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4:07 PM on 02.11.2008

Phallic product names continue with the Wii Shaft

While some gaming product names are unintentionally pervy, you'd have to wonder about something named the Wii Shaft.     Gametrailers has this video of a arcade-style controller for the Nintendo Wii. The joyst...

Dale North

9:11 AM on 12.03.2007

Gerstmann still likes videogame journalism: Speaks with Joystiq

Joystiq has finally coaxed some words out of Jeff Gerstmann, the now notorious Gamespot editor who found himself fired after angering Eidos with the "tone" used to review Kane & Lynch: Dead Men. While he is stil...

Jim Sterling

12:39 PM on 05.06.2007

Wiimotes need more color, plastic pokers

Ah, good old retro mods inspired by the Famicom. That joystick remain dear to my heart. Everything about it was revolutionary -- it had three times as many buttons, it was curved, and the buttons and logo were as brightly col...

Niero Gonzalez

7:45 PM on 05.02.2007

Densha de Go! The train simulator game in yawntastic action

Remember that train simulator game we mentioned for the Wii that would require a special controller? Well, Densha De Go! came out a couple of months ago and it's everything you'd expect a train sim game to be. Boring....

Hamza CTZ Aziz

2:02 PM on 05.02.2007

The DIY no-sew NES controller wallet

Want to impress the ladies by walking around with a giant brick in your pants? Have a sacrificial NES controller lying around? Solution: the NES controller wallet. The construction of this fashinable piece of geekery requires...

Niero Gonzalez

3:24 PM on 04.01.2007

Sega Dreamcast scheduled for American release in fall 1998

You've been waiting anxiously to hear this news, and we here at Destructoid are proud to finally break it. Originally code-named Black Belt, the Sega Dreamcast will be the first 128-bit console to hit the market, and feat...

Topher Cantler



Learn the WarHawk before your time photo
Learn the WarHawk before your time
by Niero Gonzalez
Three grungy-looking snapshots of the upcoming WarHawk PS3 game surfaced today with complete EA-style arcade instructions on how to pilot both the air ship and the (seemingly underdeveloped and dare I say unwanted) ground controls. The previously shown videos on ThreeSpeech confirmed that SIXAXIS-soiled tilt steering can be completely disabled, so if the sight of these hyroglyphics give you a headache pay them no mind -- you can reconcile your differences later in the play control options screen. Zoom in for massive damage:view full story + comments


11:34 AM on 03.13.2007

God of War 3: PS3, 1080p and ... vibration?

1UP's Matt Leone attended the God of War 2 Sony event, blogging some very curious words about the supposed future of GOW3 from the lips of director Cory Barlog. Captain obvious had previously informed us that the game wo...

Niero Gonzalez

6:23 AM on 03.12.2007

Gamedeals commissions giant NES pad

How does modest independent Canadian game shop draw in passerbys and passing window-shopping spaceships orbiting the sun? With a godzilla-sized classic NES pad! Hardcore Nintendo fan Eyes5 became friends with the shop keepe...

Niero Gonzalez



Vickie Hogan is dead, not my Sixaxis photo
Vickie Hogan is dead, not my Sixaxis
by Niero Gonzalez

Today Anna Nicole Smith collapsed in a casino just north of me, dying at the hump age of 39. Despite a long adult life she will only be remembered for having large breasts, leaving Texas, marrying a (very!) old man for his money, selling exclusive photo rights of deceased family members to tabloids, and her involvement in a misleading TrimSpa campaign. Let's have a moment of quiet celebration for her passing, as the world is now surely a better place. Amen.

Despite all of the technology that went into restoring a very fat Vickie Lynn Hogan to her next-gen self, she didn't have the foresight to integrate the popular USB formfactor into her collosal melons, a waste of chasis space that might have saved her life.  Speaking of which, we picked up this nifty little USB-to-A/C swiss army knife from the good folks at Nyko and could have recharged her in a few minutes flat. Oh well, all things happen for a reason.  A full review of the Dual Charger AC follows.

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Joysticks, the movie review photo
Joysticks, the movie review
by Hamza CTZ Aziz

It's officially movie month here at Destructoid folks. First, Robert had the full Dead or Alive movie for your viewing displeasure. Then I gave you the preview of Game Box 1.0. DMV gave us a little Weekend Reading about potentially good video game movies. Faith informed us about a new Disney movie called Game Boy. And just today, Rev Anthony gave us his reasons as to why Super Mario Bros was an awesome video game movie.

Now, I'm back with a review of the very first video game related movie every made! Actually, Dtoider DVD Design took it upon himself to inform the Internets of just how "awesome" of a movie Joysticks is. I really don't want to watch this, but after reading this one line from his review, "Spooning in front of a Pac Man machine", I just have to now.

Enough of this silly introduction! Hit the jump for DVD Design's review!

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5:53 PM on 01.22.2007

A retro skin for the classic Wii controller

It almost looks good. Almost. The buttons in the middle seem to kind of float in the middle of limbo and disrupt the horizontal lines abruptly, but overall it does make the controller look a lot like the ones we threw and cra...

Niero Gonzalez

2:06 PM on 01.15.2007

The Texter reinvents typing on consoles

It's a fact -- playing MMOs on a console often sucks for a variety of little annoying usability reasons. Among my top gripes is slow text input. The only real alternatives are using a daisy chain of USB cords to bring a P...

Niero Gonzalez

1:14 PM on 01.15.2007

CES 2007: Falcon 3D mouse: hands-on

The 3d mouse that made waves and stole show awards away from the Wiimote and Sixaxis is finally coming to mass market.  The Novint Falcon 3D mouse is essentially a little robot with three arms that tracks your mouse move...

Niero Gonzalez

2:30 PM on 01.14.2007

AVN Adult Entertainment Expo 2007: Pictures with porn stars, part two

So yeah, here's more pictures from the Adult Entertainment Expo that I promised and you wanted. I'll be flowing these in throughout the day, so stock up on that lotion, boys, and for you curious ladies, charge the batteries.Continued - more galleries of the AVN Expo (part three)

Robert Summa



Nyko: forget Sixaxis, buy Zero FTW
by Niero Gonzalez

In addition to PS3 intercoolers, dongles, guitars, HDMI cables and other shiny accessories we also spent some time with Nyko's new Sixaxis alternative, the Zero series controller. The design is a near mirror image of their PS2 version (check out our in-depth hardware review) but with a PS3 home button at the center with glowing goodness.

There's a lot to love here: the PS3 joystick comes with a rechargable battery pack, an alternate AA backup pack, 10 foot charger cable, and glowing dongle adapter. The most notable thing about the controller is its weight -- it's at least twice as heavy as Sixaxis which should appeal to gamers that found the stock controller to be too light.

Want one? Hit grandma up for a $50 in a few weeks. A similar controller is also coming to the 360 with the left analog and D-pad flipped; available in 3 finishes -- two tone black, silver and black, and Wii white. Check out the gallery below.
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