Well-crafted 'Metroid' is sure to please fans

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346w ago - Hardcore gamers were beginning to wonder if Nintendo had forgotten them

Hardcore gamers were starting to wonder if Nintendo had forgotten about them. The company likes to crow about the smash success of its DS and Wii machines – and about how its expanded the gaming audience to include people like your grandma.

"Metroid Prime 3: Corruption" is proof positive that Nintendo still loves those that stood by them during the leaner GameCube years. This is an extremely well-crafted rollercoaster ride featuring one of the most beloved figures in Nintendo's mascot menagerie, bounty hunter Samus Aran.

In this first-person perspective game, sci-fi heroine Samus must take on an array of space pirates, alien nasties, and ultimately her shadow, the evil Dark Samus. Samus comes packing – she's equipped with a giant multi-purpose cannon attached to her left arm.

Over the course of the game, players will accumulate an arsenal of weapon power-ups like ice missiles, grapple lassos and the deadly screw attack. Samus' suit transforms into a perfect sphere called a Morph Ball at the press of a button, allowing her to roll through tight corridors and slip through narrow openings.

The "Corruption" subtitle comes from Samus' ability to utilize dark matter (called Phazon) to temporarily...
 

Wiikey firmware 1.9b update confirmed working with clones

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346w ago - pacotesan has uploaded a video to Youtube which shows that the Wiikey firmware update leak works fine with clones. So all that talk of clones not being compatible with potential firmware updates seems like a false claim.

He writes: The clones and EVEN THE DUMPED one that you can flash to an ATMEL chip, updates fine with the leaked 1.9B update from the wiikey team... so, future updates should also work fine.




 

Nintendo dominates in console war

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346w ago - Nintendo's Wii continues to dominate the Japanese console market, according to latest sales figures.

Nintendo sold nearly a quarter of a million machines during August, whilst Sony sold just over 80,000 PlayStation 3s and Microsoft just 11,000 Xbox 360s.

The sales figures, released by Japanese game magazine publisher Enterbrain, confirm a trend seen in other markets.
 

How to keep your Wii from overheating!

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347w ago - If you're paranoid about your Wii overheating due to the use of the WiiConnect24 feature, then SICKmods claim they the solution for you. Their 1 wire mod will keep the wii fan on at ALL times provided WiiConnect24 is enabled. More details at the link above- cheers!
 

Wiikey update 1.9b leaked!

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347w ago - A leaked version of the wiikey firmware update is available on several websites. While the leaked firmware is indeed working and has all of the announced features, it has not yet been fully tested and does not come with the configuration and recovery discs. A full version will be available from wiikey.cn very soon.

Download: Wiikey v1.9b

So what's new?

- audiofix fixed o_0
- dual layer support (no bitsetting required)
- improved media support (all supported chipsets)
- full Gamecube regionfree (no-swap/video setup)
- various smaller improvements/fixes
- workaround for FW 3.0 gameid limitation
(existing wkb 1.2 discs will boot again)
- on the fly settings for gc games (by holding buttons)
- toggle audiofix, diskspeed, force NTSC/PAL
 











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