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News: Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

Latest Wii U System Update Removes TVii On European Consoles, Piles On Stability Elsewhere

TVii, we hardly knew ye

Wii U system update 5.4.0 has just gone live worldwide, and for most of the planet, it's all about that luscious stability - basically, there's very little else to talk about. However, if you're in Europe then you'll find the update hammers the final nail into the coffin of TVii. The service - which was heavily-promoted at...

News: 3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More Stability Than You Can Deal With

3DS System Update 9.8.0-25 Launches With More Stability Than You Can Deal With

"You want stability? You can't handle the stability!"

A new system update has just gone live for the Nintendo 3DS, and - you've guessed it - it offers more stability. How much stability is too much stability? Who knows, but we doubt Nintendo has reached the limit just yet. Here's the official word from the Big N itself: Further improvements to...

News: Nintendo 3DS System Update 9.7.0-25 Has Stability To Spare

Nintendo 3DS System Update 9.7.0-25 Has Stability To Spare

Not a lot else, alas

A new system update for the Nintendo 3DS is now available, and guess what - it's bringing that sweet, sweet stability. System update 9.7.0-25 (for that is its name) can be downloaded to your console right now, and offers the usual benefits: Further improvements to overall system stability and other minor adjustments have been...

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: Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Takes On Gateway Flashcard

Nintendo's 'Stability' 3DS Update 9.5.0-22 Takes On Gateway Flashcard

An endless battle of patches and counter-patches

Earlier today we reported on the latest 3DS system update to version 9.5.0-22, another that falls into the 'stability' category. We often have a little joke about these updates and allude to the fact they're likely tackling hacks and exploits, but on this occasion we thought we'd actually delve off...

News: Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in Most Recent 3DS System Update

Squeeze Begins on NINJHAX Homebrew Exploit in Most Recent 3DS System Update

Not just a theme shuffler

Nintendo's latest 3DS system update introduced a few features, with the ability to shuffle favourite HOME themes and the addition of NFC support — for payment cards and amiibo — on the New Nintendo 3DS in Japan and Australia / New Zealand. As some of the Nintendo Life community pointed out, however, it started to get...

News: 3DS System Update 9.3.0-21 Introduces a Shuffle Option for HOME Menu Themes

3DS System Update 9.3.0-21 Introduces a Shuffle Option for HOME Menu Themes

Some sweet stability to top it off

Since 3DS Home Menu Themes went live in October, the Theme Shop has received an onslaught of new content each week. With an already vast range of offerings, 3DS owners are slowly being overwhelmed with what theme to buy and use. Nintendo’s latest system update for the 3DS – Version 9.3.0-21 – not only solves...

News: Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, With No Specific Mention of Recent Error Code Issues

Wii U System Update 5.3.2 Promises Stability, With No Specific Mention of Recent Error Code Issues

Live now

Earlier this week there was some concern as talk spread of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U causing a critical system error, a problem acknowledged by Nintendo though — crucially — the issue wasn't necessarily directly linked to the new release. Nevertheless, it's been a source of concern, with Nintendo stating that it would investigate the...

News: Wii U System Update 5.3.1 Resolves Mario Kart 8 TV YouTube Issue

Wii U System Update 5.3.1 Resolves Mario Kart 8 TV YouTube Issue

Also adds sweet, sweet stability

While not necessarily a feature used by many, Mario Kart 8's TV mode, allowing you to upload highlights directly to YouTube, is one of the games most modern features. That said, some users were encountering consistent errors with the feature, halting their attempts at racing stardom on the web. Nintendo promised an...

News: Wii U System Update 5.3.0 Adds amiibo Settings

Wii U System Update 5.3.0 Adds amiibo Settings

Register figures and manage their data

The Wii U has had its fair share of updates recently, and another has been rolled out to add support for the upcoming range of amiibo figures. System version 5.3.0 (add a U or E depending on your region) has added new menus for managing amiibo data while also, no doubt, done plenty of firmware work behind the...

News: System Update 9.2.0-20 Now Available On 3DS

System Update 9.2.0-20 Now Available On 3DS

Improved stability, but not much else

Earlier this month, the hotly anticipated 3DS System Update introducing HOME Menu themes went live across Europe and North America. Additionally, this update activated the new Theme Shop, enabled screenshots of the 3DS HOME Menu to be taken, added a 3DS Image Share shortcut button, and also improved eShop...

News: 3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Home Menu Themes

3DS System Update 9.0.0-20 Is Now Live with Home Menu Themes

Various themes and Theme Shop now available!

The hotly anticipated 3DS System Update introducing HOME Menu themes has gone live across Europe and North America. Version 9.0.0-20 (add an E or U to the end of that depending on where you live) allows 3DS owners to use themes to customise both the design and sounds of the HOME Menu. Additionally, this...

News: System Update 8.1.0-19 Now Available on 3DS

System Update 8.1.0-19 Now Available on 3DS

Can you handle the stability?

Earlier this week there was a Wii U system update that made it so stable that we could barely comprehend the level of stability. 3DS owners may have felt left out, so Nintendo has courageously stepped forward with an update for the portable, taking us to version 8.1.0-19. Below is the word from the official changelog...

News: Wii U System Update 5.1.1 is Now Available

Wii U System Update 5.1.1 is Now Available

Minor enhancements and stability ahoy!

Just a short amount of time ahead of a Hyrule Warriors Nintendo Direct and in the midst of Nintendo Network maintenance, Nintendo has released a system update for the Wii U; version 5.1.1 is now available in Europe and North America, and appears to be one of those lovely stability updates. It's a small...

News: 3DS System Update 8.1.0-18 is Now Live

3DS System Update 8.1.0-18 is Now Live

Sweet, sweet stability

It's another glorious day, system update fans, as the 3DS (and 2DS) has another download waiting; this is after a bit of eShop and Nintendo Network maintenance in recent days. We're not sure the change will blow any minds, but it sure is stable. Those of you that are system update fanatics know what's coming, but below is the...

News: Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To Console Data Transfer

Latest Wii U System Update Allows Console To Console Data Transfer

You can now navigate the eShop with multiple controllers, too

Wii U system update version 5.1.0 is rolling out to consoles as we speak, and allows owners to port data from one Wii U console to another. Previously, users were required to send their Wii U consoles to Nintendo in order to transfer information — such as your Nintendo Network ID, game...