Nintendo Hacker Sentenced To Over 3 Years In Prison

By Himanshu Jain February 12, 2022

Nintendo hacker Gary Bowser has been sentenced to 40 months in prison after he pled guilty to piracy charges.

Bowser was one of the leaders of Team Xecuter, a sophisticated for-profit video game hacking group that created and sold console-hacking software and hardware, such as mod chips.

The group consists of over a dozen individuals located worldwide, and their tech allowed consoles such as the Switch, Nintendo 3DS, the NES Classic, the PlayStation Classic, and Xbox to run pirated games.

Unlike others in the emulation/modding community who create free, open-source software, Team Xecuter charged money for its services.

In a press release, Nintendo thanked the government for their efforts.

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