LG is a name best known for their TVs, smartphones, and other consumer electronics, but now the company has a machine that will make beer in your home. It’s like a Keurig, but for beer. Now we have your attention.
Jordan “Smealum” Rabet and a team of fellow hackers have finally relased the first exploit that allows homebrew applications to run on any Nintendo 3DS model. Called Ninjhax, the software takes advantage of a previously obscure 3DS game called Cubic Ninja, causing demand for the poorly received game to skyrocket.
Thanks to a number of exploits, the Nintendo DS had a healthy homebrew scene. But the exploits also led to one of the most convenient forms of video game piracy: flash cartridges, or flash carts. Thankfully, homebrew fans could be in for a treat, because hacker Smealum is working on a homebrew channel for the Nintendo 3DS using an exploit that isn’t enough to play pirated 3DS games.
The Nintendo DS has many puzzle and platforming games, but I bet not many DS owners expected this nice surprise. A small group of fans are working on Aperture Science, an adaptation of Valve’s hit game Portal for the Nintendo DS.
Demakes are one of the ways that creative gamers to express their nostalgia for the games they grew up with. Though I must say, I never expected I’d see a demake of the already ancient Super Mario Bros.
Back in 2010, Ed Fries – former Vice-President of Game Publishing in Microsoft and one of the co-creators of the Xbox – created a “demake” of Halo for the Atari 2600 called Halo 2600 (Fries also talked about how the project came about on the linked page).
Electronics and electricity geek Grenadier aspires to someday be a radiologist. But instead of waiting to use a proper X-Ray machine at a hospital or doctor’s office, he decided to build his own at home.
In this day and age, most people get motivated to do things only because of instant gratification. Feeling lonely? Get a puppy. Feeling dissatisfied? Go on a shopping spree. Feeling sad? Go get drunk.
Maybe it’s become our culture because so many things out there just scream “instant.”
Here’s betting this won’t be around for long, with Nintendo’s itchy cease-and-desist finger, but for now, the homebrew Super Smash Bros Rumble game for the DS exists, and it’s definitely worth checking out.
All jokes about the mighty fist of Nintendo aside, SSB Rumble has been around for over a year, and while this latest version is labeled Demo 0.7, there’s a lot to explore in the download.
If you play any sort of video games at all, you’re probably intimately familiar with character death. We’re desensitized to it; touch the bad thing, fall off the cliff, fail the jump, and down goes your character.
Zombie Desert has everything you (and by you, I mean I) want in a game: zombies, violence, deserts, and the 1950s. Oh, wait, is that a tiny shotgun? I’ve died and gone to homebrew heaven.
The design is simple, dark, pixelated, maybe even perfect for a run-and-gun zombie game.
Piracy has been a rampant problem with the Nintendo DS, particularly since the simpler slot-1 flash carts became a factor. With the new DSi, Nintendo has been hoping to combat the problem. Enter the iPlayer: a flash cart dedicated to turning the DSi into a media machine.
Puzzle Quest is almost universally recognized as an addictive phenomenon, the kind of game that sinks its claws into your face and doesn’t let go until your fingers start threatening to fall the hell off. But there’s really not much to the visuals, and that seems to be part of the motivation behind a recent homebrew takeoff… that was written for the NES.
If you happen to enjoy fiddling around with Google Maps and other similar tools, you might be interested in the homebrew app WiiEarth. Just as with Google Earth, you can zoom around the world, checking out various locations, but now you can do it all while sprawled out on the sofa (and without a hot laptop perched on your lap).
Look familiar? Almost, but this is not The Legend of Zelda you grew up with! The Legend of Zelda: The Shards of Light is a homebrew remake for the DS that seeks to expand and improve on one of the greatest games of all time, the original adventure of Link.