Nintendo Bans A Bunch Of Hacked 3DSes

This week, 3DS hacking communities are clamoring about a so-called “ban wave” that forever knocks systems offline.

On community forums like GBA Temp, Reddit, and 4chan, there are dozens of web pages the place persons are making an attempt to determine out if their systems have been banned. According to on line experiences, end users strike by the ban hammer are seeing an “Error Code: 002-0102″ when they test to load up their good friends checklist:

Though it is tricky to pinpoint a commonality in between all influenced end users, quite a few admit to downloading tailor made firmware to the method. With tailor made firmware, end users can alter their 3DSes, use emulators, dump recreation cartridges, and additional. Some others say they have pirated games for the 3DS, whilst some declare they did not do anything at all, but were being banned in any case. (We simply cannot validate this kind of promises.)

Talking to Kotaku, Nintendo gave a general feeling of what systems they are concentrating on:

As a outcome of a number of end users earning unauthorized method modifications, participating in unauthorized versions of 1 or additional games and/or connecting to the recreation servers in violation of our phrases of service, Nintendo has banned people users’ systems from accessing its on line community, helpful straight away.

Banned end users say they can however use their systems, but are prohibited from participating in on line or applying companies like Miiverse. Some gamers say they are calling Nintendo’s aid hotline to plead for their systems, or applying various 3DS systems to bypass the bans. Some others, meanwhile, are having a additional intensive reaction to this turn of activities:



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