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Wii homebrew back in action

Updated Dec 19th, 2018 6:07PM EST

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Last week we told you about a recent update to the Nintendo Wii software that prevented users from enabling the homebrew channel on their consoles. Some people may have had an extreme reaction to the news, like the guy above, but we told you it would likely be a matter of mere days before hackers retaliated and found a way to get around Nintendo’s new patch. Low and behold, here we are on Monday and we’re back in business. The team behind homebrew reacted just as quickly as we all knew they would and counter-attacked Nintendo’s attack on their attacks. Whew. They’ve also thrown in an extra treat for would be homebrewers – SDHC support. Now all you can stuff even more games into your Wii without spending a single dime of your rent money. Sweet.


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