Modding Store

Posted in Nintendo-Scene,thoughthead by Michael Pica on the August 18th, 2007

There’s no post this week, so many projects that are filling my time. I’ve been doing a lot of behind the scenes stuff over on Nintendo-Scene. There is quite a lot of news happening on that front as well. A new Wii Dashboard that threw some curve-balls at modchips, the homebrew chips got Dual Layer Disc support and one of the smaller homebrew teams released a DVD player for Wii.

One of the project I’m working on is I’m considering opening up a Modding Store. I wont be selling modchips or anything like that but I’d like to sell DIY kits, tools, supplies and maybe even swag and other stuff related to console modding. I’d be happy to hear your ideas on the kinds of things you’d like to see.

I’m not looking to make a ton of money just enough to cover server costs and fund a few projects a year.

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The Legality of Modding…

Posted in Moding,Nintendo-Scene,The Industry,Xbox-Scene by Michael Pica on the August 2nd, 2007

…and how everyone is a criminal according to the DMCA.

We interrupt this weeks regularly scheduled discussion to take a moment and reflect on the recent events in the modding community. Read this article on Xbox-Scene.

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Interview with a modchip maker

Posted in Moding,Nintendo-Scene,thoughthead,Wii by Michael Pica on the July 23rd, 2007

I did an interview with a member of the WiiJii modchip team for nintendo-scene recently. I think it’s worth reading. I know as the person giving the interview I asked questions I was genuinely interested in knowing the answers to and to be perfectly honest almost every answer he gave surprised me on some level. It certainly gave me a different perspective on the motivations behind some of the people who make this products as well as changing my opinions of the specific product their team makes.

I’m quite interested in doing more interviews like this so if anyone knows anyone in any modchip teams or even just in the game industry, I’d be interested in getting in touch with them.

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