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Nintendo Wii Backup Disc v1.31 Leaked!

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300w ago - Release group SYNDiCATE has made available Nintendo Wii Backup Disc v1.31 today. According to the included NFO file: "This is the originally correctly signed version of Nintendo's Backup disc, which was left in a console after repairs." Unpacked, the image's size weighs in at 600 MB (629,145,600 bytes) and the release name is Wii_Backup_Disc_v1.31_USA_READNFO_WII-SYNDiCATE.

Download: Wii Backup Disc v1.31 / Wii Backup Disc v1.31 [Mirror] / Wii Backup Disc v1.31 [Mirror]

To quote from WiiBrew (linked above): The "Wii Backup Disc" is a service disc apparently used inside Official Nintendo Repair shops to transfer personal data like savegames and console settings between Wiis as part of a repair.

It's not entirely clear what it does; something it does *not* do -- even though it appears it might -- is allow VC games to be transferred between consoles. Instead, the user is told to redownload the games from the Wii Store (for free).

Note: "Change WiiId" is mostly useless. WiiId is only used as your "Wii Number" that you give to your friends so they can send you Wii Mail. When you pick it, it assigns you a new random ID.
 

Tretton: Gamers Coming back to us, People are Choosing the PS3

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302w ago - The President and CEO of Sony Computer Entertainment of America (SCEA), Jack Tretton, has told the Financial Times that he has no qualms about Sony meeting their corporate goals and selling every PS3 they manufacture.

Tretton was also asked whether the consoles stands now after a shaky first years. "Gamers are coming back to us, we are selling a higher percentage of games such as Madden NFL and Grand Theft Auto, because people are choosing the PS3 [over the Xbox].

Sales are up over 100 per cent and we are tracking well ahead of what we expected." Tretton replied.

To quote: Where do you stand right now in the console wars after a somewhat shaky first year?

Gamers are coming back to us, we are selling a higher percentage of games such as Madden NFL and Grand Theft Auto, because people are choosing the PS3 [over the Xbox].

Sales are up over 100 per cent and we are tracking well ahead of what we expected. We are having success in multiple markets and, coming up to the second anniversary of the PS3, we are right where we wanted to be.
 

Developers Starting to Back PlayStation 3

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303w ago - It's just something that I have noticed occurring behind the scenes over the last year that I think is worthy of bringing up, as it indicates a growing faith in the PlayStation 3 console from developers and publishers across the globe. It does not mean that the Xbox 360 is any less important, just that the PS3 is definitely starting to get equal-footing on multi-format games.

Go back six months and more, almost every game that was multi-format was given to journalists on Xbox 360. Code came in for Xbox 360 debuggers (the devices on which we play unfinished games), promo copies were for the Xbox 360 and almost always games were demoed to us on Microsoft's console when out at junkets across the world. It's just the way it was.

Obviously being a multi-format publication, we actively chased PS3 versions of these games but they were rarely forthcoming, and if they did make it in, it could be months later. I sit alongside both the editor of Australian 360 Magazine and Official PlayStation Australia and often see the frustration as the latter continually hassled for code that was already sitting on the former's desk in the opposing format.

So why did this happen? It is my belief that the Xbox 360 code during this period was simply more reliable. When you're giving media access to your game,...
 

Mercenaries 2 Total Payback Update Hits PSN & XBLM in October

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303w ago - Pandemic have announced that they will release the "Total Payback" update for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames on October 13th for Xbox Live and on October 20th for the PlayStation Network.

This update will allow players to create even more chaos in the streets and hills of Venezuela, offering: cheats, SIX new playable characters, cross-region Co-Op multiplayer SUPPORT.

Pandemic have also announced that they will Pandemic will release the first Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Downloadable Content (DLC) in November.

Press Release: Mercenaries 2: World in Flames Payback Update Announced

The update hits Xbox Live on October 13 and the PlayStation Network on October 20.

Pandemic Studios will release the "Total Payback" update for Mercenaries 2: World in Flames on October 13th for Xbox Live and on October 20th for the PlayStation Network. This update will allow players to create even more chaos in the streets and hills of Venezuela, offering:

• Cheats - Unlock the total-payback power of all weapons, vehicles and airstrikes in Mercenaries 2, as well as everyone's favorite: Infinite Ammo and Infinite Health
• SIX New playable characters - From Blanco to Fiona, Ewan, Eva and more
• Cross-region Co-Op multiplayer SUPPORT - Tear through Venezuela...
 

Nintendo Wii Backup Launcher v0.2 Released and Source Code!

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303w ago - Today ciper of GBATemp (linked above) has shared Wii Backup Launcher v0.2, an unofficial binary build of WiiGator's recently released source code with changes.

Download: Nintendo Wii Backup Launcher v0.2 / Nintendo Wii Backup Launcher SRC

From the ReadMe:

Purpose: Launch Wii DVD backups. This is a source code only release. You need to compile it using devkitpro (PPC + ARM).

Author: WiiGator

Compiling Order:

Run "make" to compile:
1. extractpartition
2. dip_module
3. copy dip_module/bin/dip_module.elf to cios_installer/data/dip_module.elf
4. cios_installer
5. backuplauncher

Create DVD: To create DVDs you need extractpartition. Don't call this patching. It only decrypts the DVD. Patching is done within backuplauncher.

1. Run extractpartition
2. Burn output file to DVD-R (raw iso)

Installing:

1. cios_installer - if you get an error message like "-1017" then you need first to uninstall IOS249.
2. dvdx, choose IOS249
3. backuplauncher cios_installer will install a custom IOS v6 which is same as Waninkokos cIOS v5. You don't need...
 
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