Rumor: Nintendo to Announce New Wii Codenamed HiFi at E3

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201w ago - According to French site Gameblog.fr (linked above), Nintendo is planning to announce the previously rumored Wii 2 which is codenamed Wii HiFi at E3 2010 next week.

To quote from the site, roughly translated: "But beware, according to our information from developers, the 3DS should not be the only machine unveiled by Nintendo.

It is becoming increasingly clear that the manufacturer would conclude his lecture by unveiling its next home console, named Wii is currently code HiFi!

We learn in the aftermath the next home console from Big N would be calibrated for release in November 2011.

• It would have a power similar to that of an Xbox 360
• It should not be called "Wii 2", but Wii HiFi (in any case the code name leaked)
• It would be very oriented online
• One of the main features is the community
• It would be released in November 2011"
 

Hermes Updates uLoader to 5.0 for the Nintendo Wii!

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211w ago - Every once and awhile we post the milestone updates to uLoader, and today Hermes has updated uLoader for the Nintendo Wii console to version 5.0.

Download: uLoader v5.0 for Nintendo Wii / cIOS Installer (Port 1)

From the ReadMe file, v5.0 Changes:

• Improved cheats support allowing files with 4 chars ID for WiiWare and other things

• WDM file support (put it in folder sd:/ codes or usb:/ codes). You can use 3, 4 or 6 chars for the ID

• Added self-selection using 4 chars on the covers id for Wiiware and removed WiiWare title display when adding a PNG file as icon

Version 5.0 'Good Bye' (needs cIOS 222-223 v4 (from 3.0) at least. New v5.0 versions (IOS 37,38, 57 y 60 no merged). Use the cIOS installer included.

It support NAND emulation for saves, DLC, Wiiware/VC and others news things.

Thanks to ookheldaroo by uLoader icon

1) Copy "apps" folder to your SD

2) Launch cIOS 222 Installer aplicaction. Remenber you it is a different version to use with uLoader. You have the possibility to install cIOS 202 (homebrew), cIOS 222 (uloader) and cIOS 223 (uLoader...
 

Video: Super Mario Galaxy 2 Nintendo Wii Trailer is Released

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211w ago - Earlier today we saw a fresh Metroid: Other M video, and now Nintendo has made available a new Super Mario Galaxy 2 Wii trailer.

The video comes courtesy of cortjezter via YouTube, and is meant to coincide with a recent play session at Nintendo's office, which reveals footage of the new Rock Mario power-up, a "Light Yoshi" power-up, and some new levels.

Gameplay will be similar to the first Super Mario Galaxy, with a focus on platforming based on and around 3D planets with varying sizes and landscapes. The protagonist Mario will be able to ride the bipedal dinosaur Yoshi, who can use his tongue to swing across gaps, as well as eat different fruits that give him different powers, such as speed boosts, the ability to inflate like a balloon, or reveal secret paths.

While the player retains the ability to collect Star Bits with the blue Star Pointer from the first game, the Star Pointer is replaced by a red dot when riding Yoshi, which allows the player to aim and control his tongue. This can be used for swinging off objects, pulling levers or, like in previous games, swallowing enemies and spitting them out.

Old mechanics will be returning from Super Mario Galaxy, such...
 

Video: Metroid: Other M Nintendo Wii Gameplay Trailer Arrives

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211w ago - Today Nintendo has updated the Metroid.com Web site with a brand new trailer video featuring gameplay from the upcoming Wii game Metroid: Other M.

The video can be seen below courtesy of nintendolife via YouTube, with only a few months to go until the game is released in the US (this summer) followed by Europe later in the year.

The game takes place between Super Metroid and Metroid Fusion. Other M opens with a cinematic showing the final battle with Mother Brain at the conclusion of Super Metroid.

After escaping the exploding Planet Zebes, Samus awakens on a Galactic Federation ship. After leaving, she receives a distress call from a dormant "Bottle Ship", which is floating a short distance away from a Federation vessel.

Upon stepping into the ship, Samus encounters a group of GF soldiers, led by Anthony Higgs, who fought alongside her before she left the GF military. She also meets Adam Malkovich, who used to be her commanding officer when she was in the Federation Army.

Something happened that caused Samus to leave the army, causing Adam to be standoffish and guarded, calling Samus an "outsider" and ordering his team not to reveal any details of their mission to her.

However, after defeating a large, purple...
 

Video: Community Custom Firmware (CCFW) Minor Wii Demo!

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222w ago - Here is the first minor demo video of our Community Custom Firmware (CCFW) for the Nintendo Wii console.

Theme is taken from DVBisOk and also he hase made some new layout hacks. For this demo I just have changed the text of the buttons in the settings menu. But I want to do some more like delating the system update and online update function.

Changing the FW branding. Mainly to time its not possible in case of a unknown Lz7 format for the Wii "wwwlib-rvl.lz7" file. This is the Wii libs and im pretty sure the version will be stored in there.

But anyway maybe its possible to hack the .js and .html files to swap a self-made image or hardcoded version and id branding on the same place.

Uhmm yea, it is called community because I do not really have a source code or something else. Instead of that I just put the best things from the community and compile it to one great installable CFW.

I'm sure there are more plz out what can do the job much better then me. But in a special case it seems that no one want it to do. So... I will do.

Also if it is possible I want to add priiloader as a fixed part of the CCFW so that you simply install a bunch of wads and your save. In case that you allready have bootmii as boot2 installed you then have 2 reall great backdoors...
 







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