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Nintendo Announces Planned Closure of Wii Shop Channel

By Jason Venter, Sep 29, 2017 11:23am PDT

If you have Wii Points to spend, or if there are Wii games you want to download, make sure to take action while you still can.


"Nintendo has recently been bringing a lot of the TurboGrafx-16 stuff to Wii U (the same games ..."

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

By Andrew Yoon, Feb 27, 2013 4:00pm PST

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.


"Agreed, tries too hard with nostalgia and doesn't bring much gameplay."

- kingdepork see all 12 comments

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

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 21, 2013 2:00pm PST

Retro City Rampage is coming to WiiWare on February 28, along with a free ROM City Rampage content update that will hit Steam port on the same day.


"I tried it when we got it free on PSN but I couldn't get into it. "

- pgharavi see all 8 comments

Retro City Rampage hits Xbox 360 and Wii in January

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 28, 2012 2:15pm PST

After a brief stint of exclusivity on PS3, Vita, and PC, Vblank Entertainment's retro throwback is finally coming to Xbox 360 and Wii.


"Is it really coming out on wii?! I kept thinking the Wii version would actually turn into a Wii ..."

- agentboolen see all 5 comments

La-Mulana WiiWare canceled due to shrinking sales base

By Steve Watts, May 01, 2012 2:30pm PDT

Publisher Nicalis has canceled La-Mulana for WiiWare, saying that a shrinking market on Wii has made selling sufficient units "near impossible."


"I can attest to the shrinking market. The last two games I bought on Wiiware were Lost Winds 2 ..."

- snubble100 see all 5 comments

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

By Andrew Yoon, Mar 20, 2012 3:15pm PDT

Konami has announced Frogger: Hyper Arcade Edition. It will be available Spring for the PlayStation Network, Xbox Live Arcade, WiiWare, and smartphones.


"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 ..."

- CampKusoge see all 2 comments

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

By Jeff Mattas, Feb 27, 2012 10:45am PST

A giant discrepancy has been revealed between the maximum eShop file size of WiiWare games (50MB), and games for the 3DS (2GB).


"I'd guess that the bottleneck is in the limitations that are inherent to the console. Even ..."

- snubble100 see all 5 comments

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

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 26, 2012 7:00am PST

Next week's another busy one, with Microsoft Flight, Binary Domain, SSX, PC editions of Rayman Origins and Vessel, Shin Megami Tensei: Devil Survivor 2, and heaps more all launching.


"You've removed it from the list, but it's still in the newspost itself. =/"

- Autocrawler see all 8 comments

Retro City Rampage confirmed for PC, PS3 and Vita too

By Alice O'Connor, Feb 20, 2012 10:00am PST

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! It'll also hit PC, PS3 and Vita in May.


All 50 WiiWare demos available online

By Andrew Yoon, Jan 13, 2012 4:00pm PST

WiiWare demos are available to download once again. Nintendo of America has stealthily restored access to all fifty demos.


"Most Wiiware games aren't big enough or the correct format to constitute a demo, plus the ..."

- Alexrose see all 3 comments

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

By Alice O'Connor, Jan 08, 2012 7:00am PST

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.


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

By Alice O'Connor, Dec 25, 2011 7:00am PST

Three 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 PSN, then there's All Zombies Must Die! and t'other is... a surprise.


"When your game absolutely can not withstand any competition. "

- baron calamity see all 2 comments

MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger community stories

By Shack Staff, Dec 17, 2011 2:30pm PST

Shacknews readers share their own stories revolving around the classic Chrono Trigger, the latest game inducted into the "MobyGames Classic" series on Shacknews.com.


MobyGames Classic: Chrono Trigger

By Shack Staff, Dec 14, 2011 4:30pm PST

MobyGames.com Classic returns with the Chrono Trigger, the beloved 1995 role-playing game for the SNES that has since seen numerous re-releases on multiple platforms.


"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

By Andrew Yoon, Dec 08, 2011 4:15pm PST

Club Nintendo points will be able to purchase downloadable games across all Nintendo platforms: 3DS, DS, and Wii.


"Man I almost did this last night no joke. So glad I waited. At least that stuff sells for some ..."

- geneshifter see all 7 comments