Wii Classic Controller Gets a GameCube Makeover

The Hori Classic Controller isn't just a Wavebird knockoff for the Wii. It's a strange amalgamation between the old and new, borrowing the iconic Wavebird formfactor while simultaneously swapping those ridiculous Wavebird controls for the more practical 4-button setup from the SNES/Classic Controller and a pair of… » 11/18/08 10:30am 11/18/08 10:30am

Nintendo Billed $21 Million For Patent Infringement

A federal jury has ordered Nintendo to pay Anascape $21 million for infringing on patents, and almost ironically, all of this has nothing to do with the Wiimote. Instead, their violations were for the GameCube, WaveBird and Wii Classic controllers. The news doesn't come as any huge surprise, as during the last… » 5/15/08 8:55am 5/15/08 8:55am

Nintendo Releasing NEW White GameCube Controller

Why Nintendo's releasing a new wired controller after they discontinued the wonderful wireless WaveBird is unknown to us, but Japan will be able to get a brand new white gamepad for about 2000 yen, or $20 this month. Like most things Nintendo, it'll take a few months to get to the States (if it even does). Looking at… » 4/09/08 12:30pm 4/09/08 12:30pm

Nintendo Wireless Wavebird Controllers Discontinued, World Weeps

Although the GameCube didn't really advance the gaming world in any giant steps on the software side, it did introduce to us the fact that a wireless controller can not suck. The wireless Wavebird controller, which eliminated wires in living rooms everywhere (not really everywhere, since we know how well the GC sold)… » 1/02/08 2:50pm 1/02/08 2:50pm