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Wiikey hacks Wii U to play games from USB drives

Wiikey hacks Wii U to play games from USB drives

Wiikey, the hackers who invented mod chips and soft mods for the Nintendo Wii and many other consoles, have developed a new hack for the Wii U that lets them play content and games from a custom USB drive. With the new hacking method, it looks like you won't need to do any hardware modifications to your system to hack it. All you need to do is connect the custom USB device, WiikeÜ, too your Wii U and you're good to go.

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WiiChuck makes Wii controller hacks non-destructive

WiiChuck makes Wii controller hacks non-destructive

We've seen some great hacks with the Wii controllers since the console first arrived, and things could get even easier if Todbot has his way.  He's launched the WiiChuck, a tiny plug-in board that slots into the plug of the Wii Nunchuck, and allows you to access all of the controller's connections - its 2-axis joystick, two buttons and 3-axis ±2g  accelerometer - without needing to cut any of the cables.

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Wiimote hacks: WoW control & self-balancing robot

Wiimote hacks: WoW control & self-balancing robot

It must be a week for Wiimote hacks, as there are two interesting implementations of Nintendo's wireless motion-sensitive controller on offer today.  First up comes a hack using DarwiinRemote, that allows you to play World of Warcraft using the Wiimote; then, there's a self-balancing robot made of LEGO NXT, that can be remotely controlled with it.

Video demos of both projects after the cut

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Nintendo confirms hacker claim for Wii U mod chip

Nintendo confirms hacker claim for Wii U mod chip

If you're a legacy fan of the original PlayStation, you know good and well that there's nothing quite like an internationally unlocked mod-chipped gaming console. That's what hackers have claimed to have developed in the way of the Wii U this week, and Nintendo has confirmed that they're on the case. While the system itself has not yet been seen or detected playing illegal copies of games, it would appear that Nintendo's ears are perked.

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Wii 2: What’ll it be? Roundup time!

Wii 2: What’ll it be? Roundup time!

It's been nearly five full years since Nintendo released the gaming system that busted a thousand television sets and set millions of hearts on fire with the desire to play video games with their arms instead of their thumbs. Now we're well on our way to a second iteration of this massively successful gaming system, and it's looking like it's going to be landing by June! And what'll it be? Certainly not glasses-free 3D, that's for sure.

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Use 4GB SD cards with Wii: more space & faster speeds

Use 4GB SD cards with Wii: more space & faster speeds

A moderate frustration about the Nintendo Wii is its stubborn refusal to recognize SD cards larger than 2GB in capacity.  Given that larger, 4GB cards often support higher transfer rates - and, obviously, offer more storage - the frugal-fiends at Cheap Ass Gamer have come up with a system to create 4GB SD cards that, by pretending to be under 2GB, fool the Wii into accepting them.

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Wii Balance Board navigation through Google’ Streetview

Wii Balance Board navigation through Google’ Streetview

We've already seen hacks of Nintendo's Wii Fit Balance Board - including 3D body control to fly through virtual environments - but if it's sidewalk pounding you're looking for then how about virtually walking through Google Maps?  In this homebrew hack, stepping alternately on the Balance Board platform walks you through Google Maps at whatever pace you move at.

Check out the video demo after the cut

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