Monthly Archives: August 2008

Watch DVDs On Your Wii

You can’t really play a DVD on your Wii straight out of the box, but that doesn’t limit your Wii’s capabilities. The Wii has an optical drive that equals (or bests) that of a DVD player. In order to teach your Wii to read DVDs, you will need to hack it, however, but it doesn’t require any expensive peripherals. Of course, it is easier said than done, but if you are a computer whiz, than it shouldn’t be a problem. It all comes down to the infamous Homebrew Channel, so if you are interested and haven’t yet heard of this unique method of updating/hacking your Wii, then click here to visit the semi-easy tutorial on how to make your Wii learn to read DVDs. Personally, I ran into a few problems because some updates have been made to files/downloads/etc and are not discussed in the tutorial, but it shouldn’t be hard to figure out if your into the high-technical stuff. My Wii now plays DVDs, so that means I can get rid of my PS2 once and for all.

*It is not recommended to you hack your Wii in any way, as failure to follow exact procedures may result in permanent damage. The Homebrew hacks have not been known to cause problems to the Nintendo Wii, but keep in mind that the DVD/Twilight Hack is still “experimental”. Nintendobros does not assume responsibility for damage caused to your Wii due to hacking and related issues.
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WiiWare and VC Games Update

One WiiWare title and two Virtual Console titles were added to the Wii Shop Channel.

WiiWare™

  • Helix™

Virtual Console

  • Ys Book I & II (TurboGrafx16™)
  • Samurai Shodown 2 (NEOGEO™)

Check out the Wii Shop Channel for more info!

NBA Street – Mario, Luigi, & Peach!

This was a game that came out for the Gamecube version back in 2005. The CGN version of NBA Street V3 featured Mario, Luigi, and Peach as guest characters. Don’t know much about it, however, since I never got to play this game. Who else knew about this?

Nintendo Power Coverage – V.233

Props goes out to Nintendo Power for this latest magazine. With more reviews and info than usual, and the addition of 2 posters (3 if you count a poster-like advertisement), this is a must-buy for any NP reader. If you don’t subscribe, be sure to pick this one up at your nearest retailer!

Shake Your Booty:

“Old meets new in Wario Land: Shake It!, the amazing 2-D platformer powered by Wii motion controls.”

Date with Destiny:

“NP spends some time woth Time Hollow, a classic-style DS adventure with a temporal twist.”

Dead on Target:

“Get you first gruesome look at The House of the Dead: Overkill, Sega’s new Wii-exclusive zombie zapper.”

Reach for the Stars:

“A star is reborn with Kirby Super Star Ultra, a feature-heavy DS remake of the Super NES classic.”

The Big 15:

“In this preview special, NP presents the titles that will define Wii and DS gaming this fall and beyond.”

Other Interesting Bits of This Latest Issue

The Smash Service – Boring Replays?

If you have your very own copy of Super Smash Bros. Brawl and a decent internet connection, then you pretty much know what the SMASH SERVICE is. For those who don’t, the SMASH SERVICE is a little extra feature that was added to Brawl. If turned on, this service will allow you to download content submitted by others (limited to staged, replays, and gameplay screenshots) on a daily basis.

Well, I am here to talk about an specific niche in the Smash Service, the REPLAYS. Most (if not all) the Replays I have been getting through the S.S. (smash service) are either Target Practice or Home Run Contest records, which in my opinion, is pretty dull and boring. I like to send replays that include hilarious moments (either set-up or by mistake) and others featuring unexpected surprises. While I respect the fact that plenty of Smash Gamers are competitive, consider this: Nobody will know who achieved a lighting fast target practice score when when using the Smash Service. Its pointless and only pushes much more exciting random replays aside.

So remember this fellow Brawlers, if you want to show off your skills, you can always go to Youtube. There is a reason why it is called the SMASH SERVICE.

*To continue discussion further, you may go to the official Nboards. Otherwise, you can post your thoughts/comment here.

Mario Super Sluggers – Now Available

Believe it or not, some retailers have the much anticipated title, Mario Super Sluggers, on their shelves. The official release date for this game is August 25, 2008. Its not surprising that some stores are handing a few copies here and there before the actual launch date. If you see a friend with his own copy of Sluggers, you will most likely ask where he got it from. Sooner or later (and I presume sooner), you will go to that same retailer and get your hands on that particular game. Pretty spiffy promotion, don’t you think?

Now, if you’ll excuse me, I got some investigating to do at my nearest Gamestop…

WiiWare and VC Games Update

One WiiWare title and two Virtual Console titles were added to the Wii Shop Channel.

WiiWare™

  • Midnight Pool

Virtual Console

  • Megaman (NES™)
  • Neo Turf Masters (NEOGEO™)

Check out the Wii Shop Channel for more info!