Nintendo is suing a Florida-based website that its says sells unauthorised Nintendo games and hacking devices for Wii and DS.
Nintendo says that Hackyourconsole.com "blatantly promotes and sells unauthorized Nintendo games along with devices and services that circumvent the security in the Nintendo DS system and the Wii console." The homepage of the site features claims of being an "official distributor" of various DS flash carts - including the well-known R4 cart - typically used to play pirated game software.
"The operator of HackYourConsole.com has developed a global business focused on selling unauthorized copies of Nintendo games and game-copying devices (such as the R4 device) used to circumvent the technological protection measures contained in the Nintendo DS family of hand-held systems," said Nintendo.
"The website operator, for a fee, also provides services to hack and modify the Wii console and allow the play of illegal software."
It goes on, "HackYourConsole.com also claims to be an authorized distributor for the yet-to-be-released 3DS Gateway cards. The Gateway device is promoted as operating similar to the R4 game copier for the Nintendo DS, which facilitates the play of illegally downloaded games.
"Game copying devices, such as the R4, severely undermine the sales of video games created by thousands of developers."
Nintendo has lead an aggressive assault on game piracy since the DS was plagued with the sale of popular flash carts that caused widespread piracy on the platform.
Last November, after numerous attempts by Nintendo to control R4 sales, the Japanese Ministry of Economy finally declared all R4 cards illegal in Japan.
A recent court case in the region ruled that two sellers of R4 flash cards must pay Nintendo and 49 other game developers nearly $1 million in damages. The R4 has been illegal in the UK since 2010, when a ruling from the High Court in London deemed that - since it must circumvent Nintendo's security systems before it can work - it's not a legal device.
Welcome to the DCEmu Homebrew and Gaming Network. This Network of sites is owned and ran by fans of all games consoles, we post news on all the consoles we cover about hardware aspects, gaming and Homebrew. Homebrew and Emulation are software thats made using free and legal tools to play on games consoles. This Network is the only worldwide network of sites where coders can upload and post comments they deserve for all their hardwork. We have a Network that currently supports PSVita, WiiU, Nintendo Wii, Xbox360, PS3, PS2,PS1, Snes, N64, Gameboy, Nes, Xbox, Gamecube, Nintendo DS, PSP, GBA, Dreamcast, Sega Saturn,3DS, DSi, Switch, PS4, Pandora, xboxone, GP2X, iPhone, Windows Phone, iPad, Android and also Mobile Phone Emulation. When new consoles appear we will expand to cover those consoles. We also cover Theme Park News and news and reviews of Beer, cider, lager, wines and spirits.
news of their own releases and get the credit and
Please help DCEmu become stronger by posting on the forums every day and make our community larger.