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We knew that today would be the day, but still, it feels a little momentous: We, the one-man staff of WiiWare Weekly, are proud to announce ... that there's a good, exclusive game on WiiWare: Mega Man 9 (Capcom, 1 player, 1,000 Wii Points) will be available at noon today. Yeah, it's only exclusive...

September 22nd 2008 at 10:10am 0 Comments
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While the weekly update to WiiWare normally presents opportunity, this week it's more notable for what you won't be doing. The first thing that's off-limits? Trying to handle Strong Bad's style. The malicious, masked midget returns this week with Strong Bad's Cool Game For Attractive People Episode...

September 15th 2008 at 10:35am 0 Comments
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What's the problem with not having demos for WiiWare games like Groovin' Blocks (Empty Clip Studios, 1-2 players, 800 Wii Points)? It forces you, the consumer, to make your purchasing decision based on a game's name (which, let us remind you, is "Groovin' Blocks") or on a short gameplay clip like t...

September 8th 2008 at 8:50am 0 Comments

Here's a great example of why you shouldn't sleep in. Every week, Nintendo sends out a release about its new downloadable game offerings of the week. My dear, close friend Ross, still flush with joy from his trip to PAX, gets to the email first and ends up writing about the Virtual Console release,...

September 1st 2008 at 1:00pm 0 Comments

We don't have any idea if Helix (1 player, Rated E for Everyone, 1,000 Wii Points) will be fun or responsive. We don't know if there's enough for the money, or if it's mind-bogglingly buggy. All we know is that the rhythm-music game (developed by Ghostfire Games) allows you to follow along with an o...

August 25th 2008 at 9:30am 0 Comments
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WiiWare, apparently exhausting itself by being worthwhile last week, has returned to its tried-and-true policy of being completely unworthy of your attention. This week, we've got Gameloft's Midnight Pool (1-2 players, 800 Wii Points), which promises to introduce you to the "coolest players on the...

August 18th 2008 at 10:45am 0 Comments

The untamed wilderness that was the American west in the 19th Century was tough, mister. You never knew when a balloon with dynamite attached to it would float up from the ground and try to attack, not to mention the giant flying sheriff's badges. Purple kamikaze midgets were around every corner, an...

August 4th 2008 at 9:00am 0 Comments

Just when we uber-jaded game journalists start to think that there's nothing new under the fun, we always end up getting surprised in the oddest places. Like today, Oxygen Games has presented us with an entirely new genre with today's WiiWare addition: Pirates: The Key of Dreams (1-4 players, 1,000...

July 21st 2008 at 12:51pm 0 Comments
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Talk about your emotional roller coasters. We spoke just yesterday of our attempts to bring Pogs back into the public consciousness, so a brief glance at this week's WiiWare title, SPOGS Racing (1-2 players, 1,000 Wii Points), filled our hearts with glee. But just as we made bids on every eBay Pogs...

July 7th 2008 at 10:30am 0 Comments
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Video game fans are known to complain about pre-game hype, but, if you would indulge us, we'd like to invite you, Rod Serling-like, to enter into a world where there is no hype: It's called WiiWare. And in this bizarre alternate dimension, games are released with no fanfare and very little informat...

June 30th 2008 at 9:29pm 0 Comments
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It's Monday morning, and right on schedule, WiiWare has popped out yet another offspring, this time care of developer High Voltage. And while the company continues to preach the high-end merit of Nintendo's console, its latest aims to keep things small and shooty, just how we like them. Check out t...

June 23rd 2008 at 9:55am 0 Comments
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Far too often we don't know what the heck we're looking at when we load up the new WiiWare entries for the week, so it's nice to see some familiar names this week. You're sure to remember Block Breaker Deluxe from its appearance on cell phones all over this great land. And Cocoto Fishing Master ori...

June 16th 2008 at 11:00am 0 Comments