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Nintendo 3DS Launches, Already Hacked for R4

Nintendo has expended a considerable amount of energy trying to secure the 3DS against piracy. However, it would appear early adopters are already making headway when it comes to hacking the device for pirated games. Since the handheld went on sale on Saturday, videos have popped up on YouTube of hackers demonstrating the use of an R4 card.

  • prunestida
    No, it's just more money than I am willing to spend right now. I may purchase one in the future however right now I have no plans to.
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  • TheWhiteRose000
    Awesome.

    XD
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  • wribbs
    I already have a DSL I never use. I just find the games to be too crappy to spend my time on and certainly not my money.

    If I had money to burn and an annoying kid to entertain then the 3DS would be interesting.
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  • guanyu210379
    Handhelds have never been my thing.
    I have a PSP and it has been laying around somewhere in the ware house.
    I have a HTC Desire with InsertCoin ROM and I don't use it for games.
    Handhelds have simply too small screens to play.
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  • itchyisvegeta
    This company (Nintendo) does not have a flipping clue! They have a fantastic Virtual Console/Wii Ware setup, that for the last year, has not seen hardly ANY updates, despite the virtual console needing to come out a generation earlier. They could not only have kept that up to date, but had an account system, even half as good as XBOX LIVE or PS Online, and make the 3DS VC/WiiWare Account compatible. Basically, take all those titles (maybe not the n64 ones) and give them full 3DS compatibility with your account. There would already be a HUGE library for the 3DS before the system even launches, GBA games could be added which would also make them playable on the Wii, and the demand for the 3DS would go WAY up.

    Look at the emulators and roms that you saw on the GBA flash cards, DS flash cards, Modded PSPs, and now on phones, if nintendo took advantage of that in a way that Steam looked at people dowloading PC games to make it legal, or even itunes took advantage of file sharing programs to make it legal, they would revolutionize the hand held market, like they used to do.

    When the GBA could play NES roms with flash cards 6 years ago, Nintendo should have looked at themselves and went, DUDE!!! We gotta pull an itunes... NOW!
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  • itchyisvegeta
    Wii Ware has gotten some stuff (ie Mega Man), but VC is dead.
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  • adamboy64
    It's interesting how the previous cards that worked with the DS are working with the 3DS... it's also - concerning, perhaps.

    I'm sure it won't be long before it's completely hacked; I just hope people will support the software developers of the games they play by purchasing the games - that's just being naive though.

    I think I'll hold out on making a decision about the 3DS until it gets more for a lineup. Not much on launch appeals to me.
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  • adamboy64
    It's interesting that the card that worked with the original DS works with the 3DS straight off the bat. A bit concerning, even.

    I know it's only a matter of time before it's completely hacked; I just hope that people will support the game developers by purchasing - I think that's being naive though.

    As for a purchase, I think I'll wait to see what else comes out for it in the month ahead before making a decision - nothing on launch really appeals to me.
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  • jasonpwns
    The 3ds wasn't hacked then. Nintendo just didn't bother to change the DS bios/etc big whoop? Doesn't mean 3ds games are close to being hacked.
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  • kilo_17
    That didn't take long to hack it
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