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With support for the NES, SNES, N64, Genesis, TurboGrafx, and NeoGeo already built into the Wii's Virtual Console platform, it's easy to forget that there are still classic consoles missing. On Nintendo.co.jp's newly redesigned Virtual Console page, there are two suspiciously empty slots in the gri...

December 19th 2007 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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It's not SNK putting Neo Geo classics on the Virtual Console. They're off releasing compilations and embarrassing DS games. The company responsible for your sudden access to Blue's Journey is D4 Enterprise, who has been obtaining licenses for Neo Geo games from SNK and putting the games on the Virtu...

November 15th 2007 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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In an interview with IGN, SNK Playmore USA President Ben Herman revealed that Neo Geo games would be available for the Wii Virtual Console in all regions sometime this summer. The games, some of which originally retailed for over $200, will be priced for download "just a little above the Super NES p...

April 18th 2007 at 2:00am 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://www.digg.com/gaming_news/An_impassioned_plea_for_a_Wii_VC_release_of_Konami_s_SD_Snatcher'; Welcome to our weekly feature, Virtually Overlooked, wherein we talk about games that aren't on the Virtual Console yet, but should be. Call it a retro-speculative.We didn't intend t...

March 1st 2007 at 5:35pm 0 Comments
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Neo-Geo and MSX are dusting off their parts and going for some of that virtual pape', joining the swarm of out-of-retirement consoles on Wii; the two will debut this spring in Japan (and likely worldwide shortly thereafter). Nintendo has already confirmed Eggy (Eggerland?) and Aleste (both 800 Wii P...

February 23rd 2007 at 12:58pm 0 Comments
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var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/gaming_news/Japanese_Virtual_Console_gets_two_new_systems'; Japanese Wii owners are quite the lucky folk, as word hit today that the Wii's Virtual Console service in Japan will be getting games for the NEO GEO and MSX systems. Games for those systems will be av...

February 23rd 2007 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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In just a few hours, Japanese PS3 and PSP owners will be able to download and play PSone games on their PSPs. The following titles will be available for only 525 yen (less than $5) each: Resident Evil Director's Cut (Capcom) Konami Antiques MSX Collection Vol.1 (Konami) Konami Antiques...

November 21st 2006 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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1UP profiles four systems that never made it to the US: MSX (1983) - Metal Gear and Dragon Quest debuted on this platform, which had a enough support to compete with Nintendo's Famicom in Japan. X68000 (Sharp, 1987) - its power came with a price: $4,000; it did feature some impressive ports...

October 26th 2006 at 7:50pm 0 Comments
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When Nintendo first announced the Virtual Console service, it seemed as though Nintendo themselves would be just about the only ones releasing their past games. Of course, Nintendo's library is beyond incredible, but with the exception of Sega and Hudson, it just seemed as though companies weren't g...

September 15th 2006 at 8:45am 0 Comments