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PS3 Firmware 3.21 To Disable “Install Other OS” Feature

By Ishaan . March 29, 2010 . 5:40am

New firmware update will disable the ability to run Linux on the system.

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Be Wary Of Updating Your Wii Firmware To 4.2

By Spencer . October 1, 2009 . 3:23pm

Users have been reporting from all corners of the Internet that the Wii firmware 4.2 update has a chance of “bricking” or ruining unmodified consoles.

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DSi – Considering the Possibilities

By Ishaan . February 22, 2009 . 2:56pm

So, DSi launches in April for $170. A few of us started to talk about DSi-specific games in the other post. Seeing as how there’s so much ground to cover when discussing the new DS model, I figured I’d throw together a post that could get us (and hopefully developers) thinking about some of the […]

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A Gray Market For Bob’s Game

By Spencer . January 5, 2009 . 8:21am

Bob’s Game has become quite the spectacle with its 100 day “protest” for a SDK kit from Nintendo and (tongue-in-cheek?) holiday greeting to Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aimé. On the up side Pelloni has drawn tons of attention to his one man project. However, forcing Nintendo or any publisher to the negotiation table by […]

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Watch: Homebrew adds DVD playback to the Wii

By Spencer . August 13, 2008 . 11:58am

Nintendo dropped the ball on DVD support, but it’s an understandable decision. Including DVD playback would mean licensing the technology and passing the fees to customers. Most homes have DVD players anyways. The extra cost wouldn’t make the Wii a better gaming console, but if you’re dying to use the vacuum loading drive to watch […]

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Persona 2: Innocent Sin goes back to school, learns English

By Spencer . March 21, 2008 . 1:40pm

Persona 2: Innocent Sin is the missing chapter of the Persona series. Die hard Megami Tensei fans know this and have been craving to play the first half of Persona 2 in English.   Thankfully, Gemini is hard at work on the job. He (she?) has a blog discussing the trials of the fan translation […]

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Golden Axe revived on the Dreamcast

By Spencer . February 12, 2008 . 5:59pm

I’m one of the poor souls who bought Sega Ages 2500 Vol. 5: Golden Axe looking for a good co-op brawler. The experience wasn’t dreadful, but I haven’t cracked open the PlayStation 2 remake for years. Meanwhile, Golden Axe: Beast Rider looks nothing like the simplistic arcade game of yesteryear.   Members of the Insert […]

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Namco Super Heroes meet in a fan created fighting game

By Spencer . January 15, 2008 . 11:17am

Sure, the Super Smash Brothers Brawl news is disappointing, but there is an unofficial mascot fighter you can play with to pass the time. Insert Credit points out Namco Super Heroes, a doujin fighter with forgotten Namco characters like Gil from the Druaga series, Valkyrie from  Legend of Valkyrie and my personal favorite addition Rick […]

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Zenny free Rockboard translation patch

By Spencer . January 3, 2008 . 11:29am

Back on the Famicom, Capcom developed a Mega Man party game. However, Wily & Light's Rockboard: That's Paradise!! isn’t a mini-game collection like Mario Party. Rockboard shares more in common with Monopoly or Enix’s Itadaki Street series. You roll dice, move on a board, purchase properties and make bets to collect the most Zenny. While […]

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Tales of fan translation, PsOne Phantasia in English

By Spencer . December 27, 2007 . 1:17pm

Namco released Tales of Phantasia on the Game Boy Advance and it contained some of the modifications from the PsOne release. However, the anime intro got cut and the music was notably downsampled. No problem, though! Thanks to the hard work of the fan translation community a polished English patch of Tales of Phantasia for […]

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Chrono Trigger retranslation completed

By Spencer . September 30, 2007 . 4:58pm

A labor of love is ready and available for download if you weren’t satisfied with Chrono Trigger’s US script. The retranslation took things out that were added in like Frog’s Elizebethan English and added stuff that was removed like the final ending artwork from the Japanese release. I never found the translation to be lacking, […]

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Threads of Fate and the sequel that never was

By Spencer . September 30, 2007 . 3:33pm

Square-Enix has been digging up many of their older games, but the quirky platformer RPG, Threads of Fate, still hasn’t gotten a proper sequel. Never fear though the doujin market has an unofficial sequel that throws the spoiled Princess Mint into another game. Duo Princess makes Maya, Mint’s younger sister, a playable character. And poor […]

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Students keep the Gamecube alive with Blowind

By Spencer . September 25, 2007 . 11:43pm

Down in the depths of Tokyo Game Show, away from all the blaring speakers and Level 5’s line were a series of student made games. While most of them were for PC or the Xbox 360 (go XNA!) there was a single Gamecube title in the bunch, Blowind. On the surface it is a platformer, […]

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The GP2X returns with a touch screen

By Spencer . September 1, 2007 . 11:27am

The Linux based handheld is not ready to fade into obscurity. The F-200, a new version of the GP2X is set to come out later this year and it will allow you to play games with a touch screen. While there aren’t many commercial games for the GP2X, the homebrew community has been strongly supporting […]

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Sudoku remade for the NES

By Spencer . July 24, 2007 . 4:30pm

Many years after it has become a treasured memory people are still developing games for the Nintendo Entertainment System. Occasionally, homebrew games come out in gray cartridge shells, but Sudoku for the NES also has a rare gold cartridge edition. Only five of these were made and one of them will be auctioned off at […]

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Move over Mrs. Pac-Man, make room for Mr. Pac-Man

By Spencer . June 27, 2007 . 12:16pm

The title alone makes this rom hack worth mentioning, but there is more to Mr. Pac-Man besides a clever name. The repurposed release of Mrs. Pac-Man has new maps to check out and a new ghost. Granted it’s not nearly as lavish as Pac-Man: Championship Edition, but the NES never had widescreen support or HD […]

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