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Ever wanted to play the original Leisure Suit Larry on an NES? Khan Games has been hard at work for quite some time so that you could do just that. At long last, Larry and the Long Look For A Luscious Lover is nearly ready f...


If you are a Wii U owner and possess a copy of New Super Mario Bros. U, you've probably downloaded New Super Luigi U from the eShop already. That, or you are waiting on the limited edition retail release in the coming months...


There are many things that make me proud to be a gamer, and one of them is the homebrew/fangame community. To me, there's almost nothing better than a group of passionate fans getting together and creating something ...


2010's homebrew Sega Genesis RPG Pier Solar was one of those projects that was fun to watch from the sidelines, but I never got to actually play it myself. That's what was great about development team WaterMelon turning to Ki...




The PlayStation Vita has finally been cracked into like a big ol' nut, and homebrew is on the way.  Usermode Vita Loader is currently in the works (via NeoGAF) thanks to developer Yifan Lu. Based on a recently ...


Being an indie game developer can be tough, so it's no surprise that few wish to add to their difficulties by developing homebrew software for legacy hardware. Sure, almost every other week, we hear of some dudes making a ne...


This is a run-through of a demo for Super Bat Puncher, an entirely new homebrew game for the Nintendo Entertainment System. A platform game, you have to free the nature spirits guarding a dangerous planet and punch a lot of ...


Etsy user Katy Creider has really gone above and beyond in creating these incredible personality core plush toys based on the ones from the climactic battle in Portal. Each of GlaDOS' cores are 26" in circumference and she cu...


Watch this video. It's Max Payne for PC played using the Kinect sensor and a Wii Remote/nunchuk combination. Using FAAST, a tookit used to map gestures to keystrokes developed at USC for use with PrimeSense systems (Kinect's...


Here is video of researcher Tobias Blum demonstrating an Augmented Reality overlay which, using Kinect, shows a simulated "X-ray" image of a skeletal system underneath. Now, it isn't Tobias' skeleton but based on a dataset c...


Yesterday, a group of PS3 hackers united under the name 'fail0verflow' presented their method of circumventing the built-in security of Sony's machine at the 27th Chaos Communication Conference, or 27C3. Today, they announce...


Metroid: Other M may scare me, but that's not because I'm sure the game will be bad. It's just hard to know if something so different will live up to Metroid's illustrious history. That's probably why I find Minitroid so com...


This year marks the 25th anniversary of The Goonies, which makes me feel terribly old. It's still one of my most beloved of childhood movies and I have fond memories of watching the film on VHS over the course of many summer...


That headline implies that I know how to make my own New Super Mario Bros. Wii levels. I totally don't. However, if didn't have to finish figuring out how to make my own Wario Ware DIY levels first so that I can review the ga...


Confession time: I spent my holiday weekend playing Final Fantasy II. So I understand if, even in this age of bump mapping, lens flares, and bloom lighting, you feel the need to play games lacking in polygons (or level desig...


New Super Mario Brothers Wii has been out for, oh, about 48 hours, but the Wii homebrew scene is already on the case: GBAtemp user Tanks has recreated Level 1-1 from the original Super Mario Bros using a NSMB level editor ca...


Remember the new firmware update which Nintendo just sent out to do away with all those nasty people who have been running the Homebrew Channel? You know, another one of those feeble attempts to lock something down which the ...


So yeah, it's not a big surprise or anything, but it is a big deal to a lot Wii owners out there: the new Wii System Update 4.2 de-installs the Wii Homebrew Channel, and blocks most methods of reinstalling it. Anyone who valu...


It soothes my retro heart to know that no matter how many shiny, high definition games get pumped out into today's market, there will always be someone somewhere proudly pouring their heart and soul into something retro just ...


Has your laser harp been sitting in the basement collecting dust? Got no all night raves to bust it out for? Wait. You don't have a laser harp? You mean you didn't rush out to make your own the second you saw Stephen Hobley's...


Wii mods aren’t just forMoving metal arms of doom.They can teach stuff, too.BioMed studentsHave a program that shows howTo use CPR.Waggle teaching lifeSaving techniques? That’s madness!Though still kind of cool.Th...


The Culdcept series rules. If you like board games, card games and screwing over your friends, there are few games which can compare. But, apart from a PS2 release and Culdcept Saga for the Xbox 360, predominately English-spe...


Fatal Frame IV is officially not coming to the US, and fans are not pleased about it. Having purchased every game in the series since the first one, I had planned to import it and stumble through with my shabby hiragana skill...


Asking videogame nerds if they like the Dreamcast is akin to asking Roman Polanski if he likes a trail of candy leading to his bedroom. The system that has only gotten more popular with hindsight has a brand new shooter comin...


One of the biggest motives behind the development of the DSi was surely to curtail the huge amount of piracy that has affected previous incarnations of the system, thanks to the rise of the R4 Cart. The R4 doesn't work with t...


Here's what Activision should have released in Fall of 2008 -- an 8-bit version of the Guitar Hero franchise called D-Pad Hero.Designed by Kent Hansen and Andreas Pedersen, this 8-bit remake of the now-classic formula is not ...


They say often that we hurt the things we love most, and as I patiently wait for a supremely cheap Memory Card Duo to arrive, I find that a most apt phrase. I love the PSP. As a piece of technology, as a gaming device, I thin...


Console hacksmiths can never, ever be stopped, and despite the DSi doing what it can to hold out against naughty tinkerers, it has finally surrendered to the Acekard 2i, which should facilitate all your filthy piracy homeb...


Everybody knows that the PlayStation Portable is a pirate's wet dream, having been a shining beacon of firmware cracks and homebrew applications since its release. Sony has been intent on fighting the main reason people even ...


 What are the people in the video above playing? A new game ... for the SNES? Yeah, you heard me right. N-Warp Daisakusen is a homebrew project from Matthias "d4s" Nagler, and is one hundred percent free to dow...


The Nintendo DS homebrew community has become a hotbed of creativity lately. This professional photography application is a perfect example of what can happen when smart people put their minds to making the most out of this p...


Today, the Internet has wrought a homebrew hack for the Wii that will allow for the playback of DVD movies on an otherwise movie-playback-less console. We're all about legal hombrew hacks for Nintendo's Wii. You know, homebre...


With the release of XNA Game Studio 3.0 CTP yesterday, the Zune community was quick to start tinkering around with putting games on the multimedia device. One such enthusiast was even kind enough to release a guide on insta...


I love both of my portable game systems dearly. The PlayStation Portable and the Nintendo DS both have their pluses and minuses, but one of the two manages to go with me wherever I go. I would've never imagined that these two...


Face it: there are plenty of gamers out there that will never find themselves sticking a UMD into their PlayStation Portable. It doesn't matter if they're A/V fiends, legal beagle downloaders or homebrewers; if there's no UMD...


Despite popular opinion that dorks are always loners that fester in front of their computers playing WoW and not showering, they do sometimes fall in love and actually get married. In some cases, in fact, all those geeky skil...


Like all stories thus far on the Wii homebrew scene, this latest news isn't exciting because it's actually exciting, but rather because it portends great things to come for the future of Wii homebrew. If they can make a hom...


The Nintendo DS homebrew title Metro-Wardive converts nearby wlan waves into game objects. The software reads the names of the hotspots and turns them into enemies which will try to take over your "wardive-cristal."...


John Carmack, the man behind Doom, is a fan of homebrew, and wishes that the DS's platform holders would embrace it rather than hinder it. Carmack believes that homebrew on the DS is perfect for budding programmers, helping t...


Everyone should give a golf clap to the folks at NEOTEAM for creating a PlayStation Portable motion kit. With the focus of the peripheral being on homebrew (no retail game support just yet), we’re bound to see some real...


Now that all y'all got your PSP homebrew on courtesy of Lumines, you might be feeling overwhelmed -- thinking "my God, so much crap to load, how will I ever decide?" That's why I'm here, baby. Allow me t...


You may have already heard about the latest PSP exploit discovered within the classic puzzler Lumines, availing owners of any variety of PSP -- all the way up to its current firmware, 3.50 -- the opportunity to run homebrew, ...


  If there are any SEGA IP lawyers in the room, please kindly push them out of a window before firing up this video. A tinkering duo of hobbyist game designers have decided to take the "crappy Sonic sequels&quo...


What could make a touch-sensitive version of Rock, Paper, Scissors on the Nintendo DS even better?  I don't know ... let's see ... how about ... BREASTS! DS Fanboy has compiled a sticky list of odd sex-themed gam...


Put a lot of work into that home-built MAME arcade cabinet, have you? Well, be prepared to hack it into scrap and start over; gaze upon the coolest custom gaming cabinet ever built and tremble.Gregory over at Apartment Therap...


The DS has always been emanciated by the lack quality monkey-themed* video games, so it is with great primal joy that I present to you this worthy hodgepodge of homebrew excellence: Everlasting Love. If you're well into y...


Released over 10 years ago, it's a wonder that anyone still wants to play Quake at all. Quake has been ported to dozens of devices; it's been seen running on everything from PDAs to something called a Mac.But the Nint...


Noobz has what all v3.03 PSP owners have been craving -- a firmware downgrader! Now, you too will be able to kick it homebrew style like the other cool kids. Well, that's unless you accidentally brick your system or stab...


A very ambitious homebrewer who goes by the name KeithE has developed a motion-sensing card for the Nintendo DS. It consists of a 3-axis accelerometer and a single axis gyroscope. The card works on both, the DS and the DS Lit...


DSFanboy (the shining counterpoint to it's execrable PSPFanboy sister-site) had a story up today about the above bit of homebrew genius. It seems that some clever hackers from the Netherlands decided that if Apple and N...






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