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YouTube app opens door to region-free gaming and possibly piracy on 3DS

A new piracy scare has hit Nintendo’s 3DS. Wired reports that one hacker has discovered a way to use the console’s YouTube app to bypass the machine’s various restrictions, opening the door to a whole host of additional functionality not sanctioned by the platform holder. Among these features is the …

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Nintendo pulls 3DS hack title Cubic Ninja from Japanese eShop

The game at the centre of a 3DS hacking method has been pulled from sale. Ubisoft platformer Cubic Ninja was only ever released digitally in Japan but Tiny Cartridge reports that Nintendo has now pulled the game from the region’s eShop. MCV last week reported that a new hack for …

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3DS hacker insists he wants no part in piracy as Cubic Ninja prices rocket

The man at the centre of a new 3DS exploit has said that he doesn’t want the method to open the door to new piracy on the machine. Illegal flashcards that allow for the playing of pirated games are already available online for 3DS, but homebrew software has until now …

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Hackers make first step toward cracking Wii U

Nintendo’s Wii U hasn’t even been out for two weeks in the UK and hackers are already enjoying early success in cracking the console. A renowned hacking site reports that the Wii’s Homebrew Channel is already up and running on Wii U. It doesn’t run in the Wii U’s UI …

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Sony pulls third PSP game due to Vita piracy concerns

A third PSP game has been removed from the PlayStation Store after it emerged that the title was being used to allow homebrew gaming on Vita. Prior to its removal Super Collapse was being used by hackers to access and run homebrew software Vita Half-Byte loader which, amongst other things, …

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PlayStation Vita piracy scare

Sony has removed PlayStation Vita compatible PSP game Everybody’s Tennis from the PSN Store after reports that it had allowed pirates to crack the new handheld. The Sixth Axis reckons that Sony previously removed MotorStorm Arctic Edge from its download portal for exactly the same reason. Members of the PlayStation …

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PS3 hacker gets restraining order

George ‘geohot’ Hotz has been issued a temporary restraining order preventing him from distributing PS3 homebrew software. The judge granted Sony its request for the order which was submitted earlier this month. Court documents published by PSX Scene read: The court finds that SCEA has shown a likelihood of success …

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Now the PSPgo is hacked

After news of a serious security lapse on PS3 emerged earlier today, sources are now claiming that the PSPgo is the latest Sony device to succumb to hackers. VG247 reports that hackers have successfully installed homebrew ISO loading software onto the machine from which games copied from UMD can be …

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MS negotiates WP7 jailbreak withdrawal

Perhaps deciding that it lacked the appetite for a cat-and-mouse style brawl over the hacking of its new line of Windows Phone 7 devices, Microsoft has come up with a novel way of deterring hackers from cracking its OS. Cnet reports that the platform holder has successfully convinced the creators …

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