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Nintendo wins another legal battle against R4 flashcart resellers

Nintendo has achieved another victory in its ongoing quest to rid the world of the R4 flashcart. The Tokyo District Court has ruled that two Japanese resellers of the homebrew/piracy-enabling device owe Nintendo (and 49 other companies, including Capcom, Konami, Square Enix and Namco Bandai) ¥9...

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Japan prohibits import of R4 cartridges

Nintendo's ongoing struggle against the now-infamous R4 cartridge continues, as another blow against the potentially devious device has been dealt in Japanese government. While the R4 has been illegal to sell in Japan since 2009, importing the thing was still technically legal. Now, however, that t...

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French court bans DS 'game copier' devices

Nearly two years after French courts ruled in favor of Nintendo DS flash cartridge sellers, it appears that prosecutors have won their appeal. The Paris Court of Appeals has ruled against Divineo and five other companies responsible for selling devices similar to the R4, which allow users to run ...

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R4 and other Nintendo DS flashcarts outlawed in UK

R4 cartridges and other flashcarts, used in some cases (if not most) to pirate Nintendo DS games, are no longer allowed to be sold, advertised or imported into the UK. According to GI.biz, London's High Court ruled that the devices are illegal -- much to the chagrin of those who use it for actual h...

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Nintendo files lawsuit against NY seller of 'illegal video game copiers'

Nintendo has fired yet another volley in its war on video game piracy, this time against a Queens, New York-based seller of "illegal video game copiers." Nintendo has filed suit against the owner of NXPGAME, which presided over a website that sold "illegal video game copiers that enable the user to...

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Nintendo wins R4 piracy suit in Australia: Pay up, pirates!

Nintendo's march against the R4 mod cartridge for the DS rolls on this week, as the company has won a lawsuit against an Australian distributor of the now-illegal device, according to iTNews. RSJ IT Solutions, which sold the R4 through gadgetgear.com.au, was ordered to stop selling the device and f...

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UK R4 importer sentenced to 12 months in prison

Not only are publishers trying to prevent the sale and distribution of R4 game copying devices for the Nintendo DS, but illegal importers are going to jail. GamePolitics reports that UK resident Yun Can Meng was sentenced to a year in prison after he plead guilty to importing over 26,500 R4 cards f...

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Nintendo, Capcom, friends file suit over DS piracy-enabling R4 sales

Faced with The Truth that – regardless of what sorts of anti-piracy technology it folds into its DS platform – pirates will invariably hack the dual-screened handheld, Nintendo has buddied up with Capcom and 53 other video game publishers in Japan to file suit against four resellers of ...

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Nintendo tackling pirates again (with the aid of consumer snitches)

Police officers often employ the aid of criminal informants, a kind of double agent that works behind enemy lines to get all of the dirt on the lowlifes breaking the rules. That's the new strategy for Nintendo and the 54 other companies that have again jointly filed suit in a Tokyo District Court t...

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Looks like DSi firmware 1.4 is defeated already

The site for the R4i DSi flash cart posted a video (see it after the break) demonstrating what appears to be the R4i running on a DSi system with the 1.4 firmware. You know, the firmware that was released not even a week ago, and removed flash cart compatibility? Yeah, that one. The video demonstrat...

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