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Switch Piracy Causing Nintendo to Ban Individual Game Cards

Switch Piracy Causing Nintendo to Ban Individual Game Cards Switch Piracy Causing Nintendo to Ban Individual Game Cards
Sandy Mccarthy | 22 June, 2018, 15:45

In a nutshell, Nintendo performs a series of checks whenever a Switch user tries to play a game online. Additional work by longtime Nintendo hacker SciresM, though, lays out the relatively robust protections Nintendo has in place to detect systems playing pirated games online and to permanently ban those consoles from Nintendo's network.

In a detailed breakdown going over the new anti-piracy measures, SciresM explains how Nintendo has managed to tackle cartridge-based piracy and digital piracy. Essentially, if an innocent customer buys a used copy of a Nintendo Switch game, there is no way for them to know whether or not the game they're buying has been used illegally in the past. Some recent user reports show that Nintendo is punishing Switch piracy by banning the individual game cartridge itself if the player tries to play the game online.

Japan beat 10-man Colombia in another World Cup upset
One thing is certain, the entire stadium would be litter free when Japan and Senegal compete against each other on June 24. Senegal's victory made them the only African team to win in the first round of matches.

But it might actually go further than that. This contains a Title ID for the game, a console ID for your specific Switch and the Nintendo Account ID for the purchasing account.

After months of casually talking after class, Nintendo and Xbox have announced they're no longer Frenemies but officially BFFs thanks to the latest update for Minecraft that connects gamers across Switch, Xbox One, PC, and mobile. Fortunately, piracy is only a small facet of the potential that homebrew can have on the switch, with Team Xecuter's modding solution also allowing users to simply run homebrew applications, opening up the homebrew scene to a larger audience. Only problem if they will be unwitting victims of fraud. It's clearly mentioned on the official site that by installing this emulator, your Nintendo Switch will face battery calibration issues. Additionally, there's a fair amount of other, unknown (encrypted) data in a certificate being uploaded - and certificates are also linked to Nintendo Accounts when gold points are redeemed.

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