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  • News 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...

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  • News Treasure Your 3DS Game Saves Forever With This Handy Accessory

    Elves not included

    Save data doesn't last forever — for example, every time you write to a 3DS cart, you're shortening the lifespan of the cart's save memory. Of course, it's possible to write to a 3DS cart thousands of times over, but for some, the worrying prospect of losing months of progress in Pokémon X & Y is the kind of thing that will...

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  • Weirdness 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...

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  • News 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

    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...

March2013

  • News These Disney Infinity Accessories Will Drain Your Wallet

    The need for a second job, is now

    Accessory manufacturer PDP unveiled a line-up of peripherals that will be available alongside the launch of Disney Interactive Studio's upcoming summer hit title, Disney Infinity, for the Wii U. The specialist company is planning to release cases and stands which can store your character figures, as well as...

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  • News Give Your Wii U A Retro Makeover With This NES Skin

    Beauty is only skin deep

    The Wii U is an attractive system - a little too prone to picking up fingerprints perhaps, but aesthetically pleasing all the same. However, if it's just not "Nintendo" enough for you in its present guise, then you could slap this NES skin on it. Available in a gloss or matte finish, this skin will transform your shiny...

  • News Sick Of The Wii U GamePad's Weak Battery Life? Nyko Is Your Friend

    Giving gamers a boost

    The Wii U GamePad is a wonderful piece of kit that allows the user to do some amazing things. The problem with that is that you’re going to want to use it a heck of a lot, meaning that you're going to have to get used to seeing that flashing red battery warning light. Thankfully peripheral maker Nyko has already set about...

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