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We've heard a lot about piracy lately, from the seizure of modchips to GameCube games being sold under the Wii label, but one thing we haven't heard is what you think of the whole deal. Like most gamers, we're pretty firmly against pirated games, but modchips tend to send things into a gray area for...

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August 7, 2007 at 9:00AM
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The video game industry's war against enemy solders continues unabated, with 16 U.S. states recently becoming legal battlegrounds for federal customs agents working under the Immigration and Customs Enforcement group. According to the New York Times, more than 30 businesses and homes were raided i...

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After a tour of the country last year, Indian President Abdul Kalam described the Philippines as a "smiling republic." Wherever he went, Kalam was met with smiling faces. Well, you'd be grinning too if you saw how cheap their games are. Thanks to the black market, popular Nintendo Wii titles are pr...

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If you've been curious about fixing your Wii to dabble with homebrew or play titles from other regions, but don't trust your abilities enough to mess with the console's innards, there might be a solution in the works for you. WiiNewz forum member Takrin recently posted photos of his hardware project...

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In keeping up with the times, Nintendo Europe has published a public service announcement informing its faithful readers about the dangers of modification microchips, known on the street as mod chips. Mothers, lock up your daughters, this could get serious. As explained by the article, mod chips can...

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And we're not being sarcastic at all. Apparently, when the Wii was introduced into the market in Shanghai, it retailed for a price of 3,000 Yuan, which comes to about $388 USD (we could be wrong, apparently there are different types of Yuan over there). Shortly after that, the consoles started show...

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Even though there's no love lost between Sony and Nintendo fanboys, the two ancient rivals may soon have one thing in common: an ongoing battle with their respective deities over modding their precious consoles for homebrew. PSP owners are well aware of the epic back-and-forth struggle between hac...

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We were a little afeared for the burgeoning Wii modchip community with the revelation that the current crop of Wii modchips wouldn't work on the newer Wii systems running the D2B Panasonic chipset, but have no fear, TeamCyclops has already cleared that hurdle with a new version of its CycloWiz chi...

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This 1st generation of Wii modchips was humming along so smoothly, but it looks like a recent Nintendo manufacturing modification has rained on their parade for the time being. While the chips do work fine in early Wiis, and that DVD upgradability should keep 'em humming for some time to come, the W...

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Everybody's favorite far-reaching, possibly free speech-infringing law, the DMCA, is being put to use again for busting down on Divineo, a seller of mod-chips. Sony has slapped them with a $9 million lawsuit for selling the chips, along with HDLoader, which allows a PS2 to rip games and store them t...

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Jason Jones, the upstanding proprietor of one ACME Game Store, thought he was experiencing just another day in the booming, illegally modded Xbox retail market (and not the coyote-pandering dynamite and rocket shoes market, as you may have incorrectly anticipated). Little did he know that his latest...

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So much for the hacker code of ethics regarding that fabled firmware hack. Modchip maker TeamXecuter says they (or someone else)  will release what those landlubbers in the Netherlands won't: We have made some progress with a new read/patch/write app and no doubt you will all be plugging i...

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The curious minds behind that DVD firmware hack are giving interviews. Xboxic had a  chit chat with hacker Robinsod and posted a helpful summary of what they learned: The hack is completely unfit to be applied to a modchip. Anyone selling a modchip based on this is a scammer. Trying to...

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