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VC Friday: Is it sequel day?

Hope you're in the mood for sequels today, because if you're itching for a new retro title, that's what Nintendo's offering up, at least when it comes to Sega. A couple of today's titles were also released in the U.S. this week, which means you can check out the video wrap-up for a little game...

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Torrent of TurboGrafx-16 titles set for Australia's Virtual Console

Making up for its delayed arrival to Australia's Virtual Console, the TurboGrafx-16 will debut in the world's smallest continent next week with eleven releases! Hudson's VC site lists that over a third of the games will be shmups -- no big surprise there -- but classics like Dungeon Explorer,...

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VC Friday: Wolves in dreamland

We can't ever get enough of Kirby around here. He's just so cute and puffy. So obviously, when we think Kirby, we think golf. Because, uh ... balls are round. Yep. And what goes well with golf? Commandos. Right. We don't get this week's pair of releases either, but hey ... maybe opposites really do...

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VC Tuesday: Hey, an RPG!

This week's Japanese Virtual Console update brings something very rare to the Wii: a role-playing game. And by Capcom's Breath of Fire II is a pretty good one. Also available are a fossilized Konami classic, the sequel to one of the weirdest game concepts ever to become a mainstream hit, and a...

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VC Friday: Mega warrior?

MESSAGE FROM DR. LIGHT. MEGA MAN DOWNLOAD COMPLETED! GET YOUR WEAPONS READY! Need we say more? Today on the European VC: Mega Man -- NES -- 500 Wii points China Warrior -- TurboGrafx -- 600 Wii points ...

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Virtual Console Monday celebrates gentlemanly sport

In belated celebration of Father's Day, today's Virtual Console releases uphold the spirit of proper and dignified competition amongst gentlemen of all ages. At 9AM PST, don your finest collared shirt to partake in a classy game of golf, flex your muscles in preparation for a grueling bout at the...

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Wii Warm Up: Too many shooters?

The Virtual Console has made shooting games widely available for the first time in years. We like shooters, despite being categorically awful at them, so we're happy about this. But has the genre been disproportionately represented on the VC? There are so many, versus very few fighting games, and...

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F-Zero X is Euro Virtual Console's 100th game

The N64's ludicrously kinetic racer, F-Zero X (or F0X, if you want to be trite) today marks the 100th release on Nintendo's European Virtual Console service. Pro-G reports that the game arrives on the PAL Wii at a cost of 1000 Wii Points and is joined by side-scrolling TurboGrafx platformer, J.J....

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Wii Warm Up: Your choices for the VC

All this week, we've been talking about what we want to see on the Virtual Console, and we're not done yet. But it seemed like a good time to stop and ask your opinion. What games do you think deserve a VC release, and why? Go ahead and throw out a few titles. Don't be shy. We (probably) won't make...

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Wii Warm Up: Best of the best

This should be a pretty easy one -- of everything released so far on the Virtual Console, what's been your favorite? What have you not minded spending money on? We've been talking about the VC all week, so of course this question just begs to be answered ... and we expect a hot debate. So let's get...

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