Facebook has allowed advertising for a new piracy-enabling R4-style card on its pages.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on May 18th 2009 at 1:11PM in News
JAPAN: R4 cards banned

JAPAN: R4 cards banned

The infamous R4 card, a device that allows DS owners to play pirated games and homebrew applications, has been successfully banned from sale in Japan.

Kotaku
reports that the Tokyo ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Feb 27th 2009 at 9:37AM in News
Nintendo confirms R4 DSi incompatibility

Nintendo confirms R4 DSi incompatibility

Nintendo has confirmed to MCV that today's reports claiming that SD-card based piracy hardware the R4 will not work with the upcoming DSi are correct.

Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2008 at 5:06PM in News
R4 cards don’t work on DSi

R4 cards don’t work on DSi

It has emerged that the R4 card, a SD-card based device that allows DS owners to play pirated and homebrew software on their Nintendo handhelds, does not work with the ...
Ben Parfitt
by Ben Parfitt
on Nov 6th 2008 at 1:13PM in News