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Wonder Boy creator Westone filing for bankruptcy

Veteran Japanese developer Westone Bit Entertainment is facing bankruptcy after nearly 30 years of operation, Game Watch Impress reports (via Sega Nerds). After debuting in 1986 with its landmark arcade side-scroller Wonder Boy (later adapted for the 8-bit Nintendo Entertainment System as Hudson...

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Tetris feature film will be a 'sci-fi epic'

Feature film production company Threshold Entertainment announced today that it has partnered with The Tetris Company to produce a movie adaptation of the seminal puzzler Tetris. If you're thinking about how perfectly film could capture the global drama surrounding Tetris' initial licensing, you...

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Ice Climbers won't be in the new Smash Bros, and here's why

Fans of the Nintendo Entertainment System launch title Ice Climber (yes, they exist) may be disappointed to learn that stars Popo and Nana will not return for the latest entry in the Super Smash Bros. series, due out this year for the Nintendo Wii U and 3DS. In a recent issue of Famitsu, Super Smas...

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Former NEC employees tell the ballad of the TurboGrafx-16

NEC was poised to capture a significant share of the emerging North American video game market with the release of the TurboGrafx-16, but corporate indifference doomed the console to obscurity, an interview feature posted at Gamasutra today reveals. Released alongside the Sega Genesis in 1989, t...

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Happy 15th birthday, Sega Dreamcast

Fifteen years ago today, Sega launched its final video game console. Arriving in stores on September 9, 1999, the Dreamcast stole our hearts with a plethora of amazing games. There are plenty of essential classics from the Dreamcast era – Power Stone, SoulCalibur and Phantasy Star Online, ...

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Remasters of the universe: Obscure titles we want to revisit

It was no great shock when Sony released a PlayStation 4 version of its super-popular third-person title The Last of Us. Deep Silver bathing its new Metro franchise in the spotlight for next-gen consoles was no great surprise either. A new generation seems to come with it a series of new version...

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Happy 25th birthday, Sega Genesis

Twenty-five years ago this week, the Sega Genesis made its way to stores in North America. Helping to usher in the 16-bit era with classic characters such as Sonic and Sonic & Tails and Sonic & Tails featuring Knuckles. And more non-Sonic-related characters, of course! Too many memories ...

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New Nintendo eShop releases: Mega Man BC Challenge, Double Dragon 2

Capcom continues its quest to roll out a new Mega Man game in the eShop every week in August with Mega Man Battle Chip Challenge, a GBA-exclusive spinoff in the Battle Network subseries. Battle Chip Challenge joins the Wii U's eShop catalog this week alongside recently released series entries Meg...

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Uncover Castle in the Darkness' secrets soon on Steam

1001 Spikes developer Nicalis announced a new damning action-platformer today, Castle in the Darkness. The game "recalls a golden, bygone era" thanks to its retro-inspired art and steep difficulty curve. In it, players explore the kingdom of Alexandria, hunting down an evil force that took out ev...

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Hyrule Warriors' adventure mode has NES Zelda appeal

Nintendo offered new details on Hyrule Warriors during a Nintendo Direct livestream last night dedicated to spilling new beans on the game. The Tecmo Koei-developed offering will include an adventure mode that features a NES-style map inspired by the original Legend of Zelda. In it, players hack ...

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