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Video: Nintendo Wii WODE - WiFi Proof of Concept Demo

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245w ago - Last month we unveiled the Nintendo Wii WODE final design pictures and specifications alongside some Defcon1 demos, and today wodedev has made available (below) a WODE WiFi proof of concept demo video.

To quote from the video's caption: "Proof of Concept Demo, Wode playing Farcry ISO from a SAMBA share on a PC. PC and Wode are connected via a WiFi router."

Those interested can check it out below, and if you haven't seen it already the WODE Moon Trip demo video is further down.

It demonstrates the WODE playing multidisc GameCube games on the Nintendo Wii console. Enjoy!








 

Sony: PSP Minis WiFi Multiplayer and DLC to Come, Updates Set

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253w ago - Today Sony's Eric Lempel has clarified Justin Cooney of SCEA's statement from just before the weekend.

Cooney initially said that PSP Minis will drop WiFi Multiplayer, DLC and Software Update support.

However, speaking to Destructoid.com (linked above) Lempel reassured concerned users with the following statement, to quote:

"So you can patch Minis, but we won't have multiplayer functions in the beginning. Basically, to get these developers on board, and to make it easier to test and get it through the pipeline, we won't be allowing that functionality for the first stage of Minis.

It's something we will consider in the future, he added, referring to the posibility of game updates and multiplayer in future PSP Mini titles."
 

PSP Minis Drop WiFi Multiplayer, DLC & Software Update Support

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254w ago - Sony has revealed that PSP Minis won't support wireless multiplayer functionality, downloadable content or software updates.

SCEA senior account manager Justin Cooney said that the decisions had been made in a bid to "accelerate the approval process" of games for the company's handheld.

To quote: "When you look at it from a testing perspective, you have to do more QA. [Allowing those features] would defeat the purpose of having a dedicated service for smaller content. It increases the barriers," he told [Register or Login to view links].

Cooney noted that the QA process for PSP Minis takes around three to five days, compared to up to fourteen days for regular PSP games.

Announced at Gamescom, PSP Minis will be exclusive to the PlayStation Network and have a 100MB size limit. 15 titles will be made available at launch on October 1 in Europe / PAL territories and the US, coinciding with the release of the PSP Go.
 

PS3 External WiFi Antenna Mod to Boost Signal Strength & Range!

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286w ago - Today mx24 dropped us an e-mail to let us know of a new PS3 modification he has posted at Spanish Web site Elotrolado (linked above).

In summary, he has added a SMA connector to his Sony PlayStation 3 console and as a result he was able to increase the WiFi signal from 20% to 52%.. over a 25% jump!

Below is a picture of the finished PS3 External WiFi Antenna Mod, and also 'before' and 'after' pics of the Internet Connection screens.

To quote in part, roughly translated: Good, after several days of work and investigation, I have been able to replace one of the internal antennas wifi of ps3 (ANT0-WLAN) by 9 an external antenna of dbi, connected through connecting SMA, implanted in the back part of the console.

To comment that once with the materials in my power, and with the clear things on the way to act, this mod has not taken to me but of 30 minutes. Including the disassembling, implantation of the connector and final assembly of the machine.

We begin by the necessary materials:

1. a PS3 with board Wifi, that is to say, that our black has Wifi connection.

2. a Pigtail UFL to SMA female of 30 cm. (Between 10 and 15 Euros)

3. an antenna with male connection SMA; it has of all the powers, from 5 dbi to 50. (from 5 Euros)
 

Sony Partners with FON for Free PSP WiFi Access in Japan

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310w ago - Sony announced today that it has formed a partnership with the WiFi sharing network known as FON to allow PSP owners to freely access the internet across 44,000 FON hotspots in Japan.

In addition to free Internet access, users will be able to download PSP content such as game demos, XMB themes and wallpaper images through the service.

In celebration of the announcement, a theme for Square Enix's PSP brawler Dissidia: Final Fantasy will be available to all FON-connected users.

There's been no word on if Sony plans to extend the PSPxFON service over to the U.S. and Europe at a later date.
 
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