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Today's most entrancing video: Sixaxis remote hack

The fine folks at pabr.org have engineered a Sixaxis controller into a remote for other devices, much like the frenzy of Wiimote hacking. The demonstration shows the controller tilting and rotating a plane, and it earns our nod as the video of the day. We all knew it could be done, but watching the...

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Today in Joystiq: April 23, 2007

Over at NibCrom Central, Nil's sister Kari found this bit a Nintendo Wii remote street art on a cross walk in Darien, Illinois. Two questions arise: what is the supposed attachment (never drawn, as shown in the site's gallery) and where is player one's Wii remote? Check out the highlights for...

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Help cement a Wii victory at Engadget

Just when you thought you were done with all those pesky 'best of 2006' lists, Engadget offers one you might actually care about -- peripheral of the year. As you might have guessed, the Wii remote is one of the options, and just like Reggie, it seems to be kicking ass and taking names. Voting ends...

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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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DIY Nintendo Wii Classic Controller clip holds your Wiimote (so you don't have to)

Tired of waiting for Nintendo to produce a solution, Chris Williams, a PhD student in Mechanical Engineering, made his own clip to attach a Wii remote to the Classic Controller, handily solving one of our Wii annoyances. All it took was three hours of labor and some high-tech equipment to make...

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Wii Warm Up: Is the Wii remote gimmicky?

It's the question Nintendo fanboys often avoid: is the Wii controller just a gimmick? It comes up a lot, this idea that the Wii is an impulse buy (maybe once it's, y'know, around) and that we'll grow tired of random remote-flicking in favor of traditional gameplay. Some have even said the Wiimote...

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Guitar Hero rocks on Wii, maybe DS too

During yesterday's financial results conference call Activision president and CEO Mike Griffith made more specific confirmation of Guitar Hero on Wii. "[Activision] will aggressively target the Nintendo platforms consistent with our multi-platform strategy and Nintendo's expected growth. In fiscal...

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Wii Power Gloves? Nope.

What's more useless: plastic shove-on attachments or boxing gloves with Wiimote pockets? We suppose those attachments are, but these 'un-official' Wii boxing gloves rank among the lamest of 3rd-party peripherals. Maybe if you have a tendency to fling your Wiimote the gloves are $22 well spent; then...

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Wii-chargeable battery packs (almost) ready for release

"Where are the Wii-chargeable battery packs?" we asked last week. This week, we have the answer: "There they are!" That is, they can be reserved in Japan as of today, for eventual delivery before the end of February, and we have Japanese gizmo manufacturer Thanko to thank-o. Thanko's lithium-ion...

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Wii to get original downloadable titles, 'Game Channel' possible

Remarks made by Hudson Entertainment director of marketing John Lee, during an interview with Game Informer, have sparked rumor that a 'Game Channel,' dealing in original downloadable titles, could be headed to Wii. Lee didn't make any specific implications, but did cleverly acknowledge that...

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