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Post by trog @ 11:13am 24/04/08 | 24 Comments
Nintendo have sent us some information about Club Nintendo, a new scheme that allows you to swap Star points which you can redeem for exclusive Nintendo swag:
Mario Kart Wii, Wii Fit™ and future participating products will come with a unique PIN code which allows you to register that you have purchased a particular game, and that’s when Nintendo rewards you. Simply visit www.club-nintendo.com to input your unique code and join Club Nintendo where you will receive Star points credited to your membership account. Use your Star points to redeem Nintendo goodies from the Stars catalogue, which is only available to Club Nintendo members.
The referred-to Stars catalogue is not available yet so not really any indication as to what you can get, but (assuming you have a supported title like Mario Kart), you can register your Star points now.












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Nailbomb
Posted 11:34am 24/4/08
Good way for them to try and fight piracy i guess since it seems so rampant on the Wii.
d0mino
Posted 11:49am 24/4/08
club nintendo has been available in japan for foreVER, apparently you score some cool s***, like a SNES wii controller:

http://kotaku.com/380774/club-nintendo-snes-controller-unboxed
Nailbomb
Posted 12:06pm 24/4/08
club nintendo has been available in japan for foreVER, apparently you score some cool s***, like a SNES wii controller


Or just use play-asia. Be nice to see what other kinds of things are on offer though.
Idol
Posted 12:34pm 24/4/08
Good way for them to try and fight piracy i guess since it seems so rampant on the Wii.


Are you being sarcastic? I didn't know there was a Wii piracy problem. The discs aren't even created with normal DVD burners, so copying them is impossible for typical users.
Any
Posted 12:37pm 24/4/08
Idol... there is a lot of wii piracy.

modchips enable it.
d0mino
Posted 12:38pm 24/4/08
Idol what is this burner you speak of? is it some kind of cigarette lighter type device? Please be more explicit in your nonsensical posts. You make some assumptions about the reader like they are already supposed to know what the hell your talking about1!?!!


but yes piracy on wii is rampant.
Spook
Posted 12:44pm 24/4/08

Are you being sarcastic? I didn't know there was a Wii piracy problem. The discs aren't even created with normal DVD burners, so copying them is impossible for typical users.


haha, so wrong
Jim
Posted 12:50pm 24/4/08
idol for prez
Nailbomb
Posted 12:51pm 24/4/08
Are you being sarcastic? I didn't know there was a Wii piracy problem. The discs aren't even created with normal DVD burners, so copying them is impossible for typical users.


Nah, was serious. Wii games can be copied with certain dvd burners, downloadable Wii images are pretty easy to find on the net if you're looking and can be burnt with any dvd player, perfectly readable with a modded Wii. Then there's the computer swap meets. So yeah, not really to hard to obtain if someone wanted to. I've seen a few news articles about it in the last few months like this one.
Idol
Posted 12:54pm 24/4/08
Pretty sure we've had a thread on this before and determined that those modchips actually break your Wii, the discs are not readable in computers, and this is pretty much a dead end. Where is the thread where we decided this wasn't the case?

last edited by Idol at 12:54:45 24/Apr/08
Jim
Posted 12:56pm 24/4/08
haha
that's quite an edit compared to "ok spook go grab a wii disc and play it on your pc genius"
Idol
Posted 12:58pm 24/4/08
ok spook go grab a wii disc and play it on your pc genius

hmm not really Jim - same thing

last edited by Idol at 12:58:05 24/Apr/08
Obes
Posted 12:57pm 24/4/08
I congratulate idol on a fantastic troll.
Idol
Posted 01:00pm 24/4/08
It's not a f*****g troll. I've posted threads about this before. I have researched this. I own a f*****g Wii. We have talked about that on this forum many times before!! If there was a way to pirate these games, one of you would have told me how to do it by now.
Pharcyde
Posted 01:00pm 24/4/08
Pretty sure we've had a thread on this before and determined that those modchips actually break your Wii, the discs are not readable in computers, and this is pretty much a dead end. Where is the thread where we decided this wasn't the case?


Hahaha.

I guess I'd better tell my mate who was playing Mario Kart last night that his Wii is broken!
Nathan
Posted 01:42pm 24/4/08
I dont know how "rampant" it is. Its certainly true that a Wii with a modchip will play games that can be downloaded and burned with a regular DVD player.

The Xbox360's DVD drive can have modified firmware put on it to achieve the same thing, which is arguably easier than getting a modchip installed. And of course the PS2 has any number of modifications available for it.

So while it might help slightly against piracy, to my mind its just catching with what Nintendo customers overseas have had for a long time. If Wii piracy is rampant, I cannot imagine its any more rampant than on PS2 and 360.
Midda
Posted 01:46pm 24/4/08
Haha Idol. It's a sham! All those people downloading Wii images and playing them on their modded Wiis are being tricked!
Idol
Posted 01:58pm 24/4/08
Are they though? I mean everywhere you look people are getting pirated music, and movies, and PC games.... but Wii games? Come off it man. I'm not an idiot, and not even I know how to do it. What are the chances that a typical Wii owner would?
I am not really the kind of person that buys a lot of things. I am probably a pretty bad offender when it comes to copyright content. I have figured out how to get a lot of things for free in my time. Now if a person like me spends $$$ on Wii games, I imagine pretty much every other Wii owner does too.
I don't know who is telling you about this piracy being such a huge problem, but I bet it has to do with the cartel telling everyone that the recording industry sucks because of the internet.

Obes
Posted 02:05pm 24/4/08
You don't even need a mod chip to play virtual console games for free now.
Jim
Posted 02:13pm 24/4/08
I don't think anyone is pirating wii games, or that it's even possible. I'm entirely sure that's why you don't know how to idol.
Lynx
Posted 03:05pm 24/4/08
I think I'll back Idol a little here, I haven't heard of any pirating on the wii, and though I'm sure it is possible, I don't think it is as rampart as you are all saying.
I was looking into pirating a copy of brawl and the wii freeloader until brawl was released here. But I could not find a way to do it, without chipping.
I don't know of anywhere is Brisbane that mods wiis, though I haven't actively looked.
natslovR
Posted 03:15pm 24/4/08
here you go: ozmodchips.com

give'm your paypal and a brissy installer will contact you to arrange for you to drop off your wii to have it chipped, or they'll send u the chip to install yourself.

you can also buy premods

once chipped you can rip your own games or play any Pal release you download. thanks to wiiscrubber a lot of these are much less than 4gb

the vc rips you don't need a modchip for.

I don't care if i got trolled.
Bah
Posted 03:39pm 24/4/08
Good way for them to try and fight piracy i guess since it seems so rampant on the Wii.
So youre saying people would start paying for things they get for free just so they can get some free stuff... uh yeah.
Nailbomb
Posted 04:08pm 24/4/08
So youre saying people would start paying for things they get for free just so they can get some free stuff... uh yeah.


I'm saying it seems Nintendo is using just trying to set up a reward system for people who purchase the game to try and combat piracy, I'm not saying it'll work but I don't think it's necessarily a bad idea either. If you read this link I posted before, piracy is obviously a pretty big concern for Nintendo.
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