Tag: Hacking - Page 3

  • News 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 even...

  • News 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 Hacking Group Claims To Have Discovered Wii U Homebrew Exploit

    Hack to the future

    Update: This article has been updated to reflect that Wii U Hax is a news website that has tested the work of others, as opposed to being a "hacking group", with two additional amendments in square brackets. Original Article: Every piece of gaming tech is potentially hackable, but so far the Wii U has proven to be a tough nut...

  • News 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

    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

    "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

    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

    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...