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Nintendo banning Switch players who are uploading inappropriate material to games

Last week news came in of Super Mario Odyssey players uploading inappropriate images to the game through hacked/modified systems. Nintendo was made aware of the situation quite quickly, and stepped in to squash those issues. The company has now released a statement saying they're outright banning people who take part in these activities.

A very small number of consumers have been using modified Nintendo Switch systems to display inappropriate or unauthorized material in certain online games. Nintendo always strives to provide a positive experience for all consumers and this includes continuously monitoring all threats to its products’ security and taking swift and strong action to prevent them. Modified Nintendo Switch systems have been banned.

Categories: Consoles
Tags: eshop, switch

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Modifying the system is against the terms of service, and the company is within their full right to deny their services to users that don't follow the terms. In all three major console paltforms and in other numerous services, access to the service is a privilege, not a right.
Console modders should be fully aware of what they're doing and what potential consequences will result from it, and companies are in the right considering 99.9% of moddings are all done for the sake of either disrupting online play or getting ""free games"".

xtabentun
Fri Jun 29 18 05:40pm
Rating: 4

I don't mind people modding their consoles/systems or hacking/jailbreaking them when its only affecting them, but when they start to do things like upload these type of pictures to video games, especially to games that young kids play, that deserves something much worse than a ban. Don't be jerks!

I kind of agree with this. You would think that Showing minors pornographic imagery would result in legal troubles rather than just a ban.

1upjohn
Fri Jun 29 18 05:56pm
Rating: 1

I'm ok with modders and hackers, as long as they stay offline. I'm thankful Nintendo is banning them.

Fri Jun 29 18 06:27pm
Rating: 2 (Updated 1 time)

"Modified Nintendo Switch systems have been banned."

Do not agree with this at all.

Ban people who do something to actually abuse the system/service, like posting porn, but don't just ban people because they've modified the system they've paid for and own.

Modifying the system is against the terms of service, and the company is within their full right to deny their services to users that don't follow the terms. In all three major console paltforms and in other numerous services, access to the service is a privilege, not a right.
Console modders should be fully aware of what they're doing and what potential consequences will result from it, and companies are in the right considering 99.9% of moddings are all done for the sake of either disrupting online play or getting ""free games"".

sui-kun
Fri Jun 29 18 07:18pm
Rating: 3 (Updated 1 time)

It is within your right to modify a physical object that you own. However, it is also within Nintendo's right to protect their service from abuse, and Nintendo Switch factory settings are the first line of defense. You can just ban people who abuse the service, but by the time those people are identified, the damage is already done. You don't wait until the bank has been robbed before placing preventative measures.

"It is within your right to modify a physical object that you own."

It's NOT within your right to use that thing online. It's that easy.

blp_software
Sat Jun 30 18 06:09am
Rating: 1

The people they banned DID post porn you know....

Thank you Nintendo! Now we can enjoy balloon mode in peace!

Just wanted to say that this is the best possible picture you could've used for this story.

Because devoid of context, it's totally family-friendly. But for those of us who've been down the rabbit hole... we know.

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