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#41 of 491 OFFLINE   CaseyL

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Posted February 14 2007 - 10:56 AM

The "Everybody Votes" channel went live today. Which is apparently a polling channel which features regional, national, and worldwide polls. Users can submit their own suggestions for questions.

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Posted February 16 2007 - 10:58 AM

here's a little something interesting:

According to Nintendo exec George Harrison, Japan-only games might eventually be translated and released in America through Virtual Console.

Chris Kohler of Wired's Game|Life blog has extracted this juicy quote from George Harrison, senior vice-president at Nintendo of America:

We are aware that there are some very successful Japanese franchises that have a small following in the US, and that they could never be reached by putting these products out at retail. We're open to games released in Japan if we can get them translated properly.


Aside from cult classics like Mother (predecessor to Earthbound) and the original Fire Emblem games, many English-speaking Nintendo fans have long pined for Treasure's N64 shooter Sin & Punishment, which is already planned for release on the Japanese Virtual Console service. With the storyline already dubbed in English, could this be the first import-only game to get an official VC distribution in the West?

Be sure to visit Game|Life for the full story.

http://blog.wired.co....nly_games.html

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Posted February 16 2007 - 01:38 PM

If Sin & Punishment comes to the Wii through VC, it's the ultimate score. Hell, if they go to Japanese only titles, could they do some of the Japanese only titles from way back.. Sega, NES? There are TONS I would be interested in seeing (like versions of FF that were only Japanese releases)
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Posted February 20 2007 - 04:17 AM

SNES-Donkey Kong Country
NES-Legend of Kage
TG16-New Adventure Island
GEN-Streets of Rage

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Posted February 24 2007 - 04:18 AM

Ocarina of Time will be available for DL on Monday!

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Posted February 24 2007 - 07:26 AM

man, want to play some VC games and not a classic controller to be found!

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Posted February 24 2007 - 09:19 AM

For those that have never played it or no longer have a copy, this is a must own. Ocarina of Time is easily one of the greatest games ever created.

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Posted February 27 2007 - 02:31 AM

Other than OoT VC-Mondays featured the release of:
TG16: Chew Man Fu
GEN: Bio-Hazard Battle

In other VC news, The Japanese VC has announces support from both NeoGeo and MSX

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Posted March 06 2007 - 04:59 AM

New!
SNES- Super Ghouls & Ghosts
GEN- Sword of Vermillion
NES- Elevator Action

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Posted March 06 2007 - 03:16 PM

Crap! I love Elevator Action!! Posted Image
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Posted March 13 2007 - 03:54 AM

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Crap! I love Elevator Action!!

A-la Kevin Smith's "Mallrats"?

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Posted March 13 2007 - 09:43 AM

The VC really has become a very impressive feature. Even without the Wii itself, the VC alone is almost enough to justify owning the system.

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Posted March 13 2007 - 11:50 AM

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The VC really has become a very impressive feature. Even without the Wii itself, the VC alone is almost enough to justify owning the system.

I agree, but I really wish the prices were a tad better. Cost is usually twice what I can buy a cartdrige for at a game store or pawn shop, if you can find the particular game that is.

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Posted March 14 2007 - 03:21 AM

Tecmo Bowl - NES
Sonic Spinball - GEN
Double Dungeons - TG16

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Posted March 14 2007 - 08:46 AM

I downloaded Tecmo Bowl, and got slapped around by the AI in my first game, granted it was 2 a.m. and I was pretty tired...
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Posted March 16 2007 - 06:33 AM

Yeah, how many hours I wasted as a kid on tecmo bowl. I just ran the score up on the AI.. run the sweep! Run the sweep! Posted Image

I agree, the VC is my favorite feature. My kids and I are still playing the daylights out of Legend of Zelda A Link to the Past.. god I love that game.
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Posted March 18 2007 - 04:57 PM

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I agree, but I really wish the prices were a tad better. Cost is usually twice what I can buy a cartdrige for at a game store or pawn shop, if you can find the particular game that is.

Yeah, but you can't go to the pawn shop naked. Posted Image

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Posted March 19 2007 - 09:26 AM

Looks like Sega Saturn games may be coming to the Virtual Console. ROCK ON.

http://www.t3.co.uk/....3-Standard-RSS
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Posted March 20 2007 - 02:37 AM

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Looks like Sega Saturn games may be coming to the Virtual Console. ROCK ON.

http://www.t3.co.uk/....3-Standard-RSS

I believe the SEGA Saturn is coming, but it's just a matter of "when?". First Nintendo would be wise to enable support for external USB2 hard drives to compensate for the Wii's lack of internal storage capacity. I believe the SD card expansion only supports cards up to 2GBs in size.

Don't forget that NeoGeo and MSX are also coming. SEGA Master System is rumored to be in pipeline as well.

Also in case anyone missed it - here are the games released to the US Virtual Console yesterday

1. Excitebike (NES - 500 Points)
2. Beyond Oasis (SEGA Genesis - 800 Points)
3. Splatterhouse (TurboGrafx-16 - 600 Points)

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Posted March 20 2007 - 03:13 AM

Saturn is the news I've been waiting for. Saturn is responsible for (IMHO) the best Role-playing games ever. Bar none. A lot of the greats have been since re-released on PS, like Lunar, and Arc the Lad, but still, can anyone say "Shining Force"? Woot!


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