Say goodbye to this page in, like, two days
Some dude has done something very, very cool - put a playable NES emulator and plenty of games online. vNES, the Virtual Nintendo Entertainment System (with 395 games, the site proclaims) requires only a web browser, keyboard, and Java (the site will clue you in if you don't know what the deal is) and you're off, playing anything from ultra-classic Super Mario Bros. to biblical atrocity Sunday Funday.
Problem: Nintendo is going to smack this one
PS3 reserves = tomorrow
Sleuths over at NeoGAF have sussed out that GameStop/EB Games is opening preorders for the PlayStation 3 tomorrow, when stores open. Want a system? Better hustle over to your local shop before it opens tomorrow. Word on the street is that each store will get eight... but will allow employees to buy two of them. So six it is. Better go to bed early tonight.
Get a 360 for cheap! Or don't! Or do!
Well, if you don't want a PS3...
The Consumerist posted a spiffy deal,
It's hard to imagine a world where seven poorly animated, grisly voiced combatants could stir a nation into a videogame violence feeding frenzy. Since that original Mortal Kombat, we've ripped out hearts, beaten people to death with their own legs and uppercutted punk asses into whirling, toothy blades of steel - and not one game has ever been pulled from the shelves like congress was threatening 13 years ago.
To celebrate this victory in the face of such powerful ignorance, we've compiled
Every Friday, Next Generation prints up This Week in Japan, in which intrepid Tokyo explorer Tim Rogers flips through an issue of popular gaming mag Famitsu and otherwise burbles about the fortunes of the Xbox 360 in Japan and other things. Today's post is particularly nice, though, because it has a picture of the incredibly sweet Blue Dragon faceplate Microsoft is packing in with the limited edition of the game in Japan this December.
We got a new video in
Not work safe
We mean it - this site is not work safe. But it might be worth the trip: pictures of hotties getting it on with classic hardware. It's a calendar, actually. Its title, subtle as can be? Nerdcore. We see a Power Glove and a Game Boy Color... and a few other bits of hardware that we usually don't talk about on GamesRadar. If you want to see blurred-out versions, why not make friends with Nerdcore on MySpace...? The page has rainbow glitter text, of course. According to it, Nerdcore
Pokemon the conqueror
Next Generation reports that in just four days, the latest Pokemon game - Pokemon Diamond and Pearl - has sold 1.58 million copies in Japan, instantly becoming the fastest-selling DS game ever. Is anyone surprised? Nope. Nintendo sure isn't, or it wouldn't have printed over and a million and a half copies for the first shipment. The scary thing about the DS has always been how popular it was before Pokemon came out. Now that it's out... the DS is a terror that stalks in
PS3 on fire
An analyst (don't you love those guys, sitting around and having opinions for money? Wait, that's what we do... for less money) has released a report that PS3s were overheating and crashing at the Tokyo Game Show. You wouldn't think it was big news - but it's caused Sony's stock to dip, and Sony's PR team to fire off an angry retort to Next Generation.
Now the question remains... does this even matter? Was it due to badly-ventilated kiosks and overcrowding? Probably. We saw the
MS BK WTF
Here's a question. Who has the more terrifying fixed plastic grin: Burger King or Brooke Burke?
You won't have to wonder for long, because for a mere $3.99 you can suffer through games starring both of them. Starting November 19, Burger King will be offering up a slate of games - playable on any Xbox or Xbox 360 - alongside the purchase of any value meal.
The best possible idea - Burger King vs King of All Cosmos - is, sadly, not happening. No, we're getting Pocketbike Racer
Now that we're out of the summer doldrums, game releases are picking up speed with each passing day. This week alone there are 20 or so new titles on the shelf, compared to, oh, five or so during June and July. Next Gen, our companion site-at-arms, has sifted through the upcoming tidal wave of releases and settled on 45 upper-deck games you have to play. That should give you an idea of how many games there'll be total, if 45 is the "must-have" list.
Head here for the complete list, hitting all
Originally posted on September 29, 2006
The editors we sent to this year's Tokyo Game Show might have been fresh off a plane and still reeking of jetlag when they came back to the office, but that didn't stop us from dragging them into a bright room and fixing our cameras on them. Why? To collect their raw thoughts on what they'd just spent the last week seeing, of