It wasn’t that long ago that the DS game Cubic Ninja was discovered by hackers to open the Nintendo 3DS up to homebrew applications. Nintendo, seeing the obvious potential for piracy, quickly closed the loop and removed Cubic Ninja’s digital version from the eShop. Then Cubic Ninja was found to have a second exploit, Again, it was patched.
If you had trouble logging into PSN or XBox Live yesterday, you’re not alone. The servers for both services were overloaded and rendered inoperable. You might assume it was the result of a typical Christmas Day rush, but the truth is…far more interesting. Would you believe a hacker war straight out of an early Angelina Jolie film?