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One of our problems with Nintendo's official Classic Controller is how it has to be plugged into the Wiimote to be used. It's not that big of a deal, but sometimes the cord can become a nuisance. Thankfully, third-party manufacturer (and ridiculously-named company) Thrustmaster have devised the wir...

September 13th 2007 at 10:40pm 0 Comments
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At the moment we have three options for playing most Virtual Console games: the Wiimote, the Classic Controller, and the Gamecube controller. None of them are 100% accurate recreations of any original console's controller, but each has their advantages-- you're guaranteed to have a Wiimote, you're a...

May 7th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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The Wii is, by far, the most stylish Nintendo-produced console ever made. It's sleek, minimalistic, and shiny shiny white (not pictured!). However, when being used as a Gamecube, there tends to be a loss of aerodynamic flow. Flaps concealing the GC circuitry must be lifted or removed; Wavebird recei...

March 6th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Hate_that_Wavebird_receiver_sticking_out_of_your_Wii_Mod_it'; That's right, the modding community has come up with a fix that places the Wavebird receiver into the Nintendo Wii, causing the unsightly giant gray brick that currently resides at the to...

February 21st 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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As much as we want to believe that the Wiimote is the end-all-be-all for video games, we have to concede that there are several genres in which a traditional controller is a more appropriate choice. Nintendo has already noted that Super Smash Bros. Brawl will use a standard controller, but ... which...

January 18th 2007 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Wii buyers who skipped getting a Gamecube might have a hankering to play the games they never could before (Super Smash Bros. Melee!). Having a Wavebird controller is probably one of the best accessories to get for the Wii, due to its extreme compatibility with non-Wii games and ridiculously long ba...

December 3rd 2006 at 5:00pm 0 Comments
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The Classic Controller hid the awkward lap placement shown on the packaging insertDangling from the end of the Classic Controller is the Wiimote. What are we supposed to do with this thing?Some have speculated that Nintendo will release a device (a separate purchase?) that will allow the Wiimote to...

November 20th 2006 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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Back when Nintendo first announced that the Wii would accept standard Gamecube controllers as a form of input device, there was the question of Wavebird compatibility. The Wavebird, the first truly effective wireless controller, requires a block "receiver" be plugged into the Gamecube, and since the...

September 29th 2006 at 5:44pm 0 Comments
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One of our wonderful (and surely drop-dead gorgeous) readers sent in an email about something he says was in the Player's Poll Sweepstakes for the August issue of Nintendo Power (volume 206). It's only one simple multiple-choice question, however the implication it infers through an available answer...

July 13th 2006 at 12:30pm 0 Comments