3DS firmware 4.1.0-8U now available

The 3DS has just received an update to it’s firmware. No word on what it does right now, but you can download it in the system settings menu. I’ll update this post when we find out what it does. Because we got no announcement before hand, the update probably does more behind the scenes things such as security fixes, but there is a chance that something significant will come out of it.

 

Update: The only new feature a Wikipedia article points out is “System Update (In System Settings) can now be entered without a Parental Control Pin”. It is possible that some smaller new features will be discovered, but it seems to be a small update.…

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n-Space lashes out at ONM and Kotaku after less-than-perfect Modern Warfare 3: Defiance reviews

n-Space, developer of the Activision published DS title Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3: Defiance (hooray for double colons), had some harsh words for Official Nintendo Magazine in response to the review of the game which they posted on their Facebook wall. The writer of the message specifically pointed out a line which questions why the game is on Nintendo’s last gen handheld instead of the 3DS. n-Space responded with some criticisms of their own for the publication. The full quote is below.

The official Nintendo Magazine of UK gives CoD:MW3:D a 70%. Apparently we get marked down for “not being ready to take the step up to 3DS yet.” I’m always amazed by how poorly game journalists understand the …

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Chunsoft announces 999-related game for both Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation Vita, screenshots and trailer released

In some news that personally has me very interested, Chunsoft has announced that they are working on a new visual novel titled Extreme Escape Adventure: Good People Die for both PlayStation Vita and Nintendo 3DS. While it’s exciting to see both major portables receiving the game, what’s really exciting to me is knowing that this game is coming from the same team that brought us 999: 9 Hours, 9 Persons, 9 Doors, which was one of the my favorite games of last year. Better yet – it seems the new game has some direct ties to 999, as you can see in the trailer posted above. It appears that the game is similar to 999 in that players

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Rumor: Disgaea 3 to be PlayStation Vita launch game

There’s a rumor making the rounds that Disgaea 3 may make its way to the PSV. The original claim comes from a list of newly announced games in a Japanese Yahoo article. The article made the claim listed below, but it later removed the listing. Is Sony trying to keep developers quiet until Gamescom or maybe Tokyo Game Show?

日本一ソフトウェア
■PSV
本体と同時発売 魔界戦記ディスガイア3 Return 新規

Would you like to see this PlayStation 3 game on the Vita?

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Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance is about halfway done

The latest issue of Famitsu magazine in Japan revealed some information on the new Kingdom Hearts game for the 3DS. Tetsuya Nomura revealed that Kingdom Hearts: Dream Drop Distance is 40-50% complete. Apparently Nomura was dropping some hints about the game in Famitsu, but they seem really cryptic. Andriasang wrote that Nomura said, “XXX and XXX in Traverse Town!” It’s supposed to be surprising so prepare to be surprised, I guess!

It sounds like this game will add more crazy to the series’ already convoluted story as it’s supposed to be at least partly about the “data” hidden inside Sora. Yeah…

We’ve seen that Sora and Riku appear to be more acrobatic in this game, and Andriasang writes that …

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Mega Man Legends 3 may or may not be cancelled. Everyone freak out.

UPDATE: It seems that I didn’t explain what this was about very well and some people think I just made this up for some reason, so let’s get this straight. Yes, the Mega Man Legends 3 website is still alive and kicking. You can visit that website here. That’s certainly encouraging, but it still bothers me that Capcom removed the listing of this game (not the website) from their “games” section on the Capcom website (here). This was the original subject of this article, and it has nothing to do with the actual website for the game. I just wanted to make that clear, and that you should, in fact, not freak out immediately. I am, however, perturbed with how

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Tekken 3DS interview and footage (60 FPS in 3D)

Tekken 3DS was one of the new 3DS games announced at E3. Gamespot got an interview with Harada-San of Tekken fame, and they discussed the new Tekken coming to Nintendo’s handheld.

During the interview, Harada-San said that the Tekken 3DS demo being shown at E3 was just a tech demo, but it should be used as a general idea of what the game will look like. As far as the character roster goes, Haradan-San has stated that all the usual characters will make it to the 3DS version, but he “also has a few surprises planned”, and that doesn’t just go for the character roster.

We got some even more exciting news through a written preview GameSpot did. It turns …

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Arc System Works announces BlazBlue Continuum Shift II Plus for PlayStation Vita

Arc System Works has announced BlazBlue Continuum Shift II Plus for the PlayStation Vita. The game seems to be an updated version of BlazBlue Continuum Shift II. The game just came out for PSP and 3DS, but it sounds like this version will add some new features. According to a bad Google translation, it sounds like this version will feature improved visuals and online play as well as touch pad and touch screen controls.

Source: Press release

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Lulz Security claims to have hacked Nintendo’s website

The hacking group Lulz Security has claimed to have hacked Nintendo’s website. The group posted evidence of this attack on Twitter today which shows (through tech stuff I don’t understand) that they have found their way around Nintendo’s security. Nothing so far has been stolen, and personal information hasn’t been stolen, but it’s a reminder that Sony is not the only company that has the potential to be hacked.

Nintendo doesn’t have an online system like PlayStation Network where users are required to register using a password. However, Nintendo uses Club Nintendo to allow users to register products. This service requires an email and password, so that information could potentially be exposed. Nintendo doesn’t store credit card information (you have

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