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Wii Warm Up: 'Cube aesthetic

The Wii is, by far, the most stylish Nintendo-produced console ever made. It's sleek, minimalistic, and shiny shiny white (not pictured!). However, when being used as a Gamecube, there tends to be a loss of aerodynamic flow. Flaps concealing the GC circuitry must be lifted or removed; Wavebird...

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Hate that Wavebird receiver sticking out of your Wii? Mod it!

That's right, the modding community has come up with a fix that places the Wavebird receiver into the Nintendo Wii, causing the unsightly giant gray brick that currently resides at the top of your system to be nestled inside, snug and warm within the beautiful confines of your Wii. The modder...

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Wii Warm Up: Old-school flavor

As much as we want to believe that the Wiimote is the end-all-be-all for video games, we have to concede that there are several genres in which a traditional controller is a more appropriate choice. Nintendo has already noted that Super Smash Bros. Brawl will use a standard controller, but ... which...

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No Wavebird Wii navigation (Wii annoyance #010)

Wii buyers who skipped getting a Gamecube might have a hankering to play the games they never could before (Super Smash Bros. Melee!). Having a Wavebird controller is probably one of the best accessories to get for the Wii, due to its extreme compatibility with non-Wii games and ridiculously long...

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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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Nintendo confirms Wii Wavebird support

Back when Nintendo first announced that the Wii would accept standard Gamecube controllers as a form of input device, there was the question of Wavebird compatibility. The Wavebird, the first truly effective wireless controller, requires a block "receiver" be plugged into the Gamecube, and since the...

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Wii supporting Wavebirds out of the box?

One of our wonderful (and surely drop-dead gorgeous) readers sent in an email about something he says was in the Player's Poll Sweepstakes for the August issue of Nintendo Power (volume 206). It's only one simple multiple-choice question, however the implication it infers through an available answer...

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