Published: Fri, June 22, 2018
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Minecraft on Nintendo Switch gets Xbox Live Achievements and Gamerscore

Minecraft on Nintendo Switch gets Xbox Live Achievements and Gamerscore

Most recently, amid the frustration that stemmed from Fortnite's release on Switch, Sony released yet another statement that reveals very little.

This is allegedly being done thanks to unique identification numbers which are assigned to every Switch game card.

That certificate is used to identify the specific hardware being used to log in to Nintendo's servers, meaning a banned console will stay banned from the network permanently. On objective. Which brings us back to the Switch ad.

Update: To avoid any upset or confusion on the matter, and for the sake of clarification: as we now understand it, only game cartridges that have been used to create illegal copies of its software will receive online bans from Nintendo. Microsoft told fans that the Xbox hardware team is working on a new box at the Electronic Entertainment Expo trade show in Los Angeles last week, and fans are operating under the assumption that games like Cyberpunk 2077, The Elder Scrolls VI, and Starfield will require new consoles to truly shine.

A few months ago hackers discovered an exploit in the Nintendo Switch which, it was claimed, would be impossible for the company to stop without a hardware revision.


In a detailed breakdown going over the new anti-piracy measures, SciresM explains how Nintendo has managed to tackle cartridge-based piracy and digital piracy.

Nothing in this online-authorization process will prevent exploitable Switch consoles from running pirated software completely offline, of course.

As IGN reports, Reddit user SciresM carried out research on how Switch games are authorized when played online. If it has, their game won't be able to access any online functionalities and they'll get an unforgiving online ban in the process.

In Limbo, players follow a little boy through a unsafe, shadowy world as he attempts to reach a safe place and reunite with someone. As always, let the hacker beware.

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