Nintendo Switch ROMs Out – “Crack Imminent!?”

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Hardcore homebrew site GBATemp has revealed that the first ROMs for the Nintendo Switch are available, astonishing many as to how quick it was this time around – although they currently cannot be played on a Switch and no emulator exists either.

The “developers” have still made sure to provide their obligatory anti-piracy message:

“Please be mindful when posting in threads that we do not, under any circumstances condone piracy, and will not facilitate he spreading of illegal ROM files, or any other kind of warez.”

A list of the games currently released:

Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
ARMS
Has Been Heroes
Puyo Puyo Tetris
Lego City Undercover

Naturally, sites have been bursting with opinions on both sides of the fence:

“Piracy is always good because it boosts sales numbers (of consoles, not games).”

“Bad news, piracy is always bad (Actually Piracy delayed IOSU Exploit release in the Wii U scene).”

“If you try to convince people that piracy is bad on GBAtemp, I’m sorry to say you’re only wasting your time fam.”

“I can’t believe the people who did this, piracy is gonna end the switch I’m so ashamed of this toxic community sometimes, another PSP situation smh. If were lucky piracy will happen after the gen is over so my friend Nintendo wont suffer from lost sales. Can’t imagine all the third party publishers looking at this thread right now already dropping switch support.”

“PSP did great before and after piracy. If a system is good, it will still sell software regardless of piracy.”

“Piracy is bad. You shouldn’t pirate. If you do it, you’re bad, because piracy is bad, m’kay. It’s a bad thing to pirate, so don’t be bad by pirating, m’kay, that’d be bad.”

“Uh… on one side it’s bad and on the other it’s good because it teaches techniques. Also, if it was used as a good thing, security levels would probably be already much better than right now.”

“I hope this opens the emulation floodgates. 4K Switch games here we come.”

“Why is Nintendo so bad at security?”

“Switch is going to be region-locked next month cuz of this shit.”

“Man that’s brutal it’s all happened so fast.”

“Hmm. Thinking about it, hopefully this could open up the doors to some fan translations, too.”


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    Comment by Anonymous
    23:39 21/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    personally if I like a game, I buy it. I normally just unlock my consoles so I can have the roms of the games I own (plan to own or wanted to try before considering if it's worth buying) in one flashcard or hdd.

    With that being said, I won't buy a switch until around December, a new revision comes out, or a limited edition Zelda themed console comes out.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:10 21/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It'll probably take another decade before those switch roms can be played smoothly...

    Comment by Anonymous

    Nah, flashcards will be out before the end of the year...

    Comment by Anonymous

    it only has a low powered mobile CPU which will be easy to emulate. only the GPU is good.

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:07 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    And yet you still cant emulate the xbox or 3DS.

    Just stop talking retardo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:04 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    what are you retardo? i just finished 3ds pokemon with emu

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:33 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    There's a 3ds emulator. It's just not very good at the moment.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You can play Fire Emblem, SMT and so on.
    Xbox emulator is called PC.

    Comment by Anonymous

    You are vastly overestimating the power of the console. However it might take a decade for anyone to give enough of a shit about the switch to bother working on an emulator.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:31 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's just a dump of the ROMs. They are still encrypted, and there is no way to play them as "backups." To the end-user (you), this means nothing. Continue to sit on your hands and wait for the hacking scene to explore the system and games.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:43 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    I can´t get this post... are they talking about of an unexistent emulator for switch games? what about CEMU, I already finished Zelda BoW, Mario Kart 8, Zelda Wind Waker Remaster, most mario games and doneky kong for switch. All of these games runs smoothly except for the tiny lag for shader cache when you are playing the world or for the first time

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:23 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Except those are Wii U games

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    Comment by Anonymous
    00:35 25/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Remember how fast the wii u was hacked? But how long did it take to hsck the 3ds... buy a 2nd switch and never upgrade it

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    Comment by Ishmon16
    21:48 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    It was only a matter a time.

    Comment by Anonymous

    It's old story, Nintendo intentionally make their consoles easy to crack, otherwise no one would buy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:02 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    ikr.. ones who actually want to pay for their game are their religious followers.. that's why 3rd party sales always like SHITE

    Comment by Anonymous

    Nintendo always been a joke when come to console security

    Comment by Anonymous

    don't care - still not buying

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:13 21/07/2017 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    ...I thank you for your gracious comment my liege. 'Tis been a turbulent time when your comment was missing from articles.

    Comment by Anonymous

    why tf are you typing like that

    Comment by Anonymous
    07:06 22/07/2017 # ! Neutral (0)

    Because you're an inbred faggot, so he replied in kind.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Nintendo consoles were always easy to crack.
    Nevertheless I'm still looking forward playing Skyrim on the go with Switch.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Soon... hehehehe...

    Comment by Anonymous

    >PSP did great before and after piracy. If a system is good, it will still sell software regardless of piracy.

    Lol, I could say this for 3/DS but definitely not for PSP.

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    Comment by Chen-04

    PSP isn't the Vita. The Vita didn't have any piracy and died. The PSP had rampant piracy and even lived through the early Vita days.

    Comment by Anonymous

    The Vita does indeed have piracy. Although it was released when people didn't care about the vita anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Vita is proof that Sony learned nothing from getting their ass beat by M$ and were completely incapable of judging where the market was headed.

    IF Vita had been designed as a handheld that also could be used as a console and could function the same way regardless of if it was hooked to a TV, it would have been more successful.

    The majority of PSP titles were games that favored console gameplay over quickness DS games offered, they should have capitalized on that and they did not. All they had to do was add a mini-hdmi out and add support for PS3 controllers, then later PS4 controllers and it would have opened up a whole new market for them. A market that Nintendo is now exploiting with their Switch.

    I saw it, called it and was proved right.

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    Comment by Chen-04

    Yeah, it came after its death and is - last time I checked - really cumbersome to set up. But really, with the prices of those memo cards the Vita was doomed either way.




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