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Chrono Trigger Receives An ESRB Rating For The Wii

Here's a friendly public service announcement for those among you who love awesome things. Chrono Trigger, which ranks among the MOST awesome things for gamers, is now available for download in the iOS App Store, for iPhone and iPod Touch.

It's the Nintendo DS version of the SNES classic, which means you get some bonus areas to plow through in addition to the main game. Square Enix is using its typical "arm and a leg" pricing for App Store releases, with a $9.99 price tag on Chrono. That said, if you've never before played this excellent game and you happen to have an iPhone or iPod Touch then you really ought to just go ahead and -- brace yourselves -- pull the trigger.

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Nintendo head Shigeru Miyamoto said in an interview with Wired that he is interested in retiring from his current position and stepping into another role at Nintendo. Nintendo, on the other hand, says everything for old Shiggy will be staying pretty much the same. So who should you believe? As always, you should believe Adam Sessler.

In this special, collectors edition of Sessler's Soapbox, Adam discusses this whole "retirement" thing and the culture of Nintendo. Click it, won't you?

 

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In statements made to G4tv.com, Wired magazine has defended its reporting of the “stepping down” of Nintendo visionary Shigeru Miyamoto, as presented in a recent interview.

The interview sent tremors through the gaming world and financial markets when Miyamoto said that he was retiring from his current position as head of Nintendo’s game design department and changing his role within the company in order to focus on creating smaller games than his most recent titles. Nintendo responded to the interview with a statement that seems to contradict Miyamoto’s words, saying, “Video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto's role at Nintendo is not changing.”

We spoke to Wired editor Chris Kohler who confirmed that Miyamoto’s statements were reported accurately. “Miyamoto’s comments as presented in our story are exactly what Miyamoto said, and presented with the full context of his remarks,” Kohler said. “We are absolutely standing by those statements as reported.”

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We've been spoiled by the latest and greatest graphics, sound direction, and innovations in gaming. Don't get me wrong. I love seeing exactly where my bullet entered that poor sap's head and being able to see the exit wound. Who doesn't? I also love being fully immersed in some of the most gorgeous environments I've seen this side of Okami. But as many of you may already know, I've got it bad for the retro aesthetic. Maybe I was born with it. Maybe it's Maybelline. Either way, I know I appreciate any title that takes us back to the classics, the days of 8-bit, 16-bit, and 32-bit art. The systems I grew up with. These games put their own unique modern spin on what otherwise resemble games from our childhood, and these five are some of the best examples that represent the essence of retro meeting today's generation of gaming.

Jamestown

Jamestown: Legend of the Lost Colony

This indie offering from Final Form Games is a surprisingly deep side-scrolling shooter with lush, colorful environments and plenty of spunk. Its 16-bit art style is of course the main reason for its inclusion in this list. Just look at it! The manic shooter presents an alternate steampunk history where Mars is actually a British colony, contested by the Martians and the Spanish. It's a little far-fetched, that's for sure, but that's definitely part of its charm. Its pixel-perfect 2D art and sweeping soundtrack work in harmony to ensure Jamestown remains firmly lodged in your memory as one of the best modern examples of retro gaming out there. And just think – this is all from an independent studio.

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Immersing yourself in Nintendo games whether it's with a Wiimote or with 3D graphics have been strong selling points for our favorite family friendly video game company this year. We've picked some of the best Wii and Nintendo 3DS games that you may want to consider picking up either for the little guy in your life, or the super nostalgic one, in our Nintendo Wii and 3DS Holiday Buyers Guide

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For a breakdown of each game, as well as a few more additions to the list, check after the break.

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Gremlin Army Giveaway -- Win A Cute Little Gremlin Of Your Own

Here at G4TV.com we (by we I mean Nikole and I) love cute things, and we've come up with a whole army of cute Mogwai memorabilia to give away to you in honor of the release of the new Nintendo Wii and DS game Gremlins: Gizmo. In Gremlins: Gizmo you get to take care of your own Mogwai from the Gremlins movies and toy line. You can dress up your Gizmo and participate in dozens of fun mini-games that are irresistibly cute.

We have toys, notebooks, pens, postcards, action figures, and some weird blow up Gremlin thing to give away that I'm sure all of you would really love to display in your own nerdy office. I took a little figure of Gizmo myself and hug him every morning.

To win a piece of our Gremlin army, all you have to do is follow @G4TV on Twitter and tweet to us what you'd do with your own army of Gremlins. Be sure to use the hashtag #MyGremlinArmy for your story to be counted, and don't forget to check out the adorable little game too!  

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The Xbox 360 and the Nintendo 3DS (and the DS) led US hardware sales for the month of October according to the NPD. Microsoft's console saw a 20% growth from last October and 3DS/DS sales were up 25%. According to Microsoft they sold 393,000 units last month allowing them to continue their reign as the top console in US for 2011.  Nintendo and Sony have not released their specific console numbers for October at this time. Overall October was a good month for hardware sales. 

“On an average sales per week basis, October 2011 unit sales of 3DS, DS, PSP, Wii and Xbox 360 platforms all saw an increase over September 2011, which was a 5-week retail month (Oct'11 was a 4-week retail month).”

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5 Reasons Why You Should Be Excited About Rayman Origins

Rayman may have been a little over shadowed in the last few years by his Rabbid pals, but older gamers remember his start as a platforming machine. Well, Rayman Origins is a much anticipated return to his platforming roots that looks stunning. But is it a solid return to form? Our Jake Gaskill found out.

"The hand-drawn animations are among the best I have ever seen in any medium, and as such, the characters and environments pulse with life and are just as joyously amusing during the credits sequence as they are during the opening few minutes of the game. Whether its Rayman or his blue amphibian pal Globox (or  any of his other buddies) slipping and sliding their way across glaciers dotted with giant pieces of frozen fruit to riding the tops of boiling pots as chili peppers spew fire in a  kitchen-themed level to bouncing on drums and wind instruments spread across a dusty desert setting, the game is constantly amazing and dazzling your senses with something new and totally unexpected."

To find out more about this old-school platforming adventure, head over and read our full review.







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Black Ops: First Strike DLC Review -- Is This Call of Duty Map Pack Worth It?

As part of a Ubisoft earnings report touting that Dance Central 2 sold over 5 million copies, it's was revealed that Activision Blizzard's Call of Duty: Black Ops is the real winner, selling almost 15 million units since its November 2010 release. According to a NPD analysis report from the 2010 holiday season, Black Ops sold over 12 million copies then, and has since gone on to sell almost 3 million more.

Here's the full list of the top-selling new retail titles in the U.S. from January 2010 through September 2011.

  1. Black Ops    Activision Blizzard    14,983,459
  2. Just Dance 2    Ubisoft    5,245,480
  3. Madden NFL 11    EA    5,195,251
  4. Halo: Reach    Microsoft    4,746,560
  5. New Super Mario Wii    Nintendo    4,231,423
  6. NBA 2K11    Take 2    4,202,926
  7. Pokemon HeartGold/SoulSilver    Nintendo    3,943,889
  8. Red Dead Redemption    Take 2    3,877,037
  9. Wii Fit Plus    Nintendo    3,577,800
  10. Pokemon Black/White    Nintendo    3,581,789
  11. Assassin's Creed: Brotherhood    Ubisoft    3,141,187

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Why would video game maker Nintendo be holding a press conference at the LA Auto show in Los Angeles? Why would a video game company reserve the same hall Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Honda, Jeep, Kia, Lincoln, Mitsubishi, Nissan, and Ram are using at the big car show?

Officially, Nintendo has no comment, saying only that "we’ll have more info coming soon, but nothing more to announce at this time," but that won't stop anyone from speculating. Nintendo has no other presence at the show -- they don't have a booth or anything like that -- leading to the suggestion that the Big N is planning some kind of collaboration with a big car maker.

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Nintendo DS Now All-Time Best-Selling System In U.S.; 7 Million Wiis Sold In 2010

Remember back a few years ago, when the Wii was the hit toy of the year and the joke about the Nintendo DS was that it prints money? Not so much any more. Nintendo continues to post huge losses. Nintendo posted a net loss of some 70.3 billion yen ($926 million) for the six months to September 30 2011. That's nearly a billion dollars in loss. I'm no math wizard, Nintendo revised its full-year net income down from a 20 billion yen profit to a 20 billion yen loss.

Although softer sales on its systems and software are certainly a factor in Nintendo's sagging profits, the main reason for the loss is thought to be the rising value of the yen itself, which damages profits that come from overseas.

Click the "Read More" tag for details on Nintendo's shaky financial outlook.

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The Future of Platformers: Looking Forward To Super Mario 3D, Land, LittleBigPlanet Vita, The Last Guardian, and More!

The hop and bop genre has been through quite a bit since its humble beginnings, when Pitfall Harry and Mario first took their first leaps of faith. We’ve seen the rise and fall and rise again of the mascot platformer, the renaissance of 2D, and the advent of user-generated content.

Platformers have always been incredibly important to Nintendo, being the flagship franchise bearer’s genre of choice, but increasingly, we’re seeing plenty of innovation in Sony’s devices, and on the indie-friendly platforms – including Xbox Live Indie Games, IOS devices, and even in browsers.

Indies have been making waves by kicking it old school with a twist (see VVVVVV and Bit.Trip.Runner for a couple of excellent recent examples), breathing new life into both the aesthetics and the mechanics of the 8-bit platformers that paved the way. Think of it as revisionist history. Meanwhile, 2D has come back into style again, with the runaway success of New Super Mario Bros., and larger studios are mixing and matching genres to give the hop n’ bopper new tricks.

Looking ahead, unique physics, experiments in perspective shift, and genre blending are going to be the strongest trends moving forward. From industry standards like the big N and Sony all the way down to the tiniest indie studios, experimentation is keeping the genre alive and well in 2011 and 2012. Here are a few of the most exciting and likely influential games on the horizon.

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Batman: Arkham City Challenge Modes

PS3 Games - New Releases:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Ben 10: Galactic Racing
  • Rocksmith
  • Everybody Dance
  • Ratchet and Clank: All 4 One
  • Worms Crazy Golf
  • Jimmie Johnson's Anything With An Engine

Xbox 360 Games - New Releases:

  • Batman: Arkham City
  • Tropico 4
  • Rocksmith
  • Minute to Win It
  • Ben 10: Galactic Racing
  • Jimmie Johnson's Anything With An Engine
  • Dungeon Defenders

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The conventional gaming wisdom about the music game genre is that it's dead genre. With the big players in the field, Guitar Hero and Rock Band, either dead or on life support, it's easy to see where this notion came from, but author Scott Steinberg has a different view, and he should know. Steinberg has written and published Music Games Rock, a full length book covering the music game industry, from its inception in pre video game days to the present. According to Steinberg, the music game is as least as old as video games themselves and will always be with us in one form or another.

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