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Fire: the most primal element. "It's a living thing," Robert De Niro once said, "It breathes, it eats, and it hates. The only way to beat it is to think like it." Unless you're an artist – then you rig up a series of tubes, pump in some kerosene, and connect it to a Power Glove-like contro...

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All right, here's the situation: You're staging an NES-themed musical (off-Broadway) and the big finale requires a shiny, new Power Glove for all 40 members of the chorus line. You already have access to one unopened Glove that your grandmother gave you as a present in 1995 (way after it was a hot-...

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The following is a quote stemming from Sony's latest patent submission: "The central body and at least one protrusion are configured to capture a user's hand movements." Hand movements... protrusions... that picture! It's pretty much the PowerGlove from that 80's movie, The Wizard. That damn glove h...

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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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When Nintendo first revealed that its new system would use a motion-sensitive controller, comparisons were inevitably drawn to the company's first experiment with VR, the NES Power Glove. Well, all those comparisons just became a whole lot more apt now that a Japanese hacker has mounted a Wii remot...

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For all of those people out there who didn't manage to grab a Wii at launch -- and probably won't be able to until next year -- there comes a moderate form of compensation in seeing what crazy Wii-themed mods people who did have come up with. The latest to pop up is one that retro-loving Nintendo fa...

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Tilt-sensitive controllers? Magic-wand-style pointers? That's just kids stuff. Everyone knows that the Power Glove is the only video game controller so good that it's so bad. Now, two University of Illinois grad students are bringing the concept into the next generation with a prototype glove contr...

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There's been an enormous amount of brouhaha about whether or not Sony added the motion sensitive feature to their controller after Nintendo announced the Wii, or if they had been planning it all along. Now Sony fanboys are claiming, via the YouTube video after the jump, that they had motion sensiti...

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Everyone has a calendar featuring naked folks in it these days. Sports teams, firemen, older ladies gardening in the UK -- everyone is stripping off in order to raise money for one cause or another. The tried and true method of having someone pictured in the buff above February's grid squares has be...

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Someone must be paying attention. A placeholder has turned up on Gamestop for a Wii "controller glove." Alas, there's no image, but this is worth keeping an eye on. BD&A, the company attached to this exciting new prospect, has a few other product placeholders for the Wii at Gamestop as well. [Vi...

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From the hey, that's a great idea department comes a conceptual rendering of what it would be like to throw caution and embarrassment to the wind and strap a pair of wiimotes to your arms. The full ad depicts a guy with a Wii controller on each punch-capable limb next  to some screenshots of t...

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Spirited away in the PC Gaming section of IGN is a rather well-written editorial of the past, present, and future of motion-sensing controllers. It examines how the PS3's and the Wii's new controllers might introduce a new visceral thrill into many tried-and-true genres, how it might attract new gam...

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After seeing leadingzero's Power Glove gyroscopic mouse hack, Austin Weber decided he could do it better. He cleaned up the hack a little bit (note the relative absence of wires), and used smaller circuitry components, but that's not what we're really here for, is it? We're here for his incredible...

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I bumped into Mr. Joel Gonzalez leaving Satoru Iwata's keynote on Thursday. Nintendo fans are a special breed; in fact, they're so reliably dedicated, I saw one coming out and going in. Joel said the Power Glove was more of a "conversation starter" than a fashion statement, giving me the ...

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Ah, the Nintendo Power Glove. Just thinking about it brings back memories of those glorious early days of virtual reality, when we all imagined floating off to some alternate universe on the wisps of Jaron Lanier's dreadlocks. And, now, if you still have one of those classic controllers -- or can ...

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