Quantcast
3DS to feature 'sophisticated' anti-piracy tech - Destructoid

DestructoidJapanatorTomopopFlixist



3DS to feature 'sophisticated' anti-piracy tech


8:40 AM on 07.12.2010
3DS to feature 'sophisticated' anti-piracy tech photo



The DS is one of the most pirated systems in the world, to the point where it's amazing that publishers even bother putting out good games for it. It would appear, however, that Nintendo has had enough, revealing via THQ that the upcoming 3DS will feature "sophisticated" technology designed to keep out the dirty thieves.

"What excites me even more [than 3DS games] is that there's technology built in that device to really combat piracy," says THQ global publishing VP Ian Curran. "I actually asked Nintendo to explain the technology and they said it's very difficult to do so because it's so sophisticated. They combated the piracy on DSi, which they don't believe is cracked yet -- but they know they've been hurt across the world and they believe the 3DS has got technology that can stop that.

"Therefore the opportunity for people to invest more in product development [on the system] and bring more 3DS products to market comes out of that. It's going to probably cost us more to do it all in 3D -- so we want to make sure we get a return on our investment when we do it."

I'm usually not one to applaud anti-piracy measures, but good on Nintendo. While I don't think pirates are major league villains, I am disgusted by how raped the DS' library was, usually by the same kind of people that whine and complain about not getting good games. So long as Nintendo's tech doesn't involve getting a Firmware update every two weeks, I'm all about the system protecting itself from mass theft. 

3DS fixes Nintendo's piracy problem - THQ [CVG]






Comments not appearing? Anti-virus apps like Avast or some browser extensions can cause this.
Easy fix: Add   [*].disqus.com   to your software's white list. Tada! Happy comments time again.

Did you know? You can now get daily or weekly email notifications when humans reply to your comments.








Win your choice of console from Destructoid! in Destructoid's Hangs on LockerDome

3DS

12:30 PM on 07.28.2014
Link's outfit looks pretty badass in Monster Hunter 4

We've already known that Monster Hunter 4 has a very neat looking set of Link armor and weapon sets, but we haven't seen a whole lot of footage on them -- until this week that is, when Capcom unleashed a new trailer int...more



7:00 AM on 07.28.2014
Monster Hunter 4 NA weapon contest winner is an insect glaive

I don't think anyone expected the North American weapon contest winner to top the UK's Monster Hunter 4 design (a freaking pig on a club, c'mon!), but it's a pretty cool looking item nonetheless. Yep, the North American...more



11:00 AM on 07.26.2014
Adventure Time: The Secret of the Nameless Kingdom is a shameless Zelda-like

Adventure Time is so inherently well suited to videogames that it almost works against it. Every fan of the series already knows what they want in an Adventure Time game. Sadly, none of the game adaptations of the serie...more



View all 3DS






Back to Top




All content is yours to recycle through our Creative Commons License permitting non-commercial sharing requiring attribution. Our communities are obsessed with videoGames, movies, anime, and toys.

Living the dream since March 16, 2006

Advertising on destructoid is available: Please contact them to learn more