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When Nintendo announced the re-release of years old game controllers from the Nintendo GameCube home console, it was more than a little surprising. What's Nintendo doing re-releasing gamepads from 2001 for its still new-ish game console? And more importantly, why? It's because of crazy people like...

October 27th 2014 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo planned a "Revolution" for your TV. When it arrived in 2006, it was a lot more fun than the confrontational term might imply. Revolution turned out to be the code name for the company's new console, and just before E3 that year Nintendo ditched the subterfuge and unveiled its official tit...

June 15th 2014 at 11:00am 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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There are certain things that we, as gamers, just need to have. Wavebird controllers, Classic controllers and a rechargeable battery solution for our Wiimotes are just a few of these things. What would you say is essential equipment for your Wii? What peripherals and other equipment can you not liv...

August 26th 2008 at 8:00am 0 Comments
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Remember that recent lawsuit that didn't work out in Nintendo's favor? Then they tried to appeal and failed? Yeah, things aren't looking so hot for Nintendo right now. And the latest on this debacle, courtesy of Bloomberg, doesn't look good for the house that Mario built.U.S. District Judge Ron Cla...

July 22nd 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo is officially down $21 million. After a recent court ruling that declared Nintendo the loser in a patent infringement case, Nintendo appealed the $21 million penalty sum, hoping to have the charge reduced. Anascape Ltd. was the plaintiff in the case (and potential receiver of large amounts...

June 30th 2008 at 4:15pm 0 Comments
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Remember Anascape Ltd, the little "gaming company" that sued Microsoft and Nintendo back in 2006 for controller patent infringement? Well, it's payday to the tune of $21 million after a jury found Nintendo's Wii Classic, WaveBird, and Gamecube controller designs all guilty of violating Anascape's pa...

May 15th 2008 at 6:02am 0 Comments
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Of course, you're all aware of the reissued GameCube controller (now in white!), but did you know that the controller is now available for purchase? It's fetching a price of $24.90. But, do you really need it?We were wondering about those of you who lack a GameCube controller for backwards compatibi...

April 23rd 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo has announced via its Japanese website that a Wii-white Gamecube controller is due for release this month ... in Japan. Looks like the old controller still has some manufacturing life left in it yet, too bad we can't get any more wireless Wavebird controllers.We've contacted Nintendo of Ame...

April 9th 2008 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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If it were any other time the death of the sublime wireless Wavebird controller designed for Nintendo's Gamecube would have gone by with a tear and some good memories, but with Smash Bros. Brawl just around the corner it feels more like bad timing. A Nintendo customer service representative told Go...

January 2nd 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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And what game was it?What you see above is actually the last GameCube game this blogger spent any time with. Since the Wii has caused the GameCube to be all but something to toss into a cardboard box and placed in the attic, garage or basement, I was rocking this bad boy on my Wii. So, it inevitabl...

November 7th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments