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Goonies are still good enough for a new game


Jul 19
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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How to make your own New Super Mario Bros. Wii levels


Apr 04
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Make room on your shelf for Battle Kid, a new NES game


Dec 28
// Joseph Leray
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...
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Level 1-1 done in Reggie!, a New Super Mario Bros. editor


Nov 17
// Joseph Leray
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...
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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 ...

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New Wii system update wacks hacks, yet Indiana Pwns


Sep 29
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Ghost N Zombies: new for the Colecovision (not kidding)


Aug 03
// Colette Bennett
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 ...
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Finally a use for your laser harp


Aug 01
// Matthew Razak
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...
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University project uses the Wii to teach CPR


Jul 14
// Justin Villasenor
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...
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Fan translation of Culdcept DS rocks my world


Jul 02
// Conrad Zimmerman
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...
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Sad about Fatal Frame IV? You could use this fan translation


Jun 15
// Colette Bennett
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...
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New FPS heading to the Dreamcast: Nostalgia FTW!


May 19
// Jim Sterling
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...
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DSi finally penetrated by pirates, ravaged without mercy


May 13
// Jim Sterling
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...
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Homebrew 8-bit NES game D-Pad Hero is better than Guitar Hero World Tour


Feb 02
// Nick Chester
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 ...
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How loving the PSP is driving me to hurt it


Jan 06
// Jim Sterling
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...
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DSi clenches, eventually yields, to some hot homebrew lovin'


Dec 03
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PSP 3000 is a tough nut to crack, pirates having difficulty


Nov 02
// Jim Sterling
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 ...
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Introducing N-Warp Daisakusen: a brand new SNES game


Sep 26
// Colette Bennett
 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...
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Homebrew makes the DS a professional photography tool


Sep 17
// Dale North
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...
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Thank God: Wii homebrew now allows for DVD movie playback


Aug 13
// Nick Chester
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...
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Calling all Zune owners: Homebrew games are ready for play


May 08
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Pandora open-source portable game system gives pants tingles


Apr 14
// Dale North
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...
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Nifty UMD-shaped PSP device stores four memory sticks


Mar 27
// Dale North
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...
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Nerd wins at sweetness, proposes using a hacked version of Bejeweled


Mar 07
// Colette Bennett
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...
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The best Wii hack yet: Tetris hack for Twilight Princess


Feb 19
// Jonathan Holmes
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...
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Homebrew DS game creates levels from nearby wifi points


Dec 28
// Dale North
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."...
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Carmack likes Homebrew, disappointed that Nintendo does not


Nov 09
// Jim Sterling
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...
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PSP gets unofficial motion sensing capabilities


Sep 17
// Jordan Devore
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...
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Cave Story PSP demo now available!


Jun 25
// Aaron Linde
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...
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PSP firmware exploit found in Lumines; sales jump 5900% on Amazon


Jun 25
// Aaron Linde
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, ...

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