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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 feature

New Wii system update wacks hacks, yet Indiana Pwns


Sep 29
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... read

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


Aug 03
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 ... read

Finally a use for your laser harp


Aug 01
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... read

University project uses the Wii to teach CPR


Jul 14
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... read

Fan translation of Culdcept DS rocks my world


Jul 02
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... read

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


Jun 15
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... read

New FPS heading to the Dreamcast: Nostalgia FTW!


May 19
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... read

DSi finally penetrated by pirates, ravaged without mercy


May 13
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... read

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


Feb 02
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 ... read

How loving the PSP is driving me to hurt it


Jan 06
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... read

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


Dec 03
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... read

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


Nov 02
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 ... read

Introducing N-Warp Daisakusen: a brand new SNES game


Sep 26
 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... read

Homebrew makes the DS a professional photography tool


Sep 17
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... read

Thank God: Wii homebrew now allows for DVD movie playback


Aug 13
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... read

Calling all Zune owners: Homebrew games are ready for play


May 08
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... read

Pandora open-source portable game system gives pants tingles


Apr 14
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... read

Nifty UMD-shaped PSP device stores four memory sticks


Mar 27
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... read

Nerd wins at sweetness, proposes using a hacked version of Bejeweled


Mar 07
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... read

The best Wii hack yet: Tetris hack for Twilight Princess


Feb 19
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... read

Homebrew DS game creates levels from nearby wifi points


Dec 28
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."... read

Carmack likes Homebrew, disappointed that Nintendo does not


Nov 09
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... read

PSP gets unofficial motion sensing capabilities


Sep 17
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... read

Cave Story PSP demo now available!


Jun 25
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... read

PSP firmware exploit found in Lumines; sales jump 5900% on Amazon


Jun 25
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, ... read

Nevermind Sonic RPG -- A polished Sonic homebrew alternative is due soon


Jun 21
  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... read

OMGCHUBBY! Top 5 sexy DS homebrew


May 07
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... read

Prepare to envy: the ultimate custom gaming cabinet


Apr 19
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... read

DS Homebrew: Everlasting (monkey) love


Apr 02
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... read






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