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News: NINJHAX Exploit Is All About Nintendo 3DS Homebrew And Not Piracy, Says Creator

NINJHAX Exploit Is All About Nintendo 3DS Homebrew And Not Piracy, Says Creator

Hack intended to attract bedroom coders to the 3DS, not stinkin' pirates

Today marks the launch of the much-hyped NINJHAX exploit, which allows 3DS owners a backdoor to run unofficial software on their consoles. The hack is the work of 22-year-old student Jordan Rabet, and is so called because it requires a copy of the obscure puzzle platformer...

News: Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement of 3DS Homebrew Requirement

Cubic Ninja Sales Spike Following Announcement of 3DS Homebrew Requirement

Has rapidly moved up the charts on Amazon

In recent times we've provided some coverage of progress on a 3DS Homebrew Channel project, which is apparently all set to be released on 22nd November. It can be a grey area of fierce debate, as the excitement for some to produce apps and games — as was the case on DS and Wii — is countered by those...

News: 3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

3DS Homebrew Exploit Set to be Launched on 22nd November

Does not run 3DS ROMS, but open to emulators and apps

Over the past few months we've been reporting on the efforts of 3DS hacker smealum, who's been actively working towards releasing a homebrew exploit and channel for the 3DS. System updates and then the New Nintendo 3DS model delayed progress, but it seems that the exploit is now just days away...

News: 3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nintendo 3DS

3DS Homebrew Hacker Makes Progress on New Nintendo 3DS

Can of worms, re-opening...

In recent months we've been following the efforts of Smealum, a hacker who's been developing a homebrew channel for the 3DS. As it approached its final stages of development it was emphasized that although the channel will not run illegal 3DS ROMS, it will support homebrew games and apps. The fuzzy moral ground comes with...

News: New Nintendo 3DS Delays Planned Homebrew Channel

New Nintendo 3DS Delays Planned Homebrew Channel

New hardware and upcoming update give pause for thought

Recently we reported that a homebrew channel was cited as being in the final stages of development, leading us towards opening the can of worms that accompanies every Nintendo system. The hacker behind the planned app, smealum, stated that the app will not run illegal 3DS ROMS, but was planned...

News: 3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stages of Development

3DS Homebrew Channel Reportedly in Final Stages of Development

Works in any region and on latest system update

When it comes to console hacks and mods, there are plenty of grey areas and debates over ethical practices. Those aspects may come to the test soon on 3DS, if the coding efforts of Twitter user Smealum deliver as expected — the coder is currently working on the later stages of a functional homebrew...

News: High Court Outlaws Flash Carts in UK

High Court Outlaws Flash Carts in UK

Piracy? But that's not all they R4!

The R4 flash cart has been the bane of Nintendo's handheld existence for years now, with the device widely being used to play illegally downloaded DS ROMs. Rampant piracy has made it especially difficult for third-party developers to reach projected sales marks, and is also the reason non-Japanese-speaking gamers...

News: Brand New NES Platformer Released

Brand New NES Platformer Released

Get 'em while they're...uh gone.

For those who don't know, Sivak Games has released a brand new NES platformer via RetroZone which has completely sold out its initial launch quantity almost immediately after being listed for sale. Rest assured, RetroZone has stated that more carts are being produced and will be available for sale on the site...

News: Hackers Expand Wii Storage, Door Now Open To Filthy Pirates

Hackers Expand Wii Storage, Door Now Open To Filthy Pirates

More naughty-type goings on in the world of Wii homebrew

Although the recent ability to run Virtual Console and WiiWare games from your SD card has stopped people moaning about the previously thorny issue of internal storage space, it hasn't stopped industrious hackers taking the concept to the next level by enabling users to hook up a USB hard...

News: Use Your DS For Midi?

Use Your DS For Midi?

Homebrew scene comes up with another clever use of the DS interface, a MIDI controller!

Joystiq have reported that a small group of homebrew developers (Tobias "0xtob" Weyand and Collin "TheRain" Meyer) in Germany are currently developed a system dubbed "DS Midi WiFi" that allows the DS to exchange MIDI data with a PC. "The exchange works both ways, so users can tap out tunes on their touch..