WiiHD is a huge fan of online gaming, but not just any online gaming. Core gaming in genres like racing, fighting, and shooters. So now we want to do our part to help the core Clan community on Wii make themselves known and increase their membership. We will begin listing notable clans that actively engage in clan wars in games like Medal of Honor: Heroes 2. We will however keep the gates, so not just any clan listing will be accepted. A clan needs to demonstrate viability to be listed
WiiHD is now unveiling a gallery of user created videos from Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 (MoHH2), currently the best FPS on Wii, and the only one with online multiplayer. We'll be doing this for a number of similar games as they come out. If you want your video included, just hit the link above and use the submission form.
WiiHD is your one-stop shop for hardcore gaming on the Wii.
Hardcore gamers frequently belittle the Wii for its low-power CPU, small storage space and gimicky casual games. Nintendo didn't keep their promise to focus on both hardcore AND casual games, but they did design a control system that is truly next-gen. Rumors of similar controls for PS3 and the 360 tell that tale. Sure, you can accurately control a 3D game with dual analog. You can also communicate in binary, but why would you want to? The Wii Remote rivals the PC keyboard and mouse as a control mechanism for 3D worlds, and it leaves dual-analog as a relic of the past. It can change the way games are played. Hardcore gaming isn't just about distracting ADD patients with shiny gfx, it's about delivering a whole new way of playing.
The Wii's FPS controls have finally been perfected with the release of Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. In November of 2007, Medal of Honor: Heroes 2 brought the first taste of online FPS to the system, and the most customizable controls we've seen so far. Nintendo's focus may be elsewhere, but if you buy, the games will come. The most exciting game on the menu now is The Conduit, a new original IP from High Voltage that promises the whole package for the first time. The Wii has overtaken the xbox 360's 1 year lead and has the largest install base of any console. Talk of most of them being casual gamers is a misnomer—the new casual gamers mostly live in the same household as a hardcore gamers. If developers will finally stop phoning in Wii development and give us complete games, they'll see incredible returns.
This site will follow, document, review, compare and contrast the Wii's hardcore games with your help. There's good news on the horizon. Be a part of it at WiiHD. And leave your casual games at the door.
Eluan has been hard at work on Quake Wii, making a number of improvements. There's something of a changelog after the break, but the most interesting thing is that users are reporting much greater mod compatibility.
The new release has a big increase in mod compatibility (ive just noticed.) I have tested out [everything] from weapons to bots, and they work [beautifully].
(except for a quick reduction of framerate in a thick strip on the top of the screen using some mods, like bots.)
What does this mean? It means a massive library of quake mods could soon be yours for the asking. Hundreds and hundreds of maps and tweaks could turn Quake Wii into one of the longer-lasting games available on the system.
Excellent news. Discussion of networking elements is still taking place, and there are even dreams of Quake 2 and 3 dancing in developers' heads.
Update 1:A new Starter Kit has been uploaded (page 3) that fixes a few problems with the last one. The new Starter kit should work. Thanks to everyone who reported the problem.
Our glee from playing Quake on Wii has led us to document the experience of setup and installation of the Twilight Hack and Homebrew Channel. It isn't without it's risks, so before considering going Homebrew you should research the matter yourself. If you decide to go for it, hit WiiHD's brand-spankin-new Homebrew Guide and dive in. It includes a video guide for installation and a pre-made install file so all you have to do is unzip to straight to your SD card's root directory and follow the video. It also includes a few more details for people who like to do it all themselves.
Update December 10th, 2008. There's a new version of the twilight hack for the Wii Menu 3.4 update. You can download it here. You can still use it with WiiHD's Homebrew Starter Kit, you just need to replace the "private" directory in the root of the SD card with the new file. I'll probably upload an updated starter kit this week. Permalink
Update 1: I've installed and played through a couple of levels of the shareware version. Expect a homebrew guide in a couple of days as well as some more footage.
This isn't Quake on a PC with a Wiimote. This is Quake on your Wii. Thanks to 24c3, Team Twiizer and the Wii Homebrew community (most importantly tehskeen user eluan who took over the Gamecube project from Peter MacKay), the gamecube version of Quake has been updated to work in Wii Mode, with full wiimote and nunchuck support. Aiming has apparently been ironed out to make it a very nice experience, comparable to MP3C. Watch 8 minutes worth after the break.
It, and other Homebrew is available at Wiibrew.org. WiiHD encourages you to enjoy, but brew responsibly. If you don't own it, don't use it. In the case of Quake, the shareware version is available legally for your playing pleasure. Find out more about this evolving Quake project at the official thread on tehskeen.