Nintendo 1-Up over Mario Kart Wii cheaters

MKWiisadMario Kart Wii hasn’t been out in Europe and Japan for a week and cheaters are already taking advantage of various glitches spread though out the online modes. One of the most common and annoying glitchs right now deals with time trial track times. All the player has to do is race through 1 lap, stop, and the “time” cut scene rolls, giving players unbelievable lap times. These of course get ranked to the top of the charts, allowing users to download their ghost data. Unlike snaking in Mario Kart DS, this glitch is just plain cheap.

Yet the unthinkable has happened. Nintendo actually stepped in within hours of this discovery to prevent knowledge of the glitch from spreading. Not only did Nintendo terminate all online cheating records/accounts, but they seem to have patched the online portion of the glitch. Great job Nintendo of Europe and Japan! You’re finally starting to live up to your online gaming commitment. Now do you think NOA could get around to repairing Brawl online? 

Where you one of the cheaters?

5 Responses to Nintendo 1-Up over Mario Kart Wii cheaters

  1. droop4 says:

    Wow! Great job Nintendo! I was really sad when i started reading the article (got a flashback to the Metroid Prime Hunters days) but im quite please with what i ended up reading =D!

    COME ON NOA FIX ME THE BRAWL!!! I MEAN I DONT WANNA PLAY W/ FRIENDS ALL THE TIME… WHAT IF THEY’RE NOT ON!?!?!?

    Btw… for those of you with online problems, try getting your wii and router as close as possible. When i get mine within 5 meters, the lag reduces significantly as compared to the 10+ meters where the router usually is.

  2. dubnobass says:

    Terminating accounts? What does that mean? Can you just create another Mii and get back online? Or do they ban by console ID (or IP address?)

  3. Brawl is probably beyond repair I think.

    Its good to see them show this sort of initiative though. Unlikely that they will go further though to fix what is predominately a larger problem; the whole infrastructure.

  4. DmNt says:

    What exactly does terminating accounts mean? Does it mean they can’t be used again online? If so, that’s very harsh. After all, those players were exploiting a game glitch. Not hacking or anything. If anything, look at the people who debugged it and couldn’t find this blatantly obvious glitch.

  5. ZeroT says:

    Sounds like DmNt is a cheater!

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