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Wii Warm Up: Do you miss cartridges?

Sure, discs are the complete end-all, be-all in a lot of ways. Games have gotten bigger since graduating from cartridges, and that's all well and fine. But there's just one thing we miss: the freedom to be completely unconcerned about how we treated our games. Don't worry -- most of the time, we're...

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Wii Warm Up: Imports

Recently, a technique was discovered to allow Wii owners to play import Gamecube games. However, a method of playing imported Wii games still eludes us, outside of buying a Wii from another region. We're sure someone will come up with something, but for right now, we're stuck in our own territory. ...

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Decrypted Blu-ray & HD-DVD movies on PS3, no disc necessary

This isn't so much a PlayStation 3 hack as it is a Linux operation. The process, as outlined by author "hacked2123," involves decoding and ripping movies from Blu-ray (or HD-DVD) discs onto a Linux-based PC, and then re-encoding the files into an unencrypted MPEG format that could be played on the...

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Wiimote prototypes

A recent scan from the Japanese magazine Nikkei Business shows a few of the very early prototype controllers for the Wii. The far left version is certainly closest to the final product, though perhaps more TV remote-like. The lower-right shows a Gamecube-like controller that doubles as a throwing...

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Wii Freeloader is en route

After a bunch of Perrin Kaplan flip-flopping and general mass hysteria, it turned out that the Wii would in fact be region-specific after all. Importing games that the world has deemed too insane for the American public is one of our greatest joys in this world, and lo, Nintendo cut us down without...

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A much better Wii Sports DVD case

Tired of that cardboard Wii Sports sleeve that came with your system? Want to jazz it up to match your other Wii game cases? Remember that Target Wii DVD for a penny? Tired of all these questions? If the answer to all of those is yes, then you've come to the right place. The Cover Project has...

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Let the DREs begin!

Kotaku has received a couple of emails from Wii owners reporting of already receiving DRE (disc-read error) messages. Some have even reported that their Wii has become bricked and won't even power on! What horror! Have any of you out there in Wii Fanboy land been the unfortunate recipient of a...

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Slot-loading a no-go on this Wii

One individual who was able to escape the long lines of fast-food-filled launch campers with his Wii, arrived home and found a short while later that the slot-loading mechanism inside of his unit had ceased to work. Does this mean that he can't play anything on his Wii? Yes, if it is a disc...

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Mesmerizing PSP disc tray mod shines light

Psyberjock from DCemu has put together an impressive looking modification for the UMD disc tray. Apparently, this transformation took 30 hours of work and quite possibly a post-graduate degree in mechanics: "I probably won't make a how-to. Considering the difficulty level of this mod, if you can't...

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RB6 Vegas demo on OXM disc

A playable demo for Rainbow Six: Vegas is packaged with the latest issue of OXM. Can an an appearance on Marketplace be far off? [Thanks Fernando]...

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