Hive Jump Kickstarter update - Wii U version approved, not sure if they'll port to Switch

Our last update explained some of the issues we faced with our various runs through certification. We're happy to share that we've fixed those issues (and a few more that we'd uncovered along the way). We received the glorious nod of APPROVAL from Nintendo and we're now locking in launch dates, store graphics and more!

Will we bring Hive Jump to Switch? We don't yet know. Our next item of business is to get you some physical rewards that we owe ya!

Full update here

Shantae: Half-Genie Hero: Pirate Queen's Quest releasing on Aug. 29th

You don't have to tell me twice! I'll take any excuse to jump back into Shantae: Half-Genie Hero! Good to know the content is coming out so soon!

Nintendo Summer of Play 2017 Tour in Brooklyn, NY - footage

Thanks to KirbyGCN17 for the heads up!

Switch firmware 3.0.0 had a huge exploit, is paving the way for homebrew

Nintendo recently offered up Switch firmware 3.0.1, and as usual, no big details were given on why the patch was issued. Turns out hardware hackers have sniffed out the reasoning, and it was related to a huge exploit.

Prior to 3.0.1, the service manager ("sm") built-in system module treats a user as though it has full permissions if the user creates a new "sm:" port session but bypasses initialization. In 3.0.1, "sm" returns error code 0x415 if Initialize has not been called yet.

What does all this mean? Turns out the issue allowed full permissions to any service in the OS for anyone. This one issue is going to be the key to homebrew on the Switch. Obviously Nintendo wants to stop that, which is why they've released the update.

City Connection looking to secure two trademarks

City Connection is currently trying to get the following trademarks

- Jaleco
- Game Tengoku

The Jaleco trademark shouldn't be any issue at all, since City Connection now owns the Jaleco IP.