New Hack weds the XBox 360 and a Wii Remote Controller

by James

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Taking Halo or Call to Duty to a whole new level, Hackers have created an Wii IR Remote sensor and driver to port the trademarked remote setup to the Xbox 360. This latest hack turns the epic video game and console into a full fledged killing simulator.

Course, that’s not all the Xbox is good for. There’s sports games like Madden NFL, MLB Baseball or Tiger Woods Golf, there’s even hack and slash games like The Elder Scrolls. Imagine firing a phaser for the latest Star Trek Legacy game, or Battling for Middle Earth in The Lord of the Rings (can we virtually put “my precious on?”), the possibilities are endless (especially when you have this hero game pack which let’s you strap on the sword and shield).

And all of these games can benefit from this latest mod that marries the two best and affordable gaming systems. I always knew those two crazy kids would get together.

How’d they do it? Well, it actually requires a THIRD game platform to merely cannibalize for parts – an old Playstation 2. Connect the xBox 360 to an XFPS PS2 through it’s 360 adapter, then connect that to a black box custom microcontroller that has firmware that emulates a PS2 controller, which is daisy chained to a Samsung Q1 PC with custom Wii remote firmware which is finally hooked via blue tooth to Wii remote.

Wow, that’s kinda like going to L.A. from San Francisco via Cleveland. But hey, if it works, it works. And the video shows that it does.

Here’s hoping that Nintendo doesn’t do the knee jerk thing and shut the concept down before it matures.

(source: OH GIZMO)

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Latest Cool Gadget Thumbnails » Coolest Gadgets Says: August 11, 2007 at 6:21 am

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Xbox 360 Mods Says: August 30, 2007 at 12:27 pm

It’s one of the greatest Xbox hacks I have seen so far. Pretty complicated but still. :)

Wale Says: February 8, 2008 at 1:20 pm

Finally a good use for the xbox 360

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