2014-01-08 11_46_39-30c3_ Reverse engineering the Wii U Gamepad - YouTube

The Wii U GamePad is an interesting piece of technology that holds a lot of potential and possibilities. With such an interesting and unique piece of technology, it was only a matter of time before hackers started to explore what the controller could do. Not too long ago at the Chaos Communication Congress conference, hackers demonstrated their ability to stream PC games to the Wii U GamePad. Hit the jump for more details, and for a video that illustrates this feature in action.

At around the 48-minute mark of the video, the GameCube version of Wind Waker is shown running on the GamePad via the Dolphin emulator, and it’s pretty neat! It should be noted that this streaming technology is only in the alpha stages, so there are bugs, hiccups, and crashes present. For an alpha though, the streaming seems to be working reasonably well, and this opens up a ton of possibilities for the future. Video streaming from a PC to the GamePad is a very real possibility, and who knows, maybe even Steam support will be present in the future.

What do you think of this hack? What possibilities do you think it could open up for the Wii U GamePad in the future? Let us know in the comments!

Source: NeoGAF, YouTube
Via: Nintendo Everything
  • Steven Lain

    It makes sense in a way, it’s like flash carts. We can get them to run games on actual Nintendo hardware (3ds etc). So I can see how with a little more tweaking we can get the games we all love to play on the gamepad since it’s actual Nintendo hardware.

  • Giovanni Mann

    ..sooo…..its the return of homebrew emulators. YES! I CAN PLAY MY GBA GAMES COMFORTABLY AGAIN! ON A HANDHELD SCREEN!…..or I could get an r4 card…hmm….

  • justinpr1234

    The Homebrew age is coming back, or should i say HomebrU…