Wii U Hacked To Run Wii Homebrew Channel

A new version of the popular Wii Homebrew Channel has been released for the Wii U, allowing it to install on both consoles. The Homebrew Channel allows Wii owners to play anything from emulated retro games to normally unsupported video file formats, as well as uniformly terrible homebrew games.

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GameSpy Getting Cut From Sniper Elite, Several Other Games

GameSpy, formerly one of the biggest PC multiplayer networks, is being removed from a group of older, but still very popular releases. GameSpy’s sale to mobile developer/publisher Glu was apparently followed by a marked increase in service rates for multiplayer servers. Many developers were left unable or unwilling to pay a premium for legacy multiplayer support on titles past their heyday.

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Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack Now Available (video)

If you have been patiently waiting for the arrival of the new Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack, you’ll be pleased to know that it is now available to download from the Xbox LIVE Marketplace and ready to play.

The new Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack contains three new maps: Wreckage, Harvest and Shatter, eight new achievements and a new game mode called Extraction. Watch the trailer after the jump to see it in action.

Halo 4 Crimson Map Pack

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Arduino Esplora Open Source Video Game Controller Board Launches

Arduino has today unveiled a new addition to their range of ready made boards with the unveiling of their new Arduino Esplora, which has been designed to provide developers with an open source customisable video game controller.

The Arduino Esplora is equipped with a Arduino-compatible processor with a light sensor, a temperature sensor, a 3-axis accelerometer, a joystick, a set of pushbuttons, a slider, an RGB LED, and a buzzer.

Arduino Esplora

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PS3 vs Wii U Darksiders II Side-by-side Comparison (video)

Gamers interested in the performance and graphic detailing of Nintendo’s new Wii U gaming console might be interested in this new comparison which shows Darksiders II running on both the PlayStation 3 and Wii U side-by-side.

Vigil Games announced that the Darksiders 2 game would take full advantage power of the Wii U matching the graphical power of Sony’s PS3 and Microsoft’s Xbox 360 console, Eurogamer thought they would but it to the test.

Darksiders II

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The Last of Us Release Date, Multiplayer Detail Teaser & Trailer Unveiled By Naughty Dog (video)

Naughty Dog has released a few teaser details about the multiplayer options within it new The Last of Us game which is officially launching exclusively on Sony’s PlayStation 3 on May 7th 2013.

Naughty Dog also revealed a brand new trailer for The Last of Us at the Spike Video Game Awards on Friday, which you can view after the break.

The Last of Us

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Valve Starts Adding Linux System Requirements For Steam Games

Over the weekend Valve has started rolling out new updated for its range of Steam games for Linux, adding references for the Linux system requirements to be able to play them.

Currently not every title is showing the listing, but a majority are including Steam’s own first-party titles, enabling you to known whether your Linux system has the power to run the title.

Steam For Linux

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Baldur’s Gate Enhanced Edition For iPad Out Now

After suffering a minor delay, the Enhanced Edition of Black Isle’s seminal classic Baldur’s Gate is finally hitting the App Store’s imaginary shelves. There is no dearth of RPGs playable on Apple’s devices, a significant amount of which look and play better than this very oldest of school one. But not many of them saved their genre back when they were released.

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