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Wii Feeling Blue? Go Green or Red Instead

Wii Feeling Blue? Go Green or Red Instead
If you’re looking for a quick and easy mod to change the look of your Nintendo Wii, here’s a kit that lets you easily change the color of the LEDs in the console’s DVD loading slot. The Talismoon DVD Gate is a simple kit that should take less than ten minutes to install, letting you quickly swap out those blue LEDs for red or green ones instead.

Mysims for Wii Hands-on Sneak Preview

Mysims for Wii Hands-on Sneak Preview
This week, a handful of us bloggers had the opportunity to hang out at EA’s sprawling headquarters in Redwood Shores, CA to meet with the team that created the new MySims game for the Nintendo Wii.
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Wii Color Mod Without Opening Your Case

Wii Color Mod Without Opening Your Case
Tired of the plain white exterior of your Nintendo Wii? Here’s an interesting way to change its look without having to make any permanent modifications. The Wii Dazzle Colorful from GT Coupe is a translucent plastic shell that snaps over the exterior of your Wii, adding a layer of color over the standard white case. In addition to the colored plastic shell, the kit includes a vertical stand with a built-in fan and blue LED illumination.

Wii-Mote Controls Sony Psp

Wii-Mote Controls Sony Psp
I’m not sure why anyone would want to do this, but some guy has managed to interface his PSP with the Nintendo Wii motion-sensing controller. PSP hacker joesnose MacGyvered together a combination of the GlovePIE, iRShell and Nethostfs libraries to make it all play nicely.

Nintendo Guerilla (or is That Gorilla) Advertising

Nintendo Guerilla (or is That Gorilla) Advertising
Check out these recently sighted Nintendo ads comprised of thousands of individual sticky notes used to create giant versions of The Big N’s classic gaming icons. Taking some obvious inspiration from this earlier video game Post-it art, the colored notes were used to create pixelated versions of Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda and other gaming characters.

Technicolor Wii Casemod

Technicolor Wii Casemod
Nintendo modder MisterXausDE crafted this custom Nintendo Wii case which features bright LEDs that can change colors. By combining a standard Wii shell with a see-through XCM Hot Rock case, he was able to preserve the main design features of the Wii, while adding a cutout Wii logo and a color-cycling disc slot loading mechanism.

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.

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

Come Fly Away With Wii

Come Fly Away With Wii
At this point, the Nintendo Wii really only has one flight game available, Wing Island. Anyway, somebody still thought it might be a good idea to take the Wii controls and stick ’em into a flight control rig. PEGA’s $12.99

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.

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. This 3rd-party Wii Blaster transforms your Wii-mote and Nunchuk controllers into a serious looking weapon.

Nyko Wii Party Station: Party on Nintendo!

Nyko Wii Party Station: Party on Nintendo!
On a day that was loaded with announcements of fun and interesting new Wii accessories like the Wii Zapper and the Wii Fit Balance Board, comes the most unusual add-on I’ve seen in a while, NYKO’s Wii Party Station. It’s hard to describe the Party Station.

Wii Fit: Lose Weight While Gaming

Wii Fit: Lose Weight While Gaming
Nintendo today revealed Wii Fit, a new “game” for the Wii that’s all about fitness. What’s interesting about this is the new controller that ships with the game. The small, flat controller, called the “Wii Balance Board,” lays on the ground and detects your body movements as you exercise.

Nintendo Wii Zapper: the Real Fps Controller

Nintendo Wii Zapper: the Real Fps Controller
A while back, I showed you a 3rd-party Wii Light Gun controller add-on. Now Nintendo has revealed their own controller accessory, called the Wii Zapper. The new controller has an interesting design the provides a cradle for both the Wii-mote and the Nunchuk controller.

Arcade Joystick Coming for Nintendo Wii

Arcade Joystick Coming for Nintendo Wii
Thanks to this new arcade controller for the Wii, fans of classic arcade games will be able to play them the way they were meant to be played. Hori’s new Arcade Fighting Stick for the Nintendo Wii looks pretty nice, with a large 8-way digital stick and 8 gaming buttons.

Nintendo Wii Gets Voice Recognition

Nintendo Wii Gets Voice Recognition
Soon you’ll be able to speak to your Nintendo Wii. Heck, you’ll be able to sing to it too. Speech recognition middleware maker Fonix today announced the availability of their VoiceIn voice software for the Wii. The software will enable developers to add voice command capabilities to games with little impact on CPU or memory usage.
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