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Joystiq hands-on: Link's Crossbow Training (Wii)

Reaching back to the glory days of light guns, the Wii Zapper steals the name of Nintendo's classic NES controller, but the two are fundamentally different. The previous light gun used a mechanic to essentially see what was on-screen, so the gun sight actually corresponded with the action. The Wii...

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Far Infrared HandStrap: Mysteries of the Unknown

This exotic wrist strap claims to make use of bio-ceramics, a composite of lead-free minerals, to douse your arm with far infrared rays and help with blood circulation. Though "far infrared rays" might sound sinister if you're not familiar with them and their uses, they are supposedly quite...

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Homebrew lets you use keyboard with PSP

Finally: another use for PSP's IR port. New homebrew from Fanjita and harleyg called "piKey" lets OE users the ability to use keyboards with the PSP. "Imagine being able to use your keyboard to control any PSP game or homebrew, and even the PSP's XMB menu and on-screen keyboard, automatically and...

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Use a universal remote with PS3

Universal remote fans -- after trying a Logitech Harmony remote, we can't go back to one-remote-per-device -- will run into trouble on the PS3; its standard remote works over Bluetooth, not IR. So the PS3 remote gains the ability to work in other rooms, but it loses the universal appeal of IR...

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TV remotes demystify Wii sensor bar

It seems that the Wii's sensor bar isn't entirely necessary to use the Wii remote's pointer functionality. An intrepid Wii user has posted an online video showing intermittent pointer reception using two TV remote controls in place of the sensor bar. Apparently the Wii sensor bar is actually a...

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Universal remotist finds fault with PS3, console lacks IR port

Opposable Thumbs highlights a little publicized PlayStation 3 detail that could bug universal remote users hoping to incorporate the console's Blu-ray player into their tidy home theatre setups: PS3 lacks an IR port. It's a small gripe at best, but one wonders why Sony made the curious decision to...

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Heroes of the Pacific sequel coming to the Wii

Unless you're one who owns multiple consoles from the last generation or enjoy gaming via the PC, it's likely you've never played Heroes of the Pacific. While the game had some interesting segments, it was lacking in the kind of gameplay critics laud. According to Australian blog The Age, a sequel...

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