Categories
Links

Finding and exploiting hidden features of Animal Crossing’s NES emulator

While looking for ways to activate the developer menus left over in Animal Crossing, including the NES emulator game selection menu, I found an interesting feature that exists in the original game that was always active, but never used by Nintendo. In addition to the NES/Famicom games that can be obtained in-game, it was possible to load new NES games from the memory card. I was also able to find a way to exploit this ROM loader to patch custom code and data into the game, allowing for code execution via the memory card.

Incredibly detailed and well-written article, goes super deep into reverse-engineering the technology.

Categories
Links

Anonymous takes control of North Korea’s Twitter and Flickr accounts, defaces websites

Expect them.

Categories
Links

sonic xl

A modification of Sonic The Hedgehog in which the rings are now fried food. Sonic eats them and gets fat. Eventually he gets so fat he can no longer move. I’m waiting for Sonic XL2: The Hoveround.

Categories
Links

How moot “Won” the Time 100 Poll

Paul Lamere’s coverage of the Time 100 hack continues with this in-depth examination of the how-they-did-it variety. It includes a lot of Time-bashing, as evidenced by the following parenthetical:

(And if you have any doubt about Time’s incompetence, take a close look at the Poll. Notice that Oprah Winfrey and Ratan Tata have the exact same number of votes. That’s because they both shared the same ID in the poll. A vote for either one was a vote for the other. Same goes for Michael Bloomberg and Gustavo Dudamel. If you vote for one, you vote for the other.)

Previously: 4chan’s precision hack of the Time 100.