In this episode of ModChat we are joined by kiwidog, an experienced reverse engineer and homebrew/modding software developer, who helps give us some more insight on a few of the topics we cover! We express our thoughts over the NES Classic being discontinued by Nintendo, vulnerabilities teased by qwertyoruiop on the PS4 going up to firmware 4.55, and a Microsoft Edge browser vulnerability confirmed to be working on Xbox One!
Since our previous episode we have a whole new console to play around with: the Nintendo Switch! While many have been busy playing the new Zelda quite a few 3DS, Wii U and even iOS devs have picked up the console and started to rip it apart. A hidden internet browser was found in the OS which led to us seeing some of the first vulnerabilities leftover in the system! We're also seeing some crazy development in the emulation scene, with two mentioned here being RPCS3 (PS3) and Cemu (Wii U). More and more games are playable on RPCS3 while we're also seeing games run in native 4K on Cemu!
With recent developments in the modding scene we've been seeing a nice mix of old and new this past month! Coming off last month in which we discussed rumblings of a homebrew version of the original Xbox Live being worked on it seems fitting that we now have the Sega Saturn online utilizing VoIP, being a nice improvement over what has already been out there! Among a few of the PS4 rumors going around we plan to talk a bit about the upcoming save editors coming out, as well as some rumors of development up to firmware 4.50 so far! News of a new system has been floating around as well with a prototype of the RetroBlox showing up at a recent expo, this one being quite an important emulation based console as it is the first one out there to handle CD based games!
ModChat+ is the spin-off series we occasionally do in conjunction with ModChat in which we talk about whatever we want to... Except modding. This has always been more of a "bonus content" podcast which we do here and there. We have designed ModChat+ to be a series in which people who want to hear more about the hosts personal interests and ramblings can listen to, however if you're only here for ModChat then you're still guaranteed to have that on a monthly basis!
This also ranks as the first live episode we've ever done of ModChat+ since all the other episodes were created when the series was in a pre-recorded format.
In this episode of ModChat we plan to talk about the rumblings of a homebrew revival of the original Xbox Live which is planned to work for original Xbox games on the Xbox AND Xbox 360, the recent discovery of the NES Classic being modded, and new exploits announced and released for the 3DS such as SoundHax and SigHax! The latter of which has been stated to be the end of the 3DS with it being something that Nintendo will not be able to fix. Crazy stuff, man!
For this episode we decided to finish off 2016 with a big viewer discussion! We're joined by our special guest, Jonny Guns, to talk about PS4/Xbox One modding statuses, tackling the RetroPie with an infinite variation of projects, and discussing a few fanboy topics such as Apple vs. Microsoft! We hope you enjoy this episode and return for more in 2017
In this episode of ModChat we're joined by Chris aka PixelButts as we all discuss several new developments including the Brazilian Hack for the Wii U, the ease of installing Arm9LoaderHax for the 3DS, backup PS3 games being loaded onto official firmware, and several breakthroughs in the PS4 scene in terms of jailbreaks!
In this episode of ModChat we're joined with a special guest, Adam Koralik, to talk about modding and retro gaming goodness! We touch up on a bit of everything including flashcarts, game collecting, retro modifications, patches and more!
In this episode of ModChat one of the things we look into is the recent release of emulators on the Xbox One console. This includes the HTML5 in browser version of NESBOX as well as Win64e10! HENkaku also received many updates to it on the Vita, in addition to us seeing releases such as Vitamin and other projects like fan undubs of games being released. Although it is a bit of a tangent, we also discuss VR headsets coming out and our experiences with virtual reality overall in today's gaming generation.
In this episode of ModChat - WE'RE LIVE!!!! At least we were live, if you're reading this then that means you're viewing and listening to the completed livestream. We attempted to finally take ModChat live and ended up knocking out two things with that - Livestreaming and facecams! As we have said in multiple episodes: We want your feedback and do take the time out to read and listen to it all, we're just a tad bit slow at implementing. Many people have wanted livestreams but perhaps the most requested addition has been facecams.
Unless there is an overwhelming objection to the decision being made, this will most likely be the new format of the show in which we do a livestream of it on YouTube. That livestream will consist of topics we already have but we will also be dedicating a portion of each episode to answering questions in the chat section.
Some of the topics we discuss in this one include: Cobra Blackfin for Vita, HENkaku for Vita (and perhaps PS4), Xbox 360 drive flashing, and much more!
Of course we're always looking for improvements and constructive criticisms, so if you all have any ideas or topics you would like us to tackle please let us know!