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Longing for another chance to furiously draw circles around monsters? Good news, a third Pokemon Ranger game for DS is on the way. Serebii reports that the latest issue of Japan's Corocoro Comic features the first look at Pokemon Ranger: Hikari no Kiseki (Path of Light), which, like the others, puts...

January 13th 2010 at 5:30pm 0 Comments
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Update: Contest has come to a close, folks! Keep an eye on your inbox to see if you won!It's Joyswag time again, folks! If you've missed out on the latest Pokemon Ranger game then this is the post for you, because we've got one copy of Pokemon Ranger: Shadows of Almia ($30) to unload. Hit up the co...

August 13th 2009 at 12:15pm 0 Comments
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Pokémon spinoff games exist primarily as a Pokémon delivery service for owners of the real games. Of course, it's preferable for the actual gameplay to be as pleasant as possible, since a bunch of money and time goes into procuring that Pokémon. The first Pokémon Ranger...

November 25th 2008 at 6:30pm 0 Comments
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Lots of games out this week that may have dropped off your radar, like Tecmo Bowl: Kickoff and Populous DS. If you like a wide variety of games, this one may be tough for you: there's a lot of different things out this week, and unfortunately, they all cost money. That one always gets us in the end....

November 10th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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I had never played the original Pokémon Ranger, mostly because I'm extremely wary of Pokémon spinoffs. But I read enough to know that, for better or worse, the sequel, Shadows of Almia, is more of the same, with slight tweaks. Before I talk about the game, I'd like to offer my impres...

July 22nd 2008 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

At their E3 keynote, Nintendo revealed that the Pokémon Ranger series would be getting a second installment in the United States. Pokémon Ranger: Shadows of Almia will be gracing the DS on November 10th of this year. For those of you looking to check out some promo footage, hit up th...

July 15th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments
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The most recent Japanese charts showed us that musical instruments have more legs than horses, as Band Brothers DX jumped up into the first place spot. Meanwhie, Nanashi no Game made its debut in the top ten, but only sold a total of 30,000 copies. Hardware sales were also interesting, as the DS stu...

July 11th 2008 at 8:00pm 0 Comments
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The DS found itself back in cozy old third place in this week's chart, as the hype from Metal Gear Solid 4 died down a bit in Japan: PSP: 59,531 (5,325) Wii: 41,037 (4,527) NDS: 36,599 (2,602) PS3: 20,336 (54,975) PS2: 6,346 (951) Xbox 360: 2,555 (392) Meanwhile, Let's Mak...

June 27th 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Just as we were starting to get comfortable with the DS coming in third consistently on the Japanese hardware charts, Metal Gear Solid 4 came out and helped push our favorite handheld down to fourth. Fourth! Meaning, it only did better than the PS2 and 360. Snaaaaaaaaaaaaaaake! DS hardware did get a...

June 20th 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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We're crying for Namco Bandai's Tears of 99 right now, as the game debuted in the twenty-third spot this week. We guess Japanese gamers just didn't feel like being bummed out, and therefore avoided buying this original title. Sad, indeed.The rest of DS software didn't do so hot, either. Detective ga...

June 13th 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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Two DS games debuted in the top ten this week (Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga and the cutesy spatial puzzler Empty Space Training), but otherwise, DS software had a relatively lackluster performance. Only twelve titles ended up in the top thirty, which is low for Nintendo's handheld. As...

June 6th 2008 at 11:45am 0 Comments
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After a somewhat stalwart week, DS software recovered nicely and once again dominated the charts. Even though the same amount of games appeared in the top thirty (fifteen in total), they ranked higher on average than they did in the previous week. Good software sales also gave DS hardware a little...

May 30th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments