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New Nintendo eShop releases: Captain Toad - The First Adventure

This is your Captain speaking. There are other eShop games this week, like Virtual Console cats Lode Runner and Fire Emblem on Wii U, and Ultimate NES Remix on 3DS. For your own safety, I think it's high time you buckled up and got my game, Captain Toad: Treasure Tracker. I'm behind the wheel and t...

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Lode Runner creator Douglas E. Smith passes away

Douglas E. Smith, creator of 1983 puzzler Lode Runner, has passed away. Tozai Games, the current holder of the Lode Runner license, tweeted its condolences yesterday and asked for fans to reflect on their personal highlights with Smith's iconic classic. According to Tozai's timeline for the ser...

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Lode Runner XBLA price drops, new DLC available

For a new "Sales & Specials" spot on the XBLA dashboard, Microsoft has dug up Tozai Games' 2009 XBLA version of Lode Runner, whose price has just been permanently cut from 1,200 Microsoft Points to 800 ($10). That does sound like a sale and/or special. Coinciding with the price drop and fe...

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Ilomilo adorably (and exclusively) heading to XBLA

Southend Interactive, developer of Lode Runner and R-Type on Xbox Live Arcade, recently announced plans to bring adorable puzzler Ilomilo to Microsoft's digital platform as an "exclusive." The game stars Ilo and Milo, two miniaturized Teletubby-looking creatures exploring "surrealistic and ever cha...

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European Nintendo downloads: Ironclad, Nectaris

Okay, so it isn't Rondo of Blood this week in Europe. Nintendo instead chose to inaugurate the latest Hanabi Festival with the pre-rendered Neo Geo shooter Ironclad and Lode Runner for NES. It's pretty novel in and of itself to have two Virtual Console games in a single week, not to mention a Neo Ge...

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Hanabi Festival returns to Europe with Castlevania: Rondo of Blood

Nintendo of Europe is bringing back the Hanabi Festival, its occasional celebration of import games, starting March 12 -- and it's bringing what might be the most anticipated import Virtual Console game ever (by us). Castlevania: Rondo of Blood is among the small lineup of games to be released in Eu...

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This Wednesday: Bubble Bobble Neo, Red Alert 3: Commander's Challenge arrive on XBLA

Well, folks, it's not quite the Summer of Arcade anymore. Microsoft's Major Nelson has announced C&C Red Alert 3: Commander's Challenge and Bubble Bobble Neo as this week's Xbox Live Arcade releases. Despite the inclusion of "C&C Red Alert 3" right there in the title, the former game is a s...

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Reminder: Xbox Live 'Deal of the Week' is Lode Runner for $10

For a brief time on the morning of April 22, 2009, Lode Runner cost 800 ($10) on the Xbox Marketplace before reverting to a 1200 ($15) price. This week, you can relive that fateful morning and nab the game at its initially incorrect -- but oh so right -- price as the Xbox 360 "deal of the week." T...

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Xbox 360's 'Deal of the Week,' Games on Demand, Avatar DLC for Sept.

Tossing the usual drip-fed weekly schedule aside for the moment, Microsoft has released the full details for its "Deal of the Week," Games on Demand and Avatar DLC releases (in the US) for the entire month of September. Let's start with Games on Demand: Games on Demand (no prices noted) Sept 8...

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PAX 2009: Lode Runner dropping to 800 points on September 14

The new version of Lode Runner for XBLA was launched earlier this year in April at a price point of 800 points ($10). Microsoft quickly flip-flopped and said the game was incorrectly priced, subsequently correcting the price to 1200 points ($15), which caused a massive amount of complaining ... but...

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