Grand Idea Studio

Game Console Hacking


The highly-anticipated follow-up to Hardware Hacking: Have Fun While Voiding Your Warranty, this book focuses on modifying and customizing video game consoles and accessories to do things they weren’t intended to do by the original creators.

  • Learn the basics of game console hacking and reverse engineering
  • Create and play your own games on your favorite systems
  • Featuring the Xbox, PlayStation 2, Game Boy Advance, GP32, NES, Atari 2600, Atari 5200, and Atari 7800

Joe Grand was the Technical Editor and primary author. His chapters include:

  • Introduction 2.0
  • Chapter 1: Tools of the Warranty Voiding Trade
  • Chapter 2: Case Modifications: Building an Atari 2600PC
  • Chapter 5: Nintendo Game Boy Advance
  • Chapter 6: Gamepark 32 (GP32)
  • Chapter 7: Nintendo NES
  • Appendix A: Electrical Engineering Basics

Special Foreword written by Ralph H. Baer, The Father of Video Games.

Paperback: 592 pages
Dimensions (in inches): 1.08 x 9.20 x 8.02
Table of Contents
Publisher: Syngress; (October 2004)
ISBN: 1-931836-31-0

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