DSi Facebook update also fights piracy

Monday, 3rd August 2009 22:15 GMT By Nathan Grayson


Like a mild-mannered Joe Everyman who suits up and fights crime by the moonlight, the recent Nintendo DSi Facebook Connect update does more than advertised. In addition to plastering Facebook with embarassing snapshots of you and your friends, it renders many DS flashcarts useless, reports MCV.

iPlayer, EZVi, and AK2I are among those thwarted by the Facebook-clad crusader, meaning that illegally downloaded games will no longer function in conjunction with them.

There ya go, Yves. Nintendo’s got your back.



  1. Retroid

    Pirate games, fine.

    But does it bugger up homebrew stuff too? :/

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Michael O'Connor


    And pretty sneaky move on Nintendo’s part. I can’t help but feel proud of them for being so ghostly in this manoeuvre.

    #2 5 years ago
  3. anasui

    I thought homebrew was more like a cover-up for pirated games

    you know, like those flower shops with the MI6 in the boxroom

    #3 5 years ago
  4. Michael O'Connor

    “I thought homebrew was more like a cover-up for pirated games.”

    Some homebrew is pretty decent. A lot of those sleeper-hit download titles often started life as homebrew.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Retroid

    Homebrew has always been my interest on machines like this, hence why I own a GP2X. Also why I softmodded my original Xboxes (because there’s a tonne of homebrew for that format) and why I can’t ever, ever see myself doing anything like that for my 360 (because there’s bugger-all homebrew software and it’s all about ‘backups’ which I don’t give a toss about).

    #5 5 years ago

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