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NES Advantage modded into Xbox 360 controller

NES Advantage modded into Xbox 360 controller

There's something about taking retro hardware and hiding modern gadgets inside that appeals to a certain type of mod-happy geek.  Today's example takes the venerable NES Advantage arcade controller and stuffs the guts of an Xbox 360 wireless controller inside.

Video demo after the cut

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Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Gametrak Freedom Wiimote-style Xbox 360 controller coming Q4

Xbox 360 owners will have a chance to gesticulate just as wildly at their console as Wii gamers as of this Fall, after Gametrak finally launch their Freedom motion-controller.  First spotted back in September last year, the latest redesign of the Gametrak Freedom gives it 360-coloring and more streamlined controls; unlike other Wiimote-clones we've seen, it uses ultrasonic 3D positioning for increased accuracy.

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Nintendo facing delay on Wii MotionPlus?

Nintendo facing delay on Wii MotionPlus?

Nintendo's MotionPlus accessory for the Wii's Wiimote controller may be facing a delay, with the company rumored to be "trying to figure out a few hiccups" before the attachment launches.  That's the word from the IGN Wii podcast, which suggests the Wii MotionPlus is causing engineers inside Nintendo unexpected amounts of trouble.

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Nintendo Classic Controller PRO for Wii announced

Nintendo Classic Controller PRO for Wii announced

Nintendo Japan have unveiled a new controller for the Wii, an update of the classic controller design that they're calling the Classic Controller PRO.  The new design adds hand-grips and increases the space between the joysticks; it also throws a few more shoulder buttons into the mix.

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DIY punchable controller for classic NES gaming

DIY punchable controller for classic NES gaming

Sometimes it's just nice to punch something, and since we in no way advocate attacking people in the street dressed as hotdogs handing out leaflets, why not punch a big DIY gaming controller instead.  Over at Instructables there's a great guide to making your own squishy impact-sensitive controller, used with classic title Punch Out on the NES.

Video demo after the cut

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Hori Real Arcade Pro EX SE stick with authentic arcade components

Hori Real Arcade Pro EX SE stick with authentic arcade components

Hori are already known for their arcade controllers, and now they can be known for an expensive arcade controller.  The Hori Real Arcade Pro EX SE for Xbox 360 takes the company's standard arcade stick, tosses out the regular stick and buttons, and replaces them with components made by Japanese firm Seimitsu who supply the controls for real arcade cabinets.

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iControlPad iPhone gaming controller gets video demo

iControlPad iPhone gaming controller gets video demo

The iControlPad project first showed off their joypad accessory intentions back in August, promising a combination case and gaming controller for Apple's iPhone and iPod touch.  Now developer ZodTTD is back with a video of the joypad in action (playing quake4iphone, no less), together with an update on how exactly the project is progressing.  Find both after the cut.

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Windows drivers allow use of PS3 controller for PC gaming

Windows drivers allow use of PS3 controller for PC gaming

Many of us long time gamers have grown very use to the Sony PlayStation controllers.  Sometimes it is very irritating not being able to use the same controller when playing on a different console or PC. Now thanks to a Japanese software programmer, we can use the PlayStation 3 controller to play PC games.

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Wireless USB multi-functional 10-key pad comes complete with music controls

Wireless USB multi-functional 10-key pad comes complete with music controls

Now those who just can’t give up the 10-key pad wont have to when they are out and about on their laptop or shiny new netbook. This wireless numeric keypad can attach itself to virtually any computer with the wireless USB dongle.

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DIY Wii WeeP 5 Advanced Zapper looks dangerously close to a MP5 gun

DIY Wii WeeP 5 Advanced Zapper looks dangerously close to a MP5 gun

If you think the Wii Zapper looks too ordinary, not particular appealing for a serious shootout on your Wii console. Try this MP5 mod-gun for size. Frustrating with lack of Wii remote pistol selection and poor ergonomic design of the Zapper, serious Wii gamer put together a shooting remote looks dangerously close to a real MP5 gun with the full-feature of a Wii remote.

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XCM Dominator arcade style joystick for PS3

XCM Dominator arcade style joystick for PS3

If your anything like me then arcade sticks are the only way to play your favorite fighting games. Luckily for PS3 owners there is a new arcade style joystick available.  This is kind of odd as the mainstream video games have turned to first person shooters and the PS3 doesn’t not have many fighting titles to begin with.

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Nintendo and Nyko reach agreement in Wii accessory lawsuit

Nintendo and Nyko reach agreement in Wii accessory lawsuit

Today Nintendo of America Inc. and Nyko Technologies Inc. have announced that they have reached a resolution in the lawsuit brought on by Nintendo regarding Nintendo’s intellectual property rights relating to its popular Nunchuk controller.

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