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The GBA lives inside car headrests

By Spencer . January 7, 2008 . 11:50am

Visteon modified their Game Boy Advance automobile entertainment console and crammed it into the back of a headrest. The screen looks crisp, but it is unfortunately it uses the same awkward triangle shaped controller, which looks like one a large tri-color highlighters. I guess it's nice to play GBA games on a larger screen, but […]

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Shin-Chan games now in Spanish

By Spencer . November 15, 2007 . 4:55am

Kitsune Sniper pointed out something (thanks!!) I was absolutely unaware of. Atari snapped up the rights for Shin-Chan and released two Game Boy Advance games in Europe. Most European games get a multi-language release, but not the Shin-Chan games. Atari only localized them in Spanish and I think I know why. Shin-Chan has a devoted […]

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Shin-Chan cashes out with a GBA to DS port

By Spencer . November 14, 2007 . 8:21am

Three years ago Banpresto released a Shin-Chan game ripe with movie parodies. Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema Land no Daibouken is a basic platformer where you take Shin through an action bastard themed first stage and jump on enemies. Banpresto is digging this up and shoveling it into Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi wo Yobu Cinema […]

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Only in China: The dragon themed Game Boy Advance SP

By Spencer . October 21, 2007 . 2:23pm

Nintendo has a small, but legal presence in mainland China under a different moniker. All of the products get an iQue sticker on them and once in a blue moon a new game comes out in Chinese. I think the latest one was Super Mario 64 DS, which was just shipped back in August. Talk […]

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Earthbound fans don’t quit, they demand Mother 3

By Spencer . June 28, 2007 . 1:30pm

The collective community of Mother/Earthbound fans at Starmen.net banded together to launch a campaign to bring Mother 3 outside of Japan. For the past few weeks members have been mailing envelopes to Nintendo with Earthbound fan art, circulating Earthbound propaganda posters on the internet and organized a flood of phone calls to Nintendo requesting a […]

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Samurai Deeper Kyo game coming to North America?

By Spencer . April 19, 2007 . 5:40pm

Destineer is quickly becoming a new home for anime licensed titles. They released Fullmetal Alchemist: Dual Sympathy and according to the ESRB it looks like they picked up a Samurai Deeper Kyo game for the GBA. There is a market for the title since the manga has been in circulation care of Tokyopop and the […]

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Watch: Kingdom Hearts Re: Chain of Memories opening

By Spencer . March 29, 2007 . 8:22am

Kingdom Hearts II: Final Mix + was just released today in Japan and it comes with a bonus disc with a remake of Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories. The PS2 remake moves Chain of Memories into 3D and it has a new opening video. Don’t let the English credits fool you though, the text in […]

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Piracy in San Francisco: Game Boy Advance multicart gallery

By Spencer . March 13, 2007 . 10:10am

After the whole GDC was over I strolled around San Francisco in search of a go board. While wandering around I stumbled upon a shop with a massive supply of pirated Game Boy Advance multicarts sitting in the display counter. Besides having the usual hodgepodge of GBA box art on the cartridges there were some […]

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Games that Japan considers art

By Spencer . March 4, 2007 . 3:45pm

Three games won prizes in the entertainment division in the 10th annual Japan Media Arts Festival. Rhythm Tengoku, Wario’s musical microgame collection for the GBA, and Shaberu! DS Oryouri Navi, the DS cooking guide earned excellence prizes. The grand prize was awarded to Clover Studio’s Okami. Why did Okami receive the award?   “An aspiring […]

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Nintendo Game Boy gummies

By Spencer . February 19, 2007 . 11:33am

While grocery shopping I saw a Game Boy Advance shaped case with “3D Nintendo gummies”. Since the packaging was clever I picked it up and took a picture of the candy pieces. From left to right you can see Mario, Yoshi, Link, Diddy Kong and Donkey Kong.   Something else neat about the package is […]

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MP3 later, Mother [3] may be homebound, Japan-only VC games on U.S. VC?

By Rolando . February 18, 2007 . 10:09am

In an interview with MTV News, Nintendo of America President Reggie Fils-Aime was asked about Metroid Prime 3 which will be delayed until later this year. That’s pretty bad considering a lot of fans were eager to get their hands on Samus’ latest adventure and experience it on the Wii; but considering how good Nintendo is with delays (Twilight Princess […]

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Manavolution: the original Seiken Densetsu characters over time

By Spencer . February 13, 2007 . 12:27pm

Square-Enix has been on a remake spree, but most of the time they stick to the original concept art. The notable exception from this rule is Final Fantasy III DS, which has a new look for the main characters. Seiken Densetsu (aka Final Fantasy Adventure or Mystic Quest Adventure if you’re in Europe) has gone […]

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Midiboy and other Game Boy development goodies

By Spencer . February 12, 2007 . 10:36am

  There’s a bounty of beta Game Boy cartridges on eBay. Seller devwan has prototype cartridges for Heroes of Might & Magic 2, Army Men 2 and Games Frenzy, which was only released in Europe online. The games aren’t that interesting unless you’ve been fishing for a copy of Rox. However, he has two items […]

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Final Fantasy VI Advance: The censored director’s cut edition

By Spencer . February 8, 2007 . 7:23pm

The “new” translation for Final Fantasy VI Advance is really a mixed bag. On one hand this is the only version of Final Fantasy VI (aka III US) that has the correct Esper names, Cait Sith instead of Stray and Carbuncle is properly spelled out instead of being crunched together to Carbunkl. The abilities are […]

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Mega Man Battle Network 4.5 translation in the works

By Spencer . February 2, 2007 . 12:35pm

Even though the Mega Man Battle Network series has a following in North America, Capcom decided to pass on publishing Rockman EXE 4.5 Real Operation outside of Japan. Unlike the other games Rockman EXE 4.5’s focus is on controlling your net navis, indirectly. You can’t direct your net navis with the D-pad instead they move […]

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More localization updates for Final Fantasy VI Advance

By Spencer . February 1, 2007 . 12:37pm

  Besides letting the word “death” back in the game Final Fantasy VI Advance has many other changes. Like the other Final Fantasy Advance games the enemies are being renamed, the purple flying bugs known as “Mind Candy” in Final Fantasy III on the SNES are now called “Rock Wasp” in Final Fantasy VI Advance. […]

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