Tag Archives: nes
Mon, Jul 15, 2013 | 11:38 BST
Nintendo’s Famicom released in Japan on July 15, 1983 and it brought gaming into many of our homes for the first time. VG247′s Dave Cook casts his mind back to the console’s UK release and legacy.
Wed, Apr 24, 2013 | 21:40 BST
It’s amazing what you can find when moving home. VG247′s Dave Cook takes stock of his forgotten gaming treasures as he heads back to Scotland, and reflects on the state of the industry today.
Mon, Mar 25, 2013 | 10:53 GMT
Like Samsung Galaxy before it, the Android-powered Ouya console is said to support emulators. Word on the street is that both SNES and NES emulators will be ready for launch.
Thu, Oct 18, 2012 | 06:07 BST
Capcom has found a new home for NES classic Ghost ‘n Goblins, which fell off the Wii Virtual Console in early 2011. The incredibly challenging platformer is on its way to the 3DS eShop for an October 25 release, where it will humble a whole new generation of would-be gamers and probably most of the ones it humbled the first time, too. No details on pricing as yet, but what price can you put on a game that strips you to your underoos every hit? Exactly.
Thu, Aug 30, 2012 | 15:01 BST
The Nintendo Knitting Machine was apparently something real at one time, according to an old flier posted on the Facebook page belonging to former NOA chairman Howard Lincoln.
Tue, Aug 23, 2011 | 06:44 BST
Awesome merchandise! Day and date digital releases! Marriage! Many other delightful things! Enter the world of brevity.
Tue, Jun 14, 2011 | 14:11 BST
Hideo Kojima has had a proper fanny about the NES version of Metal Gear Solid, saying the game was “cheap,” he had nothing to do with it, and it “soiled” his reputation.
Mon, Oct 18, 2010 | 14:03 BST
It’s not just Mario having a 25th birthday, innit.
Mon, Jul 13, 2009 | 14:06 BST
BioShock creator Ken Levine has spoken out on the four games that made him what he is today, blaming Adventure, Castle Wolfenstein, Ultima Underworld and The Legend of Zelda, which he cites as the cause of the break-up with his first “super-serious” girlfriend.
“After I graduated from college, I moved to an apartment in San Francisco with the first super-serious girlfriend. She was a couple of years younger than me, so at the end of the summer, she was set to go back to school,” said Levine.
“On our last day together in San Fran, I for some reason picked up The Legend of Zelda. As she stood by waiting for some romantic gesture to happen on our last day living together, she was instead treated to watching me obsessively plow through Hyrule for around 15 hours. By the time the cab showed up to take her to the airport, I realized if I had any hope of keeping her as my girlfriend, it was time to shut off the NES.”
More at Rock, Paper, Shotgun.
Tue, Jul 01, 2008 | 15:57 BST
According to this article on its official site, Rare can now boast 100 million software sales since the company launched in 1985.
“The result of releasing more than 100 titles across systems ranging from NES to Xbox 360 does seem like something worth mentioning, even if a couple of those titles were Taboo and Sesame Street 123 (everyone has to eat, you know),” says the article.
“Recent assistance in achieving the 100 million figure has come from the likes of Perfect Dark Zero (over 1.5m units to date), Kameo: Elements of Power and Viva Piñata (approaching 1m apiece).
“With Banjo-Kazooie: Nuts & Bolts and two new Viva Piñata titles on Xbox 360 and DS set to launch in the coming months, plus of course all the other intriguing projects further down the line that we’re too wicked and calculating to tell you about, we don’t anticipate a dramatic sales downturn any time soon. Does that sound a bit pompous? Sorry, us Brits struggle to ‘do’ PR sometimes.
Congratulations to Rare from all of us at VG247!
You haven’t got a fiver we could borrow, have you?
By Mike Bowden
Mon, Mar 31, 2008 | 06:21 BST
This has to be seen to be believed. Someone’s put an entire NES game collection up for sale on eBay, and currently has a bid of $6,100. The 739-game lot includes a complete set of Nintendo World Championships, of which only 116 were ever made. We have no idea if this is true, but the seller has used enough exclamation marks to make it sound convincing, so we’re sold. Well, sort of. Take a look.