Pokémon Pirates Weep – “Aren’t We Customers Too?”


Nintendo’s latest Pokémon title “Pokémon Black and White” has sparked outrage amongst pirates for including a feature which prevents users of pirated copies from advancing in level.

“Majikon” users playing pirated copies of the game soon found Nintendo apparently added a variety of unwelcome additions to the game just for them – including making these players unable to accumulate experience points or advance the story at certain points, a tactic previously used to deprive Love Plus pirates of the ersatz love they so desperately crave.

2ch users discovering the changes for themselves were less than amused, although 2ch users watching their reaction to the discovery seem delighted:

“Nintendo’s getting too serious!”

“We can’t get any experience at all… a bit like our lives really!”

“Nintendo: ‘If you pirate it then try clearing it without any XP!'”

“I can’t get any XP! Doesn’t Nintendo think us pirates are customers too!?”

The western releases are due in the spring.

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    Comment by Anonymous
    19:50 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    cracker nerds will love this chanllenge.
    and I say better having them spend their time doing those things thanmakign viruses >_<

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:42 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    2ch users can't enjoy their pirated Pokémon games... it must be the gaijin's fault!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:49 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Anyone remember "Foreign thieves! Die!!!".
    Does it make it OK if they themselves are the pirates?

    I believe that those who blame foreigners for pirating Japanese games have no idea what they're saying.

    When a game is set for release in Japan, the pirates abroad do not necessarily affect Japanese sales. Because these pirates were never inside the expected and intended release zone.

    However, those who live in the release zone and pirate the software do affect the sales. I'm not defending the pirates, it's just that the blame foreigners receive for the decline of the Japanese manga and game industries seems misplaced and no truth has been truly been seen.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:39 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    You expected any less from the scum at 2ch? Hypocrisy, racism and elitism all tend to go hand-in-hand.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:50 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    They already patched it from what i heard. so whatever

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:17 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Oh, you should have been around last year when Heart Gold and Soul Silver leaked a day before the Japanese release date and someone on 2ch had a copy and an English site got a hold of the news... Let's just say that some of the later parts of the thread were...festive.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Ironic how the no EXP anti piracy was cracked a few days ago.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:43 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And then a few days later a patch was released that fixed everything.

    The End

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:42 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    I don't even get how they WOULD prevent exp gains. what it forces you to connect to an internet server from time to time? otherwise I see no way to make software do such a thing....how does it "detect" that it's pirated? Isn't that what proper piracy cracks are for?

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:28 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That means no Moemon or Touhoumon Black and White as well? Those hacks are wonderfully fun. What are you going to do about THAT Nintendo?

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:16 01/10/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Real pirates don't weep! They say RAAWR, MOR RUM and remove that stupid protection the hell off.

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    Comment by Wisteria Berlitz
    22:07 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Never too old too play Pokemon
    playing Platinum and Heart Gold since last thurs

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:08 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I always get pirated games , play them , asses the worth of it then buy it if i liked it.

    About 2 years ago when stranglehold was a "holy shit nice game" i played the demo and then bought the game ... only to be ef-ing dissapointed. However after that I played Mass Effect 1&2 Dragon Age (All) and Cs:S (and when i bought this from a store I got a bonus of 3 games :D : hl2dm,dod,hl2lc)

    So my point is:
    Get a game in a pirated way to test its worth THEN buy it. If you choose to buy it first and then weep about it then good luck in life.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:31 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "customers", LOL, a customer who take and don't pay for it, it's better off without them

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:40 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Pirating is OK as long as Japanese do it.

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    Comment by Zippydsmlee
    23:27 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Meh fear not a fix ill be in the works.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:39 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    All the big titels had a piracy protection lately.
    It's just that they all seem to be cracked within a day or two.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:39 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I would think you guys would use some hot picture of the BW heroine...

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    Comment by Navi
    19:36 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    I hope someone picks up the challenge of clearing the game without exp :)

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:52 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    well it just goes to show that pokemon now has become racist starting with black and white if you know what i mean

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    Comment by Sukunai
    20:03 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    This such a non story.

    I've lost count of how many Nintendo games that have used this process and they all get hacked in the end.

    Breaking protection on Nintendo games is actually the shallow end of the pool.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:34 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    give it a week, there will be a patch to fool the game into thinking it's not using a flash card. Just like the patch for Zelda Spirit Train.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:39 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    A week? The patch was out after one day.

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    Comment by Reichi
    11:54 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    How hypocritical, really. They're no better than what they've perceived all westerners to be.
    That's gott'a be the worst let-down, those anti-piracy blocks. Still, it's got to be rather amusing in some aspect.

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    Comment by kajunbowser
    11:54 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Fave 2ch responses:

    “Nintendo’s getting too serious!” - Honestly, if this is Nintendo getting serious, then prepare for the butthurt when 3DS is released.

    “We can’t get any experience at all… a bit like our lives really!” - LMAO

    They'd do well to remember that customers buy the product. After this fiasco, I don't want to hear them 'itch about pirating anything... ever.

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    Comment by knuclear200x
    11:50 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The only copy of Pokemon BW im getting is the US Version of Grey. Right now im playing the ROM with a patch so that i get EXP and advance in the story...just to get a fix for now.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Chrome would be a better choice of title scheme.

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:24 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    My name is Pokemon Pirate. You refuse to let me enjoy stolen merchandise. BAWBAW BAW BAW

    Sounds bout right.

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:43 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Lol, Action Replay codes that give Rare Candies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:59 22/02/2011 # ! Neutral (0)

    ::Disable No Exp AP
    :::Credits to 2ch
    52004EA4 E12FFF1E
    02004EA4 EAFFFDD5
    E2004600 0000005C
    E59F003C E5901000
    E59F2038 E1510002
    059F1034 05801008
    05801148 059F102C
    058010A8 058011E8
    E59F0024 E5901000
    E59F2020 E1510002
    03A01001 05C0100A
    E12FFF1E 02188084
    E15F034F 36AAB337
    36AAE06A 02180C80
    28AAFF1F 00000000
    D2000000 00000000

    ::Disable No Exp AP
    :::Credits to 2ch
    52004EA4 E12FFF1E
    02004EA4 EAFFFDED
    E2004660 0000005C
    E59F003C E5901000
    E59F2038 E1510002
    059F1034 05801008
    05801148 059F102C
    058010A8 058011E8
    E59F0024 E5901000
    E59F2020 E1510002
    03A01001 05C0100A
    E12FFF1E 02188064
    E15F034F 36AAB337
    36E0AA6A 02180C60
    28AAFF1F 00000000
    D2000000 00000000

    now you can gain EXP without worries.

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    Comment by PrinceHeir
    02:33 22/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    wow even though the feature is effective hopefully not all games feature this. im not a pirate though i fear it might corrupt your game.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:30 22/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    In order to be a customer you have to actually BUY shit, dumbass!

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:29 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Better than taking away the devices or making them short.
    Either wait for the patch or buy it right now, that seems really really fair to me.

    I don't really give a fuck about playing it pirated but I like the pokesav.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:48 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    "We can’t get any experience at all… a bit like our lives really!”

    Best thing i've heard in a long time lol this guy is great.

    Comment by Anonymous
    00:54 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I can’t get any XP! Doesn’t Nintendo think us pirates are customers too!?”

    It's amazing what pirates will say to justify stealing.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's not even an attempt to justify it, it's just pathetic. Pirates have a lot of excuses, like 'I pirate to try it out, if I like it then I buy it' or 'they shouldn't charge so much for a game so I pirate it', etc. All lies.

    Look at World of Goo. No copy protection, I believe it was reasonably priced, and still they estimate only 10-20% of the players actually paid for their copies. I played the demo, enjoyed it but at the time couldn't afford it, so I went without.

    Pirates are just the worst kind of criminals, the self-deluded ones who feel entitled to something without paying for it. It's because of them that games are expensive, riddled with copy protection and other inconveniences, and if you know someone who plays pirated games, break their fingers, because they're stealing from *you*.

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    Comment by Chen-04
    05:39 12/08/2013 # ! Neutral (0)

    It's not necessary to justify everything. For example, it would be impossibly for me to justify posting comments on sankaku, yet I do it anyway.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:33 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    The funny thing is that these are the same guys that said "ohhh reading online manga is thievery... you all deserve to die"

    So... playing a pirated game is not thievery at all, is it? Losers...

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:41 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Of course, it's always okay when it's you neighbour and not you.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:56 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ITT idiots who don't read the numerous posts stating that this has been COMPLETELY BYPASSED.

    Comment by Anonymous
    05:31 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    “I can’t get any XP! Doesn’t Nintendo think us pirates are customers too!?”

    from wikipedia:
    A customer (also known as a client, buyer, or purchaser) is usually used to refer to a current or potential buyer or user of the products of an individual or organization, called the supplier, seller, or vendor. This is typically through purchasing or renting goods or services.

    so NO they in fact don't BECAUSE YOU ARN'T

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    Comment by Gigavolt
    04:19 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    By the time it comes to U.S there will probably be a fix.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:40 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    There is already one right now, people are just slowpoke...

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    Comment by SnooSnoo
    13:39 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't Pokemon for kids? ಠ_ಠ

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    Comment by Ben
    13:43 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    QUIET YOU!!!

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    Comment by DRYO
    14:10 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    ISN'T manga for kids?

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    Comment by Ben
    15:12 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Well, I mean, let's not generalize things too much. First off, Pokemon didn't start as a manga (though maybe you're referring to the overpowering anime theme the games seem to have adopt). Secondly, cartoons, comics and video games started off as a market for kids but today you can see many series marketed towards more mature audiences. (you probably wouldn't find a kid reading Elfen Lied or Higurashi).

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:59 21/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Actually, all three markets started for adults.

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    Comment by Schrobby
    14:20 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Isn't hentai for kids?

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:14 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    i see wat u did there Schrobby.

    Comment by Anonymous
    15:32 20/09/2010 # ! Neutral (0)

    Aren't kids for pedos?

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