Some of you may remember this old arcade fighter. It was so popular in its day that a movie was made loosely based on the game! Now, we remember the game with a different tribute. Virtual Console is the perfect way to revitalize the games of old, and that is exactly the method we will be using to honor this game. That’s right, starting Thursday (December 12th), you can pick up your copy of Double Dragon and relive the olden days of gaming for the low price of $5! -Ryan Baxter
What excitement! Will you be picking up this virtual console title? Let us know in the comments below!
Now, this will evoke one of two responses out of most of our readers: “Yes! I remember that old company! I can’t wait to see what they come back with.” or “Wait, what happened to them in the first place?” Well, they’ve been under the radar recently, not creating many large games, and this actually slowly led to their demise with bankruptcy occurring on a grand scale. So, there’s both your answers! And, as the title of this post suggests, the big news is that they’ve overcome this great tragedy and will be receiving a cushy subsidy from their parent company (Atari S.A.) to the tune of $5.15 million. This should be enough to tide them over for a year or so and should allow them to produce a tasty game, which might even get them back on their feet! -Ryan Baxter
What do you think about Atari’s situation recently? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
It sure looks that way. It’s about time!
According to Emily Rogers from Nintendo Force, Miiverse should be made available on Nintendo 3DS after the scheduled maintenance. That’s pretty much all there is to this news story. So expect to see the originally Wii U-exclusive social network on Nintendo’s feisty handheld tomorrow!
More Nintendo 3DS news is on the way! Who’s excited for Miiverse on 3DS? -Greg Boe
What can you buy with two dollars?
There’s a lot of stuff you can buy for only two dollars. For me, I would spend my last two bucks on a can of Monster Energy or put some more fuel in my Honda, which is great on gas. Wouldn’t it be fantastic to be able to buy a fun game for the same price? You bet it would. With all the other stuff I put my well-earned cash into, it’s always exciting to get a great game at a great price. Hörberg Studios recently released Gunman Clive to the Nintendo eShop, for the low price of $1.99.
Seeing the game’s price tag intrigued me, so I just had to give it a download. I mean, what’s two dollars? Read on for my mini review. -Greg Boe (more…)
It looks like we’re gonna have to wait a little longer on this one…
Shovel Knight is a Mega Man-inspired indie game that is under development for PC, Nintendo 3DS and Wii U. Originally the retrofied platformer was slated for a 2013 release, but we’ve received word from Yacht Club Games that it will be a little longer than expected. The developer says that the game will now be available during the early months of 2014, which is thankfully not too much longer to wait.
Stay tuned for more new on the swarm of indie games on their way to Nintendo platforms! We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, reviews, and more. -Greg Boe
At VGX 2013 today, Nintendo took some time to talk about their upcoming title Donkey Kong: Tropical Freeze. Two main points were spoken about: release date and the mysterious 4th playable character we did not know yet. The first point is time, and we now know that we will be able to get a hold on this title as early as February 21st! It’s not around any major gift-giving holidays, but that should keep the simply decrease the competition this title faces as it makes its market debut. The other point affects those of us that like to play with friends: the fourth option of playable multiplayer character will be Cranky Kong! You’ll be able to use his experience and his amazing cane powers to jump across the Frozen world! Let’s just hope his arthritis doesn’t affect gameplay! -Ryan Baxter
What do you think about these new details? Let us know in the comments below!
Puzzle game fans will want to keep an eye out for this one.
We recently brought you an exclusive interview with Hugo Smits, the creator of the upcoming 3DS puzzler, Tappingo. If you haven’t read it yet, you should definitely do so. Anyways, since then, we’ve found some more info on the game. First, Hugo uploaded a Vine video which briefly shows off some new footage, which is above this text. Also new screenshots have been released, which I’ve included below. In the screens, you’ll be able to take a first look at the big puzzles in the game, which are looking to be quite the challenge to conquer.
This isn’t the end of our coverage of Tappingo. Be sure to subscribe to get updated with all the latest on this upcoming title by Goodbye Galaxy Games! -Greg Boe
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Have you ever been sitting in your living room, your friends gathered ’round, as you share with them a video that you pulled up using your handy dandy smart phone? You may have noticed that in such a situation, one friend would be pushed aside and often be unable to view the laughing baby/kitten/people falling hilarity, purely for the sheer puny size of the platform. Now, there is a solution! If you pull up the Youtube app on the Wii U, your phone will recognize the existence of the Nintendo console’s longer to connect and will offer a “Connect to Device/Nintendo Wii U” option and your beloved video will become the focus of the room as it lights up the television screen! What a great look at how Nintendo brings us all together, making personal experiences into group activities! -Ryan Baxter
What do you think about this new feature? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!
If you are a worldly person, you already know about the Lourve. If you don’t, go edumacate yourself here! Anyways, this wonderful, internationally recognized art gallery recently implemented an option where you could go on tours of the exhibits using your 3DS system. This is done through a cartridge you buy at their gift-shop in either English or Japanese, but there is a problem here: region locking. The Lourve is visited by travelers from all corners of the world, meaning their 3DS’s are from different countries and cannot play games from regions such as France. Solution!: Regionless cartridge. That’s right, there has been a 3DS cartridge created that can be played by any 3DS from any country! If we apply this to gaming, we could soon see games being created that are not region locked, whatsoever. All those games from Japan you were never able to play? Yeah. Those. At release. Someday. Someday. -Ryan Baxter
Do you think this future could ever come about? Let us know your thoughts in the comments below!