Company rep says "debug menu" was a "mock up" and has now been removed and made inaccessible.
Just hours after the Wii U launched in the United States yesterday, NeoGAF forum members claimed to have been accidentally granted access to the system's "debug menu." This reportedly allowed them to access a list of administrators, with options to regenerate passwords, delete accounts altogether, and even view messages from developers.
Nintendo has now commented on the matter, telling GamesIndustry International that the screenshots posted to the forum show a "mock up" of the system's back end and it has been removed and disabled altogether.
"It has come to our attention that some people were able to access a mock up menu on Miiverse following the launch of Wii U in the US," reads a line from the statement. "Please note that this was only a mock up menu and has now been removed and is not accessible."
The Wii U launched yesterday in the United States. For more, check out GameSpot's coverage of the Nintendo World launch event and reviews of Nintendo Land and New Super Mario Bros. U.
they made this post sound like that ps3 hack thing where they stole credit cards lol nintendo got this covered no worries !!
Yea it's a Eddie Makuch article he's known for having misleading titles associated with his articles on gameinformer I read this same story except the title to there article was more straight forward gamers discover WII U debug menu. I clicked this article thinking it was something different only to find out it's the samething.
This really isn't a big deal, if you have ever seen anything that goes into game/program development. It's really easy to accidentally leave something like this in the game (even the tiniest things can cause shitstorms to appear). Most "glitches" and "exploits" are never actually faults in the program's functioning, it's really just the fact that none of the team realized how the program would interpret the instructions.
Layman's terms: It's correctly doing things the wrong way.
Why do you think QA teams are so huge.
Now every system violation is hacking! You access the debug menu, you're hacker!You mod a console, call the national security!!
There wasn't any supposed hack. It was all legit. I mean, who wouldn't want to be the first to hack into a brand new system? Well, I wouldn't, but you know what I mean, right?
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Doesn't matter , soon or later hackers will find a way to let people play with "pirated" copies, they always find.
@suplax Find me a hackable PS3 with firmware above 3.55
This is 4.30 i have it running and have PSN access its been out for a while so you musn't have looked hard if at all you can downgrade your console to 3.55 and upgrade from there
lol so you fixed the little problem with a FIVE GIGABYTE PATCH!!!!!!!!!! Silly nintendo. All those poor bastards with a slow internet connection getting it for xmas can have a fun day watching the update screen.
How was it removed? Did they push a quick update to the consoles or did they remotely remove it from everyone?
If they have the power to remotely modify the system...
Great, but can they fix the rattling in my gamepad and add a feature to turn off the lights on the front that are always on. I also long for an actual ethernet port.
@Rayzakk Just get a router and you can have wireless internet in your house simply plug your ethernet cable to it, set up a password (most come with passwords already) and you are good to go.
@HonorOfGod I am old and detest wireless. I prefer wires for everything. I fear change and I shall keep my bushes.
@RageSet It is the PS3's wireless card. Much faster with wired connection.
I think you may need to get a new router as all of my wireless devices I use receive 90 to 95% of my DL speed and that is with concurrent users (off peak times).
@HonorOfGod @Dnaisinmybody @Rayzakk You clearly have no idea what you are talking about. What would having a faster download speed have to do with hacking anything? I prefer a faster download speed so that my files, wait for it, download faster. I also have Comcast and the fastest internet they have. I often have around 35mbps. When my PS3 is wireless within about ten to fifteen feet of the router I would get around 5mbps. When I wire it I get around 12-15mbps. This means when I download larger files such as full games that can be around 10GB it can be done pretty quickly.
You should just stop talking, it makes you look worse and worse with each senseless comment you leave.
@the_requiem while going #2 you can watch youtube. I prefer Kenny vs Spenny myself
@Dnaisinmybody Agreed, you should never leave your main PC on a wireless network, leaves you with no back out option.
@the_requiem You have no idea how much that comment amused me, all i could picutre was Sega Saturn Shiro running around with that huge Sega Saturn on his back lol
@HonorOfGod @Dnaisinmybody @Rayzakk You do realize that a wired connection is faster than a wireless one right? I wire everything I can. I have a nice top of the line router but it still doesn't beat a wired connection. My PC and PS3 both get much faster download speeds when wired.
I also have a big home and the wireless signal doesn't reach the other end of the home with a strong connection when my 100 foot ethernet cable reaches my second router just fine to allow everything on that side to be wired as well.
Also buying new furniture shouldn't result in needing to move your desktop computer unless you are still using the 6 foot cable an Xbox or your router came with. Go out and buy a 25, 50, or 100 foot cable and never worry about it. They are really cheap, under $20.
I also don't go out and buy a big couch and bring it home only to find I don't have room for it and need to rearrange everything to make it fit.
@HonorOfGod @Rayzakk Wow... Just WOW!! Your lack of intelligence compels me. What does being cool have to do with what I just said. It's not like I was going on with some stupid fanboy rant, and still you really think there are internet with wire fanboys like wtf man seriously...
I hope your internet gets hacked and that somebody uses up all your bandwith as it's practically what you're inviting people to do by saying you have such great tools defending your internet connection.
@Dnaisinmybody @Rayzakk Wow you are sooo coool... >.> lol well I can tell if someone is messing with my internet ..My router and my provider Comcast sets me up with the tools I need for that I also have a few other ways. Cables.. >.> some people don't ever leave town hu? I move around allot so Wifi is a must for me.
@the_requiem Maybe if you buy something that takes up space like a new big couch and the desktop is in the way you would need to move your set up to another place and instead of being limited by a cable or plug you would not have to worry about anything you can set your desktop anywhere... O_O am I the onlyone living in the year 2012? lmao
@the_requiem Well that's a question most people in the current years has no means to answer.
@Rayzakk Well if you ever do get one you wont be sorry. You will be able to take your Laptop, desktop and games all over the house and set them anywhere it also helps with space in the house or apartment. Most go for cheap I have had mines for more than 5 years now and never had a problem.
The user who supposedly "hacked" the Wii U found some unannounced names that could represent games. Among those were Yoshi's Land and Soul Hacker. Hopefully, taking into account Nintendo's reaction, they actually are some unannounced games.
@AmnesiaHaze how is damage control, when they said it was a mock up. Did you ever bother to read a short article? or just post this coment just by reading the head line. Haters gonna hate.....
@Landsharkk If this is anything to judge, Nintendo will more then likely address them. Have your friends call their tech support and have them take notice.
@AndCarlsen @Shadowmax889 @AmnesiaHaze It's not hate, it's facts. On day 1 there has been the debug menu, the bricked Wii U consoles, the weird $0.50 for kid accounts, and the lack of ability to move accounts to a different console.
I'm actually surprised the Wii U bricked console issue hasn't made a spot in an article on gamespot yet. It has happened to a couple of friends of mine (and no, they didn't turn the console off during the update).
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