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Do want! Homebrew Portal gameplay on the DS

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 in honor of the...   read

 
 
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Pier Solar HD hits funding goal on Kickstarter

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 Kickstarter for a...   read

 
 
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PS Vita hacked, homebrew a-comin'

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 discovered expl...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Group hacks PS3, releases security codes

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 announced that the code...   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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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Wii update may be bricking innocent consoles

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 hacking communi...   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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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 ...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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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...   read

 
 
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