virtual console

  • Hack tus Consolas Virtuales

    This video shows the hacking of the virtual console to pop in homebrew and emulated games. Not completely amazing but a good show of progress on the Wii hacking front. Read More

  • Wii Virtual Console to get Sega Master System games

    Remember turning on your Sega Master System? It’d go, “Booo-wip, Saaaay-gaaaah!” Ah, those were the days. A simpler time with games like Outrun, Astro Warrior, Shinobi, Alex Kidd, and Great Baseball. Oh how I long to be eight years old at my friend Jimmy’s house watching him beat Enduro Racer. Good times, except for the time he told his mom to shut up and she washed… Read More

  • Nintendo: No online virtual console, but voice chat may be in the works

    Reggie Fils-Aime works in mysterious ways. An online virtual console seems like a slam dunk and easy to implement (low bandwidth, drives sales, no extra hardware needed, lots of fun), but the big man at Nintendo of America doesn’t anticipate it being implemented. Voice chat, however, which is a mixed blessing at best, he wants to jump on. All that’s left, it seems, is… Read More

  • Wii Hacked to Play Homebrew Games

    Thanks to a newly-found flaw in the Flash Player that’s used on the Wii’s Internet Channel, hackers have finagled a way to allow regular people like you and me play homebrew games on the little white console. Aside from original homebrew titles that could be made available, the entire catalog of NES games could probably be made available as one downloadable package pretty… Read More

  • Arcade-style Wii Controller

    With this new peripheral from Hoki you can finally play your classic Virtual Console games in all of their retro glory. As usual the U.S. is going to be last on the list for this one, but it can be imported from Japan for around $53. A State-side release has been confirmed however it is unknown as to when that will happen. Hori fighting stick Wii [IGN] Read More

  • Trouble in Wii World? Virtual Console Sales Slowing

    So this might be a bit of a stretch, but the highly respected Wired pontificates that sales on Nintendo’s Virtual Console aren’t as good as they should be. Some 3.3 million games have been sold on the VC since its launch, which is actually up from 1.5 million back in January. The problem, Virginia, is that sales haven’t grown fast enough. With the Wii still damn near… Read More

  • NiGHTS Sequel Planned For Nintendo Wii

    That’s it. Consider me sold. If you want to hit a really soft, puppyesque spot in my heart, go for the Sega Saturn. Word is that one of the best platformers of all time will be getting a sequel for the Nintendo Wii. Sonic Team has confirmed with Nintendo and SEGA that they are working on a new NiGHTS game that will feature the Wiimote for controls and everyone’s favorite… Read More

  • Four Versions Of Super Mario Bros. Compared


    Top-left, clockwise: NES, Generation NEX System, FC Twin System, Wii (VC) The guys over at Ars Technica must have some free time. Seems Ben Kuchera took time out of his day to hook up an NES, two NES clones, and a Wii (Virtual Console) and tested the original Super Mario Bros. game for quality. Sure enough, like all good fanboys would, the Wii was chosen as the best looking console. Gee… Read More