Tuesday, April 22, 2008

NES casemod

This awesome NES casemod manages to squeeze a fully-functional Nintendo 8-bit console into the body of one of the system’s own game cartridges.

SNES9X 1.43 WiiMote Edition 0.1.1a - Snes Emulator for Nintendo Wii

RobertFC has released an unnoficial version of the Snes Emulator for the Wii With Wiimote Support
Version 0.1.1a [20080419]
+[Robert] (www.friendcodes.com)
- Added wiimote support. Classic controller, multiple controllers, and remapping will come later.
Download and Give Feedback and Compatability Reports Via Comments

For users of Engadget theres been a ton of releases today for the Wii Homebrew Scene

Heres whats been released along with the posted item;

New Snes emu with Classic Controller Support
New Genesis /Sega CD Emu for Wii
New Master System /Game Gear Emu for Wii
New PC Engine Emu for Wii
Rin Gameboy Channel for Wii
Emuloader for Wii
Wii Paint

All at Wii News (DCEmu Wii Site) - http://wii-news.dcemu.co.uk/

Nintendo Wii gets SNES Emulator

RobertFC has recently rolled out an unnoficial version of the SNES Emulator for the Wii, complete with Wiimote support that many people will certainly appreciate. Support for the classic controller, multiple controllers and remapping will be made available at a later period of time. Guess it is time to start waving those Wiimotes around - I wonder whether Super Mario Kart will be as fun as Mario Kart Wii with the Wiimote?

From Ubergizmo.com

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Utah leads series, 1-0
Game 1 - Sat. Uta 93, Hou 82

Game 2 - Mon. @ Houston 8:30PM TNT
Game 3 - Thu. @ Utah 9:30PM TNT
Game 4 - Apr. 26 @ Utah 9:30PM ESPN
Game 5 * Apr. 29 @ Houston TBD
Game 6 * May 2 @ Utah TBD
Game 7 * May 4 @ Houston TBD
* = If necessary | Home games in bold


TrackMania Nations Forever is now available as a free download!
TrackMania Nations Forever offers a new complete "Forever" version of the Stadium environment, a complete solo mode and 65 brand new, progressively difficult tracks...

An Engineer's Guide to Cats

Monday, April 07, 2008

Charlton Heston Has Passed

Charlton Heston--the Oscar winner best known to SF fans for starring in the original Planet of the Apes, Soylent Green and The Omega Man--has died, the Associated Press reported. He was 84.

Heston died April 5 at his home in Beverly Hills, Calif., with his wife, Lydia, at his side, family spokesman Bill Powers told the AP. He declined to comment on the cause of death or provide further details.

Heston revealed in 2002 that he had symptoms consistent with Alzheimer's disease.

The actor, a Medal of Freedom winner who was also known for championing conservative causes, lent his strong presence to some of the most acclaimed and successful films of the last century. Ben-Hur, in which he played the title role, won 11 Academy Awards. Heston's other hits included The Ten Commandments and Earthquake.

Planet of the Apes, released in 1968, marked his first science fiction role and was a huge hit. He had a cameo role in Tim Burton's 2001 remake of the film.

1971's The Omega Man was the second major feature-film version of Richard Matheson's post-apocalyptic novel I Am Legend; Heston played the role of Robert Neville, the last survivor of a viral epidemic that wiped out humanity.

Soylent Green, released in 1973, starred Heston as a homicide detective in a dystopian future New York ravaged by environmental disasters. It was notable for marking the final performance of Edward G. Robinson and for Heston's final line, "Soylent Green is people!", which became a catch phrase.

In his later years, Heston appeared in several smaller SF and genre movies.

Williams Joins Whedon's Dollhouse

Olivia Williams (X-Men: The Last Stand) has been added to the cast of Fox's highly anticipated Dollhouse, from Buffy the Vampire Slayer creator Joss Whedon, Variety reported.

Williams will play the beautiful but ruthless woman in charge of the venue where drones are programmed to perform various missions in the real world. Eliza Dushku stars as Echo, one of the "dolls" who starts to become self-aware.