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Post by DarthButcher » Wed Oct 06, 2004 10:15 pm

They also have practically no games, yet.

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Post by Ace Mercury » Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:07 pm

What if those game companies decided to re-release the games, like with the new Game Boy classic series? Do you still agree that they should be legal, even though they were originally on the outdated system?

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Post by Parrakarry » Thu Oct 07, 2004 3:34 pm

I'm of the "Download everything I feel like it" persuasion. This is primarily for music, but I also have no problem with downloading computer or video games and the like.
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Post by Glyph Phoenix » Thu Oct 07, 2004 4:01 pm

Well, they really are illegal, and probably should be. That's not going to stop me from downloading them, though, and it's not going to stop the millions of others who download them. The government just doesn't have the power to track and take action against rom sites.

Besides, why search for an impossible-to-find old game for a system that probably was wiped out in a basement flood or by just plain old age when you can get them free from your own home on your computer? Sure, it's illegal, but you know that there's such a slim chance of you getting caught, and it's not like the laws are so clear on this, so download away. Convienience trumps the legal system every day of the week.

And as for emulators, those probably should be illegal too. I mean, you're basically getting an N64 or NES or SNES for free instead of paying for it, right?

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Post by Rainbow Dash » Thu Oct 07, 2004 10:37 pm

Albeit, there are ALREADY some GCN Emulators out there.

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Post by DK » Fri Oct 08, 2004 12:31 am

As stated earlier, there are legal ROMs. Therefore, emulators should be totally legal.

I'm totally against next-generation emulation, but I'm totally for emulation of older systems and games. The only way you can get these old games are to buy them used. Whether downloaded or bought used, the game companies don't benefit either way.

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Post by Beam Yosho the Drunkard » Fri Oct 08, 2004 8:53 am

GCN Emulators seem pretty pointless, no?

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Post by Rainbow Dash » Fri Oct 08, 2004 5:14 pm

Originally posted by Tritoch:
</font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by Chunky:
Albeit, there are ALREADY some GCN Emulators out there.
And they work how well? Not exactly a faithful reproduction of the real thing I imagine. </font>[/QUOTE]They're really crappy. They can only run at 1.5 fps on a good computer.

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