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Gamers anxious for more than a pair of titles this week, one from WiiWare and one from the Virtual Console, are going to be disappointed. That's exactly what's available this week. So, let's check out what's on offer.This week's WiiWare download is: Magnetica Twist (1-4 players, 1,000 Wii Poin...

June 30th 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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Developers of the world, repeat after me: just because the Wii Remote offers a new and different way of controlling games, this does not mean that motion-based controls are suitable for everything. Got that? Good. Now write it down on a sheet of luminous yellow A3 card, and pin it to the walls of y...

June 9th 2008 at 4:00pm 0 Comments
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In the week that WiiWare launched in Japan, the Virtual Console received nothing. No problem, we thought. This was just a case of Nintendo not wanting to distract people from its shiny new download service with a shmup from the '80s or something. As long as this neglect of the Virtual Console wasn'...

June 6th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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Okay, so they aren't Earthbound. That one got its own post (and, we hope, its own release sooner than ESRB-rated gems like Pro Wrestling and Zombies Ate My Neighbors). Even though we're all tired from freaking out about Shigesato Itoi's sci-fi RPG, a bunch of awesome game ratings that would normally...

May 3rd 2008 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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Japan hasn't received any new WiiWare content since the service's March 25th launch, with the exception of DLC for Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: My Life as a King and Lonpos. It would appear that WiiWare is on a monthly release schedule, because one new game has been announced for release next...

April 16th 2008 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/nintendo/Japanese_Wii_Ware_page_debuts'; The steady stream of Wii Ware news continues, this time with Nintendo's launch of its official Japanese site for the video game download service. So far, the hub lists almost a dozen upcoming titles, attaching new screensh...

March 3rd 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Following last night's unveiling of upcoming Wii Ware titles, Nintendo has announced its first-party lineup for the downloadable service when it hits Japan in March. In addition to last night's Dr. Mario and Pokemon Farm announcements, Nintendo will also release Maruboushikaku and Minna de Puzzloop...

October 10th 2007 at 1:26pm 0 Comments
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Have you ever played LUXOR? I haven't, but according to Pocket Gamer, over 40 million people have! Yikes! I guess casual gamers really ARE an important demographic for companies to target. Well, it looks like two casual games are coming to hardcore PSP owners: Luxor: Wrath of Set and Platypus. Luxor...

October 19th 2006 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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No doubt attempting to organize the masses of people who constantly barge into stores at random intervals and demand games that aren't due for release in months, Nintendo has sent out a handy "release list" thing. If we understand this correctly, it's supposed to tell you on which day some of their...

May 31st 2006 at 4:30pm 0 Comments