This weekend, Nintendo's Mario & Luigi Dream Team Miiverse was swarmed with unauthorized images after users discovered a glitch in the game.
This glitch was patched in an update that was released last year for the game, but many ignored the update since it was optional and seemed rather pointless. Typically, players are limited to three kinds of posts on the Miiverse: text messages, drawings, or screenshots taken from the game they are currently playing. The screenshot feature is supposed to be linked to the current game but this glitch allows users to exploit the screenshot feature. 3DS players discovered that by using the Internet Browser or photo gallery app then loading Mario & Luigi Dream Team and quickly pressing the home button they were able to post unauthorized material on the Miiverse. While most players posted light-hearted or comedic images, several users posted mature and explicit images.
Nintendo's Miiverse moderating team responded by taking down or blacking out the unauthorized images and banning users. The glitch was exploited on the North American Mario & Luigi Dream Team Miiverse and Nintendo has since disabled the screenshot feature for the European/Australian version of the community. "Due to unforeseen circumstances, the screenshot feature has been disabled in this community. We are looking into the cause of the problem. We are sorry for any inconvenience caused," reads a message for the European/Australian Miiverse. Nintendo released a patch for the game to resolve the issue, but the patch is still optional at this time.
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