Wii U: hackers activate Wii Homebrew Channel

By Dave Cook
10 December 2012 12:37 GMT

Wii U has been opened up a little by hackers. The group responsible for the Wii Homebrew Channel hack have created a Wii U version. Check out the details below.

One of the hack’s creators posted on his group’s blog, stating that their latest build of Wii Homebrew Channel works while the Wii U is in original Wii mode only, meaning that the Wii U side of Nintendo’s console remains guarded for now.

The hack may give the group a backdoor to hacking Wii U proper, which could spell headaches for Nintendo.

Eurogamer reports that activation of the Wii Homebrew Channel on Wii U or Wii consoles invalidates the user’s warranty. Nintendo has stressed this clause specifically, suggesting that it’s prepared to fight hard to combat hacking attempts.

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