Nintendo Wii: 36 new Virtual Console games in Europe Q1

In a news article on Nintendo of Europe we learned that Europe will get 36 new Virtual Console games in Q1. It will be 20 games from Nintendo, 7 Turbografx and 9 Sega Mega Drive games. We also know some of the games and there are some realy good one this time. The next three month you will (among others) get:

Nintendo 64
Mario Kart 64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

SNES
Street Fighter II: World Warrior
Super Contra
Super Mario World

TurboGrafx-16
Soldier Blade
Double Dungeons
New Adventure Island

Genesis
Streets of Rage
Bio-Hazard Battle
Comix Zone
Gain Ground
Bonanza Bros

Xbox 360: IPTV

The Consumer Electronics Show (CES) is now in Las Vegas, the biggest electronic show of the year. New information is coming in all the time. And one of the most interesting today is that XBox 360 will get IPTV. There is not much information yet, only that it will come sometime around Christmas 2007 (at the moment probably only in US). You can read a bit more (not much more) on Microsoft.com and Engadget.com. Since the 360 will act as a DVR, it’s means that a bigger harddrive will be available. The last week we’ve heard a lot of rumours about the Xbox 360 v2 with bigger HDD and HDMI connector.

Microsofts own blogging site on10.net have a nice 9 minutes video of Carbon interface (IPTV on 360). Take a look.

If you don’t know what IPTV, you can read about it on Wikipedia.

Some pictures from Engadget.com:




Nintendo Wii: Super Mario Bros. on VC

I’ve been waiting for this. Today we in Europe also can download Super Mario Bros. for the NES. You can download it for 500 points. We also got Motoroader (600 points) for TurboGrafx.

So how many times have I played Super Mario Bros. on NES the last 20 years? I don’t know. But do I want to play it again? Oh, yes.



RetroGamer #33

I got the lastest issue of RetroGamer #33 today. This issue have the following stories (among others):

  • Retroinspection: Amiga CD32
  • The Making of… Earthworm Jim
  • Developer Loopback: Sensible Software
  • The Classic Game: Silent Hill
  • Pokemon – Introducing The World’s Favourite Videogame Series
  • Company Profile: Data East
  • The Classic Game: Street Fighter II – The World Warrior

If you can’t get hold of a copy, check out www.retrogamer.net. Next issue is on sale February 1st.