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Nintendo Download: 2nd August 2010 (North America)

2nd August 2010 (North America)

Chibi fighters, dogzzzz and slots

There's something for everyone in this week's Nintendo Download. Or is that nothing for everyone? Something for no one? Anything for nothing? Everything or Nothing? Wouldn't that be something. WiiWare: Fantasy Slots: Adventure Slots (Big John Games, 700 Points) — A whole mess of themed slot machines, including...

Nintendo Download: 3rd & 4th August (Japan)

3rd & 4th August (Japan)

Fish and VC goodness for the Wii; the DSi gets the usual bumper crop of new titles

WiiWareBlue Oasis: Michi naru Shinkai (500pts - Hudson) — People in the know will recognise Blue Oasis as the Japanese name for Hudson's perennially popular virtual fish tank, My Aquarium. Apparently not satisfied with what has to be one of the best-selling WiiWare titles of all time, more than two years on Hudson..

News: Nintendo Posts 43 Percent Revenue Drop

Nintendo Posts 43 Percent Revenue Drop

For the first time in two years, the Big N posts a quarterly loss

There has been many-a-meme relating to the DS “printing money,” but now a quarterly earnings report from Nintendo suggests the handheld's printer may be running out of ink. According to the earnings report, which covers the second quarter of fiscal year 2010/2011 running from April 1 through June 30, 2010, demand for the DS has..

Nintendo Download: 30th July 2010 (Europe)

30th July 2010 (Europe)

A bit of a catch-up week

The Virtual Console takes another expected break to focus more on WiiWare and DSiWare this week, with five releases total spread across the both of them. All of them have already been released elsewhere, including a few in North America only a few days ago, so you can expect reviews for them all very shortly. WiiWareDive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, 1000pts)..

Nintendo Download: 26th July 2010 (North America)

26th July 2010 (North America)

Diving and Firing for WiiWare; Acrobats for VC; a bumper crop for DSiWare

A big week for DSiWare with five titles arriving, WiiWare receiving two very different titles and Aero the Acrobat tumbles gracefully onto Virtual Console. WiiWareDive: The Medes Islands Secret (Cosmonaut Games, 1000pts) – This underwater adventure takes a few leaves from the book of Samus Aran, promising a mixture of..

News: You Can Enjoy Your Massage from August 9th

You Can Enjoy Your Massage from August 9th

Get your relaxation on, North America

We got our first sight of Enjoy Your Massage! with an ESRB rating last month, and now we have the first screenshots, trailer and a release date for this upcoming downloadable relaxation-puzzle game. Coming to North American WiiWare on August 9th for an as-yet unspecified price, Enjoy Your Massage! puts you in the position of an apprentice masseur at a popular..

News: Heavy Fire Rains Down on WiiWare on Monday

Heavy Fire Rains Down on WiiWare on Monday

Just 500 Points

We've already had chance to have a quick blast on Heavy Fire: Special Operations, the upcoming on-rails shooter from Teyon, and soon you'll get the chance to enlist as the game is due to hit North American WiiWare on Monday, costing just 500 Points. With a heavy high-score focus, you unlock different weapons as you move up the ranks, which should hopefully extend the game's replay..

News: Ignition Gets a New Spark as it Aims for Download Dominance

Ignition Gets a New Spark as it Aims for Download Dominance

That's UTV Ignition Entertainment from now on

Ignition's got a commendable history of Wii and DS releases, with Muramasa: The Demon Blade, Nostalgia and plenty of other titles. Now the company wants to aim even higher by positioning itself as a distributor of quality digital content, with WiiWare on its list of priorities. The company, now rebranded...

Nintendo Download: 27th & 28th July 2010 (Japan)

27th & 28th July 2010 (Japan)

WiiWare and VC releases and four new DSiWare titles next week for Japan.

It's been awhile since we've seen any new WiiWare in Japan, though the drought is only being broken by a single title from Nintendo. The weekly Virtual Console parade is also continuing and the DSi has its usual mix of education and entertainment apps to choose from. WiiWareLine Attack Heroes (1000pts - Nintendo) – This is a..

News: Show Your Love for Bit.Trip with Commander Video Videos

Show Your Love for Bit.Trip with Commander Video Videos

Superimpose the running man into your world

You can't fault the fans of Gaijin's Bit.Trip series – from fanart to papercraft, they know how to show their love for Commander Video and friends. One ardent fan thinks there's more that can be done, and has created a YouTube 'call to arms' for other fans of the series. The idea is to superimpose...

News: Look Out, There's a New Pearl Harbor Video on Your Six

Look Out, There's a New Pearl Harbor Video on Your Six

Do a barrel roll, of course

It's already available in North America and Europe of course, but those of you who want to see just one more video of Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising before taking the download plunge are in luck today. Check out the video below and be sure to read our Pearl Harbor Trilogy - 1941: Red Sun Rising review to find out if this downloadable slice of digital..

News: Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

Jett Rocket's Return May Not be in Platform Form

Shin'en interview hints at branching out

Graphically resplendent and rather enjoyable WiiWare platformer Jett Rocket has been making waves since landing in June, and those who've clocked the adventure may have already seen this closing screen that hints at a reappearance for the jumpsuited Jett. Well, don't expect to see him repeating his platforming antics in the next title as Shin'en's Project..

Nintendo Download: 23rd July (Europe)

23rd July (Europe)

Acrobats, skaters and more

While North America has now suffered three consecutive weeks without a new retro game available for download, we're about to get another. It's accompanied by a bunch of DSiWare and WiiWare games that might not be to the liking of everybody. WiiWareArcade Sports Air Hockey, Bowling, Pool, Snooker (800pts - Icon Games) – A collection of "arcade" games, but not..

News: Dive: The Medes Islands Secret to Surface on WiiWare Next Week

Dive: The Medes Islands Secret to Surface on WiiWare Next Week

For gamers on both sides of the Atlantic

Cosmonaut Games has just confirmed the North American release date of its next outing, the WiiWare title that one of its designers described as "an underwater Metroid". The company has also released a batch of new screenshots to coincide with the announcement. Launching on the download service in North America next week on the 26th July and in..

Nintendo Download: 19th July 2010 (North America)

19th July 2010 (North America)

The kittenpocalypse begins!

Let's just not talk about the Virtual Console this week. Instead, let's talk about furry things, like legends and kitties and selling things to unsuspecting animals. WiiWareAquaSpace (Nintendo, 600 Points) – This fish tank...thing hit Europe recently under the name Zenquaria: Virtual Aquarium. The most notable difference between this and Hudson's serene My Aquarium is..

Podcast: NLFM Episode 7: User-Generated Content

NLFM Episode 7: User-Generated Content

Listener contributions, confusing homophones and Team Fortress 2 secrets revealed!

Oh hi, didn't see you come in there. Stay a while, and listen! Turns out we've got some fine musicians in the audience as we take a look to some listener-created tunes. We've also got a few select choices from The Megas, The World Ends With You, and the song that Akira Yamaoka would like blaring as he leaves this..

Interviews: Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

Takumi Naramura - La Mulana

La Mulana creator talks about new WiiWare remake

Nicalis have already released one hit indie PC title on the WiiWare service with the release of Cave Story and are now putting the finishing touches on their second WiiWare release La Mulana. Since it's been awhile since we've heard any new information..

News: Exclusive Mecho Wars WiiWare Screenshots

Exclusive Mecho Wars WiiWare Screenshots

Check out the WiiWare version of the iPhone classic.

Our good friend Luc Bernard was nice enough to send over a batch of brand new Mecho Wars WiiWare screenshots for everyone to peruse in the screenshot gallery. Luc has informed us that development on the game is completed, but no release date has been set currently. There's also a WiiWare version soundtrack available for download for $9.99 for..

First Impressions: Heavy Fire: Special Operations

Heavy Fire: Special Operations

We enlist for Teyon's war shooter

We've been bringing you regular field updates on Teyon's WiiWare lightgun shooter Heavy Fire: Special Operations since its announcement in April, and we recently got the chance to sit down and blast through two missions from the completed game. Played out entirely on-rails, Heavy Fire is immediately reminiscent of arcade light gun shooters such as Operation Wolf..

News: Alley-Oop! Hoopworld Slams WiiWare's Backboard on 19th July

Alley-Oop! Hoopworld Slams WiiWare's Backboard on 19th July

That's our basketball knowledge exhausted

Virtual Toys has been absent from the world of WiiWare for quite a while, but it's ready to return on Monday with Hoopworld, 1000 Point, 3-on-3 basketball game with tons of fighting. Promising plenty of arcade action, an online leaderboard, offline two-player modes and plenty of the sport's trademark...

News: Nintendo's European Release Schedule Offers Few Surprises

Nintendo's European Release Schedule Offers Few Surprises

Unless you love Scooby-Doo

The news of Last Window: The Secret of Cape West heading to Europe is just one nugget from the latest Nintendo Europe press release outlining its schedule from now until the end of September. While this means that there's no sight of its big 2010 titles like Kirby's Epic Yarn, Donkey Kong Country Returns and Golden Sun: Dark Dawn, it's

Nintendo Download: 16th July 2010 (Europe)

16th July 2010 (Europe)

Flying and fighting on Wii; French, Darkness, solitaire and 3D tanks on DSi

Another Virtual Console holiday, but WiiWare gets Pearl Harbored and then engages in some funky fighting. Conspicuous by its absence is Furry Legends, previously believed to be released this Friday but Gamelion has confirmed to us there will be an announcement of its new release date in the near future. WiiWarePearl Harbor..

Nintendo Download: 12th July (North America)

12th July (North America)

Bashing and balloons for Wii; puzzles, paper and playing French for DSiWare

A pretty varied platter for North America today, with Virtual Console again absent but WiiWare gaining two games and DSiWare letting five more passengers onto the download bus. WiiWareToribash (1000pts - Nabi Studios) – A turn-based fighting game that's big on physics, Toribash is one of the rare WiiWare games to feature..

Nintendo Download: 9th July (Europe)

9th July (Europe)

Plenty for everyone

As with every week, DSiWare gets the lion's share of releases this week, although most of it is not too stellar, or at least not likely to be. WiiWare gets a long-awaited fighter plus an interesting Nintendo-published title, while VC gets another ninja action game. WiiWareToribash (1000pts - Nabi Studios) -- A very strange fighting game which is quite popular on PC, you fight as..

News: Prepare Yourself Well for this Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts Trailer

Prepare Yourself Well for this Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts Trailer

The world's most dangerous game, apparently

Did you find the soft, clothy corners of Target Toss Pro: Bags to be a bit lacking in danger? Would you rather have something sharp and pointy to throw into something soft and loamy? It sounds as though Target Toss Pro: Lawn Darts is for you, then. But be warned: it's dangerous. With 16-player tournaments...