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Weirdness: Splatoon Has Been Impressively Recreated In Team Fortress 2

Splatoon Has Been Impressively Recreated In Team Fortress 2

Modding madness

Splatoon has been a critical and commercial success for Nintendo, and has introduced an entire generation of players to the concept of an online, team-based shooter. In fact, it has turned so many heads that even PC gamers - the chaps who live and breathe this kind of game - are paying tribute in their own unique way. A team of...

News: You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch Handheld

You Can Now Create Your Very Own Game & Watch Handheld

Soldering skills required

While some believe that Nintendo's domination of the handheld market started with the Game Boy, it was in fact the Game & Watch series which really kicked things off for the Japanese firm. The brainchild of Gunpei Yokoi - the same man who created the Game Boy - these simple LCD portables sold millions during the '80s...

News: Modder Makes Chrom Playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Modder Makes Chrom Playable in Super Smash Bros. Brawl

Just because...

We recall a character reveal for the latest Super Smash Bros. titles last year that caused some confusion, as a brief appearance of Chrom and a dodgy live feed made some - including this writer - mistake him for a 'new challenger'. He wasn't of course, but was rather just part of Robin's Final Smash move - one of the lead characters...

Video: Guess What, Super Mario Sunshine Looks Amazing Running At 60fps

Guess What, Super Mario Sunshine Looks Amazing Running At 60fps

GameCube classic is remastered by fans

We're so used to Super Mario games running in silky-smooth 60fps these days - it's hard to imagine playing Super Mario 3D World in anything less - but 2002 GameCube title Super Mario Sunshine has always been locked at 30fps - until now, that is. Industrious hackers have modded the game so it runs at 60fps via...

News: Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

Modder Shows How to Play the 3DS With a GameCube Controller

No need to smash up the system

One controller generally considered to go hand-in-hand with the Super Smash Bros. series is the GameCube pad, which many still use in the most recent home console releases. Of course, it'll be possible to continue that tradition with the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U, but it's not an option for the imminent...

News: Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Mario Kart 8 Hackers Show More Mods and an Unused 'Track'

Still no plans, as yet, to make methods public

In early July we reported on YouTube channel MrBean35000vr demonstrating that it had hacked a Wii U and Mario Kart 8, showing changes to text within the game, the console's menu and WaraWara Plaza. The hackers made a point in expressing their opposition to 'cheaters' and stated it was working towards...

News: Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8

Hacker Claims to Demonstrate an Exploit to Mod a Wii U System and Mario Kart 8

Utilises a browser-based workaround

The Wii and DS systems suffered from extensive hacking and unauthorised mods, which allowed people to create their own apps and, alternatively, download and use ROMS of games for free. The homebrew scene was one aspect, though accompanying piracy was a substantial problem that impacted software sales and has been...

Ninterview: Joe Heaton on The Joy of Game Boy Mods and Chiptune Music

Joe Heaton on The Joy of Game Boy Mods and Chiptune Music

"Over time it’s achieved an iconic status "

Nintendo's unrivalled history and cultural impact in gaming is manifested in various ways, and brings together fans and enthusiasts of many kinds. A number of us enthusiastically jump into the company's latest systems and games, while others find the most joy in collecting retro equivalents. There are...

News: A Tokyo-Based Business Will Get Your 3DS Running on a TV

A Tokyo-Based Business Will Get Your 3DS Running on a TV

Has had no problems or objections from Nintendo

The 3DS is an attractive little portable machine, and following on from its DS predecessors has further established the credentials of a small, dual-screen gaming system. For those that don't like to squint at their games there is the 3DS XL, but there's undeniably a desire for some to be able to...

News: Nintendo "Confident" in PC Box Anti-Piracy Case Following European Court of Justice Decision

Nintendo "Confident" in PC Box Anti-Piracy Case Following European Court of Justice Decision

It's complicated

Nintendo has been involved in a number of legal cases to shut down and cease the sale of products used for "modding" its consoles, with the resulting uses circumventing the official functionality of the hardware. A current ongoing case in Italy is with PC Box, with Nintendo pursuing a case due to the company marketing and selling...

News: 20 Years On, The Power Glove is Still Awesomely Bad

20 Years On, The Power Glove is Still Awesomely Bad

“I love the Power Glove. It’s so bad.”

When Lucas Barton uttered those immortal words in the 1989 movie The Wizard it made every single Nintendo fan on the face of the planet want one. The reality was a little less impressive, but thankfully modder Matt Mechtley is ensuring that this iconic peripheral isn’t forgotten; he’s tinkered around with it to add additional functionality, although..

News: Stupidly Cool Portable Famicom Mod Surfaces

Stupidly Cool Portable Famicom Mod Surfaces

Shame we don’t know how to use a soldering iron...

The stuff these crazy modders seem to dream up never fails to surprise us, and this latest endeavour is totally off the chart in terms of sheer genius. Modder ‘goteking’ has taken a business card holder shaped like a Famicom cartridge and skillfully inserted a media player with a Famicom emulator installed. The result? Portable pleasure and..