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Wii Fit may seem shiny and new, but not only is it a concept that console-makers and game developers have tried before, but it's part of a philosophy Nintendo has long tried to pursue. Over at Water Cooler Games, Ian Bogost recently spent some time remembering the Joyboard, a peripheral for the Amig...

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Dragging dance pad tech out of the PowerPad age, Applied Sciences' Laser Dance Matrix eliminates all the moving parts (except yours). The "pad" features four laser diodes interfaced with the guts of a Logitech Gamepad, triggering a buttonpress when your foot breaks a beam. The designers say that g...

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Want the arcade DDR experience at home. You can go the wimpy route and buy a decent metal pad for a couple of hundred dollars. Or you can geek it up and build your own custom DDR pad for a little over 400 smackers and over 16 hours of heavy duty construction time. We covered the original version of...

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Update 2: After numerous reports from readers, there appears to be no extension cable in the box, and the initial story still stands as more or less correct. So, is Konami pulling a fast one, or was there an error in the packaging? Update: X3F commenter DigitalMatrixIO kindly informs us there is a...

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Is your plastic, roll-up DDR pad seriously crimping your krumping? Do you need the solid feel of an arcade pad to grant you the superhuman celerity that marks the series? Yeah, that's what I keep telling myself also. If you know your way around some tools, have some basic welding experience (what, ...

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