SNES

[Update] Wii U Virtual Console Service To Release On Tuesday

Nintendo of America has revealed on its Facebook page that the Wii U Virtual Console will make its official debut on the console this Tuesday. The service’s release will come a few days before the first major Wii U system update, which Nintendo announced during their last Nintendo Direct. Many early Wii U adopters were disappointed (including myself) weeks leading up to the console’s r...

RetroN 4 System to be Revealed at Midwest Gaming Classic

Hyperkin has recently announced that they will unveil the newest version of their RetroN console at the Midwest Gaming Classic in Brookfield, Wisconsin on Saturday March 23.  The Midwest Gaming Classic (MGC) is held at the Sheraton Milwaukee Brookfield Hotel, and Hyperkin’s event will commence at 11:00 A.M. Cental.   Hyperkin began operation in 2009, and they produce a variety of video ...

Entire SNES Collection For Sale

Have an extra $24,999 laying around?  If so, you could be the proud owner of this entire collection of SNES games.  The 721 game collection is currently for sale on eBay. The seller, apparently, was going to list them individually, however it became too difficult.  The high price tag may be out of my price range, and the seller understands that, so he is accepting offers outside of eBay.  Actually...

This isnt Nintendos first rodeo: Retrospective of Nintendo Online

The Wii U launch is nearing folks, and even though we know a ton about the console, there are still plenty of question marks, namely the way users will connect with each other online. Surprisingly, Nintendo has been taking their consoles online since 1995, far sooner than either Microsoft or Sony had even thought about making a gaming console. Click on through to take a tour of Nintendo’s fo...

New Animal Crossing 3D Trailer And A Must Have Wii U Pro Controller

When Animal crossing was first announced, I didn’t give it much credit.  In fact, it appeared to be just an child’s version of an MMORPG.  Since I am not a fan of MMORPGs, I barely looked at it twice.  What I didn’t know, is that it is actually a pretty fun game with plenty to do and see. The only reason I did finally check it out, is that I have daughters.  Although the puppy do...

Rumor: Nintendo seeking to reacquire Rare from Microsoft

Remember when Rare Ltd. was bought by Microsoft back in 2002?  Yeah, as a youngster, it hurt me to see franchises like Perfect Dark, Killer Instinct, Conker, and Banjo-Kazooie now belong to the hands of Microsoft instead of Nintendo. It was like saying goodbye to an old friend…an old friend that took quite a long time to put out material for one’s console. In hindsight, it was probably...

PSA: Classic SNES Controllers Now Available for Wii

Old School gamers will be happy to learn that a classic SNES controller for the Wii is now available at ThinkGeek. As someone who has lamented that Club Nintendo Japan appeared to be the only way to pick one of these up, I am thrilled that they can be ordered in North America now. The Super Nintendo still remains my favorite system ever and I try to go back and play the classics on my Wii whenever...

Nintentunes: The windiest day edition

New Mexico is famous for a couple of things: Green chile, The Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta, birthplace of Smokey the Bear. In Spring, New Mexico is known for something else, wind. I don’t know how to describe how windy it is outside in the New Mexico area. One example is that this morning during our soccer game, we had to move to another field because the wind ripped the goal fro...

Would New Games for Old Systems Really Be That Bad?

Recently, Dan posted an article about a new Super Nintendo game in development.  As I read the article I felt a chill of excitement run down my spine and started thinking, would this really be a bad idea if it continued? I know that a lot of people out there will be against it.  They will tell us that Emulators and downloads from the console specific stores are their choice of playing games from o...

Nintentunes: the best bleeps and bloops around

Another Sunday, another edition of Nintentunes, the weekly journey down video game music memory lane. To me, music is one of the most underappreciated aspects of video games, and deserves its just as much as the visuals and gameplay mechanics. This week the worlds game is played by an unlikely robot, Mario picks up a tennis racket for the first time, and the first (and only) of the Capcom Five hit...

New Super Nintendo Game in Developement.

  You may think this is a post from 1995.  This is 2012 and yes there is group of die hard programmers who are developing a new game for a system that was discontinued before Y2K. The company is Super Fighter Team and they are planning on making 600 copies of a side scrolling adventure game called Nightmare Busters. Nightmare Busters is due out in 2013 and you can preorder it now for $60. Wha...

If the most interesting man in the world listened to music, he would listen to Nintentunes!

NES – Bionic Commando Back in the days when most of my gaming experiences came from borrowing games from other people, and my uncle was the biggest gamer I knew (which also made him the coolest), I would spend many a weekend visiting family with all of us huddled around the NES waiting for our turn. Bionic Commando lended itself well to ‘die and pass the contoller’ style gameplay, and I ...