Nintendo Switch Online Nintendo's new online gaming service for its popular console, had its free application containing a selection of classic NES games pirated in less than 24 hours after launch, Kotaku reports .  Hackers who have been successful in opening the emulator behind this application of Nintendo Switch have cited the similarity of the emulator with that found in the console NES Classic Mini . This seems to have been a big factor in how simple it was for the hackers to enter and start loading their own games.
In fact, a well-known hacker on Twitter goes for the handle KapuccinoHeck  claims that this library application hosts games through files & # 39;. & # 39; terribly simple, complete with a plain text database containing all compatible NES games. Of course, this file can be manipulated to add more games.
This has been shown in videos that show the application that launches games loaded as they seem to be hidden under containers for existing games. You can see in the previous video KapuccinoHeck launching Kirby & s Adventure from a window that is said to lead to the game River City Ransom, one of the NES games officially included in the application.
However, it is not easy to make this happen, as you need to configure the Nintendo Switch to run the homebrew software, which is a complicated process in itself. This involves running an earlier version of your firmware, indefinitely, so you will lose all security updates and new Nintendo features in the future. It also means that you can not connect to the Internet with games on a pirated console without risking having your Nintendo account banned in the online game.
So the Nintendo Switch became a viable and portable NES emulator? ? It looks like it is. But is it worth risking the rest of your time playing online Switch games, let alone your console altogether? Probably not.
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