Dildos, Sex Shops And Nintendo In The 1990s...One Man's Tale

Time for another tale—albeit unconfirmed—of the inside workings of Nintendo, though this one's a little saucier than the last. Because of Europeans and sex shops. Read it here via a 2011 translation of an account that originally appeared on fan site Classic-Zone. A fascinating read about what it might be like to be in… » 9/30/13 11:00pm 9/30/13 11:00pm

Xbox Live to Refund UK Users Pinched by Currency Conversion Mistake

Microsoft is saying some pricing changes seen by U.K. Xbox Live customers trying out the new Xbox Live beta—in which Microsoft Points are converted to local currency—are an error, and these users will be compensated for the difference. » 7/10/13 5:30pm 7/10/13 5:30pm

Europe Grateful for Faster, Less Authentic Version of F-Zero

So, remember that at the end of last month, European (and Australian) Wii U gamers were hopping mad because their Virtual Console re-release of Balloon Fight ran slower—at 50 frames per second—and smaller, reflecting the lower refresh rate of PAL tubes from the 1980s. NTSC TVs had faster refreshes, meaning gamers in… » 2/20/13 10:00am 2/20/13 10:00am