WiiU

Super Mario Maker Under Maintenance

by Donald Theriault - January 27, 2016, 7:27 am PST
Total comments: 7 Source: Nintendo

At least 36 hours worth

A bug in the level creator for Super Mario Maker has necessitated a day and a half of online downtime.

Nintendo has sent notices on their various websites advising that an unspecified bug in the "Create" mode has necessitated a stop on all online services. The maintenance is currently slated to end at 8 p.m. Eastern tomorrow night (1 a.m. GMT on Friday morning).

A mandatory software update will be available for the game upon completion of the maintenance.

Talkback

EnnerJanuary 27, 2016

That sounds like a big bug. I'm curious as to what it is.

KDR_11kJanuary 28, 2016

I'd guess code injection, i.e. a hacker could take the whole server over.

SorenJanuary 28, 2016

Here's the whole explanation.
http://kotaku.com/the-surprising-story-behind-mario-makers-emergency-main-1755715968

EnnerJanuary 28, 2016

That is a messed up bug that deserved emergency stomping.

Shame about the video being blocked, but Nintendo is fond of the heavy hand.

Ian SaneJanuary 28, 2016

"Find a bug for us and we'll get huffy about your private youtube video!"  Apparently Nintendo is still run by a rude 80 year old man.

So if I ever find a major bug like this I should just ignore it or actively exploit it.  Nintendo clearly does not want you to make a good effort to inform them without revealing the bug to the whole world.

EnnerJanuary 29, 2016

Quote from: Ian

So if I ever find a major bug like this I should just ignore it or actively exploit it.  Nintendo clearly does not want you to make a good effort to inform them without revealing the bug to the whole world.

To Nintendo's credit, a representative thanked the user. It's just that the Youtube block seems to be burying the evidence. Also, you can make private and unlisted Youtube videos.

Mop it upJanuary 29, 2016

Yeah, that's pretty crazy. At least it was fixed quickly before it got out of hand.

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