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Looks like European gamers can take some time to check out updated ads while slicing through the waves on their jet skis this weekend if they are so inclined. Alas, only two games this week, but the streak couldn't keep going forever. Hey, at least it's not something like Revolution X or Captain Nov...

August 17th 2007 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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We're pretty sure we wouldn't want to smell Galaga breath (it reeks of intensity), but it makes for a great week on the Virtual Console for European gamers! Only three titles this fine Friday, but when you're talking about Galaga '90 and Breath of Fire II (oh, and some hot Volleyball action), what e...

August 10th 2007 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Four games again this week, with some really great variety, despite the fact that they come from only two consoles. Platformer? Check. Puzzle? Check. SRPG? Check. But you know what we're lusting over: awesome side-scrolling ninja action. C'mon, you knew what we would choose. We all have our biases.A...

August 3rd 2007 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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This week's Virtual Console update for Europe is all about choice. Four games are on the block, and pretty much all they have in common is retro goodness. From pinball to pool to RPG, you can revel in whatever you like the best this weekend ... unless you like beat 'em ups or shooters, and the VC is...

July 27th 2007 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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It's an odd pairing for the weekend for European gamers -- the punk-influenced Air Zonk and the classically adorable Paper Mario! What do they both have in common? A light-hearted approach to gaming and solid offerings for their respective genres. That's something we can get behind. Air Zonk -...

July 13th 2007 at 9:50am 0 Comments
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Hope you're in the mood for sequels today, because if you're itching for a new retro title, that's what Nintendo's offering up, at least when it comes to Sega. A couple of today's titles were also released in the U.S. this week, which means you can check out the video wrap-up for a little game foota...

July 6th 2007 at 11:25am 0 Comments
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Making up for its delayed arrival to Australia's Virtual Console, the TurboGrafx-16 will debut in the world's smallest continent next week with eleven releases! Hudson's VC site lists that over a third of the games will be shmups -- no big surprise there -- but classics like Dungeon Explorer, Milit...

June 29th 2007 at 12:00pm 0 Comments
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We can't ever get enough of Kirby around here. He's just so cute and puffy. So obviously, when we think Kirby, we think golf. Because, uh ... balls are round. Yep. And what goes well with golf? Commandos. Right. We don't get this week's pair of releases either, but hey ... maybe opposites really do...

June 29th 2007 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Racketboy's Turbografx-16 coverage continues, and continues to be excellent. We totally feel obligated to cover it, because it's about our favorite underdog VC system. This time, the focus is on the games that made the system so awesome. And also Keith Courage in Alpha Zones. Categorized by, among...

June 25th 2007 at 12:35pm 0 Comments
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MESSAGE FROM DR. LIGHT.MEGA MAN DOWNLOAD COMPLETED! GET YOUR WEAPONS READY!Need we say more? Today on the European VC: Mega Man -- NES -- 500 Wii points China Warrior -- TurboGrafx -- 600 Wii points

June 22nd 2007 at 9:45am 0 Comments
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Of the systems whose games are currently available on the Virtual Console, the Turbografx-16 is the most obscure. It didn't seem that obscure to us, since we had one and played it frequently, but we recognize that most people went with the Genesis or SNES in the 16-bit console wars. That's fine, we...

June 15th 2007 at 10:45am 0 Comments
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At the very least, this is a great week for pricing on the Virtual Console -- all three of the games are near the lower end of the pricing scheme, and for gamers trying to collect 'em all (or at least, as many as they can!), that's usually good news. Don't think that limits the choices, however; thi...

June 8th 2007 at 12:15pm 0 Comments