Tag: Wii

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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November 19, 2006: Nintendo Launches The Wii

Today in 2006, Nintendo officially released their Wii gaming console. Meant to compete with Sony's PlayStation 3 and Microsoft's X-Box 360, the Wii eventually went on to surpass both and become the clear-cut winner of the seventh-generation console war. The Wii aimed to appeal to a wider demographic of consumers than just gamers. Advertisements and sneak-peeks leading up to its release saw not just young boys, but entire families playing Wii together. The Wii, however, was not just for the casual player. Original titles like No More Heroes and a redesigned Resident Evil 4 joined entries in Nintendo's mainstay series' such as Mario Kart, Legend…

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