With Nintendo’s newest handheld, I feel they thought they were finally going to beat game pirates once and for all. They ripped support for FlashCarts, a popular device that was used to pirate legitimate games as well as allow players to enjoy homebrew titles, and added a new firmware updating system that should have, in theory, allowed Nintendo to beat the efforts of hackers and pirates by forcing a firmware install whenever you wanted to get online.
Well that worked up until now, anyway. Enter the Supercard DS(onei). This device allows for all of the illegal gaming fun that past devices on the DS and DSi did, but it fights fire with fire by allowing for firmware updates of its own!
Whenever Nintendo releases an update to thwart the efforts of the Supercard, all you have to do is wait for their team of hackers to work out a way around that update, and install an update of your own. It’s that simple.
I personally hate game pirates with a passion, as it’s always the honest consumers that end up walking the plank for their “valiant” efforts. Playing homebrew titles is fine by me, but game piracy just hurts the industry as a whole.
Thanks to Kotaku for pointing this out!