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Wiiearth: Travel the World From the Safety of Your Couch

Wiiearth: Travel the World From the Safety of Your Couch
If you happen to enjoy fiddling around with Google Maps and other similar tools, you might be interested in the homebrew app WiiEarth. Just as with Google Earth, you can zoom around the world, checking out various locations, but now you can do it all while sprawled out on the sofa (and without a hot laptop perched on your lap). WiiEarth has been around for some time, but the latest release added some nice tweaks, including a speed boost.

Wii Set for Fragile Adventure in a Ruined World

Wii Set for Fragile Adventure in a Ruined World
In even more game localization news, the atmospheric adventure Fragile is set for release outside Japan. The moody title follows Seto, a young boy traversing a ruined world in search of other people–any other people. Certainly a darker theme than the anime-inspired visuals might at first evoke, but Fragile is painted in dark strokes that suit the story’s underlying despair. The developers revealed, before the game’s release in Japan, that a great deal of effort and money went into polishing Fragile, so it isn’t altogether surprising the title is being given a chance to recoup more of that expense.
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Wii Dart Controller – Don’T Throw Your Wiimote at the Tv!

Wii Dart Controller – Don’T Throw Your Wiimote at the Tv!
This new add-on kit from PEGA turns your stock Wiimote controller into a giant dart. Designed specifically for games like PDC World Championship Darts, this kit adds a soft arrow tip and feather-shaped tail to your Wii controller.

Overturn: Everybody was Robot Fighting [Wii]

Overturn: Everybody was Robot Fighting [Wii]
Looking to throw down with some giant stompy robots in a realistic, immersive way? Upset that virtual reality tech hasn’t swept in to take care of this for you? While you may not be able to climb into your personalized mech and brawl your heart out, thanks to a forthcoming WiiWare title, you will at least be able to do a little robot fighting. You may be thinking of games like Steel Battalion right now, and while that game was certainly one answer for all your robot combat needs, the game was pricey and the peripheral more so.

Console X-Rays: How to Get Inside Your Video Game System Without Voiding the Warranty

Console X-Rays: How to Get Inside Your Video Game System Without Voiding the Warranty
If you’re a tinkerer like me, you’ve probably cracked the case open on at least a few of your electronic gadgets to see what they look like on the inside. But I bet you’ve never seen the guts of your video game console quite like this. It’s pretty obvious that’s an Xbox 360, but see if you can identify them all: I’ll give you a clue.

Final Fantasy Crystal Bearers Wii Game Trailer, Now With Helpful Subtitles

Final Fantasy Crystal Bearers Wii Game Trailer, Now With Helpful Subtitles
Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles is certainly already among the best visual achievements we’ve seen with the Nintendo Wii, but the storyline and gameplay have been kept largely under wraps. We know a few key things: it’s pretty, there’s flying (lots of flying), and telekinetic powers are important.

Video Console Cakes Offer a Little Something Old, a Little Something New…

Video Console Cakes Offer a Little Something Old, a Little Something New…
While these lumpy cakes certainly aren’t the most precise video game inspired baked goods I’ve featured here on Technabob, this is definitely the first time I’ve seen so many console cakes congregated in the same place. There are cakey versions of the Gamecube, an NES, an Atari 2600, a TurboGrafx-16, a Sega Genesis and a Nintendo Wii all gathered around for a game of Duck Hunt on an edible TV.

Eat ‘Em Up on the Wii With the Munchables

Eat ‘Em Up on the Wii With the Munchables
What do you get if you combine the charm of Katamari Damacy and Noby Noby Boy with the gimmicks of classic Pac-Man and Kirby, and also the recent Prey the Stars? Not a mess, as you might think; that does sound like quite a combination, doesn’t it?

Riiflex: Add Some Weight to Wii Fit

Riiflex: Add Some Weight to Wii Fit
If you prefer sweatin’ with a Wii remote over doing the same with the “oldies,” you might be the target audience for the Riiflex. Also: those of you who really dig filling up your houses with Wii accessories, pay attention.

Feel: Japanese Horror Film Director Sets His Sights on Nintendo Wii

Feel: Japanese Horror Film Director Sets His Sights on Nintendo Wii
Japanese director Takashi Shimizu, the man behind the series Ju-on (The Grudge), has turned to the Nintendo Wii as his next vehicle for pursuit of the franchise. In the recent Famitsu, he revealed a game tentatively titled Feel that is based on The Grudge. Feel seems to capture the particular brand of Japanese horror quite well, from the brief look offered in the magazine.

One From the Old School: Classic Arcade Games Coming to Virtual Console [Wii]

One From the Old School: Classic Arcade Games Coming to Virtual Console [Wii]
At this week’s Game Developers Conference, a number of incredible new (and old) additions were announced for the Wii’s downloadable game services, but the one that really gets me going is this: arcade titles will be added to the Virtual Console lineup.

Elaborate Wii Zapper Could Become Your Very Favorite Gun

Elaborate Wii Zapper Could Become Your Very Favorite Gun
The Dark Ops Wii Light Gun seems to have been designed with two kinds of people in mind: a) the kind of people who want to play every Wii game with a gun (i.e. the people I didn’t know existed) and b) people who want to inject some sort of action-movie-style flair into their Wii gaming. Here’s who didn’t design the Dark Ops Wii Light Gun: people who design guns.

Video Game Controllers for Your Cat

Video Game Controllers for Your Cat
You may have read about this innovative video game for cats last April. Now there’s a bunch of cat toys perfect for those geeky cats who like to gnaw on the wires from your video game controllers. GEEKitty makes these soft and lumpy cat toy versions of controllers that are guaranteed not to electrocute your feline pals. Each toy is handmade from felt, thread, squishy stuffing and some tasty catnip. Whether your cat prefers the Xbox 360, the Wii, a classic Nintendo or rocking out a session of Guitar Hero, there’s a toy for your cat.

Wii Breakfast Just Might be an Awesome Game. Not.

Wii Breakfast Just Might be an Awesome Game. Not.
With games like Cooking Mama and peripherals like the Wii Fit, Nintendo is raking in bajillions of money by making video games out of everyday tasks. This though, would definitely fall under the “you are flippin’ overdoing it” category.

I Love Those Toyota Priora: Origins of Popular Hi-Tech Names

I Love Those Toyota Priora: Origins of Popular Hi-Tech Names
If you happen to meet an Indonesian man and you tell him that you like watching TV programs at Hulu, he may tell you that he just likes staring at Hulus. That’s because “Hulu” means “butt” in Indonesian.

Start Saving Now: Next-Next Gen Console Chatter Surfaces

Start Saving Now: Next-Next Gen Console Chatter Surfaces
Ready for the NextXbox 360? The PS4 or WiiToo? It might be time to start thinking about what you want in the next generation of gaming consoles. Yes, already. The center of console gaming’s future is already being planned, and rumors about the graphics chips in the next round of offerings from Nintendo, Microsoft, and Sony. The Inquirer’s Charlie Demerjian says sources have confirmed to him that Intel paid to get a new chip, code-named Larrabee, into Sony’s next console.
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