Inklings: a tumblelog

Windows 'openness' hailed in Nintendo game defeat

The ruling has been seized upon as a victory for those building homebrew games or who install non-Nintendo games on systems via the Flash carts, and were worried that Nintendo’s lawyers would come after them. The carts allow non-Nintendo games to be run on systems like the popular DS. The carts do this because they bypass Nintendo’s DRM.

Maxconsole wrote: “Nintendo is deemed to be ‘illegally’ protecting their system by locking users out. Therefore, developers should not actually require separate development kits and should just be able to develop applications as they wish on retail versions of Nintendo’s consoles.”

Sweet! While I don’t think it’ll have any real substantive effecton the ability to independently produce content for the DS or Wii, it’s still pretty nice, even if this only really applies to France.