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Since Nintendo president Satoru Iwata passed away this weekend, developers throughout the world have been saying goodbye in their own ways. One of the most touching tributes was a letter penned to Iwata by Earthbound creator Shigesato Itoi.
GameStop typically steps away from older consoles a generation or two after they’ve ridden off into the sunset. As of today, however, the retailer is moving in the opposite direction, selling retro consoles and games through its online store.
Thanks to the power of crowd funding, a 24-year-old console, the Super Nintendo Entertainment System, is getting a brand new game.
It may be hard to believe, but the classic SNES game, Chrono Trigger, turns 20 today. That should help some of our readers head into the weekend feeling older than ever.
ClayFighter, the bizarre brawler from the SNES era boasting a cast of claymation combatants, is set to return next year courtesy of a remastered edition coming from Interplay and Drip Drop Games.
Let's face it: some of the heroes in Final Fantasy 6 sucked. They were weak and flawed pretenders who were carried to victory by a few key allies.
Fans of Earthbound (known as Mother 2 in Japan) have decided to pay tribute to the SNES RPG with a documentary called Earthbound USA.
More digital game removal news: The victims this time are Donkey Kong Country and its two sequels. The games are being removed after November 25th, at which point gamers in PAL territories will no longer be able to purchase the titles from Nintendo's Wii Shop.
Former spokesman and editor for Nintendo Power magazine, Howard Phillips, revealed some startling news recently about the SNES: there are still prototype games floating around out there such as Reactor and Mer Wars. He posted photos of the games to his Facebook page so old-school and new-school gamers alike could witness two games they'll never be able to play on the SNES.
It looks like gaming magazine Nintendo Power could be gearing up to print its final issue. Reports and rumors are streaming in today that, if true, could spell the end of a nearly 25 year run in the print medium.
A lot of gamers have been asking for an Earthbound 2 or at least a re-release of the original Earthbound for newer consoles. The problem is that Nintendo of America wanted to make some changes to avoid legal issues and Nintendo Co. did not. So what happens? The game gets stuck in legal limbo.
You still have that old stockpile of SNES and Sega Genesis/Megadrive cartridges locked away in a dusty old bin or closet? Well, good news for you old cartridge hoarders: the Retrode 2 USB device lets you play old games on your PC and you can even use your old controllers, too.
For all those not in the know, you probably just read that headline and thought, “Your mother just turned 20? What, are the writers at Blend Games like, three years old?” However, everyone else knows that I'm talking about Mother, the predecessor to the SNES RPG that we Americans call EarthBound.
Final Fantasy VI and Chrono Trigger may have legions of dedicated fans but Squaresoft's not the only company whose SNES RPGs attracted a rabid following. A copy of Ape and HAL Laboratory's EarthBound just sold on Ebay for $1,000 bucks.
As we all know, the economy is being flushed down the toilet of financial despair. With that said, it’s imperative that gamers budget wisely, pick titles intelligently and purchase video games with a keen eye on price and replay values. And what better way to game frugally than with a bargain bin guide?