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Weirdness: Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Now You Can Transform Your GamePad Into A Racing Wheel

Well, why not?

With Mario Kart 8 on the way, it should come as no great surprise to see peripheral makers attempt to capitalize on the renewed interest in racing titles, but Japanese firm CyberGadget has come up with the most unusual idea yet. Its Handle Stand fixes to your desk and allows you to clamp the GamePad in place, effectively turning it...

News: Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufactured By Nintendo

Wii Classic Controllers No Longer Being Manufactured By Nintendo

Both Pro & original models have stopped production

Eagle-eyed Twitter user @kitroplious has spotted an interesting tidbit about Nintendo's Wii Classic Controller and Classic Controller Pro. The following message was discovered on Club Nintendo while the user attempted to order a Wii game using his reward credit: Perhaps this is an indication...

News: Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel Available For Preorder In The UK, Looks Suspiciously Like The Old Wii One

Mario Kart 8 Racing Wheel Available For Preorder In The UK, Looks Suspiciously Like The Old Wii One

Because we all need more plastic accessories, right?

Remember the Wii Wheel? It’s a plastic peripheral that some would rather forget, and others will have fonder memories of. Despite mixed reactions, the wheel was ultimately an integral part of the Mario Kart experience on the Wii. Nintendo strongly marketed the product offering a new way to play,...

Weirdness: It's Finally Here, a Labrador Retriever-Themed 2DS Case

It's Finally Here, a Labrador Retriever-Themed 2DS Case

Paws for thought

When the 2DS launched Nintendo also weighed in with official colour-matching cases, a necessity due to the tablet form stripping away the screen protection of the original clamshell design. It's only natural that third-party companies join in with their own versions, and one that's been confirmed for the UK market is the pictured...

News: Nintendo of America Selling Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery Set

Nintendo of America Selling Wii Remote Rapid Charging Cradle and Rechargeable Battery Set

No more scrambling for batteries

Earlier this year, Nintendo stated in an online customer survey it was exploring the possibility of releasing an official Wii Remote Plus fast battery charger to give gamers a bit more juice when playing for prolonged periods. The company has now decided to release one and Nintendo of America has started selling the...

News: The Power Of Glove Charts The History Of Nintendo's Most Questionable Controller

The Power Of Glove Charts The History Of Nintendo's Most Questionable Controller

More power to your glove

Before the Wii revolutionised motion-controlled gaming, there was the Power Glove. Developed by Abrams Gentile Entertainment, this unique controller would find fame in Hollywood movie The Wizard, but in reality was something of a critical and commercial bomb — it was awkward to use and, according to its creators, was...

News: You Can Now Use Your GameCube Pad On Your Wii U

You Can Now Use Your GameCube Pad On Your Wii U

Isn't modern technology just wonderful?

One of the hidden talents of the original Wii console was support for GameCube controllers, but sadly this functionality was removed from the Wii U — along with the ability to play GameCube discs. For those of you who simply can't let go of that beloved Wavebird, help is at hand. Mayflash — a company...

News: Limited Super Mario Accessory Box Reward On Club Nintendo Has Sold Out Already

Limited Super Mario Accessory Box Reward On Club Nintendo Has Sold Out Already

Gone in less than a week

Nintendo updated its Club Nintendo catalogue in North America this week with a neat Super Mario canvas accessory box, which allowed you to keep your games, controllers and other bits and pieces safe in style. A limited quantity was made available, and Nintendo was true to its word. The item was made available to purchase at...

News: 32GB White Wii U, Rechargeable Wii Remote Battery And 2550mAh GamePad Battery Announced

32GB White Wii U, Rechargeable Wii Remote Battery And 2550mAh GamePad Battery Announced

I love the smell of new hardware in the morning

Nintendo has confirmed a new Premium SKU for its Wii U console. The system will be released in white with 32GB of internal memory — a configuration which was previously only available in black. It launches in Japan on July 13th for 31,500 Yen (that's about $312 / £206). New accessories have also...

Video: See How Mugen's "20 Hour" 3DS XL Battery Fares Against Other Nintendo Handhelds

See How Mugen's "20 Hour" 3DS XL Battery Fares Against Other Nintendo Handhelds

Also, there's a chance to win a free battery

At $100, the Mugen 3DS XL battery is a bit steep for many Nintendo gamers. Keen to remove any skeptisim regarding its worth, we put the Mugen battery to the test and see how well it stood up to claims of long life and whether or not it justified its high price. We ran a large set of Nintendo handhelds

News: Play Wii U From The Comfort Of The Passenger Seat With MaxPlay

Play Wii U From The Comfort Of The Passenger Seat With MaxPlay

A new standard of in-car entertainment

We know the Wii U is pretty portable, but the guys at MaxBuy have taken things to the next level. They've produced the MaxPlay, a device which connects to your car's cigarette lighter and enables you to play Wii U on the move — as long as the game you're using supports off-TV play, of course. Not only does...

News: Nintendo Working On Wii Remote Fast Charging Battery Pack

Nintendo Working On Wii Remote Fast Charging Battery Pack

Online survey points to long-awaited accessory release

If there's one thing that really annoys us about using Wii Remotes in the Nintendo Life office, it's the fact that you need a constant supply of AA batteries on hand at all times, or a stock of rechargeable AA batteries which take ages to fully juice-up. Both the Xbox 360 and PS3 feature...

News: Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Receiving Day-One Keyboard Update

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate Receiving Day-One Keyboard Update

Chat to your heart's content

Monster Hunter 3 Ultimate is already pre-occupying plenty of gamers in Japan; it was released in The Land of the Rising Sun on Wii U launch, joining its 3DS cousin. The West will get hold of the game, both in the home console and portable variety, at some point in March 2013. A lot of people have been wondering whether...