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X-Arcade offers Wii U controller adapter

X-Arcade offers Wii U controller adapter

X-Arcade makes some of the coolest arcade controllers out there that will take you right back to the arcade of your youth. The company makes large controllers with big joysticks and big buttons that appear to have come right off the Pac-Man game from 1980. The cool part is that the company also makes a number of adapters allowing you to use that controller with just about every game console available.

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Wii U pricing in Japan set at around $300

Wii U pricing in Japan set at around $300

This week Nintendo's Satoru Iwata spoke via live streaming video to the whole world straight from Japan on what the Wii U would be bringing the world - in pricing and release information form. There are two sets that have been revealed thus far, one of them being a basic set, the other bring a Premium Set, each hitting Japan on December 8. The Premium Set has been set for 31,500 yen while the Basic Set will cost you 26,250 - roughly converted, that's right around $350 and $300, but the final prices for the USA will likely be closer to $300 and $250 when all is said and done - and what's inside each package, you may ask?

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PS Vita 1.8 update brings 9 PSone Classics games to USA, 129 to EU

PS Vita 1.8 update brings 9 PSone Classics games to USA, 129 to EU

If you're living in North America and are excited about getting your first shot at a collection of classic PlayStation games on your PS Vita, you're in luck. So to speak, that is, as there's just 9 titles on this list. If you want to play a PSone Classics game, you'll be choosing from a list of 9 titles. You read that right. There's also a firmware update for the PS Vita if you like to make sure you're in the now, also.

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Microsoft Chrome Series Xbox 360 controllers wow for $54.99 each

Microsoft Chrome Series Xbox 360 controllers wow for $54.99 each

There's a new set of Xbox 360 controllers out there for the masses starting in May, each of them chromed-out so you can shine all the way to the speedway and back. There's nothing quite like winning a first-person shooter headshot challenge with an unstained fire-red shiny new controller, and Microsoft is demonstrating here how well they know your need for reflections of greatness. These controllers will work with all Xbox 360 models on the market today and include the "transforming" D-pad you all know, love, and want.

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Tobii IS-2 Eye Tracker aims at broader use

Tobii IS-2 Eye Tracker aims at broader use

We have talked about the eye tracking technology developed by Tobii in the past. Previously, the company has shown off technology that can add tracking to your monitor and an arcade game that used its eye tracking technology. The tech was even crammed inside a notebook at CeBIT 2011. At CeBIT 2012, the company showed off a new improved version of its eye tracking technology called IS-2 Eye Tracker Module.

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ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty revealed and detailed

ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty revealed and detailed

For those of you with a love for the original controller that swept the world with its rectangular simplicity in the original Nintendo Entertainment System, 8-bitty has been released for your mobile gaming enjoyment. This little controller has four buttons instead of the two you've seen in the old controller and has no affiliation with that controller other than its obvious inspirational bits. You'll get blue, red, orange, yellow, and green across the front with the same red buttons you've loved for so very long, and no cords!

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Xbox 360 controller Hot Pocket Dispenser revealed

Xbox 360 controller Hot Pocket Dispenser revealed

A true inventor of great objects can be found in Ben Heck, a man whose modding career spans a bit over a decade and whose latest masterpiece is an Xbox 360 controller-mounted Hot Pocket dispenser. As I'm sure you'll agree, the top comment on the how-to video for this object rings very, very true: "Wow, Laziness has sank to a new low." But heed this: so much work went into this piece of brilliance that there's no way on earth anyone could call this man lazy once they see him in action.

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Gametel adds a wireless controller to your smartphone

Gametel adds a wireless controller to your smartphone

Unlike other wireless gaming controllers, Gametel includes a universal built-in dock for any smartphone. The controller is compatible with tablets as well - but you can't dock it in. Sometimes it's not practical to play some of the more intense games on iOS, Android, or PC with a touchscreen, and a D-Pad with buttons can make a world of difference.

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