Sunday, August 2, 2009

The truth about Nintendo Wifi Connection Bans

So, it seems that Nintendo is banning some people who play online. But why? Is it because they homebrew installed on their Wiis? Or is it something else? The purpose of this post is to answer all of these questions and more about why Nintendo is banning people who play online.

To state the reason simply; People are being banned from playing video games online because they were seen cheating online. Cheating (in this case) is the act of giving yourself an unfair advantage over other opponents due to modifications you made to your video game or video game system. Honestly, if you cheat online you are ruining the enjoyment of the game for people who are playing just for fun and thus you deserve to be banned. Nintendo and other game companies realize this and are finally dishing out the just desserts to people who cheat online.

Now notice that so far I haven't said anything about Wii Homebrew. Why? Because people aren't being banned online for using Wii Homebrew, they're being banned online for using Wii Homebrew to cheat. In other words, it's perfectly safe to play video games online with homebrew installed as long as you don't use the homebrew to cheat.

If you are caught cheating online, you will be permanently banned from all online gameplay and you will be forced to format your Wii (or use a cheat code ;-) ) in order to engage in online play again.

I hope this post has cleared up some of the myths and legends about being banned from Nintendo's online services; If not, leave a comment (or say something in the shoutbox) and I will be happy to answer any further questions (and extend this post with my answers if needed).

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