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The Super Famicom Classic Controller for Wii remains out of reach for everyone but Japanese Club Nintendo members (and eBay users, of course), but ThinkGeek is stocking a very close facsimile for $20.In fact, the Classic Super Famicom Controller for Wii is functionally identical to the Club Nintend...

May 21st 2012 at 4:20pm 0 Comments
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Like many Wii games before it, the upcoming revival of Goldeneye 007 supports a number of different controllers. You'll be able to play with the Wii Remote and Nunchuk, the Classic Controller, a GameCube controller or even the Wii Zapper. But surely one of these myriad methods must be the preferred...

August 20th 2010 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Let us lay it out for you: in 2008, Square Enix released Dragon Quest Swords for Wii, a game based entirely around using the Wii Remote to simulate a sword. It used the normal Wii Remote/Nunchuk setup. Now, Square Enix is preparing a Wii port of Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road Victory, an arcade g...

May 11th 2010 at 12:00am 0 Comments
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This week on the Nintendo Channel, the usual Nintendo Week program does something a bit different and covers the Monster Hunter Tri launch at New York City's Nintendo World Store. Director Kaname Fujioka and producer Ryozo Tsujimoto were on hand to chat and sign posters and attendees could even thr...

April 26th 2010 at 4:52pm 0 Comments
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There's a reasonable chance that you don't remember Anascape. Perhaps you remember the company that took Microsoft and Nintendo to court over its video game controller patents a few years back -- ring a bell? Specifically, in 2008, Nintendo was ordered to pay Anascape $21 million and faced the poss...

April 13th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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If you desperately need a somewhat nicer Classic Controller, but can't wait for the Classic Controller Pro's April release -- and you demand free Super Saver shipping -- head to Amazon right away. The retailer is offering the Japanese version of the Pro for $34.99 in black and white. Quantities are...

January 29th 2010 at 2:15pm 0 Comments
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We happened to think that the motion control finishers in No More Heroes made the fighting a lot more interesting, but if you disagree, Grasshopper Manufacture has a solution. No More Heroes 2: Desperate Struggle will allow players to use the Classic Controller, according to 1UP. Suda 51 told 1UP t...

September 18th 2009 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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At the reception desk at Nintendo's E3 booth, among stacks of Nintendo brand licensing catalogs (full of your favorite things with pictures of Nintendo stuff on it), two Classic Controller Pros were displayed in cylindrical plastic cases. Nintendo didn't actually make any announcements about a North...

June 3rd 2009 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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From the "ridiculous level of customization" department: a new device from EMS that removes one small deficiency in the Wii Classic Controller's capabilities: the ability to use it on GameCube games. EMS's Classic Linker allows users to plug a Classic Controller into the GameCube controller slot, al...

March 17th 2009 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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Well folks, clear some room, because your hopes and dreams are about to come crashing down ... now: Nintendo has no plans to bring the Classic Controller Pro to the United States. In fact, that's exactly what a kind Nintendo spokesperson said: "At this time, we do not have any plans to launch the C...

March 3rd 2009 at 2:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo's Japanese site is now showing a new version of the dual-analog Classic Controller for Wii. The "Classic Controller Pro" replaces the original's tiny secondary shoulder buttons with a traditional Dual Shock style "two rows of buttons" set up, moves the two analog sticks out a bit from the c...

February 26th 2009 at 3:00am 0 Comments