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Bonk, Hudson Software's headstrong caveman that made his gaming debut on the TurboGrafx-16, was set to make a Stateside comeback in Bonk: Brink of Extinction on WiiWare, PSN and XBLA. Unfortunately, Hudson Software shut down before the game was released, leaving Brink of Extinction in an uncomple...

May 11th 2014 at 8:30pm 0 Comments
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One of our favorite talks from GDC was Brian Provinciano's session, in which the indie developer discussed bringing his game, Retro City Rampage, to just about every platform known to man. It's a valuable talk for many reasons, giving a clear picture of what it's like working with The Big Three&tra...

June 17th 2013 at 11:00pm 0 Comments
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This is a good week to have a 3DS and an internet connection, with an overwhelming amount of downloadable stuff to enjoy. For free, there's a demo of Pokemon Mystery Dungeon: Gates to Infinity (more of a gate to finity in the demo, we suppose); for relatively cheap, there's the new Kersploosh!, Vir...

March 7th 2013 at 3:00pm 0 Comments
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Developer Brian Provinciano doesn't expect to make any money from the launch of Retro City Rampage on Nintendo's WiiWare – in fact, he stands to lose $20,000 in development costs alone, with little chance of seeing a return."Between the office rent, hardware, insurance, game ratings and other...

March 3rd 2013 at 4:30pm 0 Comments
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Two high-profile indie games make their way to Nintendo platforms this week. Runner2 has actually been on Wii U since Tuesday, but it's worth noting in case you only check the eShop on the "official" update day. And finally, Vblank's Retro City Rampage comes to WiiWare as promised, where it will ve...

February 28th 2013 at 2:00pm 0 Comments
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Here's an annoying situation that could cost you a few of the "Coins" used as currency on Club Nintendo. If you transfer your Wii content to your new Wii U (or just start fresh on the Wii U) then buy WiiWare or Virtual Console games through the Wii U's "Wii Mode," you won't get the Coin value of th...

January 22nd 2013 at 4:30am 0 Comments
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Curve Studios' Fludity: Spin Cycle washes up on the 3DS eShop today, whirling in at a price of $10.99. The follow-up to the 2010 WiiWare game is also joined by a couple of retro superstars in Super Mario Bros: The Lost Levels and Mega Man. There aren't any new games on the Wii U eShop this week, bu...

December 27th 2012 at 7:30pm 0 Comments
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More full retail games are flooding onto the 3DS eShop, including Nintendo-published games Mario Tennis Open, Pilotwings Resort, and Pokemon Rumble Blast. The best deal, however, is Bit.Trip Saga, which collects all six Bit.Trip games for $15. Game Boy Color classic Wario Land 2 is also up on 3DS t...

December 20th 2012 at 3:30pm 0 Comments
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Publishers are starting to be into the idea of retail games on the 3DS eShop. Today, Natsume and Warner Bros. drop some of their recent releases on the store, including the 3DS version of Scribblenauts Unlimited. There's so much we almost didn't notice Ninja Gaiden missing its release date! A few m...

December 6th 2012 at 11:00am 0 Comments
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The latest Paper Mario role-playing game will hit 3DS this Sunday, and it'll be downloadable on the eShop from day one. Until then, you'll have to fill your time with the Epic Mickey demo, a few other new eShop games, and Pokedex 3D Pro, the expanded, less free version of the Pokedex 3D app.

November 8th 2012 at 11:30am 0 Comments
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Four formerly retail-only 3DS games arrive on the eShop today. Super Mario 3D Land, The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D, Star Fox 64 3D, and Mario Kart 7 will all be released digitally for $39.99 apiece.On Sunday, they'll be joined by new release Style Savvy: Trendsetters, which lets players cr...

October 18th 2012 at 1:40pm 0 Comments