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Nintendo eShop and Portable Virtual Console

Wednesday 15th June, 2011 - 5:25pm | Chandler

Super Mario Land Title
This month Nintendo rolled out their Nintendo 3DS eShop which includes the Virtual Console for portable games. Nintendo has promised Game Boy, Game Boy Color games as well as Sega Game Gear and Turbo Grafx-16* games in the future. Here is the current line-up:

Game Boy (Available Now!)

  • Super Mario Land - $3.99

  • Alleyway - $2.99

  • Radar Mission - $2.99

Game Boy Color (Available Now!)
  • The Legend of Zelda: Link's Awakening DX - $5.99

Game Gear (Announced for this Summer 2011)
  • Sonic The Hedgehog: Triple Trouble

  • Sonic Drift 2

  • Shinobi

  • Columns

  • Dragon Crystal

As you can see the United States does not have many titles available but Nintendo is scheduled to update their shop every Thursday with new titles to choose from. Since Japan already has Mega Man: Dr. Wiley's Revenge, Baseball, Kirby, and other tiles, it's pretty safe to say there are a bunch of quality titles headed to our North American 3DS consoles soon.

*Note: No Turbo Grafx-16 games have been formally announced yet.
via Nintendo & 3DSbuzz

Super Mario Land is Weird - But in a good way!

Tuesday 14th June, 2011 - 8:46am | Chandler

I remember playing this for the first time as a kid thinking the same thing. But like Super Mario Bros. 2 for the NES, this game holds its own charm and a special place in an original Game Boy player's heart. Let's be honest, besides Tetris this was the must-have game at launch. I knew I had to have it, and it was the first retail game I purchased. Enjoy.

Super Mario Land is Weird

Via Brawl in the family

iPWN - Awesome iPhone 4 and iPad 2 Game Boy Case!

Monday 13th June, 2011 - 11:12am | Chandler

Check out these awesome cases for your apple products. Trick out your iPad or iPhone with this slick, retro design! (You know you want it.)

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via Link text iPWNcase

Clean Your Room!

Saturday 11th June, 2011 - 12:31pm | Chandler

An oldie but a goodie. Too true.

Clean Your Room!
Courtesy of Pbfcomics.com

A tribute to Gunpei Yokoi

Tuesday 31st August, 2010 - 12:48pm | neuropol

Harajuku Exhibit - Gunpei Yokoi

In the Harajuku, an exhibit is being shown featuring the works of Gunpei Yokoi. The exhibit covers his work from the 60's through the time of his death. They are also selling a good bit of related items, both used originals and reproductions.

I would imagine that most visitors know the major contributions he made to the video gaming world, so I'll skip the history lesson. The pics are still worth a look through, as Gunpei was involved in many more products than is often covered.

Inside Games via Kotaku

DIY Game Boy

Monday 22nd March, 2010 - 9:55am | neuropol

Tired of looking for that perfect Game Boy? Wish you could make one with materials you have around the house?

Well, now you can!

Paper Game Boy - behance.net

Behance.net user Zim and Zou has created a paper Game Boy, complete with Tetris cart. Detailed plans are not available, but there is a pic of the unfolded sheet.

Gives new meaning to Play it Loud!

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