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Late Night Consoling

by Alec Matias, Jun 06, 2005 8:02pm PDT

It wasn't until I looked at the list of Nintendo's published titles that I realized what a brilliant maneuver this is by the Big N. We all know Nintendo is responsible for a boatload of classics, but until you see them all side-by-side, it's hard to imagine how many they have. Kid Icarus, Punch-Out, Earthbound, F-Zero, Super Mario RPG, Yoshi's Island, 1080 Snowboarding, GoldenEye 007, Killer Instinct, all of the console Marios and Zeldas and so many more. All of those games, at your fingertips, and Nintendo is even thinking about making them free to download. I'm sure there some out there saying, "Who cares if they release any new games if I can get access to all those!"

  • The List: Nintendo's Downloadable Games for Revolution

    [nintendo]
    Speaking to Famitsu, Nintendo confirmed that all of their published NES, SNES, and N64 games will be available for download. While the magazine didn't offer a complete list of the games, some gamers have compiled lists of their own. The number of released titles appears to be ranging between 214 and 221, but in any case, here's the one IGN has up. They're quick to point out that in the end, some titles won't make it such as Banjo Kazooie as Rare holds the license on that.
  • Studios Bidding on Halo Movie Script

    [xbox]
    Most of the major picture studios received the Halo script today and they are currently engaging in a bidding war for the rights to make the movie. Microsoft tapped 28 Days Later writer Alex Garland to pen the movie adaptation and had messengers dressed as the Master Chief to hit up each studio with the script. The studios were to read it over lunch and place bids in the afternoon. According to Defamer.com, those privy to info on the script say it's a dud. Hmm, a Hollywood insider saying a game adaptation script is a "horrible?" Considering they're the peeps responsible for Alone in the Dark and House of the Dead, maybe that's a good thing!
  • Ninja Gaiden Black to Sell at $29.99

    [xbox]
    Tecmo confirmed today that Ninja Gaiden Black for the Xbox will retail at $29.99. A Tecmo rep told GameSpot to not be fooled by its value price. "I don't want you to think that NGB is going to be a cheap re-make of NG because Team Ninja has been working their butts off to completely revamp the game from the ground up and adding loads of new stuff," the rep said.
  • New Donkey Kong for Revolution

    [nintendo]
    Not necessarily surprising news, but it's the first we've heard of it. Nintendo confirmed to Famitsu that a Donkey Kong title is being developed for the Revolution. Absolutely no specifics were given, so it's up in the air if its a platformer, another Donkey Konga, or something completely different.
  • A New Wreckless Game in the Works?

    [xbox]
    Just yesterday I was thinking, "Hmm, how come they didn't make a sequel to Wreckless?" It was one of the Xbox's first big titles but never was any mention of a sequel muttered.. until now. IGN discovered on a Japanese retail site a listing for Double S.T.E.A.L. The Second Crush. Well, it so happens to be that Wreckless was called Double S.T.E.A.L. in Japan. However, it has an August 4 release date and a reduced price tag. Maybe it's not a sequel and just a re-release?
  • Capcom Ports Two Oldies to PSP

    [psp]
    Capcom announced its plan to port both Mega Man Legends and Breath of Fire 3 to the PSP. Both were previously released on the PlayStation and Nintendo 64. The version of Mega Man Legends is actually a reworked version of the N64 title released here in the states. This was Mega Man's first foray into 3D. Both are set to ship sometime in August.
  • Misc. Q&As/Features

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    Game Informer chats with a couple of devs on SOCOM 3: US Navy SEALs. IGN interviews the producer of Coded Arms.

Misc. Media/Previews

PS2
Shots of We Love Katamari are inside The Magic Box. GameSpot previews Sly 3: Honor Among Thieves. Images of Urban Reign are at GameSpy.
GameCube
GamerFeed takes a look at WWE Day of Reckoning 2. EuroGamer shares their thoughts on The Legend of Zelda: Twilight Princess.
Portable
GameSpot checks out Kirby: Canvas Curse (DS). GameSpy has screenies of Death, Jr. (PSP) and a trailer for Rebelstar Tactical Command (GBA). IGN has a trailer for Chronos Twin (GBA).
Multi
TeamXbox gives us their thoughts of StarCraft: Ghost (PS2, Xbox, GCN), Taxi Driver (PS2, Xbox), and Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects (PS2, Xbox, GCN). GamesAreFun has a ton of new details on Mega Man X Collection (PS2, Xbox, GCN). GameSpot has some footage of Medal of Honor: European Assault (PS2, Xbox, GCN). IGN has a big 'ol trailer for Marc Ecko's Getting Up: Contents Under Pressure (PS2, Xbox).
Mega Man for the Game Boy Color. "A dream come true for many--Mega Man in pocket form! Subtitled "Dr. Wily's Revenge," many think "#)%(*_^(*#(%_ REASON TO THROW GAMEBOY AGAINST WALL" is just as appropriate." (submitted by Omaha).