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Tag: Controller

Is That a Wii-Mote in Your Ear?

Is That a Wii-Mote in Your Ear?
Gamer girls, if you weren’t fortunate enough to pick up the Nintendo DS necklace, here’s another fun piece of video game inspired jewelry I found. These earrings are tiny versions of the Nintendo Wii-mote controller. Artist Thiakosia hand-sculpted these tiny Wii controller earrings entirely from Sculpey polymer clay.

Xbox Controller Swallows Xbox 360 Controller

Xbox Controller Swallows Xbox 360 Controller
Console Mod Man Ben Heck is at it again. Now he’s taken the mammoth controller from an original Xbox, gutted it, and stuffed it with the contents of an Xbox 360 wireless controller. Other than a little Xbox Guide button he added between the “Back” and “Start” buttons and the built-in headset jack, you’d never know this wasn’t just a plain old Xbox controller.

Jazzmutant Lemur Multi-Touch Control for Musicians

Jazzmutant Lemur Multi-Touch Control for Musicians
The other day, I told you about a tabletop multi-touch interface for creating music sequences. While I was researching that story, I came across an interesting touchscreen interactive music controller device that you can actually get your hands on for yourself.

Guitar Hero Controller Gets Stuffed

Guitar Hero Controller Gets Stuffed
Amidst her handmade menagerie of teddy bears, bunny rabbits and other cute critters, Delaware crafter Poisonholly created this seemingly out of place plush Guitar Hero 2 controller. The hand crafted guitar bears more than a passing resemblance to the PS2’s cherry red Gibson SG, complete with colored fret “buttons” on the neck.

Mac Fans Get Surface-Based Computer

Mac Fans Get Surface-Based Computer
While it’s not exactly the multi-touch Mac that people have been clamoring for Apple to make, Savant Systems’ touchpanel coffee table might be the next best thing. Their Mac-based ROSIE Coffee Table Touchpanel Controller provides a one-stop-shop interface to all your home entertainment needs.

Xbox 360 Messenger Keypad Price, Release Date

Xbox 360 Messenger Keypad Price, Release Date
I first told you about the Xbox 360 Instant Messenger keypad way back in April. For months, the device has been nowhere to be found, and my fingers have gone numb attempting to reply to IM conversations while I’m trying to play Bioshock.

Wii-Mote Knock Off Spotted at Wally World

Wii-Mote Knock Off Spotted at Wally World
It was bound to happen sooner or later. Every cool looking electronic device, from the Apple iPhone to the Sony PSP eventually gets its case design copied, usually with some sort of unrelated junk stuffed under the hood of the doppelgänger.

Tetris on Your Tv

Tetris on Your Tv
The gaming classic Tetris has been packaged into a standalone gaming device that connects to any television. Japan’s Epoch company had taken the retro puzzler and put a shiny new coating of gloss on the game interface.

Nintendo Working on a Motion Sensing Wii Portable?

Nintendo Working on a Motion Sensing Wii Portable?
I was rummaging around the USPTO Patent database earlier today, and came across this intriguing patent application from Nintendo. The filing, originally dated March 30, 2007 (but just updated this week) describes a portable gaming system that includes X/Y/Z motion sensing that’s similar to that found in the Wii-Mote.

Wii Fit Price and Release Date Revealed [Updated]

Wii Fit Price and Release Date Revealed [Updated]
For those of you who just can’t wait to start getting in shape with your Nintendo, it looks like the exercise “game” Wii Fit now has a price an release date. Gamestop is now listing a pre-order release date of January 1, 2008, along with a $69.99 retail price, including the required Balance Board peripheral.

Slide Adventure for Nintendo Ds Uses Optical Controller

Slide Adventure for Nintendo Ds Uses Optical Controller
The other day I told you about how the Nintendo DS version of Arkanoid would get its own special paddle controller. As it turns out, another new game for the DS comes with a special analog controller too.

Arkanoid for Nintendo Ds Gets Paddle Controller

Arkanoid for Nintendo Ds Gets Paddle Controller
The classic arcade paddle-ball game Arkanoid is getting updated for the Nintendo DS, and comes with a special bonus. Since the game would be virtually unplayable without the old paddle (potentiometer) control, Taito is including one.

Now You Can Sleep With Your Wii-Mote

Now You Can Sleep With Your Wii-Mote
Can’t get enough of your Nintendo Wii? Now you can take it to bed with you, thanks to this giant plush Wii-mote pillow. Artist and Nintendo fan Palochka is making these oversize handmade pillows from polar fleece.

NES Controller Mouse Mod

NES Controller Mouse Mod
It seems like just about once a week, I come across somebody who’s comes up with a clever new use for a classic Nintendo Entertainment System gamepad. This time, an industrious hacker has taken the guts of an optical mouse and slapped them inside the NES controller.

Wii Blaster Shotgun Appears

Wii Blaster Shotgun Appears
It amazes me how many shooter accessories are starting to surface for the Nintendo Wii, despite the lack of games that you can actually use them with. However, manufacturers continue to crank them out, and this is one of my favorites so far.

Saitek Cyborg Fps Gamepad Offers Custom Left Controls

Saitek Cyborg Fps Gamepad Offers Custom Left Controls
Here’s an interesting new gaming controller design from Saitek. The new Cyborg PP26 Rumble Gamepad controller lets you swap the positions of the left analog sitck and digital joypad. This seems like a great idea, since it seems the position of those controls is a highly individual preference.