Nintendo's Virtual Console Choices Sure Are Strange

Today, Nintendo released the fifth downloadable Wii game for Wii U in North America. It’s not what you might expect—the new release isn’t Mario, nor is it Zelda. It’s Pandora’s Tower, a niche action game published by XSEED and released here for the Wii in 2013, way toward the end of the console’s lifespan. » 8/13/15 12:37pm 8/13/15 12:37pm

Does this RPG Carry Its Own Weight?

When one great RPG was released only in Japan, people were annoyed. When two great RPGs were released only in Japan, they became legitimately upset. But when three great RPGs were denied to them, they got organized. This was the birth of Operation Rainfall, a public—and as it turns out completely successful—petition… » 3/16/12 6:30am 3/16/12 6:30am

Nintendo of America Hears You, Disgruntled Wii Owners! (But You're Still Not Getting Those Games You Want)

Last week, Wii owners in North America desperate to play games like Xenoblade, The Last Story and Pandora's Tower, games already released in Japan, pleaded with Nintendo of America to bring those games stateside. Today, Nintendo has responded with a resounding, "Eh, probably not gonna happen." » 6/29/11 9:00pm 6/29/11 9:00pm