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News: These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

These GameCube-style Mario Bros. Controllers Offer an Edge in Super Smash Bros.

Rocking a turbo button like it's 1989

Hori has produced some of the more attractive licensed Nintendo peripherals, and it's now confirmed two Super Mario Bros.-themed GameCube-style controllers — they're only confirmed for Japan so far, each retailing for 2,980 yen. While looking almost identical to Smash players’ beloved GameCube controller,...

Gallery: It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

It's OK, We Want Each And Every One Of These Gorgeous New 3DS Cover Plates Too

Nintendo has it covered

We don't know about you, but we're pretty hyped about the forthcoming release of the New 3DS — there's just something about fresh Nintendo hardware that excites the places other companies simply cannot reach. However, out excitement levels have been pushed to the limit by the news that the standard "New" 3DS system will...

News: Cyber Gadget Unveils Gigantic Joystick Peripheral for 3DS XL

Cyber Gadget Unveils Gigantic Joystick Peripheral for 3DS XL

Is your D-pad not measuring up?

There have been all manner of unusual peripherals on Nintendo consoles. The Hyper Boy is the first that springs to mind, but the 3DS hasn't had as much attention lavished on it from the realm of the peculiar and cumbersome – until now. Introducing the Cyber Arcade Stick for the 3DS XL – an enormous grip for the...

News: NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS, Android, Mac, Windows And Wii

NES30 GamePad Brings Old School Control To iOS, Android, Mac, Windows And Wii

Let's party like it's 1985

If you're fed up of using the Wiimote for games like New Super Mario Bros. Wii and Donkey Kong Country Returns, then you might want to take a look at 8Bitdo's new NES30 GamePad controller. A near-perfect replication of the original 1985 Nintendo Entertainment System joypad, this controller brings the concept up to date...

News: PDP Confirms the GameCube-Inspired Wired Fight Pad For Wii and Wii U

PDP Confirms the GameCube-Inspired Wired Fight Pad For Wii and Wii U

Arriving "this Holiday season"

Controller accessories were everywhere in the Wii era, with various companies fighting over a piece of the sizeable, tasty pie of the system's sales. We can expect that trend to continue to some degree with the Wii U, though the uptake has been slower due to its smaller fan-base to date. Fear not, third-party...

News: The Awesome Hori Mario Kart 8 Accessories Seem To Hit The Final Straight For North America

The Awesome Hori Mario Kart 8 Accessories Seem To Hit The Final Straight For North America

Happy times

Not so long ago we had the happy news that Hori's rather attractive Mario Kart 8-themed GamePad skins and wheels to Europe. It seems that the accessory company — likely with distribution assistance from Nintendo — is also bringing its goodies to North America, too. The Mario and Luigi themed Wii wheels and GamePad skins have popped...

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...