Tag: gaming

Stuff a Fully-Functional Nintendo Wii Into an Altoids Tin

Before we even get started, be warned: this project is time-consuming, nerve-wracking, and ultimately unnecessary... but boy is it cool! Firstly, it should be noted that this is NOT an emulator. This is a fully-functioning Nintendo Wii circuit board that was cut down and modified to fit into a mint tin. A modder by the name of Shank took it upon himself to make the smallest working Wii. It was over a year in the making, and by his own admission it was one of the more frustrating projects he'd ever worked on. He even named it the Kill Mii. Luckily, he shared the entire…

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September 9, 1999: Sega Dreamcast Released

Today in 1999, Sega's short-lived-but-much-beloved video game console, the Dreamcast, was released in North America. It was released as the first in the 6th generation of gaming consoles. Unfortunately, sporadic support by Sega and hype for Sony's PlayStation 2 and Microsoft's X-Box led to the Dreamcast's early demise. Many agree this is due to the multitude of "ahead of its time" features, such as online play, downloadable content, and in-game voice chat (all of which are standard today). The Sega Dreamcast will forever be remembered as a gaming innovation, despite a lack of popular success.

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