Gateway 3DS

Latest 3DS Update Blocks Piracy of Games via Gateway 3DS Flashcarts

Late last year there were reports that hackers had finally managed to start cracking Nintendo 3DS, and things got a little more heated when Gateway presented the first working 3DS flashcart about a month ago. Using the Gateway 3DS flashcart, you could download pirated 3DS games to micro SD cards and play them on your 3DS. Seeing as many publishers will refuse to release games on a platform once piracy becomes an issue, Nintendo was not about to take this sitting down.

The latest 3DS firmware update added in the ability to back up save data for digital downloads and improved overall system stability, but that’s not all it did. Gateway confirmed via an email that the update also blocked their flashcarts. Gateway is currently “working on making it compatible as quickly as possible.”

Source: NintendoEverything

  • Alsonic_Ze_Hedgehog

    I hate Hackers…. but I might want to see a pirated game :/

    • Ghabulous Ghoti

      Why hate hackers? Hate pirates. Hackers don’t do wrong.

  • Gaseous Snake

    I don’t see why the law doesn’t do anything about this. I’m no legal expert, but if I had the power to shutdown hackers (they are stealing) using the law I wouldn’t wait a second

    • Erimgard

      I believe Gateway is in the clear because they are not providing the downloadable game themselves. They are creating a means of playing illegally-downloaded games, but as long as they don’t officially host said games, there’s not much that can be done about it.

    • Morty

      Because the government shouldn’t involve itself into these types of affairs. That’ll only lead to governments putting into place totalitarian laws like SOPA and PIPA that infringe on people’s privacy and rights.

      Matters like this should be left for companies to solve, or not to solve (their choice). But governments should never get involved, and there should be NO laws against piracy.

      Also, you’re telling me you never downloaded a movie or music via torrents?

  • Eddie Villalobos

    If you don’t update your 3DS then you should be fine.

    • WiicardoBA

      If you don’t update your 3DS, you won’t be able to play new 3DS games to be released such as Super Smash Bros 3D.

  • Chris Hardin

    “Refuse to release games on a platform once piracy becomes an issue”
    They had better stop releasing games for everything, then. Because Xbox 360, PS3, PC, PS2, PS1, etc…All have the ability to easily pirate games. PS4 and X-box one WILL be next.