Man Hacks Nintendo GameCube Controller for Use on the Wii – Video

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Everyone has a few old GameCube controllers laying around. Rather than throwing out the cash one of those Classic Controllers for your Wii in order to play some of that retro content, why not give this hack a try instead?

It allows you to convert ancient Cube controllers into Wii-ready peripherals. The hack does require the purchase of a PIC18F4520 microcontroller, though. Which may just offset the price of the hack in the first price. Still, the video is intriguing at least.


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/au Posted on November 30, 2008 at 2:08 am (PST)
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TrueMotion 3D Allows Truer Motion Control Than Wii – Video

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Nintendo and their Wiimote may have opened the floodgates for motion-sensitive gaming, but a company called Sixense might have leapfrogged the field with their system called TrueMotion 3D. The tech doesn’t rely solely on an accelerometer like most devices, it uses a magnetic field to track both of your hand’s positions in 3D space. Kind of cool.

The refresh rate is an amazing ten milliseconds and they boast accuracy up to a millimeter. Developers, including Activision and EA, have begun to show interest. If you need more convincing, check out the tech demo below:


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/7kd Posted on November 26, 2008 at 1:50 am (PST)
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Wiimote Replica Projects Nintendo-themed Images

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Anticipating not being able to find a Wii for your loved one this holiday season? Then appease them with a tiny Wiimote that projects an image from Super Mario Kart when its button is pushed. The 2.25-inch replica is imported from Japan and projects one of six different Mario Mart images. They are available here for $6. And no, your loved one will never forgive you if you get them this in lieu of an actual Wii.

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Short Link - http://ngurl.me/86 Posted on November 22, 2008 at 5:26 am (PST)
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Target Black Friday Ad Leaked – Many Deals to be Had

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The ad featuring Target’s Black Friday specials has leaked and there are certainly deals to be had. They are offering a 750GB USB 2.0 drive from WD for $88.88, AND AN 8GB iPod Nano with a $15 gift card for just $145. They are also offering a Nintendo DS with a copy of New Super Mario Bros. for Just $150.

There are other deals as well, get to your local Target on Friday to see what is up.


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/3xb Posted on November 16, 2008 at 4:26 am (PST)
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Nintendo Releases Wii Speak Microphone Peripheral Tuesday – Impossible to Resell

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The Nintendo Wii Speak peripheral releases Tuesday and it’s already causing controversy. The unit allows you to communicate to other Wii users online via a built-in microphone. The unit seems like a good fit for the video game console, however there is a problem. The peripheral demands you input a 16 character code the first time you use it. This is a one time use code, which cannot be replaced if lost. This means the unit can never be sold, never be given away and never be used on another Wii console other than than the one it was purchased on. Nintendo has long maintained animosity towards the used gaming market but some feel this is going too far.


Short Link - http://ngurl.me/6sm Posted on November 15, 2008 at 3:32 am (PST)
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