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News: Unofficial Metroid Prequel Uses The Original NES Hardware To Impressive Effect

Unofficial Metroid Prequel Uses The Original NES Hardware To Impressive Effect

Metroid: Rogue Dawn is coming later this year

Will we see a new Metroid game at this year's E3? Fans will certainly hope so, but in the meantime we can all get excited about a fan-made prequel which uses the original NES hardware for that extra degree of authenticity. Metroid: Rogue Dawn takes the original title and hacks it apart, building an...

News: Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Current New Nintendo 3DS System Version

Hacker Produces Region Free Exploit for Current New Nintendo 3DS System Version

New 'stability' update no doubt on the way

Though the DS days of mass hacking and playable ROMS through common R4 cards are a thing of the past - to the relief of developers and publishers - there are still those that mod the 3DS for niche purposes. Such has been Nintendo's aggressive approach to firmware updates to lock out exploits, any attempts...

News: 3DS System Update Shuts Off Web Browser Exploit, Ruling Out Pokémon Shuffle Freebies and Region-Free Hacks

3DS System Update Shuts Off Web Browser Exploit, Ruling Out Pokémon Shuffle Freebies and Region-Free Hacks

Game Boy Color ROM loading also bites the dust

In the past couple of months there have been a series of hacks that have utilised an exploit in the 3DS Web Browser; the New Nintendo 3DS has been excluded due to it having a different browser app. The exploit was used for multiple applications, such as loading Pokémon into the latest releases or...

News: 3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon Shuffle Microtransactions

3DS Browser Exploit Hackers Bypass Pokémon Shuffle Microtransactions

Actually free-to-play

Pokémon Shuffle has endured a mixed reception among vocal Nintendo fans since its recent release on the 3DS eShop; the free-to-play title is quite heavily reliant on microtransactions, which can be a sticking point for a number of gamers. That monetisation is being bypassed by some, however, with hackers utilising a loophole...

News: Ubisoft Hit By Hacking Attack

Ubisoft Hit By Hacking Attack

Account holders being advised to change their passwords

Ubisoft has been victim of a hacking attack that has left customer's usernames, email addresses and passwords exposed. As a result, the French publisher is now advising anyone who has an account with the company to change their password immediately. Though the account database was breached,...

News: LulzSec Members Who Hacked Nintendo Plead Guilty To Charges

LulzSec Members Who Hacked Nintendo Plead Guilty To Charges

Hack attack

Three UK-based LulzSec hackers have pleaded guilty to charges of hacking various high-profile targets — one of which was Nintendo — and setting up DDoS (distributed denial of services) attacks. The incident involving Nintendo occurred back in 2011. No permanent harm was done, but a configuration file was taken by the group and...

News: Renegade Kid Clarifies 3DS Piracy Comments

Renegade Kid Clarifies 3DS Piracy Comments

"If we cannot make money from developing games we can no longer develop games"

Recently Renegade Kid co-founder Jools Watsham sparked off a conversation about piracy on the 3DS. In a blog post he stated that if piracy was to get bad on the handheld he would have no choice but to pull support for the system. In a second blog post on the topic,...

News: Goodbye Galaxy Games Responds To Renegade Kid's Piracy Claims

Goodbye Galaxy Games Responds To Renegade Kid's Piracy Claims

Indie developer says plenty of other factors contribute to poor sales

Over the weekend Jools Watsham, co-founder of Renegade Kid, wrote in a blog post that he felt hacking into the guts of the 3DS would result in an increase in piracy - something that could force developers to stop supporting the system. Watsham pointed to the DS which suffered...

News: Renegade Kid Worried About 3DS Piracy

Renegade Kid Worried About 3DS Piracy

Hacking could cause developer to stop supporting the system

It has recently been reported that a couple of hackers have broken into the 3DS, allowing them to run custom code on the device. They claim their motives are good — getting around the 3DS region lock for example — however games developers, as you can imagine, are less than pleased with...