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Brand new Nintendo 3DS already hacked to run R4 cards

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 26 Feb 2011 14:48 User comments (10)

Brand new Nintendo 3DS already hacked to run R4 cards The Nintendo 3DS has barely been out for 24 hours in Japan and it has already been hacked to run flash carts like the infamous R4.
R4 cards allow gamers to run homebrew, play DS games, and even run older games, like those from the GameBoy Color.

Two hackers have posted their videos on YouTube, one showing a much older game (Zelda) being played back on the device with the other showing off the DS version of New Super Mario Bros. running from R4 cards.

It is important to note that while flash carts can apparently be used on the device already, 3DS-only games are still secure and have not been cracked, although there are likely teams out there already trying to do so, as with every new console.

The news is likely rough for Nintendo, which boasted of the 3DS' increased anti-piracy measures.



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10 user comments

126.2.2011 14:52

Well I sure this news really hurt nintendos spirits but at least they haven't broke into the 3DS games as yet. These hackers these days are just too fast.

226.2.2011 15:02

Awesomeface, and once the 3DS price drops to $200, or some really kickass games come out, then I'll get it.

326.2.2011 15:14

with 150 million units sold worldwide so far i dont think nintendo is worried

426.2.2011 15:19

No wonder Nintendo removed the old game boy slot... I bet the next 3ds they are going to remove the ds/3ds slot and make us rebuy the games as downloads... not smart move just like Sony if they did that.

526.2.2011 15:26

ROFL! It's a good time to be a pirate! ARRRRGGGHHHH!!!


Just my $0.02,

dEwMe

626.2.2011 16:31

Wow! you wrote an article about a video game handheld and you couldn't even spot a Zelda game when you saw it. You thought it was Pokemon Red or something. Article FAIL!

726.2.2011 17:29

Originally posted by punkpolitical:
Wow! you wrote an article about a video game handheld and you couldn't even spot a Zelda game when you saw it. You thought it was Pokemon Red or something. Article FAIL!
Thanks.

826.2.2011 18:40

I hope this is true as it will be so much fun to read about it in the idiotic tabloids. As for blue, yellow, red or gold pokewhat's I could not give a shit. Love to hear about the big Corporate getting it up the arse. Might now add it to the Santa list and ask for an R4 with it.

926.2.2011 20:26
xaeroak15
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They(Nintendo) said the 3ds's "3ds" side anti-pa is "sophisiticated" not 3ds's "ds" side?

1026.2.2011 22:37

LoL...it took over 8 hours to crack? This is pretty good by Nintendo standards.



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