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RetroforceGO! recording episode 41 tonight: Hardware special #1: Controllers

After 30 years or so of videogame history, we've seen any number of ways to connect ourselves with the virtual worlds we love to visit. Dials, knobs, sticks, button pads; we've seen it all. As the games we play have changed and mutated, so ...   read

 
 
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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 joystick is aimed at...   read

 
 
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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 still unable to dir...   read

 
 
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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 colored as the bun...   read

 
 
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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.  Sur...   read

 
 
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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 no sewing and ...   read

 
 
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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 features the NEC CL...   read

 
 
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Learn the WarHawk before your time

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 pre...   read

 
 
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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 would be in full ...   read

 
 
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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 keeper and crafted t...   read

 
 
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Vickie Hogan is dead, not my Sixaxis

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 e...   read

 
 
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Joysticks, the movie review

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 goo...   read

 
 
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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 cracked in half in...   read

 
 
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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 PC keyboard into...   read

 
 
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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 movement with it...   read

 
 
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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.Continue...   read

 
 
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Nyko: forget Sixaxis, buy Zero FTW

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 (che...   read

 
 
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CES 2007: Three new ways to revive Sixaxis

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 controller at a time...   read

 
 
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One lucky Xbox 360 controller

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 flood my inbox wit...   read

 
 
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Wii FPS games cause motion sickness?

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 Shooter Motion Sickne...   read

 
 
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Once you go black...

...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 like this keepi...   read

 
 
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Nyko's Zero PS2 -- analyzed to the death

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 usually craptacular ...   read

 
 
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RetroUSB's Retroport quick video review

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 Retroport produ...   read

 
 
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Wiimote joystick on Windows update!

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 porn. Check out t...   read

 
 
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Advantage belt buckle repels women, scares geeks

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, however your sa...   read

 
 
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