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Another glorious round of Virtually Free has come to an end, and lo, we have a winner. One super fresh copy of River City Ransom will be gifted by us to one mgroves, who, in the winning comment, pined for Mega Man 2 on the US Virtual Console. Congratulations, mgroves! And to everyone else, check ba...

June 3rd 2008 at 8:24am 0 Comments
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Don't forget -- this is the last day to throw your name in the hat for the most recent Virtually Free contest, in which we're giving away one copy of River City Ransom! Head over to the original post and get your name in before the deadline, which drops just before midnight, Eastern time.

June 2nd 2008 at 8:22am 0 Comments
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What's that? You didn't buy River City Ransom ($5/500 Wii points) the moment it was available? For shame. Despite the fact that you totally don't deserve, we're here to save the day by offering up a free copy of the very excellent title to one lucky reader for this week's Virtually Free giveaway.So...

May 28th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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In River City, the streets, parks, and even high schools are populated by gangs of identical-looking, identically dressed teens who spend the day protecting their turf from any interlopers by beating them savagely with chains and throwing garbage cans at them. And yet, despite their efforts, turf c...

April 23rd 2008 at 7:00pm 0 Comments
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Thanks to its largely flat surface, the NES doubles up as an ideal canvas for those wishing to spruce up their consoles with a custom paint job. Of course, you also need artistic ability, which is where we fail hideously, and eBay user hellokitty11111111111 (yes) excels.Well, "excels" most of the t...

April 21st 2008 at 10:30pm 0 Comments
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Well folks, we're back with video commentary and ready to give you the lowdown on this week's Virtual Console releases. This week will go down in history for us, as it shows the release of one of the best NES games ever here in the United States. So what are you waiting for? Hit up the video above,...

April 21st 2008 at 9:34pm 0 Comments
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So, uh, we all know what today is, right? It's a day that will go down in history for us, the fine men and women behind Wii Fanboy, because a game of epic proportions is hitting the Virtual Console later today (12pm ET): River City Ransom, There's also some other game but we haven't even bothered t...

April 21st 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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That landfill of crappy Virtual Console titles has just been given a swift kick-punch of revitalization. Not only that, but we've got a second helping of Phantasy Star for you to digest. River City Ransom (NES,1-2 players, 500 Wii Points): Save your girlfriend from such heinous foes as "The G...

April 21st 2008 at 8:45am 0 Comments
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Wii owners might finally get a new Virtual Console title that they actually give a damn about, when the classic brawler River City Ransom hits the service next week. Publisher Aksys has confirmed that they'll be releasing the title next Monday, as part of Nintendo's regular weekly releases.Hooray f...

April 18th 2008 at 8:28pm 0 Comments
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Hey, Generic Dudes, guess what? Aksys Games has announced that they are, in fact, bringing the two Technos games found in the ESRB database to the Virtual Console -- along with another one that just happens to be the best game on the Nintendo Entertainment System! River City Ransom. Next week. Five...

April 16th 2008 at 5:55pm 0 Comments
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Sure, it's been more than a year since the first Virtually Overlooked column on February 22nd of last year, but then Virtually Overlooked is about more than what's currently available on the Virtual Console. Eh? Eh? It's virtually a year of Virtually Overlooked. Think of it this way, more VO column...

April 3rd 2008 at 9:00pm 0 Comments
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We love "Greatest of All Time" lists as much as the next guy, but Exploding Barrel's tally of the best cooperative multiplayer titles has a few glaring holes that we felt would be irresponsible to ignore. For your reference, here's their top ten: Ikari Warriors Contra Doom Double D...

March 27th 2008 at 6:00pm 0 Comments