March 2010
Box Art Disparity — Showdown for NES/Famicom Art Across the Regions
30 March 2010 9:32 pm
For the first time ever, all three regions are pitted head-to-head against each other. Would you believe that the below artwork is all for the same game? Can you tell what the game's about? Have especially strong feelings about which one is the "best" piece of art? Then read on!
TurboGrafx-16 Videos — From HuCard to CD-ROM and Still Rocking!
14 March 2010 8:48 pm
One of these days, every one of the nearly 600 game entries for this website will contain an awesome review, video, and/or something that makes it worth that extra click. This update represents four steps in that general direction. Below, you'll find two excellent TurboGrafx-16 titles and two that take advantage of the CD add-on. If an excellent video review already exists, I see no need to reinvent the wheel, so please enjoy the videos below:
February Virtual Console Wrap-Up — Super Famicom Wars and Lock on Tech
8 March 2010 8:57 pm
The truly new game (keeping the three regions as a whole in mind) released last month for the Virtual Console was Super Famicom Wars for the—surprise, surprise—Super Famicom. Not only is it an excellent predecessor of the series we now know as Advance Wars, it's also a hell of a deal compared to tracking down the original cart. Since it was only released in connection with Nintendo Power magazine back in May 1998, it's exceedingly rare today.

Beyond that, basically North America and the PAL region catch up with titles that were already available in the Land of the Rising Sun. How cool is it that Sonic & Knuckles actually supports the lock-on technology if you've already downloaded Sonic 1, 2, or 3? It's also good to finally see another quality Neo Geo fighter released!
MetaReview — Opinions on Mega Man 10
1 March 2010 7:44 pm
Mega Man 10 hit WiiWare today in North America, and this is the first time that a classic 8-bit franchise has also received a sequel on Wiiware. Great stuff! I can only hope that Capcom continues to support WiiWare to such an extent. Since I haven't had the time to download and play Mega Man 10 yet, I'm going to defer to two sources that I trust:

1up — B

IGN — 85/100

So far there's been little online review coverage overall, probably because this digital download is less than 24 hours old. That said, it's pretty interesting that both sites awarded Mega Man 10 the exact same score. Given the diverse staffs and approaches that these two websites represent, I think the agreement in scores is a pretty good indicator that a flat B is probably about right for this game. I can only hope that I'll have the chance to confirm this assessment in the near future.
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