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Datel Japan will start selling the aluminum WiiPad Famicom faceplate pictured above at the end of July for ¥1,980, roughly $20. If you're looking to play some old NES games while your WiiPad looks the part, Nintendo officially launched the Virtual Console on Wii U at the end of April. The init...

May 9th 2013 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Having problems using your Datel controller with your Xbox 360 all of a sudden? Well, you can blame yesterday's stealthy system update, which has wreaked havoc with some wireless controllers – specifically, the TurboFire 2, WildFire 2, EVO line and the Super Sports 3X steering wheel periphera...

June 21st 2012 at 9:45pm 0 Comments
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After a protracted court battle involving lawsuits on both sides of the fence, Microsoft and Datel have finally settled their differences and moved on. Bloomberg reports that a December 30 court filing outs a settlement between the two -- a settlement that Microsoft spokesperson Kevin Kutz descri...

January 5th 2012 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Datel's latest controller for the Xbox 360 is inducing waves of nostalgia, with a curious LCD display channeling the ghost of the Sega Dreamcast's VMU. The Turbofire EVO also packs in button mapping and fine-tune rumble options alongside third-party controller staples like turbo button settings...

September 30th 2011 at 10:23am 0 Comments
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Despite Datel's storied history with Microsoft's Xbox 360 console, the third-party peripheral manufacturer is once again throwing the dice with an unlicensed controller for the Xbox 360. And in true game industry fashion, the controller is a sequel. Dubbed the "Turbofire EVO Wireless Controller,...

September 29th 2011 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Datel's antitrust lawsuit against Microsoft will continue, now that a US District Court has rejected Microsoft's motion to dismiss the case. In all, five of Datel's six allegations against the Xbox 360 maker will be weighed. The court did dismiss Datel's claim that Microsoft would be blocking the co...

April 26th 2010 at 2:35pm 0 Comments
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Microsoft reckons that third-part peripheral maker Datel's unlicensed Turbofire controller (Wildfire in the company's native UK) comes just a little too close to the design and tech of its own Xbox 360 pads for comfort. So, according to a Reuters report, it's suing. Specifically, Microsoft is said...

April 2nd 2010 at 3:18pm 0 Comments
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Do you ever look at those iPhone gaming ads and say, "Gee, I wish I could do that on my PSP?" Well, if just buying an iPod is out of the question, Datel may have a solution for you. The TiltFX is a new accessory that promises to add motion controls to "all games" on the PSP. According to a press re...

March 22nd 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Now this is interesting. Datel, which is well known for enabling all sorts of hacks on varying consoles, seems to have just introduced a refreshed version of its Action Replay PSP. What's new, you ask? Why, PSP Go support, of course! In the item description, we're told that those using this on Sony'...

December 25th 2009 at 8:26am 0 Comments
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Nothing's ever going to top Nyko's crazy Zoom Case, but Datel Japan's bulky DSi speaker attachment thing -- the official title is the Sound Speaker DSi -- is definitely making a strong play for Most Crazy DSi Accessory Ever. As you can see, the accessory is not only meant to protect by consuming t...

December 11th 2009 at 3:00pm 0 Comments