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It looks as though we’re still gaining access to a treasure trove of information that was gleaned from the massive Nintendo “gigaleak” that sprung back in July. The leak clued us into canceled Nintendo game projects, hidden characters, and other oddities throughout the Japanese gaming giant’s long history. The latest nugget of info that apparently comes from the gigaleak involves a hybrid version of the popular GameCube game console. As most of the gaming community already knows, the GameCube featured a settop-only form-factor, but Nintendo execs and engineers reportedly wanted to develop a version that took on a hybrid form-factor. In essence, it would have been... Read more...
We love crazy gaming mods here at HotHardware, and another impressive one just slid across the news desk. Witness this custom Nintendo Wii system that has been squeezed into a case that is roughly the same size as a GameBoy Color. Its creator, GingerOfMods, affectionately refers to it as the WiiBoy Color. Whereas the original GameBoy Color has a 2.3-inch (160x144) display, this WiiBoy Color has a larger 3.5-inch IPS display with a 480p display resolution. The larger display also means that the bezels are a lot smaller with the GameBoy Color-style case. Speaking of the case, it was constructed using a 3D printer, and it features controls from a number of donor Nintendo gaming systems... Read more...
Many people who enjoyed gaming during the 2000s have fond memories of the Nintendo GameCube and its best-selling game Super Smash Bros. Melee. The release of Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Nintendo Switch caused several creators to find a way to smash together the Nintendo Switch and GameCube. Creators Mike Choi and Shank both recently released photos and videos of their own GameCube/Nintendo Switch dock and controller Frankensteins. YouTube Shank Mods was the first to release photos and videos of his “GameCube Joycons”. Shank essentially reconfigured a Nintendo Wavebird wireless controller to pair up with a Nintendo Switch. Some of his biggest challenges included figuring out... Read more...
Do you have an old GameCube console sitting around that you're not using anymore? If that is the case, and you also own a Nintendo Switch, you can literally hack (and saw) your old GameCube and give it a second life as a dock for your Switch, complete with working ports. That's exactly what someone did, and it looks awesome. Image Source: Reddit via Littlewolf128 Sure, it's bulky for a dock. But the fact that the front ports work is what ascends this mod from 'neat' to 'wow, that's really cool!' territory. It's also a well-timed modification, with Nintendo having recently launched Super Smash Bros. Ultimate for the Switch. The alternative is to buy a knockoff GameCube controller adapter and call... Read more...
Nyko has unveiled a new accessory for fans of the Nintendo Switch who have some old-school GameCube controllers lying around they want to use for some Super Smash Bros. action, or the like, on the Switch. The product is called the Retro Controller Hub and offers four ports for connecting your old controllers to the new Nintendo Switch console. All four ports support GameCube controllers, and Nyko says it is ideal for retro gaming co-op play. The hub gets the power it needs to operate from two USB ports on the Switch console dock, giving it the the ability to power the four controllers at once. Gamers not wanting to play with friends or only needing to connect one GameCube controller to the Switch... Read more...
Nintendo made waves in the gaming community when it debuted its Wii console, one of its most interesting game systems to date. What made the console so unique was its motion-controlled Wii Remotes. Perhaps in a parallel universe, the Wii Remote would have debuted even earlier, as prototypes actually exist of versions built for the GameCube. Wii Remotes for the GameCube are only slightly less rare than unicorns, though unlike those horned horses, the controllers actually exist. One of them showed up over the weekend at an auction in Japan on Yahoo Auctions, alongside an accompanying Nunchuck controller. The prototype controllers sold for 74,000 yen (around $663 in US currency). Source: Yahoo Auctions... Read more...
Nintendo's stock may have taken a beating of late but the company still has some of the coolest hardware and games on the market. One of the big successes for Nintendo has been the small retro consoles that it has been reissuing for nostalgic gamers to enjoy like the NES Classic Edition that recently came back in stock. Gamers wondering what the next retro goody might be from Nintendo will be glad to hear that a GameCube classic is a possibility according to a new rumor. Nintendo has filed for three separate trademarks that all have to do with the GameCube in Japan. The trademarks are for game software and video game hardware. None of the trademarks relate to merchandising. The trio of new trademarks... Read more...
The gang from Failoverflow guaranteed that the Nintendo Switch would be hacked to run all sorts of content not originally targeted for Nintendo's latest console, once the elite hacker group figured out how to get Linux to run on the device. That hack takes advantage of an unpatchable exploit as it turns out. And now, fans of retro GameCube games can now run some titles on their Switch using an emulator and Linux. The hack was shown off by a YouTube user called Mizumi using a Dolphin GameCube emulator program running on Lakka. Lakka is a Linux distribution specifically made for game consoles that happens to look a lot like the PS4 interface. The front-end for the emulator is called... Read more...
NVIDIA and Nintendo have announced something this week that will make retro gamers very happy (at least in China). Coinciding with the launch of the NVIDIA SHIELD in China, some remastered old-school Nintendo video games are being added to the console. The games are from the Wii and the GameCube eras and include New Super Mario Bros., The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess and Punch-Out. All three of those games are remastered in 1080p and are available on the Chinese version of the SHIELD. Nintendo will also be adding Super Mario Galaxy to the SHIELD in 2018. There is no word on if these games will come to the SHIELD in other countries (like the United States). "NVIDIA and Nintendo Co., Ltd.... Read more...
Nintendo is working on a unique new console called Switch that will launch in March of next year. It will attempt to bridge the divide between in-home and mobile gaming as an all-in-one solution for both, and if it succeeds, you can bet the Switch will be just as hot (and hard to find early on) as the NES Classic Edition. Not only that, but there's chatter of the Switch supporting GameCube titles, too.That's the word according to Eurogamer, which claims to have heard the same thing from no less than three separate sources. They way the sources tell it, GameCube support has already been tested and is working, with Nintendo prepping three GameCube games for the Switch. They include Super Mario... Read more...
Nintendo has decided to mix a bit of old school styling with a new generation video game. More specifically, Nintendo is releasing a four-port adapter for the Wii U that will allow gamers to plug in up to four GameCube controllers for its upcoming Super Smash Bros. title. It's not yet clear if the adapter will work with other titles or if it will support Nintendo's wireless Wavebird. "Get excited! The Wii U version of Super Smash Bros. will be playable with GameCube controllers," Nintendo announced in a Twitter post. Nintendo also posted a video to YouTube teasing the release of both the game and the adapter. Take a look: It looks like the adapter needs to be plugged into both USB ports on the... Read more...
Nintendo's next-generation Wii console is expected to be one of the biggest unveils at E3 this year, but data from Nielsen suggests gamers aren't especially eager for the new system. The organization's poll data shows that while 27 percent of those polled are interested in a new Nintendo, 25 percent and 24 percent would also be interested in new systems from Microsoft and Sony. "Gamers interested in next-generation consoles" isn't the sort of headline that wins Pulitzer prizes, but Nielsen doesn't stop there. The organization's data suggest that the Wii's user base continues to resist attempts to analyze it strictly in terms of traditional console demographics, writing: "The sheer size... Read more...