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Over the last day or so, a message has gradually disseminated through North America's Wii systems, alerting users to a new Wii Menu update (we personally received it at around 1AM EST). Wii Menu 4.3 doesn't add any neat features to the user experience; rather, it seems focused entirely on taking fea...

June 22nd 2010 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Click to check out our video walkthrough! At his GDC 2009 keynote, Nintendo president Satoru Iwata will announce, Apple-style, that a Wii Shop Channel update will be available to all. We ran over to the Wii and began the agonizing update process to discover -- an "SD Card Menu" ...? Yes, it would s...

March 25th 2009 at 12:40pm 0 Comments
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When dealing with new and apparently minor Wii updates, we always consider Nintendo's struggle against the homebrew community to be as futile as Arnold Schwarzenegger's barrage of attacks on the T-1000. The aggressive application of shotgun shells, grenades and liquid nitrogen tanks can do naught bu...

November 18th 2008 at 11:10am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Nintendo_updates_Wii_to_3_4_changes_ToS_and_save_files'; Nintendo is at it again, unleashing yet another Wii Menu Update which puts us at 3.4, as our glowing Wii just informed us. Aside from augmenting the Nintendo User Agreement, the new system update w...

November 17th 2008 at 11:40pm 0 Comments

Yesterday's jaw-droppingly comprehensive Wii Menu hack, which enables cross-region Wii, Gamecube, and downloadable games, as well as various display and UI tweaks, was unavailable to the public when the video (encore presentation above!) was released. But today creator Crediar has released the files...

August 6th 2008 at 3:37pm 0 Comments

Homebrewer Crediar has recorded a video of a truly epic series of Wii Menu hacks that pretty much bust the system open. All kinds of hacks are on display, both cosmetic and substantial.Most notably, Crediar has opened up the system not just to discs from every region, but channels (which suggests Vi...

August 5th 2008 at 2:40pm 0 Comments
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It's about time. Less that five days after Nintendo released the Twilight Hack killer known as Wii menu update 3.3, the folks at HackMii have released their previously tested workaround, giving new life to the homebrew community. We can only assume the next menu update that tries to thwart the hack...

June 21st 2008 at 11:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo's going to have to devise more minor Mii Channel upgrades, because they'll have more homebrew-killing attempts to barely camouflage. Almost immediately after the new Wii Menu 3.3 software went up and killed the Twilight Hack, coders at the HackMii blog figured out what the new code was: sur...

June 19th 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Nintendo_kills_Twilight_Hack_with_Wii_Menu_Update_3_3'; We've got some good news and some bad news. Let's start with the bad news: Nintendo's latest Wii menu update (3.3) effectively plugs up the Twilight Princess hole that served to foster a homebrew com...

June 16th 2008 at 10:50pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Nintendo_kills_Twilight_Hack_with_Wii_Menu_Update_3_3'; Well folks, looks like the party has come to an end. All of you enjoying your free Tetris are up the proverbial creek sans paddle. Your Wii should be glowing blue as you read this right now.The late...

June 16th 2008 at 10:25pm 0 Comments
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We know that most of you are probably too busy to bother with a Wii Menu update that you suspect adds very little in the way of functionality. We just wanted to take a moment to tell you that your suspicions are entirely correct: That little blue glow promises only version 3.2, a Disc Channel chang...

February 26th 2008 at 1:25pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo's Takashi Aoyama took the stage this morning in front of an enormous crowd to talk about the development of the Wii Menu interface, and the concurrent development of the system's features. The major news at this presentation is branding and confirmation of some pay content online (includin...

February 22nd 2008 at 3:30pm 0 Comments