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May 27, 2010

Nintendo goes old-school with new Wii controller

Posted: 10:14 AM ET
Classic Controller Pro looks vaguely familiar
Classic Controller Pro looks vaguely familiar

At a time when other gaming-console manufacturers are ready to unveil their motion-sensitive controllers, Nintendo has released a new device that feels more old-school.

The new Classic Controller Pro looks and feels like a traditional game controller, with two joysticks, X-Y-A-B buttons, a directional pad and bumper buttons on the front. It was released in a package deal with the new "Monster Hunter Tri" game for the Wii.

Officials from Nintendo and Capcom said the bundle was done to appeal to the widest audience possible by giving them a controller that was designed for the game.

"Fans of the ["Monster Hunter"] series are used to this type of controller," said Eric Monacelli, product marketing manager for Capcom. "This is old-school. It will appeal to the hard-core player."

"It goes very well with 'Monster Hunter Tri'," added Nintendo representative Kumiko Hidaka. "Never has an accessory been so specifically designed for a game."

"Monster Hunter Tri" lets gamers become a prehistoric hunter who tries to defend his village from rampaging monsters while collecting supplies to help him with his quest. Oh, and there are constant earthquakes that need to be dealt with as well.

Creatures of all sizes live in the surrounding countryside, and the hunter's job is to clear them out, get better weapons and take on even larger monsters. The new controller allows the player to accomplish the major fighting action while offering ways to complete minor tasks (like cooking food to eat).

"Players will love this controller," Monacelli said. "It feels good for the game without taking away from any gameplay."

"Monster Hunter Tri" also allows for multiple players to band together online take down a really big monster. The game lets players use Wii Speak to communicate with each other and plan strategy, which gives the game a party feel. According to game director Kaname Fujioka, this is a big change.

"Everyone goes online and enters the same world, but not everyone has to do the same thing," Fujioka said in an "Ask Iwata" interview. "Each person can do his or her own thing, but when the group achieves the goal, everyone benefits."

The Classic Controller Pro will be compatible with nearly 400 Wii titles, Hikada said.

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David   May 27th, 2010 12:10 pm ET

"Never has an accessory been so specifically designed for a game." I guess Nintendo has never seen a PS2 controller. I would have said PS3 controller, but this new WII controller is not even wireless.

TACOS!!!!!!!   May 27th, 2010 12:15 pm ET


Jesse   May 27th, 2010 12:24 pm ET

Can I play the Super Mario games with this controller? I just want to play Mario without the stupid waggle crap.

Link   May 27th, 2010 12:53 pm ET

They should eiher have the motion controller like they always have, or better graphics. Because you can't have it both ways and have sub-par graphics AND a simple wired controller. Where's the appeal in that?

friedmegg   May 27th, 2010 1:22 pm ET

I am surprised that it is not wireless, but my guess is they did it to keep costs down since it is included in a bundle. If they start seeing that there is a better needed for a controller of this sort for Wii games, my guess is they will come out with a wireless controller. If not, Logitech or Mad-Katz will

Robin   May 27th, 2010 1:38 pm ET

David – they have seen those controllers. You forgot that most modern controller designs (yes – even the PS2/PS3) are based on the dogbone shape of the Super NINTENDO (SNES) system.

Also, I have used all modern systems since Coleco – the Gamecube controller and the SNES controllers are my favorites.

anon   May 27th, 2010 1:51 pm ET

"I would have said PS3 controller, but this new WII controller is not even wireless."

It plugs into the regular wiimote, which means that it's wireless.

Navarath Vance   May 27th, 2010 2:31 pm ET

Dude, it is wireless. It plugs into the back of a wiimote.

Lee   May 27th, 2010 3:02 pm ET

This is meant to be an old school controller. Nintendo didn't copy Sony's PS2/PS3 controller. As a matter of fact, every feature on Sony's controllers was copied off of Nintendo (shoulder buttons, analog sticks, and now, motion control).

Brandon   May 27th, 2010 3:14 pm ET

"Never has an accessory been so specifically designed for a game." I guess Nintendo has never seen a PS2 controller. I would have said PS3 controller, but this new WII controller is not even wireless."

LOL. It is wireless. It connects to the wii mote just like the current classic controller.

Seth   May 27th, 2010 3:49 pm ET

"Never has an accessory been so specifically designed for a game." I guess Nintendo has never seen a PS2 controller. I would have said PS3 controller, but this new WII controller is not even wireless.

Bahh you're gettin it stuck to you hard, david. Also, it looks way more like a GC controller than PS2/PS3.

Justin   May 27th, 2010 3:52 pm ET

Everyone saying "it is wireless, it plugs into the back of the wiimote" is retarded. There is still a wire that has to connect to something therefore making it not wireless. There are still wires involved. And why do I want to connect one controller to another. Also nintendo may have had the first bumper buttons and that layout, but xbox and ps both made it much better. Nintendo sucks and this is just another gimmick to try and help their failing system for 4 year olds.

Justin   May 27th, 2010 3:54 pm ET

Im with you david, I thought the same exact thing when I read it

shaun   May 27th, 2010 4:06 pm ET

the controller is wireless the cable plugs into the bottom of the wireless wiimot

Justin   May 27th, 2010 4:09 pm ET

ITS NOT WIRELESS!!!! Is there or is there not a wire coming out of the top?

Eric   May 27th, 2010 5:55 pm ET

I've had this for about a month now, so I dont know whats so "new" about it. Just because CNN found out about it now, that sure is a false headline.

Lynsea   May 27th, 2010 6:26 pm ET

That's the way to go! Old school represent! :D

anon   May 27th, 2010 6:28 pm ET

"ITS NOT WIRELESS!!!! Is there or is there not a wire coming out of the top?"

It does not connect directly into the console, therefor it is wireless. Every single Wii accessory works in this manner. You're just splitting hairs over the definition of a word, stop being ridiculous.

Harry   May 27th, 2010 7:58 pm ET

Robin, you took the words right out of my mouth! Coleco/Nintendo systems have always been the forerunner of today's gaming consoles! Though I love'em all, Nintendo has been the true innovator! Anybody out there who remember PONG! Whew has times changed! BTW- any controller with a cord/wire that connects to a console or even a "wireless" controller is, (wait for it, wait for it) NOT, I repeat, NOT wireless... ;-)

anon   May 27th, 2010 8:18 pm ET

"any controller with a cord/wire that connects to a console or even a "wireless" controller is, (wait for it, wait for it) NOT, I repeat, NOT wireless... ;-)"

Good lord. When you plug the classic controller into the wiimote, it becomes one controller that WIRELESSLY controls the action on your TV. According to your logic, then there's no such thing as a wireless controller, as all controllers have internal wiring.

Here, since you seem to be experiencing trouble with understanding the definition of what wireless means:

1 : having no wire or wires; specifically : operating by means of transmitted electromagnetic waves
2 a : of or relating to radiotelephony, radiotelegraphy, or radio b : of or relating to data communications using radio wave

The classic controller transmits input commands to the Wii console via the wiimotes WIRELESS CONNECTION. It communicates and relays data via bluetooth. It fits the definition of wireless. It is a wireless controller. This is not a hard concept to grasp.

anders   May 27th, 2010 10:06 pm ET

wii needs a hd system out on the market quickfast

Neptunasalad   May 28th, 2010 12:59 am ET

Wii controllers contain all buttons found on a PS1 controller. Basically was ripped from nintendo plans, not exactly news. PS2/PS3 controllers do contain- L3 and R3 buttons in pressure -sensitive analoq (excuse misspellinq it, old keyboard). Anyway its tet4ered to a wireless controller- not a biq deal and if it is, you can find a true wireless one for t4e same price.

I can imaqine t4is new controller to work well wit4 fiq4tinq qames t4ouq4.

4avinq fun wit4 my comment?

Ka-chiga Ka-chiga   May 28th, 2010 6:49 am ET

@ anon:

Simple question. Upon removing the new controller from its packaging and prior to setting it up, is there a cord dangling from it? YES. Problem solved, the new controller is not wireless.

Use some common sense next time anon before trying to defunct the discussion. You even further the point for us by defining what "wireless" is. Thank you, come again, you'll find your seat down the hall and to the right.

disgusted   May 28th, 2010 8:23 am ET

you are all trolls. just shut the f up about the wireless thing. its not wireless, it is portable.

get your rocks off some other way

NiC   May 28th, 2010 2:16 pm ET

let me see, it connects to a wireless remote, so it is therefore wireless? maybe the wiimote is wireless, but since this controller HAS to connect to something to work at all, it is not wireless.

Count Remy   May 28th, 2010 5:19 pm ET

Nintendo has always had the edge when it came to peripherals. The zapper light gun and the power pad are my favorites. There have also been some misses too like the R.O.B. and the power glove. But all in all nintendo has tried to keep user interaction fresh. I kind of like the wiimote now that it has grown on me. Now with that said lets travel back to the year 2000.

JA   May 28th, 2010 5:32 pm ET

I hate Nintendo. They have caused so much hate across the internet.

anonymous   May 28th, 2010 10:26 pm ET

at least its something different.
it might be useful for something like brawl or melee.

anonymous   May 29th, 2010 12:01 am ET

The wIImote that it connects to may be wireless, but you still have a wire running across your lap. So, while you have to deal with the battery issues of wireless, you do not get the comfortable, free feeling of wireless.

If it were not such a piece of junk, I would say that they stole the original dualshock from the first playstation; but that old controller was much better than this one. If they want to let people have good controls on the wII, they need to make an adapter that plugs into the front of the unit, and lets people connect 360 and PS3 controllers...not just wireless, but cordless.

sklj   May 29th, 2010 8:31 am ET

oke, so expert/master gamers will not leave the button and stick.

for sure all that thing will be needed including the motion (gyro)
and (accelerometer)

perhaps i would like to see the gloves controller for the future.

KGR   May 29th, 2010 2:08 pm ET

I am sure somebody has already answered this, but the controller is considered wire-less. It plugs into the Wiimote.

Bill @WII   May 29th, 2010 4:26 pm ET

I have seen this new controller in person and have used it as a beta tester.. This looks as if its too simple and nothing new right? Wrong...

This joystick is not wireless and therefore has no latency as where wireless controllers have a slight delay that will effect your overall response while playing.

The Classic Controller fits in your hands perfectly, just like a glove and the buttons are quick and just feel right when you push them.

It is a welcomed move from Nintendo and they will also have wireless version of it.. But as we all know wireless has a delay no matter what.

Peace to all

bug brain   May 30th, 2010 10:46 am ET

Nintendo rocks. The stupid ps and xbox stole the original controller shape and function from Nintendo. Who cares if this is actually wireless or not. If the idiot xbox live dweebs and ps geeks don't like it, then don't BUY it.

Martin   May 30th, 2010 9:35 pm ET

yeah... while you morons are arguing about the wireless topic I'm using the controller to play sweet games.

This whole article is kind of dumb (like many of cnn's articles):

"at a time when other companies are unveiling motion-sensitive controller nintendo is going old school"

ARE YOU KIDDING?!?!?! -- The Wii has been entirely about innovative control and this controller is for playing older mainly side scrolling games.... CNN is seriously not what it used to be. I don't care if they are praising the controller or not- it's still a pointless article.

krehator   May 30th, 2010 9:54 pm ET

This is a smart move for the Wii because it allows better control for FPS games or other games where the wand cannot cut it. The Wii games are stale.

HOWEVER, it is a little too late. MS Natal addon for the Xbox360 will pretty much give it the same abilities as the Wii, and with much better hardware overall. With both having the same features, the 360 still offer superior hardware and games.

The Wii simply does not have the power to handle the intense game that kids wants.

It's common sense. Fanboy loyalty doesn't change that.

Wow history folks   May 31st, 2010 1:06 am ET

Wow... People are like Based upon SNES and based upon PS2/3... Etc etc...

IF you know your history, Sony and Nintendo where collaborating on a CD system for the SNES... Whatever happened though the deal feel through... So my guess is yes they did take some inspiration from Nintendos SNES design because they were working with them. However, Sony spent quite a bit of time interviewing and trying different controller styles with players on how the controller should feel like. Thus is the PS controller born... PS2 and PS3 controllers are just upgrades to the ps1 controller. PS1 had 2 controllers (regular and dualshock) and ps2 had one (dualshock 2). PS3 has 2 (six axis and dualshock 3). Think of it like a PSP... Or even a Gameboy... Upgrades...

As for this one... Nintendo might have done better if they came out with it earlier... But then again they had the classic controller and the gamecubes to use...

barelyagamer   May 31st, 2010 1:14 am ET

"Never has an accessory been so specifically designed for a game."
What about the Rock Band / Guitar Hero controllers? Those were pretty specific. Or the DDR pad?? This controller looks very general-purpose by comparison...

Anex   May 31st, 2010 5:35 am ET

Nintendo is out of ideas.. it's all about re-releasing stuff they have already done.

How many remakes of super mario are we going to have?

This controller is something they should have done from the start.. instead of expecting people to play games like Zelda etc with a wii-mote

MeOverHere   May 31st, 2010 2:30 pm ET

Umm. It's a PS2/3 remote. So... did they originally make this Monster Hunter game for the PS2/3?

scott   May 31st, 2010 11:31 pm ET

Earlier comments stated that this controller was like the Super Nes, I think they met to say "Nintendo 64" The Super Nes was more like the 8 bit with more buttons, Nintendo 64 had the stick and was a goofy controller.

ITswireless   June 1st, 2010 12:44 am ET

I have a 137 IQ, so you just have to believe me.
And all humans with higher than 137 IQ will agree that this is a wireless controller.
In fact claiming to be 137 IQ or higher, while also claiming that this controller is NOT wireless is undeniable evidence that you have extra chromosomes somewhere!

Lance   June 1st, 2010 2:26 am ET

With options like this maybe we can get some better games? I like the Wii because 1. Its cheap and 2. online gaming is free. Graphics suck but whatever thats what I have a PS3 for.

JustANinja   June 1st, 2010 11:22 am ET

I think this is just something that came out without much thought. I have no doubt in my mind that Nintendo has much cooler things they are working on than the crap people are writing on here.

bill   June 1st, 2010 3:52 pm ET

it is wireless, it connects to the wiimote. MH3 is an amaizing game! Best graphics on the wii to date!

Steve J   June 1st, 2010 4:04 pm ET

So because there are wires inside ALL controllers, NONE are wireless? ;-)

v   June 1st, 2010 4:43 pm ET


But Lance....PS3 has no gaems

and the Wii is for casuals

dknl01   June 1st, 2010 5:44 pm ET

This is a very interesting development and I personally think that Microsoft will have an advantage if Project Natal is working correctly. Having that said it's Microsoft and as we all know it sometimes contains flaws. The harware and power of Playstation however could make the difference in this new battle in the world of gaming.
I wrote a blog about this
you can also Twitter me @dknl01

Bob   June 1st, 2010 6:44 pm ET

If it has to be plugged in to function (to the wiimote or otherwise) I would certainly say that its wired

Chris   June 1st, 2010 10:00 pm ET

So, it's like the already-in-use classic controller, has handles?

Wait a minute, I have to respond to this:

"May 27th, 2010 7:58 pm ET

Robin, you took the words right out of my mouth! Coleco/Nintendo systems have always been the forerunner of today's gaming consoles! Though I love'em all, Nintendo has been the true innovator! Anybody out there who remember PONG! Whew has times changed! BTW- any controller with a cord/wire that connects to a console or even a "wireless" controller is, (wait for it, wait for it) NOT, I repeat, NOT wireless...

I have a feeling you haven't been outside and/or seen a game console since the 80s. I laughed so hard reading your "wireless" explanation.

"controller with a cord/wire that connects to a console or even a "wireless" controller is, (wait for it, wait for it) NOT, I repeat, NOT wireless..."

Really. Do you read your own sentences? Wireless refers to the data transfer between controller and system, not the dongle-feature that connects the add-on to the wireless controller. When you plug a headset into your cell phone (it's a wireless doohickey that lets you talk to people, magically!) does that make your phone wired?

Oh man. CNN has the worst comments ever. Back to better sites. Out.

gli7ch   June 1st, 2010 10:39 pm ET


Sency   June 2nd, 2010 12:31 am ET

People are really talking up the new WII remote

Matt   June 2nd, 2010 8:30 am ET

Love Monster Hunter Tri and I use the wii controller and nunchuck with no problems. I'm not going to buy an extra controller when you can play the game with what you already have just fine.

Five   June 3rd, 2010 7:16 pm ET

"When you plug a headset into your cell phone (it's a wireless doohickey that lets you talk to people, magically!) does that make your phone wired?"

Dear Chris,

No. It does not. It does, however, make your headset "wired".


Al   June 4th, 2010 1:13 am ET

@David. Pull yer head out. The PS2 controller is a rip off on the Super Nintendo controller. In fact, ALL modern controllers are a rip off on the Super Nintendo controller.

Chris   June 4th, 2010 2:51 pm ET

"Never has an accessory been so specifically designed for a game."

So, what's Steel Battallion's controller? And Guitar Hero's? And Rock Bands?

Chopped liver?

???   June 7th, 2010 11:54 am ET

People have been saying Nintendo is failing for years.. Yet the brand has been consistently DOMINATING sales on an international scale for years and years. The fact that they've been able to hold their spot so successfully without living up to the most up to date technology makes them that much more impressive. Just because you have an opinion doesn't mean you know the business. So shut up. Thanks.

lucygray   June 15th, 2010 2:07 pm ET

This is a very interesting development and I personally think that Microsoft has an advantage if the project is working correctly Natal. Having said that Microsoft and as we all know that it sometimes contains flaws. Harware and PlayStation gaming world power but can make the difference .. in the new battle
Yellow Credit Card

Neil   June 15th, 2010 3:02 pm ET

Looks like all the controller currently in use.

Charles   June 23rd, 2010 3:23 pm ET

Sony fans.....

Will the controller work without a wireless connection to the Wii? No so it's wireless. Sitting 20 feet away from the TV with it connected be a 2 foot cord?

If you own a PS3 please do us real gamers a favor and don't ever comment on anything gaming related again. You make the rest of us look like morons and it is getting embarrassing.

History lesson for some of you Sony fans. Nintendo helped design the PS1 controller. It is just the next step to the Snes controller.Before the PS1 Sony and Nintendo were going to work together to make a console. Sony got greedy and wanted most of the money and rights to the games, and Nintendo decided to go with someone else.

Sony took what they learned from Nintendo along with the original designs and made the PS1. Sony has been ripping off Nintendo innovations since they entered the gaming market. It's common knowledge among most gamers.

Please educate yourself on gaming history before you go around telling others where things come from when you have no clue.

Solaready Nfp   July 24th, 2010 10:02 pm ET

Being that PS3 and Xbox360 are both trying to duplicate the Wii's success with their own versions. Its only fitting that the Wii has a form of their (ps3,xbox) controllers, not really for a profit, but to round out the market.

Melatonin    October 14th, 2010 3:17 am ET

wii accessories are quite expensive sometimes but there are also knockoff versions."-

Bench Saw    October 20th, 2010 3:13 pm ET

wii accessories can be expensive if you want to get a complete set.:`

Gerry   October 31st, 2010 11:10 pm ET

Dear Nintendo, this is awful. The SNES game controller is the best ever made. Why make anything else?

trina   November 1st, 2010 7:21 pm ET

Wasnt the Wii originally made for people to excercise? this is what video games have come to. no wonder why we have obese children. This whole gaming thing needs to stop. What ever happened to children going outside. playing in a sprinkler, going to the beach? This is ruining our society and our children.

GarthDouglas   November 2nd, 2010 10:29 am ET

Some compromise terminology:

COMPROMISE01: "It's a partially wireless setup. A wire is involved, but only to connect to the wiimote, and it is wireless the rest of the way."

COMPROMISE02: "The *gamepad* individually itself isn't strictly wireless per se, but the *gamepad assembly* (gamepad+wiimote) is wireless relative to the Wii console itself."

1WithABrain   November 2nd, 2010 1:41 pm ET

"Wireless", in technological terms, is in regards to functionality, not anatomically. Yes, this controller has a cord, but it communicates with the system via wireless signals. I can't fathom how so many can debate this, particularly while insulting the opponent's intelligence in full hypocrisy. That's just a childish way of saying you're actually taking a trivial disagreement personally.

Think of it like this: The Wii Remote is just an antenna, or like a sattelite dish. You're pretty much saying sattelite TV programming uses the exact same process as cable TV programming. For those who don't own televisions, those two methods are not similar.

Jag   November 2nd, 2010 1:58 pm ET

So it's "wireless." I plug it in the back of a Wiimote. Then I set the Wiimote on the ground or a convenient tabletop no further than three feet away.

Let's hear it for this great wireless technology.

Jag   November 2nd, 2010 1:59 pm ET

Brain, if they can put a transmitter in the Wiimote, they could put it in this thing. That was just cost-cutting laziness.

Mike   November 2nd, 2010 2:18 pm ET

Xbox controller is way better.

Juicy_Jetson   November 2nd, 2010 6:27 pm ET

Wii is a giant ripoff considering nothing significant has come from it in the last 2 years, save for "Super Duper Uper Mario Goes to the Galaxy Again 2"... Please! The games are awful.

Juicy_Jetson   November 2nd, 2010 7:49 pm ET

Wii is awesome!

Yowzer   November 5th, 2010 2:47 am ET

User "Five" wins.

He quotes Chris:

"When you plug a headset into your cell phone (it's a wireless doohickey that lets you talk to people, magically!) does that make your phone wired?"

and then answers him:

"Dear Chris,

No. It does not. It does, however, make your headset "wired".



steeve-o   November 5th, 2010 11:51 am ET

I thought wen they meant "old school" they were bringing back the original square Nintendo controller, not blatantly ripping off the Xbox 360 controller.
The only difference being the left joystick and directional pad reversed, and the (a) (b) and (x) (y) buttons reversed.

aniastf   November 5th, 2010 12:24 pm ET

Umm... There has been a classic controller out for the Wii since the Wii came out...

aniastf   November 5th, 2010 12:28 pm ET

To ???, thanks for saying that- people just like to talk about things they don't know about- you are totally correct. Nintendo has indeed been dominating the gaming market for a while now- whether we like it or not.

cabbie   November 8th, 2010 6:16 pm ET

It is technically wireless because the wire it does have attaches to the wiimote, making it wireless.

Personally, if it did not require the wiimote, I would love this controller. It feels good to play old school games easily and quickly without having to change discs, or deal with wires.

Also, reading this headline made me think Nintendo was making a controller that looked like the original NES controller, and also wireless. Now that would be fun!

One day...

ghjffbali   November 12th, 2010 12:43 pm ET

So if I put a wired optical mouse into my laptop, which wirelessly displays things on my tv, my optical mouse would be wireless? LOL. That logic fails rigt there

The classic controller itself can not communicate wirelessly to the wii. It is WIRED to the WII MOTE which WIRELESSLY communicates to the wii. The classic controller is hence not wireless. LOL. I thought Sarah Palin was dumb, she could figure this out (maybe if the canadian moose help).

f-dog   November 13th, 2010 11:13 pm ET

the remote has a cord... or a wire that couples it with a wireless remote... so it is a remote with a cord/wire that communicates wirelessly... definition depends if you look at the remote only, or the coupled unit.


Anne   November 14th, 2010 3:26 pm ET

Yes, Jesse, you can play Mario with this, it looks just like the control of my first Nintendo, and my game was Mario Bros.
One control only, I loved it!

Marisa   November 15th, 2010 11:09 am ET

Old school?? It just looks like a playstation controller! THIS is old school.

ghjff   November 15th, 2010 11:43 am ET


Can the classic controller communicate wirelessly by itself directly to the wii? No.

It needs a wittwle hewp fwom the wiimote.LOL

Simple concepts people

And @Marisa, the PS controller was based of an old Nintendo controller.

Adam A.   November 18th, 2010 7:00 pm ET

"Never has an accessory been so specifically designed for a game." Um, there have been several over the years that I can think of: 1)Zapper gun for the NES games like Duck Hunt, Hogan's Alley, etc, 2)The Fishing Rod accessory on PS1 and Dreamcast, 3) Marracas in Samba de Amigo on Dreamcast, 4) Guitars, Drums, Mic's for the Rock Band/Guitar Hero games, 5) Powerglove for Super Glove Ball on NES. Just to list a few. Cmon son!

gade172   November 19th, 2010 9:52 pm ET

If I have a wireless laptop and I plug a wired mouse into the laptop, do I then have a wireless mouse? The controller is not wireless, the device it plugs into is wireless.

Alex   November 20th, 2010 9:13 pm ET

they should only use the remote 4 games like wii sports resort or mario kart.
all the rest should use this

Alex   November 20th, 2010 9:16 pm ET

nintendo has just become plain STUPID. they suck now

ghjff   November 23rd, 2010 11:30 am ET

@ gade

exactly :)

Don   November 23rd, 2010 6:42 pm ET

I started playing video games just before the NES 8 bit came out in 1985. I played some Sega and Turbografx but never Sony or MS systems. Everybody who jumped on those wagons came crawling back to the king of games: Nintendo. To those crawlers, you will go away again with the next hot system and come crawling back when Nintendo trumps them all again. It is never about the graphics, it is about the quality of the games. Crash Bandicoot? Tomb Raider? Please, those are long gone. Mario and Zelda are still here.

wbaldwin   November 23rd, 2010 8:57 pm ET

so.... it's got a wire but plugging it into a wiimote makes it wireless... and also makes it look like you have a big floppy wiidildo hangin from your controller.

my idea is just bring back the beautiful n64 controller and make it work like my xbox360 controller. you have the wiimote for motion, have a dedicated "true" controller for when we need it.

4change   December 8th, 2010 4:58 pm ET

Shock! Nintendo has just gone back from Wii to release GameCube 2 ! Amazing! loloLOLOLOLLLL!!!

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The only way to reverse global warming is for the oil companies to re-pressurize the earth’s fuel systems. One way this can be accomplished is by igniting the methane gas in the fuel system. The ignited gas will expand, and create the pressure need to force the remaining crude oil, and natural gas into the outer core, and it will take many decades to reheat the core to normal temperatures. Crude oil, and methane gas was not created to fuel our industries, or automobiles. It was created to fuel this planet. Crude oil is the life blood of this planet. The green house gas theory has nothing to do with global warming, and tens of thousands of scientist believe the theory is false. Something is going wrong with the earth’s orbit. These are not separate events they are all part of earth’s orbital decay. The events below were reported by NASA/ Goddard Space Flight Center, USGS, and the American Astronomical Society, etc.

1. The earth is moving away from the moon.

2. The rotation of the earth is slowing down.

3. The earth is shifting on its axis.

4. Twelve o’clock noon use to be the hot part of the day, now three o’clock is the hottest part of the day.

5. The earth is wobbling on it axis.

6. The earth is developing a breach in its magnetic field.

7. Both polar ice caps are being melted, one at a time, during each polar ice cap’s summer season, and the oceans are rising.

As the earth moves closer to the sun, its heat, and rays will continue to spread, and warm areas of the planet that are in their winter season. The sun is millions of time larger, than earth. Areas near the equator will be affected first. Areas near latitudes 29 degrees north, and south will experience higher, than normal temperature during the winter seasons, and it will began to get cold later in the season in these regions. This area is where global warming should be monitor in the beginning. As the earth moves closer to the sun its heat will spread toward both hemisphere’s polar ice caps, during the winter season. In the future there will be no more winters, because the heat from the sun will eventually spread, and covered both hemispheres simultaneously, while the hemisphere that’s in its summer season will experience extreme high temperatures. I live near the equator at latitude 29 degrees north. Houston, Texas winters are getting sunnier, and warmer. The cold weather is setting in later into the season. What is occurring in Houston is going to occur in the rest of the world in the future.

Written by: Willie McDonald (July-1983)

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