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#Homebrew

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Brand-spankin' new homebrew NES game features cats

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 new Dreamcast shm...

 
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New NES homebrew game Super Bat Puncher appears

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 bats. As you ob...

 
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Here are some lovely GlaDOS Personality Core plush toys

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 currently has the...

 
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Max Payne controlled with Kinect and Wii Remote

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 camera include...

 
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Kinect Magic Mirror shows that what is inside counts

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 called Visible K...

 
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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...   read

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Want another new Metroid game? Check out Minitroid

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 comforting. It's a...

 
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Goonies are still good enough for a new game

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 vacations, oft...

 
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How to make your own New Super Mario Bros. Wii levels

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 game, I'd dedicat...

 
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Make room on your shelf for Battle Kid, a new NES game

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 design that values r...

 
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Level 1-1 done in Reggie!, a New Super Mario Bros. editor

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 called Reggie!, d...

 
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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 ...   read

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New Wii system update wacks hacks, yet Indiana Pwns

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 values the ability ...

 
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Ghost N Zombies: new for the Colecovision (not kidding)

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 for the love of...

 
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Finally a use for your laser harp

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 video of himse...

 
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University project uses the Wii to teach CPR

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.The AHA canDig it...

 
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Fan translation of Culdcept DS rocks my world

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-speaking Culdcept ...

 
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Sad about Fatal Frame IV? You could use this fan translation

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 skills, but it seems...

 
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New FPS heading to the Dreamcast: Nostalgia FTW!

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 coming out for it, t...

 
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DSi finally penetrated by pirates, ravaged without mercy

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 the DSi, while i...

 
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Homebrew 8-bit NES game D-Pad Hero is better than Guitar Hero World Tour

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 only clever, bu...

 
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How loving the PSP is driving me to hurt it

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 think the PlayStati...

 
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DSi clenches, eventually yields, to some hot homebrew lovin'

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 homebrew needs.The a...

 
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PSP 3000 is a tough nut to crack, pirates having difficulty

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 still own a PSP...

 
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Introducing N-Warp Daisakusen: a brand new SNES game

 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 download here...

 
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Homebrew makes the DS a professional photography tool

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 portable game sy...

 
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Thank God: Wii homebrew now allows for DVD movie playback

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, homebrew Tetris, media...

 
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Calling all Zune owners: Homebrew games are ready for play

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 installing homebrew ...

 
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Pandora open-source portable game system gives pants tingles

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 prized possess...

 
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Nifty UMD-shaped PSP device stores four memory sticks

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 in the PSP slo...

 

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Inquisitive Ravenclaw

Starting tomorrow Ill essentially have $35 in my Do I go the $13 route (I own SSFIV already but not on the I also cant use the WiiU games), or just beat-the-average?

 
ikiryou

Well, my happy-go-lucky new job is probably going out the door, thanks to the mathematically-challenged temp before me who farked up the warehouse So long sexy forklift/Aliens cosplay

 
keisal

I guess U-verse has internet data caps now, but if you have a TV plan with them it remains Even though mine will be unlimited this still pisses me Its the principal of the

 
Confuseddalek

So far today I have fallen through a ceiling, and hit my head on a sink on the way Blacked out, and woke up to find myself in the womens restroom that is full of One woman was pushing my head with her foot to see if I was still

 
ZombZ

I want to write a blog and have been doing some has eventually led me to an article on a certain my naivete I checked the comments for opinions and inspiration only to be reminded why I dont go there

 
YoeriB

Wooow were getting a the punisher series!

 
MeanderBot

*sniff sniff*

 
MeanderBot

Whoops, there I go pressing the post button out of *ahem* Catgirls!

 
Sarah Jane Farron

I was out with a friend in the city centre today and realised its kind of really fun to listen to nearby conversations between other The amount of dumb its So many people are dumb and quite amusing to listen

 
OverlordZetta

Question! Is there a way to do something about how some of the front paged blogs are under a different tag? I was confused and wondering where Torchs mech one went (wanted to look up some of the shows) until I found it was under a different

 
Torchman

That feel when you finally deal with some problems with your computer that have been bugging you for

 
Nathan D

I love seeing people out and about that make me seem perfectly normal by Feels

 
Pixie The Fairy

Rae woke up in a sandy ruin, her head aching from the crash, though she was thankfully She spots a dusty chest near her and opens Then a voice asks, Become classy or be total anime trash?

 
iam16bit

Im really digging Affordable Space

 
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Dangus Taargus

So after just finishing every previous Star Fox game made before Zero, and having now just played through the first 4 missions of What the fuck is wrong with people? This game is absolutely Pro Tip: Go to training Get

 
Rad Party God

Apparently, Doom has a permadeath option and youll leave your helmet where you died, kind of like the blood pools of Dark

 
Luca Blight

Before I go to bed I decide to give you not one but two cat Good night everyone :)

 
KnickKnackMyWack

Finally got General Pepper to say WHAT?! in Star Fox :D

 
GWJosh

This week on the cast, I spoke to Overflow Games about the development of their first Kickstarted title: Cornerstone the Song of Tyrim

 
Vadicta

Now, theres a

 
JDelwynn

Dear diary, I did something stupid I bought an always online game to play I promised myself I wouldnt do that after bying The Crew, but I had a And why the hell would I use Destructoid as my diary?!

 
Fuzunga

Were talking about cat girls today?

 
ACESandElGHTS

So many Why is Philco so sweaty? Why is he so ANGRY? What sort of heckling was he getting that he would stuff a tambourine down his pants and give someone a death stare -while- flipping off a camera? Su Su Sudio,

 
Parismio

YES!!!

 
Kaleido Ruby

Ive got an extremely annoying and an extremely annoying (in a different sense) entry on SMM Also, give me some ideas of things to I seem to get more of a kick seeing ideas than making (See comments)

 
klaw616

Thank God for this Youtuber for making this awesome God for Jim Fucking Sterling Son despite his absolute hatred of Star Fox Zero (Which I havent I just really want it to be above all else #FucKonami

 
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