How do you think Nintendo feels about games getting leaked?

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User Info: Synbios459

Synbios459
4 weeks ago#1
Specifically about US/UM getting leaked. And how do these people get ahold of the games so early?
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User Info: NGageBro

NGageBro
4 weeks ago#2
Due to Bowser’s Minions getting leaked, Nintendo only lifted the Mario Odyssey review embargo a day before launch.

That seems to be how they feel about it.
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User Info: irulethegalaxy

irulethegalaxy
4 weeks ago#3
They really, REALLY don't like it. And you might end up having trouble getting your games on release date soon because of it.

Big games are often shipped to stores somewhat in advance (7-10 days seems average). Some employee at the store breaks street date and sells--lots of mom and pops make a bunch of extra money this way-- or an employee at a big store snags a copy early and dumps it. So probably you'll start seeing Nintendo simply refusing to ship out the games as early as they have been doing. Meaning some locations will just get the game late.
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User Info: bungiefan

bungiefan
4 weeks ago#4
Synbios459 posted...
Specifically about US/UM getting leaked. And how do these people get ahold of the games so early?


The leaks are from physical cartridges or early access digital copies they ship out early to reviewers. It's trivial to dump either copy with a modified system. Also, they put the data out early for preload from the eShop and just withheld the key to allow the console to decrypt the data. That key could possibly be forged by someone with a modified system.

Of course the company hates that that happens, but there really isn't a way to prevent it if they are going to have people review it or write player's guides for it to have them available on release day. Reviews are less useful if released after game release date, as they are a marketing tool to get people to buy the game, especially as a preorder. If a guide isn't available from launch day, it isn't going to sell well, as it is an attachment item people buy on impulse with the game.

So unless they produce those materials inside company facilities where they can monitor the people and how they use the copies, and examine their consoles, they lose control by distributing the game data outside of company-controlled secure environments. You have to give up some security to have accessibility. Unless every reviewer is going to fly to the city where Nintendo has their offices, they cannot secure the game data. Someone at Prima or Brady guides likely leaked it, if not a review company.

Also, it is possible it came from a vendor getting copies of the game early, as they ship cartridges about 2 months before release date, and sometimes certain locations get the delivery faster. An employee there could have opened a box and dumped a cartridge. There are too many vulnerable points in the distribution network.

Physical security is usually very vulnerable, especially if you want to secure physical items outside of your company premises. Look up security practices. Government documents are often classified and if someone has access, they have to go to a secure facility, be scanned and have their pockets emptied, to make sure they have nothing that can make a copy, and then they are allowed to read the document, and examined when they leave to make sure they don't have a copy of anything prohibited, or any notes even that are not allowed. Once Nintendo ships physical copies, they lose control of them, and even one cartridge getting diverted to an individual can be dumped. Unless they go digital-only, that vulnerability will remain.
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User Info: iGenesis

iGenesis
4 weeks ago#5
They don't like it but are too incompetent to do anything about it.

PS4 and XB1 are still piracy free 4 years later.
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User Info: Inhuman-Art

Inhuman-Art
4 weeks ago#6
Didn't the vita and 3ds survive longer than 4 years before being cracked?
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User Info: ArcFan10000

ArcFan10000
4 weeks ago#7
I don't blame Nintendo being against it, it ruins the experience for everyone that wants to play it.
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User Info: TsC_PoLiTiKz

TsC_PoLiTiKz
4 weeks ago#8
I kinda understand their being aggressively against it as well. It has to be frustrating for them, and the spoilers can be annoying for us.

At the same time, it does tell us exactly what we're paying for. It's hard to see that as a negative.
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User Info: more_cow_bell

more_cow_bell
4 weeks ago#9
how do you think they feel. no offence but this is a really stupid question.
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User Info: Metastase

Metastase
4 weeks ago#10
"At the same time, it does tell us exactly what we're paying for. It's hard to see that as a negative."

Unless you're Nintendo, because I'm sure as hell not paying for a Pokemon game without Battle Frontier.
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