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Harry Potter and the unlicensed Famicom shmup

By Spencer . April 22, 2008 . 6:53pm

Electronic Arts announced Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince for every console under the sun today. News, but predictable news. A few weeks ago I played a Famicom shmup with Harry Potter soaring over Arabian skies on his broom. I’m covering the latter.     Surprisingly, the game isn’t awful like most pirate carts. Harry […]

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The Vii has a competitor, hands on with AllSports

By Spencer . April 16, 2008 . 10:22am

Another Wii clone is about to enter the market and I actually tried it. The product is called AllSports (notice the similar font?) and it includes seven semi-motion controlled games. Tennis, Baseball, Golf, Bowling, Shooting, Dart and Ring (it’s actually Ring Toss) are part of the package with 16-bit graphics.   Tennis doesn’t have a […]

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Titanic RPG sinks into obscurity

By Spencer . March 21, 2008 . 10:29pm

The Final Fantasy VII Famicom bootleg got a notable amount of attention and rightfully so since it Cloud is in it. Even though Titanic raked in over a billion at the box office only Insert Credit is linking to a post about a bootleg game based on the sappy love story. I have to thank […]

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Beijing Olympic’s website steals flash games

By Dan . March 14, 2008 . 8:57am

I'm a big Olympics fan. For someone who's no sports fan it's really outside the realm of what I'd normally like, but something about the international goodwill and wacky sports sucks me in every two years. So with all the dirty laundry coming to light concerning the games in China later this year, it's tough […]

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China gets into Xbox Live Arcade development starting with Crazy Mouse

By Spencer . February 15, 2008 . 1:01pm

Microsoft is ramping up Xbox Live Arcade development in China and one of the first titles scheduled to come out is Crazy Mouse. Ultizen Games, whose other titles include Kung Fu Piggy, is leading the project. Aside from the developer and its Xbox 360 Live Arcade Game Concept Award not much is known about Crazy […]

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Solid as steel, Metal Slug inspired, 07 Commando: Steel Disaster

By Spencer . January 16, 2008 . 4:04pm

07 Commando: Steel Disaster slipped entirely out of my radar because this Nintendo DS game is being developed by Mana Computer Software in China and published in Europe by Lexicon Entertainment. I’m glad I caught it though!   The gameplay appears to be a throwback to run and gun games like Contra and Metal Slug. […]

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Wiis around Asia in 2008

By Spencer . October 26, 2007 . 4:31am

Next year Nintendo is bringing the Wii out to more regions, namely China and South Korea. In the meantime, the global shortage of Wiis has prevented Nintendo from expanding into more territories. Sure, we already have Wiis in North America, but I’m bringing this up because this opens a window for China and South Korea […]