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Tag: Wii

Nyko Recharge Docks for PS3 and Wii Controllers

Nyko Recharge Docks for PS3 and Wii Controllers
I recently reported on Joytech’s rechargeable controller dock for the Wii. Now, Nyko is getting into the game with charging cradles for both the Wii and the Playstation 3’s SIXAXIS controllers. Filling a void in both Nintendo’s and Sony’s product lines, the docks allow you to neatly recharge your controllers without unsightly cables running between the controllers and the consoles.

Nintendo Ds Motion Sensor Card

Nintendo Ds Motion Sensor Card
With all of the cool control possibilities that the Nintendo Wii has opened us up to, it’s no wonder that someone has started to explore the possibilities with Nintendo’s other darling, the DS portable gaming system.
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Xbox 360 Won 2006 Holiday Sales Battle

Xbox 360 Won 2006 Holiday Sales Battle
Inching out the newly released Nintendo Wii, and thoroughly trouncing Sony’s troubled Playstation 3, it looks like Microsoft took the lead in holiday sales with their Xbox 360 console in the U.S. market over the 2006 holiday season.

Wii Hacked to Control Entire House

Wii Hacked to Control Entire House
Wii hacker, LiquidIce has set up an integration between his Wii console and his home automation systems. The system lets him control his lights, thermostat, security and home entertainment systems, all from his Nintendo Wii. The system is actually a web-based interface written in PHP and Flash running on a MySQL database.

Controlling an R/C Vehicle With the Wii-Mote

Controlling an R/C Vehicle With the Wii-Mote
Now that the Nintendo Wii has been on the market for a little while, we’re starting to see to truly cool hacks using the Wii remote’s motion and accelerometer sensors to control things other than the original console.

PS3 Using Wii-Mote Control

PS3 Using Wii-Mote Control
At the Binary 2.0 Conference in Japan, a presentation was given using the Nintendo Wii remote controller to operate a Sony Playstation 3. The catch? The controller was installed as a device using a custom Python driver under Linux on the PS3.

Make Your Wii Controllers Rechargeable

Make Your Wii Controllers Rechargeable
If you’re sick and tired of changing the AA batteries in your Wii-mote, you might want to check out Joytech’s new charging dock for Nintendo Wii controllers. The Joytech Wii Power Station comes with two rechargeable battery packs, and provides docking bays to charge two remotes at once.

Wii Wrist Straps Get Recalled by Nintendo

Wii Wrist Straps Get Recalled by Nintendo
Whether or not you believe all of the incidents that have occurred due to a faulty wrist strap on Nintendo’s Wii controller, Nintendo certainly doesn’t want to take any chances and today issued a recall, and started offering free replacement wrist straps.

The Wii Sensor Bar Goes Wireless

The Wii Sensor Bar Goes Wireless
Now that we know that the Nintendo Wii “sensor bar” doesn’t actually sense anything, rather just provides an infrared point of reference for the Wii-mote, it seems like it would only be a matter of time before we’d see a cordless variant.

Wii Wrist Strap Gets Silently Beefed Up by Nintendo

Wii Wrist Strap Gets Silently Beefed Up by Nintendo
After a number of concerns about easily broken wrist straps on the Nintendo Wii’s “Wii-mote” controller (and Nintendo’s denial that anything was wrong other than aggressive game play), it appears that Nintendo has started to include improved straps with recently shipped consoles.

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii

This Guy’s Sure Got a Small Wii
Some guy has set up this tiny little room with a tiny little 1.5″ diagonal color TV, connected to a life-size Nintendo Wii and posted a YouTube video for all to see: Why I find this amusing, I don’t know, but it is quite silly.

Warioware: Smooth Moves in Action

Warioware: Smooth Moves in Action
Check out this footage recorded from the video game nostalgia level from the upcoming Wii title, WarioWare: Smooth Moves… The level features motion-controlled tributes to classic games ranging from Super Mario Brothers to Starfox to Pong.

Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 Console Sales Numbers Compared

Wii, Xbox 360 and PS3 Console Sales Numbers Compared
The guys over at nexgen wars are compiling up-to-date statistics on console sales to date for the Xbox 360, Playstation 3 and Wii… At this time I wrote this article, the Xbox 360 was clearly in the lead with 7.7 Million+ consoles sold, compared to 687k+ Nintendo Wii consoles, and just 340k+ Sony Playstation 3 consoles sold to date.

Retro NES Skin for the Nintendo Wii

Retro NES Skin for the Nintendo Wii
If you’re feeling nostalgic for the game systems of the 80’s, but still want all that the latest consoles have to offer, look no further than the Retro Revolution skin for the Nintendo Wii. DecalGirl’s 8-bit NES skin for the Wii is made out of vinyl and features a protective gloss coating.

The Flying Wii Controller

The Flying Wii Controller
There are all kinds of stories starting to surface on the web about how the Wii-mote is flying out of people’s hands and breaking various things. Apparently the wrist strap isn’t really designed for significant stress.

Wii Sensor Bar Isn’t a Sensor at All

Wii Sensor Bar Isn’t a Sensor at All
Some enterprising dudes out there have figured out that the Nintendo Wii’s “Sensor Bar” doesn’t actually “sense” anything. In fact, the sensor bar appears to simply be a set of IR transmitters that provide the Wii-mote with a sense of direction.
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