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Korg Monotron meets iPad iElectribe & Wii Nunchuk for music mangling [Video]

Korg Monotron meets iPad iElectribe & Wii Nunchuk for music mangling [Video]

Take a Korg Monotron analog synth, throw in an iPad running Korg's excellent iElectribe app and then use an Arduino to tie the whole thing together: you're not only hitting some of the geekiest keywords around these days, but getting an awesome, glitchy, electronic music mangling setup.  YouTuber Denkitribe has been circuit bending his Monotron, coming up not only with the system described above, but one in which the accelerometer and joystick of a Wii Nunchuk are used to control the battery-powered synth.

Video after the cut

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Dragon Quest Battle Road Victory controller is most bizarre Wii peripheral yet

Dragon Quest Battle Road Victory controller is most bizarre Wii peripheral yet

We've seen bizarre gaming controllers for the Wii before - the football-shaped Wiimote dock looked practically normal in comparison to the inflatable horse controller - but the Dragon Quest Battle Road Victory controller takes things to another level.  Basically replicating the arcade controls for the Dragon Quest Monsters Battle Road II Legend machines the Wii game is based on, the most obvious (and unusual) part of the hardware is the great big sword hilt.

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Nintendo Wii and DSi sales tumble

Nintendo Wii and DSi sales tumble

Nintendo have announced their latest quarterly financial results [PDF link], and it proved a disappointing period for both Wii and DSi sales.  Wii demand plummeted, falling 21-percent from the same period a year ago, while DSi sales dropped 13-percent.  The company has blamed poor flagship Wii game title releases for middling demand for the console, and are looking to the new 3D-capable Nintendo 3DS to salve further handheld shortfalls.

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Black Nintendo Wii Shows up Early in Canadian Best Buy

Black Nintendo Wii Shows up Early in Canadian Best Buy

It must be May 9th, right? Surely it is, because that's the only reason we'd be seeing a fully boxed, still shiny, Nintendo Wii in black at a retail store, right? Well, unless you're a devilish employee who likes to send out leaked, early shots of said items, then we'd probably have a situation like we do right here. As you can see, that's definitely the black Nintendo Wii, and it's finally --finally-- showing up in North American retail stores.

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Nintendo black Wii US launch leak prompts GameStop threats

Nintendo black Wii US launch leak prompts GameStop threats

The black version of the Nintendo Wii isn't exactly a huge mystery - after all, it's been on sale in Japan since last year - but its US arrival was meant to be.  An announcement that the black version was seeing a US launch was expected at E3 2010, and promotional material leaking out of GameStop definitely confirms it's on the way.  Unfortunately, Nintendo aren't at all pleased about their story being scooped, and have apparently threatened GameStop with a firm spanking; that's prompted the retailer to castigate all employees for wanting to "seem cool" by sharing pre-announcement details with blogs.

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PowerV Quad Charger for Nintendo Wii Uses Inductive Charging

PowerV Quad Charger for Nintendo Wii Uses Inductive Charging

Ah, wireless. We love it. Even the sound of it. It just makes us feel and warm and fuzzy inside. So, when we see something like this, where inductive charging is the norm, we can't help but want one. Maybe even two. Then again, if we bought two of these, we'd need a reason for having 8 Wiimotes, and we can't come up with anything right now. But, if you're normal and have only four controllers, the PowerV Quad Charger is perfect for you.

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Polaroid Plans Leap Into Gaming Market With Accessories

Polaroid Plans Leap Into Gaming Market With Accessories

When you think gaming, you think Polaroid, right? Or, is that something else? Like cameras. Yeah, that's probably a bit more comfortable for most people. Well, get ready to get thrown right out of your comfort zone, because it looks like Polaroid is all set to turn things on their nose. With a few accessories in the works, Polaroid wants back into the gaming scene.

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Nintendo Wii Classic Controller Pro Available Right Now

Nintendo Wii Classic Controller Pro Available Right Now

It's been over a year since Nintendo announced the Nintendo Wii's Classic Controller Pro, and since then, it's been only sold over in Japan. But, those in the United States got a glimpse of hope back in January, when Nintendo announced that the Controller Pro would be available in April, 2010. Well, sure enough, Nintendo has indeed kept their word, and the Wii Classic Controller Pro is now officially available.

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Next-gen Wii challenge is making generic hardware “unique” says Miyamoto

Next-gen Wii challenge is making generic hardware “unique” says Miyamoto

It's not just the 3DS that Nintendo are thinking about; the company have also been looking to the Wii's replacement, and the focus seems to be not so much on the very latest hardware but how the company could make the Wii 2 distinctive against their rivals.  According to Nintendo designer Shigeru Miyamoto, "in the next generation of hardware, the challenge is how unique and different a product Nintendo is able to make," pointing out to Games TM magazine that "technology is available to all equally today."

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