Back in mid-May Citizens of Earth was taken off the 3DS eShop as a result of it being used for a homebrew exploit. As per Nintendo's current policy, exploits released online are rapidly (often within 24 hours) counteracted by the removal of any apps or games that are being utilised. The developers in question are, ultimately, innocent victims that see their games removed from the store.
Though it's taken around 2.5 months, publisher Atlus (the game was developed by Eden Industries) has got the game back onto the eShop. It seems any changes have been substantial in order to close any exploits, too, as there's also a sizeable update to the game.
In any case this is good news for both Atlus and Eden Industries, as sales can resume of the portable version.
Hopefully VVVVVV will come back soon. It's an amazing game, especially on the 3DS.
Yes, looking forward to VVVVVV's return as well.
VVVVVV is down?
I read that the hackers have updated the exploit because the only change to this updated release was that they updated their sdk but that was it. They didn't fix the programming flaw that made the exploit possible in their game code, so the hackers made a small change. If true, I shake my head at such a weak "fix" by this company.
I don't know why you should hack a system at the expense of someone's job. Indie developers need every penny that they can get from their game. They work hard so let them get what they deserve!
@Kimyonaakuma its not like the hack developers remove the game nintendo could take the same approach as sony instead for example
@Bustacap The people that use these games for exploits would know that the game would get taken down. If not they should have a better idea of what might happen. To be honest I have no idea what Sony does in these situations...
@Kimyonaakuma sony stress eats
@YouSeemFRAZZLED releasing a new firmware that fixes the problem instead of having the game to be patched
@Kimyonaakuma If hackers were too preoccupied about others, it would stiffle development of homebrew. Please don't use that rhetoric. If anything, blame Nintendo for not properly QC'ing games that go into eShop and after it being removed. Nintendo is notorious for not having good communication with developers. If they can't say what's wrong especifically, then it will never get fixed.
Most developers are not aware of 3DS Homebrew and the only time a game got removed and came back patched, it was because Smealum, the author of Ironhax (IronFall Invasion) told the developers on twitter that he was sorry if it was removed.
If you can't secure your console and games, then it's your own damn fault if they get exploited. Heck, Nintendo can't even secure their own eShop and now people download games directly from their servers.
Just to add, Nintendo doesn't patch their exploited games and still leaves them on the eShop which is really hypocritical.
..phew, back on, just in time for US elections..
Aw, yes! I've been playing this over the summer, and it's weird trying to recommend it to my 3DS-loving friends.
"Yeah, go play this awesome game about people! Who have...jobs!"
"It's not there. And that's a terrible tagline."
Sweet! This game needs to be played by all.
That's nice to know. Hopefully, they won't need to take it down again.
I liked this game once the glitches were fixed. If anyone wants a decent RPG pick this up for your system of choice
Ah yes the valuable efforts of the noble homebrew community.
We should also praise thieves for breaking into somebody else's house so we can obtain their valuables.
@allav866 given how Nicalis are snobs with their ego up where the sun don't shine, I doubt that's gonna happen.
It is always nice when a game returns to its digital store. What`s up with VVVVVV? I have it, it is excellent, why it was removed?
how big is the update?
Funny how the Veep character looks like Trump... I only just noticed...
Same reason as with this game: Hacker exploit that enabled homebrew.
Updating your game's SDK won't fix your security problems...
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