Articles about homebrew

Motorstorm Arctic Edge pulled from PlayStation Store to stop Vita hack
Sony doesn’t take too kindly whenever it comes to users hacking their consoles to run unlicensed software, and the Vita is no exception. Well, Sony has been quick to respond to an exploit that has been recently discovered for the console. Apparently with the aid of Motorstorm Arctic Edge combined with the Vita Half Byte Loader, users can have a “limited PSP homebrew experience” on the portable console. Needless to […]

PlayStation Vita runs Sega Genesis games
While the PlayStation launched with a bevy of games that should keep gamers entertained for months, it looks like those games aren’t the only ones they’ll be stuck with. A developer managed to get a Sega Genesis emulator running on the console – via the PlayStation Vita’s own PSP emulator (the Sega Genesis emulator was originally made for the PSP). Despite being an emulator running within an emulator, the demonstration […]

Xbox 360 claimed to be permanently hacked
Great news for folks who are keen on using the Microsoft Xbox 360 for homebrew purposes. Last week, some hackers announced that they’ve been able to bypass the Xbox 360 security system to inject and execute their own code. The hackers even released a video clip on YouTube demonstrating the hack in action. And what makes this attack different from previous ones is that it is supposedly unblockable by future […]

Kinect SDK used to create Twitter client
The Official Kinect SDK was only released yesterday and it looks like folks have already started getting busy with it. James Pfaff, an intern at Microsoft came up with a simple Twitter client for the Kinect. He used hand gestures to select the characters, and voice commands to add spaces, confirm and delete characters. Judging by the video demonstration it doesn’t look like the fastest or most efficient way to […]

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Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii in the works
Some folks just can’t get enough of Super Mario, the world’s most lovable and recognizable plumber. While some people just end up playing the same old games again, in anticipation of the next one, others decide to take things into their own hands. Like the group behind “Newer Super Mario Bros. Wii”. A bunch of dedicated fans, modders, developers, and homebrew gamers are working on a successor to the original […]

Tupperware Turret fires an Airsoft pistol
Who would’ve thought that a Tupperware could be turned into something so fearsome? A hobbyist named Chris from PyroElectro recently modified a Tupperware container with a PIC microcontroller, servo, IR receiver, and a sawed-off Airsoft pistol to create a fearsome Tupperware Turret Airsoft Gun. And from the video demonstration, it looks pretty intimidating, if not for the fact that it uses an infrared remote control hampers the weapon (you need […]

PlayStation 3 version 3.6 firmware jailbroken
Sony’s latest firmware update for the PlayStation 3 was said to close holes that hackers have been using to jailbreak the system, but it looks like they didn’t do a good enough job. A hacker who goes by the name of ThatBoringHacker recently posted a video on YouTube showing him running homebrew software on the latest version of the PlayStation 3 firmware. Apparently he had managed to hack the device […]

Play NES games on your Windows Phone 7 device
A developer has managed to port a Nintendo Entertainment System (NES) emulator over to the Windows Phone 7 operating system. Called SharpNES, the homebrew app only took a couple of hours to bring to the platform, but still requires more work to be optimized for the system. In a video demo released by the developer, Matt Bettcher, besides some graphical glitches and the noticeable slowdown, it works pretty well and […]

CycloDS iEvolution can access Nintendo DSi camera and SD slot
Team Cyclops‘ upcoming offering, the CycloDS iEvolution will be the first of its kind yet again, this time around being able to access the Nintendo DSi’s camera and SD memory card slot – something its competitors are unable to do at the moment. While the DSi’s countermeasures that Nintendo put in place were circumvented some time back, that happens only when the DSi was in ‘DSL’ mode, so new features […]

ChevronWP7 Jailbreak Gets Pulled for Official Solution from Microsoft
Developers who have created the ChevronWP7 jailbreak solution for Windows Phone 7 had gone on to voluntarily pull the jailbreaking utility. The hackers said that they were reached out by Microsoft’s Brandon Watson, who says that the company will work with them in ensuring that official homebrew apps can be loaded onto Windows Phone 7 handsets that would otherwise not appear on the Windows Phone Marketplace app store. Removing ChevronWP7, […]

DSONEi Set To Trouble Nintendo
Nintendo always had this thing against piracy (more so than other video game developers), but they should know by now that pirates will always be around due to some developing (and poorer) countries that want to enjoy what Nintendo has to offer, although the astronomical price of original software in those countries (after conversion from US dollars) has driven folk to search for alternative, non-legal options. The latest scourge to […]