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DeNA and the future of Nintendo

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This morning, Nintendo made two major announcements, one was their partnership with Japanese Mobile App developer, DeNA, pronounced DNA. The next was revealing a codename of a new piece of Nintendo hardware called NX.

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So what is this partnership with DeNA about? Nintendo has given the rights of their IPs accessible to DeNA. Meaning that DeNA can make mobile versions of Mario, Zelda, Metroid, or any other Nintendo franchise onto Android and iOS platforms. Continue reading

Intellivision Gen2 is coming out on PC and Mac

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Today on The Retro Magazine website, the Blue Sky Rangers, Realtime Associates and Retro Magazine will be working together to get the Intellivision Gen2 games onto PC and Mac.

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Intellivision Gen2 began as a set of games playable from the PlayStation 3 Home online service. It eventually appeared on the PlayStation Vita as downloadable games before making it’s way onto iOS and Android. These games were, AstroSmash, Shark!Shark! and NightTrap, they were remade and designed with new school graphics whilst maintaining the original gameplay mechanics of their original games on the Intellivision. It was announced that Utopia, Sea Battle, Deadly Discs, and Snafu might appear too on the PC version of Intellivision Gen2.

You can read more about this on the Retro Managazine Web site.

You can join the Intellivision Gen2 Facebook page right here.

Sid Meier’s Starships Announcement

starshipsToday, Firaxis announced a new upcoming game that will be based on their current game Civilization Beyond Earth, called Sid Meier’s Starships.

This is the only video shown, it doesn’t really show much, but I have a hunch on what it might be like… Continue reading

Dragon Quest 1 on Android.

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An RPG franchise I never really had the chance to play, mainly because Nintendo of Europe rarely brought turn based RPGs over here, is Japan’s favourite RPG series of all time, Dragon Quest.

I heard that Square Enix was releasing the first Dragon Quest on iOS, but there wasn’t any news on if there was going to be an Android version, until the Descendants of Erdrick announced this on FaceBook.


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Fezing it up on other platforms and Telltale Poker Night 2!

Fez on other platforms.

Yup, one of my favourite Xbox Live arcade games, Fez, is going to get released on Steam, PS3, PSVita, Ouya, and iOS! It’s so nice to see this awesome game get out of Microsoft’s exclusivity.

Oh yes, I freaking love this 2.5D puzzle platformer! I love the fact that it’s getting some love for the Ouya too! I guess this is going to be another one of those games I have to purchase multiple times like I do with Super Mario Bros!
 Click here to check out Fez on 360 in the meanwhile before it releases on other consoles.

TellTale Poker Night 2.

What’s the best Poker game you can get? Poker Night from Telltale was awesome with it’s wit and humour. But yesterday they announce that there’s going to be a sequel! A Poker game sequel!? How does that work? Different personalities that’s what!

Sam from Sam and Max, Brock from Venture Bros, Ash from The Evil Dead, Claptrap from Borderlines, and to put the cherry on the top of the cake, GLADos from Portal is the game’s dealer! Heck yeah! It was announced yesterday, mind you it was the First of April, but TellTale did announce that this is real and no joke!

 Click here to play the First Poker Night game 😀

Remember those water games?

I have no idea how this came to mind, but remember those water games back in the eighties…?

Yeah, for some odd reason, I reminded myself of these games. It’s simply a tank of water, a pump, some plastic rings and a set of hooks. The game is really simple, it’s a skill game where you press the button and depending on how hard you press the button the rings will get launched with an air bubble and you hope that you can get some rings on the hooks. Very similar to those ring toss games at fun fairs, except this is done with water, and made to look as if it’s a faux video game.

Ring-Toss was the most common Tomy water game that I used to see in the eighties and early nineties.

 There were a few Tomy Water games based on actual video games.

There are plenty of Water Games that were not made by Tomy that took a lot of their ideas

I never owned any of the water games back as a kid, however in 1997, I received this GameBoy shaped water game, with shower gel inside, at Christmas; along with my copy of Lylat Wars on the N64, and a second controller. Made by Grosvenor, not Tomy, the game was pretty the classic ring toss game of old, except this time there were two pumps. These were on the A and B buttons on the GameBoy shaped water game (the d-pad is just decoration), the B button would control a pump on the left hand side of the screen, and the A button would control the pump on the right hand side of the screen. So yeah, Ring toss with two pumps! Well, at the time, with my N64 and all, a Water Game wasn’t terribly exciting, and the most use that it ever got was to use it’s generic smelling shower gel. But if I got this as a kid of 6 years old I would’ve loved the damn thing!

For some reason I wanted one as a kid, but never asked for it… Maybe there was just some toy I wanted over the Water game that I got instead, but I just look at these with rose tinted eyes and remember the late eighties and early nineties… UPDATE: After talking to Focus from the GameGavel forums about water games, he told me that he has one on his iPhone, so after a bit of searching, low and behold, there’s a water game app you can get on iOS and Android…  Crazy…  It’s fortunate that it’s free, I wouldn’t pay for it! >:P

Water Bubble Ring Toss for Android…
Water Bubble Ring Toss of iOS…