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  • Mega Man 9 is out for Wii!

    Mega Man 9 is out for Wii!

    In case you forgot, or haven’t read any of the other 50 million Mega Man 9 posts here at CG, I thought I’d remind you all that Mega Man 9 is out today for download on WiiWare, and will be out shortly on the other consoles. I’m feeling that same excitement I felt back in the day when something like StarFox would come out — probably because I’ve been looking for a new… Read More

  • Mega Man 9 producer talks about challenges of making an 8-bit game in 2008

    Mega Man 9 producer talks about challenges of making an 8-bit game in 2008

    In this great interview with Hironobu Takeshita at Gamasutra, the producer of the hotly anticipated upcoming Mega Man 9, the hardships and fun bits of developing an 8-bit game in the modern era are discussed. It’s as clear from this conversation as from all the shots and details leaked before that the dev team is in love with the old games and interested in exceeding them in ways that… Read More

  • Japanese Wii users get to download digital manga, Western users don't

    Japanese Wii users get to download digital manga, Western users don't

    Following the launch of a similar service for the DS, Japanese Wii users are now able to download digital comics to their Wii consoles offered by a total of 5 companies. In April, Japanese publishing powerhouses Kadokawa Group Publishing [JP], Shueisha [JP], Shogakukan, Kodansha, and game maker Tose partnered up to establish Librica [JP]. The new company launched the manga service last Thursday. Read More

  • E3 2008: Mega Man 9 trailer – yes, it's awesome

    Oh yeah, baby. I’m going to beat this mother in one sitting no matter what. I’m really glad they went back to about the Mega Man 2 era in terms of skills and enemies since that’s the era I rock. I’m going to play some Mega Man tonight with “Eye of the Tiger” on in the background to get ready for this. Read More

  • Mega Man 9 to be released on WiiWare, PSN, and XBLA

    Mega Man 9 to be released on WiiWare, PSN, and XBLA

    There we go. Was that so hard? Was it so hard to make a totally awesome Mega Man game and then release it on all three consoles at once? They are doing so many things so right here. 1. Cross-platform love like never before 2. Retro graphics like — before 3. The Blue Bomber 4. Robot dragons History will look kindly on Mega Man 9, which I’m hoping is going to be every bit as hard and… Read More

  • Games for the blind or visually impaired, designed on Nintendo’s Wii

    Games for the blind or visually impaired, designed on Nintendo’s Wii

    Gamers with impaired vision usually had a hard time finding games they could play with their friends, who had no vision problems. The researchers at MIT’s (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) Gambit Game Lab have been working with the Wii to create a game that will fill this need. They unveiled the fruits of their labor on Tuesday, a game called AudiOdyssey. The game is all about creating… Read More

  • Video: Beer Pong for the Wii

    I love playing Beer Pong. It’s what I’ll be doing later tonight and all weekend once I get out of the city for the holiday weekend. Now, the blending of video games and drinking games is a tough act to pull off, but Frat Party Games may have done it with their upcoming WiiWare title. Like any other sport-related game on the Wii, I don’t see the mechanics being true to life, but… Read More

  • Homestar Runner, Strong Bad WiiWare games soon

    Homestar Runner, Strong Bad WiiWare games soon

    Nice. I like it. If you’ve been aimlessly drifting about the world wide web for any substantial period of time, you’ve undoubtedly come across (and spent several hours on) Homestarrunner.com — a fantastical world made of wonderful Flash cartoons starring hilarious characters. In June, we’ll see the first of five episodic WiiWare games from the “Strong Bad’s Cool… Read More

  • CrunchArcade: Dr. Mario WiiWare – I got a fever!

    http://www.gemaga.com/game-videos/3493 And the only prescription is hundreds upon hundreds of duochromatic capsules. The wii-mote control scheme looks a little shady but like every other game on the Wii, I assume it will become second nature. Of course, classic mode looks classic. I know a few girls in LA who are going to flip their lids when they see this. Seriously — their lids. [via… Read More

  • 'Defend Your Castle' to WiiWare May 12, new trailer

    Here’s a trailer for Defend Your Castle, which will be one of the first WiiWare games available for download (not to be confused with the Virtual Console games). It was originally available as a Flash game but it’s taken on an overhauled look, 4-player multiplayer, and enhanced physics and particle effects. The developer, XGen Studios, says “Defend Your Castle has been re-created… Read More