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Wii Homebrew is now a reality: Why aren't we talking about this?
Wii hombrew games and software will soon be a reality, as demonstrated here. That means that Johnny Lee's head-tracking demonstration will spawn some real Wii games without requiring response to his appeal to official developers (not that I would mind some HD PC software games). WHY AREN'T WE TALKING ABOUT THIS?!
Though he is doing the demonstration with an illegal/gray-area* hacked copy of Lego Star Wars Complete Saga which requires a legal modification**, it is very likely that we will see signed sofware for the channels and SD cards that will not require any form of drive modification... at the very most, you may need to borrow another drive to use once to install a signed license for a Wii Homebrew Channel. It is being demonstrated in the early stages, and we should see 100% legal discs as soon as they figure out how to format it for intro, icon, execution, etc (no "gray area").
Though I am 100% sure that this is "for realz yo," I can only wonder when they will release it.
*he's in Germany and I don't know their laws.
**it can be done with a parallel/serial port cable built with components from Radio Shack and no additional hardware, so it can't be made illegal. Even Datel sells one.