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Nintendo can ‘detect’ and ban pirate Switch games

A Nintendo Switch game console is displayed at an electronics store in Tokyo, Japan March 3, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai – RTS11815

Back in April, a Switch hack was discovered that could not be repaired by Nintendo without Nvidia asked for a redesign of the Tegra X1 processor. However, if you are tempted to download and play pirate copies of Switch games online, think again, as Nintendo can perfectly detect illegal copies of Select titles.

As IGN reports, the Reddit user SciresM research carried out on how to Switch games are allowed if played online. It turns out Nintendo implemented four phases, which makes it possible for a “very strong anti-piracy measures.”

Looks like we have confirmation that Nintendo ban gamecart certificates (I think people not taking my advice…). The on error to try to make use of a gamecard with a forbidden cert is 0x1F727C — 2124-4025.

— Michael (@SciresM) 20 June 2018

This article originally appeared on PCMag.com.

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