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DIY Robot Avatar pets cat through Kinect and Wiimote power

DIY Robot Avatar pets cat through Kinect and Wiimote power

Take one Nao robot, a Kinect sensor bar, a couple of Wiimotes, a treadmill and a head-mounted display - oh, and a patient cat - and you can do what software engineer Taylor Veltrop has achieved: use a remote robotic avatar to pet your kitty. In a new video demo, Veltrop shows how he can remotely control the 21-inch tall robot, walk it around his kitchen, grab a brush and groom his cat.

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Nintendo 3DS passes 4m US sales milestone

Nintendo 3DS passes 4m US sales milestone

Nintendo has sold four million 3DS consoles in the US, the company has announced, as well as hitting new sales records on three titles, Mario and Zelda, Super Mario 3D Land, and Mario Kart 7. The milestone - which actually means the 3DS sold faster than the Wii did in its first nine months of launch, despite the glasses-free 3D handheld's pre-price-cut lull - put the 3DS in second place to the Wii in the US last year, with 4.5m of the motion-controlled consoles being sold.

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Facebook games are repetitive says Nintendo president

Facebook games are repetitive says Nintendo president

Nintendo North America president Reggie Fils-Aime has again dismissed speculation that the company will release versions of its titles for other platforms, including Facebook, though the chief exec does admit that Nintendo is experimenting with "other forms of monetization." Ever outspoken, Fils-Aime argues social gaming platforms like Zynga "deliver the same experience all the time"; "doing the same thing over and over again is no longer fine" he told AllThingsD.

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The Wii U Is Coming: Why Buy the Wii Now?

The Wii U Is Coming: Why Buy the Wii Now?

I’m shocked that anyone wants to buy the Wii. But I’m even more shocked that so many people are doing it. Earlier this week, Wedbush analyst Michael Pachter reported, based on his checks, that a little over 1 million Wii units were sold last month, putting the device slightly behind the Xbox 360 in overall sales during the period.

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Blue Wii hits Walmart for Black Friday

Blue Wii hits Walmart for Black Friday

Walmart will offer a limited edition blue version of the Nintendo Wii as part of its Black Friday sales promotion this year, it has been revealed, with the new color console priced at $99.96. Set to go on sale at 10pm on Thursday, November 24, according to details screen-grabbed from a CBS commercial and passed to Engadget, the blue Wii has already been offered elsewhere in the world, but this will be its first official debut in the US.

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Nintendo patent outlines Wii Remote touchpad accessory

Nintendo patent outlines Wii Remote touchpad accessory

I like it when patents surface from places like Apple, Nintendo and others that show off what we will probably see in the future from the country. The latest patent to surface is from Nintendo and it shows an accessory that appears to show a way to turn the Wii Remote into a touchpad. The patent app line art shows a device that slips onto the Remote.

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Nintendo offers more details from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii

Nintendo offers more details from Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword for Wii

Nintendo has offered up some more detail on the highly anticipated Nintendo Wii game called The Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword. The game will land as a Wii exclusive on November 20. Last week Nintendo unveiled some of the first details on the game areas and it is back with some new details to tease fans with. The new game details show off Lake Floria and the Parella Tribe.

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Nintendo Wii bundle with Super Mario Wii game and soundtrack coming to US

Nintendo Wii bundle with Super Mario Wii game and soundtrack coming to US

Last week Nintendo was showing off a new Wii bundle for Europe in a cool blue color with the Mario & Sonic at the 2012 Olympics. That bundle wasn’t going to come to the US and has no GameCube support integrated. Nintendo has announced that the US will be getting its own black Wii console bundle. The bundle is set to land on October 23 and will include the New Super Mario Bros. Wii game title.

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