'Yoshi's Land Wii U', 'Soul Hackers' Ousted by Curious Wii U Gamer

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'Yoshi's Land Wii U', 'Soul Hackers' Ousted by Curious Wii U Gamer
Whoops! It seems that Nintendo's online security had a little bit of a hiccup over the weekend, as one curious Wii U owner managed to access a debug version of Miiverse, giving him authorisation to edit other Wii U accounts and view test messages from Nintendo's own developers.

One such thread makes mention of as-yet unannounced Wii U titles. As the image shows, NeoGAF user Trike managed to see a string of tags and threads with various game franchises listed - one of which happens to be called "Yoshi's Land Wii U". Another is titled "Soul Hackers". Both have stars next to their names.

Trike explains how he managed to "hack" the system - which actually wasn't a hack at all, but an unwitting stumble into a back door that Nintendo had left in its system software. "I found out I could access the debug menu on Miiverse by hitting the "X" button on the gamepad while hovering over the exit button. I found an admin access list or something to that effect," he wrote.

"I couldn't really do anything from there though. I could view different messages from a developer though. One mentioned that there would be big games coming out(announced?) on the 10th of December. I went to a different link on the debug menu and it showed three different Miiverse subforums I could access that would be coming out on December 20th."

It is more than likely, given the lack of capital letters and dubious spelling, that the "metal gear solid", "metroid" and "resident evils" mentioned in the threads are either the result of testing or unofficial, popular tags. Trike claimed that a Nintendo developer later contacted him to inform him that he may be in trouble with the company.

All of these claims have not been confirmed or denied by Nintendo as of yet - but the company does appear to have admitted that there was a problem with Miiverse, as it announced on Twitter that it was working hard to fix an issue with the system.
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Anon 19 Nov 2012 19:17
1/10
People like Trike are the reason for convoluted and garbage code, problems with electronic device launches, and overall undermining the integrity of companies, the quality of software, and the progress of the human race. F**k you, Trike. Douchebag.
Anon 19 Nov 2012 19:19
2/10
Whoa
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Anonymous 19 Nov 2012 19:47
3/10
@Anon

You're a moron. He stumbled across it accidentally and his reveal of it allowed Nintendo to fix the issue. It's not like he hacked the system. It was Nintendo's error. Calm down you angry manchild.
ann nonymous 20 Nov 2012 00:28
4/10
the only problem i have is that nintendo is saying he's "in trouble", or that he might be, when he was trying to figure out how to report the issue to Nintendo to begin with.
Anono 20 Nov 2012 03:03
5/10
What? If anything he's doing them a favor, finding leftover stuff is good for Nintendo to know so they can patch it out later. It's their own fault, and in no way should he be in any trouble.
An Sonymous 20 Nov 2012 05:56
6/10
I had really REALLY epic lulz reading the 'angry manchild' reply ^
Bob 20 Nov 2012 06:31
7/10
He definitely shouldn't be in trouble, Nintendo are just pissed that he announced the games the games that they didnt want announced yet
fuAnon 20 Nov 2012 11:26
8/10
@Anon
People like you are the reason i have to pay taxes to support your mental disability. You actually owe me money retard.
Justme 21 Nov 2012 15:12
9/10
Soul hackers!!
stfu 25 Nov 2012 14:52
10/10
YO FUANON STFU U LITTLE KID THATS Y UR GRANDMOM LEFT U GO GET A JOB U LITTLE S**T NO ONE HERE LIKE UUUUUUUU
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