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Owners of the Wii FreeLoader disc, a device that enables users to play games from other territories that are region-coded, began to panic as a few websites had claimed than a new North American Wii update affected its performance. However, contradictory reports have now began to flood in. There is reason to believe that the newest update will not affect the Wii FreeLoader in the slightest, and the whole commotion may have been caused as a result of an early April Fool’s joke.



– play the role of a culinary critic…that has to fight vampires that are on a plane
– fight with a whip, and kill vampires by driving stakes through their hearts
– create stakes from items on the plane, can only carry 4 stakes at once
– looks like cleavers will be involved as well
– cel-shaded
– developed by Blobber Team (team that bought ROTR from Nibris, Nibris not involved with Last Flight in any way)
– Q1 2009


King’s Knight – NES
Powerball – Sega Genesis

It’s a mad season for basketball lovers, but even the most hardcore hoops fan needs a break from the action this time of year. While they’re a far cry from basketball, the latest additions to the Wii™ Shop Channel offer plenty of fast-moving fun and high-scoring thrills of their own. Check them out and get a fresh taste of gaming excitement that can last well into April and beyond.

Nintendo adds new games to the Wii Shop Channel at 9 a.m. Pacific time every Monday. Wii owners with a high-speed Internet connection can redeem Wii Points™ to download the games. Wii Points can be purchased in the Wii Shop Channel or at retail outlets. This week’s new games are:


For the past 24 hours or so, those who were able to take a look at the latest Sonic Unleashed screenshots and video began to discuss the validity of the items. The status of the game appears to be real, but specific platforms for release remain unknown. Sega Magazine claims the title will indeed release, and note that a worldwide November 2008 release is planned. Also, because the budget of the game is so large, Sega developers from Japan, America, and even Europe are all collaborating to bring the best Sonic experience possible to gamers. More information is expected to be released this May, at the SEGA Gamer’s Day event.


Weekly savings

Posted on 16 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in DS, News | 0 comments


Brain Age 2 (DS) – $17
Flash Focus (DS) – $17
Petz Bunnyz 2 (DS) – $26
Professor Layton and the Curious Village (DS) – $26

Even though April Fool’s jokes have begun to peculate, one leak in particular actually seems to be true. The “first” images, information, and video of Sonic Unleashed have been leaked.

– gameplay includes Sonic and the Secret Rings style running with switches to 2.5D platforming thrown in
– Sonic will transform at certain points in the game, and his new form will include some sort of new mechanic
– another new character will be introduced
– Sonic Unleashed is not the final name, and no platform(s) were mentioned. File names of the original leaked images indicate a multiplatform release of 360/PS3/Wii

While the graphics shown in screenshots look suited for a 360/PS3 release, there was something called “ONM_CoverArt” (Official Nintendo Magazine) on the Sega FTP server. Because of this, it seems a bit more believable that the game could be releases on the Wii.

This leak sounds hard to believe but given all of the ample material gathered by numerous sources, it’s difficult to deny its existence. As much as I’d be interested in hearing more about this game, I would definitely wait until we hear something from Sega.


King’s Knight (NES)

Powerball (Genesis)


5 new stages: Block Plaza ~ Delfino Pier ~ Funky Stadium ~ Chain Chomp Wheel ~ Thwomp Desert.

5 retro stages: Battle Course 4 {Super Mario Kart} ~ Battle Course 3 {Mario Kart Super Circuit} ~ Skyscraper {Mario Kart 64} ~ Cookie Land {Mario Kart Double Dash} ~ Twilight House {Mario Kart DS}.


PSP 57,651
Wii 55,845
DS Lite 53,266

PS3 14,934
PS2 9,930
Xbox 360 1,744


First day sales in Japan

Posted on 16 years ago by (@NE_Brian) in DS, News, Wii | 1 Comment

NDS Pokemon Ranger: Batonnage – 127k
WII Deca Sporta: Wii de Sports 10 Shumoku! – 30k
NDS Sakura Taisen: Kimi Arugatame – 27k
NDS SimCity DS 2: Kodai kara Mirai e Tsuduku Machi – 26k
NDS Crayon Shin-Chan: Arashi o Yobu Cinema Land: Kachinko Gachinko Daikatsugeki! – 19k
NDS Time Hollow: Ubawareta Kako o Motomete – 14k
NDS Chou Nekketsu Koukou Kunio-Kun Dodge Ball Bu – 10k
NDS Kekkaishi: Kokubourou Shuurai – 8k (just 10-20% sell through)
NDS Ninja Gaiden Dragon Sword – 4k
NDS Bangai-O Spirits – 3k (<10k shipment)


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