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Report: Wii U dies if power cut during massive firmware update

We'll get this out of the way first: Do not unplug or turn off any console when it is performing a firmware update. Unplugging the Wii U during the day-one firmware update might brick the console for good, LA Times film and video game industry journalist Ben Fritz reports on Twitter. Fritz says he...

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Nintendo also offers free repairs for UK's 4.2-bricked Wiis

America wasn't the only nation visited by the specter of techno-death this past week when Wii System Update 4.2 was released upon the unsuspecting masses. A number of UK Wii owners have also complained the maligned patch has bricked their unmodified gaming hardware. Don't be sad, our overseas...

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Wii System Update 4.2 bricking unmodded consoles

We've received a ton of tips from readers reporting that the recently released Wii Menu Update 4.2 has killed their console. The patch was designed to remove homebrew applications from modded consoles, providing users with the following warning: "Because unauthorized modifications to save data or...

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Off-Broadway play inspired by adventure games

The off-Broadway (it's in Brooklyn) play, Adventure Quest, explores the conventions set by Sierra's adventure games back in the time of yore (that's something like 20 years ago). The story follows a hero who must meticulously collect items and push forward on his journey while playing by the...

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E308: WiiSpeak brings yet another power brick to the table?

When the WiiSpeak peripheral was unveiled for Animal Crossing: City Folk, we were happy to finally get voice chat on our Wii. But, a curious slide at the conclusion of Nintendo's E3 keynote showed the device has a very peculiar brick-like adapter that the USB end's cable plugs into. Now, we're...

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Bricked by firmware 2.40? SCEA will fix your PS3 for free

Some unfortunate readers had their systems bricked by firmware 2.40. A PR representative from SCEA has informed us that they will fix your PS3 system for free if you were one of the few unlucky enough to have a bricked system. How's that for customer service? "Our Consumer Services department is...

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Future R4 firmware to sabotage clones, brick DSes?

It's a funny twist that the R4DS, a product used mostly for pirating games, has found itself now battling it out with counterfeits carts that have infiltrated the market, but we assume that's just how Chinese flashcart companies roll. Seeking to eliminate its knock-off competition, Team R4 has...

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Today's most death-defying video: the PSP Unbricking

We told you yesterday about a magical battery that can actually bring a bricked PSP back from the dead. "Surely you jest," you replied, "that is a power wielded by God and maybe Ken Kutaragi." Well, friends, we now have video proof of such necromancy. After the break, take a look at the Pandora...

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Wii Warm Up: Technical difficulties redux

It's been a while since we asked, and while we hate to think of dead Wiis and broken nunchuks, we're sure there are a few out there. Some of them probably even belong to you guys. As much as it must hurt to discuss it, tell us your horror stories. We want to hear about your disc read errors and...

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Homebrew impostor will brick your system

One of the dangers of using homebrew is that there's always a chance that something bad will happen to your system, causing it to be completely useless, or "bricked." A user of the MaxConsole forums has discovered an impostor pretending to be Dark_Alex, one of the homebrew community's most prominent...

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