If Nintendo has no way to legally obtain the games, why are ROMs a problem?

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User Info: EffectAndCause

EffectAndCause
2 months ago#1
How are they losing any money in that case?

ROMs are simply preserving those obscure games and keeping them alive in digital form on PC.
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User Info: JackBurns83

JackBurns83
2 months ago#2
They are still selling some of these games that are on the rom sites are they not?
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User Info: DUBTuner

DUBTuner
2 months ago#3
Would you still pay for a Big Mc if you could get one for free in a dark alley?

User Info: blazingsonic

blazingsonic
2 months ago#4
Breath of the Wild was getting too popular on PC, PC gamers can't seem to keep their illegal games private they always gotta show off mods.
If Nintendo is doing this now then they could be planning to release those games themselves like how that Metroid 2 fan game was taken down due to Nintendo making their own.

User Info: Baha05

Baha05
2 months ago#5
You realize having a Digital Backup isn't the same as giving people the ability to freely download said backups right?
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User Info: ikki5

ikki5
2 months ago#6
They are a problem to Nintendo because they don't like the idea of people playing their games and them not getting money.

With that said, Nintendo will never stop rom sites. They will take down a few, the ones that didn't take down will get a lot ore traffic and those will become the new big sites, 3-5 times more sites will open up, in 5-10 years, Nintendo will do it all again and the cycle will continue. Emulation is too big for Nintendo to contain.

blazingsonic posted...
If Nintendo is doing this now then they could be planning to release those games themselves like how that Metroid 2 fan game was taken down due to Nintendo making their own.


Which is another example of Nintendo really waiting too long to make a move, that fan game can be gotten in several places and will always be somewhere.
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User Info: Dirak

Dirak
2 months ago#7
It doesn't matter if it's not available anywhere else, you are not entitled to play the games.
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User Info: SSjB3Yagami

SSjB3Yagami
2 months ago#8
Anyone who says playing ROMs is stealing doesn't understand what theft is, and it isn't even illegal depending on your country so that's not a proper argument. Even if it was illegal everywhere and one were to rely on a morality argument, the morality of this subject is... subjective. The only stance a person can take against the "piracy" of classic, unavailable games is "I don't like it"; anyone trying to bark that you're immoral, or breaking the law, or not "entitled" to play them won't be able to back it up with a well structured, objective argument.

User Info: Mabus51

Mabus51
2 months ago#9
Whether they are being sold or not doesn’t matter. They don’t belong to you and are being distributed illegally. End of story.

User Info: Kyoshiro12345

Kyoshiro12345
2 months ago#10
SSjB3Yagami posted...
Anyone who says playing ROMs is stealing doesn't understand what theft is, and it isn't even illegal depending on your country so that's not a proper argument. Even if it was illegal everywhere and one were to rely on a morality argument, the morality of this subject is... subjective. The only stance a person can take against the "piracy" of classic, unavailable games is "I don't like it"; anyone trying to bark that you're immoral, or breaking the law, or not "entitled" to play them won't be able to back it up with a well structured, objective argument.

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