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Nintendo Wii Classic Controller in Gold Included in Goldeneye 007 Classic Edition

Nintendo Wii Classic Controller in Gold Included in Goldeneye 007 Classic Edition

When most video game players think about First Person Shooters (FPS), one of the highest-ranking titles is Goldeneye. It's present on the Nintendo 64 way back in the day was an explosive one, and it provided countless hours of gaming bliss for a countless number of players out there. With the announcement that Goldeneye would be getting a new breath of life for the Nintendo Wii, people started immediately wondering how it would play with the Wii's motion controller. Well, you can also go the "classic" route, if you want -- and it even includes a Classic Controller to go along with it.

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WiiLeanback adds Wiimote control to YouTube Leanback [Video]

WiiLeanback adds Wiimote control to YouTube Leanback [Video]

YouTube's new Leanback lounge-friendly UI went live last week, but if you're more comfortable with a remote control than a keyboard then WiiLeanback may be of interest.  The handiwork of Robert Oschler, who has been merrily controlling WowWee robots with the Nintendo Wii controller for some time, WiiLeanback is basically a simple way to use the wiimote as a remote for the new YouTube interface.

Video demo after the cut

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Nintendo v. Apple

Nintendo v. Apple

I was at E3 last week (was that just last week?) and attended two separate Nintendo events: the press conference where Nintendo talked about upcoming products, and an Analyst Q&A session where Nintendo executives explained Nintendo’s strategy to a group of mostly financial analysts who looked grossly out of place at E3 (financial analyst types dress much, much better than the average E3 attendee). One of the things that struck me in the press conference is how much Nintendo is competing against Apple in mobile gaming, and one of the things I discovered in the Q&A session is how much alike the two companies are in their approach to product development.

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Digiwinner Machine Gun Wii Accessory Brings Too Much Realism to the Wii

Digiwinner Machine Gun Wii Accessory Brings Too Much Realism to the Wii

This time around, we can't start a Wii accessory article by saying how "ridiculous" it is. In fact, this one is way more "normal" than we would ever have guessed we'd see launch for the Nintendo Wii. Then again, we're not sure this one's officially sanctioned by the House of Mario, either, so . . . Take that for what it's worth. This is Digiwinner's Machine Gun accessory, and yes, you're supposed to use it for all those rail-shooters available for the Wii.

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TRON-Themed Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii Controllers Shown Off at E3

TRON-Themed Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii Controllers Shown Off at E3

The controllers of video game consoles get themed all the time. It's pretty much an every day occurrence, so you'll have to forgive us if we seem a bit jaded when we talk about them. But, one look at these beauties from the guys handling the TRON remake, and we're willing to take it all back. Even as we write this up, we're still staring at them, probably drooling. We can't tell.

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One Console to Rule Them All

One Console to Rule Them All

Competition is usually great for consumers, especially in the gadget world. Competition among phone makers is the most obvious example, but even digital cameras, laptops and netbooks, and HDTVs are all part of a highly competitive electronics landscape. Buyers can now find these products at lower prices with more features than ever before. It's tough, perhaps even un-American, to argue against competition, but in the video games industry, a little less competition would do gamers a lot of good.

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Stop Twiddling Your Thumbs and Stand Up

Stop Twiddling Your Thumbs and Stand Up

Originally, I wanted to title this story "Why Women Hate Consoles," but I'm sure there are many women who would take exception to that complaint. I'm not married to one of those women. My wife hates console gaming. She doesn't just hate playing games on my Xbox or Playstation, she hates when I play them, too. For a while, I couldn't figure out why.

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