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It happened at night when no one would notice – no one except for one special boy. We don’t know why he’s special, and just like a similar mystery on Lost, the wondering may never end. What happened that night is reminiscent of Superman’s arrival to Earth: after realizing that something (from outer space?) has crashed near his home, a young boy rushes to investigate.... Read Review

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  In September of 1990, Capcom released a movie and comic strip tie-in game that a lot of older gamers remember completely.  Little Nemo: The Dream Master was a 2D sidescroller where players took control of Nemo in Slumberland.  Nemo, clad in pajamas and toting a bottomless sack of candy, must travel through Slumberland while avoiding enemies and collecting keys. The most unique gameplay element in Little Nemo was assuming an animal’s form and using their abilities to explore.  While this notion may seem like a no-frills, outdated addition to the game’s mechanics, in Nemo’s time it was completely exhilarating and original. Nemo himself was a little boy sleeping in his bed.  The game opens that way.  He stands up, looks out the window and sees an approaching airship.  A clown messenger greets Nemo and whisks him away to Slumberland.  From there, players must conquer each dreamscape as it approaches by way of collected keys.  What unfolds is an adventure of mystery, increasingly difficult obstacles and some downright 8-bit frights. But what’s worth exploring isn’t necessarily the gameplay or presentation of Little Nemo, it’s the bed.  The bed? Yes, the bed. Read More

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Nearly every Nintendo platform has had some form of budget line-up of high-profile, high-selling games. From the NES Classics to the Player's Choice line which spanned the Super NES, Game Boy, Nintendo 64, Game Boy Advance, and GameCube, being introduced into the latter's catalog less than two years into its lifespan. However, the Nintendo DS and Wii have had no such lineup of titles, and as we enter the fourth year of the Wii's life, people are beginning to wonder where the system's budget-priced hits are. The answer is: Japan. Read More

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Nintendo Download - 11/23/09: Download New BIT.TRIP Kicks, Speeding Karts, Magic Castles and More

I knew Nintendo loves me. You can thank me later, since you guys get to reap the benefits, too. In all seriousness, the original Super Mario Kart is now available on the Virtual Console for 800 Wii Points, just as promised. What more needs to be said? Well, maybe that in most circumstances, such a title would be all that we get on Virtual Console for the week, but not this time; it is joined by the original NES title A Boy and His Blob: Trouble on Blobolonia for 500 Wii Points as well. WiiWare is BIT.TRIPping with VOID for 600 Wii Points, while Harvest Moon: My Little Shop commands 1,200, the rather vague Little Tournament Over Yonder for 800, and a rare EC-rated game for 500 in Learning with the PooYoos: Episode 1. Finally, DSiWare has plenty to choose from, though five are Electroplankton titles at 200 DSi Points a pop. Those are accompanied by myNotebook: Blue, also 200, and Gameloft's Castle Of Magic for 500. Check out the press release after the cut for more details on each title. Read More

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Rumor: A Boy and His Blob Sells Under 10,000

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