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Watch Out For Errors
Posted by Billy
Posted on 15 November, 2013 at 4:50PM ↑ 2 ↓ 0
Watch Out For Errors

Hello there, Billy here. I've been implimenting some backend features and shifting around a lot of code. The only visible result of this to you is that you can now thumbs up/down comments as well as posts. I ask that you please use this feature; if we get enough ratings, I can start adding algorithms for the most quality posts and stuff like that. Regardless, please be on the look out for errors and don't hesitate to tell me about them. Also, don't he

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Microsoft's Latest XBoner
Posted by Lazlo Falconi
Posted on 9 November, 2013 at 12:43AM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
Microsoft's Latest XBoner

It doesn't matter where you preorder, right? It usually boils down to who has the best bundles, but yesterday, approximately 150 Target shoppers got a nice surprise in the form of an Xbox One! According to Kotaku, "Target had accidentally not assigned a release date," so when their shipments arrived from the manufacturer, Target did the responsible thing and sent them out.

So what did the lucky winners do? Just the obvious stuff, they attempted to sell them on eBay for ridiculous amounts, and posting unboxing videos on YouTube, which is a topic for another day--seriously, who cares about that? But Microsoft, in an unusually swift display of paying attention to its consumers, forced the YouTube videos to be taken down, and even banned at least one early adopter from Xbox Live.

All in all, it's a pretty hilarous story, from the company that's brought us one PR disaster after another, and I can't wait to see how this continues to develop.

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DS Games on Virtual Console?
Posted by Lazlo Falconi
Posted on 30 October, 2013 at 12:09AM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
DS Games on Virtual Console?

If you buy a lot of video games from Nintendo, and you're not taking part in Club Nintendo, you're wrong. The service offers a few great prizes, and goodies that aren't available anywhere else, and costs nothing more than the games you're already buying. One of the items Japanese Platinum members are lucky enough to find this year is a download for Advance Wars; Days of Ruin, which was unreleased in Japan. 

Why does this matter to us? It probably doesn't. It's just interesting that a DS game has been converted to an eShop game after it went unreleased. Could we soon see DS games added to the Virtual Console? Probably not, but it's definitely something that could have a market.

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Cornerstone: The Song of Tyrim
Posted by Lazlo Falconi
Posted on 13 October, 2013 at 9:53PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Ikaruga on Steam Greenlight
Posted by Lazlo Falconi
Posted on 11 October, 2013 at 9:59PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Ikaruga on Steam Greenlight

It's no secret that we here at Retro of the Week love our Dreamcast games. Either in their natural habitat or ported to other, more successful consoles, the Dreamcast had a huge library of great games. One of those beloved titles is Ikaruga, an extremely fast vertical arcade shooter with a rather interesting play concept. Instead of just shooting at everything you see, and avoiding obstacles, you have to switch the polarity of your ship to either destroy opposite colored enemies, or absorb si

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Wind Waker Wall Decals
Posted by Lazlo Falconi
Posted on 22 September, 2013 at 00:20AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Wind Waker Wall Decals

Oh wow guys. Just wow. Cashing in on In honor of the HD remake of The Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker, wall decal manufacturer Blik, a design shop that I've never head of, has released a series of eight wall decals featuring our favorite cell-shaded hero (Viewtiful Joe and Sly Cooper notwithstanding). The decals are beautifully rendered to look like stained glass windows that would fit in perfectly with the feel of the (spoiler) sunken Kingdom of Hyrule. Perhaps my favorite part of this is that when I first read about these I thought, "What is Blik?" then noticed that their URL also asks the same question. My only regret is that even if I could buy them all, my apartment doesn't have enough wall space for all of them. See more after the break.

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Hey Nintendo, Did you Forget How to Make a Handheld?
Posted by Lazlo Falconi
Posted on 28 August, 2013 at 1:04PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
Hey Nintendo, Did you Forget How to Make a Handheld?

According to Engadget, Nintendo plans to release a new, cheaper handheld this fall, titled oh so cleverly the Nintendo 2DS, since it functions like a 3DS, but without the 3D aspect. First of all, isn't this a bit confusing? Will the general public, who Nintendo seems to be going after lately, be able to figure out that the Nintendo 2DS will play 3DS games? Will they even notice the difference? 

Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fan of 3D, and it's probably the aspect of my 3DS that I care least about, but really Nintendo, this is more of a cop out that the DS Lite. At least that improved over the previous incarnation of the device. But this... First of all, it removes, really the defining feature of the device, and then gets rid of the handy-dandy clamshell design that protected the screens and has defined how handhelds look since 2003! 

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RotW is Back!
Posted by Billy
Posted on 2 July, 2013 at 8:42PM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
THIS JUST IN! Your chance to win!
Posted by Swifto
Posted on 6 February, 2013 at 12:49AM ↑ 0 ↓ 0
Modern of the Month: Half-Life 2
Posted by Swifto
Posted on 5 February, 2013 at 11:03PM ↑ 1 ↓ 0
Modern of the Month: Half-Life 2

It's been a helluva year, fellas. From meager beginnings, missed updates, support from friends and a glorious rise.

What's to come in the year ahead? I dunno, but I'll tell you what's to come next paragraph!

Ladies, Gentlemen, and ladies dressed like men, I proudly present a one year anniversary article; Half-Life 2.

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