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Seen@GDC 2014: Nintendo's advanced robot technology

If you've ever thought that the design concept of the Wii U was weird, or the original Wii, or the 2DS, keep in mind that Nintendo has been living and breathing weird for decades. Thankfully, the Video Game History Museum exhibit at GDC (as ever) is here to remind us....

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Peggle 2 proposal is the most uplifting thing you'll see today

Rob and Shireen are both big Peggle fans. During the development of Peggle 2, Rob wrote in to PopCap for a little help with proposing to his girlfriend – and the studio obliged. PopCap came up with a special testing day scenario: Rob would tell Shireen he wrote this essay into PopCap tel...

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Patents from gaming's past

See that odd diagram above? That's Nintendo's original design for the Zapper. Aside from that, you'll find other gems such as the early prototype for R.O.B., along with some other non-Nintendo patents. It's an excellent gallery of diagrams that Technologizer has put together here, so don't waste a...

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DS theft leads to happy ending

We were disgusted but not surprised to hear the story of Michael Baxter, an 8-year-old Hawaiiian boy whose DS was stolen. This isn't the first case of electronic theft in which a child was the victim, but what makes it worse is that the poor boy had a broken leg at the time. (Though we suppose that'...

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Lego mania, Nintendo fanboyism combined

We've featured Lego-constructed Wiis before, but let's be honest -- making a big block out of smaller blocks isn't impressing anyone. This brick-built Super Famicom/SNES (PAL) from Lego Guy, however has a few curves to it, and even accompanying controllers and a cartridge! As you'll see past the p...

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Retrospective: Nintendo's past peripherals

With Wii Fit (and, thus, the Balance Board) hitting stores recently, we figured a nostalgic stroll down memory lane would be nice. So, what we've done is compiled a list of all the peripherals that helped pave the way for the Balance Board, Nintendo's latest peripheral. So, let's not waste any ...

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Robbing a GameStop for the games of course

A couple of Orange County, Florida thieves robbed a GameStop originally for the games and systems, then in an apparent epiphany, realized what they were doing and demanded the money too. According to reports, the two robbers walked in the store close to opening while only the manager was there, held...

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Would-be Wii thief welcomed with a beatdown

If you're ever looking to rob someone of their precious gaming goodies (including a Wii) whilst hanging out in Montana (do people even do that?), then you might want to give your idea of burglary some more thought. The 19 year old would-be thief didn't do that, as he was walked in on, mid-rob, by tw...

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Today in Joystiq: March 28, 2007

Old Nintendo, meet new Nintendo. Thanks allanallanallan for the retroactive tie-in; check out the highlights for today: Joystiquery Joystiq Podcast 003 - 1337 edition (feat. X360F's Richard Mitchell) Today's stop-motionest game video: Lego SMB News The Xbox 360 Elite is official, HDMI and 120GB for...

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Man attempts to steal Wiimote, assaults security

Remember how we used to say that our console was the better one because it didn't incite violence among its fanbase? That was fun while it lasted. Now all we have to go on is the price and selection of games. 37-year-old Kazunari Tanaka is accused of trying to shoplift a Wiimote and a CD from a Bic...

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