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Two Tribes has let its baby bird leave the nest; Toki Tori 2, the subject of a sudden delay last year, will be available today on the Wii U eShop.Meanwhile on 3DS, the biggest release is a game from 1987, the original Castlevania. It's out on the eShop just in time to be a few weeks late to promote...

April 4th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Mega Man 3 will launch on the 3DS Virtual Console next week, March 14 to be exact, according to a Capcom Unity update. What's more, Mega Man 4, 5 and 6 will launch in subsequent months.Capcom notes that by the time Mega Man 6 heads to the 3DS eShop, it will make digital versions of each game's sou...

March 9th 2013 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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European Wii U owners get to play F-Zero at the same speed as North Americans - always handy with a racing game - when the SNES classic arrives on the Wii U's Virtual Console this week. The news of the 60Hz version coming to Europe follows the criticism Nintendo received last month for releasing a...

February 20th 2013 at 9:00am 0 Comments
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Finally, you can browse your neighborhood through the tiny window of your Wii U GamePad. Wii Street U is free on the Wii U eShop today for a limited time, enabling augmented reality Google Street View. Grab it now, because it seems unlikely you'd want to pay for it.Meanwhile on 3DS eShop: video gam...

February 14th 2013 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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The 3DS eShop is crowded today! Ikachan launches today, as does the Virtual Console release of Ice Climber and a bunch of other things. There are even new downloadable Mario decoration sets for Sparkle Snapshots 3D, if you're feeling like a bit of photo festooning. And don't forget Fire Emblem: Awa...

January 31st 2013 at 1:30pm 0 Comments
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When you buy the Wii U version of a Virtual Console game – currently, Balloon Fight is the only one available – you get a new version of that game. That means GamePad controls, access to a Miiverse community, and the great customization options afforded to Wii U VC games.It also means y...

January 28th 2013 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Nintendo is apparently resurrecting the sl-sl-slowdown of retro 50Hz gaming on the Wii U Virtual Console in Europe. As spotted by Eurogamer readers and confirmed by us, the European version of NES classic Balloon Fight runs at a refresh rate of 50Hz, as opposed to the regular 60Hz it runs at in oth...

January 25th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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The new Brain Age: Concentration Training may make you feel terrible about math, or it may increase your brainpower. The only way to find out which of the two (or how much of each) is to get the demo, available on 3DS eShop today. Also on 3DS today is a surprise Virtual Console release, the Contra...

January 24th 2013 at 10:00am 0 Comments
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Welcome to Living in the Past, a weekly column about what's new in old games. Now get off our lawn. There's a lot about the Wii U Virtual Console that's encouraging. Starting it off – even before the official launch of the service – with a sale that gives users great games for 30 cents...

January 23rd 2013 at 7:45pm 0 Comments
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Though the Wii U's Virtual Console is far from perfect, the implementation of the actual games is nicely dense with features. I just downloaded Balloon Fight, and found a surprising amount of control customization available to me.By tapping the touch screen (ZL+ZR also worked), you can access the V...

January 23rd 2013 at 11:32am 0 Comments