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Upgrading to component cables makes games noticeably sharper; just make sure you hop into your Wii's settings menu to enable 480p output.
Protip: If your TV is too hip for component cables, search out the Wii2HDMI dongle.
Protip: Now that Nintendo has shuttered its multiplayer servers, Homebrew servers are the only way to play Wii games online.
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The faithful may believe that the Wii U will pull through (after all, to play in the meantime.
Look backward, friends: The Nintendo Wii still has some life in it.
With little more than an SD card, the internet and some moxie, the old system can do, well, almost anything.
The homebrew community has created USB loaders, classic game emulators, cheat engines, DVD players and even Wii-specific Linux distributions.
They're compatible with the Wii U, too, should you ever want to upgrade.Setting it up is easy, too: The same Letter Bomb trick that unlocked the Wii in 2011 still works today.After that, it's as simple as loading a few apps onto a SD card and calling up the Homebrew Channel. Check out an application called Homebrew Browser (not to be confused with the aforementioned channel) -- it serves as a makeshift marketplace for the console, maintaining a downloadable list of popular games, apps and emulators.We've reached out to Nintendo for a comment on the issue and will update you as we receive more information. Forecasts are falling; profits are down; and Nintendo's new console just can't bottle the lightning its predecessor left behind.