Please do not post a support request without first reading and following the advice in https://retropie.org.uk/forum/topic/3/read-this-first

Shop selling retropie



  • New one that Facebook thought I might be interested in... http://joysticked.co.uk

    Even says, right there, clear as day, that it comes pre-loaded with RetroPie and puts a link to the site there. Surely that's enough @BuZz @herb_fargus to get them?

    Oh, and they all come loaded with ROMs.


  • administrators

    @markyh444 I wrote to the hosting company, but often things like this get ignored. Even if they did get closed, they could just put their site up on another web host.



  • @BuZz fingers crossed. I'm getting sick of people ripping this project off for a quick buck. Makes me sad inside... 😪



  • @markyh444 The NES cart was done buy a guy on YouTube. I think they started to selling them after they watched his clips lol.


  • administrators

    @markyh444

    I got a reply:

    Thanks for this - I'll forward the report onto the reseller hosting the website.

    (The reseller may well be the person themselves or a friend, so I don't think much will happen).



  • @BuZz As another update, Facebook keeps telling me to order one of these.

    I read some of the comments and one fella asked the poignant question of how he managed to get permission from all the many many copywrite holders to do this. He had no replies.



  • @markyh444 said in Shop selling retropie:

    @BuZz Facebook keeps telling me to order one of these.

    I have the same problem. They have been spamming me over and over. Well, at least some of the comments are fun to read.



  • Just had another look at the Facebook page and I think @BuZz got their website suspended. But they've moved to a shopify site now.



  • @buzz Looks like they've got the original site back now... 😪


  • administrators

    @markyh444 hosted on their home broadband now. Nothing that can be done - could keep reporting them, but there are so many people doing this. Just have to not worry about them.



  • @BuZz said in Shop selling retropie:

    @markyh444 Nothing that can be done

    We could DDoS them (evil laughter) mwhuahuahuaaaaaaa. Nah just kidding. Couldn't we report them to some kind of anti piracy organisation?


  • Global Moderator

    @PetroRie said in Shop selling retropie:

    Couldn't we report them to some kind of anti piracy organisation?

    I nominate this guy. He might not be the most effective, but he's definitely the rootines tootiness option out there.



  • @mediamogul Hahaha, LOL those boots and the hat on the index page made me laugh so hard for some reason. Is this service for real? The site looks, I don't know *** giggling *** I thought this guy was a troll.


  • Global Moderator

    @PetroRie said in Shop selling retropie:

    Is this service for real?

    There's a history with this guy. Early on, large companies and celebrities, such as Disney and Prince, hired him to protect their intellectual property and he was actual very successful for a time. However, when he tried to take on the Pirate Bay guys, they openly disregarded his authority and publicly mocked him for well over a year by posting the hilarious e-mail correspondence on their website. To my understanding, this led to his larger clients abandoning him after witnessing first hand his inability to make good on his protection claims. Some say you can still hear his spurs jangle every time a CD is ripped to a hard drive.



  • @mediamogul said in Shop selling retropie:

    Some say you can still hear his spurs jangle every time a CD is ripped to a hard drive.

    Haha sounds like a fire camp horror story.


  • Global Moderator

    @PetroRie

    Laugh if you want, but the site I got this information from had the details removed shortly thereafter under mysterious circumstances. All that was left was an animated GIF of a bloody hook attached to bottom of the page.



  • @mediamogul said in Shop selling retropie:

    All that was left was an animated GIF of a bloody hook attached to bottom of the page.

    Its not I'm laughing in a way to mock you or make fun of you, but how you wrote it that was funny. I'm a webdesigner and I always say if you run a professional service your website needs to look professional. It's like a business card.

    But fighting piracy online is kinda a waste of time in my opinion. It's not possible to stop it, unless you control every single thing on the internet. To be honest with you bro, I'm fine with piracy as long someone doesn't make any profit of it.

    For an example, the majority here on this board (including me) LOVE mame games. Do we have an another way to play them? Nope. So getting the games illegally online is the only way to play them.

    Its funny how the gaming industry blames everything on piracy while their greed destroyed everything. Even back in the C64 and the AMIGA days you had piracy. Remember those days when you purchased a game, couple months later they released an expansion pack with so many maps, modding tools etc? What happened to that? DLC's! That is what destroyed the gaming industry.


  • Global Moderator

    @PetroRie said in Shop selling retropie:

    Its not I'm laughing in a way to mock you or make fun of you, but how you wrote it that was funny.

    I'm just glad you weren't laughing at my haircut. I can't really pull off bangs, but the stylist was very persuasive.

    fighting piracy online is kinda a waste of time in my opinion.

    It's a waste of time in the sense that it's a battle that that can absolutely never be won. However, it's never a completely pointless endeavor to protect a form property, even if it's only done out of a matter of principal. I just find it endlessly hilarious that a guy can slap a sheriff's hat and a pair of boots on his website and make tens of thousands of dollars by writing a take down notice that most companies would relegate to an automated process. Also, in my head, I like to believe that he phonetically spells out his demands with a thick southern Texas accent and signs off with a hardy "YeeHaaw!".



  • @mediamogul Well, he could use some new mottos "let's make the internet great again!", "we're going to build a protective wall around the internet and pirates are gonna pay for it", "the pirates are f***ng our economy over and over", "your internet subscription IS FIRED", "The pirates are coming and they are taking over our jobs!", "Piracy has screwed our economy", "DRAIN THE INTERNET!" lol.

    They spend so much money on these anti piracy campaigns while they get nothing out from it. We has some local politicians who did the same, lawsuits, changing laws. They sued my ISP a couple times because they did not want to hand out customer info. Couple months later they changed everything how it was. The laws they changed reverted back etc. Spending my tax money on such stupid "issues".


  • Global Moderator

    @PetroRie said in Shop selling retropie:

    The laws they changed reverted back etc. Spending my tax money on such stupid "issues".

    I hear you. Several years ago, my state issued license plates depicting the wrong species as our state bird. They then decided to make it up to us by issuing high quality stickers with the correct bird to everyone by mail that could be placed over their mistake at the further expense of taxpayer dollars. I can only think that the lesson from all this is that sometimes good comedy aint cheap.


 

Contributions to the project are always appreciated, so if you would like to support us with a donation you can do so here.

Hosting provided by Mythic-Beasts. See the Hosting Information page for more information.