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As we predicted (based on having been told exactly what to predict), Max and the Magic Marker is available on WiiWare in Europe today. Those of you with doodling on the brain now have an adventure waiting for you on the Wii Shop Channel! Those of you with simulated historical conflict resolution in...

January 22nd 2010 at 11:44am 0 Comments
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The Wii port of Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney arrives in Europe today, after being panned by US media for being a lazy port. We don't think "lazy port" is a strong enough term for what is essentially a GBA game running in emulation. But, because it's Phoenix Wright running in emulation, and its story...

January 15th 2010 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo celebrates Thanksgiving by dropping a massive feast onto the table of every Wii and DSi owner in North America. The next Bit.Trip game is now available on WiiWare, DSiWare receives another heaping serving of Electroplankton, and Virtual Console welcomes ... Super Mario Kart. We guess when N...

November 23rd 2009 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Nintendo continues to release bite-size portions of old DS games as DSiWare games, which may rankle some, but we think its latest broken-up DS game makes a lot of sense. The company plans to release Electroplankton in Japan as ten individual 200-point downloads, each consisting of one of the "plankt...

July 6th 2009 at 2:00pm 0 Comments

Thanks to powerful, feature-rich music creation software like Korg DS-10 and Jam Sessions and weird musical toys like Electroplankton and Axe, the DS has become a multifaceted instrument for electronic music.If you've been using your DS for music, we'd love to hear about it! And, of course, hear it....

November 10th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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"Wha? Who is this impostor in my beloved column," you ask? Well, I kindly asked Matt if I could step in and guest write the column this week. Luckily, Matt is a fan of not working and allowed me to do so. I imagine he's sitting on a beach right now, complaining about the salt in his drink.So, Elect...

October 13th 2008 at 3:10pm 0 Comments
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We all love Nintendo. And they've shown a ton of support for their handheld system, offering up great Nintendo titles for us to play. Whether it's New Super Mario Bros. or The Legend of Zelda: Phantom Hourglass, or even Elite Beat Agents, they've provided us with hours of entertainment. Given tha...

August 27th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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DS game packaging is some of the best yet in Nintendo's history, largely because it abandons the flimsy, easily torn cardboard boxes of the past, but also because the games look very pretty lined up together. With this in mind, how do you display your games?Do you have them proudly sitting on a she...

July 31st 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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No BAFTA game awards this fall? How can this be? The last two years, Nintendo has picked up a few awards and a little bit of sweet, sweet recognition, and we're not sure we want to face a 2008 without the same treatment. The British awards, which lauded Wii Sports in 2007 and Electroplankton and Bra...

April 17th 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments