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A bevy of buttons

The very moment we saw these buttons, we had an irresistible urge to not only buy them, but arrange them on some sort of button-friendly surface or fabric in a way that recreates their positions on the NES controller. Of course, then we'd be forced to recreate NES game music using nothing but our...

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First glimpse at ten-button Rock Band guitar controller

Harmonix was just getting us warmed up, it seems. Instead of the five fret buttons we've grown accustomed to on the past Guitar Hero series, the Rock Band official Stratocaster-based guitar controller displays ten fret buttons. On the second pic embedded below, you'll notice the five new buttons...

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Brightening up your buttons

Rocky's ultra-modded DS Lite has gotten to the point where you can literally station it on the coastline, its LED beacons guiding ships to safe harbor. His latest hack installs LEDs under the ABXY buttons, sticking them in place with hot glue. We're not sure if the mod has any functional purpose --...

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Trigger happy LED mod

Wii remote modders won't rest until they've installed fluorescent lighting on every button and pad, decorating the controller like some kind of rectangular christmas tree. Today's DIY project adds an LED to the usually unseen B button behind the remote. WiiCade forumer Loki has instructions and...

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DS Daily: Arcade on the go

We've talked a bit about classic remakes before, but today we want to focus the discussion on ports. Specifically, arcade games. Arcade fans demand faithful translations of their games, which is why we applaud Konami's effort to preserve the original aspect ratio of the arcade Contra even as we...

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DS Daily: Buttons

One hears so much hubbub regarding the various input capturing systems of the DS (touch-screen, microphone) that one forgets the damn thing has buttons. Eight plus a D-pad, to be precise. The DS is, in fact, Nintendo's first handheld to feature more than two standard face buttons at all, a la the...

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DS Daily: Technical difficulties

Reader Katotetu wrote in about his shoulder button woes -- repeated use seems to have killed them on his Phat -- and we thought that might be an excellent topic to bring to the table. Have you have any problems with your DS? Have your shoulder buttons suffered like Katotetu's? Were you a victim of a...

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DS Fanboy contest: Sumo Omni

Interested in enjoying the comforts of your very own Sumo Omni beanbag chair? Now you can, and without footing the hefty price tag -- if you've got the skills, that is. Here's the challenge: what could a Sumo Omni be in bizarro world? Design a completely different product with the same name and find...

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Show the world you love the DS!

Sure, if you want a solid group of individuals with whom to play on Tuesdays, our Game Night has you covered. But what about the rest of the week? What to do when the Kefkas and Metal_Links aren't available? Have you ever found yourself standing around on campus or at the subway, studying bags for...

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