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Wii Warm Up: Your thoughts on piracy

We've heard a lot about piracy lately, from the seizure of modchips to GameCube games being sold under the Wii label, but one thing we haven't heard is what you think of the whole deal. Like most gamers, we're pretty firmly against pirated games, but modchips tend to send things into a gray area for...

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Federal modchip raid spans 16 US states

The video game industry's war against enemy solders continues unabated, with 16 U.S. states recently becoming legal battlegrounds for federal customs agents working under the Immigration and Customs Enforcement group. According to the New York Times, more than 30 businesses and homes were raided...

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Pirates rule the Philippine seas

After a tour of the country last year, Indian President Abdul Kalam described the Philippines as a "smiling republic." Wherever he went, Kalam was met with smiling faces. Well, you'd be grinning too if you saw how cheap their games are. Thanks to the black market, popular Nintendo Wii titles are...

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Solderless Wii modchips on the way?

If you've been curious about fixing your Wii to dabble with homebrew or play titles from other regions, but don't trust your abilities enough to mess with the console's innards, there might be a solution in the works for you. WiiNewz forum member Takrin recently posted photos of his hardware project...

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Nintendo Europe: say no to mod chips

In keeping up with the times, Nintendo Europe has published a public service announcement informing its faithful readers about the dangers of modification microchips, known on the street as mod chips. Mothers, lock up your daughters, this could get serious. As explained by the article, mod chips can...

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Wii piracy in China is serious business

And we're not being sarcastic at all. Apparently, when the Wii was introduced into the market in Shanghai, it retailed for a price of 3,000 Yuan, which comes to about $388 USD (we could be wrong, apparently there are different types of Yuan over there). Shortly after that, the consoles started...

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Xbox modder becomes a fugitive, one-armed man stays out of it

Jason Jones, the upstanding proprietor of one ACME Game Store, thought he was experiencing just another day in the booming, illegally modded Xbox retail market (and not the coyote-pandering dynamite and rocket shoes market, as you may have incorrectly anticipated). Little did he know that his latest...

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Firmware hack sets sail?

So much for the hacker code of ethics regarding that fabled firmware hack. Modchip maker TeamXecuter says they (or someone else)  will release what those landlubbers in the Netherlands won't: We have made some progress with a new read/patch/write app and no doubt you will all be plugging...

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360 firmware hackers speak

The curious minds behind that DVD firmware hack are giving interviews. Xboxic had a  chit chat with hacker Robinsod and posted a helpful summary of what they learned: The hack is completely unfit to be applied to a modchip. Anyone selling a modchip based on this is a scammer. Trying to...

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