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Ocarina – Action Replay for Wii?

Phew! Talk about slacking! I’ve been so busy messing around with Homebrew Apps, that I can’t help but say I’m a little dissapointed at myself for letting Nintendobros go unnattended for quite a while. Needless to say, if someone is interested in becoming a Nintendobros contributor, post your request either here or in the forums. We really need someone to cover for us in our hours of need!

But back to news, Homebrew is now running a totally fair cheating application for Wii that allows hacking of certain games like Mario Kart Wii and Smash Bros Brawl. Although it is still a hacking app (meaning it could brick your Wii if you have no idea what you are doing), it adds even more replayability on those popular (and unpopular) games. Brawl, for instance, has been a blast to hack. I’ll be posting some videos that I made using the Ocarina App on Brawl, that is, if I get my Cardbus Tuner sometime this weekend. If interested in hacking your Wii (not recommended for those who aren’t tech-savvy), just go to wiibrew.com

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.

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