That little angular white box has gathered some dust on my entertainment center, but for some reason I’m thinking a mod like this would act like a strong spray of Pledge. Lifehacker recently posted a guide called How to Back Up and Play Your Wii Games from an External Hard Drive. It’s one thing to want to play A Boy and His Blob, but it’s so much work to take whatever disc was in the Wii, find its case, find the new game box, open that case, get mad because some other game is in there, find the right game in a stack of “to file” discs on the table, and put the new game in the Wii. What is this, 1865? Much easier to just locate it on the hard drive, something PC gamers, iPhone owners, and PSN/XBLA folk are quite used to. And damn is that game browser sexy (and skinnable)!
I’m still a bit hesitant to hack my Wii, seeing as how some users have had trouble in the past, but a day of geeking out and a lifetime of disc-free gaming is so very tempting.