The 3DS hacked already?

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Nintendo’s 3DS saw a Nipponese release this weekend – and the buzz is more than just a little positive. Their previous handheld, the DS, suffered terribly at the hands of pirates, being probably the single easiest device with which to pirate the whole generation. Nintendo are confident that’s not going to be repeated with their new 3D-enabled handheld.

It seems there’s reason for that confidence to be shaken, as there are already reports of those infamous R4 cards running on the 3DS. The 3DS is fully backwards compatible with older DS games – and it’s that slot that currently gives pirates a way in. Right now, only illicit copies of DS games can be run, but it’s inevitable that 3ds games – safe from pirate hooks at the moment – will be similarly compromised. It’s just a matter of time, really.

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Last Updated: February 28, 2011

Geoffrey Tim

Editor. I'm old, grumpy and more than just a little cynical. One day, I found myself in possession of a NES, and a copy of Super Mario Bros 3. It was that game that made me realise that games were more than just toys to idly while away time - they were capable of being masterpieces. I'm here now, looking for more of those masterpieces.

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