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XSEED Teases Upcoming Game Announcements And Future Plans

By Ishaan . August 1, 2013 . 12:40pm

While the Marvelous Online is going to be focused on online games such as MMORPGs and FPSes, XSEED will remain relatively unchanged, says Executive Vice-President Ken Berry.

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Portable Super Nintendo Can Be Upgraded To Play Famicom, Genesis, And GBA Games

By Spencer . April 20, 2013 . 3:02pm

Forget about a Virtual Console, the Poke Fami DX can play retro games. Well, your retro Japanese games. This portable Super Famicom has a 3.5 inch screen and TV out so you can play Treasure Hunter G on a big screen.

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Why Did Nintendo Cancel Star Fox 2?

By Spencer . March 28, 2010 . 1:48am

Nintendo hyped up Star Fox 2 and the leaked beta shows the game was near completion. Actually, Dylan Cuthbert, developer and now founder of Q Games, says it was “fully completed.”

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Kid Kirby: Nintendo’s Canned SNES Kirby Game

By Spencer . September 23, 2008 . 5:59pm

Nintendo is revisiting Kirby Super Star with Kirby Super Star Ultra on the Nintendo DS. The original title was one of three Kirby games in development for  Super Nintendo. Only two saw the light of day as a final product sitting in a story. Kid Kirby got canned.   Concrete details about Kid Kirby are […]

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Contra III NES vs. Contra III SNES

By Spencer . April 2, 2008 . 12:14pm

If you are thinking, “Contra III never came out for the NES!” you’re technically correct. Konami had no hand in the pirate ROM. However, the work put into the downscaled Super Nintendo classic is pretty impressive. Not graphically, but content wise. The first level of Contra III replicated fairly well as seen in a series […]

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Earthbound punishes pirates by deleting game saves

By Spencer . March 12, 2008 . 7:23pm

Square Enix’s cute and clever “thanks for playing” screen in Final Fantasy Crystal Chronicles: Ring of Fates has sparked some interesting discussion about other anti-piracy measures. It’s “officially” unknown if Square Enix developed a new method to thwart pirates, but after twenty or so minutes unofficial copies of the game halt play. Nowadays software pirates […]

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Korea’s NES, N64 and Super Comboy

By Spencer . February 9, 2008 . 3:57pm

Browsing through my photos from Korea I discovered a picture of Korea’s Nintendo Entertainment System. This might surprise some readers, but when Nintendo launched the NES in greater Asia (read: outside of Japan and not mainland China) they released the toaster box NES commonly found in North America. However, by this time plenty of people […]

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Found at CES: the Genesis / NES hybrid

By Spencer . January 9, 2008 . 9:44am

I can’t see much personal use for the line of RetroDuo consoles since all my old consoles work, but there is some novelty in having the “Gen-X” a third party hybrid that plays Nintendo Entertainment System and Sega Genesis games. Remember when the two companies were mortal enemies?   There are two other models of […]

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Chrono Trigger retranslation completed

By Spencer . September 30, 2007 . 4:58pm

A labor of love is ready and available for download if you weren’t satisfied with Chrono Trigger’s US script. The retranslation took things out that were added in like Frog’s Elizebethan English and added stuff that was removed like the final ending artwork from the Japanese release. I never found the translation to be lacking, […]

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Watch: Prototype footage from Super Mario RPG

By Spencer . June 17, 2007 . 3:01pm

Carnivol over from the Lost Levels forums put up a video from 1995 where Shigeru Miyamoto (producer from Nintendo) and Chijiro Fujioka (director from Square) introduce the game. It has been a long, long time since I dusted off my Super Mario RPG: Legend of the Seven Stars cartridge so there might be differences from […]

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Recreating video game music in Mario Paint

By Spencer . June 12, 2007 . 1:49pm

Ahh… Mario Paint one of my most treasured games. I’ve got the cart and a broken, useless Super Nintendo mouse. I played around with the music editor, but I never arranged a masterpiece even close to this take on Dr. Wily’s theme from Mega Man 2. The work is incredible and the well timed cat […]

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Shadowrun retrospective

By Spencer . April 25, 2007 . 9:40am

Way before FASA Studios decided Shadowrun should be a Counterstrike-like FPS three other Shadowrun games were released for consoles in the 90s. Hardcore Gaming 101 has a detailed look back at the history of Shadowrun games starting with the SNES game where the main character has no memory and the darker Genesis RPG. The Genesis […]

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Fan based Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 translation to tide you over

By Spencer . April 12, 2007 . 3:31pm

While fans of the Fire Emblem series are hoping that Nintendo will localize some of the older Fire Emblem games for the Virtual Console Shaya and company took the time to finish up work on the Fire Emblem: Thracia 776 translation, the final Fire Emblem game for the Super Famicom. The patch isn’t complete, but […]

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The Pioneers: Ted Woolsey. A Worthy Read.

By Rolando . March 21, 2007 . 11:02pm

Some of you may not know who Ted Woolsey is; but to those of us who’ve come to love Final Fantasy VI (III at the time it was released here in the States), Ted Woolsey is better known as the man who translated Final Fantasy VI into English in 30 days and, until the release […]

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Happy birthday Chrono Trigger!

By Spencer . March 11, 2007 . 10:30am

Today Chrono Trigger is twelve years old and below is the original commercial that aired in Japan to promote Crono’s time travelling adventure.   [youtube]hmTsqmoiTgE[/youtube]    Brings back memories doesn’t it? Who wants to see Square-Enix going to pick up Chrono Trigger for another game? Sequel, prequel, or remake is fine by me. Just bring […]

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Watch: BS Zelda, the lost remake of the classic

By Spencer . March 2, 2007 . 4:06pm

On the Super Famicom Satellaview there was a version of Zelda called BS Zelda (BS for Brodcast Satellaview). Gameplay was similar to the NES version of Legend of Zelda, except the game was played in real time. See the time clock in the upper right hand corner that says "Zelda time"? At set intervals players […]

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