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WaveRider Portable Wii

A gamer who goes by "ShockSlayer" online has unveiled "The WaveRider", a custom-built portable Nintendo Wii designed to be as comfortable as possible. "This is a portable Wii using original Wii hardware. This build uses the most extreme motherboard trim to date, allowing it to fit into a first party wavebird shell. With its never-before-seen software integration and no-expense-spared feature list, it's sure to turn a few heads at MGC 2018," said its creator. Click here for the first image in today's viral picture gallery. Continue reading for the five most popular viral videos today, including one about Intel's coolest CPU ever, thanks to AMD.

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Wii SP Portable

Nintendo's Switch is a great console, but some prefer a more personal touch. Let's face it, the Nintendo Wii and Wii U were not overwhelming successes for the company, but that doesn't mean there aren't fans of the consoles. BitBuilt forum user "JacksonS" combined his passion for the Nintendo Wii and portable game consoles into one, by creating the Wii SP 2.0. "The portable contains an internal GameCube Controller, internal Wii Remote, and internal Classic Controller that can be switched with a button," according to Jackson. Other features include: purely digital video (HDMI video on the internal screen and HDMI output), an internal 128 GB flash drive accessible via the mini-USB port on top, and a resistive touch screen that emulates the Wii Remote IR pointer. Continue reading for more portable Wii consoles you won't find in stores.

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Bubble Palace

This started as a Wii Pro controller, but after tons of work, it became a portable retro game console that can emulate all the classic titles you can imagine, even the N64. Breaking down the components, the console features a Raspberry Pi 3 running RetroPie image, two rechargeable 3400mAh Li-Ion batteries, a 5-inch (800x480) display, HDMI output, stereo speakers, headphone jack with volume control, power/charging indicator lights, and a microprocessor to read button states and act as a joystick. Continue reading to see the entire build process from beginning to end.

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Mario Kart 8, unlike its predecessors, features HD visuals and a focus on anti-gravity sections, allowing racers to drive on walls and ceilings. It also has local and online multiplayer modes for up to twelve racers, along with a new feature, called Mario Kart TV, which allows players to use Miiverse to share clips from their races. Product page. Continue reading for two videos and more information.

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There's one thing you definitely should never do if your Wiimote runs out of juice, and that's licking the batteries. This Facebook user did just that and ended up with battery acid on his tongue. Click here to view the first image in this week's funny Facebook status updates gallery. Continue reading for a video of an incredible flight over the Himalayas with a remote-controlled quadrotor.

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Nintendo usually isn't known for keeping things a secret, but this leaked "The Legend of Zelda: Majora's Mask" footage shows why the Wii U will give the Xbox 360 and PS3 a run for their money, when it's finally released. Continue reading to watch.

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Nintendo has revealed its Wii U Pro Controller ahead of E3 2012. It features two analog joysticks and a more traditional controller layout. Plus, it's the first Wii U accessory shown in the black color. Continue reading for a video and more information.

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You've seen the Wii U press shots, now here's a few up-close pictures showing just how small the console really is. Unfortunately, "vertical orientation doesn't look viable, though we suspect the small tabs on the side of the console may be designed to fit into a stand." Videos after the break. Click here for the first picture in gallery.

[via Joystiq - Inside-Games]

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Screenshots and/or press images can only go so far in realistically portraying a video game console. These hands-on images should definitely give you a more accurate look at just what you'll be purchasing next year. Click here for the first picture in gallery. Continue reading for the videos.

In the hand the controller feels light, and it feels comfortable. It's most similar to the old GameCube controller, really, but much wider and with more buttons.
[via Engadget]

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Zelda Skyward Sword (Wii) is the first game in the series to introduce "full motion control enabled by the Wii MotionPlus accessory, which synchronizes player movements with Link's actions while offering intuitive play control." This game will hit stores in Q4 2011. Click here for the first picture in gallery. Continue reading to watch the E3 2011 trailer.

With the Wii MotionPlus accessory, every movement of Link's sword matches the player's motion with exact precision. If players motion left to right, Link swings from left to right. The precision play control is applied to enemies as well, as players must contemplate strategy when battling opponents that actively try to defend against attacks.
[via IGN]

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