220w ago - WODE (Wii Optical Drive Emulator) has been announced, an exciting evolution of the Wii modchip.
WODE will include a Flatmod type mainboard that attaches (solderless) to the Wii drive cable similar to other available chips.
It also comes with it's own vertical stand that harnesses a slave board with built-in LCD, USB, and SD slot. The SD card is used to house the powerful Linux-based WODE software.
• Play Wii & GC game ISOs direct from USB Mass Storage devices @8X read speed (HDD and FLASH drive)
• Complete Solder free install solution
• Easy to use GUI - LCD & Joystick - NO homebrew software required (no any update of console SO can block this device )
• Region hack, Update blocker, Autoboot.
• Passthrough with FLAT-MOD mode built-in, play your DVD-R Wii & GC backups and Imports @3X read speed
• Powerful ARM9 MCU
• Totally Flexible Linux Kernel
• USB hub support for multiple USB devices connection
• Great File System support - use existing WBFS formatted media or 'drag and drop' ISOs to existing USB devices
220w ago - Today SCEE has announced PSN hit Wipeout HD will see a Blu-ray release for the PlayStation 3 console.
The release will include the original game, as well as the recently released Fury expansion, all for £19.99 and released on October 16, 2009.
To quote: It comes as it was rumored this morning a Dutch PS3 site had the game listed for retail for €24.99 on the same date.
Press Release: Announcing WipEout¬®HD Fury on Blu-ray Disc
Get the complete WipEout HD experience for PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™) on one Blu-ray Disc with all extra downloadable content included
London, 14th September: Insane speeds, breathtaking graphics, online racing and a pumping dance soundtrack - that's the best-selling PlayStation¬®Network game WipEout HD for PLAYSTATION¬®3 (PS3™).
Now, the complete anti-gravity racing experience is being released on a single Blu-ray Disc that will combine not just the original WipEout HD title - a stunning High Definition reworking of the greatest tracks from the iconic franchise - but also the Fury expansion pack.
The resulting package will give racers 14 reversible racetracks to race solo, against friends or against eight players online, 12 teams to choose from, a huge arsenal of...
221w ago - With the Final Fantasy XIII release date for PlayStation 3 now confirmed for Japan, the announcement of a tie-in beverage from Suntory was apparently next on their agenda.
Final Fantasy XIII "Elixir" will come in 16 collectible cans, each with a different character on it.
It will be available sometime this winter, either in single cans (of Lemon or Aloe-flavored Elixir), in packages with collectible figurines, or in a collector's box with all 16 cans.
To quote: "A Suntory representative took the stage at the Premiere Party event today and revealed that, as an effort to increase its recovery capabilities, the drink is being powered up with three times the amount of caffein and royal jelly of normal products.
Additionally, each can contains a full day's supply of Vitamin B1 and B6.
A total of 16 cans will be offered, showing off various characters from the FFXIII game. The cans will be purchasable individually, bundled with special character figures, and in a limited set containing all the cans. As with the Dissidia drink, Suntory will offer two flavors: lemon and aloe."
221w ago - Mythic Entertainment, an Electronic Arts Inc. studio, and The Black Library, a division of Games Workshop, have announced Forged by Chaos, an original novel based on the critically acclaimed Massively Multi-player Role-Playing Game (MMORPG), Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning.
The third in a series of Warhammer Online: Age of Reckoning novels, Forged by Chaos will be available in all major bookstores and on the Black Library website in the Autumn of 2009.
Press Release: Forged by Chaos, by noted Black Library author C.L. Werner, provides an epic and gripping account of Destruction's incursion into the infinitely massive and decidedly deadly Bastion Stair in search of the legendary Spear of Myrmidia.
As the armies of Destruction continue their war upon the civilized lands, the Raven Host of Chaos is poised to march upon the Empire of Man in an unstoppable tide. To ensure victory against the Emperor's Order of the Griffon, an elite party of Chaos warriors is tasked with the quest to find the Spear of Myrmidia and fully unleash the power of the Winds of Chaos.
To work such awesome magic, the marauder Kormak must dare venture into the Bastion Stair, portal to the Realm of Khorne, and defy the Blood God's wrath. However, the warriors of the Raven Host are not the only...
222w ago - IGN has made available an off-screen Uncharted 2: Among Thieves PlayStation 3 Gameplay video from PAX 2009 this weekend.
Titled 'Nathan vs. Train,' the action includes a train crossing the jungle in an intense firefight. The video's caption simply reads: "Watch Drake fight his way through the most dangerous train in the world."
In related news, Examiner.com reports that Naughty Dog and Sony have announced that on September 29, 2009 the Uncharted 2 public demo will be available.
To quote: "If you didn't preorder the game at GameStop and missed out on the closed beta from a while back, don't be discouraged, Naughty Dog and Sony are going to give you shot at the end of the month.
That's right; starting on September 29th, there will be an open multiplayer demo available to all. What kind of content the demo will offer isn't known, yet. It will be different from the closed beta from June, though. If it'll be different from the GameStop beta isn't known."