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New Nintendo eShop releases: Gradius, Chibi-Robo Photo Finder

Let's face it, the eShop is easing out of holiday hibernation. Just four new releases this week, and that's if you count a demo of 2D platformer Jump Trials Supreme. That said, 3DS owners can augment their household reality with Chibi-Robo Photo Finder, while Wii U types can augment any...

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ESRB rating suggests Gradius V is headed for PS3

Initially released on the PlayStation 2 in 2004, Gradius V may soon be making an appearance on the PlayStation 3, assuming a new ESRB rating is to be believed. The rating - "T for Teen" with "Mild Fantasy Violence" - offers no information on when we should expect this PlayStation 3 version of...

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Gradius remade in a LittleBigPlanet 2 level

Media Molecule's next big game, Tearaway, is nothing but potential right now, but here's a good example of why that potential is so darn exciting. Gamers are still creating cool things with LittleBigPlanet 2: like this impressive Gradius port, which brings the side-scrolling 2D shooter into the...

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The origin of the Konami code, as told by its inventor

The legendary Konami code came about because Gradius was too hard for one of the guys making it. Katsuhisa Hashimoto was on the team of four responsible for the NES port of Gradius, and he recalled adding the code in a 2003 interview just translated by GlitterBerri. "I had one guy under me, and...

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Konami shoots 'Gradius Arc' into core of Japanese trademark database

[Hobby Search] Konami has filed a Japanese trademark for something called "Gradius Arc." The "Gradius" part is easy enough to parse -- Konami's long-running series of horizontal shooters, last seen in the form of WiiWare's Gradius ReBirth -- but the "Arc" leads us to one particularly fanciful...

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Konami coin-op cameo in Silent Hill: Shattered Memories

While playing through Silent Hill: Shattered Memories for review, our very own Richard Mitchell stumbled upon a pretty neat thing: classic Konami coin-op arcade cabinets. Sadly, you can't play the cabinets in-game, but it's a nice Easter egg for fans, if we may say so. There's Contra, Rush'N Attack...

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VC in Brief: Life Force (NES)

Life Force (NES, 1-2 players, Rated E for Everyone – Mild Fantasy Violence, 500 Wii Points We say: download it! This week, we've only one Virtual Console game again, and it's another shmup. Thankfully, it's also a Gradius (reminder: Gradius is awesome) clone, which makes it all okay. Every...

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Watch: Gradius gets LBP'd

LittleBigPlanet is officially a verb. And we're officially wowed by this Gradius-inspired user-created level (full clip after the break). We're not sure what amount of time, effort and total understanding of LBP's quirky reality it takes to birth such a creation ... but we ain't got it. Also:...

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Gradius ReBirth: U.S. to destroy the core soon

Click to enter gallery. Keen ESRB-spotter Spencer at Siliconera has located a welcome addition to the ESRB's database: Gradius ReBirth. While Japan has been pew pewing itself silly since early September, this is the first solid sign that the 1000 Point WiiWare game will be leaving its native...

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VC Monday Madness: Digital Champ Battle Boxing and Gradius II Gofer No Yabou

We've got two new imports to play on the Virtual Console this week. We love it when the service hooks us up with imports because they're so fresh and new. We like that. Too bad one of this week's games isn't very good. Which one is it? Hit up the video above to find out. And if you're looking for...

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