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We have a message to deliver to our European friends from the distant past: don't buy Protöthea. We had pretty much forgotten about this shooter, released soon after the North American launch of WiiWare, until Ubisoft inexplicably dusted it off for European release. There were much better shmup...

October 23rd 2009 at 1:45pm 0 Comments
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The Wii is the best system in history for scrolling shooters, thanks to the Virtual Console. While companies like Treasure and Cave have developed new subgenres of the shmup, the basics of classic shooting gameplay haven't changed much, and a good shooter is still as enjoyable now as it was when ga...

June 4th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments

When a video detailing the technology inside the Balance Board hit the Japanese Nintendo Channel early this year, we envied the ability to see original behind-the-scenes content on the Wii. Now, a mere five months later, the video is available on the North American channel, dubbed into English. It's...

June 3rd 2008 at 9:31am 0 Comments

We thought about putting the kibosh on these WiiWare updates until we get the one game that we're ALL waiting for: Major League Eating. But it's Monday morning, so we've got a lot of internet to fill and we imagine you have an equal amount of free time. So here we are. Toki Tori (Two Tribes, 1-...

June 2nd 2008 at 9:25am 0 Comments
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Just as expected, we're given some WiiWare love, as well as a Virtual Console download, this week. There's also Ubisoft's Protothea, which you know we've had our eye on. If WiiWare doesn't tickle your fancy, there's also a NEOGEO game up for grabs. So, who's going to download what?WiiWare games avai...

June 2nd 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments

Earlier this week, we shared with you videos from Ubisoft newly announced WiiWare title, Protöthea, and the game looked, at best, boring, at worst, awful. Seeing this trailer for the original 2005 PC game which the WiiWare release will be a remake of, however, has given us a new hope. This look...

May 10th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments

Ubisoft has finally announced its first contribution to Nintendo's forthcoming WiiWare service, and it's a remake of 2005 PC shooter Protöthea. Supposedly, there are a lot of additions, but whatever Argentine developers Sabarasa (Mazes of Fate) and Digital Builders added, it hasn't made the gam...

May 6th 2008 at 9:45am 0 Comments