Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8
The Wii and DS systems suffered from extensive hacking and unauthorised mods, which allowed people to create their own apps and, alternatively, download and use ROMS of games for free. The homebrew scene was one aspect, though accompanying piracy was a substantial problem that impacted software sales and has been the source of litigation efforts from Nintendo around the world.
To date the 3DS and Wii U have remained relatively secure, with potential workarounds on the portable struggling to make progress and Nintendo remaining active in shutting down any security weakness through regular system updates. The Wii U, at more than 18 months old, has also been largely unaffected, though YouTube channel MrBean35000vr claims to have streamed and now uploaded footage of it utilising a browser-based exploit to modify and change code in Mario Kart 8, and to also tweak fonts in the main Wii U operating system.
Beginning with claims that they’re fully in control of a Wii U, the Mario Kart 8 demonstrations involve mixing up music files to play quickly from the beginning and fall to silence; we’re then shown track names getting changed. After that the fonts on the Wii U system menu and the WaraWara Plaza are changed.
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Everything we know about Mass Effect 4 so far
At E3 2014 this year, every company trotted out beloved game titles in big ways — Sony showed off Uncharted 4 with incredible in-game graphics, Electronic Arts unveiled Mirror’s Edge 2, Nintendo teased an open-world Zelda that looks like a colorful painting, and even Microsoft’s arguably lackluster media briefing showed off a black light-inspired Crackdown sequel that looks super fun.
Perhaps the shortest of all exciting teasers came from BioWare, when representatives showed off what is more or less the world’s first look at Mass Effect 4. We know very little about the game, but there are some hard details floating around that, coupled with the art and teaser video, paint a picture of the upcoming world.
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Playing Super Smash Bros. with a GameCube controller will cost $100
If you’re a fan of the Super Smash Bros. games, then chances are you grew up playing them with a GameCube controller. When the Wii appeared you could play Super Smash Bros. Brawl with the GameCube controller through the built in support on the console. Now Nintendo is set to continue that support on the Wii U by way of an adapter.
The Wii U GameCube controller adapter was revealed a couple of weeks ago, but without a price attached. A day after Nintendo’s great E3 presentation and the official pricing has been announced.
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