We are ALL going to jail.
But before we do, our story allegedly began when our hapless OP, Trike, pressed the "X" button on his WiiU controller while highlighting the "Close" option the online service MiiVerse. This brought up strange options, and seemingly otherwise inaccessible discussions and message boards, some for games that hadn't even been announced.
I tried to delete everything. Didn't work? I dunno. I added myself as a regional admin. Don't know if that went through either. Messing around on there I did find some curious messages by Yoshiomi Kurisu. That is who hatena-chris is.
First message is dated 2012/12/01 09:30:00: WiiU will be released tomorrow!
Second messaged is dated 2012/12/10 09:30:00: Big titles will be released this weekend, so there are more messages on Miiverse.
GAF was quite doubtful of this claim, but Trike continued to provide updates, alleging that someone on the boards stated that some big announcements for the WiiU would be made on December 10. Trike even provided photographic evidence of his accidental "hacking".
Good news will be confirmed for those who are wanting a new Yoshi console game in about five minutes.
Edit: and possibly Metal Gear Solid.
While some were still doubtful if Trike was telling the absolute truth, it certainly seemed as if something had occurred. Unfortunately, the OP claimed Nintendo fixed the exploit and he could no longer access his secret options. Also, he claimed that he had been told to cease his actions by a certain someone.
I uploaded the pictures. Sorry for the lateness, imgur didn't work, so I went with another host.
That isn't the one I clicked though. I should probably try anyway.
(Images added to OP)
With sites such as Kotaku reporting the incident, still nobody seems exactly sure what transpired.
Okay, so it turns out that the ZELDAAA comments on the right are the comments for all of the different sub-forums. I think they are just testing them. BTW, all of those titles are in the "US / English / Games for Teenagers and Kids" section. Which is supposed to launch on December 20th,2012. So maybe the December 10th reveal will confirm this information.
Also a certain developer that I greatly respect PM'd me saying that I might get into some legal trouble or jailtime with Nintendo for this. LawyerGAF wanna help me out?
Was this all a hoax? Were the games listed just random placeholders, or perhaps an accumulation of frequently talked about titles? Did Trike really uncover games Nintendo had been keeping secret? Will Nintendo fire someone's ass? Only time will tell.
Sorry if I didn't get it quite right. This is a big damn thread.