Possible 3DS anti-piracy measure?

#1fire2boxPosted 7/20/2010 1:32:21 AM
http://www.tomsguide.com/us/DROID-X-smartphone-eFuse-bootloader-ROM,news-7523.html



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"Now things have taken in interesting twist. Reports indicate that the DROID X is loaded with eFuse, technology developed by IBM that allows circuits to be physically altered at the silicon level on demand. Apparently there is a chip planted within the DROID X containing IBM's technology, and will "blow the fuse" if it is unable to verify the device's stock bootloader."
#2coller23Posted 7/20/2010 1:41:02 AM
you do realize that the 3ds is not mentioned anywhere in there so what does this have to do with the 3ds.
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#3xAWESOMExPosted 7/20/2010 3:02:16 AM

From: coller23 | #002
you do realize that the 3ds is not mentioned anywhere in there so what does this have to do with the 3ds.


"Possible 3DS anti-piracy measure?"
#4MegagutsPosted 7/20/2010 3:52:23 AM
Lolno
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#5MizuhoChamaPosted 7/20/2010 4:04:15 AM
Unless Nintendo wants to commit suicide, that won't happen.
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#6strongo9Posted 7/20/2010 5:57:49 AM
That would be great if it was actually used the 3DS. I'd lol at the people's who's 3DS short circuited because they were pirating.
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#7lfritPosted 7/20/2010 8:08:40 AM
While the idea is decent, it won't happen for two reasons.

1. Nintendo isn't about to block complete usage of the handheld, for legal and commercial purposes.
2. From what I recall, the DS doesn't use a custom firmware to pirate things. I don't follow up on homebrew much, but I don't think many video game systems actually change what is booted up. Rather they change how the media is read. So blocking the loading of unauthorized firmware won't do much.

Hopefully, I didn't venture too far into something that gets me moderated.
#8Megaman OmegaPosted 7/20/2010 2:53:52 PM
I'd be pleased if they implemented something that really screwed pirates and made it very risky. This freeloading is hurting the industry. With the money they're losing because people are pirating instead of buying, they could have made more/better games and systems instead.
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#9NitemareNSPosted 7/20/2010 3:07:30 PM
and lose 70% of hardware sales in asia? no
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#10Megaman OmegaPosted 7/20/2010 3:23:41 PM

From: NitemareNS | #009
and lose 70% of hardware sales in asia? no


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