Nintendo patents new technology to catch cheaters in games like this best selling forever Mario Kart 8 and turn 2. While video game companies across the industry are trying to crack down on cheat software and other hacks that give players an unfair advantage with off-the-shelf solutions, Nintendo appears to be working on its own proprietary solutions to the problem.
“Such cheating is extremely prevalent when the gaming environment is expanded to include multiplayer games (especially multiplayer games over the Internet),” writes Nintendo a new repository at the US Patent and Trademark Office, via attack. “In particular, users can modify software to give them advantages over other players on different systems in a multiplayer game.”
Nintendo’s new technology would use so-called “code reuse” techniques to automatically generate “confirmation programs” that detect when a game has been modified. According to the filing, this new approach will make it easier for the company to remotely verify if a player is running a modified version of a game, and will also make it more difficult for players using hacked copies to “fake” real ones.
I have no idea how much more effective such technology would be or how it compares to kernel access and anti-cheat programs call of Duty and use other games. But it’s not surprising that Nintendo is working on potentially novel solutions to the problem, given its unique challenges when it comes to console hacking.
Compared to PS4 and Xbox One, Switch hacks went very quickly, and is now a problem that Nintendo has to deal with in many online games. Players occasionally flood Pokemon games with fake Pokemon. Something turn 2 player apparently hacked opponents
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With turn 3 Just around the corner, the above patent could be a sign that Nintendo is trying to find new ways to keep its online competitive games free from hackers and scammers, at least until it finally releases a new console and turns the clock back.
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