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In honor of the new Game & Watch Ball reward available through Club Nintendo, the company released a translated Iwata Asks interview about Nintendo's first experiments with handheld games. The designers and engineers describe just how early the technology was -- it was based on calculator chips,...

February 10th 2011 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Do you possess enough Club Nintendo coins to purchase a small, uninhabited tropical island? Why not spend your fake currency on this, instead: The promotional program's latest reward is a reproduction of Game and Watch: Ball, in which you play a juggler who's tasked with keeping a number of always...

February 9th 2011 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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The Wii's Mega Man arsenal has grown once again, adding Mega Man 4 to the collection of games that can be chosen from a menu and loaded up -- you know, like weapons on Mega Man's arm, except acquired through commerce and not robot murder. They'd be very different games if you had access to a charge...

April 19th 2010 at 9:37am 0 Comments
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Want to nab yourself Game & Watch Collection 2 from Club Nintendo, but a bit apprehensive about dropping 800 of your hard-earned Coins? We get it -- in this try-before-you-buy modern world we live in, it's tough to take a leap of faith. Thankfully, some of the internet's bravest have uploaded v...

April 6th 2010 at 4:50pm 0 Comments
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This week marks the one-year anniversary of the DSiWare service launch, and Nintendo is observing the occasion by putting interesting content on the service! Every week should be some kind of milestone. And speaking of annual observances, there's a Neo Geo game on Virtual Console. %Gallery-89767%

April 5th 2010 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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You know what you're downloading on Wii today without having to look at the full list. In fact, we'll save you some time: Cave Story is the full list. In what we still regard as a pleasant surprise, Nicalis's remake is actually, for real, being released today! The only thing better than actually get...

March 22nd 2010 at 9:32am 0 Comments
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The best part of buying Nintendo games is playing the actual Nintendo games you just bought collecting coins for Club Nintendo! At yesterday's Nintendo Media Summit, the publisher announced two new items: the DS Game and Watch Collection 2 and Grill-Off with Ultrahand for Wii. Game and Watch Collec...

February 25th 2010 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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The Game & Watch Collection is a popular catalog item for Club Nintendo, but this year's gift for Japanese gamers who reach Platinum status takes the Game & Watch nostalgia even further. It's a real Game & Watch. Nintendo is producing a new run of the classic handheld Ball, specificall...

November 18th 2009 at 2:45pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo has videos of the DSiWare releases of Game & Watch games on its DSiWare site. Famitsu also has screens. In both cases, though, there aren't really any surprises. The presentation is pretty straightforward: an authentic recreation of the game on the top screen, and a logo on the bottom s...

July 13th 2009 at 12:45pm 0 Comments