Nintendo Weekend Warrior - Sans E3 but still kickin'
If you're reading this, I'm sure you would be expecting Nintendo news spanning across E3. But since we're doing a QuickPeek feature on E3, we're gonna stick with the news outside the Electronic Entertainment Expo for now. Besides, there's still some non-E3 info that you might wanna catch up on, especially this week's lineup of great homebrew, so you can get those on this week's recap.
- http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...wth.png?564961The Wii has been pinned down for its lackluster graphics, especially when compared to the Xbox 360 and the PlayStation 3. Given their market, however, Satoru Iwata himself said that there is no reason to go make an HD Wii since there isn't a "significant reason" to do so. Link
- Black and red. These will be the new colors of the new Wii and DSi respectively, possibly stepping up the market interest for both platforms. The red DSi looks alright, but the black Wii certainly caught my attention. Link
- Did you know that Nintendo actually started development on a new handheld, but eventually scrapped it? President Satoru Iwata revealed this himself in an interview with CNBC. Link
- http://img.qj.net/uploads/articles_m...wth.png?248004 Paul Wagener released the latest update for his WiiEarth app, which allows users to see the world from a really high-flying bird's eyeview. This update now comes with widescreen support, which makes perfect sense if you're looking at the Earth from such a distance. Link
- An exploit was found in Super Smash Bros. Brawl earlier this week by comex, revealing a vulnerability in the stage builder code that can be used to run arbitrary homebrew code. There's no file release yet, but there is a video of the exploit in action. Link
- Alongside Carl Kennera, Wiibrew stalwart Tantric makes his usual appearance in the Wii homebrew section of the Weekend Warrior. This week, it's DOSBox Wii, a port of DOSBox for the Nintendo Wii using DSL Wii. Most DOS games are playable in this release but some still need a little bit of adjustment to the dosbox.conf file. Link
- A new update for MPlayer CE, a Wiibrew media player app based on MPlayerWii and GeeXboX, has been released today courtesy of the MPlayer CE team. The new update has fixed the USB Adaptor problem, improved cIOS and added a lot of small bug fixes. Link
- Tantric ain't done yet. This next one from the prolific Wiibrewer is an update for his Super Mario War Wii game. Wanna know what happens if Mario gets jumped on by another Mario? Here's a fun way to find out. Link
- Waninkoko won't let Tantric take the Wii homebrew spotlight this week as his releases a big one of his own, whipping out a new update for his Custom IOS Installer, a modified IOS that adds some new features not available in the official IOS of the Wii. Link
- Here's another big one - HBB, also known as the Homebrew Browser, got another update featuring a rather hefty changelog. Count on its developer teknecal to do a stand-up job, and count on the to take you to the article. Link
- It's not all about the Wii homebrew, even the DS got some great ones this week. One of them is DS MediaCenter, hillbilly's "small" project, which earned high praise for its functionality despite not being on top of its developer's prio list. Link
The homebrew sure held this Warrior up, although there are still some quality non-E3 news. For the E3 news, you can check back again with us for the special QuickPeek on our E3 coverage.
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