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Thrustmaster's new classic controller lacks wires, point

Readers with good memories probably remember our annoyance at having a dangling remote and wire sitting on our lap when using the Wii's classic controller. So you'd probably think we're psyched about Thrustmaster's recently-announced wireless classic controller. But we're not. For one, Nyko's...

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Fire Emblem Wii TV ad focuses on Classic Controller

One of Famitsu's criticisms of Fire Emblem: Dawn Goddess, which is released in Japan this Thursday, is that the game makes no particular use of the Wii's Remote. This could have been a GameCube release. But it's not, and yet there remains a perfectly adequate way to play Fire Emblem: get a Classic...

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DIY Nintendo Wii Classic Controller clip holds your Wiimote (so you don't have to)

Tired of waiting for Nintendo to produce a solution, Chris Williams, a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, made his own clip to attach a Wii remote to the Classic Controller, handily solving one of our Wii annoyances. All it took was three hours of labor and some high-tech equipment to make...

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Wii to get original downloadable titles, 'Game Channel' possible

Remarks made by Hudson Entertainment director of marketing John Lee, during an interview with Game Informer, have sparked rumor that a 'Game Channel,' dealing in original downloadable titles, could be headed to Wii. Lee didn't make any specific implications, but did cleverly acknowledge that...

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Wii puzzler drops GCN controller support

Mercury Meltdown Revolution, the only Wii title so far to hint at its former nickname, has dropped support for the GameCube controller as previously planned; however, using the classic controller is still just fine and dandy. Ed Bradley, studio manager for MMR developer Ignition Entertainment, told...

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Classic Controller cable where it was meant to be: On top

The Wii hacks keep rolling out. This simple Classic Controller hack fixes it so that the cable comes out of the gamepad the right way. Instead of dribbling out of the bottom of the controller, the cable stands proud, burrowing out of a hole cut into the top. This is how our controllers have always...

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There's a Wiimote in my pocket (Wii annoyance #005)

The Classic Controller hid the awkward lap placement shown on the packaging insert Dangling from the end of the Classic Controller is the Wiimote. What are we supposed to do with this thing? Some have speculated that Nintendo will release a device (a separate purchase?) that will allow the Wiimote...

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Genesis VC games don't work with GC controller? [update 1]

Cruising around the Wii game pages on Nintendo.com, we noticed something a little odd in the listed "Extra Game Features" for the Wii's Genesis Virtual Console games. While other virtual console games all list support for the GameCube controller (and the Wii remote in the case of NES and...

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Virtual Console's N64 titles don't rumble

CVG reports Nintendo 64 Virtual Console games will lack rumble feedback. Not only will the Classic Controller be without rumble support, but the GameCube controller's jiggliness will be nonfunctional when used to play N64 downloads. It's disappointing that this feature was cut. While not compatible...

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