Nintendo pulls a 3DS recreation to battle one other homebrew exploit
Nintendo’s cat-and-mouse recreation with homebrew exploits is not over but. The gaming big just lately pulled Terry Cavanagh’s retro platformer VVVVVV from the 3DS eShop after Shiny Quagsire found a approach to make use of the sport to run your personal code. It isn’t a direct technique, as you want one other exploit for this to work (comparable to within the browser or one other recreation), however that apparently does not matter to Nintendo.
We have requested Nintendo for its tackle the state of affairs, together with the probability that VVVVVV will come again within the close to future. No matter occurs, this is not solely surprising. Nintendo has lengthy nervous the potential for utilizing homebrew exploits to allow piracy, whether or not or not they’re technically able to supporting bootlegs. The issue is that builders and would-be gamers get caught within the crossfire — they miss out on income and gameplay because of a software program trick that they could not have anticipated.