Newest System Menu 3.4 Wii Update Kills Homebrew Again

Hey, Nintendo-what's going on here? After a good year or so looking the other way on Wii homebrew » 11/18/08 9:50am 11/18/08 9:50am (for the most part), now we've got two fairly serious in the last month? Word from the folks at is that the latest update, , is apparently a doozy when it comes to ruining the homebrew party. New features include USB…

Wii Homebrew Is Back Again, Now Supporting SDHC Cards

As predicted and expected, homebrew on the WIi is back thriving after being blocked by the most recent software update » 10/27/08 11:45am 10/27/08 11:45am from Nintendo. Brewers can go about getting their software back by installing a new version of the (which also adds SDHC support for cards larger than 2GB) on their updated Wiis. In addition, if you…

Zero-Cost Gadget Upgrades For the Next Great Depression

» 10/07/08 2:30pm 10/07/08 2:30pm

Hanging out at sites like Giz may have instilled in you an insatiable, pocket-emptying gadget habit. But now we're entering a new era-the old guys on the TV are saying that soon we may not even have pockets, let alone money for them. Don't panic though: You've probably got a wealth of gadgetry sitting… » 10/07/08 2:30pm 10/07/08 2:30pm

DVDX Homebrew Hack Brings Full Wii DVD Playback, Doesn't Require Modchip

All you need is the Homebrew Channel » 8/13/08 10:30am 8/13/08 10:30am to add your Wii to the hundreds-long list of devices in your house that can play DVDs. Previous DVD hacks , but now you can and install a DVD-capable version of mplayer without opening the hood. It should also play video files off of an SD card, although this is still…

Wii Pack Generator Builds Custom Wii Homebrew Installers Via Web

Acting as a one-stop repository for all things Wii homebrew, the Wii Pack Generator brought to you by the WiiBrew folks is a handy aggregator for all of the various homebrew apps scattered around the Web. Just click the checkboxes next to the software you want (including getting things started with the Homebrew Channel … » 7/28/08 9:20am 7/28/08 9:20am

Wii Homebrew Can Now Read Burned DVDs, Play PSP Games?

Couple of news tidbits from the shadowy Wii homebrew scene today. First is what is supposedly the first custom Wii firmware that its author, Waninkoko, claims will allow the Wii to read burned DVDs without any hardware modification. And from the "just for the hell of it" department is a separate announcement of a PSP… » 7/18/08 6:30pm 7/18/08 6:30pm

An Easy Guide to Wii Homebrew

The will she/won't she back and forth of the Wii Homebrew scene lately probably has a bunch of you, even if you're a veteran, confused. WiiHD has a good walkthrough teaching you how to get Homebrew onto your Wii, if only for the privilege of playing Quake and various other games. Piracy, on the other hand, isn't… » 6/24/08 6:20pm 6/24/08 6:20pm