Newsdump

Laharl's back again

Today, top-notch online game retailer NCS has posted upa brand new printing (opens in new tab)of PS2 cult-classic Disgaea. Used copies of this game have hit as high as $100 on eBay in recent months, so it's exciting to see the off-the-wall strategy RPG available once again in pristine condition for a more reasonable price: $49. HitNCS' website (opens in new tab)to get your very own brand new copy. It should slot in nicely alongside the high-quality sequel,Disgaea 2: Cursed Memories (opens in new tab), which came out this summer and which is still easy to track down. Between the two games... well, see you in 2008.

The grass is always greener - even if it's pixellated

We think we have it good these days, but Nintendo is determined to prove us wrong on two fronts. First, courtesy ofGame|Life (opens in new tab), we have a look at the list of games that will hit the Wii's Virtual Console in Japan by the end of the year. Sure, a few of them are Japan-only stuff we don't even want, but there are some serious hits and hidden gems in that list, too: Gunstar Heroes, Super Castlevania IV, Donkey Kong Country and The Legend of Zelda: A Link to the Past are just a handful of the top-tier titles. Hitthe story (opens in new tab)for the complete list.

Members only

But it doesn't stop there. Just yesterday, we in the GamesRadar offices were lamenting the fact that Club Nintendo, an awesome bonus program the company runs in Japan, still hasn't been introduced in the US. And then today, wouldn't you know it -- Joystiq posteda story (opens in new tab)complete with some fine examples of the swag the Japanese can get for free... just for being a die-hard Nintendo fan. Using points packed in with every game release, gamers can purchase this stuff. Hitthe Joystiq story (opens in new tab)for a glimpse of what we're not getting, including a universal TV remote that looks mighty familiar.

Not for everyone

Left Behind: Eternal Forces (opens in new tab)simply isn't a very good game. But it's getting a lot of attention for a couple of reasons: one, because it's based on the phenomenally popular Christian novel series, and two, because it appears to promote violence against non-Christians. AsNext Generation reports (opens in new tab), one Christian group has come out to publically denounce the game, which is gratifying to those of us who don't like the idea of being gunned down in the streets if the Rapture hits.Kirk Cameron (opens in new tab)has not commented as of press time.

New screens

Battlestations: Midway (PC (opens in new tab),360 (opens in new tab))
Collapse (PC (opens in new tab))
Inuyasha: Secret of the Divine Jewel (DS (opens in new tab))
Konductra (DS (opens in new tab))
Lord of the Rings: Battle for Middle-earth II -Rise of the Witch-king (PC (opens in new tab))
Metal Gear Solid: Portable Ops (PSP (opens in new tab))
NBA Street Homecourt (360 (opens in new tab))
Pocket Racers (PSP (opens in new tab))
Red Steel (Wii (opens in new tab))
Rogue Warrior (PC (opens in new tab),PS3 (opens in new tab),360 (opens in new tab))
Shining Force EXA (PS2 (opens in new tab))
Sneak King (360 (opens in new tab))
STALKER: Shadow of Chernobyl (PC (opens in new tab))

New videos

Far Cry Vengeance (Wii (opens in new tab))
SKATE (PS3 (opens in new tab),360 (opens in new tab))

November 29, 2006