After being stolen from a Chinese factory and torn apart for the world to see, according to this Chinese website it seems that the parties involved in the theft have already hacked the Nintendo 3DS and granted it the ability to play ROMs.
Wow. Games get pirated before they're officially released, but this is ridiculous
Yeah, I think the same thing happened with the iPad or iPhone, it got jailbroken before release Honestly, it's not strange that nobody is rooting for GeoHotz in his case against Sony, lol
am rooting for him
"Honestly, it's not strange that nobody is rooting for GeoHotz in his case against Sony, lol" WRONG Maybe not on this site which is (my guess) 90% Sony fanboys which will rape you in a heartbeat for not pledging your Sony loyalty. I for one am rooting for him all the way.
lol the only ppl that are rooting for him are 360 fanboys just like the tow above me
Plenty of people on this site are rooting for the hacker. I believe in intellectual property rights, though, so I'm hoping he gets his arse handed to him on a silver platter.
Only children are rooting for him as they can't afford to buy games and can't understand copyright law.
:) I love this! I'm gonna get a 3DS during launch and buy no games ahahahahahaha. I am part of Nintendo's inevitable downfall muwahahahaha.
it'll only mean a delay in the systems launch until the fix it....
Actually Nintendo has an active role in prosecuting pirates for game theft. However, piracy is going to happen, so it becomes more of a choice for gamers. If you don't like piracy don't do it, unfortunately, people will still download games. I am not sure the statistics, however, I believe that there are more honest people out there than hackers and pirates.
I don't want to see piracy on the 3DS, but I won't be losing any sleep if the hacks kill the region lock. In my case at least Nintendo will end up getting more of my money if the region lock is gone.
i don't think it can be hacked yet if the os isnt even on the machine. or maybe i am wrong.
Holy hell that went fast. I wonder how Nintendo will respond to this. I really hope this is fake, i know everything gets hacked eventually, but if this is true.......this is just sad.
Like everything that Nintendo releases.
Sony do what nintendon't :) ____________ Sony 'til I die
Lawl those Crazy Asian hackers put everyone else to shame why don't the big gaming giants just give in and hire them as the security development teams for their machines already?
I believe they have security for anti piracy. Like Sony, Toshiba, IBM that worked together to evade piracy or to hack the PS3 Hardware. But is not enough, Crackers and Hackers will find a way to hack a device of each company.
i mean with how easy it was to hack the DS i am not surprised. Probably gonna be an R5 or an AceCard sort of thing. If this happens at launch than the 3DS is in huge touble (they will sell a ton of consoles sure but game sales will suffer this happens)
If you sell 100 million hand helds (all at a profit as this is how Nin rolls) and then have a 20% piracy rate you still have an installed base of 80 million to sell into. Not saying its right (its not...) but Nin will be fine.
thats pretty much true but it will still hurt sales.
and then geogaydot saying that ps3 was so easy to hack lol,4 friggn years they needed to do it,and look at nintendo,it's alrdy hacked,and it's not even out yet lol well we all know that a lot of people even don't know what hack means,so i can assure you that nintendo gonna own,same as ps3!
geohot dint do sh*t failoverflow did gehot is just a poser
rage is right geohomo didn't do a damn thing.
Probably fake,but you never know.Sony should be really really worried about PSP2... In any case it won't matter,DS was cracked ages ago and yet it dominates.
yup if anything it encouraged sales
Sony has plenty of time to fix the PSP2, and after what happened to the PS3 I expect they'll be paying for good developers who actually understand encryption properly to make sure they get it right. They'll probably have security experts audit it too. In essence that's why the PS3 got hacked. The people trying to break the system understood encryption theory better than those who created it. Using seeds that weren't random is a beginner's mistake. Ninendo on the other hand just doesn't really seem to be trying. But hey, like you say, when they're selling as many consoles and games as they are then maybe it just doesn't matter.
simple hardware = simple hacking :p
Well it is a handheld. Hacking them is childs play basically.
Who cares tbh? All of the DS gamers I know buy their games.. Game companies don't suffer much because people don't download games like they do on the PC or PSP..
Looks like you are the one who is in denial...
I don't care if they download the games.. I just know that it doesn't affect the sales
I buy all my DS games despite not having to. Some people download every game (literally even). Would they buy them otherwise? Some yes, some no. Certainly every download does not translate to a lost sale, and even some who buy a console purely for the piracy seem to occasionally buy games. That's even without touching on what influence people's income has on their purchasing habits. The reality is that the market is too complex for us to know for certain what the monetary effects are. I expect some consoles have had a net benefit from piracy via increased popularity, and others have had lost a fortune due to mass copying. Fundamentally though I don't blame the games companies from wanting nice predictable sales where every player has paid for their legal copy. It's an easier market for them to understand and manage. No surprise really that they are so against piracy.
This dose not make sense the 3ds they got had no software/os on it so how could they make some kind exploit to play 3ds game If A. they don't have any 3ds games to try B. have no 3ds OS.
If they can run unsigned code at the CPU's supervisor level even without an OS present then the 3DS is essentially wide open for anything. You wouldn't need games or an OS to test it, you'd know it would work. Certainly wouldn't be so easy to find an exploit like that though. If the hack is legitmate I'm inclined to think either Nintendo hasn't tried very hard to lock it down or these guys really knew what to look for. If the security is similar to the DSi then the latter is quite likely.
well it wont bother nintendo that much, they will just patch it with the os b4 it even comes out, IF it is true though
It will still outsell all others It's Nintendo
Well, atleast there won't be any emulators anytime soon. Kind of hard to emulate the 3DS because of the 3D, accelerometers and any other motion feature in the 3DS.
i haven't seen any 3DS games from preview videos which would use any motion features, so not every game will use them...
I hope this is fake.
awesome, cant wait for play pirated games...
Nintendo DSi hasn't been cracked yet,so this story is just ridiculous..
Actually, it has and the card that I won't name in case people try to find one does work on it.
So you can play DSiWare and DSi-only games with card? :s As far as I know it,hackers don't have acces to extra ram,cpu and camera on DSi,thay have only aces to DS compability mode.
when i read this post i wasn't surprised. Hacking has been around for awhile and anytime a new electronic comes out it gets hacked. but this time (and some other products) got hacked before release date. this is nothing new and sadly it wont be stopped.
I bet nintendo won't even flinch at this they'll still sell bricks in cash
But im sure the software developers did.
doubtful, the OS isn't even on the stolen 3DSs
hackers r the reason people dident buy games on the psp every 1 i knew had a hacked psp and the almost the samething with the ds its sad really exspeacy when online hackers can break ur game aka AC on the ds i dislike hackers who screw up the gameing market
the psp has games people want to play?! lol
i never said they did not? no one really buys the games the sales for most games are pretty low for what i witnessed so many ppl get their games for free so the sales are low
Did someone visit the so called chinese hacker website pspds.net ? Come on guys, it's just a joke with the usual Exorcist girl picture ! How can this story be approved ?
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