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August 13th, 2010
You don't need two hands to play Super Mario Sunshine anymore.
The GameCube wasn't the most popular of Nintendo's consoles, but plenty of good games were released for the system and it survives today through the Wii's backwards compatibility. Tinkerer Hasse's brother still wanted to play games like Super Mario Sunshine and Super Smash Bros. Melee, but unfortunately can only use one of his hands. Thanks to Hasse, that won't stop him.
Hasse decided to craft a one-handed GameCube controller that still performs all of the functions of the regular two-hander. The major modification made appears to be the installation of a motion sensor to replicate the movement of either the D-pad or the analog joystick (chosen with a switch). Hasse also moved the left trigger, previously on the GameCube controller's shoulder, to the right-hand side of his new controller so that it can be pushed with the pointer finger.
August 20th, 2010
A team of hackers has allegedly broken Microsoft's security and got its hands on Halo: Reach a month early.
Remember that twelve-hundred dollar Halo: Reach listing we told you about earlier in the week? Well, it looks like it's gotten some attention, and not just for its hefty price tag. A group of modders from the Game-Tut forums have claimed that they were able to trick Microsoft's servers into letting them download the game and have been taking it for a spin.
The group said that obtaining the game had been a challenge, but even though they'd been successful, they had no plans to distribute it. Bungie is yet to comment on these reported leaks, although its forum moderators have reminded posters that discussing leaked details was a surefire way of earning a permanent ban.
August 31st, 2010
Wii Remote peripherals don't just look like sex toys anymore.
It's been a running gag in some circles ever since the PlayStation Move was unveiled that the device bore more than a minor resemblance to a sex aid. Of course, Sony was behind the curve on that, seeing as how people had been making sex-toy jokes about Nintendo's vibrating Wii remote controller (and its various peripherals) for years.
Well, it might have taken longer than expected, but those jokes aren't just jokes anymore. An enterprising little group called Mojowijo has developed an extension that will turn your Wii Remote into a bona fide electric boyfriend (or girlfriend). Heck, you don't even need an actual Wii to do it!