Capcom is releasing the Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 & 2 as part of a single release on the Switch which seems like a must buy for Switch owning Mega Man fans. That said, it's not all 8-bit perfection as it looks like Mega Man Legacy Collection 1 is the only release physically on the Switch cart as Collection 2 is a redeemable code. It's not a matter of size either, both games could fit on a single Switch cart. But beyond not putting all the games on a single cart the fact that we're getting Mega Man 1-6 and 7-10 in one release is awesome.

Oh and Capcom is adding a rewind feature to both games which looks like it will make getting past those tricky Mega... Read All

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Mario and Rabbids existing in the same game? How can this be? Ubisoft found a way. Here is how Ubisoft explains it: A girl sitting in her basement has a device that can merge two objects into one. Using AR, she has an AI (named Beep-0) that helps her out. It should also be noted that she is a big fan of all things Mario.

When the girl leaves her basement, a time traveling (and dimension traveling?) washing machine shows up. Inside of this washing machine are the Rabbids. The Rabbids get out of the washing machine and start causing mayhem. One of the Rabbids picks up the girl’s AR device and starts merging objects. This in turn starts off a chain of... Read All

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Ice Climber was released Jan 30th 1985 by Nintendo R&D1. Nintendo R&D1 made other games such as Donkey Kong, Dr. Mario, Excitebike, Mario Bros., Metroid, Kid Icarus and Tetris. In Ice Climber the characters Popo and Nana head up 32 different ice mountains to get an eggplant from a huge thieving bird vulture thing. In season two of Cheerful Ghost Radio we are starting out doing NES Classic reviews and being things with Ice Climber. We are thinking these reviews can be a more bite-sized episode format and are interested in what you think and if you have any ideas for future episodes!

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As I continue on with my playthrough of Chrono Trigger the game keeps getting a bit better each time. Since the game has been out for over twenty years i'm going to talk about some plot spoilers so if you are planning on playing this fresh, you might want to avoid reading more.

Firstly as someone that didn't play much of Chrono Trigger when it was originally launched on the Super Nintendo I don't have any particular nostalgia for this title. That said, the game does borrow some graphical and sound elements from past Square games, such as the wind sound effect from Final Fantasy VI. That said, I do have some pretty minor nits about the game and the biggest... Read All

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The latest expansion for Civ6, Rise and Fall, has been released. The expansion adds 9 civs and new game mechanics. One of the new features is the ability to use governors. They come with their own unique promotions that provide helpful abilities. They can be established in your own cities, or in a city-state. One of my personal favorite governors is the cardinal, who ultimately can give apostles an extra promotion. There are others focused on other aspects of the game like military, growth, etc.

As time progresses in the game, you will move into different eras, like Ancient, Classical, Modern, etc. The expansion introduces a new bonus system, which... Read All

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Lizard is a brand new game made for the original Nintendo Entertainment System that was successfully Kickstarted and has now officially launched. You can check out the trailer above and download a demo of the game on Itch.io. The game demo is a NES ROM, Mac or PC downloadable and the game is available for purchase digitally on all those platforms + Linux. The Lizard developers will make an NES cart release and if you are interested in getting that when it releases you can sign up for an email list on the Lizard website.

The NES fan community is pretty strong these days and it's awesome seeing new games continue to come out for these older systems.

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If you are looking for a new game to play, EA is giving away Dead Space which is the first entry in the franchise that dropped back in 2008. Dead Space received great reviews and is already considered a horror classic by some people in gaming.

"You are Isaac Clarke, an engineer on the spacecraft USG Ishimura. You're not a warrior. You're not a soldier. You are, however, the last line of defense between the remaining living crew and deadly reanimated corpses. The undead have become Necromorphs; horrific zombie-alien hybrids that won't succumb to traditional means. Fortunately, your offense is equally unique, as the high-powered mining tools at your disposal... Read All

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Speedrunner SethBling recently figured out the first sub 1 minute credits warp for Super Mario World and made a pretty detailed video explaining how it works. Seth uses 4 controllers and by doing that it puts certain values in RAM pushing the game into the right state to get the credits.

Seth provided a detailed Google Doc below that details how you can route this run yourself and all things you need to achieve it such as the Japanese version of SMW.

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1Cgr0jFw4AU8hF00JcQlOTRb8I1qPd-tF73LtTF4lzZE/edit
https://pastebin.com/V3EtvyGT

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Analogue are the creators of the new Super Nt a moderinization of the Super Nintendo that looks to recreate it entirely in hardware. Thing is, most retro remake systems that allow you to play original NES, SNES or Genesis games often use emulation to achieve this which essentially does a ROM dump of the game to play it. The Analogue hardware developers have worked to create a FPGA Super Nintendo that reduces the emulation educed game lag to zero and allows the games to run at a crisp 1080p with authentic audio. At about $200 the system costs as much as the launch Super Nintendo back in the 90's and even includes a built in game Super Turrican. If you are... Read All

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The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time by ZFG in 4:33:19 Embedded above, this run is a 100% of Ocarina of Time which means it's longer than a run where someone tries to race to the end of the game as quickly as possible using whatever glitches they can as part of an ANY%. Ocarina of time gets a ton of accolades for being one of the best games around and this run is proof why as it's a great thing to watch too.

Super Mario Sunshine by AverageTrey in 3:06:29 Did you play Super Mario Sunshine on GameCube? I didn't as I entirely missed the GameCube era of Nintendo games but if you're looking to see what Super Mario Sunshine is about this run is a good primer. Did... Read All

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YouTube channel Archades Games recently recorded and uploaded a VHS tape from the 1990 Nintendo World Championships. The actual video starts at 1:05 and is only about 5 minutes. It's a world Championship highlight reel sent to the Championship finalists so only a limited run of these existed. By the end of the Championships Thor Aackerlund was crowned the winner and has gone on to be a retro gaming legend and was featured in the Tetris documentary Ecstasy of Order.

"Got a special one for you all today! I am happy to bring you the footage from one of the few surviving NWC 1990 VHS tapes! This tape was only given to finalists who competed in Universal Studios... Read All

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Into the Breach is the upcoming turn based strategy mech vs monsters game from Subset Games the creators of the Indie mega hit Faster Than Light. They dropped the new recently that the games is coming to Windows on Steam, GOG and Windows store on February 27th! I imagine the game will get a Mac and Linux port at some point but it looks like the first release of the game will be Windows only. If you want to know more about the game you absolutely must watch the video above of the developer Justin Ma giving a talk about the game and how they approached it's design. It's a really great behind the scenes talk on how they created the game and their focus on... Read All

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Oh man, now this is exciting Star Wars news!

David Benioff and D.B. Weiss (creators of Game of Thrones) are going to be writing and producing a new series of Star Wars films! I haven't seen a lot of information about it yet, but I already can't wait to see this! Game of Thrones has some amazing world building and character development that I hope translates well into the Star Wars universe. I've already forgotten about that movie coming out about a smuggler... what's his name Hope Solo?

http://www.starwars.com/news/game-of-thrones-creators-david-benioff-and-d-b-weiss-to-write-and-produce-a-new-series-of-star-wars-films

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You don't need to wait for a Steam based handheld because it's already here and it's in it's second form in the GPD Win 2. GPD makes lots of portable systems and I actually own one of them in the portable Android handheld GPD XD. The GPD Win 2 looks to improve the specs and hardware of it's initial launch to cram a ton of PC horsepower into the palm of your hands such as..


  • Intel Core m3-7Y30

  • lntel HD Graphics 615

  • 6 inches H-IPS Technology

  • 8GB Memory

  • M.2 SSD 128GB, Replaceable, No Capacity Ceiling

  • 1629925mm

  • ABS + Aluminum alloy

  • 24900mAh, In Series

  • About 6~8 hours of battery life, it should depend on the actual working conditions



To put this handheld in... Read All

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Yesterday during the Super Bowl we got a teaser for the new Han Solo movie trailer and today we got the full meal deal.

The movie looks to be very well pretty and I really dug the new droids and some of the shots looked very stunning. I'll put more of my thoughts below in the comments and i'm also curious what you think of Solo from the trailer. Solo is coming out May 25th and if history is a guide i'll be watching it that opening night.

You can also watch the TOTALLY DIFFERENT trailer TEASER that played during the Super Bowl linked below. It shows a few different scenes and it is more of an actual teaser.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Szts88zY4o

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