Pokemon Sun & Moon Pirates BANNED FOREVER

Game News: Pokemon Sun & Moon Pirates BANNED FOREVER

Pokemon Sun & Moon received an early release via pirates last week. Now, Nintendo is punching back and it's costing the pirates more than the price of a game.

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  • pgw_chaos FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Not only are they connecting to the Nintendo servers with illegal copies, they are doing it before the game was released, which is pretty much a huge red flag, because they would be the only ones trying to access the servers.

  • RiverRunning

    7 months ago

    There is literally no excuse to pirate Sun & Moon at all in any case;

    it's a luxury item (you don't need it to live),

    it's the same game as it has been for decades,

    if you don't have much money buy an older version or download a free copycat game (there are literally thousands),

    none of Nintendo's DRM has ever hindered legitimate buyers,

    their advertising is legit, always has been - unlike a number of other companies' (ahem, Sony, ahem, EA, ahem, Ubisoft), actually - there's almost no other big companies whose advertising is as legit as Nintendo's!

    it had a fracking demo for Pete's sake!

    and it sent out early copies for reviews and the like...


    If anyone can think of any other ethical reason to pirate then reply and I'll take a crack at why it's not valid in this case...


    P.S. "Being a dick" isn't an ethical reason, it's just being a dick.

  • RWBimbie Keeper of Poems

    7 months ago

    Ryan H Resume: Addendum: Can throw BIG-N gang sign

    • Paddington_Bear FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Backwards BIG-N

  • Quizzical_Quark FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I prefer this over every other drm bullshit measure, now other companies should do the same and not only for piracy, also for cheating online

  • Sase3119 FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Serves them right

  • ZenLikeCalm FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Ryan's receding hairline is distracting. 

  • SoMichael FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold Michael Houck

    7 months ago

    You are basically stealing from the company that sends cease and desist's to almost every fan game and to some Let's Plays. What else do you expect. 

  • Skychaserr FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    I mean it sucks for those people but bans are such a common thing now I don't know why you would risk it just to play a week early.

    • RiverRunning

      7 months ago

      It's not just that - you're stealing and Nintendo is ONLY banning you; if you did that shit in person you'd be in court... should consider themselves lucky.

  • MartyGras2

    7 months ago

    Not surprised Nintendo did this.  Going this far though I wouldn't guessed it.

    • RiverRunning

      7 months ago

      Doesn't surprise me, it would surprise me if they went as far as banning that user from everything you can link to the account but Nintendo would be the first company I'd expect to do that.

  • Havengul_lich FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    who ever pirated the game is just stupid and the people who think they can sue nintendo basically have no brain at all

    • RiverRunning

      7 months ago

      The ones who sue are going to get their asses handed to them... piracy (rightly or wrongly) is illegal in many countries and using other people's computer systems without their permission got one poor mentally handicapped UK kid extradited to the US and locked up... so being banned seems like they got away easy and exposing themselves so openly as to go to court is going to go very hard on them indeed (especially if they pirated more than just Sun & Moon!)

  • AnInconvenientlyLargeDragon FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    i guess Nintendo is starting to work out this whole online thing, step 1 make service step 2 ban pirates step 3 ???? step 4 profit

    • DavidtheWavid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

      7 months ago

      Step 3: Scare everyone else into not stealing and actually buying the game millions of dollars (or... yen. Probably billions of yen) have been invested into. Step 4 profit. It's no different from sending people to prison for robbery.

  • ThatPolishKid FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

    Ryan's hand slap was impressive

    • jestbre FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold waffle

      7 months ago

      I noticed that too, it was odd yet satisfying

  • BruttStruff FIRST Member Star(s) Indication of membership status - One star is a FIRST member, two stars is Double Gold

    7 months ago

     adam