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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...
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...
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...
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....
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...
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...
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 co...
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...
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...
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 m...
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 ...
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...
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...
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...
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)
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 P...
As you may already know, charging the Sixasis with the stock 4 foot USB bundled with the console is a joyless experience; a corner cut surely to keep the price down on the PS3. Players that want to charge more than one contr...
Alexandra loves Gears of War and looks damn good lovin' it. Sorry guys - unfortunately she's also already spoken for and her husband is strong enough to throw cars at people. Nevertheless, she was cool enough to flo...
It's ok. Don't feel like a big gamer wuss. There are others like you. Nobody's talking about it. It has to be said. Wii have a new problem, but it doesn't have a catchy name -- it's Wii First Person Shoote...
...well, you know the rest. Mad gamer scientist Alcaron gives us an excellent step by step on how to create this cool little Xbox controller mod. Not only is it cool, but it's cheap -- only $5 to make! I love seeing mods ...
This week we received the new Zero Wireless Controller from Nyko, a futuristic industrial-styled controller for the now aging PlayStation 2. I'm always hesitant to review third-party controllers because they're usual...
Nothing makes me happier than swag ... except when brown little packages of the non-poop variety show up at my doorstep for hardware review on Destructoid. This weekend we received one from RetroUSB which contained their new ...
Update! Someone has responded to the Wiili order and created a demonstration video of just how useless and awkward the Wiimote is on Windows to a newb. With some practice I'm sure this can become the #1 way to surf for po...
The design of the NES Advantage joystick, when rotated 90 degrees, vaguely resembles the anatomy of somebody who's light in the pants. It would behoove you to attempt to grind up on somebody at a club with this thing on, ...
C'mere, son. Set aside that remote and take a knee. You and me, we're gonna have us a little talk about common sense. That newfangled Nintendo system you've got there -- the Wii? Yeah, she's a real beaut. Sle...
Look. Link can dress Santa's little helper, never get a haircut, go around in oversized booties, carry a bird-adorned sword and shield and still look gangsta. The rest of us? Tools. It's one thing to terrorize events ...
This video details the workings of the Wii remote and sensor bar by demonstration, setting the record straight on exactly how Wii technology functions in plain English. The more people that watch this, the less likely we ar...
CheapyD, my favorite video game-based Web site operator (Oh god, don't tell Niero! He'll beat me!), has yet another hilarious story about the Wiimote going on a rampage and smashing high-end electronics to bits.This t...
All-are-bored!!! Could you imagine a more mundane game than driving a speeding train? Millions would disagree with me, as games of this nature are quite popular in Japan. We saw a few of these eastern mass transit simulators ...
As you may have seen, Nido and I spent a lot of time at the Miami Nintendo Wii event this weekend and Robert Summa also received his Wii last Friday (Don't miss his various videos from unpacking to gameplay ). Besides ha...
Kotaku's weekend crew spotted a Playstation 3 SIXAXIS controller autopsy a Chinese gaming site, which candidly shows the motion sensing system slapped on top of the controller board and two cavernous grip areas where the ru...
I'll tell you two things about my grandmother. To be frank, she can't finish World 8-4. It's hard. Jumping over those tight-gapped lava pits requires youthful dexterity & anxiety. That said, I'm pretty sure I'd be able to t...
The PlayStation 2 Eyetoy is infamous for its ability to bring the party games to the sofa, but, unfortunately, it does not ship with a bubbly gamer girl. Generous souls have caught footage of some in the wild and it is just...
Update 1: (Now I can say it) Alas! The Wii vs. PS3 video browser was pulled from YouTube before all could enjoy it, but worry not. All of the Opera browser videos are hosted by Nintendo on Wii.com. The text on this site is ...
As reported earlier, and you can see from my new diagram above, the wheel will still let you use the Wiimote's buttons with your thumbs, and my beer is also situated in the distance. But I'll have you know, I've been worki...
Among the crappiest of the crappy, the Sega Genesis Activator reigns as the worst possible video game peripheral ever made. Just watch the video and take pity on these two guys. Somewhere they must live with the burden o...
Long before Dance Dance Revolution and a few steps after running like a sissy, Nintendo partnered up with a fitness company to produce an exercise bike that through ethernet would allow you to peddle your way through a mounta...
Please allow me to undo years of rehabilitative memory exercises you've put forth to block this piece of gaming history out of your prefrontal cortex (why yes, I do love Brain Age). The Nintendo Power Pad - a device years...
Not really a Guitar Hero type of guy? Find you keep knocking your glasses off when you try to get your rock star groove on? Well Accordion Hero might be the game for you. Schadenfreude Interactive has created this hilari...
This 9 foot high monstrosity was created by Mary Flanagan and her intentions for this was to get people to literally play together. Pretty great concept if you ask me! Here's a few more pics of the controller via their Fl...