The now infamous R4 cart has taken a serious chunk of sales away from publishers on the Nintendo DS. One of those publishers is THQ, and their Executive Vice President of Global Marketing, Ian Curran, recently jumped for joy at the thought of a pirate-free 3DS by saying, “What excites me even more [than 3DS games] is that there’s technology built in that device to really combat piracy”.
So what is this awesome tech that will keep those filthy pirates away from the 3DS? Your guess is as good as mine, and apparently it’s also as good as THQ’s, as Curran would go on to say: “I actually asked Nintendo to explain the technology and they said it’s very difficult to do so because it’s so sophisticated”.
Sadly: if you build it, they will crack it. It might take a little longer than usual but somebody is gonna crack it, and then the problem starts all over again. Every major electronic media device created over the last five years has proudly declared their device “unhackable” at some point, and yet people still seem to find a way to get it done.