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Wiimote with LED? Its a lookalike game player. August 17, 2007

Posted by stvchang in DS, gaming news, Nintendo, tech news.
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In a world where many famous things get cloned (ipod lookalike mp3 players?), fake Wii like gaming devices are beginning to surface. While these thing are more commonly found in these parts of Asia, Wal-Mart in US have carried an item which is very closely resembling the Wiimote.


Apparently to be some sort of American football (not soccer as its known in the States) in a small LED display at the top portion. I’d assume that the control is via the D-pad while I have no idea what the others buttons are for.


No price was revealed, and its interesting to see how fast Nintendo of America will act to stop this blatant patent infringement.

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Guitar Hero 3 on DS will have guitar controller? August 17, 2007

Posted by stvchang in DS, gaming news, Nintendo, tech news.
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Its official, Guitar Hero 3 is headed for the DS. In an interview with cnet.au, RedOctane co-founder Charles Huang mentioned that they are interested to have a guitar controller for the DS, “as long as it makes sense and it plays well.” He adds that RedOctane is working very closely with Nintendo to make this happen.

Could this happen? Sure, given that the DS have been getting new controller add-ons (like the Araknoid button controller, and the new Slide Controller). Will it be a mini sized guitar controller? We shall wait and see.

Nintendo new Slide Controller for DS/DS Lite. August 10, 2007

Posted by stvchang in DS, gaming news, Nintendo, tech news.
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Nintendo of Japan have revealed a new slide controller attachment for the DS and DS Lite. It will be bundled with the game Slide Adventure: Mag Kid, the device attaches to the cartridge slot of the DS/DS Lite, very much like WarioWare’s tilt attachment.


This slide controller allows you to place the DS on a flat surface and slide the handheld unit while controller a worm like dot that attracts other round dots like a magnet. For a clearer idea, pls visit here to see it in action.


The slide controller bundle is available for Yen5800 (RM160), currently announced for Japan only. Will it reach here and the cost, that depends on local game importers.