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ROM City Rampage (8-bit Retro City Rampage demake) coming tomorrow

ROM City Rampage (8-bit Retro City Rampage demake) coming tomorrow

Retro City Rampage is finally making its long-awaited appearance on Wii tomorrow. However, the WiiWare version of the game comes with a unique bonus: ROM City Rampage, an 8-bit demake of the game.

The entire game had to be rewritten to fit the limitations of an 8-bit experience. However, a new video explains the process behind making the game meet NES spec. Apparently, it involves much more than just throwing some files into WinZIP.

Read more: Coming to PC as well »

"Agreed, tries too hard with nostalgia and doesn't bring much gameplay."
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Retro City Rampage hits WiiWare on February 28; minigame also coming to Steam, Wii U

Retro City Rampage hits WiiWare on February 28; minigame also coming to Steam, Wii U

Having already made its way to the PlayStation Network, Xbox LIVE Arcade, and PC, indie developer Vblank Entertainment's Retro City Rampage is poised to release for Nintendo's WiiWare service on February 28. This means the game will also be playable on Wii U through the Wii eShop in Wii Mode. Additionally, a prototype version of the game, called ROM City Rampage (which is playable in the in-game arcade) will be included in this release. The additional content will also hit the PC Steam port of the game via a free, automatic update.

Read more: ROM City Rampage inbound »

"I tried it when we got it free on PSN but I couldn't get into it. "
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Retro City Rampage hits Xbox 360 and Wii in January

Retro City Rampage hits Xbox 360 and Wii in January

Vblank's homage 'em up Retro City Rampage ploughed into PC, PlayStation 3 and Vita back in October, but the Xbox 360 edition has taken a while longer. Fear not, retronauts, as the taste of all things past will arrive on Xbox Live Arcade in the future, in the distant year of 2013, on January 2.

Read more: Will cost $15 »

"Is it really coming out on wii?! I kept thinking the Wii version would actually turn into a Wii ..."
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La-Mulana WiiWare canceled due to shrinking sales base

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La-Mulana WiiWare canceled due to shrinking sales base

The long-delayed game La-Mulana has been canceled for WiiWare, after publisher Nicalis made the executive decision not to publish on the platform. The publisher called it a "tough call," but says that WiiWare simply hasn't retained the market power that it had when development of the game began.

Read more: 'Near impossible to sell sufficient units on Wii' »

"I can attest to the shrinking market. The last two games I bought on Wiiware were Lost Winds 2 ..."
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Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition announced for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii

Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition announced for Xbox 360, PS3, and Wii

How can a storied franchise like Frogger stay relevant in today's modern world? By going hyper, of course. Following the footsteps of Namco Bandai's successful arcade revamps, Konami has announced Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition. It will be available Spring for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare, and smartphones.

Read more: Castlevania and Contra cameos promised »

"I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want it! I want ..."
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3DS eShop games can be fifty times larger than WiiWare titles

3DS eShop games can be fifty times larger than WiiWare titles

WiiWare games are only allowed to be up to 40MB in size, a limitation that has prevented many games from appearing on the service, notably Super Meat Boy, which struggled to fit under Nintendo's strict guidelines. The ceiling has been raised quite considerably for Nintendo's latest system, however. 3DS games are given fifty times the virtual real-estate, topping out at 2GB.

Read more: Size matters »

"I'd guess that the bottleneck is in the limitations that are inherent to the console. Even ..."
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New video game releases of 2/27-3/4

New video game releases of 2/27-3/4

Next week's another busy one, with SSX, Microsoft Flight, Binary Domain, the PC edition of Vessel, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, the Mortal Kombat Komplete Edition, Nexuiz, and heaps more all launching.

Read more: Our list of next week's new releases »

"You've removed it from the list, but it's still in the newspost itself. =/"
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Retro City Rampage confirmed for PC, PS3 and Vita too

Retro City Rampage confirmed for PC, PS3 and Vita too

Vblank Entertainment's Retro City Rampage has always looked awfully nice, but it was a shame the open-world love letter to ye olden days was only headed to WiiWare and Xbox Live Arcade. Rejoice, then! The indie developer has confirmed that it'll also hit PC, and PlayStation 3 and Vita via PlayStation Network.

Watch: Grand Theft Auto-style murderin' »

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All 50 WiiWare demos available online

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All 50 WiiWare demos available online

WiiWare demos are available to download once again. Nintendo of America has stealthily restored access to all fifty demos. They can be downloaded from the Wii Shop Channel right now.

Some highlights include: And Yet It Moves, the Bit.Trip games, Cave Story, Fluidity, Max and the Magic Marker, Pokemon Rumble, and World of Goo.

Watch: How to access the free demos »

"Most Wiiware games aren't big enough or the correct format to constitute a demo, plus the ..."
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New video game releases of 1/9-1/15

New video game releases of 1/9-1/15

Only a handful of new games are coming out next week, with the highlights being survival horror Amy, Choplifter HD, and fantasy strategy sequel King Arthur II: The Role-playing Wargame.

Read more: Our list of next week's new releases »

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New video game releases of 12/26-1/1

New video game releases of 12/26-1/1

Four plucky games are daring to make a stand next week and boldly launch between Christmas and New Year. One is the shiny HD version of Oddworld: Stranger's Wrath on PlayStation Network, then there's All Zombies Must Die!, Bionic Commando GBA on 3DS, and t'other is... a surprise.

Read more: Your exciting surprise revealed! »

"When your game absolutely can not withstand any competition. "
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MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger community stories

MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger community stories

On Wednesday we announced 1995's classic role-playing title Chrono Trigger was the next addition our growing list of video game classics, presented by MobyGames.com.

Chrono Trigger is widely regarded as one of the best classic Japanese role-playing games ever made, due in no small part to its time-travelling storyline with multiple endings, memorable characters, and epic scope. Since its release on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995, the game has been ported to several other platforms, including the DS, PlayStation, and iPhone OS.

Read more: Shacknews community discusses Chrono Trigger »

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MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger

MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger

Chrono Trigger is widely regarded as one of the best classic Japanese role-playing games ever made, due in no small part to its time-travelling storyline with multiple endings, memorable characters, and epic scope. Since its release on the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in 1995, the game has been ported to several other platforms, including the DS, PlayStation, and iPhone OS.

Today we add 1995's classic role-playing title Chrono Trigger to our growing list of video game classics, presented by MobyGames.com.

Read more: Classic time-travelling in retrospect

"Ok that's fair, but it still makes no sense that I can run a 3D rpg like Chaos Rings but not this."
- DiscW    See all 42 comments


Club Nintendo to offer downloadable games

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Club Nintendo to offer downloadable games

You haven't been throwing away those little pamphlets Nintendo tucks away in their game boxes, have you? Each box includes a Club Nintendo code, which can be used to earn points on a variety of prizes. It appears that the service is being updated with the ability to redeem points. The lower-priced options should be an affordable alternative for members that can't get quite enough points for a Mario-branded backpack, or a Game & Watch DS cartridge.

As a bonus, it appears the initial selection of games is quite inviting.

Read more: Games for every Nintendo platform »

"Man I almost did this last night no joke. So glad I waited. At least that stuff sells for some ..."
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Retro City Rampage reveals 'Splosion Man crossover

Retro City Rampage reveals 'Splosion Man crossover

Retro City Rampage's merry romp across video games history will also include a retro-style take on Twisted Pixel's 'Splosion Man, developer Vblank has revealed. Mysterious further indie crossovers were also teased for the open-world pop culture 'em up.

Watch: 'Splosion Man and his gal pal in action »

"that doesn't sound very retro or is it just the city and graphics that are retro?"
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