New 3DS

The New 3DS has been something of an interesting experiment for Nintendo. Releasing a mildly upgraded version of the same hardware partly through a generation seemed like a cool idea, but it hasn't really been utilized much. Aside from a small handful of exclusives and some improved performance in select games, the extra power under the hood has gone mostly unused. Fortunately, a fan has figured out a way to use the advanced hardware in a way that Nintendo obviously never intended.

A Redditor by the name of Yangumasuta has developed some custom firmware for the 3DS that includes the option to wirelessly stream video to PC. Ordinarily, capturing footage from a 3DS requires a fairly unwieldy process of using other physical hardware, so it's nice to see that something like this can be implemented on the software level. Naturally, the firmware is in its earliest stages and has the potential to brick consoles that have it installed, but perhaps Nintendo might take note and improve video capture on the NX. Here's a video of it in action, where Fire Emblem Fates gets streamed:

What do you think? Would you like to see something like this implemented in an official capacity? Drop us a comment in the section below.

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