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CES 2008

Virtual Wii games get “The Shaft”

Posted in CES 2008,Wii,Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 8th, 2008

Virtual Wii games get “The Shaft”
The Shaft is another way to control all those Virtual Console downloads sitting on your Wii menu. The wired, 6″ x 11″ arcade-style stick from Overline Gaming merges the arcade joystick with the styling of the Wii.

It features analog control for N64 games as well as digital “resting points” in the eight primary directions for old school gaming. The general consensus seems to be that people like the feel of the shaft (I know. I know…) It will certainly bring that old arcade feeling back.

CES 2008

Wireless Wii nunchuk controller from nyko

Posted in CES 2008,Nyko,Wii,Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 7th, 2008

Wireless Wii nunchuk controller from nyko

Easily overlooked next to the countless heavy hitters coming out of CES 2008, here we have this great new wireless controller for the Nintendo Wii.

Nyko’s new Wireless Nunchuk controller lets you play games without the annoying cable getting in your way, while you punch, fight or swing. How many times have you been in the zone only to be pulled out by the limits of the cable?

Wiimote kitchen utensils also not a good idea

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2008

Wiimote kitchen utensils also not a good idea

Wiimote craziness knows no bounds. I thought the “Assassination kit” was a bit much. Now I find the “Betty Crocker” of Wiimote accessories. It may help you score some points for the Cooking Mama: Cook Off game, but you will look like a total dork.

The game pits you against other players as you prepare recipes and face off against 10 different nations. I guess they wanted to make the game more realistic, but honestly, this is wiimote accessory insanity. Someone needs to stop these people. How on Earth can you take yourself seriously in any competition while holding this thing? The Wiimote kit is only $20, but you will wonder what happened to your dignity.

Wiimote assassination kit probably not a good idea

Posted in Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on January 2nd, 2008

Wiimote assassination kit probably not a good idea

We’ve covered our share of Wiimote accessories. Some, like the Shark Gun are downright strange. But nothing beats this latest bundle from Dragon Electronics, which offers no less than eight deadly ways to accessorize your Wiimote and nunchuck.

It includes a pair of daggers, an axe, a curved sword and a pistol to name a few. There must be some Chuck Norris Ninja game that I’m not aware of. What’s next, a screw together Wiimote rifle that comes in a silver briefcase? I bet they would call it the Oswald or “The Book Depository”. Anyway, if you want 8 dangerous weapons for your Wiimote, you can get this bundle for just under $30.

Wii Gamer Glove gets your geek on

Posted in Wii Accessories by Reuben Drake on December 31st, 2007

Wii Gamer Glove to help keep a grip on the Wii RemoteNintendo has gone to some fairly great and seemingly unnecessary lengths to help people keep their hands on the motion sensitive controls that come with the Wii game console. The company has put out a couple of strap revisions and added a free padded jacket for the controller but people still manage to occasionally cause some damage.

The makers of this Gamers Glove for the Wii Remote are betting that the strap and jacket that come with the controller just aren’t going to be quite enough for you with your wild swings during boxing and tennis matches. The glove is made with some slip-resistant and stretchy material to give it a snug fit and to help keep the controller in the palm of your hand where it belongs. It will also undeniably call you out as the Wii-loving fanboy geek that you are.

Wii Shark gun is the oddest Wii gun yet

Posted in Wii,Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on December 28th, 2007

Wii Shark Gun controller accessoryThe Wii shark gun may just be one accessory too many. Does it jump the shark? Probably. I think the packaging says it all, showing a tough U.S. soldier in uniform aiming this thing at the target. Then in the lower right we see the typical James Bond like silhouette. Apparently the world loves this gun. I especially like the “Playing easily. Playing happily.” slogan. They left out, “Looking like a tool”.

You stick your Wiimote on the top, then hook up your Nunchuck to the shark’s ass and then get ready for hours of fun. I guess if you were actually playing a game that involved sharks it might not be so bad. If you absolutely have to have every Wii accessory, $10 is a fair price to pay for aiming a shark at your TV.

Wii Light Sword: weapon of the gaming Jedi

Posted in Nintendo,Star Wars,Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 21st, 2007

weapon of the gaming Jedi

It’s about time we start seeing some Jedi action on the Wii. Star Wars: The Force Unleashed is headed to the Wii next Spring, but in the meantime you can get your Star Wars fix with this new lightsaber attachment. You can get it now from Play.com.

A few features are a power up/down effect for saber glow. It can also be dimmed down. It sports 22 ultra-bright LEDs and an on/off switch. You’ll need 3 AA cells to keep it lit. These are scheduled to ship later this very month. $31 is all it takes to be a very happy Jedi.

To qoute Ben Kenobi, “The light saber is an elegant weapon from a more civilized age.”

Wii Gameblaster from dreamGear

Posted in Nintendo,Wii,Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 8th, 2007

Wii Gameblaster from dreamGear

Here’s the latest in Wii attachments(It’s like the Wii is a vacuum) from dreamGear. A wireless gun that is compatible with all Wii shooting games and first-person shooters. Basically what they have done here is combine the Wiimote and the Nunchuck controllers into a single device. Of course it can be used by either left handed or right handed players and will kill a large variety of bad guys.

It’s kinda cool looking in a vintage Sci-Fi movie way. Looks pretty comfortable too. The price is $34.99 each. It arrives just in time for Christmas.

Wii Fishing Rod Advance attachment

Posted in Controllers,Nintendo,Wii,Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 7th, 2007

Wii Fishing Rod Advance attachment

Even those who love the wii and own every attachment known to man will have to admit that the Wii fishing rod from Dragon may be taking things a bit too far. It attaches to the end of the Wiimote and even includes a telescoping rod with faux fishing line. If that wasn’t enough, they also saw fit to include a fake plastic fish to dangle from your fake fishing rod.

At $9.95 I guess it’s worth buying for the Wii lover who has to own everything, but be prepared to experience alot of laughter and ridicule from your loved ones. I would at the very least strongly advise you to ditch the fake fish and never speak of it again.

Wii Soft Sport kit from dreamGear

Posted in Controllers,Nintendo,Wii,Wii Accessories by Conner Flynn on November 2nd, 2007

Wii Soft Sport kit from dreamGearThe remote extensions in these Wii accessories from dreamGear are made from a “soft and safe material”. In other words, you can get into the game and still have a working TV when you’re done playing.

Just announced, the kit includes a soft foam bat, golf club, and tennis racket, plus a few bonus items. The bonuses are a Wii fan to keep your system cool and a Wii remote glove for a better grip.

Nyko Intercooler for the Nintendo Wii

Posted in Coolers,Nyko,Wii Accessories by Darrin Olson on October 15th, 2007

Nyko Intercooler for the Nintendo WiiThis isn’t the first Wii cooler we’ve seen and probably won’t be the last, but even after the latest firmware upgrade and hot WiiWare games in the works, needing something to cool the console down due to intense processing heat has never crossed our minds.

I guess there could be a chance that your flailing around during game play could heat up the room quite a bit, or you have the Wii running in a small, unventilated cabinet or some other odd situation so by all means if you are worried about it overheating the device runs a very reasonable $15 and certainly couldn’t hurt. It connects discretely onto the back of the console and has a pass through power connection so it doesn’t require moding the console or even needing another electrical outlet.

WiiFit release info announced for Japan

Posted in Exercise Gadgets,Nintendo,Wii,Wii Accessories by Reuben Drake on October 10th, 2007

Nintendo announces the WiiFit release date and price for JapanEarlier today at Nintendo’s Fall Conference the company announced a release date and price for their new WiiFit balance board game in Japan’s market. The WiiFit game will go on sale December 1 for 8,800 Yen, or about $75 which might seem a little bit on the steep side but it does come bundled with the balance board. Similar games like Guitar Hero that come with the guitar accessory are usually priced similar or more. There was no announcement for a U.S. release of the WiiFit game yet but you can bet that it will be launched in the states before the holiday season, likely for a similar price.

Nintendo offering free Wii Remote Jackets

Posted in Nintendo,Wii Accessories by Reuben Drake on October 2nd, 2007

Nintendo offering free Wii remote jackets to improve grip on the controllerIt looks like Nintendo is trying hard to avoid a repeat of Wii remote control injuries like it had last fall and has now started to ship a Wii Remote Jacket accessory with every new Wii remote purchased.

The new clear silicone sleeve fits over the remote control and aside from just giving you a better grip it also gives any unintended targets of a flying Wii-motes a fighting chance with it’s padded covering. This is the third addition/modification Nintendo has made to the safety features of the Wii remote after beefing up the straps and adding a clip.

Inflatable boxing gloves for the Wii

Posted in Games,Wii,Wii Accessories by Reuben Drake on September 28th, 2007

Inflatable boxing gloves for use with the Nintendo WiiCheck out these inflatable boxing gloves intended for use with the Nintendo Wii. They even come with a little pump so you don’t have to wear yourself out blowing them up before your bout. Inside you can grip the Wii Remote and Nunchuck controllers in each hand and have at it, giving you a little bit more realistic feel during on your boxing game. Just be sure not to get too carried away and hit anything around you, or each other for that matter.