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Pokémon Snap gets Wii functionality on Virtual Console

Next Tuesday, Japanese Wii owners will be able to download the underrated N64 title Pokémon Snap on the Wii's Virtual Console. Unique to this release, however, will be newly added Wii functionality, setting an interesting precedent for future VC releases. Dengeki Online reports that...

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Wii, DS ads appear in VC version of Wave Race 64

No, Marty and the Doc weren't messing around with the space-time continuum again, but advertisements for the Wii and DS are appearing in Wave Race 64, the 1996 Nintendo 64 racing title, which was made available on the Virtual Console this morning. The simple ads appear as banners alongside the...

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VC Friday: Zonked on paper

It's an odd pairing for the weekend for European gamers -- the punk-influenced Air Zonk and the classically adorable Paper Mario! What do they both have in common? A light-hearted approach to gaming and solid offerings for their respective genres. That's something we can get behind. Air Zonk --...

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N64 gets a contemporary makeover

The classy white-with-blue light Wii theme can add a touch of awesome to any game console. We won't say anything to impugn the vaunted N64 in any way-- we think the white paint job makes it look damned cool. The paint is nice and smooth, too. Color variations are nothing new for the N64, but...

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CNET's best video game controllers of all time

CNET UK recently unveiled a "totally subjective" top five list of the best video game controllers of all time. Heading the pack is Atari's one-button joystick, joined by the SNES controller, and the N64 and PS2 controllers. Surprisingly enough, the Xbox 360 pad lands on the list for being the first...

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Paper Mario pencilled into the VC release schedule

The N64 version of Paper Mario is soon to hit the Virtual Console, according to a recent magazine article. If you've just finished Super Paper Mario and are after some more dimension-shifting hyper-realism , then this is the place to get it. The 2001 classic is more of an RPG than its younger...

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Superman 64 almost had an evil twin on the PS1

Universally recognized as the worst video game ever created, Superman 64 was this close to unleashing a spawn on the original PlayStation. According to an article at PlayStation Museum, when Titus was wrapping up development on the game in late '98, plans were to port the title to the PS1. But then...

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Does the VC threaten modding communities?

OK, we may be incredible Nintendo fanboys, but this is just something that flew under our radar. We never had any idea that these mods were actually out there, trying to make N64 games better. Of course, they're working with ROMs and other illegal materials, but we're sure some of them out there...

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The Top 7 Nintendo Mistakes are sure to offend somebody

GamesRadar has just put up their list of historical Nintendo blunders, and ... wow. We hope they're wearing flame-retardant clothing. The list has seemingly noble enough intentions: to analyze how Nintendo went from the absolute biggest name in video games to pretty much third place. Ultimately,...

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Mario Kart 64 headlines Jan. Wii VC lineup, in Japan

Nintendo will deal a strong hand of nostalgia to begin the New Year, as January will see Japanese Wii owners tempted by the likes of Mario Kart 64 and SNES Super Famicom's Fire Emblem: Seisen no Keifu (the last series' title to be produced by Gunpei Yokoi). Additional classics like Ice Climber, Kid...

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