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Big damn NES controller is really a big damn PC

We may have seen a giant NES controller that can actually be used to play the system, but some Swedish students have just given us an entirely new reason to want such an oversized object in our homes. This time, the giant controller is being used as a case mod for a working PC. The students...

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HP Blackbird 002 PC springs from nest

As previously leaked, HP has just launched its Blackbird 002 PC, the first team-produced product between HP and previously acquired VoodooPC. This high-end computer fits in the question mark of HP's food product pyramid, one step below the VoodooPC luxury treatment. The Blackbird 002 is a...

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Now you're playing with Windows

This Akihabara store display contains a Super Famicom that has been gutted and turned into a Windows PC. We already love the idea of making boring, ugly things like computers look less boring and ugly by cramming them inside game consoles. But what really makes this mod a winner is the custom...

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DS Daily: The others

If you're here, you probably own a DS. You may also own a Wii. But what else do you have sitting around the house? Gaming PC? Other consoles or handhelds? What do you not own that you'd like to have?...

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Scratch teaches game programming, commenting etiquette

We here at Joystiq are big proponents of teaching via video games. That's why we were happy to stumble across Scratch, a super simple programming language created by researchers at MIT. Using an incredibly intuitive drag-and-drop interface, Scratch gives you all the tools you need to make simple...

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Viewing PSP games on a computer

There seems to be an increasing number of ways of playing PSP games on things other than a PSP. Firstly, there's the experimental "Potemkin" emulator. Another option appears to be a homebrew program called RemoteJoy. Tested with Dark_Alex's 3.40 OE firmware, this program lets you see and control...

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NY Times on PC game biz rebound

For an industry that has been purported to be "dying" in some form or another for the past two decades or so, PC gaming has remained a remarkably consistent niche in the overall games business. The New York Times today takes a look at a recent upturn in the PC games market, partially fueled by the...

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Sony considers incentives for commercial PS3 use

Tired of wasting all those idle PS3 clock cycles curing diseases for the benefit of all humanity? Wish you could sell off your extra processing power for prizes and free stuff instead? Sony knows how you feel, and is reportedly looking into a program that would let you do just that. Sony Computer...

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Students get their lessons from a PSP

Children at a secondary school in Birmingham, UK will soon receive a variety of tailor-made lessons via PlayStation Portable. Teachers have been trained how to use the PSP to watch videos, download pictures, and play their own podcasts. The trial begins just after Easter and will continue through...

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Wii Warm Up: PC games

Every week, the Virtually Overlooked column seems to lead naturally into a topic of discussion. This week, since we talked about a delightful freeware game, we're thinking about PC games in general. Let's say our wishes come true and Cave Story becomes a Virtual Console download. The floodgates...

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