The R4 DS Revolution brings a host of exciting features to the Nintendo DS, including one Nintendo are keen to avoid. Nintendo’s DS systems is one the most successful handheld gaming systems in history. Unfortunately all you can do with it is play games. Well that’s what you bought it for isn’t it? But wouldn’t it be great if you could use your DS as a portable media centre? Wouldn’t it be good to listen to your mp3s, watch videos and see your holiday photos on it? Guess what. You can. All you need is a little device called the R4 DS Revolution from (or R4DS if you prefer). The R4 is a bit of a Revolution for DS as it happens. Hoverboardfr.com for the hoverboard skate.
It could become an essential component for every DS owner to enhance their experience, or it could turn the system into a software pirate’s dream. The R4 DS Revolution works as an adaptor for your DS to transfer data with a flash SD card, the type you might use in a digital camera or mobile phone. First you need to put your applications and files on your SD card from your computer. Following that, simply plug the R4 DS Revolution into your Nintendo DS, then your SD card into the R4 DS Revolution. Then you can use whatever files and applications are stored on the SD card on your Nintendo DS. The applications can be downloaded from the Internet from specialist websites. The types of application you can expect range from music players, image viewers and calculators to card games and homemade platform games. On top of this, using the R4 DS Revolution, you can back-up all your current DS games onto an SD card. This is a Godsend if you have messy children that don’t put their games away and a 3 month old puppy eager to tear apart anything it can get its teeth on. Since I had a back-up of Pokemon Diamond there were no tears when our dog got a little over excited with the copy we’d bought just a week before.
Not only that, you can easily back-up all your games onto a single SD card. That means you don’t need to lug your entire games collection around with you. In fact you never need to unplug the R4 DS Revolution as it can store all your games in it. That means no more hunting around for lost DS cartridges. It makes the Nintendo DS an all-in-one portable gaming and media station, for less than the price of a single game. However, this isn’t all good news from Nintendo’s view point. There is a fairly significant threat that could harm the video gaming industry and it’s consumers on two fronts. That is piracy.
The R4 DS Revolution is not illegal and can be bought at many reputable online stores. However video games can be pirated to use the R4 DS Revolution for playing game which they do not own. Nintendo urgeR4 DS Revolution owners not to use the hardware for illegal purposes. Long-term effects caused by piracy include a weaker games market which leads to a lowering of the quality and quantity of games produced. Ironically, the threat of piracy also threatens the R4 DS Revolution itself. There are many online stores selling imitations of the R4 Revolution. There are plenty of Internet forum reports of people plugging in their brand new R4 DS Revolution only to find they can never turn their DS on again. But after closer inspection, they realise it not a true R4 DS Revolution but a very similar clone.
I found advice on buying a real R4 DS Revolution before making a purchase. It looks like the R4 DS Revolution will give a large proportion of Nintendo DS owners a new and exciting way to utilise their portable gaming console. It also looks like Nintendo have quite a battle to stop the sale of the R4 DS Revolution which will undoubtedly lead to in an increase in piracy. The fairest situation it seems would be for Nintendo to close down the pirate websites and allow the ethical use of the R4 DS Revolution to continue. WikiPrice offers more information and a UK price comparison on the R4 DS Revolution for people interested in the multimedia aspects of the system. Mail this postTechnorati Tags: get a r4 revolution, r4 revolution for ds