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ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty

iCade 8-Bitty

The ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty is a classic styled, pocketable D-Pad style controller for your iPad, iPhone, or Android device.

With 4 face buttons, select, start, and two shoulder buttons, plus the D-Pad for movement, the 8-Bitty also features Bluetooth connectivity for gaming on the go.

It’s fully compatible with all iCade games, so there’s plenty of gaming options right out of the box, and as more and more people buy these external controllers for their mobile gaming, expect even more game developers to add support.

[ThinkGeek iCade 8-Bitty]

…Your Mac can be a Wiinstrument?

The Wiinstrument

The Wiinstrument is an application that allows you to connect a Wiimote and Nunchuck to your Mac via Bluetooth, and turns your Mac into a MIDI controlling machine.

After syncing the controllers to your Mac, you make music by simply moving them around. The buttons and directional pad select instruments, and the software even taps into the Wiimote’s motion sensor to vary the sound depending on the speed of your swing.

It’s still in Beta, so there are bound to be a few bugs, but with an open source code, they should get squished quickly.

Ready to rock the world?

Then give the Wiinstrument a try.


[Via: MacApper]

…Gaming tattoos leave luck to heaven?

Classic Gaming Tattoo

It’s going to be hard to hide the fact that you’re a classic gaming nerd with a tattoo like this on your back.

Featuring the full roster of classic characters, a larger than life NES controller, and the English translation of Nintendo: “Leave Luck To Heaven”, there’s not much that didn’t make it into this design.

[Via: The Bits Bytes Pixels & Sprites]

…The Wii’s controller is magical?

Nintendo Wii Controller

Mystified by the way the Wii controller turns your frantic swings into on screen action? The New York Times took apart the Nintendo sensation and explains how each part does what it does. A great read if you ever wonder, “How does it do that?”.

[The New York Times – Wii’s Means Of Motion]


…Nintendo makes a Monopoly for the gamer in you?

Nintendo Monopoly

Monopoly and Nintendo have combined forces and created Nintendo Monopoly, the classic board game but with a Mario twist. The board features some of Nintendo’s most popular characters, including Mario, Donkey Kong, Zelda, Metroid, Kirby, Star Fox and Wario. Plus, the pewter game pieces are modeled after a Donkey Kong barrel, Link’s boots, a Hylian Shield, an NES controller, Mario’s hat, and a Koopa shell. It’ll makes you want to be an eight-year-old tyrannical monopolist all over again, buying up everything you land on until the other players have no choice but to concede a shameful defeat.

[Via: Uncrate]