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FarmVille heading to iEverything, Android, and ... SMS?

Tired of only being able to give Zynga money in very small increments via your favorite social networking service, unable to do so while on the go? We are too. Thankfully, it appears the company will be expanding the reach of its real-time farm simulator FarmVille onto mobile phones sometime in the...

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Nintendoware Weekly: Sparkle Snapshots, Fighting Street, Carnival King & more

Nintendo actually released a respectable number of downloadable games this week: 8 games across Virtual Console, WiiWare and DSiWare. You may have even heard of some of them! As far as we can tell, the highlights of the week are a DSiWare photo decoration app and the embarrassing parent of the...

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VC in Brief: Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (SMS)

Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars (Sega Master System, 1 player, 500 Wii Points) We say: do not download Alex Kidd: The Lost Stars hides a very basic and redundant gameplay formula beneath its outer coat of bright pixels and wonderfully imaginative enemies. It's a game that hasn't held up too well over...

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VC Friday: Apes and bikes

Gaming's favorite ape returns to the PAL Virtual Console to cause havoc for arch-enemy Mario Stanley, but don't get too excited: despite being an early Miyamoto game, the 22-year-old Donkey Kong 3 has not aged gracefully. It's also a bit of an oddity in the series, in that it plays more like a...

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Emulating the gaming world on DS

One of the first things homebrewers do when they gain the ability to run unsigned code on a game console is to see what other console's games they can get running. Although the use of commercial ROMs varies from legally ambiguous (in the case of backup copies of your own software) to unambiguously...

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Wonder Boy and Fantasy Zone coming to North America

Upon reading the title of this post, some of you may have been bouncing off the walls like this blogger, while the rest of you probably shrugged and moved on with your lives. If you don't realize how great these two games are, though, just trust us when we tell you that they are. We'd probably be...

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Wii Warm Up: The Sega Master System

When virtual console support for the Sega Master System was announced, this blogger jumped, screamed, and did some sort of "happy dance" around the room. After being told that this was an odd reaction to news about the Sega Master System, of all things, the celebration calmed down a little. Was...

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Virtually Overlooked: Zillion

Welcome to our weekly feature, Virtually Overlooked, wherein we talk about games that aren't on the Virtual Console yet, but should be. Call it a retro-speculative. Metroid Week leaves us in kind of a tight spot in terms of Virtually Overlooked content. We at the Virtually Overlooked Research Center...

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